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How to dry your wig or hair extensions faster

by Rebecca Dawe

How to dry your wig or hair extensions faster

It does take longer to dry a real hair wig and hair extensions than your natural hair. The hair is usually more porous than your growing hair which means that it will absorb more of the water. It also does not benefit from the natural oils your scalp produces. That’s why it's really important to moisturise (to stop it being so porous and repels some of the water) your hair, so condition every time. 

Heated tools, such as hair dryers and straighteners, will obviously dry your hair out further. Therefore, it's really important to use good quality heat protectant. 

Personally speaking, it’s much better to dry your hair overnight and give it a quick spritz and short styling blast in the morning. However, many of us are attached to our hair (semi-permanent attachment) so it’s not an option. Try to time your wash so you have as long as possible to naturally dry. One of the best things you can do is invest in a microfibre towel as it absorbs so much more water. Squeeze as much water out of your hair as possible and then use the towel concentrating particularly on the root area. The root area stays much wetter. You can also purchase microfibre turbans which are a favourite of mine when wearing hair attachments. 

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