How to Make Your Hair Extensions Soft

by Maggie Hira

Hair extensions are often treated with chemicals to make them stronger and more durable. As a result, they can be dry and tough to the touch, not soft or silky. However, you can make them softer, shinier---the kind of hair you can run your fingers through---by using both homemade and store-bought hair conditioners. You can apply these remedies both before and after the extensions have been placed in your hair; the conditioning treatments will work in both cases.

Items you will need

  • Deep conditioner
  • Hot oil treatment
  • Avocado
  • Plain yogurt
  • Avocado oil
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Honey
Step 1

Soak your hair extensions in warm water for 30 minutes to an hour. The warm water will soften the strands, making them easier to style.

Step 2

Make a hot oil treatment using olive oil and avocado oil. Combine a few teaspoons of the oils, then place in a glass jar or cup. Place the cup in a hot water bath to heat the oils. Wet the extensions and massage a hot oil treatment into them. Leave the treatment in the extensions for about 30 minutes then rinse them out with warm water.

Step 3

Use a deep conditioning treatment to soften the hair extensions. Apply the conditioner to slightly dampened extensions, leave it in for about 10 minutes then rinse off.

Step 4

Make a deep conditioning mask with avocado and yogurt, and apply it to the hair extensions. Mash up a ripe avocado and mix it in with 2 tbsp. yogurt, blending well. Apply the mask all over the hair extensions, leave it in for about 15 minutes. Remove the mask and dump out into a trash receptacle then rinse out the extensions with shampoo.

Step 5

Apply a mixture of honey and olive oil to soften the hair extensions. You will need about 2 tbsp. honey and olive oil. Mix them together in a plastic bowl then apply to the hair extensions. Massage it in to really make the extensions soft, then rinse them out with warm water.

Tips

  • Use any one of these treatments at least once a week to make your hair extensions as soft as possible.

Photo Credits

  • http://img.alibaba.com/photo/11060146/100_Natural_European_Hair_Extensions.jpg

About the Author

Maggie Hira has been writing professionally since 2006. She has written for numerous websites and print publications, including "LA.Direct Magazine" and The Budget Fashionista. Hira holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.