Sewn-in extensions are typically made from human hair, which means that they are good quality but very delicate. To attach extensions, a stylist braids hair along the scalp, then sews tracks of hair into the braids. Proper care will make your extensions last longer and look better. By washing, conditioning, styling and gentle handling, your extensions will last the six to eight weeks that they should.
Oil your scalp whenever your scalp feels itchy because of the the tight braids. Spread a little coconut oil on your fingertips and apply it to the affected areas of the scalp. Do not scratch at your head, which can result in frizzy roots and noticeable tracks.
Wash your hair extensions every seven to 14 days. Choose a shampoo that is high quality and gentle, such as a baby shampoo or sulfite-free product. Condition your hair each time you wash your extensions.
Pat your hair dry after getting out of the shower, because rubbing it dry with a towel with roughen the hair cuticles and cause messy hair shafts. Always allow your extensions to dry before you go to bed; sleeping on wet hair extensions can damage them. If possible, sleep on a silk pillowcase or with a silk scarf to protect your hair from pillow friction.