Curling irons, blow dryers, flat irons and other heat styling tools are often the first things we turn to when we want to create a hair style that turns heads. The use of heat styling tools on your human hair or synthetic clip in hair extensions is a great option for anyone who wants to temporarily alter the appearance of their extensions to create a different hair style.
Use too much heat on your clip in hair extensions and you could potentially damage them for good. Use too little and you could end up results that look nothing like what you intended because your hair wouldn’t curl or get as straight as you hoped it would become when you began the styling process.
Follow these tips for using heat styling tools on your clip in hair extensions to help your extensions will keep their exquisite appearance:
- Use products to protect your extensions
Human hair clip in hair extensions can be cared for the same way you’d treat your own hair. It’s perfectly fine to use the same heat protecting products you use for your hair on your human hair clip in hair extensions.
Just like your hair, your extensions will benefit most from nourishing heat protecting products that contain a combination of healthy oils and vitamins. Pour a small amount of the product of your choice into your palm, rub your hands together and use your fingers to evenly distribute the product through your extensions before using any heat styling products.
Synthetic hair clip in hair extensions can also be protected from the heat with heat protecting products. The secret is to use the products sparingly so they don’t create too much sheen or leave product build up on your clip in hair extensions.
- Use low heat
Although high heat can be used on human hair clip in hair extensions it’s best to use caution when doing so. Extremely high heat can cause your clip in hair extensions to singe or burn completely through. Synthetic clip in hair extensions are often created to be able to handle a small amount of heat, which is much less than human hair extensions can endure, but it’s still best to proceed with caution. When using heat styling tools on human or synthetic hair it’s best to use the lowest heat setting necessary to achieve your desired results to keep your extensions in good condition.
- Be careful
The number one rule when it comes to using heat styling tools on clip in hair extensions is to use caution. Use your own good judgment to determine how your slip in hair extensions respond to heat and to figure out how much or how little is necessary to achieve your hair styling goals. Whether you’re using heat on human hair or synthetic clip in hair extensions it’s best to take the proper precautions to protect your hair from heat and to keep them in the same condition they were in when you first bought them.