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The DOs and DON’Ts of Wearing Feather Hair Extensions, According to an Expert

If you’ve been captivated as of late by the colorful hair accessory goodness of feather hair extensions, you’re not alone! But like with any trend, there are rules to follow. How to wear feather hair extensions isn’t too complicated, but there are some DOs and DON’Ts you’ll want to adhere to.

We reached out to The Feather Junkie founder, Ashley Featherston, who broke down everything we need to know about maximizing this edgy, eye-catching look!

DOPlace them anywhere in your hair you choose. Our step-by-step Installation Video has some fun placements tips.

DO: Have fun with your color assortment. Our individual hair feathers allow you to pick your preferred color, length and even the width of your feather.

DO: Have fun with the mixing different feather widths and lengths. I personally love mixing longer and shorter, but I like wider feathers behind my ear and having them longer than my natural hair.

DO: Maintenance on your hair feathers every 4-6 weeks. This is done by reusing your current feather extensions and moving the micro-link back up to the scalp. This is a very simple process and can be done easily at home using our Hair Feathers Tool Kit.

DO: Treat your feather extensions delicately. They may break just like real hair. Treat with care and avoid petting. This can loosen their bond.

DO: Store your feathers flat if possible. If not, it’s ok! Over time your hair feathers will form to the position they are left or stored in. Simply straighten them using a flat iron before use.

DO: Be free, be light and let your feather take flight!

DON’T: Stuff too many feathers into one micro-link. This can lead to some falling out due to a loose bond. 6-7 feathers per micro-link is recommended.

DON’T: Be afraid to wash, brush, blow-dry, straighten, curl or jump into the pool with your feathers in. Let your feathers blend into your life.

DON’T: Go long periods of time without doing maintenance. Take it from me, going five months without moving your feathers back up to your scalp will lead to a dread forming between the feathers and your new growth. This will lead to cutting that chunk of hair. 

DON’T: Be afraid to use heat, but use with caution. Anything over 450 degrees can break the feathers and your hair.

Speaking of extensions (of any kind!), HERE‘s how to sleep while you have them in.

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