How to Master Hair Extension Care: A Comprehensive Guide

Caring for hair extensions doesn’t need to be a challenging task. This guide aims to demystify the process, providing you with step-by-step instructions on how to maintain your extensions and natural hair in top condition. Stick with us, and you’ll become an extension-care pro in no time!

Is it Possible to Wash Hair with Extensions?

Absolutely! Not only is it possible, but it’s also essential for maintaining healthy hair. Washing helps keep your extensions free from product build-up and ensures your hair remains nourished.

How Frequently Should You Wash Hair Extensions?

The frequency depends on the type of extensions you use. Clip-in extensions typically need washing every 10-15 wears, while professional extensions require washing similar to your natural hair – typically 1-2 times a week.

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Washing Hair Extensions

Here are the crucial steps to keep in mind when washing hair extensions:

STEP 1 – Brush Thoroughly

Start by detangling your hair using a brush. Brush from the bottom, gradually moving to the top. Hold your extensions at the top while brushing to avoid excess pulling.

STEP 2 – Time to Shampoo

After detangling, wet your hair in the shower and lather with a suitable shampoo. Be gentle around the roots to prevent tugging on your extensions.

We recommend the Beauty Works Pearl Nourishing Sulfate Free Shampoo for professional range extensions. For Weft Extensions and Clip-in Extensions, the Beauty Works Pearl Nourishing Shampoo is perfect for removing excess product build-up.

STEP 3 – Condition for Shine

After thoroughly rinsing the shampoo, apply a generous amount of conditioner from the mid-length to the ends. For best results, use Beauty Works Pearl Nourishing Argan Oil Conditioner and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water.

STEP 4 – Detangle with a Comb

Post-rinse, carefully comb through your extensions to remove any tangles.

STEP 5 – Blow Dry Carefully

Blot and squeeze any excess water from your hair with a towel. Apply a heat protectant, then proceed to blow-dry. For best results, use a hair dryer with advanced ionic technology, like the Beauty Works AERIS®.

STEP 6 – Finish with an Argan Serum

Apply a few drops of Argan Serum to your hands, then smooth it through your hair. This step helps tame flyaways and locks in shine.

Should Hair Extensions Be Air-Dried?

It’s best to avoid air-drying extensions. Always blow-dry them post-wash for optimum results.

Do Extensions Appear Thicker Post-Wash?

Yes, extensions usually appear fuller after the first wash due to the removal of a protective storage coating.

Mastering hair extension care is straightforward with the right guidance! Enjoy your hair journey and follow us on Instagram for all the hair inspiration you’ll need.

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