A Beginner’s Guide to the Correct Care and Maintenance of Micro-Ring Hair Extensions

Regardless of how well the hair extensions are attached or how high the level of hair quality, all of the micro-ring extensions require correct care to last five months and beyond.  This type of hair extension can be expensive, so it is likely that you will want to take all measures to preserve the items appearance and longevity.  Similarly, you will want to avoid anything that would influence the quality of the extension and lead to premature removal of the item. According to Tatiana Hair Extensions, one of the top-rated hair extension salons in London, there are various methods to care for and maintain micro-ring hair extensions effectively.

Avoid Using Swimming Pools

Not all types of hair extensions can be used in swimming pool water because the chlorinated water can cause damage to the hair.  In fact, chlorinated water can cause damage to natural hair strands and this is why it is advised one stay away from pool water.  When bathing and swimming, it is recommended that you keep the hair out of the water by tying it into a high ponytail and plaiting any remaining strands. Tie the end of the extensions with a rubber band to ensure that the braid and ponytail remain neat.

If, however, you want to take several dips in the pool water, it is recommended that you avoid spending periods underwater and do your best to remain away from any chlorine-filled water.  Chlorine can damage the cuticle layers of hair extensions and natural hair strands, which is the primary reason why one’s hair becomes matted and dries out after swimming in the pool.  If you wet the hair in sea water or chlorinated water, it is essential that you remove all traces immediately by rinsing the hair.

Brushing the Hair Regularly

To avoid any tangles in the hair, it is recommended that you brush your natural hair and hair extensions on a regular basis.  Gather the hair to one side of your head and hold it firmly in a single hand. Using the other hand, begin brushing the ends of the extensions as you would natural hair.  By holding the extensions, you can ensure that you will not pull the extensions when detangling any matted ends.  Gradually, work your way up to the top of your head until you are able to release your hold and comb the rest of the hair.  It is advised that you purchase an extension brush with a hair extension detangling comb.

Tying Your Hair Back When Sleeping

Once again, this is done to avoid any tangles.  Tying your hair back into a loose braid can help reduce tangles appearing from your movements during sleep. 

How to Wash Your Hair Extensions When in The Shower

Showering with micro-ring extensions is not a complicated task and does not require any inconvenient or tedious hair care.  Firstly, comb the hair with a wide-toothed extension comb before entering the shower.  Modify the pressure of the water where it cannot pull the extensions off or damage them. Step into the shower allowing the extensions to hand behind your shoulders and ears, then gently massage the hair in a vertical rotation while keeping the hair strands aligned.  Apply extension-safe shampoo to the hair and massage it to reach a lather, followed by a high-quality conditioner.  It is important that the hair extensions remain protected during the day; however according to Airyhair, you should avoid applying any conditioner to the hair roots.

Styling the Hair When Using Micro-Ring Hair Extensions

Contrary to popular belief, styling hair with hair extensions is not a difficult task; you just need to ensure that you do not comb the hair too deeply into the rings. It is important that all extensions use specific gentle combing and a wide-toothed comb is the most beneficial for micro-ring extensions as it helps make your way to the scalp.  Try to avoid hitting the rings when combing as accidentally hitting can result in the hair extensions becoming detached or damaged. If this is the case, you will need to contact a hair extensions salon to have the micro-ring extensions reapplied.

Doing A Perm with Micro-Ring Hair Extensions

Is it possible to have a perm when wearing micro-ring hair extensions?  Yes, of course it is!  All you need to do is choose a solution to protect the micro-ring hair extensions from perm chemicals through application of the condition.  In most cases an alkaline-based solution would be best for tight curls and an acid-balanced cream for soft curls. During application, it is essential that you wear gloves to protect your hands and follow the guidelines that come with the product.  Carefully wrap the hair extensions around the curling iron without placing too much effort into the task and use warm water to rinse away the perm chemicals.  After this is done, apply a moisturizer to moisten the hair extensions.

Avoiding Damage to The Joins of The Hair Extensions

Tying hair into a tight ponytail can be detrimental for both natural hair and hair extensions resulting in breakage with weakening of joins.  Furthermore, you should not utilize anti-dandruff shampoos or hot oils when using these types of extensions as they can also damage the micro-ring joins.

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