Simple Care Tips for Hair Extensions

Whether you’re wearing synthetic or natural hair extensions, you should give it a lot of good care if you want it to look good for a long time. Once you have it on, there’s no telling it apart from your real hair--or at least that’s how it should be.

That’s why it’s important that you know how to properly care for your hair extensions so you can maintain them for longer. If you’re new to the world of hair extensions, or if you’ve been here a while but have not really paid attention to the do’s and don’ts, here are some helpful tips for you to keep your hair extensions in great shape.


Depending on the type of hair extensions you have, you may need to follow different washing methods. If you have clip-in extensions, you can wash them at least once a month since you can take it on and off, anyway. That, plus the fact that they’re not going to have the natural oils produced by hair.

If you have sewn-ins, however, you’ll need to wash your hair like regular, because they’re already mixed in with your natural hair.

Ideally, you should use a mild shampoo and conditioner only when washing your hair extensions. And even though it may not be indicated, you can safely assume that you’ll need a product that is suited for colored-treated hair. That’s because extensions are most likely dyed to achieve that desired color.

Keep Them Nourished

Hair extensions are prone to dryness, which is why you need to keep them moisturized. For both weave-ins and clip-ins, a leave-on conditioner regularly would help preserve its good condition.

Dealing with Heat

When it comes to heat and hair extensions, there’s only one way to deal with it: avoid it. Hair extensions do not have the natural oils and nutrients that your actual hair does. Because of this, it becomes easily prone to heat damage.

If it can be helped, use a heat-free product instead, such as a texture spray. If it can’t be helped, however, and you simply must use a heat tooL, then use a heat protectant at the very least.

Store Properly

For clip-ins, you can take better care of your hair extensions neatly by putting it in a ponytail, before securing it with a clip so the strands don’t get entangled with each other. You can hang it if you’d like, although keeping it in a protective box is most ideal, to make sure that it’s not vulnerable to any damage.

For those with weave-ins, you obviously can’t take them out to put them in a box, but at least wrap your hair in a soft scarf or sleeping cap as you go to bed. Don’t just sleep on them to prevent them from being entangled.

With these simple tips, you can look forward to keeping the quality of your hair extensions good for a long time.

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