5 things your stylist DOES NOT recommend if you have hair extensions

5 things your stylist DOES NOT recommend if you have hair extensions

When it comes to maintaining your hair extensions, it’s not just about what you should do, but also about what you shouldn’t. Our stylists at Garnish have seen it all, and they’re here to share their expertise. Here are five key things our stylists strongly advise against if you want to maintain your extensions.

Sleeping with Wet Hair

First things first, never go to sleep with wet hair if you have extensions. Why? Wet hair is more vulnerable to damage and tangling. When you sleep, your hair rubs against the pillow, which can lead to matting and strain on your extensions. Always ensure your hair is completely dry and, ideally, loosely braided and in a silk lined bonnet.

Tight Top Knots or Ponytails for you hair extensions

We all love a sleek top knot or a high ponytail, but these styles can put unnecessary tension on your extensions if they’re pulled too tight, especially at the roots. Constant pulling can cause tension on your extensions and potentially damage your natural hair. If you’re in the mood for an updo, opt for a looser style or a slick back that isn’t too tight.

Using Heat Tools Without Protection

Extensions, like natural hair, can suffer from heat damage. Our stylists can’t stress enough the importance of using a heat protectant when styling your extensions with heat tools. This simple step can significantly extend the life of your extensions and keep them looking healthy and shiny. We recommend Mystify by Oribe.

Removing Extensions at Home

DIY might be trending, but when it comes to removing your extensions, leave it to the professionals. Removing extensions improperly can lead to damaging your natural hair and the extensions. Our stylists at Garnish are trained in safely removing extensions, ensuring your natural hair remains healthy and intact.

Skipping Scheduled Maintenance Appointments

Lastly, never underestimate the importance of regular maintenance appointments. These appointments are just as important as your hair day. Going longer than recommended can lead to matting, strain on your natural hair, and overall wear and tear on the extensions. Stick to your scheduled appointments to keep your extensions in top-notch condition

The extension journey

Taking care of extensions is a commitment, but it’s worth it for the stunning results. By avoiding these common mistakes, you’ll ensure your extensions stay beautiful and healthy for as long as possible. Remember, the team at Garnish is always here to help guide you through your hair extension journey!


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