It’s safe to say that we speak for everyone; the matted hair look isn’t cute.
Never was, never will be.
Unlike regular hair, extensions take stress levels to a completely new tangent when they mat. Nobody likes the amount of effort it takes to detangle and soften each clump while worrying about the irreparable damage being caused.
Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered with five easy (we promise) and stress-free ways of ensuring your extensions don’t find themselves in a tricky situation again.
1. The Right Brush is a Must!
If you’ve heard this before and immediately glanced away with an internal eye roll, we’ve got news for you: you’re not alone.
We were a denier too before we realized how much of a difference the right brush really makes.
Regular brushes are made with harsh, blunt and unsealed bristles that may superficially detangle your hair but end up causing greater damage that makes your hair more prone to matting in the long run.
Invest in a brush that has been specifically designed for extensions. Unlike regular hair, extensions are more sensitive and require extra gentle care. The HEH Brush is deemed the best brush in the world for extensions and will detangle your hair without causing breakage or splitting.
2. Check Your Products
Matted hair extensions are more often than not a consequence of using chemical-laden products that wreak havoc on your hair. Learn more about which ingredients you MUST avoid when buying everything from shampoos to serums.
The right products will nourish your extensions instead of sucking the moisture and life from them, which is bound to lead to matting. HEH offers a wide range of nourishing and hydrating products designed specifically for extensions.
3. Water Isn’t Your Friend
A spontaneous dip in the water with your beau sounds charming, but girl, no.
Here’s a list of two (!) hundred (!) date ideas with your significant other ranging from chill hangouts to wild ragers to satiate your love life.
Water parks and skinny dipping, though? Avoid.
Your extensions will form rough clumps as they undergo the cycle of becoming wet and drying with environmental pollutants and sea salt packed between each strand.
4. Backcombing? Yeah, no
Here’s an unpopular opinion that may not be so unpopular after all:
Let’s leave backcombing and sexism in the 80s. It’s as simple as that. Backcombing will roughen your hair and cause excessive breakage and splitting—all of which combined is a recipe for disaster. Having extensions already means you’re amped with body and volume. Trust us when we say there’s no need for added texture and depth—it’s already there!
5. Care, care, care!
Apply the basic rules of hair care to caring for your extensions and you’ll be good to go. While we don’t recommend heat styling, using an organic product that provides thermal protection before applying heat is a MUST.
Wrap your hair in a silk or satin bonnet at night to prevent environmental damage and abrasive contact with sheets and covers. Lastly—moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
If you’ve been implementing these steps in your routine but still find yourself struggling with matted hair extensions, the problem isn’t you; it’s them.
Low quality extensions are bound to mat regardless of the extent of care taken by the owner. Invest in superior quality hair extension Houston installed through the loc system at HEH.