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Hair Extensions Tangling?

When you have hair extensions, the last thing you want is for your hair to get all tangled and knotted. I mean, what’s the point of having long, beautiful hair if its just going to turn into a birds nest?!

If you are having trouble with your hair extensions tangling, look no further! Celebrity Extensions has your back. It’s important to note that your hair extensions are no longer connected to a living root, and therefore they aren’t receiving nourishment or oils to keep them healthy. Taking preventative measures is essential to keeping your hair extensions tangle free and gorgeous because you always want to stop the tangles before they happen!

Some general rules for keeping your hair extensions tangle free are: never go to bed with your hair wet, invest in a satin or silk pillow case, be sure to braid or put your hair up when going to bed or doing physical activity, don’t allow product to build up on the hair, and brush your hair in small sections starting from the bottom and working your way up.

Now, why are these rules important?

Going to bed with your hair wet can cause your hair to tangle because the hair follicles are swollen and puffed out due to water absorption. Combine this with tossing and turning, maybe even a cotton pillowcase, and in the morning your going to wake up to a head full of knots and tangles. This doesn’t just apply to hair extensions, it applies to your own hair as well.

Which brings us to investing in a satin or silk pillowcase. Even going to bed with your hair dry can cause your hair to tangle or become frizzy if you are using a cotton pillowcase, as our hair follicles get caught on the cotton fibers and rub all night, causing the hair follicles to puff out and become frizzy, leading to the hair tangling. It is also important to put your hair up in a high ponytail or braid before going to bed to further prevent tangling.

When doing physical activity, especially swimming, it is very important to put your hair up or in a braid. This is because the salt produced in your sweat will get onto the hair and cause friction, leading to tangles. With swimming, leaving your hair loose will allow it to flow freely in the water, which, again, can cause the hair to tangle. The same principal applies to driving with the top down if you have a convertible.

Allowing too much product to build up on the hair also causes the hair to tangle, as the build up kind of acts like Velcro, causing the strands to stick together. Use a clarifying shampoo once a month (or as needed), to remove any build up from your hair.

And finally, brushing your hair in small sections, working from the bottom to the top. Why do this? When you start brushing from the top and you encounter a knot or tangle, you only pull the knot tighter as you pull down, which can ripping of the ends of the hair. When you work in small sections going up, you take care of any tangles towards the bottom, then the middle, then the top, ensuring that you are not making a huge knot at the bottom of your hair. By the time you reach the top of your hair, all the other little knots will have been brushed out, making it easier to get the higher ones out without damaging your hair.

If you are having trouble with your hair extensions tangling, you can also try coconut oil to help smooth the follicles and nourish the hair. Coconut oil is also very helpful for creating a barrier between you hair and water if swimming; it will help keep salt from the ocean from sticking to your hair, and helps block chlorine from drying out your hair if swimming in a pool.  

So there’s the 411 on how to prevent your hair extensions from tangling. Of course, if you have any questions or are having a particularly tough time with your hair extensions tangling, you can always give your Celebrity Extensions Specialist a call, we are always happy to help!

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