Growing you’re locs using the traditional method takes a long time as it can be years before you see the length and thickness that you desire. With human hair loc extensions, you’re able to achieve these hair goals quickly. As well as you’re able to do more hairstyles to suit your outfit, occasion, and much more.
Upon installation, you need pay attension to your human hair loc extensions care. You want to maintain the longevity of it so you’re able to have it for years even ever. It is pretty easy to maintain so here are 7 ways to care for the human hair loc extension:
1. Use gentle cleansers after 4 to 6 weeks:
You can cleanse your hair with extensions in your hair. However, ensure to use a gentle cleanser that is sulfate-free. As it is human hair you do not want to remove all of the oils from the hair which will leave it feeling dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. Gentle cleansers do the job of cleansing the hair and scalp without allowing it to feel stripped. As well as you don’t want to disturb the bonding process between the extensions and your natural hair.
Once you apply an ample amount to your scalp, ensure to pull the ‘sud’ from the cleanser along the extensions. This is especially important if you have used a lot of oils and butter in your weekly regimen. And rinse thoroughly before moving on to the next step. Always remember, do not put too much product to avoid slippage.
2. Hydration is important for your loc extensions care:
Human hair becomes way much easier to maintain once it is hydrated at all times.
Whether you are experiencing sunny days or cold days, this affects the hydration level of your locs. As well as chlorine, salt water, and harsh bleach dyes can break down the quality of your locs.
The best way to hydrate your locs is using a water-based moisturizer/leave-in conditioner. Or you can use an aloe vera juice spritz followed up with your favorite oil. Both combinations work well to keep the hydration locked into your extensions for a longer time. It will keep frizz and flyaways at bay. As well as, to maintain the health of the locs to keep them looking ‘brand new.’ Also, you can keep a spray bottle of water with you wherever you go if you need to refresh the locs.
3. Wrap your hair at night to avoid lint–Sleep with Satin
When you’re going to your bed with your extensions, ensure to sleep with a satin scarf on or on a satin sheet/pillowcase. Human hair extensions are premium extensions that do not shed, tangle, or knot as much as other extensions. However, you want to ensure that you are doing your due diligence in caring for them. Also, it makes prepping your hair the next morning way easier as you do not have any detangling.
Although these extensions actually can last forever, you need to care for them at night. Before you go to bed today ensure that your hair is being protected by satin.
4. Use High-Quality Loc’d Gel in loc extensions care
Not every loc gel in the market is great for your extensions. You want to use high-quality gels that provide hold as well as nourishment. You can choose a gel with a soft hold or a strong hold. Most persons will choose a strong hold in the beginning for the bonding process. As well as others may choose a soft hold because they want the natural looking dreadlocks.
The gel should also be rich in essential oils that contain antiseptic and anti-microbial properties to soothe and heal your inflamed scalp. Therefore, it won’t cause itchiness, flaky scalp, build-up, or any adverse reaction.
You need to use the best gel so ensure to research and watch reviews on different loc gels from different brands to hear other person’s experience before you commit to one.
5. Do not over-manipulate your loc extensions:
This does not mean that you cannot wear your desired hairstyle. We all want an eccentric, unique, and/or curly Loc’d hairstyles to wear. However, sometimes the excess manipulation involved during the styling process will affect the bonding process of the extension to your real hair. So, you want to have adequate time especially when you have just installed it to style it into a particular way.
You can wear it the way the stylist installed it for a couple of days. But do not try to do your own thing until four to six weeks later. Or follow the time period that your loc technician has duly advised you to. After the time has passed, then you are free to do whatever style you want.
6. Store in the hair Storage Case While you not using them
Your extensions are delivered to your home in a hair case from wignest® . The case is designed to keep the extensions in tip-top condition, especially when shipping across the world. It retains the moisture and sheen of the loc extensions. As well as, to prevent unnecessary breakage, frizz, split ends, and even fly away. When you receive your extensions, they are looking fresh, moisturised and brand new.
Once you remove your loc extensions, do not just have them lying around your house. You do not want objects, flint, or other persons to come into contact with it unnecessarily. You need to store them safely in the bag that you got them in so you’re able to use them the next time (Yes, they can be reattached again once you want dreads back just like your own hair).
7. Do the loc extensions care as if it’s your hair
The main rule of thumb for maintaining your human hair loc extensions is to care for it as you would if it was your real hair. Yes, I know it’s an extension however it’s made with 100% real human hair. And so, the maintenance is usually the same, so you don’t want to damage it in any way possible. Also, they are an investment as they are not cheap to purchase and have them professionally installed. So do not waste your hard earn money because you did not care for them to the best of your ability.
At Loxlocs, we sell 100% human hair loc extensions that are sourced from a certified manufacturer. Once you purchase with us you are receiving high-quality extensions. Also, they are priced affordably so you’re able to get to your value’s worth. We are committed to providing our customers with premium extensions. Let us know in the comments what tips you have on loc extensions care.