Wavy hair extensions can add body to your hair and help you develop a relaxed look. However, these extensions do require a bit more care than straight hair extensions. Here are some tips you'll want to follow in order to keep them looking their best.
In order to keep the hair extensions wavy, but not frizzy, it is important not to shampoo them too often. Even when you use a mild shampoo, it does weaken the extensions just slightly. The longer you can manage to go between shampoos, the longer your extensions will last. Most people find that they can go a week between shampoos without too much struggle. In between shampoos, you can use a dry shampoo to absorb oil and keep your hair smelling fresh. Wear hats and headbands when you work out or spend time outside to keep your hair clean so you do not need to shampoo as often.
Use Sulfate-Free Products
Sulfates are known to be drying. This might be good if you have oily hair, and straight hair extensions can tolerate it—but wavy extensions will just become frizzy and fluffy if you use too many sulfates on them. Finding a sulfate-free shampoo is the most important. Also check to see whether your hair sprays, mousses, and other styling products contain sulfates. If you have a product you love and it contains sulfates, consider using just a little of it and supplementing with something else that is sulfate-free.
Use a Diffuser When Blow Drying
Letting your extensions air dry is best for them, but there may be times when you can't wait that long for your hair to dry. If you do need to blow dry, use a diffuser when you do so. This will help keep the extensions from getting too fluffy and will set your style before your hair becomes overly dry. The diffuser also slows down the flow of air so it does not damage the extensions so much.
Use a Satin Pillowcase
Friction between your extension hair and your pillowcase can cause your extensions to become frayed and fluffy. You can't smooth your hair out under your head like you can with straight extensions. But using a sleek satin pillowcase will help. The satin will allow the extensions to slide right over it so they maintain their wave all night long.
Talk to your stylist for more wavy hair extension care tips!