How to fix extension damage

Although luxurious, hair extensions require more maintenance during your daily hair care routine. Like your natural hair, you may experience dry and damaged hair extensions. Whether it’s caused by hot tools or improper care, there are simple ways to bring your extensions back to life! 

Fixing damage to your hair extensions is essential to prolong their lifespan. The first step is to consult with a professional. At Altruist salon, we can help you determine the cause of the damage and recommend the best course of action. 

We understand that everyone’s hair is different, so we tailor our services to meet your specific needs.

In addition to repairing damage, we can also teach you how to correctly care for your hair extensions. With our help, you can ensure that your extensions always look their best!


Have you ever applied product to your hair extensions only to find that they become dry and brittle?

If so, you’re not alone. Many people struggle to keep their hair extensions healthy and moisturized, but the secret is in the process. 

The first step is understanding what products to use and in what order to use them. This process is called the LOC method, an abbreviation for the type of products you use and the order in which it is applied to your hair. L stands for liquid, O stands for oil, and C stands for cream. Applying a leave-in conditioner or thermique such as Kerastase Genesis Defense Thermique Blow Dry Primer will detangle, protect form heat and smooth your hair. Applying oil next adds moisture, shine, and slip to your hair when styling. This should only be applied to the midshaft to ends never to the root of your extensions. Try Kerastase L’huile Original Hair Oil for L’huile Cicaextreme Hair Oil for blondes. Lastly apply a Lotion for styling purposes or to add nourishment. Avoid products with a lot of alcohol to avoid drying your extension hair. Our favorite nourishing lotion is 8 hour Magic Night Serum or Cicanuit Hair Serum. 

This method is fundamental if you have very curly, wavy, or kinky hair extensions because just a little oil may not be enough to keep your hair moisturized, healthy, and shiny.

Altruist salon’s extension stylists are experts in all things hair extensions, including how to care for them using the LOC method properly. So if you’re looking to fix your damaged hair extensions, book an appointment at the Altruist salon today!

Have you ever noticed that your hair seems thinner and weaker after you take out your extensions?

First, ensure you’re only getting your extensions put in by a professional at an Altruist salon. They will be able to properly assess whether your hair is healthy enough to handle extensions and take measures to avoid damaging it further.

Second, try using products that strengthen your existing hair and improve elasticity, like Kerastase and Aveda. This will help minimize the risk of breakage and keep your hair looking its best.

One type of product that can be particularly helpful for those with unruly hair is a hair strengthening serum. These products work by infusing your hair with nutrients that help to improve elasticity and make your strands stronger.

As a result, your hair will be less likely to break or become damaged when you brush or style it. In addition, a good serum can also help protect your hair from the heat of styling tools like curling irons and blow dryers. This will also help your hair better withstand the weight of the extensions and prevent them from causing further damage. We adore the thermiques by Kerastase, there are many to choose from to suit your specific hair needs. 


Keep your hair extension soft and moisturized.

Dry hair extensions are a big problem because dryness leads to tangling, matting, and breaking. Many products are designed specifically for reviving and repairing damaged, dry, and washed-out extensions. We only recommend professional products. 

You can revive your dry hair extensions by using high quality oils such as Kerastase L’huile Original Hair Oil or L’huile Cicaextreme Hair Oil for blondes. Just take a few drops of these oils and massage them into your hair extensions, then leave them on for 30 minutes before washing them. Do this once a week, and you will see a big difference in the condition of your extensions. For a quicker alternative add a few pumps of oil to your conditioner while conditioning your hair, brush with a wet brush while conditioner is in then rinse. You’ll have silky, tangle-free hair. Remember to keep oil and conditioner away from your scalp to prevent extension slipping

The Boiling Pot Method: This method is a bit more time-consuming but can be very effective in moisturizing your dry hair extensions. First, fill a pot with water and boil it. Then, carefully lower your extension into the pot, ensuring it is completely submerged. Leave it in the pot for about 15 minutes before removing it and rinsing it with cold water. This will open up the hair’s cuticles and allow the moisture to penetrate deep into the shaft.

Advanced Hot Water Method: For this method, you will need a spray bottle filled with hot water mixed with a condition. Spray your extensions with hot water until they are saturated. Then put on a shower cap.


How to Prevent Tangled Hair Extensions and Knots?

If you have hair extensions, you know that tangles and knots are the worst part of wearing them. No one wants to spend hours trying to untangle their hair, only to have the process start all over again a few days later. Fortunately, you can do a few things to prevent your extensions from getting tangled in the first place.

First things first: make sure you’re brushing your hair extensions regularly. Just like your natural hair, extensions require some TLC in combing. If you don’t brush them regularly, you’ll start to see matting. No one wants that!  

Using a gentle brush specifically designed for hair extensions is also important. Otherwise, you run the risk of damaging your extensions.

 It’s also important not to wash your hair extensions too often. Overwashing can strip away the natural oils that help to keep your hair healthy and can cause tangles and knots. Instead, try to wash your extensions every 2-3 days or as needed. When you do wash them, be sure to use a mild shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for use on hair extensions.  Shampoo your scalp and rinse very well, you may need to lather and rinse twice. Apply your conditioner to the midshaft and ends never toward your scalp, conditioner will break down the holding power of the adhesive or cause slipping of the extension beads.

Finally, don’t use too many hair products on your extensions. Too much silicone and low quality products may lead to buildup and tangles, weighing down your hair. When in doubt, less is more!

Following these simple tips will help keep your hair extensions looking smooth and silky – no tangles or knots in sight..


Take Hair Extensions Quality into Consideration

You have followed all these steps and your hair still looks matted and dry? You may have, unfortunately purchased low quality hair extensions. It may be time to upgrade your hair to Remy hair. 

Many people enjoy the luxurious feeling of having long hair, but not everyone is blessed with naturally flowing locks. Extensions are a popular solution for those who want to add length and volume to their hair. Extensions can be made from various materials, including synthetic fibers, human hair, or a mix of both. While extensions can give you a look you desire, they can also cause damage to your natural hair if they are not cared for properly.

One way to tell if your extensions are healthy and will last the time you want them to is by how well they stand up over time. Real hair does develop splits, but if you take care of your extensions and trim away any split ends, that is a good indication of quality. 

If the hair is drier, keep it moisturized! However, if you are doing everything possible to keep your extensions healthy and they are still breaking off or being difficult to style, it may be time to get a new set. 

One way to avoid damaging your natural hair is by getting extensions that are made from 100% human Remy hair. Bellami extensions are less likely to tangle and cause damage than other types of extensions, and at Altruist Salon, we only use the highest quality.



It’s no secret that hair extensions can be expensive. So, when you invest, you want to do everything you can to keep them looking their best. Unfortunately, even with the best care, damage can happen. But don’t worry; there are ways to fix hair extension damage.

Using the LOC method to prevent damage or visiting your hair professional for treatment to assist in repairing your extensions are a couple haircare options.

At Altruist Salons, we offer various conditioning treatments that can help repair damage and restore shine and softness. We also offer several different styling services that can help protect your extensions and keep them looking their best.

Of course, you can also try some DIY methods at home. You can try using a leave-in conditioner or mask on your extensions. Just make sure to use a lightweight formula not to weigh down your extensions and keep it away from your scalp. 

 If you’re struggling to repair damaged hair extensions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at the Altruist salon. We would be happy to help you find the right solution for your situation.