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One of the best things about hair extensions is the freedom you get when styling them. Whether you’re using a hair extension brush to detangle, a curling iron to create a wavy beach look, or a hair straightener to make your hair look clean and polished, the sky’s the limit when styling hair extensions. However, many are still adamant about using heated tools when styling their hair extensions. And we get it – heat is a cause of concern when you want to maintain natural and healthy-looking locks. But there are ways to use heating tools without damaging your hair. We explore them in this blog post!
First and foremost, to answer your pressing question, yes. Hair extensions can be straightened, blow-dried, styled, and curled. But since every extension is different, there are many ways to care for them and preserve their health. Here are some of them:
A tried and tested method to lengthen the life of your hair extensions is to use a heat protectant spray before styling. Heat protection sprays, oils, or serums will make your hair extensions last as long as possible, even when exposed to heated styling tools.
To prevent damaging the hair, we recommend choosing a low heat setting of 120C/250F. While your hair may be able to handle a higher heat setting, hair extensions never get nutrition from the scalp like your natural hair does, making hair extensions more vulnerable to drying and breakage.
Instead of getting hair salon services such as a hair blow-dry, you can opt to DIY and dry your hair extensions at home using a blow dryer with a diffuser. Some heat styling tools offer a “cool” setting or air dryer mode to prevent extensions from incurring heat damage. Always blow-dry downwards to help smoothen the cuticle and prevent further tangles as they’re blown in different directions.
Thanks to many innovative minds in the hair care world, you can now use a hairbrush with a built-in blow dryer. The device works well because it also has a “cool” setting that can volumize your hair extensions without using direct heat.
To prevent further hair breakage, you must fully dry your hair extensions before styling them. And if you can manage, don’t use heat on extensions every day. Try alternating days where you air-dry your hair and style them without using heat so you can give your extensions a rest.
While there’s freedom in styling hair extensions, you also want to embrace your hair’s natural texture. Air-drying your hair extensions is one of the best ways to lengthen their lifespan and keep them healthier for longer. It also helps blend more seamlessly into your hair, making your locks look and feel more natural.
At Superior Hair, we provide you with the best hair extensions suitable for your face, needs, and lifestyle. We do free in-store consultations and colour match hair extensions services to ensure you come up with the best decision for your hair. If you’re ready for a change of look and want to do some DIY hair styling, contact us today!