How To Look After Micro Bead Hair Extensions

October 21, 2015 - 2 min read

Discover how to look after micro bead hair extensions to get the most use out of the hair between maintenance visits. We talk brushing, washing, products and more.

Our tips will help you to:

  • Prolong the life of your hair extensions.
  • Need less frequent move-ups and replacement.
  • Keep your natural hair as natural as possible.

How to Look After Microbead Hair Extensions in 4 Steps

1. Brushing

To ensure you don’t pull on your micro bead extensions (which can cause premature dropping or fallout of your extensions), only use a loop brush, or nylon boar bristle brush.

When you’re brushing your hair, make sure to separate the strands of hair at the roots to ensure your hair does not tangle.

2. Washing

Before washing your hair, always thoroughly run a brush through the lengths, to help prevent any tangles.

The most important part of washing your hair is to avoid all hair care products containing heavy protein or silicone. These products will weaken the bonds of your hair extensions, causing them to fall out.

When you’re applying shampoo, never rub or massage the product into your hair or scalp. Gently stroke the shampoo through your hair from root to tip.

Apply a moisturizing conditioner to your hair, avoiding the roots and bonds of the beads. Every second wash, apply a deep conditioning treatment to help extend the life of your hair extensions.

Thoroughly wash all shampoo and conditioner out of your hair, as product residue can cause mould around the bonds.

Note: The less you wash your hair, the less often you’ll need to have your hair extensions moved up, or replaced.

3. Heat Tools & Styling

As with your natural hair, heat tools such as curling wands and hair straighteners will damage your hair extensions, so try to use these tools as little as possible. Every time you use any heat styling tools, thoroughly coat your hair with a heat protectant spray. Hot hair rollers use less heat to curl your hair, so opt for these when possible.

Some micro beads can melt when they come in contact with heat tools, so be sure to ask your stylish about this—nobody wants beads glued to their hair!

As you now have a lot more hair, you may notice normal hair ties snap when you try to put them in your hair. To avoid this, use an old school scrunchy to tie up your hair. Make sure the hair tie doesn’t have a metal band, as this may pull out and knot your hair.

4. Sleeping

When you first have your micro bead hair extensions applied, sleeping may feel a little uncomfortable. To help stop your hair extensions from tangling, put your hair in a loose braid and tie a silk bandana around the crown of your head.

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