Are you dreaming of long, voluminous, and envy-worthy hair? Philocaly Hair Extensions can make that dream a reality!
However, owning hair extensions comes with the responsibility of proper care to maintain their beauty and ensure they last as long as possible.
In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the dos and don'ts of Philocaly Hair Extensions care. By following these expert tips and tricks, you'll not only keep your extensions looking fabulous but also ensure their longevity for months to come.
From swimming in the ocean to choosing the right hairbrush, we'll cover all the essential aspects of caring for your extensions. Whether you're a seasoned extension wearer or a first-timer, this guide will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to keep your hair looking flawless and fabulous.
So, let's dive in and learn how to protect, nourish, and style your Philocaly Hair Extensions to achieve that picture-perfect, head-turning look you desire!
Proper Care for Your Philocaly Dream Hair
- Do: Avoid Submerging Extensions in Salt or Chlorinated Water
Salt and chlorinated water can strip the natural oils from your hair extensions, leaving them dry and brittle. Whenever possible, avoid swimming in the ocean or chlorinated pools. If swimming cannot be avoided, wet your hair with fresh water before entering the pool or ocean. This will help limit the amount of salt or chlorinated water your extensions absorb. After swimming, rinse your hair with fresh water again and apply a leave-in conditioner to restore moisture.
- Don't: Use Chemical Sunscreen During Summer
While protecting your hair and scalp from the sun's harmful rays is essential, be cautious when using chemical sunscreens. Some sunscreens contain avobenzone, which can interact with the hair extensions, causing unwanted colour changes. Instead, opt for a hair-specific sunscreen or wear a hat to shield your extensions from direct sunlight. Find a sunscreen that will work for you here.
- Do: Tie Hair Every Night
Tie your hair in a low ponytail, loose braid, or a loose bun before going to bed. Just like with your natural hair, this will reduce friction and minimize the chances of your extensions getting tangled while you sleep. Using a silk or satin pillowcase or sleep cap can further decrease friction, keeping your hair smooth and healthy.
- Don't: Sleep with Wet Hair
Wet hair is vulnerable to damage as the cuticles are raised, making it prone to breakage and tangling. Always ensure your extensions are dry before going to bed. Gently dry your hair and use a low heat setting if you must use a blow dryer to speed up the drying process. To further prolong the lifespan of your extensions, avoid sleeping on them directly. Consider using a silk scarf or a loose braid to protect the wefts while you sleep.
- Do: Use Professional Grade Sulfate-Free, Paraben-Free Shampoos & Conditioners
Investing in high-quality, sulfate-free, and paraben-free hair care products is crucial for maintaining the health of your extensions. Sulfates and parabens can strip the hair of essential oils and moisture, leading to dryness and damage. Opt for products specifically designed for hair extensions, as they will be gentler on the hair and won't cause unnecessary stripping. Here’s some products we recommend.
- Do: Use Leave-in Conditioner, Serum, and Deep Conditioning Masks
Extensions don't receive the natural oils from your scalp, so it's essential to provide them with additional moisture and nourishment. Use a lightweight leave-in conditioner daily to keep your extensions hydrated and protected from environmental stressors. Weekly deep conditioning masks and occasional use of hair serums will help to restore and maintain their softness and shine.
- Don't: Use Protein-Based Products
While protein is essential for natural hair health, hair extensions don't require the same level of protein treatment. Using protein-based products on extensions can lead to protein overload, making the hair brittle and prone to breakage. Stick to products formulated specifically for hair extensions.
- Do: Use Heat Protectant and Minimal Heat
Minimize heat styling to preserve the integrity of your extensions. However, when you do use hot tools, always apply a heat protectant spray beforehand to shield the hair from heat damage. Use the lowest heat setting possible to achieve your desired style and avoid applying direct heat to the weft areas.
- Do: Brush Hair Regularly
Use a soft-bristled extension brush or a wide-toothed comb to gently detangle your hair, starting from the ends and working your way up to the roots. Regular brushing also helps distribute natural oils from your scalp to the extensions, promoting overall hair health.
- Don't: Use the Wrong Kind of Hair Brushes
Using the wrong type of hairbrush can cause unnecessary stress on the extensions. Avoid brushes with metal bristles or sharp teeth, as they can snag and damage the hair. Instead, opt for boar/bristle/nylon bristle brushes near the weft line, and use a detangling brush on the mid-lengths and ends for gentle detangling.
- Do: Use a High-Quality Clarifying Shampoo
Over time, hair products, oils, and environmental pollutants can build up on your extensions, weighing them down and causing them to look dull. Using a high-quality clarifying shampoo once a month will remove this buildup and help your hair extensions stay fresh and vibrant.
- Don't: Forget to Use a Water Softener or Shower Head Filter
Hard water, containing minerals and metals, can have adverse effects on your extensions, causing them to become dry, brittle, and discolored. A water softener or shower head filter will remove these impurities, preserving the health and longevity of your extensions.
- Do: Seek Out a Specialist Hair Stylist
When it comes to hair extensions, the installation process is critical. Seek out a Philocaly-verified stylist here. One of our skilled stylists will ensure a flawless application, minimizing damage and ensuring your extensions blend seamlessly with your natural hair.
- Don't: Pick the Lowest Cost for Your Extension Install
While budget considerations are important, remember that quality hair extensions and proper installation come at a cost. Avoid choosing the lowest-priced option, as cheap extensions and inexperienced stylists may lead to disappointment and damage. Invest in your hair, and you'll reap the rewards in terms of long-lasting, beautiful locks.
- Don't: Overuse Purple Shampoo
Purple shampoo is great for toning blonde or light-colored hair, but overusing it can lead to dryness and an overly ashy appearance in your extensions. Use purple shampoo sparingly, and always follow up with a hydrating conditioner to maintain the health and vibrancy of your extensions.
- Do: Invest in High-Quality Hair
The quality of the hair extensions you choose is crucial for achieving a natural and long-lasting look. When you shop with Philocaly, you can ensure that you are getting the finest and most ethically sourced hair on the market.
Philocaly hair extensions are sourced from single donors, ensuring consistency in texture and appearance. The cuticles are kept intact during processing, preserving the hair's natural strength and shine. With our commitment to ethical sourcing, you can feel confident knowing that your extensions are not only stunning but also responsibly and sustainably obtained. When you invest in Philocaly hair extensions, you are choosing premium quality!
By following these comprehensive dos and don'ts, you'll not only maintain the beauty and longevity of your Philocaly hair extensions but also ensure that you continue to turn heads with their stunning appearance for an extended period!
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