How To Care For Your Hair Extensions

by MilvaliExtensions
How To Care For Your Extensions

Caring for your extensions is about the same as you would care for your own hair.

We all should be “babying” our hair a little more and showing it some love.

After all we rake through it with a brush, blast it with heat when we blow-dry, and style, we pull it up, tease it, expose it to the elements….etc. All right- you get the picture.

My 2 main tips to care for your hair extensions are HEAT PROTECTION and LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER.

If you go to the beach, you wear sunscreen so your skin won’t burn. So, if you are putting high heat on your hair you should be using a heat protector, so your hair doesn’t burn. Daily heat damages more than you think, and when you see the damage, it is too late. Prevention is key!

We moisturize our skin daily with a face cream and body lotion, so what about our hair? Don’t forget to give your locks some love too. A leave-in moisturizer is a must to keep your hair nourished. Most leave-in conditioners have a heat protector in them so you can get away with only having to use 1 product.

Protect your investment, and remember the old saying…”your hair is the crown you never take off.”

Caring for Extensions:

  • Brush your hair with an extension brush while holding on to your hair at the roots.
  • Don’t sleep with wet extensions.
  • Don’t keep your extensions in longer than the recommended time.
  • Shampoo your hair like normal- Don’t be afraid to scrub your scalp.
  • Use a leave-in conditioner and heat protector every time you blow-dry or heat style.
  • Call your extensionist if you have any questions or if something doesn’t feel right.

For more information, contact us directly at 415-409-1500 with questions or if you would like a consultation!

About the author: Deb Monti

As a salon owner specializing in hair extensions, I have seen my share of botched extensions over the years that are not only ruining women’s hair, but the extension industry itself.
I got really disappointed seeing so many women with extensions that were applied incorrectly. People were coming to me with the absolutely wrong method for their hair and the extension industry was getting such a bad reputation. I felt I needed to do something, so I created intensive courses for stylists and a beautiful line of extensions for clients.
I love teaching, and I love showing how extensions do not need to be painful or damaging.

Deb, co-owner of Milvali Salons with locations in both San Francisco and Mill Valley, is an ​award-winning extensionist whose salons have been top rated by Allure, Racked SF, Short Cuts and San Francisco Magazine, and ranks "Best Hair Extensions" year after year in the San Francisco Chronicle's A-​List. While running a successful business, training stylists and working behind the chair as a reputable extensionist, Deb will finally share all of her coveted secrets about extensions and why it's important to be properly educated!

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@peepso_user_2582(Shauna S)
I love the look of full and healthy looking hair ....
12 months ago
@peepso_user_1992(Anitra Haughn)
I liked reading your article
11 months ago

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