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Fusion hair extensions can give you long, natural looking hair without the damage that comes along with glue or weaves (plus, they’re virtually pain free!). If you’ve never had fusion extensions before, you might not be used to caring for your new locks, but it’s simple. They’re made of human hair, so the same deep-conditioning techniques you’d use on yourself will work wonders for your extensions. Because African-American or black hair is easily damaged, dried out or frizzy, deep conditioning is a must, and there are few different techniques you can use.
Olive oil is naturally nourishing to dry, damaged hair. While you might smell a little bit like a salad until you wash your hair, its benefits are outstanding. The best part is that you probably have a bottle already sitting in your kitchen cupboard. To deep condition your fusion extensions with olive oil, massage half a cup of olive oil into your scalp, extending the excess to the bottom of your extensions. Keep the oil in your hair for 20 minutes, then wash your hair as normal.
If you're sick of buying expensive hair-conditioning products and treatments that don't do much for your African-American or black hair, coconut oil is inexpensive and will help tame curly, frizzy, out-of-control locks. It's a safe bet that most of the products you already use contain this ingredient because it's so effective. Coconut oil can work as a deep-conditioning treatment for your fusion extensions if you massage it into your scalp and the ends of your hair. Let it sit for 20 minutes before shampooing.
Avocado Conditioning Treatment
Avocados are a super healthy fruit, but what's good for your general health is also good for your hair. Avocados will help repair dry, damaged hair without weighing it down and they're fairly inexpensive when you compare them with treatments you would get in a salon. To make a conditioning treatment with avocado, mix one avocado, one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it for 20 minutes. Shampoo the mixture as normal, and you'll notice less frizz and more shine.
Homemade treatments are great because they allow you to control exactly what you're putting in your hair. However, you might not feel like mixing up your own conditioning treatment. Conditioning treatments specifically designed for fusion extensions and African-American hair are available at drugstores, salons and even online. It's best to consult your stylist before your purchase, so they can help you find the product that will benefit your hair the most.