How to wash hair extensions for the first time?

Long hair is always the dream of many girls. But not everyone is patient enough to nourish and take care of their hair. Now, in just a few hours, you have transformed your hair into long, flowing, smooth hair, thanks to modern hair extension technology.

However, many people will have trouble washing their hair extensions, they do not know how to wash their hair properly so that their hair extensions are always beautiful or bright or do not know how often to wash their hair extensions. Don’t worry, Jen Hair will guide you in detail on How to wash hair extensions in the following article.

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Can you wash hair extensions?

Yes, you totally can. However, when washing hair extensions, we must act gently to avoid making serious mistakes as follows. 

  • The first is to use your nails when you wash your hair and apply shampoo directly to your hair. That is absolutely bad for your hair extensions, when you use your nails instead of your fingertips to wash your hair extensions, your hair extensions will be damaged, causing hair problems such as breakage, and hair loss… 
  • The second is giving shampoo directly onto your hair extensions instead of wet hair extensions and applying the shampoo. It will expose your hair to chemicals directly, which also causes the same problems as when you use your fingernails to wash your hair extensions.
How to wash hair extensions
You can wash your hair extensions but you have to follow the right ways. Photo: Apo Store

How to wash hair extensions? 5 steps to follow

Here are some steps to wash hair extensions at home from the advice of hair extensions experts. You can follow each step carefully, meticulously following the instructions below to bring the best result:

Step 1: Comb your hair extensions 

One problem that you often encounter when using hair extensions is that your hair is easily tangled and not smooth. When combing hair extensions, you need to use gentle force, not pulling, causing the joints to break and slide. The important note is that you should not brush your hair when your hair is still wet if you don’t want your hair to be weak and fall out more.

Comb your hair extensions before washing them. Photo: Pinkvilla

Step 2: Start washing your hair extensions

Your hair extensions will always be shiny and smooth if you know the right combination of shampoo, conditioner, and water. The best way is to remove the hair extensions before washing

You should only wash your hair extensions with warm water and should wash your hair in one direction. Firstly, wet your hair extensions, then rub the shampoo evenly, and then use your fingers to massage the hair extensions. After shampooing, start applying conditioner, avoiding applying conditioner near the joints of the hair extensions. Allow at least 5 minutes and up to 10 minutes for the conditioner to work. After that, rinse your hair extensions with cold water.

Step 3: Dry hair properly

The best way is to let your hair extensions dry naturally in the air. Photo: Milk and Brush

After washing your hair, gently squeeze the water out of your hair with a towel and avoid pulling or tugging at your hair. When your hair is still wet, you should not brush it right away. You let your hair dry naturally or use a hair dryer on low heat to dry your hair. Your hair should be about 60-75% dry before you comb or style it.

Step 4: Brush your hair extensions gently after drying

Comb your hair daily with a wide-teeth comb or round comb. Always start combing from the roots at the scalp to the ends of the hair gently and slowly. With one hand you hold the comb, and the other hand holds the hair gently to prevent hair loss. Always brush your hair before and after you wash it and never brush it when it’s wet.

Apply a hair mask for your extensions

An intensive hair mask can make a big difference in the strength and shine of your extensions.

If you do not have time, at least leave the hair mask on the hair extensions for at least 3 to 5 minutes, otherwise, leave it for 15 to 20 minutes so that the nutrients can penetrate deeply and nourish the hair extensions better. But the best is that you can incubate it overnight

If divided ingredients in hair masks, we can divide into 2 types: natural hair masks that we can make at home from fruit or vegetables and hair masks manufactured by brands.

FAQs on How to wash hair extensions

1. How often should I wash my hair extensions?

Just like your real hair, you need to keep your extensions clean, but don’t wash them too often. The best time to wash your hair extensions is 3 times a week. The way to wash hair for hair extensions will also be different from normal hair, you must not rub your hair but wash your hair in the direction from the top of your head down, stroke, and massage gently. It is important that you make sure your hair has been smoothed before because if you do not brush your hair before washing it, you will easily tangle and break at the joints.

2. What shampoo should I wash my extensions with?

Use specific shampoo and conditioner to preserve hair extensions. Sulfate-free hair care products contain less bleach and extend the life of your extensions. Sulfate in shampoo products creates lather but is what causes your hair to dry out. The best way to choose a shampoo is to choose benign shampoos such as herbal shampoos, keratin shampoos, etc.

Final thoughts

Above are the ways to wash hair extensions from experts to help hair extensions shine and last longer. Hope to help you solve your worries about washing your hair extensions.

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