Cleanse and Condition Regularly:
Experts recommend washing the hair at least once a week, after intense experience and swimming in chlorinated water. To protect dry or brittle hair, you can start by working a bit of olive or coconut oil through the hair and scalp in sections to ensure coverage. Shampoo can be diluted ½ shampoo and ½ water in a small spray bottle. To wash the hair, spray the shampoo and water mixture onto the scalp and gently work it to the ends without scrunching and scrubbing the hair. Rinse completely with lukewarm water.

To protect the hair, use a deep conditioning product after you have rinsed the shampoo. Choose a rich conditioner and work it into the hair and scalp. Leave the conditioner in the hair for at least five full minutes before rinsing.

There are a few tips to follow when shampooing and conditioning extensions. For shampoo, it is particularly important to use a gentle technique to avoid pulling out the extensions. Hold the hair at the root and gently work products through the hair to avoid tangles and damage to the extensions. Conditioner should only be applied to the hair, while avoiding the area where the extensions are bonded to the natural hair.

Getting the Tangles Out
If you allow the hair to get tangled and remove tangles harshly, this results in breakage, slippage and damage to the hair. Comb and brush the hair regularly to keep it looking beautiful, but be gentle. Don’t pull or force combs or bushes through the hair. When working out tangles, always work from the roots up the hair shaft toward the top.

Treatments and Styling
Styling techniques can cause damage to extensions, as well as your natural hair. When you blow dry the hair, there are a few things to avoid. Direct the heat away from the area where the extensions are bonded to your natural hair and don’t pull the hair during the drying process to avoid loosening the extensions and causing them to come out.

Always protect the hair during washing, styling and throughout the day. A bit of oil can be used on dry ends, either as an overnight conditioner or just a few drops before styling to provide the oils needed for a healthy shine.

Never use chemicals on your hair or treat hair extensions with any chemical hair products. Attempting to do this at home can result in damage to the extensions, as well as your natural hair. Always consult a professional.

Maintaining and Removing Extensions
Regular care and maintenance is needed to keep your extensions looking their best. You will find the extensions shed, as normal hair. In addition, they become loose as your natural hair grows. You will need regular appointments to reattach the extensions as they become loose. If you want to remove the extensions, let a professional take them out for you. Trying to remove your own extensions can result in damage to your hair.

Shedding, Normal and Excessive
All extensions shed to some degree, but there are some factors that can cause excessive shedding. In most cases, improper technique for cleansing and styling the hair or lack of maintenance is the cause of excessive shedding. Some things that can cause this problem include combing the hair too much or too roughly, badly tangled hair, too much scrubbing during shampooing, chemical usage and applying conditioner at the area where the extensions bond with the hair.

Avoiding Matted, Tangled Hair
Hair extensions and wigs made from human hair can become tangled and matted. Using water that is too hot or too cold, chlorine, chemicals from hair coloring and perms, too much friction and too much conditioning can result in significant matting. To avoid tangles, use care when washing and conditioning, comb gently and avoid friction during styling and when you are asleep. A pillow case in satin or silk fabrics can help avoid tangling in your sleep.