Hair extensions are popular among women to create long, fuller hair. Although the extensions may look great at first, they can often start to look frizzy after a few weeks. Because the hair used in the extensions is either dead (if it's human hair) or synthetic, there are no moisturizing and nourishing oils to keep the hair looking healthy. If your braided hair extensions are starting to look frizzy, there are a few things that you can do to keep them looking healthy.
Wash your hair gently with a moisturizing shampoo. Avoid using any shampoos that contain alcohol, as they will dry out the extensions further.
Apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair after shampooing. Leave-in conditioners will help to moisturize the hair and reduce frizz.
Spray a small amount of hair oil into your hair, focusing on the ends and frizzy strands. Because the extensions are not receiving the natural hair oils from your scalp, using hair oil will help to nourish the extensions.
Tie your hair back into a loose ponytail before bed. Tie a silk scarf around your head before lying down to sleep.The silk will help to keep the natural oils in your hair, while keeping your hair wrapped will prevent friction that will cause frizz.
Andrea Griffith has been writing professionally since 2005. Her work has been published by the "Western Herald," Detroit WDIV, USAToday and other print, broadcast and online publications. Although she writes about a wide range of topics, her areas of expertise include fashion, beauty, technology and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English from Western Michigan University.