How to curl your synthetic hair extensions
Synthetic hair is very delicate and can easily be singed or melted if too high a heat is used. There are numerous different ways to curl your synthetic hair extensions, which will keep your extensions looking beautiful, shiny and healthy, and will ensure that your curls last as long as possible. Learning how to curl your synthetic hair is always a great skill to have when you want to change up your hair texture.
Curl with a curling iron
Learning how to curl your synthetic hair extensions with a curling iron is quite simple. You must first make sure that your synthetic hair is heat resistant – if not, you should skip this step and go into the next method. Clip in your extensions, and then curl your whole head of hair as you would normally. The only difference between curling your own hair and curling synthetic hair is that, with synthetic hair, you need to make sure that you keep the heat at or below 180 degrees. Any higher and the extensions will be damaged. Section your hair depending on how big you want your curls – for big, bouncy Hollywood waves, keep the sections large. For tighter ringlets, wrap smaller sections around the curling iron at a time. If you want your curls to last longer, you may want to wet the synthetic hair before curling it. Knowing how to curl your synthetic hair extensions means that your purchase goes twice as far, as you have the knowledge and skills to change up your hairstyle instead of just keeping the extensions as they come.
Curl with hot water
Firstly, make sure your hair is moisturised with either cream-based moisturiser or olive oil, and your extensions are not clipped in yet. Then, taking sections of the hair, roll them around perm rods or rollers to create your curls – as above, choose the size of your sections according to how loose or tight you want your curls. Make sure your hair stays tightly wound around your chosen rollers, and then dip each one into a bowl of hot water for around 20 seconds. After doing this for every roller, let the hair air dry – depending on the volume of the hair, this can take a while, so you may need to plan ahead if you’re curling your synthetic hair for an occasion. Once the hair is dry, remove the rollers and you will have perfect bouncy curls! Knowing how to curl your synthetic hair this way will avoid any heat damage occurring and keep your extensions looking shiny and new.
Curl with a hair straightener and pins
This method is just as easy – divide your hair, and use a hair straightener to curl your hair loosely. Then, using a clip, pin up the section of hair in a spiral to your scalp. After you have done this with your whole head of hair, leave them to set overnight. You can add a hair covering like a shower cap or an old t-shirt to make sure your hair stays put while you’re sleeping.