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5 Easy Steps to Wash Clip-in Hair Extensions

Last updated date Thu Jan 11 2024 By William Brown

Fashion Blog

Washing clip-in hair extensions is an essential part of their care routine. mistakes that can lead to damage or decreased longevity of their extensions. In this blog, we will talk about the comprehensive guide to wash clip-in hair extensions. By following these steps, you'll ensure that your clip-in hair extensions remain tangle-free, clean, and shiny, ready for any occasion

Step 1: Brush Your Clip-in Hair Extensions

To begin the washing process, start by gently brushing your clip-in hair extensions. This step is crucial as it helps remove any tangles or knots, making it easier to manage the extensions during the washing and drying process.

Use a soft-bristle brush or a wide-tooth comb to gently detangle the hair, starting from the ends and working your way up to the roots. This technique allows you to detangle any knots without causing further damage.

Divide the extensions into small sections and brush each section individually. This ensures that every strand is thoroughly detangled and prevents any missed knots.

Brush Your Clip-in Hair Extensions

Step 2: Shampoo Your Clip-in Hair Extensions

Start by wetting the extensions with lukewarm water. Take an enough amount of deep cleaning shampoo on your palm and spread it over your clip-in hair extensions. Make sure each strand is thoroughly coated, especially at the roots and ends where product build-up is most apparent. 

After 3-5 minutes massaging clip-in hair extensions, rinse it under lukewarm water to remove the shampoo. This step is crucial in ensuring that all traces of product build-up are washed away, leaving your extensions feeling clean and revitalized.

Shampoo Your Clip-in Hair Extensions

Step 3: Condition Your Clip-in Hair Extensions

Conditioning not only helps to keep the hair soft and moisturized, but it also helps to prevent tangling and shedding, ensuring that your extensions stay looking fabulous.

Look for a product that is specifically formulated for use on clip-in hair extensions or one that is suitable for dry and damaged hair.

Be sure to distribute the conditioner evenly throughout the hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends where the extensions are most prone to dryness. Gently work the conditioner through the hair using your fingers or a wide-toothed comb, being careful not to tug or pull on the extensions.

Leave it on for a few minutes to allow it to penetrate the hair shaft and provide maximum hydration. After that rinse the clip-in hair extensions thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove any excess product. It is important to ensure that all the conditioner is rinsed out, as any residue left behind can weigh down the hair and make it appear dull and greasy.

Step 4: Dry Your Clip-in Hair Extensions

After rinsing, gently squeeze out any excess water from the extensions and pat them dry with a soft towel. Avoid rubbing or twisting the hair because this can cause further damage and lead to tangling.

To dry clip-in hair extensions completely, I highly recommend you let your hair air dry. However, if you are in a hurry, a blow-dryer will help. Before using a blow dryer, it's crucial to protect your clip-in hair extensions from heat damage. This step not only protects your extensions but also keeps them looking shiny and healthy.

When it comes to blow-drying your clip-in hair extensions, it's important to choose the right heat setting. Opt for cool or medium heat to prevent any potential damage. High heat can cause your extensions to become brittle and lose their natural shine. By using a cooler setting, you ensure that your extensions stay in top condition for longer.

Dry Your Clip-in Hair Extensions

Step 5: Brush And Storage Your Clip-in Extensions

After all, it's essential to give it one final touch-up using a wide-tooth comb or brush. This will not only help smooth out any remaining tangles but also add a polished finish to your look.

Once you've perfected your hairstyle, it's important to store your clip-in extensions properly to maintain its longevity and hygiene. Investing in a storage box, carrier case, or even a plastic bag can go a long way in preserving the quality of your hair tools. It helps prevent any accidental damage that may occur if it's left exposed or thrown into a drawer.

If a storage box or carrier case is not readily available, a plastic bag can serve as a temporary solution. Simply place your comb or brush inside the bag and seal it tightly. This makeshift storage option will shield your tools from external elements until you can find a more suitable long-term solution.

Brush And Storage Your Clip-in Extensions


Washing clip-in hair extensions is really simple. However, many people still don’t know how to do it right. In this post, I have presented a step-by-step guide that makes washing clip-in hair extensions easy and practical.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your clip-in hair extensions stay in great shape, ready for you to enjoy beautiful hairstyles whenever you want.


William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.


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