Are Your Hair Extensions Healthy? 7 Questions to Assess Your Hair Extensions Well-being

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From luscious long beautiful locks to sweet bob-cut hair, your extensions can give you the look that you want in a matter of minutes. But if not taken care of the right way your hair will go from dazzling to dull in no time! Here is a blog that answers 7 essential questions about how to care for your extension's well-being.

The ever-changing fashion and lifestyle industry is always bringing up new trends every day. Just like that, hair extensions are all the rave, right now. Be it someone with hair-thinning or ones with alopecia, to people trying out different looks; people are constantly experimenting and diving into lengths of limitless hairstyles and lengths. Yet, all glam needs a lot of TLC time to time. 

The demand for change is always around. From easy-peasy clip-ins to hair extensions like highlights and more stresses the crucial role of maintenance. Because, honestly, you do not want to walk around town with shabby, matted, and grizzly wild hair. That's why, we bring you the secret mantra to maintain your extensions like a boss!

Here are…

7 Questions For Self-Assessment and How You Can Care For Your Hair Extensions

With these 7 questions answered, you are going to be able to take care of your extensions flawlessly without tangling yourselves in confusion about how you can care for them.

1. How often do you wash your hair extensions?

The most common question of them all. Ideally, you must wash your hair extensions nearly 2-3 times a week. But in the case of clip-in extensions, you must wash them once there is any kind of product build-up. Remember, you must always maintain a balance between over washing and keeping your extensions clean. Use a moisturizing shampoo or a mild nourishing shampoo like the ones you use for your hair to keep up the quality of your extensions. 

And yes, stay away from sulphate to save your hair extensions fate!

2. What product are you using on your hair extensions?

Now the most important thing to remember when you care for your hair extensions is that; these are extensions, meaning an extension of your real hair. They are not directly attached to your scalp so they do not get the same nutrients your natural hair consumes. And this is the very reason why you must be careful with the kind of products you use. 

Since most hair products and hair extension products are chemically produced it is important to keep in mind that these can strip off your hair or your extension's natural sheen and make them dry.

There is no doubt that some of the shampoos and products contain a certain amount of alcohol. Take into account while picking hair products for hair extensions that alcohol is utilised in the composition. Be wary of the "bad" alcohols”, such as sodium lauryl sulphate, ethanol, isopropyl, propanol, and SD alcohol, which can readily suffuse the hair shaft, causing frizz, dryness, and damage to your extensions.

Also Read: Tips for Healthy and Shiny Hair

3. Are you protecting your hair extensions from heat damage?

The answer to this question is quite simple. Treat your hair extensions how you treat your natural hair. Remember, hair constitutes a filamentous biomaterial primarily composed of proteins, with a special emphasis on keratin. As we all know, extreme heat conditions kill proteins. The same applies to hair. 

Nevertheless, the high temperatures employed during these treatments have the potential to inflict significant damage on hair. This can result in the breakdown of structural proteins, rendering the hair shaft fragile and susceptible to breakage. Additionally, the heat contributes to moisture depletion, leading to long-term dryness in the hair. Since most hair extensions are made from natural or human hair, the same logic applies. So remember, don’t burn them roots girl!

4. How well do you hydrate your hair extensions?

Remember Daadi’s champi? Hydration doesn't apply just to your skin or just your natural hair; your extensions need some love too! They are just like your natural hair you can also go ahead and oil your extensions too.

Essential oil is the most recommended oil when it comes to nourishing your hair. You can also regularly moisturize with leave-in conditioners, and moisturizers and also use a mild conditioner while washing them.

Here is a Gemeria tip for you, focus on the mid-lengths of your extension to the ends. Be careful not to over-oil the roots. This might lead to a greasier lace and can cause product build-up. This can also lead to fungal growth on the lace if you don't take care of it correctly.

5. How Well do you protect your hair extensions from the sun?

The best way to protect your hair or your hair extensions is by covering your head while you stay outdoors. Trust us when we say this, it’s amazing to be out there in the sun, but your extensions might not be as equipped as you think when it comes to beating the powerful UV rays as much as you do. Always don a hat to protect your locks from the heat or use UV-protectant sprays.

6. Have You Considered Your Hairstyling Habits with Hair Extensions?

So this one right here. Often people take their hair extensions for granted and go with some extreme experimenting on them. You must consider that they are temporarily fixed onto your head. You have to understand that there is only this much your hair extensions can do.

But, here's the catch – certain styles can exert tension, and we want to keep things drama-free. Avoid tight ponytails or braids that might stress the roots and cause damage.

Another Gemeria tip; embrace loose, relaxed styles that let your extensions breathe. They'll thank you by staying picture-perfect.

Also Read: Top 10 Hairstyles with Seamless Single Clip Highlights

7. Do you maintain your hair extensions according to the recommended procedures?

Let’s get down to brass tacks!

It’s all the fine bits of maintenance that make the whole picture. Every type of hair extension comes with a care manual or a method to care for it. Think of it like a type of fabric if you may. You can wash cotton with piping hot water. Eventually, with time, the fabric weakens and lint develops and it no longer has its glory.

Similarly, your new-found crowning glory comes with care instructions and a form of maintenance. You have to regularly check for tangles and use a wide-tooth comb for detangling. Always start from the bottom and work your way up. This is your mul-mantra in hair extension care!

Pro-tip: Develop a routine. A little TLC goes a long way, and your extensions will repay you with head-turning brilliance.


So there you go! You are now much smarter about taking care of your hair extensions and maintaining them. With just a few simple steps you can increase the life span of your hair extensions and keep them looking natural and brand new just like how you got them in the beginning.

Shine on dear lovelies! 

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