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Article: How To Grow Your Hair While Wearing Extensions?

How To Grow Your Hair While Wearing Extensions?

How To Grow Your Hair While Wearing Extensions?

Like any investment you would always like to see growth.

Let’s start, with the basics. Here are some of my best tips to avoid hair damage and to get longevity out of your extensions:

1. Stop shampooing the lengths and ends of your hair every time you wash.

The goal of shampooing is all about removing oil and impurities from your hair, and those are mainly on the scalp. Therefore, only apply your shampoo on the scalp, and avoid rubbing your lengths and ends with the shampoo. You don't need to remove oil build-up from your mid lengths to ends, while you rinse your shampoo it will run down to your ends and that's more than enough to get the rest of your hair cleaned.

2. Don't dry your hair by rubbing it with a towel.

Friction damages your hair, especially when it’s wet.

Rather try to wrap your hair in a towel instead, so that the towel can absorb excess moisture without any rubbing.

3. Avoid detangling and brushing your hair while wet.

Your hair is at its most vulnerable when wet. If you must detangle or brush it while your hair is wet, try using your fingers, a wide-tooth comb or a detangler brush with flexi-bristles that glides easily through your hair while gently removing knots.

4. When you detangle your hair, start detangling from the bottom.

It may seem instinctive to start brushing your hair from roots to ends, but if you want to minimize damage, start doing it the other way around. Start by undoing the knots at the ends of your hair, and work your way up until you reach the roots. Once you get up to the root area, you’ll be able to comb all the way down to the ends much easier with minimal damage.

Keep in mind that you have to keep a firm hold on your extensions to avoid pulling at the root area while brushing down.

5. If you must wear your hair up, choose loose hairstyles.

The tighter your hairstyle, the more damage you may be causing your hair through pulling and twisting. If you must wear your hair up and back, choose loose hairstyles like messy buns, low ponytails, or maybe a cute braid.

Keep in mind that you have to keep a firm hold on your extensions to avoid pulling at the root area while brushing down.

6. Avoid heat styling & heat damage.

From curling to flat irons, heat styling tools are probably a part of your daily hair care routine. They are extremely handy, but they might be doing your hair more harm than good…

Flat irons are the worst culprits, with temperatures that can climb up to 230ºC, they can be extremely damaging if you use them without sufficient heat protection. Try to minimize your heat styling to once a week - if possible. Blow drying doesn’t reach that extreme heat, but they can still cause quite a bit of damage.

Do not air dry your hair while wearing your semi-permanent extensions like wefts or tape extensions. The extra weight and tension may cause your hair to snap at the root area, why? Remember hair is more vulnerable when wet.

The keratin glue may slip and your handtied weft can swell, due to not drying the extensions properly. Leading to extra knots and friction when brushing your hair out.

The best way to sleep with your hair extensions is by wrapping them in silk or sleeping on a silk pillowcase. This also helps to keep your hairstyle neat and leads to less heat styling.

7. Use professional salon products.

Why spend so much on your hair extension but you don't feel the need to spend a little bit more on a great shampoo, conditioner and treatment at home?

Aftercare is probably 90% of the time the reason your hair won't grow and your extensions don't last. Click here for Onlypro Hair Extension Aftercare instructions.

The hair-care market has been flooded with products dedicated to long hair. Hair products designed for long hair will target concerns such as damage, breakage, and split ends. These products will help you minimize the damage leading to more hair growth.

Pay attention to what is in the shampoo and conditioner you are using. Choose products that are sulphate-free, have mild detergents, and provide lots of moisture and hydration especially for your extensions.

Consult with your stylist, they are dedicated to give you the best options for your hair and the integrity of your extensions.

Find your OnlyPro Hair stylist near you on the website.

Charlotte Klopper

Charlotte Klopper

My love for hair and beauty has been one amazing journey. I have been in the hair industry for 14 years.

My best attributes are working under pressure. I’ll always try to exceed your expectations and go the extra mile.
My main focus and expertise are weft installation and colouring services. I became a Master weft installer for Onlypro hair in August 2022.

I love people and I love my career!

IG: @oppositeendshair_charlotte

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