Whatever form of extension you choose, it will need to be maintained. We spoke with some of the industry’s best hairstylists to obtain their tips on how to take care of your hair extensions and keep them looking immaculate.
Regularly replacing extensions is recommended.
You won’t be able to wear the same extensions permanently, even with the finest care. According to Porsche, a sew-in can last up to three months with proper maintenance and regular visits to your hairstylist. “You’ll know it’s time for your hair to come out when your install is completely visible, because your hair has grown out so much.” “Kim Kimble, a renowned hairstylist who worked on Black Is King and has worked on the crowns of Zendaya, Tyra Banks, Brandy, and others, agrees that it’s also time to come out if it’s been a few months and your style is starting to look completely different from what you started with — and not in a good way. “She recommends removing extensions “every six to eight weeks, depending on how fast your hair develops, across the board for all extensions at all lengths and textures” to minimize matting and tangling.