If you have recently purchased clip in Remy hair extensions, then congratulations are in order! Remy hair extensions are sold by higher end salons such as The Lauren Ashtyn Collection, who make superior quality products like these, as well as products that are designed specifically for their care. With proper care, theirs can last up to 3 years, which makes them an excellent investment, too. Plus, they are fully customizable with regard to color, cut and style, so if you want to get the most out of these incredible appearance changers, here are some great tips.
Tips For Washing Them
First off, use a shampoo that is both Sulphate and Paraben free, as they can dry out your Remy hair extensions and make them frizzy and brittle. Wash them gently and thoroughly, and let them air dry. Never use heat unless you absolutely have to. You only need to wash them every 10 to 20 wears to avoid drying them out. Use a solution of approximately a tablespoon of shampoo and enough water to submerge the extensions, taking care to brush and tie them at the top before soaking them for about 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and set on a clean towel before conditioning.
Deep Conditioning Tips
When washing your Remy hair extensions, using a deep conditioner is vitally important. Again, use a good product with no sulfate or parabens, organic or specifically designed products for hair extensions are the best to use. You can choose a leave-in or a heat up conditioning treatment, but do not leave in the extensions for more than 30 minutes. Be sure to take special care on the ends, and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. A moisturizing conditioner is also important. Use nourishing oils such as John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease nourishing oil elixir, to make them softer and tangle-free.
Tips For Using Heat Styling Tools
If you absolutely must use heat styling tools on your Remy hair extensions, use a low heat setting not to exceed 185 degrees Celsius. In addition, do not leave on hair for more than 5 seconds at a time. But above all, be sure to use a special moisture, hydrate and heat protectant spray first. Your style should last for 3 days, if you’re careful and style them correctly. Your extensions can easily burn, which along with drying out is the biggest concern you should have with these types of extensions.
Other Important Tips
Some other important tips to remember are things like never use a fine-toothed comb on your Remy hair extensions, and avoid using blow drying brushes. These things can damage the hair and destroy the cuticle, as well as pull the hair from the bonds and cause shedding. Instead, use a high quality paddle brush, and go from the bottom upwards. Tie your extensions together at the clips and store your extensions in a box or on a hair hanger after brushing all the tangles out first, and never leave them in direct sunlight. If you take good care of your clip in Remy hair extensions, they should last for years!