Caring for your flip in hair extensions

While flip in hair extensions are one of the more affordable hair extension options, they still require some regular care and sensible maintenance to keep them looking great. Here are some tips to help you make sure your flip extensions look great for as long as possible. 

Take them out before bed

This may seem like an obvious tip, but if you like to put in your extensions before a night on the town and you have a few drinks, it's a good idea to make sure that you slip them off before you head to sleep. Try stashing them in your clutch or hanging on a bedside table if you are sleeping at a friend's house, as they can be quite hard to detangle if you toss and turn at night. Many flip in extensions come with an easy-to-store clutch you can use for on-the-go storage. 

Take care when styling

Flip in hair extensions can usually be styled with your normal hair style, which is one of the reasons that they are an easy and low impact styling option. However, it can be very intensive to use styling options such as using gels and mousses and curling irons or a hair dryer to create more volume and texture. Try to limit how often you switch the styling your hair extensions, as refreshing the style of hair extensions can be damaging and adversely affect the condition and overall life of your hair extensions. 

Wash your extensions when needed

If you spend the night in a smoky or sweaty environment, it's a good idea to check your extensions for smell. You may need to give your extensions a wash if they get particularly whiffy. You can usually wash acrylic or natural hair extensions gently in a wash of diluted baby shampoo and then air dry to get the locks back to normal. Use a gentle brush to regain condition once fully dry. It's a good idea to avoid washing more than necessary as any loss in extensions or loss of texture is not naturally renewed (unlike hair that grows from the head). 

If you have flip in hair extensions, it is a good idea to ask your hairdressers or hair supply store for specific advice on the best way to care for your hair extensions. Using correct care processes can keep your extensions looking great and ensure that they last for as long as possible.