How To Wash Clip In Hair Extensions
In this blog we'll show you how to wash your clip in hair extensions step by step. The tips you'll learn from this blog are applicable for any high quality and human hair extensions.
Step 1: Brush your extensions
Before getting the extensions went be sure to brush your extensions thoroughly to get rid of any knots or tangles. As usual and brushing any hair, start from the bottom and work your way up slowly and gently and use either white goose comb or a soft bristle brush. Neatly place the wefts on top of each other in a bundle the same way as when you first receive them. This will just help to keep things neat and to prevent the extensions from getting tangles with the clips.
Step 2: Prepare your sink
Fill up the sink with some lukewarm water you and squirt some shampoo into the water directly. Remember since the extensions don't get as oily as your own hair because we hair isn't actually attached to your scalp you don't actually need to use that much shampoo. Just enough to wash out the possible product buildup in the hair. We recommend to use hair products that are alcohol-free and sulfate free and that are specifically designed for color-treated hair or hair extensions.
Step 3: Shampoo each weft
Now on to washing. Split the set into more manageable sections to really make sure that every wefts gets washed thoroughly and equally. Hold the tops with the left in your hand and start washing the extensions. Be sure to dunk them into the water pretty well and gently work the shampoo into the hair with your fingers. Remember you don't want to tangle the hair so use light and gentle strokes on the hair to wash it thoroughly.
Once you’re done with this section, set it aside on a towel and do the exact same thing with the rest of the extension. Some people like to shampoo the extensions twice but unless there is a lot of hairspray nor a lot of other products it’s not quite necessary.
Step 4: Condition each weft
Take a generous amount of conditioner or hair mask and apply on the extensions from top to bottom. For this you can either use a regular conditioner you use on your hair or you can use any conditioning for deep hair treatment mask. In order for extensions to remain soft shiny moisturized and manageable we highly recommend to use a conditioning treatment for at least an hour. If you can leave it on overnight and that would be even better. If you do that we would recommend to put it in a shower cap and just close it up and that will really help to seal in the moisture in the hair and you will see how beautiful and how shiny your extensions will be the next day.
Step 5: Rinse out each weft
Once that time has passed rinse out the conditioner really well and shake the rinse every single weft, because if any product is left on the hair sometimes they can feel a little bit greasy the next day when it's dry and that's not what we want. You can also feel free to take each weft and rinse it individually to be a hundred percent sure that all the product is washed out.
When you're sure that all the conditioner is washed out in the last 10 seconds or so turn on the cold water only and blast it on the hair extensions. This helps to close the cuticles of the hair in order to seal in the moisture and make the extensions more shiny.
Step 6: Air dry your extensions
That’s it gently wring the water out and we're ready for drawing. We highly recommend to air dry the extensions in order to prolong their lifespan. If you choose to use a blow dryer however be sure to use heat protectant spray first and set it to cool air to prevent damage to the hair.
Lay out all of the wefts on a towel. If you want the extensions to dry without any frizz we would recommend to use a small amount of hair oil on the hair. While is still wet and that way you'll be sure that they will dry not frizzy and very smooth.
Step 7: Comb each weft
The next step is to gently comb the extension. Using a wide tooth comb to comb them gently from bottom to top. This ensures that there aren't any knots and tangles when they dry and you won't really have to brush them not much once a dry. Using a heat protectant before every single time you style your extensions will really help prolong their lifespans. That's it now you know how to wash your clips and Doores hair extensions.
FAQ About Washing Hair Extensions
A: The less you wash your hair extensions, the longer they will last you. We recommend to wash your hair extensions every 15-20 wears or so, depending on how much product you use on them. Remember, since the hair extensions aren’t actually attached to your scalp, they don’t get oily like your natural hair and therefore don’t need to be washed as often. The only reason you need to wash your hair extensions is to get rid of excess product buildup, or if you’ve worn your hair extensions about 15-20 times and they need some refreshing.
Q: What products should I use on my clip-in Doores Hair extensions?
A: We highly recommend to use natural, and organic hair products if possible. Make sure the hair products are sulfate free, alcohol free, and are designed for color treated hair or hair extensions. This will ensure that your hair extensions have a longer lifespan.