Brazilian virgin hair is inherently durable and long-lasting. They can look good for long periods. However, that doesn’t mean that you should grow lax about their care and maintenance. Brazilian hair extensions require the same attention as your own hair and more. After all, extensions do not get a direct supply of nourishment from your scalp as your natural hair does. Here are some tips on how to care for them:
Regular brushing is necessary to care for hair extensions. You must only use a soft bristle brush or a wide-tooth comb. Brush with gentle down strokes starting at the ends, then gradually move up. This is most important to do before sleeping or washing.
For pre-bonded extensions, wait for 2-3 days before washing or wetting your hair so that the bonds can set.
When washing, use only organic shampoo with no sulfate. Sulfate takes out natural oils from the hair, which your extensions don’t get. Only use warm water to avoid damage.
Use gentle downward motions when washing and rinsing. Never scrub the hair together as this will damage the cuticles.
As much as possible, let your hair dry naturally. If blow-drying cannot be avoided, dry first the ends, and then your natural hair. Keep the heat away from the bonds.
The recommendation is to tie your hair in a loose plait when you sleep.
Brazilian virgin hair extensions can be styled – just use products with natural ingredients.