If you're one of the many people who've decided to take the plunge and get hair extensions, congratulations! You're in for a world of new possibilities when it comes to your look.

You have the ability to completely transform your look, giving you longer, fuller, more voluminous hair. But with great power comes great responsibility, and that's especially true when it comes to your hairstyle. Read on to find out how to best look after your newest investment.

How to Care for Hair Extensions

Looking after your hair extensions will keep them in good condition and looking their best. This is especially important when you have invested in high-quality hair extensions, as they will naturally last longer if cared for properly.

To keep your extensions looking their best, it's important to wash and care for them. It’s also important to store them properly when you’re not wearing them.

Whether you wear clip-ins, tapes orwefts, one of the most important things you can do to prolong the life of your hair extensions is to store them correctly. Hang them on a satin hanger or wrap them in a satin scarf or pillowcase. This will help keep them from tangling and breaking.

How Often Should I Wash My Extensions?

This depends on a few factors, like how often you wear them, what type of hair they're made of, and your own personal preferences. The most important thing to remember is that less is more. You don't need to wash them as often as you wash your natural hair. In fact, washing them too often can actually cause damage

When you do wash them, it's important to use the right products. We recommend using a gentle, paraben and sulfate-free product such as our Moisture Conditioner, specifically designed for use on hair extensions.

In addition to using the right products, it's also important to use the right washing techniques to avoid things like damage or product build-up. Read on to discover the best techniques to clean your hair.

5 Tips For Detangling Your Extensions

To avoid getting yourself in a knot, here are some tips on how to detangle your hairpieces and get them back to their original state:

  1. Use a wide-toothed comb: This is one of the most important tips for detangling hair extensions. After using Extension Shampoo, our Detangler Brush will help to gently work out any knots and tangles without damaging them.
  2. Start from the bottom: When you start to detangle, always start from the bottom and work your way up. This will prevent the hair from getting further tangled as you work through it.
  3. Take your time: Don't try to rush the process. Detangling can take some effort, so be patient.
  4. Use a conditioner: This will help to detangle your hair and make the process a lot easier.
  5. Use a moisture spray: If you're finding the process of detangling to be a bit too difficult, try using our Repair/ Moisture spray. This can help to make the process a lot easier and less time-consuming.

Above all, just remember to use gentle products and techniques, and avoid washing your hair too often.

Heat-Styling Tips for Extensions

Whilst extensions can give you the longer, fuller look you’ve always dreamed of, it’s important to know how to properly style and care for them to get the most out of your investment.

Before you style your locks using any heated styling tool, we always recommend using Platinum Lockz Heat Protectant Spray. Be sure to use the lowest setting possible to minimise damage. When curling, we recommend using a large barrel curling iron to create loose, beachy waves. If you’re looking for a straighter style, a flat iron will do the trick. Just be sure to use a light touch and avoid going over any one section more than once to prevent damage.

Shop Now for Hair Extension Care Products

Here at Platinum Lockz, we carry a wide variety of haircare products to help you keep your extensions looking their best. Shop the range today to keep yourclip-ins, tapes and wefts in premium condition.

If you’re new to extensions or just looking for some extra guidance, our team at Platinum Lockz is always here to help. We offer a variety of services, includingtape-in, clip-in, and halo pieces. We can also help you choose the right type for your hair type, lifestyle, and budget.Contact us today for friendly advice, or shop the range to ensure the longevity of your extensions for years to come.
Danielle HowKee