Depending on the color of your light brown hair, you may feel that your hair has lost some of it’s pizzazz. Many times, women with light brown hair notice that their hair is more of a brown ash instead of a glossy brown, and while there is nothing wrong with that type of color, if you’ve been coveting healthy, shiny hair that will blend better with your hair extensions, here are some ways to reach that goal.
Oil mask – A great way to restore moisture to your light brown hair and ensure that your extensions will blend with your natural hair is to apply olive oil or avocado oil to your hair at least once a week. Although this may seem like it would make your hair feel disgusting, exactly the opposite is true. When you apply oil directly to your hair, it really helps to repair damage, and restore shine. Apply the oil to dry hair, and allow it to sit on there for about thirty minutes to an hour. Then wash out the oil thoroughly, condition, and style. You will be amazed at how quickly this type of oil treatment will begin to repair and restore your hair.
Heat protector – One of the most underrated items that should be a part of every woman’s daily beauty regimen is a heat protector? A heat protector is important for your real hair and for your extensions because heat styling tools can cause major damage to hair if they are not used correctly, and because most women heat style their hair on a daily basis, a heat protector spray is extremely important. Because you don’t want something that is going to weigh your hair down and make it stiff and gross, try to find a heat protector that is lightweight enough that you will not even be able to tell that it’s on your hair, except for the fact that your hair and human hair extensions are being protected from the extreme heat.
Don’t over wash – How often do you wash your hair? If you wash your hair on a daily basis, you are actually stripping some of the natural moisture from your hair. However, if you’re like most people, your roots start to get oily really quickly, so washing your hair daily is imperative. If you can, try to extend the time between washes. Instead of wearing your hair down, try a low messy bun with a side braid in the front. This will keep more moisture in your hair, and it will save you time. It may also be a good idea to invest in a dry shampoo in order to extend the time between washes.
All natural – Do you always dry your hair with a hair dryer? A great experiment you can do in order to improve the health of your hair is to allow your hair to air dry for a month. If you don’t have time to let it air dry, consider diffusing it. Once the month is over, straighten your hair, and you will see a definite improvement in the overall health of your hair.
Although you can sleep in your hair extensions, do your best to take them out every night because you will not run the risk of snagging them on something while you sleep. Instead of just putting your extensions all over your house, do your best to keep them in the same place. If possible, try to store them in their original packaging, as this will also help to preserve them.