When Should You Replace Your Hair Extensions?

When Should You Replace Your Hair Extensions?

One of the most common questions that may have crossed your mind if you're a new hair extension user is how often you should consider replacing your hair extensions. Is it every six months, or can you stretch it to a full year?

Well, the truth is, there's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. However, fear not, because here at KOVI, we're here to simplify the process for you and help you understand the factors that play a role in determining when it's time to replace your hair extensions.


 When to replace your hair extensions by method and type

Keratin Tips: These little guys are usually a one-time deal. Yep, after each use, it's time to bid them farewell. They last about 3-4 months on average.
Itip Hair: If you've got Itip hair, you're in luck. Maintenance time rolls around every two to three months. You can pamper those locks and keep them looking as good as the day you got them!
Wefts: Wefts, like Itips, require maintenance and some TLC, too, but a tad more frequently. Think six to eight weeks. This schedule will keep them fresh and fabulous day in and day out.
Tape Extensions: Tape extensions also get in on the reuse action. On average, you'll want to switch them out every six to eight weeks.

Now, here's the scoop for all you extension lovers. If you're totally vibing with the length you've got (let's say you're flaunting those luscious 22-inch locks), consider a refresh around the six-month mark. Why, you ask? As you go about your daily hair rituals - brushing, heat styling, and all that jazz - you might notice some wear and tear on the ends. It's like they're slowly saying, "I've had enough!" 😫

But hey, if you're cool with it, some clients go the distance. They snag slightly longer extensions, so they can snip away and keep that length for up to a year! Talk about getting your money's worth, right?

Now, remember, it's not necessarily a quality issue. It's just the nature of hair extensions. Depending on the brand (like KOVI hair, for instance), you can easily rock those extensions for a year if you're okay with a little trim action along the way.



Oh, and a pro tip for you - be super gentle with those ends. A little tangle? No problemo! Soft brushing is the key to keeping those extensions looking fabulous. And don't forget the love for your hair ends – use a leave-in conditioner, hydrate them, and minimize the use of hot tools. When you do, play it cool with the heat settings and duration. Extensions may be glamorous, but they're still human hair and deserve extra TLC.

There you have it, the lowdown on hair extension maintenance and when it's time to switch them up. Hope you found this tidbit of wisdom helpful. If you've got more burning questions or ideas for our next blog post, drop 'em in the comments. We're all ears! 💁‍♀️

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