If you’re considering investing in natural hair extensions, you want to be sure you’re making a wise decision. You can pay a premium for beautiful hair, but if you can only make use of it once, you may consider other options for your needs. At Femme + Fierce Hair, we’re proud to offer high-quality unprocessed hair extensions that can be worn for up to 3 years with proper care. So, how do you care for your hair so it lasts? We’re here to help.
How to reuse hair extensions
To start the process, you want to be sure to choose hair extensions that are made from natural, unprocessed hair. This helps ensure that the hair looks and feels natural, blends with your own hair, and can be styled how you like. Avoid artificial hair extensions made from materials such as horse hair or plastic derivatives.
Then, have your hair extensions properly installed. A professional hair stylist, especially one who specializes in installing hair, can help prevent damage to your hair during the process. Talk with your stylist about your intention to reuse your hair extensions more than once. Some types of installation processes, such as sew-ins, are better suited to reusing hair than other methods, like glue-ins. Your stylist can also provide guidance on proper aftercare to maintain the integrity of your hair over time.
After installation, be sure to care for your hair with daily detangling, gentle washes, and proper styling. Natural hair extensions are just like your own hair! They should be washed occasionally and styled gently. If you want to use heat to straighten or curl your extensions, use a heat protectant and low heat. Gently detangle with a wide-tooth comb and avoid rough handling of your hair.
Finally, see a professional to have your hair removed. A professional stylist can help prevent damage to your extensions and your natural hair and ensure you can reuse them in the future. We recommend gently washing, deep conditioning, and storing your hair in a storage bag or on a clip hanger. When you’re ready, visit a stylist to create your next look!
Ways to reuse hair extensions
Real hair extensions can last for years when properly cared for. If you want to mix things up, consider getting playful with your look!
- Trim the extensions to a shorter, sassier length
- Create a new shape for the hair, such as a long bob
- Bleach the hair and color with a fun new shade
There are many ways to reuse hair extensions. With the right care and a little creativity, you’ll be enjoying your hair extensions for years to come.