Hair extensions can be a girl’s best friend in your time of need. When you desire extra volume and length, hair extensions will do the trick!

Treating your extensions well is the sure way to have them for a long time.  The extensions will keep giving you many looks for any occasion.  Whether you are a seasoned wearer of hair extensions or this is your first time, there are a few do’s and don’ts you need to keep in mind in order to make the most of your investment.

Do take breaks:

The best methods of hair extensions that cause minimal or no damage are hand tied sew in, tape-ins, halo, and clip-ins.  Many people don’t have to take breaks if the method is applied correctly.  However, people with finer and fragile hair may find over time their hair is starting to get compromised.  Taking a break from sew-in’s or tape-in’s and allowing strong regrowth can eliminate this situation.  A Halo extension is a wonderful option when you’re taking a break.  It securely lays between your own hair without damaging it what-so-ever.

At home Maintenance:

Wash and condition your hair with the recommended products that are moisturizing but won’t break down the tape-in attachment.  Make sure to thoroughly condition the hair so all the hair is coated to keep it soft, shiny and in good condition.  Don’t use a lot of extra products which can “gunk” it up. Be aware of washing the extensions in “well water” as the heavy minerals in the water can ruin the extension hair.

Don’t use salty or chlorinated water:

Extensions are made of 100 percent human hair which means chlorine and salt can cause as much damage to your extensions as they do to your natural hair. It is wise to steer clear of both altogether. We recommend either a tight braid covered in hair conditioner or a swim cap of you can’t resist a trip to the beach or a dip in the swimming pool.  Blonds are not guaranteed to not change color.

Last but not least, do schedule regular maintenance appointments about every 5 to 8 weeks in order to make sure your extensions are tightened and in their best shape. Feel free to get in touch with Custom Hair By Catherine if you are looking for the best hair extensions in NYC. We take pride in offering the best hair extensions that are custom made to look and feel like your own hair. For a complimentary consultation, contact us at Customhairbycatherine@yahoo.com or 917-482-6493!