I think extensions are a great way to grow out afro-textured hair but only when they are meticulously cared for.
When our hair is locked away in twists or braids it’s so easy for us to forget about it and leave it with no care for weeks at a time but that (in my opinion) is a recipe for disaster!
Without care hair can become extremely dry and upon take down your hair will break more easily and look tattered and abused. Most of the times all that length has to be cut off because its been dried out so badly.
Once you look at the video head on over to the comments section and tell me:
What are some of your secrets for successful length retention while in extensions?
Transcript of Today’s Episode
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Hey ladies! This is Cass from cassandrebeccai.com where I show you how to take care of Afro-textured hair. Today, I’m going to show you how to take care of your hair when it’s in extensions.
A lot of us women think that when out hair is in extensions we can just leave it be without taking care of it or doing the proper maintenance your hair needs in order for your hair to stay moist and stay in a position where it can continue to retain length.
But, I want to tell you that that’s not the case.
Braids and extensions give you the opportunity to take care of your hair in a really easy way all the while your hair is being protected. I want to show you how I have been taking care of my hair while it’s been in these extensions.
How I Care for My Hair in Extensions
Every single night, every single day, at least twice a day, I take time to spritz my hair with water and use my butter to seal it all in. It looks something like this. I’m going to show you how I do it.
So, I part my hair in half like this and I take my spray bottle and just spray my hair, especially at the ends because I know for me, that’s the driest part.
Now, my hair doesn’t reach all the way down here, but most of my ends are probably right here. So, I spray a little. I prefer using water because it will penetrate these braids much easier than say, using a moisturizer.
So, I use water and then, I take a little bit of some butter, get it between my hands, and squeeze it through the braids, the extensions.
Why We Need to Do it
I know that some women are afraid to put water in their hair when it’s in extensions. But, I want to encourage you to use that opportunity to make sure your hair is moisturized. I know we’re scared of frizzies and all that stuff and it may cause the look not to last as long. But, in my opinion, my hair, my real hair is more important than the fake hair.
So, I’ll probably have this in for two weeks but, at the end of the two weeks, I want when I take out my hair, that my hair just looks really good and it’s healthy because even though it’s been in a protective style where the hair is significantly longer than my ends, so that my ends are really protected, I can still enjoy great hair when I’m done with these styles.
I don’t have to experience dried out hair or breakage because the whole time that my hair has been in the extensions, it’s actually been protected.
So, that’s my technique and I do it twice a day because it really doesn’t take me much time, and I think that it’s going to really help my hair to retain the length that I desire for it. Two, and also, it’s going to help my hair to stay really moist.
If you have any questions about how to keep your hair moist in extensions, you can definitely send me your comments or questions in the boxes below, or you can go to my website, cassandrebeccai.com.
I also want to say that because I’m only going to have this on for two weeks, I’m going to wash my hair when the two weeks is over. But, if I choose to have them in for longer, I probably would wash them every two weeks and basically make sure that I’m washing especially my scalp and allowing the shampoo to drizzle over my hair.
I think it’s important to just keep your hair moist, continue to treat it the way that you know it must be treated in order for you to have really, really nice hair.
I think through the whole process of wearing extensions, your hair will and does retain length if you choose to take care of it.
Thank you so much for watching. Again, if you have questions, leave them with me, and I’ll definitely get back to it as soon as I can. Share, like, subscribe and I hope to talk to you soon. Bye!