13th Sep 2023

Curly Hair Care and Extensions for Curly Hair

Curly Hair Care and Extensions for Curly Hair

No matter your hair type, colour or length, having locks that are luscious and healthy is a major key contributing to overall comfort and confidence. Hair that is in the best possible condition is easy to maintain, less prone to frizz and tangling, and is flexible to different styles. Well-nourished hair can withstand colouring processes and heat application far better than damaged locks, appearing shinier and thicker without compromised ends.

Curly hair is no exception, however it does require slight changes in routine and product use compared to those with straight hair. In this blog, we take a look at how to care for curly hair and how best to use clip-in extensions to compliment your natural lengths. Curly hair often gets the reputation for being more difficult to manage, but with these super simple tips following the 'Curly Girl Method', we dispel that myth and show you just how easy achieving gorgeous hair can be!

Shampooing Frequency

Curly locks tends to be drier than straight, as natural oils have a harder time traveling down the hair shaft due to its texture. Because of this, it’s recommended to shampoo curly hair less frequently, typically no more than once or twice a week. Over-shampooing can strip the hair of its natural oils and make it even drier and frizzier.


Curly hair thrives on moisture. It's essential to use a rich, hydrating conditioner regularly to keep curls soft, defined, and frizz-free. Using hair masks every other wash also nourishes the curls to lock in all the essential extra moisture. Opt for products that contain Argan Oil and are Sulfate free.


Always ensure you are detangling your curly hair gently, preferably when it’s wet and coated with a conditioner. Curly hair can tangle easily, so it's essential to use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to separate and define your curls. Brushing curly hair when it's dry can lead to frizz and breakage.

Heat Styling

Excessive heat styling can cause damage to any hair type, but especially curly locks. It’s advisable to limit the use of flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers. When heat is necessary for a specific style, use a heat protectant and the lowest heat setting possible. With blow drying, opt for the scrunch and diffuse method. Use a microfibre towel to squeeze moisture from your hair whilst it’s wet, as oppose to rubbing the hair roughly. Once your hair is semi air dried, flip upside down and use a diffuser nozzle over your hair dryer to let the heat evenly distribute across your lengths.


To prevent friction and frizz occurring overnight, sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase, or use a bonnet to wrap your hair. The satin reduces friction, preventing breakage and tangling. Satin pillowcases are also gentler on hair extensions, including clip-ins and weaves, helping to prevent premature shedding and damage.


Curly hair often benefits from regular trims to prevent split ends and maintain the shape of the curls. Going to a stylist or salon that specialises in curly hair cutting can improve the overall health and appearance of your locks. Trained professionals will better understand how to enhance your curl definition, balance layers and determine the ideal length for your hair based on your desired look.


Having curly hair and using clip-in extensions can be a fantastic way to add length, volume, and versatility to your natural curls. However, there are some important considerations and tips to keep in mind when using clip-in extensions with curly hair.

  • Opt for high-quality, Remy human hair extensions. Remy hair is known for its natural appearance and durability, making it an excellent choice for curly hair.
  • Ensure that the extensions match the color of your natural curls. If your hair is highlighted, consider a rooted or balayage shade of extensions to mimic the variations of your natural hair.
  • Consult a professional who can advise on blending extensions with your natural hair, customized styling, and trimming the extensions to your desired length.
  • Clip in your extensions carefully to avoid causing damage. Be gentle and avoid pulling or tugging on your hair. Tease the roots slightly to create a bit of texture, making it easier for the clips to grip onto your natural hair.
  • After clipping in the extensions, style your natural and extension hair together. Use a curling wand or a diffuser to create uniform curls that blend seamlessly.
  • Apply a curl-enhancing product to both your natural hair and the extensions to ensure consistent texture and hold.
  • Let the extensions air dry whenever possible to prevent heat damage. If you must use heat styling tools, use a heat protectant spray.
  • If you're using temporary extensions, make sure to remove them when they are no longer needed and when sleeping to prevent any stress on your scalp.

Using clip-in extensions with curly hair can be an excellent way to achieve various styles and looks while preserving the health of your natural curls. By choosing the right extensions, installing them carefully, and maintaining them properly, you can enjoy the versatility and beauty of both your natural curls and the added length and volume from the extensions. Let us know if you used any of these tips, and tag us on socials to show us your styles!