Want to know the simplest way to wash hair extensions? Just check this step-by-step guide from the leading stylists and experts!
Step 1 – Brushing the Extensions
Before you get the extensions wet, it is essential to brush them properly and remove all the tangles. The best way to brush them is to begin from bottom to top. This will gently remove even the toughest of knots without shedding the hair.
Use a wide toothbrush with a soft bristle. You can use a ceramic wig or rubber tipped brush that allows convenient brushing of the extensions.
Step 2 – Preparing the Sink
Once you are sure that your sink is squeaky clean, fill it up with lukewarm water. Add one tablespoon of sulfate free and alcohol-free wig shampoo into the water and ensure that it gets dissolved completely. If your hair extensions are colored, then you must use the shampoo specifically designed to treat and prevent colored hair extensions.
Step 3 – Cleansing Each Weft
Split your set of hair extensions into small manageable groups to ensure that each weft is cleaned properly. Hold each weft group from the top and immerse it completely in the water. Gently stroke the shampoo into the extensions with your fingers. Set the extensions aside on a neat and clean towel, once the entire wefts are cleansed.
Step 4 – Rinse the Weft
Rinse each group of weft in the cold water two to three times or till the time when the entire shampoo is removed. A thorough rinsing is essential so that there are no remains of the shampoo left.
Step 5 – Condition the Extensions
It is an extremely important step in the process of washing your hair extensions. Conditioning the hair extensions make sure that each weft is nourished and moisturized properly and remains soft and healthy. You can go for a regular conditioner or for a deep conditioner for hair treatment. Apply a generous amount of conditioner to each group from top to bottom.
Gently massage the product into the hair. Leave it for an hour and if it is possible to leave it overnight, then go for it. This will seal the moisture in the hair. After an hour, rinse the conditioner thoroughly from each strand with cold water. Make sure the hair extensions do es not feel greasy at all.
Step 6 – Air Drying the Extensions
If you want healthy and lasting extensions, then let them dry naturally. Do not use any artificial means of drying your hair, which damages them and can result in shedding or damage of the weaves. If there is any urgency of using a blow dryer, then you must apply a heat protectant on each strand to prevent the damage. For naturally drying your hair, lay out each weft on a clean towel. If you do not want to experience any frizziness of the extensions, then you can apply a small quantity of hair oil to each strand. This will ensure that your hair extensions stay smooth and manageable.
Step 7 – Combing Each Weft
Wet hair extensions are prone to damage and can break easily. So, once the extensions have dried completely, it is time to brush through each strand or weft gently. For this, you must use a wide tooth comb with soft bristles. Comb the extensions from bottom to top.
Step 8 – Style and Wear Them
Once the process of washing is done, it is time to wear the extensions as usual. You can even wear them in order to create a new style, but still, keep the styling minimal to ensure that it does not lead to any damage of the extensions.
That’s it! Follow these easy steps to wash hair extensions and offer them with a lasting and healthy look and texture.
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Author Bio :
Yuan Chen is a Manager at T1Hairs- Online Virgin Hair Extension Company. He has more than 6 years of experience in Hairdressing Industry and has a good reputation in this field.