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How to Keep Your Malaysian Straight Hair Extensions

Dea Gbortoe

Posted on October 04 2019

Straight hair is quite manageable and can look very appealing with proper grooming and shine, which makes it a popular 
style option among working ladies. The problem with straight hair, though, is that it can just as easily go limp and flat, 
not only because of neglect, but also because of overexposure to too much straightening and care. To add body to their 
‘do’, women lay on lavish coats of sprays, gels, volumizers, and anything new on the market that they can use to awaken 
those lifeless roots. If you’re on your way to damaging your hair in this way, you might consider Malaysian hair 
extensions.

Malaysian hair extensions are among the best types suitable for African-American and multi-ethnic hair. It has just the 
right luster, making it blend more seamlessly with the natural hair. It’s lightweight yet the strands are thick and 
durable enough to get them styled like natural hair. It retains moisture too so it’s not prone to frizzing. Just like all 
other types, Malaysian straight hair extensions also require appropriate care to keep them at their best condition. To 
keep your extensions healthy, follow these care tips:

When brushing….
Brush your hair regularly to keep it tangle-free but do it gently as careless brushing can cause the extensions to shred. 
Brush you hair only when it’s dry and do this by carefully untangling the strands around the bottom, and then brushing 
from the top. Hold your hair securely at the top as you detangle from the tips up. Use widely-spaced bristles or a wide- 
toothed comb.

When washing…
Give your hair full shampoo and conditioning every 4-5 days. Avoid over washing as this can loosen the extensions’ anchor 
(bonds) and will also dry out the hair quicker. Invest on a shampoo with good neutral PH, ranging from PH 6-7. Detangle 
your hair before washing, not during as this promotes shedding. If you don’t have a PH neutral shampoo, dilute your 
regular shampoo in warm water and apply it on your hair on a downward motion. When rinsing, tilt your head back, not 
forward and avoid directly washing the bond. Do not massage your hair as this can weaken the bonds. When applying 
conditioner, comb it in with a wide-toothed comb on the way up, avoiding the weft/bond.

When drying…
Wrap your hair together in the towel to keep it from tangling. Leave it that way for about 5-10 minutes until water is 
absorbed. If you can’t avoid using the hair dryer, put it in a medium-low heat at speed setting, and attach a diffuser if 
possible.

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