If you're like us, you love hair extensions! They make your hair look so much fuller and longer, and they're a great way to add some glamour to any outfit. But before you install your new extensions, it's important to wash them first. Here are five easy steps to washing your hair extensions before installing them.
1. Brush the Extensions
Before you get your hair extension wet, it is essential to bush them out. This will help to prevent any tangling during the washing process. Begin by brushing from the top of the extension to work out any knots without damaging the hair. Always use a soft-bristle brush or a wide-tooth comb to do this. After brushing the extension, place them in a bundle to prevent the hair from getting tangled while washing.
2. Prep the Sink
Firstly, you will have to mix lukewarm water with your shampoo. It is highly recommended to use sulfate and shampoo for its intense moisturization and nourishment of your extensions. It also protects the hair while cleansing.
3. Apply Shampoo
To wash your hair extensions, gently put them into the water prepared earlier. Do not swirl your hair around the sink or bowl as this keeps it tangle free.
4. Deep Condition
When you have finished rinsing your hair extensions, you need to squeeze out any excess water. Do not roll them up with towels and squeeze them. Instead, put them on a dry towel laying on a clean, flat surface. Then apply treatment and fold your hair extensions into a clean, dry towel. Let them sit for thirty minutes, so as to soak in a good supply of moisture. Finally, rinse them dry with clean water again.
5. Let Them Air Dry
After rinsing, put your bundles or tape-ins on a clean towel and leave them to dry naturally. If needed, you can comb the extensions when your hair extensions are fully dry. Use a brush or comb your hair with a wide tooth comb to gently comb from the bottom up to the top. They are ready to use!
Here are our top 3 tips to care for hair extensions:
1) Be gentle with delicate hair extensions.
2) Use the correct shampoos and conditioner for them.
3) Ask for help from your stylist if you're unsure about anything.
Final Take Away
With the skills you have to properly wash your hair extensions, it's time for your fresh install! If you don’t get any extensions yet, The Inches Club has an amazing assortment of high-quality extensions from a few different origins and textures. Whether you're looking for weaves or tape-ins, we have the perfect set for you. Shop now and get ready to shine in your new look!