We’re not going to lie, taking care of hair pieces can be more difficult than taking care of real human hair, however, it doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. Synthetic hair requires more effort for upkeep than human hair extensions, but it’s generally more affordable for most people.
We here at HRC have a variety of options for our clients, which you can find here.
With care and attention, synthetic hair pieces can last you a long time, and remain looking high-quality.
- Find a hairstylist you trust and has experience with hair extensions. If this is your first time with hair pieces, then you’ll need some guidance and a helping hand through this experience. You’ll be seeing your stylist often, as the pieces may get loose and will need readjusting over time.
- Consider quality before buying synthetic hair extensions. Different hair pieces may come in different levels of quality, usually depending on how much heat the hair can take. If you think you need to have the ability to curl or flat iron your hair, you’ll need to make sure you’re getting the correct type of synthetic hair. The product should have information as to the highest level of heat the hair can take before it melts.
- Use the hair dryer on the low or no-heat setting. Even if the hair piece states that the hair can withstand heat up to a certain degree, there’s no need to chance it with a hot blow dryer.
- Invest in synthetic hair-friendly products (shampoo especially). Before you go to bed at night, make sure to wash out all product from your synthetic hair, as product build-up could not only damage the fibers, but will make it hard to comb out the next day. A quick Google search will reveal some shampoo made especially for synthetic hair pieces, and while you’re at it, get some de-tangler too.
- Store them neatly, away from sun and other items, when you’re not using them. If you remove your extensions and want to store them away for future use, consider laying them out flat on a hand towel, and wrap the towel long-ways around the hair. If you put them in a drawer or if they’re out, the towel will keep the hair strands from tangling, and will protect it in the event something spills on it.
- Make it routine. Knowing in advance that you’ll need to set aside time every morning and night to care for your hair, will make it easier for you to motivate yourself. Keep a tight schedule, and caring for your synthetic hair will become part of your daily routine.
Synthetic hair pieces are a great investment for those who are unsure if they want to commit to human hair extensions and wigs. We prefer real human hair over synthetic hair, purely for aesthetic reasons and ease of care, however, it’s also important for our clients to feel out their options.
Contact us today for a free hair and scalp consultation, and discover what options are best for you.