If you are an avid lover of hair extensions, you would undeniably own a few pairs of wefts that you cherish and wear regularly. Quality clip in hair extensions can be expensive, which is why it’s important to properly take care of them to ensure their long life, shine, and texture. Given below are detailed steps that cover the right way to wash clip-hair extensions:
Step #1: Brush Hair Extensions
Brushing your extensions before wetting them in a sink would reduce the probability of your extensions tangling and breaking during the wash. Brush from bottom to top to gently remove tangles and knots, and to limit shedding. Use a wide-toothed comb of a brush with soft bristles to limit the damage.
Step #2: Prep Washing Area
Wash the extensions in a sink or a plastic bowl and prepare it before the process begins. Whatever you use, make sure that it is squeaky clean and filled with lukewarm water. Add a few squirts of sulphate-free shampoo and mix it in to ensure dispersion.
Step #3: Wash Each Weft
Dip the extensions one weft at a time in the shampoo mixture and gently rub them. Rinse each weft after two minutes of dipping and set aside on a towel white you wash the rest of the wefts. Be sure not to rub too hard to reduce the chances of them shedding or tangling.
Step #4: Condition Each Weft
Once all wefts are rinsed and placed on a towel, use a high-gloss conditioner on each weft, apply from top to bottom, and leave for 7-10 minutes before rinsing it off. Use cold water to ensure the cuticle remains sealed and the hair remains glossy.
Step #5: Air Dry the Wefts
Once all the wefts are conditioned, air dry each weft carefully. Press out any excess water from the hair extensions using a towel, however, be sure not to apply too much pressure otherwise you might risk breakage and shedding. To air dry your hair extensions simply lay them on a flat surface and wait for a few hours.
Step #6: Comb Each Weft
Once the extensions are all dry apply a minute amount of hair oil to them to ensure that they remain manageable and easy to comb through. Combing your hair extensions is crucial to ensure that there are no stubborn tangles or texture changes in your hair extensions. Be sure to use a wide tooth comb and gently comb from bottom to top.
An important aspect of caring for your hair extensions is by washing them the right way. The way you wash your hair extensions can substantially prolong or shorten their lifespan, which is why it’s important to do so in a professionally-approved manner.