My hair extensions are fabulous and I like everything about them except one really frustrating thing. I’ve tried brushing the extensions using a wide-tooth comb and three different brushes that I’ve found around the house. I’m a little embarrassed to tell you but I even tried the dog’s brush to comb out my hair extensions. Not one of them worked to my satisfaction. They catch from time-to-time on my micro beads. What am I doing wrong?
Naomi S, Oakland, California
That is a pretty funny story. The first thing you need to do is stop borrowing stuff from your dog. There is a better solution.
The big problem for hair extension users is the raised areas where either micro beads are pinched or keratin tips are bonded. Micro beads have a slightly larger surface and play havoc with combs and standard brushes no matter the quality of the brush. And unless you are careful, bond tips may also catch on a comb.
What you need is a specific hair extension brush with raised bristles that float over and through the micro beads and fushion tips. They are not expensive so having more than one around the house would be wise. You may even want to purchase an extra brush for your canine friend.