How to style and look after your extensions

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Many women invest in hair extensions only to find they have absolutely no idea how to look after and style them.

But proper management of your extensions play a huge part in how they look and how long they will last. Sarah McKenna, the founder of leading London extensions salon Vixen & Blush, gives us her top tips on lhow to make the most of your extensions...

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One of the HELLO! team's extensions, by Vixen & Blush



Wash your hair often...
It's important to keep the root area very clean to prevent product build up and to keep the hair and scalp healthy.

Only apply conditioner and oils...
To the ends of the hair – extensions may become loose if anything moisturising is applied at the root.

Blowdry...
It's important to properly dry your hair and pay particular attention to the root area so that you can blend your own hair into the new extensions.

Use a heat styling tool...
This is one of the best ways to get your extensions looking as gorgeous as possible. Extensions hold their style, so all the effort you put in at this stage will pay off for days.

Use a soft bristle brush...
To brush through the hair at regular intervals. This creates a soft style that makes your extensions look natural and well-blended with your own hair.

Avoid wearing your hair...
In a high ponytail. This pulls on the extensions and causes stress to the roots. If you need it tied up while sleeping, pull your hair into a low ponytail.

For more information, visit vixenandblush.com