Brushing your hair extensions is a very important part of your aftercare routine to get right, because not only is it likely to occur every day, but you are likely to brush you hair extensions multiple times a day, therefore it is essential that this is done correctly in a way that works with your hair extensions and not against them.
Hair Extensions Need To Be Brushed Every Morning
Once you wake up in the morning, it is very important that you brush you hair before starting your day. This may seem like a very obvious comment to make, however it is not uncommon for those without naturally long hair to simply run their fingers through their hair to tame their tresses, especially if they are a fan of a messier style.
Using your hair extensions hair brush, is important as not only does it tame the mid length to the ends, it also helps to keep the roots and bonds detangled, an important part of your daily care. You can read more about caring for your hair extension bonds correctly here.
You should always be using a hair extension brush as this will stop the bristles from becoming stuck or disturbing the bonds in any way.
Your hair should have been tied back at night and therefore should not be too tangled, but will still need a thorough brush. If you are unsure how to wear your hair extensions at night, please read our How To Wear Your Hair Extensions At Night article.
It is very important that you always brush before washing your hair extensions. Again, this may seem obvious to those of us with naturally long hair, however if you have had your hair extensions fitted into short hair, you may be used to hopping straight in and never considering doing this. By brushing your hair extensions before showering you are preventing your hair from becoming tangled as you wash it, making it much easier to brush when your hair is wet. You can also find out more information on how to wash your hair extensions.
How Do I Brush My Hair Extensions When They Are Wet?
When your hair is wet it is at its weakest, therefore it is very important to be patient and gentle when brushing your wet hair extensions. Using your hair extension hair brush, slowly work your way from the tips of the hair up to the roots, slowly detangling as you go. If you try to brush from roots to tips you will be pulling the tangles into your hair, tightening them and making them more difficult to remove, therefore brushing tip to root prevents this, and makes brushing your hair a much gentler process. Our hair extensions brush is perfect for the job, as the bristles have been designed to be ultra flexible, making brushing wet hair extensions much easier.
Hair Extensions Need To Be Brushed Before Bed
At the end of the day, it is very important to give you hair one final brush through before getting into bed. This ensures that there are no tangles from the day lingering in your hair that you will have to remove in the morning, and will make the process much quicker and easier.
Keep Your Hair Extension Brush Handy At All Times
Now that you have long, thick hair, you may find that you feel you need to brush your hair more regularly either because you enjoy it, or you feel you need to. By keeping your hair extension hair brush handy at all times this will allow you to care for your hair extension on the go, especially if you are unlucky enough to be caught in a big gust of wind or the rain.
Looking after your hair extensions is a very easy process, however they do require time and effort to stay looking nice throughout the few months you have them in. Following our tips and advice will help to achieve this, and keep your hair extensions beautiful.
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