Here are a few tips to ensure that your hair extensions stay fresh, shiny and bouncy for longer. First and foremost, it is recommended that you brush your hair extensions daily using a suitable hair extension brush. Take care to dry the hair before brushing it. Holding the hair in a ponytail, brush the hair with a downward motion – start from the bottom and work your way upwards. Hair extensions need a cursory hair treatment once every fortnight and a more comprehensive one after every few weeks. Since the hair is not fixed to the scalp, it does not get the oils and nourishment it ought to be getting. Therefore, using a hair mask or a hair treatment will help in maintaining the health and shine for longer. While applying the treatment, remember to avoid the area where the hair extensions are attached to the scalp. Do not rub shampoo through hair extensions since this may cause them to tangle. Simply apply the shampoo onto the scalp and allow it to run through. Preferably, use a moisturizing detangling solution after washing it, to retain moisture in the hair. Extra precaution is recommended when blowing or styling hair extensions, in order to avoid heat damage. Over-use of heating tools dry out the hair faster. Hence, the best way is to let hair extensions dry without the use of any artificial means. In case hot styling tools are being used, it is better to apply a heat protector prior to heat styling. These tips will help you keep your hair extensions healthier and shinier for longer.