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How to wash Clip in hair extensions properly?

Fashion Blog Tue May 05 2020

It is important to get into a good routine with your hair extensions from the start because good habits equal longer lasting extensions. By follow us in this topic, you will know some tips to take a good care of hair extensions easily and properly.

How long do hair extensions last? 

The lifespan of hair extensions can range anywhere between 3 to 6 months to a year or longer, depending on the general care they receive and how often they are worn. Remember, the more you wash and heat style your extensions, the shorter their lifespan will be, so try to keep washing and using products on your extensions to a minimum.

The important thing to remember is that your hair extensions don’t have a natural hydration source like your own hair does, so keeping them moisturized and reducing dryness is crucial to prolonging their lifespan.


How to wash a Clip in hair extension properly? 

If your extensions feel like they’re becoming increasingly difficult to style, this is likely a sign that there is product build-up and they need to be washed. We recommend washing them after every 30 wears or once a month.


Step 1:  Detangling and Combing

Hair extensions after wearing can become matted, and have tangles, much like your natural hair. This is especially true when you style and use products or just a windy day outside.

The first thing you will want to do is lay each of your extensions out flat, you may spread them out end to end, or place them neatly on top of each other.

It is good to note, before you begin combing them, is how they are attached. Hair extensions can be somewhat delicate near the clips or track end, so going at them very quickly could potentially pull some stands out. Often times this is an overlooked aspect of brushing. It is best to take your time on this step to ensure you don't pull out stands unnecessarily. Start by combing with your wide tooth comb at the ends of the hair and gently work your way up to the top. Once you have finished with the wide tooth comb, up can switch to a soft briskly brush to help the detangling process even more. Do this for each section of hair.


Step 2: Sink Preparation and Shampoo

Shampoo is meant to cleanse, and remove build up, and in a sense refresh. A different approach is used on shampooing hair extensions. You will first need to make sure your sink is cleaned and free of dirt and other contaminants. Then, using lukewarm water fill the sink about halfway. It is a good idea to add about two or three pumps of shampoo to the water while it is running. You won't want to apply shampoo directly to the hair, as it can lead to more tangles. Once your sink is ready to go, it's time to start washing!

If you wash smaller amounts of hair will be easier to manage. Using one hand you'll want to firmly grasp the top where the clips are and slowly with your other hand move the soapy water through the hair completely. The goal is to clean, not tangle.  You will want to submerge the clips as well. A q tip can be used to really get in and between the clips. After you have shampooed each clip in section place them on a towel.

Step 3: Comb

Lastly, you'll want to again comb through your extensions when they are completely dry, and make sure they are free of tangles and to keep them straight. You should avoid combing the hair when it is wet, because hair is at its most fragile state and it can lead to breakage. Use your wide tooth comb for best results, and as always start from the ends and with your way through slowly to the top.

Read on to learn all about hair extensions care, tips and, tricks to ensure your set lives a long and happy life. While we talk mostly about clip-in hair extensions, the information is applicable for most types of high-quality human Remy hair extensions.

With regular care and attention, you can ensure your hair extensions last as long as possible and stay looking healthy. So, if you want to learn how to properly take care of your clip-in hair extensions.


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