Hair extensions are a great way to change your appearance without waiting months or even years for hair to grow. A benefit of Bohyme hair extensions is that they’re made of Remi hair, which means the hair is 100% human and hasn’t gone through any chemical processes. Your new extensions can be custom colored to get any look you could possibly desire. If you’re considering custom-colored hair extensions, here’s what you should know about caring for them.
Expect to Hydrate Hair More
It’s important to keep your natural hair hydrated as a general rule. This is even truer of hair extensions because they’re more prone to drying out because they don’t have the benefit of natural oils and moisture from the scalp that your hair does. But, it’s even more important to keep your Bohyme hair well hydrated after having it colored. The hair becomes more porous with coloring, which means it’s more difficult for the hair to stay moisturized. Your washing and conditioning process will need to be a little more intensive. You can deep condition your extensions once a week as follows:
- Divide the hair into sections to ensure each strand is treated.
- Use a quality deep conditioner and gently rinse the conditioner out.
- Apply more conditioner to your hair and work it through the extensions with a wide-toothed comb.
- Leave the conditioner on, preferably under a shower cap for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse out the conditioner and blot or hair dry.
- Add a leave-in conditioner and focus on the ends.
You’ll Need to Wash with Cool Water
Not only is it best for your hair to be washed with cool water rather than hot water, but it’s better for the color as well. Warm or hot water will wash the color away more quickly than cool water, so to help the color last longer, try to avoid hot water for washing and rinsing your hair.
Avoiding Excess Heat is Best
Just as hot water can cause the color to fade away more quickly, using heat to style your hair will also be problematic because it will dry the hair out more quickly. It’s best to do heatless styling as often as possible, but if you must use heat to style your hair, use a heat protectant or serum that will protect the hair while you style. This can help minimize the evaporation of moisture from the hair and help prevent burning. If possible, allow your hair to air dry before styling with heat to help reduce the amount of heat your hair is exposed to.
Your Shampoo Matters
Unfortunately, many shampoos contain products that can actually strip your hair of essential oils and cause the hair to dry out more quickly. Many drugstore shampoos contain sulfate, which is known for removing these protective oils. When the oils are gone, your hair becomes drier and more likely to lose its color. Make sure the shampoo you plan to use is sulfate-free. There are numerous shampoos on the market specifically made for hair extensions.
Fading Rate is Different
Finally, remember that the fading rate of color on extensions is different than that of your natural hair. Extensions will usually fade more slowly than natural hair because the quality is so high. Also, lightening your extensions requires multiple applications. Contact Luxe REMI today to learn more about custom-colored Bohyme Brazilian hair extensions.