How to Care for Your Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are the easy way to get long, thick hair fast. Here at Eldorado, we exclusively use Ultratress Hair Extensions, the highest quality extensions available. We use Remy human hair to craft the extensions, ensuring that they match your hair’s style, texture, and color with the highest quality hair. The extensions are also not tied to your hair. Instead, we use an advanced polymer to bind the extensions to your hair. The result is a seamless look and long, luscious hair. Usually, extensions last anywhere between six weeks and three months. Here are some tips for keeping your extensions looking great.

Know Your Extensions

All of the Ultratress extensions we carry at Eldorado are made from 100% Remy human hair. This means they are lightweight and feel natural. It also means you can style your extensions just like you would your normal hair. You can use hot rollers, a blow dryer, curling iron, or a flat iron to create the look you want. These styling options are not available with synthetic extensions.

The amount of time you can use extensions also varies based on the style of the extension. Ultratress extensions come in a variety of types, and can last anywhere between six weeks and three months. When you come to Eldorado, we make sure you know what type of extensions work best for you and how long you can expect them to last.

Treat Your Extensions with the TLC You’d Treat Your Hair

Your hair is complex, and it always deserves the best treatment. Ultratress offers a full line of hair products that will treat your hair and your extensions with care, to ensure a maximum wear time. The shampoo leaves your hair more manageable and is specially-designed to make extensions last longer. The conditioner is safe with the adhesive bond and can be used as a detangler, while a leave-in conditioner includes a sunscreen that protects your extensions from color loss and harmful UV rays. Remember, while the extensions are made from human hair, they are not same as the dynamic hair growing naturally from your head.

Wash Your Hair Extensions

One of the most important steps in taking care of hair extensions is washing them properly. When washing hair extensions, it’s important to use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner that is specifically formulated for extensions. It’s also important to avoid getting the extensions tangled while washing them, which can lead to breakage and damage. To wash the extensions, start by gently brushing them with a soft-bristle brush to remove any tangles. Then, wet the extensions with lukewarm water and apply a small amount of shampoo to the scalp area, being careful not to rub the extensions too harshly. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and repeat the process with conditioner. After washing, gently pat the extensions dry with a towel and allow them to air dry completely before styling.

Brush Regularly & Carefully

Another important step in taking care of hair extensions is brushing them properly. It’s important to use a soft-bristle brush or a wide-tooth comb to avoid tangling and breakage. When brushing the extensions, start at the ends and work your way up to the roots, gently detangling any knots or tangles as you go. It’s also important to avoid brushing the extensions when they are wet, as this can lead to breakage and damage. Instead, wait until the extensions are completely dry before brushing them.

Style Your Hair Extensions

When styling hair extensions, it’s important to use heat-protectant products to avoid damage from styling tools such as curling irons or flat irons. It’s also important to avoid using heat on the bonds or tape that attach the extensions to the natural hair, as this can cause the extensions to loosen or fall out. When styling, start with a small amount of product, such as a mousse or styling cream, and apply it evenly to the extensions. Then, use styling tools to create the desired look, being careful not to tug or pull on the extensions. After styling, use a gentle hairspray or finishing spray to hold the style in place without damaging the extensions.

Reuse Your Ultratress Extensions

Ultratress extensions are reusable! When you come in for a consultation at Eldorado or come in to have your extensions fit, talk to our expert stylists about how you can reuse your extensions.

Find out more about Ultratress Remy human hair extensions available in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area today. Come in for your free consultation today.