How to Wash Clip In Extensions

Now that you own your very gorgeous HER HAIR set of extensions or ponytail, it is of the utmost importance to care for them to ensure they look amazing, silky, smooth and shiny. If given the proper care, HER HAIR extensions can last 3-6 months, or even up to a year or longer!

HER HAIR extensions are made with 100% human hair. However, they don’t produce natural oils, as your sculp does to your natural hair. Hair extensions don’t need to be washed as often as you wash your own hair. As a general rule, the less you wash your hair extensions, the longer they will last. So, if there is a lot of product build up, then that is a good time to give your babies a wash.

In this blog, we’ll give you all details on how to get your extensions squeaky clean, as well as how to get them looking moisturised and shiny.

Step 1: Brush your extensions

The first important step is to brush your extensions out before getting them wet. This will reduce the amount of tangling during and after you have washed them. When brushing the extensions, we recommend brushing from the bottom to top in order to gently remove any knots and doing so without pulling the hair out. A wide-tooth comb or a soft bristle brush works great on your extensions.

Step 2: Prepare your sink

Make sure your sink is clean, plug the drain and fill it up with luke warm water- you don’t want the water to be too hot or too cold.

Use approximately 2-3 pumps or a small handful of salon shampoo in the water and wave the water around to ensure the product is dispersed evenly. Hair products that are alcohol free, sulphate free and designed for coloured hair or extensions are best for hair extensions to make sure the colour is preserved.

Step 3: Shampoo each weft

Wash each weft one at a time to prevent tangling and to ensure each piece has been washed thoroughly.

Hold the weft in one hand at the top, submerge it into the water, and gently wash the hair, working the shampoo in with light strokes. Make sure you handle your extensions carefully when washing and avoid rubbing vigorously as you would with your natural hair. Once you have washed the weft with shampoo, set it aside neatly on a towel and repeat the same process with the rest of the wefts.

A great tip is to apply a moisturizing sulphate and alcohol-free conditioner on the hair before and after the shampoo process. Occasionally, if there is no product build up, skip the shampoo process and co-wash your extensions with conditioner only.

Step 4: Condition each weft

Once all wefts have been shampooed, take a generous amount of conditioner and work the product into each weft from top to bottom. If you have the time, bundle your extensions, soaked in conditioner, in a shower cap to let the moisture seal in overnight.

Step 5: Rinse

Thoroughly rinse out each weft ensuring there is no conditioner left on the hair. When washing out each weft, rinse them again with cold water, which will help close the cuticles of the hair to seal in the moisture and make the extensions shinier.

Step 6: Air dry your extensions

Gently squeeze any excess water from the hair and make sure that you never rub your extensions dry with a towel. Lay out all the wefts on a flat surface and gently pat the excess moisture from the hair. A great tip is to apply a small amount of hair oil to each weft to ensure the hair is silky smooth and frizz free.

Once your set is dry, you’re able to clip them in or style as necessary. It’s time to enjoy your squeaky clean fresh set!

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