Kanekalon hair is a popular choice for extensions. It's relatively inexpensive, easy to care for, available in a wide range of colours and is versatile. It's also synthetic, so you may find caring for it quite different than caring for your own hair. With a little know-how, you'll find that Kanekalon doesn't require a lot of maintenance, so you can enjoy wearing your long extensions with minimal care, whether you wear them in individual braids, cornrows or loose.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Oil sheen
Soak Kanekalon extensions in a vinegar/water solution before braiding into your hair if you know that untreated Kanekalon irritates your skin.
Add one cup of vinegar to a sink full of water and soak extensions for 15 minutes. Rinse the Kanekalon thoroughly and let them dry.
Add Kanekalon extensions to your hair in whatever style you choose. Most women choose this hair for creating braids. Once Kanekalon extensions are added, maintenance is simple.
Shampoo your hair as usual, being careful to keep most of the shampoo on your scalp. Rub shampoo in with your fingertips, not your nails.
Let the water work shampoo through the Kanekalon hair, but don't rub shampoo into the extensions.
Rinse hair thoroughly. It's not necessary to apply conditioner to Kanekalon.
Spritz your hair with oil sheen if desired, but don't overdo it. After spraying, run your fingers through your extensions to distribute any oils.
Tips and warnings
- Shampoo hair in the shower. This keeps extensions facing downward, making it less likely for them to tangle.
- Do not apply direct heat to Kanekalon. This is synthetic hair that will melt if a flat iron or curling iron is applied to it.
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