How To Look After Your Extensions Part 1: Brushing

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Brushing your hair extensions is a very important part of your aftercare routine. It is something that you will do on a daily basis, so it is vital that the way you brush your hair and the tools that you use, are carried out in a way that works with your hair extensions and not against them.

This simple guide to brushing your extensions will help to maintain the exceptional quality of Zen Hair and keep your extensions looking fabulous for months and months.

1. Brush The Correct Way

The best way to brush your hair is to start from the tips and gently work your way up to the root where the bonds are. If you try to brush from roots to tips you will be pulling the tangles into your hair, tightening them and making them increasingly difficult to remove. Whilst you brush your hair, ensure that you hold the bonds so that no additional stress is put on the hair.

2. Don’t Over Brush

We recommend that you do not brush your hair too many times a day, because that can weaken both your extensions and your natural hair. But do ensure that you brush about twice a day to keep tugs and tangles at bay.

Top tip: It is important that you always brush your extensions before washing your hair to prevent it from becoming tangled as you wash it. When your hair is wet it is at its weakest, so be patient and gentle when brushing your wet hair extensions, or try to avoid it if you can.

3. Use The Right Tools

Finding the right brush is a must. We recommend that you use a hair extension (or looper) brush, or a soft bristle brush:

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Hair Extension (Looper) Brush

This brush has soft loop bristles and a cushioned bristle base, and is designed specifically for hair extensions. The soft and flexible loop bristles have beenpositioned in such a way that they will not interfere with extension bonds. The different bristle lengths not only ensure that both your natural hair and extensions are left in excellent shape, but also are effective at removing tangles. Ideally, this is the only brush you should use on or near to your extension bonds.

Soft Bristle Brush

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If you can’t get your hands on an extension brush, a good soft bristle brush will also be gentle on your extensions and keep tangles at bay. The soft bristles are more flexible so will not get caught in the hair and damage the hair or extensions.