The advantages of human hair extensions in terms of their natural looks, longer lifespan and lower need for maintenance have been regularly emphasized. Human hair extensions are a boon to those who may have long-term hair or scalp deficiencies and wish to conceal them. In order to maximize the effectiveness of human hair extensions, some minimum maintenance directions are necessary to be followed. Additional maintenance becomes necessary in special instances. When swimming, it is preferable to remove the human hair extensions; if worn, avoid wearing a swimming cap because friction will cause matting or shedding of the hair in the human hair extensions. Avoid underwater swimming with the human hair extensions. Shampoo and dry the human hair extensions immediately after swimming. Similar precautions should be followed for sauna and sun-bathing. In addition, the human hair extensions can be tied into a single braid when doing these activities. After completing them, shampooing the hair and drying it, the braid can be opened. In extreme winter, the human hair extensions may experience static. Dampen the hands, rub the palms together and run over the human hair extensions just a bit away from the hair (don’t touch the hair with your palms) to control static.