The most important thing to consider when purchasing new hair extensions is how long they will last. Cheaper synthetic hair extensions will last for a much shorter period than high-quality Remy or 100% natural hair.
The longevity of any type of hair extension is determined by how well they have looked after. We’ve all seen those girls who don’t care for their extensions, so they become a huge tangled mess of hair. By investing in high-quality hair extensions and treating them with care, you can extend the life of your extensions and stop them from looking like a nest on the back of your head.
Which Hair Extension Last Longest?
Not all types of extensions last the same amount of time, some are more prone to damage than others. Pre-bonded types like i-types and tape-in extensions have a pretty good lifespan, but because they use glue, they are prone to tangling near the roots, leading to a shorter life span.
Clip-in hair extensions are the longest lasting of all the hair extensions. Clip-in wefts are the easiest to put in and maintain so less damage is likely to occur, making them great for beginners and experienced users alike.
How Long Does Synthetic, Remy, and Natural Hair Extensions Last?
If you take good care of your 100% human hair extensions, they can last about 12 months when worn daily. Without taking the correct care and using harsh products on them, they may only last between 3 and 6 months.
Synthetic hair extensions have a much shorter life. If you wear them daily and regularly style them with heated tools, they will likely last between 2-3 months. If you don’t heat style the hair extensions and wash them infrequently, they can last for up to 6 months. High-quality Remy clip-in extensions, when properly taken care of, will last between 9 and 12 months.
For women that use 100% human hair extensions every single day, the average lifespan is around 60% less than those who only wear them a couple of times a month.
How Do I Make My Clip In Hair Extensions Last?
Brushing can significantly extend the life of any type of hair extension. Hair extensions usually become damaged, much like natural hair, when it becomes frizzy, matted, and tangled. Brushing daily, but only when the hair is dry, can get rid of tangles easily and keeps the extensions looking better for longer.
Another thing that reduces the lifespan of any extensions is hot tools. Using a flatiron or a curler can damage strands over time. If you do style your hair, avoid doing it every day and always use a heat protectant first. Avoid blow-drying extensions; try to leave them to dry naturally as much as possible.
The correct application also influences how long hair extensions will last. If you put them in incorrectly, the wefts or strands may detach and start to fall apart. If you are using hot fusion methods that involve glue and heat, then you must be careful as glue can cause damage to extensions when used incorrectly.
Much like your natural hair, hair extensions will last longer when cared for. Use the right products and keep them stored to maximize their life.