West Street Salon’s top tips for long lasting hair extensions


Proper hair care is vital when you have extensions. Follow these top tips to keep your extensions in excellent condition and enjoy a stunning mane!

Brush Regularly

Brushing your hair extensions daily is as important as brushing your teeth. Use a soft bristle brush to detangle gently, starting from the bottom and working your way up to prevent breakage.

Wash with Care

Before washing, detangle your hair with a soft bristle brush. In the shower, tilt your head back instead of washing over the sink. Use a sulphate-free shampoo, wetting your hair gradually to avoid tangles. Rinse thoroughly in a downward direction.

Condition Properly

Apply a nourishing leave-in conditioner sparingly to avoid dullness or limpness. Spray or work it through using a downward motion, then gently brush out any remaining tangles.

Air Dry Whenever Possible

Minimise heat exposure by letting your hair dry naturally. Avoid sleeping with semi-wet hair to prevent tangles and creases.

Use Caution When Blow-Drying

When blow-drying, opt for a low-heat setting. Avoid using hot styling tools that exceed 200°C (392°F).

Store Extensions Correctly

Properly store your clip-ins, wigs, or weaves by cleaning, conditioning, drying, and detangling them first. Then, place them in an air-tight container without compressing them.

Secure Hair Before Activities

If you can’t remove your extensions before sleeping or exercise, tie them back. Use a low ponytail for sleep to prevent tangles and a high ponytail for workouts to limit sweat exposure.

Protect Extensions When Swimming

Wear a swimming cap to shield your hair from chlorine and salt. It may not be fashionable, but it will significantly extend the life of your extensions.

Handle with Care

Avoid harsh pulling, wringing, or tightly knotting your hair. Gentle treatment prevents damage to both your extensions and natural hair.

Schedule Regular Salon Visits

Even top-quality extensions require maintenance. Visit West Street Salon every 5 to 7 weeks for professional refitting and styling to ensure your extensions last. These tips are especially beneficial for those using Hair Talk and Great Lengths extensions.

For expert care and advice on hair extensions, visit West Street Salon in North Sydney.

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