How to dry hair extensions, or specifically how to blow dry hair extensions, are common questions asked by those who have recently had a set of hair extensions fitted. This is because hair extensions need to be treated far more gently to ensure they last and stay soft, and many want to make sure they know how to dry hair extensions correctly in order to look after them as best as possible.
Here at hairapeutix we are committed to providing the guidance you are looking for, so we have some simple tips and tricks to make drying for your hair extensions a breeze.
When it comes to hair extension care, preparation is key, and drying your hair extensions is no exception.
Step 1: Firstly, you will need to brush your hair extensions before you begin the process of drying them. Whilst it is well known that hair is at its weakest when wet, unfortunately brushing your hair after a shower cannot be avoided, as we need to keep those hair extensions as smooth and tangle free as possible. Gently work your way through your hair extensions with a suitable hairbrush, being careful not to tug on the bonds. We recommend a brush that has been specifically designed for hair extensions like the Hairapeutix Hair Extension Hairbrush.
To learn how to brush you hair extensions when wet, check out our top tips.
Step 2: Once your hair is smooth you must ensure you check your bonds or weft for any disruption. Run your fingers in and around the bonds or weft track to be sure that they have not become tangled during the process of washing and brushing, and pull free any stray hairs that may have become tangled. To learn more about how and why to check your hair extension bonds, check out our tips.
You are now ready to start drying your hair extensions.
Hairapeutix Top Tip: Did you know that using a pre shampoo treatment before washing your hair can help to keep your hair extensions softer for longer? Hairapeutix is an all natural oil treatment that nourishes the hair, resulting in silky soft, easy to manage tresses.
How To Blow Dry Hair Extensions
If you have been wondering if you can blow dry hair extensions, the answer, of course, is YES.
Here are our step by step tips to the perfect hair extension blow dry.
Step 1: If you are wearing a prebonded keratin method i.e. glue, you will need to begin blow drying your hair extensions straight away, as allowing your hair extensions to sit damp can cause the bonds to become sticky, which is not ideal. If you are wearing another method such as micro ring hair extensions, nano ring hair extensions, tape hair extensions or weft hair extensions, then you can allow your hair to air dry slightly before blow drying.
Step 2: Making sure you have parted your hair in a position you are happy with, begin blow drying your hair extensions on a low heat setting, focusing on the roots first. If you prefer to section your hair when blow drying this is fine, you just need to be sure not to catch those bonds or weft track with the clips.
If you’re not a pro with the barrel brush, don’t worry neither are we, so you can stick to the good old fashioned rough drying technique, manipulating the hair with your fingers.
Step 3: In order to get the most out of your hair extensions, you should ensure that your hair is fully dry before styling further. Applying direct heat from a hair straightener when the hair is still damp exposes the hair to excessive heat which can cause damage to the hair’s structure, so its a big no no.
It is also worth reiterating here that you must never sleep with your hair extensions damp or wet, so if you are blow drying your hair extensions before bed you must be sure that your hair extensions are fully dry before that head hits the pillow. Read more about sleeping with hair extensions here.
Step 4: For best results when blow drying your hair extensions, use Hairapeutix pre shampoo treatment before washing to reduce tangling, restore quality and to condition your hair extensions between washes. Hair extensions need a little extra TLC to keep them in a silky smooth condition, so it is important to give them a little treat every so often.
Hairapeutix Top Tip: Did you know that our pre shampoo treatment can also be used post wash? Simply run your finger around the inside of your used sachet to collect a small amount of product, rub into your hands for a light, even coating, and then apply to freshly washed hair. The natural properties of the ingredients will smooth the hair’s cuticle, reducing frizz and increase shine….oh and did we mention it smells amazing too. Learn more about how to use our Pre-Shampoo Treatment here.