Hair Extensions Precautions

How to maintain a healthy hair

While a hair extensions can be a great way to switch up your hairstyle, they can damage your natural hair and even cause hair loss if proper precautions and care are not taken. Because extensions often require women to wear their natural hair tightly pulled, this can be tough on hair. The constant pulling can cause strands of hair to break or fall out, and it could damage your hair follicles. Once the hair follicles are damaged, your hair cannot grow back, leading to permanent hair loss.

It's crucial to be aware of certain precautions, to avoid potential damage. For long lasting results, please follow the guidelines to enjoy a beautiful hair, without compromising the health of your natural hair.

See a professional stylist

You should get your extensions done by a professional. Avoid excessive tension. It's crucial to work with your hair stylist, to find the right balance between a secure installation and avoiding unnecessary tension. Tight hairstyles can cause traction alopecia, which is a form of hair loss caused by repeated pulling on the hair, and it can be permanent. If the hairstyle hurts or feels too tight, ask your stylist to loosen the affected area.

Get your natural hair in good shape and keep your hairstyle clean

It’s important to take care of your natural hair before getting hair extensions. Make sure your hair is clean and free of buildup from products like hairspray. Use conditioner to keep your hair moisturized and strong. Wash your hair as often as needed for your hair type. If you are wearing clip-in extensions, remove them before washing your natural hair. Use a gentle, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to keep your scalp clean and hydrated.

Proper detangling techniques

You want to detangle your extensions at least every 1 to 3 days. We prefer finger detangling on Curly & Wild extensions because it causes less disruption to the curl pattern and forces you to go slowly so you don't pull out more hair than necessary. Remember to always detangle on moisturized or damp hair, never dry. Use a wide toothed comb or a special extension friendly brush.

Heat styling with caution

Avoid using heated styling tools as much as possible. Always use a heat protectant spray before applying heat and keep the temperature at a moderate level to prevent any harm to the extensions or your natural hair.

Avoid sleeping with wet hair

Make sure your hair is completely dry before you go to sleep, to avoid creating an environment for mold and mildew to develop. This can not only affect your extensions, but also your natural hair.

Regular maintenance and check ups

Switch up your hairstyle. To maintain healthy hair, it’s important to give your hair a break from extensions. Wear these styles for two or three months at most, then give your hair a break by switching to a hairstyle without them. schedule regular checkups with your stylist to asses the condition of your extensions and address any issues promptly.


By taking necessary precautions, you can maintain healthy hair while wearing extensions and enjoy the benefits they provide.

Remember, how you style your hair and the products you use can go a long way in maintaining healthy hair. Prioritizing the health and well being of your hair, should always be at the forefront of your hair care routine.