As a mom with four kids with curly hair extensions, I want to help other moms out there who might be having some struggles with taking care of their kids’ hair extensions. Or if you have curly hair extensions yourself, this just might help you as well.
Here are 4 Tips on how to take care of Curly Hair Extensions
Tip One: Washing and Conditioning
I notice that when my kid’s hair is clean it behaves the best. I had to determine when was the best time to wash their hair extensions? It’s not every day that I wash their hair. If I wash their hair every day it becomes dry so they have to determine a schedule for the best times to wash their hair and for us it’s twice a week.
Tip Two: Tangling in Hair Extensions
Curly hair is the worst at getting tangled. My kids’ hair gets tangled so bad, especially in the summer time when they’re swimming. You want to keep their hair detangled. It’s not necessary to have it tangle free every single day of the week. Like my kids’ hair, sometimes I just throw it in a ponytail and it’s got tangles all through it but I don’t worry about that. I just worry about making sure I get through the tangles at least twice a week.
Here’s a great read on how to detangle hair after swimming.
I also want to let you know that I also detangle their hair extensions while it’s wet. I don’t detangle while it’s dry. It’s just a nightmare if I were to do it while it was dry. They would be crying, I would be crying! It’s just hard to get detangled when the hair’s dry.
But we always do it when wet and we always use conditioner. I use Hello Hydration, It’s a conditioner but the trick here is I leave it in their hair extensions. What I do is I put a glove in my hand and rub it through their hair while wet and use that to help glide through the tangles. That helps me so much. Before I discovered that I was like, I didn’t know what to do with their hair. I really didn’t. Discovering to leave in the hair conditioner while detangling was the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Tip three: Styling Hair Extensions!
The best option for keeping their hair moisturized and healthy is to keep it braided up or bunned up and protected a lot of the time. Not all of the time, but a lot of the time.
You don’t want to leave the curls loose and free all the time because that can be drying to the curls and to the hair. You want to give it some rest so tucking it in a bun or keeping it in a braid will be really beneficial to hair moisture and health.
Tip four: Moisturizing!
I’ve betting getting asked about using oils in my kids’ hair and that is something I use coconut oil, yes. I use it very little and only sometimes. I use coconut oil in their hair to add a bit of shine but that’s about it.
And there we have it. Four tips that you can use right away to take care of your kids and your own curly hair extensions. There’s an amazing read at myBrazilianhair on how to take care of your natural hair extensions. It’s a must read, be sure to check it out.