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Best Tips on How to Wash and Maintain Your Hair Extension & Hair weave

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HOW TO WASH AND MAINTAIN HAIR EXTENSION & HAIR WEAVE

With the love and boom of extensions wearers we felt the need to help you ladies out when it comes down to properly washing your hair extensions. Summertime equates heat, sweat, sand, and water which then leads to a pungent smell and matted hair extensions when they are not washed or taken care of properly! You should always wash your hair extensions before and after installing your weave. This should be done to ensure the hair is clean & to transform your hair extensions to its natural state. So let's get started! 

Properly Washing Your Hair Extensions Before Installation 

Washing Human Hair Extensions

Co-washing your extensions are preferred. Co-washing is basically cleansing your hair with a conditioner to add moisture without the use of shampoo. Using a conditioner only versus using shampoo allows the hair to be moisturized, shiny, and adding softness. 

Step One 

Mix half a cup of warm water with four tablespoons of conditioner. We recommend using a conditioner specifically designed for hair extensions, as this will ensure intense moisture and nourish your hair extensions. 

Step Two 

Next, fill a bowl or sink with warm water and pour the diluted conditioner into it. Be sure to detangle your hair extensions by brushing the out from tip up the hair shaft, gently finger detangling or brushing any knots. Beginning from the bottom is the ultimate way to avoid breakage. Gently place your extensions into the water and leave them to soak and cleanse for roughly 10-15 minutes. No need to swirl or swish the hair as this may cause your extensions to tangle. 

Step Three 

Remove your extensions from the water and rinse them under cool running water, make sure you are holding your extensions by the weft. Allowing the water to run through your extensions helps rinse out the remaining shampoo and fully washing the product from your hair extensions. 

Step Four 

Now that your extensions are cleaned, it is time to dry! Gently squeeze out any excess water with either your hand or towel prior to laying them out - do not rub your extensions! Next up, apply a good moisturizing product. Try a lightweight leave in conditioner followed by a carrier oil to lock in the moisture. Fold your extensions into a clean towel and leave them until dried. 

Step Five 

Finally, comb or brush through your freshly washed and conditioned hair extensions when fully dried (remember to comb your extensions upward). 

Step Six 

Finally, install your extensions and style your hair accordingly! 

Tips To Maintain Your Curly Extensions 

deep wave hair extensions

Investing in good quality virgin human hair extensions is only half of the battle. You have to make sure your human hair weave is usable for a long time. Just because you purchase great quality hair weave does not mean you shouldn't take the initiative in taking care of it and that goes beyond washing. Here are a few tips in maintaining and cleaning your curly hair extensions. 

Tip Number One 

Finger Combing 

Stop, please do not put a brush in those curls! Rather than brushing your curly hair extensions, try running your fingers through them while gently detangling any snags you may come across. Also, brushing curly hair when dry will frizz out the curls and damage the curl pattern when done to rough. A wide tooth comb should be used when wet so the curls will be retained once dried. 

Tip Number Two

Conditioner Is Your Best Friend When Done Correctly 

Conditioning your hair extensions definitely adds shine and gloss. However, overusing conditioner on those curls or any other treatment will only have your hair looking dingy and limp. Did you know, dirt accumulates more and faster on hairs that are over conditioned? So, we’d suggest that you follow the principle “ less is more “ when conditioning those curls!

Washing Your Curly Hair Extensions 

Washing Curly Hair Extensions

Step One 

Prior to washing your curly hair extensions, use a paddle brush going from tips to roots gently detangling any knots you may come across. Note that brushing your curly hair before washing won't ruin the curl pattern, but for daily wear we’d suggest only finger combing the hair.  

Also, oil your scalp along each scalp line and between each braid. 

Step Two 

Fully immerse your head into warm water, it is best to wash your weave while in the shower so your extensions can hang loosely. Spray your hair and extensions with diluted shampoo and water mix begin adding it into your scalp with a circular motion and work down the hair shaft. 

Step Three 

Rinse thoroughly and add conditioner as you did your shampoo.

Step Four 

Wear a plastic shower cap and allow the conditioner to sit in your hair for thirty to forty-five minutes. 

Step Five

So, once you are back in the shower, rinse your conditioner and water mixture out thoroughly, make sure you’ve removed it completely in between your tracks as well. 

Step Six 

Towel dry your hair by gently squeezing the excess water out with your hand and towel. Apply leave in conditioner to your extensions and comb them through from tip to root. Then oil your scalp to ensure there is no dryness or flaking. 

Step Seven

Under a hooded dryer to dry your scalp. If you do not own a hooded dryer, simply use a hand help hair dryer on a warm setting to speed up the process and ensure your hair underneath the extensions are fully dry. 

Washing Your Extensions 

Washing Your Extensions

Step One

Immerse your head under warm water fully saturating your hair. Apply a diluted mixture of shampoo and water and evenly spray the mixture throughout your entire head. 

Step Two 

Massage your scalp and tracks gently using your fingertips. Try to avoid using your nails as this may damage your scalp. 

Step Three 

Gently travel down the hair shaft of your extensions detangling as you go down the shaft. 

Step Four 

Once you have finished washing your hair extensions, apply you hair conditioner. Use a diluted form, which will help avoid buildup on your braids. Allow it to sit for ten to fifteen minutes, then rinse with cool water to close the cuticles, which ultimately decreases tangles. 

Step Five 

Once done, towel dry your hair extensions gently squeezing with your hand our towel. Apply leave in conditioner to your extensions and comb them through from tip to root. Then oil your scalp to ensure there is no dryness or flaking. 

Step Six

Under a hooded dryer to dry your scalp. If you do not own a hooded dryer, simply use a hand help hair dryer on a warm setting to speed up the process and ensure your hair underneath the extensions are fully dry. 

a hooded dryer

(CLOSING) 

Remember, proper care and maintenance for your hair extensions should be your ultimate goal. By implementing these tips and getting a clear understanding of what tools, techniques, and products should and should not be used will ensure that your extensions are clean, moisturized, healthy, and luxurious. 

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