Maintaining and caring for hair extensions is one of our most frequently asked questions here at the ZALA headquarters. We are known worldwide for our friendly customer service assistance and our gorgeous high grade, triple wefted and double drawn human hair extensions. Whether it’s brushing, styling, storing or washing your ZALA hair extensions, we’ve gathered all of the quickest tips and tricks on washing, maintaining and caring for hair extensions. Read on below for further info!
1) Brushing and shedding: caring for hair extensions
Brushing your hair extensions and caring for hair extensions is so important in maintaining the high grade quality of the extensions as it keeps the hair feeling silky and fresh by ensuring no stray hairs are laying tangled throughout the set of extensions. This excess hair can also be referred to as “shedding”. Shedding is very normal with hair extensions, just like your own hair. Some shedding is to be expected when you first open up your set and brush it through in the first one or two wears however this should slow down from then on. It is due to excess hair which was not 100% secured in the making. Although we allow for 3-5% hair loss in the weight of your set – in the exact same way your natural hair would shed on a normal day.
2) Washing hair extensions
ZALA hair extensions can be washed, just like any other high quality hair extensions. Please note that washing does shorten the life of extensions as they are not receiving the natural oils from the roots and scalp like your natural hair would do so. Here at ZALA, we recommend a wash to be done on your ZALA set once every four months. This will help sustain the health and quality of the hair, while not using too much product on it too frequently at the same time. A great product to increase the longevity of your hair extensions would definitely be any gentle and nourishing sulphate free and pro moisture shampoo or conditioner. This will ensure moisture and silkiness is divided evenly throughout the hair extensions.
3) Styling hair extensions
The styling methods you are using on your set of ZALA hair extensions will always plays a significant part towards the quality of the set. Caring for hair extensions is extremely important. As the excessive use of a hair straightener, hair dryer or curling wand will result in unwanted damage to the hair leaving split ends, matting, excessive shedding and may also result in a slight colour change (due to heat damage). Braiding your hair extensions or wearing them in a low ponytail will always be two of the healthiest and safest hair styles for your ZALA hair extensions as you will not be using any harsh heat styling tools on the hair. You may also like to try curling your hair once very neatly so that the next few times that you use your hair extensions, the curls will have dropped slightly – causing a wavy effect.
4) Storing hair extensions
When storing your ZALA hair extensions, always ensure that you have brushed through the hair, leaving them fresh and tangle free before you begin packing them away for storage. Also make sure your hair is completely dry before you store them. This is because they will not dry properly (causing them to kink) and will also result in an unpleasant odour if stored away while still wet. Always ensure that the hair extensions you are storing are being stored in a cool dry and dark place as too much exposure to sunlight can cause in a lighter colour change to the set of extensions. Storing inside a wardrobe or cupboard in a flat position will keep them looking as natural as possible.