March 01, 2019

If you’ve recently invested in new human hair extensions like the premium Luxeriva human hair extensions (or are thinking about it) then now is a great time to consider which styling tools can assist you in creating versatility and keeping things fresh without damaging your hair!


There are countless heat styling tools that can be used with good quality human hair extensions and as long as you use an appropriate heat protectant you’ll be able to enjoy your extensions for a long time. Be sure not to apply heat to any bonding glue, lace or silk bases if these form part of your extensions though, you want to avoid irreversible damage to the product. There’s a cool list of heat-free ways to curl hair if that’s more up your street, but for now let’s check out these five essential tools you could incorporate into your style regimen tomorrow!


1. Blow Dryer with a Diffuser

Blow dryers are surprisingly versatile hair styling tools; as well as helping to dry hair faster they can assist with laying the foundations for many different hairstyles. Before using a blow dryer you should ensure your hair is around 70% dry, this is so that you don’t apply excessive heat to dry it and also because hair is weaker when wet – so help it out! Use a quality hair dryer that has multiple heat setting options. It is highly recommended to use the cool mode in order to dry the bonds and roots of hair extensions, and a diffuser attachment ensures a more evenly distributed flow of air to roots to avoid over-drying your strands which could damage cuticles and drastically reduce the lifespan of the hair. If you have curly hair extensions (or naturally curly hair) then please, invest in a diffuser as this will create real volume in your curls as and when you need it!


2. Hot Air Hair Brush

This is simply a hair brush with a built-in blow dryer, and it works so well! You can get the bristles close to the scalp to help with volumising your style, but as always be sure to avoid direct heat on a lace or silk bases for hair extension styles!


3. Hair Straightners

Possessing premium quality hair straightners is a must-have for every woman who sports straight styles and these are great when you need to revitalise a look, especially if hair has become a bit frizzy due to the environment or if the effects of a hectic day are showing! Always familiarise yourself with your styling tools and try out different heat settings to determine what works best for you without damaging your hair, it’s always worth remembering that you don’t want to apply too much heat to your hair extensions as it will degrade their quality over time.


4. Curling Wand (used to call them curling tongs… what changed?!)

Sexy, smooth curly hair can totally transform your look. If you want to give your hair extensions a new look altogether then use a curling wand, even if you already have curly extensions you can incorporate a tighter or looser curl to change things up a bit. The curling wands that have interchangeable & different sized barrels are one of our favourite tools – but be sure they come with a good quality heat-proof glove as you’ll need this to change hot barrels!


5. Deep Wave Wands / Triple Barrel Waver

Triple barrel wavers have become an immensely popular styling tool for hair extensions, and we can see why… the results are beautiful! Anyone can achieve beach wavy hair in less time and without much hassle. These generally also double up as curling tongs so are worth the investment.


Hopefully you have a better idea of the essential heat styling tools that can be used with human hair extensions, just maintain some precaution about where and how much heat is directed to the hair and scalp, use a heat protectant spray or serum beforehand and you’re good to go!

What’s your favourite hair styling tool?

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