Over the past few months, we’ve covered every example of hair care imaginable – what to do, what not to do, long term care and quick morning routines. However, another way to enhance your look is through considered use of accessories.
Clip-in hair extensions are an incredibly popular way to add additional volume to your hair, or experiment with new styles. They will never be a substitute for your own natural hair, but in a pinch they can add an exciting twist to your look.
Hair extensions come in two basic varieties: synthetic and natural. Each of these requires slightly different methods of application and care, and you’ll need to take different steps to ensure they look good.
Tips for Using Hair Extensions
- This should go without saying, but check that the colour of whichever extension you use matches your natural colour
- If you’re using synthetic extensions, add a little Aveda Emollient Finishing Gloss to your hair, in order to make it match up to the slightly glossy look that extensions have.
- If you’re using natural hair extensions, just use exactly the same product you use on your own hair, and style using a high quality flat iron straightener, such as the GHD Platinum.
- Look after your hair extensions. Ensure you wash any shampoo out thoroughly, and comb any tangles out after each use. For extra security, apply a moisturising conditioner. You should treat your hair extensions with the same love you give to your own hair.
It also goes without saying that you should never sleep with your clip-in hair extensions in. All that will happen is they will get tangled into your locks, causing problems to extension and natural hair alike.
In summary, hair extensions can be a great way to experiment with your look, or provide an instantaneous boost to your hair’s volume. However, the same results can be achieved far more effectively with a little time, love and patience with your own hair.
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