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    Default How to care for the human hair

    Part of the allure of hair extensions is being able to change your entire look in the matter of an afternoon. You can go kinky, straight, or wavy, with locks down to your feet or a short bob. In addition to changing the length and texture of your hair, you can also change the color. Many women get extensions specifically to try out a new color that would be too drastic a change or too damaging on their own strands. Hair extensions are a costly endeavor in and of themselves, and you have to learn how to take care of the hair to make it look good for as long as possible. If youíve colored your hair extensions, youíve now added an extra chemical process on them. Chances are, they may have already been chemically processed to begin with, so now itís really important that you know what to do to in order to protect your investment.

    1. Use shampoos and conditioners that work best with color-treated hair. The wrong type of shampoo can be loaded with sulfates that can strip the hair. The best color safe shampoos and conditioners safely cleanse the hair while deep conditioning it as well. Color safe shampoos can even be specific to a certain color, so if youíve dyed your hair a rich, bronze red, look for color safe shampoos that can enhance the color. Check with the manufacturer of the hair dye to see if thereís a shampoo and conditioner that they recommend. They may manufacture a color-safe shampoo themselves.

    2.Try and use virgin, human hair extensions if you can. Theyíve not been chemically treated, and will be less prone to damage by the process. This is especially important if youíre trying to lighten black or brown-black hair. Youíll have to first lift the color from the hair before applying your desired color,and human hair thatís already been processed prior to coloring probably wonít escape unscathed. If you can, buy human hair extensions that are as close to your desired color as possible.




    3. Use a good quality, permanent dye on your hair. Make sure to get good coverage the first time around because you donít want to have to do it again later. Coloring is a chemical process that can dry out the hair causing damage, so itís not something that should be performed twice on extension hair. To be safe, have an experienced stylist color the hair so that itís done right the first time.

    4. Before applying the dye, do a strand test first. You want to make sure that the color will take, and that it will turn the exact color that you want.

    5. If youíre going to leave some of your own natural hair out when you are wearing the extensions, youíll probably want to have your own hair match the color of the extensions. If youíre trying to match the extension to your hair own hair color, youíre fine. If you need to dye your own hair to match the desired color of the hair extension, dye your own hair prior to installing the extension. That way you can ensure proper coverage on every bit of your own hair that you need to dye.

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    Most human hair wigs are made with hair that has been dyed and chemically processed in order to remove the cuticle. Human hair wigs must be handled gently as these processed make the hair more fragile. Although Remy human hair retains the hair cuticle, it is still more delicate than unprocessed hair. Using as few styling products as possible on your wig will allow you to wash it less often and extend its life.

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