We are proud to offer high quality clip-in hair extensions that will keep your hair in tip-top shape. We know that you want to get the most out of your hair extensions, so it’s important to give them the right care and maintenance to ensure they last. Washing your hair helps get rid of product buildup, refreshes their appearance, and leaves them smelling clean and fresh.
We recommend washing your hair extensions every 15-20 wears or whenever you notice product buildup that may make them difficult to style. Follow our steps to clean clip-in hair extensions to make your hair look and feel as good as new.
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Step 1: Prepare Your Hair Extensions
Before washing your hair extensions, be sure to comb through them to smooth out any tangles and knots and make them easier to clean. Start by gently brushing from bottom to top with a wide-tooth comb or soft-bristled hair brush to remove any stubborn tangles without snapping or pulling out hair. For convenience, do this by tying the weft strands together on a flat surface.
Step 2: Fill the Sink or Bath With Warm Water
Before washing the extensions, make sure the sink or tub is clean, then prepare warm water by adding 2-3 pumps of moisturizing, colored hair-friendly shampoo to the water to create a soapy “bath” for the hair. Hold this part while washing the lengths to avoid getting the clips wet. Dip the length of the extension into the water and gently wash. When finished, lift the hair out of the water and drain the sink or tub.
Step 3: Apply Shampoo and Conditioner to Every Weft
Your extensions are now ready for shampoo and conditioner. Holding your clip at the top, apply your shampoo of choice to your hair and gently work it through the length of each weft, cleaning them thoroughly. Then, rinse them out and apply conditioner from root to tip, placing each weft on a towel. Handling each one gently will prevent them from getting tangled together. The conditioner will help keep your hair smooth, shiny and manageable, so leave the conditioner on for about 5-10 minutes before rinsing.
Step 4: Rinse Your Extensions
After shampoo and conditioner, you need to rinse your sandwich extensions thoroughly to ensure that any hair product has been removed. If your hair extensions feel slippery after rinsing, this is a sign that there is still product residue on your hair, which can weigh it down and make it look greasy when it dries. Rinse hair extensions under a running warm tap until the water is clear. Once hair has been effectively cleaned, seal in the moisture with cold water for softer, silkier, shinier hair.
Step 5: Brush and Detangle
When you have finished rinsing your extensions, use a microfiber towel to gently squeeze out excess water from root to tip to remove moisture. Never towel dry as this can cause tangles and even damage the hair. Smooth the hair with a wide tooth comb or brush to eliminate tangles. This will help it stay tangle-free once it is completely dry. You can also use a leave-in conditioner before drying to add extra softness to your hair.
Step 6: Leave to Air Dry
The best way to dry clip-in hair extensions is to let them dry naturally. You can place them on a towel or flat surface, or hang them in a well-ventilated area and let them air dry. While turning on a hair dryer may be a tempting quick fix, it’s best to avoid doing so as it can damage your hair extensions.
Clip-in hair extensions give you the freedom to get the hairstyle you want in minutes. Follow the steps above to give them the care and attention they need to protect them from damage and help them last longer. This way, you can make sure they’re clean and keep their moisture and shine.
If you’re looking for thick clip-in human hair extensions, shop our store. Our hair extensions come in many styles, lengths and colors, so there is a choice for everyone.