Yes, you can use a flat iron, curling iron or blow-dryer to heat style your remy halo hair extensions. Much the same as you would do with your own hair. When applying high heat we recommend to use a heat protecting spray on the hair extensions before you use the hot tool. You can damage them just as you could your own hair. We suggest to use caution and set your tool to a lower heat around 350 degrees fahrenheit to avoid damaging them.
It is best to use a flat iron or curling iron that has a temperature dial so that you can know exactly how much heat you are applying to the hair extensions. Modern hot tools often have ceramic tourmaline plates which will prevent frizz and promote shiny healthy hair. When shopping for a tool look for Ion technology. This will help in reducing static. Hair extensions are not growing out of the root of your hair so they do not receive the natural oils as your own hair does. This is the technology of choice that is used my many salon professionals.
When shopping for a blow dryer look for one that emits negative ions as it heats up. These blow dryers are much like your traditional ones that have a fan blowing hot air. With these new types the negative ions will infuse inside the cuticle and disperse when they come in contact with the hair extensions. Allowing the remy hair to receive shine and moisture.
When using this type the negative ion dryer the cuticle will not raise up instead it will be flatter which is excellent for preventing frizz and poor hair health. This will also help the hair to be much smoother and softer because it locks the moisture into the cuticle of the hair.
If possible it is usually a great practice to let your hair extensions air dry. The more heat you apply to your hair the quicker it will begin to dry our causing them to be brittle or tangly. This is because heat opens the cuticle causing it to not have as much shine.
Because this kind of hair is not growing out of your head it does not receive natural oils. We recommend using an argon oil to prevent dryness for your hair extensions. It is also a good practice to trim the ends just as you would your own hair. Keep this in mind when you are deciding on the length of hair extensions to purchase.
We make our halo extensions with 100% human remy hair, so that they can last longer with proper care. The more gentle to them and caring the longer they will last. Many customers can keep their hair in good condition for 6-12+ months. This all depends on how often you use them and how well you take care of them. Avoid heat when possible, air dry when possible and use argan oil to keep them moisturized will help them last a long time.