Do you get bored with your hairstyle every few months or so? You’re not the only one. After buying your new hair extensions, the excitement may eventually wear off and you’ll want a new hairstyle. Luckily, you can straighten your hair extensions to achieve a fresh new look.
Sounds exciting, right? Read on and you’ll learn how to straighten your curly or wavy hair extensions, with some tips to make your new hairdo nice and sassy.
Get your curly or wavy hair extensions ready
First, you must ensure that your hair extensions can tolerate heat. Only a few synthetic hair extension products can do so (even if it says heat-resistant on the packaging) and if you don’t have any of those, then you must have human hair extension.
When you’ve ensured that your extensions are heat-tolerant, the next step is to prepare them for easy straightening. Clean the extensions using a shampoo specially formulated for wigs or extensions, then apply some conditioner to hydrate the hair, rinse, and towel dry.
One good tip when drying your curly or wavy hair extensions is not to blow dry them while they’re wet. Let them air dry for 15 to 20 minutes until most of the water has gone, before using your blow dryer, which you should set at the lowest heat possible. Afterward, comb the hair extension to remove any knots or tangles that can hinder the straightening process. To complete your preparation, apply some hair oil to help seal the moisture in the hair extension.
Straighten your extensions slowly
The next step is to section the hair extension into parts for easier straightening. While doing so, apply any heat protectant product on each section to prevent the hair extension from getting thermal damage. Then, put your flat iron/straightener to the lowest setting and start moving through each section. It’s true that this will take the straightening process longer, but this will ensure that you can bring back the curls and waves when you want them.
Move the flat iron through each section repeatedly until it becomes straight and smooth. Remember to keep the straightener moving and never stop on a part as it will damage the hair extension badly. If you have a limited time to straighten your curly or wavy hair extensions, you may increase the flat iron’s temperature, but be mindful not to crank it too hot.
One effective way to straighten your curly or wavy hair extension is to use the “chasing method”. Just put a comb with fine teeth in front of the flat iron and run them together through your hair. This will keep the hair stretched during the straightening process. Follow these steps after making good preparations and you’ll have straight hair extensions in no time.
Bring back the curls
After enjoying your extensions straightened, you’ll be pleased to know that reverting it back to curls or waves is quite easy. In fact, if you have good quality human hair extensions and have not applied too much heat, simply wet it and the curls will be back before you know it. If not, then just apply some curling shampoo and conditioner. Let the conditioner sit for a few minutes before rinsing the hair extensions.
You might already see the curls returning slowly at this point. To complete the reversion process, apply some leave-in conditioner on your extensions, scrunch, allow to air dry, and that’s it! Yous curls and waves are back!
Straightening your curly or wavy extensions is easy peasy. Just follow these steps, use the right products, and you’ll never get bored again with the same hairstyle. Most important of all is to make sure that you have the right hair extension. If you have questions about hair extensions, whether straight, curly, or wavy; Tiffani Chanel Luxury Hair is here to help.
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