How Long Do Keratin Tip Extensions Last?

Have you ever wondered why most celebrities have the long, voluminous hair of many girls’ dreams? Are all of them lucky to be blessed with those locks? The answer may surprise you, as there is a secret weapon that gives many celebrities that coveted look. It’s keratin tip hair extensions – a highly preferred choice among those seeking a natural-looking hair transformation. However, as they don’t come cheap, people often ask “How long do keratin tip extensions last?” If you have the same question, keep reading to find out the answer below!

How Long Do Keratin Tip Extensions Last

1. What are keratin tip hair extensions?

First things first, we need to know (maybe again) what exactly keratin tip hair extensions are. These extensions consist of hair strands pre-attached with small tips at one end. The tips are made from keratin, a type of protein found in natural hair and nails.

What are keratin tip hair extensions
What are keratin tip hair extensions?

Keratin tip hair extensions, also known as keratin bonded hair extensions, are applied using the strand-by-strand method. A stylist will use a heat tool to melt the tip and bond it to a natural hair strand. The tiny size of each extension strand in combination with the method makes the result super natural-looking.

2. How long do keratin tip extensions last?

The lifespan of keratin tip hair extensions varies depending on a number of factors, including the quality of the hair extensions themselves, the installation technique, the rate of your hair growth, and how well you take care of them. Generally speaking, you can expect keratin tip extensions to last anywhere from 3 to 5 months. If you want to prolong the lifespan of your hair extensions, don’t leave now! Keep scrolling down to discover the tips that will help.

3. Tips to make keratin tip extensions last long

Keratin bonded extensions are well-known as one of the most expensive types of hair extensions, with the total cost being up to several thousand dollars. As they are a real investment, you must want to make the most of them. Our post on how long do bonded hair extensions last will be incomplete without the tips below!

3.1. Choose high-quality keratin tip hair extensions

It’s obvious that you cannot expect your keratin tip hair extensions to last long if they are of poor quality. Therefore, investing in high-quality products in the first place is essential.

Macsara’s keratin tip extensions are made to perfection, ensuring you’ll enjoy gorgeous locks for more than 5 months if they are cared for well. Our hair extensions are crafted from 100% high-quality Remy human hair for a natural look and feel. They can also be dyed and styled just like you would with your own hair. Besides, we use top-notch Italian keratin tips, which are of the highest quality in the market and provide a secure bond despite daily wear and tear.

Keratin tip hair extensions
Choose high-quality keratin tip hair extensions from Macsara

3.2. Have your keratin tip extensions applied by a well-trained stylist

Due to the complicated installation process and potential damage involved, keratin tip hair extensions should not be applied at home but by a professional hair stylist. Make sure you choose a well-trained stylist, who has the expertise and experience needed to deliver a good result. This is because improper installation technique can not only cause damage to your hair but also lead to premature bond slippage.

3.3. Don’t wash your hair for 48 hours after installation

Be sure to wait for at least 48 hours after getting your keratin tip extensions applied before washing them. The keratin bonds need enough time to settle down, and you don’t want to disrupt them, right?

Read more: How To Re Tip Keratin Hair Extensions?

3.4. Don’t wash your hair too often

Wash your hair 2 – 3 times a week at maximum, as overwashing is harmful for both your hair and the keratin bonds. Washing your hair too often will make your hair dry since the natural oil produced by your scalp is stripped. Frequent exposure to clarifying agents is not good for the longevity of the keratin tips, too.

Before washing your hair, give it a brush with a wide-toothed comb or soft bristle brush (start brushing from the ends and work your way up). Use warm water for washing and gently massage the scalp without rubbing your hair vigorously.

Don’t wash your hair too often
Wash your hair 2 – 3 times a week at maximum

3.5. Use the right hair care products

When it comes to keratin hair extensions care, choosing the right product is key. You should opt for a shampoo and conditioner that is specially formulated for hair extensions in general and safe for the keratin tips in particular.

3.6. Don’t apply conditioner to the bonds

Using a conditioner after shampooing your hair is important to make it soft and smooth. However, always apply it to the mid-lengths and the ends only. If you use conditioner near the roots, your hair will be weighed down, and more importantly, the keratin bonds can be loosened over time.

3.7. Dry your hair properly

It’s generally recommended to let your hair dry naturally, right? There is a good reason for this  – the heat from a blow dryer can make your hair dry and brittle. But the thing is, you need to dry the keratin bonds immediately after showering, as keeping them wet can damage the bonds. For the hair, you can let it air dry or blow it dry at a low temperature.

Dry your hair properly
Dry your hair properly

3.8. Avoid heat exposure to the bonds

We all know that keratin tips will melt when heated. For this reason, never let them be exposed to high heat. Before heat styling your hair, you should use a heat protectant on it and keep the heat away from the bonds.

3.9. Sleep with care

To avoid hair matting and tangling after a night of toss and turn, taking care before going to bed is everything. Put your hair into a loose ponytail or braid and sleep with a silk/ satin pillowcase or sleeping bag. Silk or satin is known to reduce friction against your hair, making it less prone to dryness and frizz.

3.10. Keep up with maintenance appointments

No matter how well you take care of your keratin tip hair extensions, there are still chances of problems with your hair. Therefore, our last but not least tip is to visit your hair salon every 6 – 8 weeks for a regular checkup. The hair stylist will make adjustments to your hair if needed before any problem gets worse.

 Keep up with maintenance appointments
Keep up with maintenance appointments


So in this post, we have not only provided you with the answer to the question “how long do keratin tip extensions last?” but also given practical tips on how to make them last as long as possible. By following these tips, you’re sure to enjoy healthy and gorgeous locks for the months to come! See you in other posts, and don’t hesitate to contact us via (+84) 37 9989 559 for further details on high-quality keratin tip extensions and factory prices!