How to Make Your Hair Extensions Soft

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When you first have hair extensions put into your hair, they look lush and soft, but as time goes on, they can dry out. This is true whether you have real or synthetic extensions and whether they’re braids, weaved or glued in. Shampoos, styling products and styling equipment are the usual causes. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get your hair looking great again — just take proper care of your extensions to make them soft and silky.

Step 1

Dilute your shampoo with a bit of water before using it. It will still work to clean your hair and scalp, but it won’t be as strong, which can dry out your hair.

Step 2

Use lukewarm water in the shower. You can still take a hot shower, but keep the temperature down when you wash your hair.

Step 3

Squeeze the water out of your hair.

Step 4

Put a leave-in conditioner on the hair extensions. This can be a cream or spray conditioner. A little bit goes a long way.

Step 5

Towel dry your hair. It’s best if you can let your hair air dry, using a towel to help it along. Blow-dryers can dry out your hair.

Step 6

Use the lowest setting on your hair dryer. If you must use a hair dryer, set it to “Warm” instead of “Hot.”

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