Brushing can significantly extend the life of any type of hair extension. Hair extensions usually become damaged, much like natural hair, when it becomes frizzy, matted and tangled. Brushing daily, but only when the hair is dry, can get rid of tangles easily and keeps the extensions looking better much longer.
Another thing that reduces the lifespan of any extensions is hot tools. Using a flat iron or a curling iron can damage strands over time. If you do style your hair, avoid doing it every day and always use a heat protectant first. Avoid blow-drying extensions, try to leave them to dry naturally as much as possible.
The correct application also influences how long hair extensions will last. If you put them in incorrectly, the wefts or strands may detach and start to fall apart. If you are using hot fusion methods which involves glue and heat, then you must be careful as glue can cause damage to extensions when used incorrectly.
If you take good care of your 100% human hair extensions, they can last about 12 months when worn daily. Without taking the correct care and using harsh products on them, they may only last between 3 and 6 months.
Synthetic hair extensions have a much shorter life. If you wear them daily and regularly style them with heated tools, they will likely last between 2-3 months.
If you don’t heat style the hair extensions and wash them infrequently, they can last for up to 6 months. High-quality Remy clip-in extensions, when properly taken care of, will last between 9 and 12 months.
For women that use 100% human hair extensions every single day, the average lifespan is around 60% less than those who only wear them a couple of times a month.
Much like your natural hair, hair extensions will last longer when cared for. Use the right products and keep them stored to maximum their life.