Today I had my 100% Remy human tape hair extensions installed at Christiane’s salon at Newcastle NSW. This blog post will let you know what to expect when you are getting tape hair extensions. When I arrived my hair was washed with a cleansing shampoo, dried and straightened. The tape extensions were installed and I was surprised at how easy and clean it was. No pulling on my hair like the keratin bonds and it took only around 45 minutes […]Continue Reading
I have changed my hair colour again and thought I would let you all know about it! I grew tired of the silver ends and fringe and decided to cover it up with PURPLE semi permanent hair dye. I made the purple from some blue we had here and some red that was left from my red phase. Mixed them together and had the most electric looking purple! Once it set on my hair (I left it in for 2 […]Continue Reading
One of the questions I get asked the most is how do you brush and care for your hair when you have hair extensions?
The short answer is: just the same as you do without hair extensions. Your stylist will give you a special brush when you get your hair extensions installed and you must use this brush at least twice a day until you have your hair extensions removed. At least once every couple of days I give my hair a good brush, to make sure no knots form at the adhesive bond where the hair extension is attached to my own hair.
I usually separate my hair into two parts by making a line from ear to ear. I use my hands to do this as combs can get caught in hair extensions. I brush the bottom half of my hair really well from the scalp right down to the ends of the hair. This prevents any dreadlock or knots from forming where the extensions connect to my own hair. Once I have brushed the bottom half (usually takes about 3 minutes) I then let the top down and do the same to it. So easy.
The brush that was recommended to me for my latest human hair tape extensions, is the one in the photo at the top left. The pink brush. I was a bit dubious about this brush when I first saw it because it looked so weird and awkward, but now I love it and highly recommend it. It’s sort of like one of those tangle teezer brushes but slightly different.
I can highly recommend this brush and if you can find it at a hairdressing supply store, I recommend it for hair that doesn’t have hair extensions installed as well as hair that does. It’s a great brush and especially good for long hair, and kids hair. It gets rid of tangles easily and without pain much of the time. Don’t be put off by the fact that it looks like a dog brush.
My hair extensions always look fresh and healthy and I take great pride in my hair. It’s easy to take care of hair extensions, so don’t listen to people who say it’s difficult. Just to help you out, here are a few more tips for keeping yours looking good too.
- If I am going to be doing any activities around the house such as cleaning or yard work I usually braid my hair so that it doesn’t become knotted and dirty.
- I only wash my hair once or twice a week. It doesn’t really get that dirty so there is no need to over wash your hair anyway.
- I wear a braid to bed. I actually do it on one side of my head or in two plaits or braids. This makes sure it doesn’t get too messed up.
- I blow dry and straighten it every time I wash it. Even if it’s late at night, I do it anyway just so it’s easier to control when it’s been styled.
- I use the brush that my stylist recommended, every time. Your stylist knows what sort of brush works best with the type of extensions you have.
If you have paid to get hair extensions put in, it makes sense to take care of them so you always look your best. I can never understand people who get expensive hair extensions and don’t bother to take care of them. It’s always a good idea to brush your hair as much as possible. In fact, you can brush your hair many times a day without any problems.
If you have a comment or suggestion, I would love to see it below. Hope you enjoyed this blog post and until next time, see ya soon!
As you all know, this is my first time having tape hair extensions, so I thought it would be interesting to do an update on how they are going so far and what you can expect day-to-day wearing them. I had a full head of tape hair extensions installed in black and silver about a month ago. I found the tapes quite easy to live with and liked the way they sit flat against my head, as opposed to the […]Continue Reading
I have taken out all extensions and started from scratch to give you a thorough and well documented account of what you will be going through when you get your own hair extensions. The last lot of extensions I had were Keratin Bonded extensions from Langdon Hair at Charlestown, NSW, and I have had them out about two days. They didn’t last as long as the last ones from there, and the quality this time was not as good. To […]Continue Reading