It’s undeniable that hair extensions are everywhere, from runways to sidewalks, and it’s not that hard to see why. Those looking for a drastic hair transformation need only wear a couple of weaves over their natural hair, style it the way they want, and have a red carpet-worthy look without having to wait for years for their natural locks to grow.
Hair extensions work wonders for most women, but others end up experiencing an embarrassing faux pas due to several factors. Avoid being involved in a hair extension gaffe and follow these do’s and don’ts when rocking your weaves, as recommended by hair experts.
Do choose your hair extensions wisely
There are still a lot of factors to consider when getting your own hair extensions. Getting the right one means having it perfectly match your height, skin tone, and lifestyle. The best way to know if it matches all these factors is to try out Brazilian hair extensions before purchasing them. Once you’ve got the perfect weaves, don’t hold back in styling them as uniquely as possible.
Do trim them
One essential part of making your weaves become a part of your hair is to trim them to match the length you currently have. This may require the help of your stylist to give your extensions a dry cut, especially if your weaves come with blunt ends.
Do go for natural ones
Why not go for natural Brazilian curly hair, which you can get from shops like Her Hair Company? Human hair extensions are not only natural-looking, but these are also easier to style than other weaves.
Don’t forget your natural locks
Some weave wearers admit not taking proper care of their natural tresses, making them susceptible to hair breakage and loss. Don’t be among those guilty of neglecting their natural hair and remember to care for it through regular cleansing and conditioning.
Don’t overdo your styling
Though hair extensions give you the freedom to go for braver and eye-catching hairstyles, this does not mean that your extensions aren’t subject to damage as natural hair are. Extensive styling, like updos or extremely tight ponytails, can do gradual damage to your weaves.
Don’t wear them for too long
All the styling, washing, and drying will gradually leave your weaves limp, dry, and lifeless. If your weaves aren’t as stunning as they were before, don’t hesitate to do away with them and get a replacement as soon as possible.
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