Now, when you have got your clip-in hair extensions, you are wondering how to wash your extensions and protect them from any damage to make them last as long as possible.
Some people even wonder that should they even wash their hair extensions or not? The simple yet important answer is Yes, you do have to wash your hair extensions. Washing your extensions helps remove the dirt from collecting due to air pollution.
But, remember one thing, treat your clip-in extensions, especially human hair clip-in extensions as same as you treat your natural hair. Gently!
People order clip-in hair extensions from online websites like The Shell Hair and the obvious question that comes to their mind is, should you wash them before wearing them?
So, the clip In hair extensions by The Shell Hair is 100% natural and they are washed with utmost care before packaging and can be worn without washing them. It is completely safe and hygienic and does not cause your natural hair any damage.
If you are ordering or purchasing hair extensions from any local shop, do ask them if you can wear them without washing.
Hair extensions should be washed but clip In extensions do not need to be washed as often as other hair extensions, as they do not collect oils from your scalp like our own natural hair. We recommend you to wash your hair extensions every 15-20 wears or when you notice a build-up of product.
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5 Best Tips on How To Wash your Hair Extensions
So, we hope you are cleared with your small doubts about washing your hair extensions at home. So, now let us have a look at the 5 step process of washing your clip hair extensions without causing any damage.
1. Brush your Clip-in Extensions
The first and most important step before getting your extensions is brushing it smoothly. Brushing can help reduce tangling during and after washing the extensions.
When brushing hold the top part tightly and brush smoothly and slowly in order to reduce breakage of hair.
Using a loop brush is recommended for brushing as it prevents the hair from being pulled or snagged in the comb.
2. Wash with Luke Warm Water & Shampoo
Plug the drain and fill it with lukewarm water or you can even use any container. Pump out a little shampoo and apply it with your hands to the hair extensions.
It’s good if you use alcohol-free, sulphate-free, and other harmful chemical-free shampoos to protect the hair from damage same as your natural hair. Not just for extensions you should use chemical-free shampoos for your natural hair too.
Gently hold the extension from the top and submerge it in water. Make sure you don’t rub the extensions vigorously as you might with your natural hair.
After 3-5 minutes once you are done with washing, rinse it thoroughly and set it aside on a dry towel.
3. Use conditioner
Once you are done with shampoo, it’s time to condition your hair. Take a generous amount and apply it thoroughly to each hair. After applying it completely, keep it on a towel for 2-3 hours.
4. Apply deep conditioner or hair mask
After 2 hours rinse the hair extensions properly and apply deep conditioner or hair mask it. This step is not so crucial but it helps your extensions remain soft and moisturized.
5. Air dry or heat dry
After applying the conditioner rinse every hair properly and keep it on a towel overnight. Keeping it overnight will naturally make it dry or if you are in a hurry you can even use hair drying tools.
The Shell Hair Clip in Extensions does not cause any damage due to heat. But, do make sure to use the hair drying tools from medium to low settings.
The next day, comb your hair extensions properly and gently and you are good to go.
You might have now understood how to wash your hair extensions without causing any damage. Do try this 5 step process while washing your hair extensions.
If you want a quick tutorial on how to wash you’re your hair extensions, click on the video below.
Take care of your hair extensions as you do for your own natural hair and if you have any doubts or questions ask us in the comments below. We would love to answer you.