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How To Maintain Curly Hair Extensions

Curly or kinky hair extensions require more maintenance than straight or wavy textures however they are the best textures for vacations or on the go. Curly hair extensions can add volume, length, and a touch of glamour to your look, but they require special care to keep them looking their best. Whether you're a seasoned extension wearer or a newcomer, these five daily tips, paired with recommended products, will help you maintain the natural beauty and bounce of your curly hair extensions.

1. Gentle Detangling:

Curly hair extensions are prone to tangling, and harsh brushing can lead to breakage. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to gently detangle the hair, starting from the tips and working your way up. For an added boost, apply a leave-in conditioner or a detangling spray to make the process smoother. Recommended product: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk.

2. Hydration is Key:

Curly hair tends to be drier, so maintaining moisture is crucial for preventing frizz and maintaining the curls' integrity. Use a sulfate-free, hydrating shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for curly hair extensions. Incorporate a weekly deep conditioning

treatment to keep the curls hydrated and defined. Recommended product: TRESemme', Aussie Miracle or Silicon Mix.

3. Avoid Heat Damage:

While it's not recommended to straighten curly hair extensions heat styling tools can be tempting, excessive heat can lead to damage and frizz. Embrace your natural curls by minimizing heat styling. If you must use heat, apply a heat protectant spray before styling and use low heat settings. Air-drying is the gentlest option for maintaining the curls' integrity. Recommended product: Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel.

4. Nighttime Care:

Protect your curly hair extensions while you sleep by wrapping them in a silk or satin scarf or using a silk pillowcase. This minimizes friction and reduces the likelihood of tangles and frizz. Additionally, consider styling your hair in loose braids or a pineapple style to maintain the curls' shape overnight.

5. Regular Trims:

To keep your curly hair extensions looking fresh and vibrant, trim the ends annually. This helps prevent thin looking ends and maintains the overall look of the hair. If you're not comfortable trimming them yourself, seek the help of a professional stylist experienced with curly hair.


Maintaining curly hair extensions requires a combination of gentle care, proper products, and a commitment to embracing your natural curls. By incorporating these five daily tips and using the recommended products, you'll ensure that your curly hair extensions remain lush, vibrant, and head-turning. Embrace the curl, and let your extensions shine!

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