Sewn-in hair extensions are a great investment if you’re someone who enjoys having different hairstyles that require long, full, and bouncy hair. These sewn-in hair extensions are generally made of real human hair, making them very high-quality but also very delicate.
Needless to say, they need to be properly maintained in order to last long and stay looking great. They require proper handling, washing, conditioning, combing, and styling. Below are the steps to maintaining your sewn-in hair extensions properly:
Step 1: Whenever your scalp feels itchy while the sewn-in hair extensions are attached to your scalp, use hair oil to relieve your scalp of the itch that may be caused by the tight braids.
Coconut oil can be a lifesaver here. Put a small amount of oil on your fingertips and spread it. Then, apply it onto the itchy parts of your scalp. Make sure not to scratch, as doing so will cause frizzy roots.
Step 2: Wash your sewn-in hair extensions once every week or two weeks. Use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo. Baby shampoo is a fantastic option. Then, condition it. Use a high-quality, silicone-free conditioner if possible.
Step 3: When you get out of the shower with your extensions on, avoid rubbing your hair and the extensions dry with a towel. Instead, pat your hair with a towel until water is no longer dripping from your head. It’s important to remember to avoid sleeping with your hair extensions still wet.
Sleeping on wet hair extensions will cause damage to the locks. If possible, use a silk pillowcase. You can also cover your pillow with a silk scarf. The silk prevents friction between the hair and your pillow.
Step 4: Carefully style your hair. If your hair extension gets tangled, detangle starting from the bottom of the extension, slowly moving upwards. This will reduce the instance of pulling at the hair strands.
You should also never colour, perm, or straighten the hair extensions by yourself. If you want to get it styled and coloured with a new shade, make sure you go to an experienced stylist. Furthermore, you should use heating tools such as hair blowers and straighteners sparingly to prevent the hair strands from becoming stiff, brittle, and dry.
Step 5: Comb your hair extensions carefully and regularly using a wide-toothed comb. Never use a fine-tootled hairbrush as it will only make your hair frizzy. If you’re using hairspray, use it the same way as you would with your real hair.
Step 6: You may apply an anti-frizz serum if your hair extensions get too frizzy to the point that detangling no longer helps. That being said, take care to use such serum only when really needed.
Step 5: Make sure you go back to your stylist after six to eight weeks from the day the hair extensions were sewn into your hair. Depending on the condition of the extension and your preference, the stylist can carefully and properly remove the extensions or place new filler tracks to update your hair’s look.
If your hair becomes damaged, choose to have the extensions removed. Then, let your hair and scalp rest for at least six months before you have new extensions sewn in. If you’re looking for hair extensions in London, Ontario - come on down to GT Hair Boutique today! We’re happy to help.