Many people love hair extensions, but one of the most frequently asked questions regarding them is, How to wash extensions? Hair extensions themselves require virtually little to no maintenance, however they do require a different washing technique than what your regular hair would require. Following the proper steps to washing hair extensions will keep them looking nice and will help them to last longer. These steps will also help to reduce tangling and matting that can occur when hair extensions are not taken care of properly.
Steps to Wash the Hair Extensions
Step 1. To begin, you will need to start off by brushing your hair extensions, starting from the bottom and working your way up to the top. This will help get rid of any tangles in your hair, as well as help to prevent your extensions from getting split ends tearing through from top to bottom.
Step 2. Next you will need to run a wide tooth comb through your hair in the same fashion, ensuring that you have gotten rid of every tangle in your hair.
Step 3. Now you can begin adding water to your hair extensions with either a spray bottle or by moistening your hair brush under the sink. As you moisten your hair, be sure to continue to brush your hair extensions to prevent it from tangling up again. It is important to always moisten your hair extensions before you get into the shower because if you emerse your dry hair extensions in an abundance of water and soak your entire head all at once, the extensions can begin to swell up which will create a significant amount matting and tangling that will damage your hair extensions.
Step 4. Once your hair extensions have been adequately moistened, you can now jump into the shower or bath. In the shower or bath, add the appropriate amount of shampoo to your hair and begin to wash the extensions, starting from the top and working your way down to the ends. Try not to use to much shampoo as it can cause your hair extensions to dry out and get split ends at a faster rate. Also, it is important to always use a good quality shampoo on your hair extensions, as well as never pile your hair on top of your head. You should always leave your hair laying down while you work the shampoo into the ends, otherwise your extensions will knot up.
Step 5. After you are done shampooing your hair extensions, you can now thoroughly rinse out all of the shampoo with clean water, again, starting from the top of the extension and working your way down to the ends. Be sure that you get all of the shampoo out of your hair to avoid having excess built up in your hair in the future.
Step 6. Finally, once you have rinsed out all of the shampoo, you can now add conditioner to your hair, starting from the top of your hair extensions and working your way down to the ends. It is important to use a high quality conditioner and do not use to much conditioner because that will lead to a significant amount of built up in your hair. If you really want to keep your hair extensions looking their best, as well as prolong the life of your extensions, it is best to use a high quality leave in conditioner that will keep your hair extensions moisturized all day long. After you have applied your conditioner, you need to rinse it out with clean water, working your way from the top down to the bottom. If you are using a leave in conditioner, rinsing is not necessary.
Step 7. In addition, once you have finished cleaning and conditioning your hair, you should leave your hair laying flat and gently wrap your towel around your hair. With the towel around the hair, gently squeeze out all of the excess water and then let it air dry. Once it is dry, you can style your extensions like you normally would.