Tips to use oils for Remy hair extensions
When you take a plunge into the world of hair extensions, your responsibility towards your hair increases by manifolds. Though it might sound a bit scary, it is not so in actuality. This is because most of you are already into the habit of taking care of your natural hair. Just a bit extra is required for your extensions.
Hair extensions need proper nurturing just like your natural hair. In fact, they need extra care. This is because unlike your natural tresses, your extensions do not get the natural oil and nutrients originating from the scalp. So, to maintain shine and health, extensions need to be properly treated and nourished.
One of the surest ways of nourishing these precious babies is pampering them with natural oils. Oils are nothing new to you! Most of you are already into the habit of applying oil to your natural hair. So, this caring method for your hair extensions is not at all extravagant. You do not need to go the parlor either. However, before applying oil to your extensions, you need to be sure that these are 100% Remy human hair.
Hair oils are extremely beneficial to your hair as well as to your extensions. The oils should be applied at the midshaft all the way to the tips. Do not apply them at the roots or at the weft bonds. Adopting a wrong technique of application of oil can lead to the random breakage of micro-beads or adhesives.
There are different oils that are equally suitable for your Remy hair extensions. Coconut oil, Argan oil, and Castor oil are the most prominent ones in this category of oils. You need to make optimal use of each type of oil to get the best possible outcome.
Argan is a tree whose fruits are almost similar to nuts. These fruits produce argan oil. The oil is extracted and sold as a premium oil for the hair or as an ingredient in beauty products. These beauty products include face creams and body lotions. Argan oil is also referred to as Moroccan oil or liquid gold. You just need a few drops to protect your Remy hair extensions from chemical treatments like heating. On top of that, this oil provides proper nourishment required by your extensions. This keeps your extensions healthy for a long time. Daily use of Argan oil lowers frizz, breakage, and matting of your hair. The best part is that it is not as greasy as coconut oil. So, it is perfect for regular use your extensions.
First of all, apply a few drops to your palm, rub your hands together to heat the oil and apply it to uniformly throughout the hair. This oil is specially used in case of temporary clip-in extensions.
Coconut oil is a common ingredient when it comes to beauty products. It indeed has multiple properties, one of which is its enormous nourishing capacity. It protects the hair from heat, repairs damaged hair, prevents hair loss and protects hair from shedding. It also prevents hair loss and contributes to the growth of natural hair. It does not evaporate like other oils. It locks itself inside the hair, moisturizing them for a long time. It is the ultimate resort for many women to keep their hair soft and less vulnerable to breakage.
Apply it to the entire length of the hair extensions. You might consider melting the oil a little prior to its application to your Remy hair extensions. Leave it in for 30 minutes and more followed by proper rinsing. Use sulfate-free shampoos. Follow this procedure once or twice a month for good results.
Coconut oil keeps the ends of your hair extensions adequately moisturized. You can heat two tablespoons. Do not make it too hot as it might burn your hair extensions! Apply this warm oil only to the tips of your hair extensions. This method is moisturizing your hair extensions mot efficiently. Make sure that the oil is far from your tape, bond, or beads. Else, it might cause hair slippage in a short period of time of applying.
Once the oil is applied, place your hair extensions into a braid. Leave it on in a safe place for at least a couple of hours. It is best if you let the extensions absorb the oil for overnight. However, in the latter case, make sure to protect your clothes and pillow from the oil. You can do so by simply placing a towel on your bed or by wrapping a sheet of plastic.
Castor oil comprises minerals, vitamin E, and proteins. All these components are known to contribute to hair growth in general. Use 100% pure virgin cold-pressed castor oil for best possible results. This form of pure castor oil has to repair properties that heal scalp infections, controls hair loss, prevents and eliminates dandruff and protects the hair from breakage. It nourishes the Remy hair extensions, making them shine brighter and contributing to its glossy texture. This makes the hair look healthy, flawless and lively.
Castor oil has a thick consistency. So, for your hair extensions, try not to use it just like that. You can mix it with a few drops of another oil like the coconut oil. This mixture is much smoother and lighter to apply that is perfect for your remy hair extensions. You can use this mixture for the well-known “hot oil treatment” as well. You can massage it gently into your hair and scalp, then put a shower cap on and sleep on it. You can also leave it for a few hours to allow it to settle. Then comes the time to wash and rinse your hair well. Follow this treatment for your hair extensions once a month.
You can select any one of the above oils or can use a mixture of oils, depending on the condition of your hair extensions. Consult your hair stylist for the best advice.