You guys know I’m all about wearing extensions! Yes, I have a ton of hair on my own but with the amount of running around I do, extensions make my life easier. I’ve been wearing them for over 3 years, so my friends and I consider me to be somewhat of a
expert novice when it comes to taking care of them.
Usually I wear extensions with a wave patterned but this time I decided to switch it up and try something new. Now, I’m rocking Indique’s Pure Curly Collection and there was definitely a change in how I maintained these extensions vs. my wavy extensions. Wearing human extensions is just like wearing your real hair so there is still some level of maintenance required when rocking a weave. Curly hair tends to be frizzier and swell, (especially in summer months) more than other hair patterns so you need to take a few extra steps.
Original Curly Pattern…
When I want to minimize frizz and return my hair it to its natural curl pattern I do the following:
- Paddle brush all my hair.
- Divided my hair into sections (see above)
- Spray Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Leave-In H2 Conditioner on each section. Making sure each section is fully saturated with leave-in conditioner.
- I braid each section using the 2 strand method.
- I then apply Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil or Mark Hill MiracOILicious Argan Oil this aides in minimizing frizz.
Then I twist all the braids together and use a clamp to secure them in place.
I proceed to slick my edges down then I wrap my hair up with a scarf before I go to sleep. Most times I prefer to let my hair air dry because it minimizes frizz but I also understand that sometimes time doesn’t allow you to air dry.
When this happens, I do the following:
- Apply Beautiful Textures Taming Leave-In Conditioner and apply it all over my extensions.
- Add a pea size amount of Fekkai Glossing Cream and apply it to each section for shine.
- Lastly, I take a quarter size amount of Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil to fight frizz.
After following those steps, I get out the dryer to finish my hair off before I head out. Equally as important as the products you use is the dryer you use as well. Recently, I was sent the Kiss Tornado 360 Dryer for review (more details on that later). It works like a charm when it comes to reducing frizz. I add a little oil sheen and them I’m out the door.
As you can see the curl has returned back to its original pattern and no frizz. So there you have my method, there is no one way to maintain your extensions but this is how I maintain mine. What special products do you use when it comes to maintaining your extensions?
As you can see, I’ve colored my extensions so stay tuned for my next post telling you how to maintain color treated extensions.