Hand-tied weft aka beaded row hair extensions require proper care and maintenance to ensure their longevity and to prevent damage to your natural hair. Here are some tips on how to care for hand-tied weft extensions:
Brush your extensions gently: Using a wet brush, or a boar bristle brush specifically, start at the ends and work your way up to the roots, being careful not to tug or pull on the weft. You want to brush before you you get in the shower, and allow your hair to dry at least 75% of the way before brushing it.
Wash your extensions carefully: Use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair. If you aren't sure what products to use, we use Virtue products, which will be linked below. When washing, gently massage the shampoo into your scalp and rinse with cool or lukewarm water.
Avoid over heat styling: Heat styling tools can damage the hair and hair extensions, causing it to dry out and become brittle. If you must use heat styling tools, use a heat protectant spray and keep the temperature on low. At Studio She, we use the 6 in 1 Styler from Virtue Labs
Don't sleep with wet hair: Sleeping with wet / damp hair can cause tangles and knots, which can damage the weft and you own hair. Allow your hair to air dry or blow-dry it on a low setting before going to bed.
Use a silk pillowcase: Silk pillowcases are gentle on the hair and can prevent tangling and breakage. They also help to maintain the shine and softness of the hair.
Avoid chlorine and saltwater: Chlorine and saltwater can cause the hair to become dry and brittle, try to wet your hair with fresh water before swimming in these environments if possible. Putting it in a low loose braid can help prevent it from tangling as well.
Get regular maintenance: Hand-tied weft extensions require regular maintenance to ensure they stay in good condition. This includes tightening the weft, removing any tangled or damaged hair, and repositioning the weft if necessary.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your hand-tied weft extensions stay healthy and last as long as possible.