Today I am going to be teaching you the method I personally use to properly wash my clip-in hair extensions and hopefully it is going to save you some time.
It definitely saves me a ton of time because when I did first start wearing clip-in hair extensions I obviously used to wash them individually, weft by weft, but now I don’t do that at all, so it cuts down the washing time probably in half.
Washing your clip-in hair extensions too frequently will require you to buy new ones way sooner. Hair extensions are not meant to be washed as natural hair does, they don’t get a weird smell, so don’t wash your hair extensions every time you wash your own hair, don’t even wash them weekly, don’t even wash them monthly, wash them only when you feel like it is time. And finally, if you are putting a lot of products on your hair extensions, you don’t really need to, and if you are, you probably need to have to wash them more.
I usually get to wash my clip-in hair extensions when I first get them, because if you don’t know this, extensions are vacuum sealed, so it takes pretty much all the volume out of them, and when you wash them, it kind of puts that volume all back into the hair.
So, let’s see how to wash clip-in hair extensions
1. The first thing that you are going to want to do is brush your extensions to make sure there are no knots or tangles or anything like that.
2. Then what you want to start doing is taking all your wefts and wrapping them around each other, kind of like when you first get your hair extensions and they are all bundled together, just trying to keep them as tight and as close as you can.
3. Then you are going to take our secret weapon which is a hair tie and you are just going to wrap it around twice
4. The next part is pretty self-explanatory. What you are going to do is get them wet. Now, I like to not get the top part of my hair extensions wet because that’s where the metal clips are, so I like to avoid that whole area up there, and basically I use whatever shampoo I have in the shower at the moment.
5. After that you are just going to rinse them out, and this is optional, but I usually shampoo twice, but if you don’t want to do that don’t feel like you have to.
6. Next I am going to condition them and most of the time I use some kind of moisturizing/conditioner just because they get pretty dry.
7. Then I just like to let them sit for 4-5 minutes, in order to let the conditioner sit on them for a small amount of time before I rinse them out. The key here is to make sure you get all of the conditioner out. You don’t want to leave any behind because then it can make them feel a little waxy when you wear them. So just be really cautious in washing them.
8. Then I just like to set them on a towel and kind of squeeze the moisture out of them. You don’t want to rub them or anything, so just give them a little squeeze and make sure that most of the water is out.
9. Then I am going to grab any kind of brush (tangle teaser), and the I am just going to let this hair dry. You can also hang them to dry.
So now you know, my secret weapon is a hair tie. Bundle all your hair together and it cuts your washing time down in half.
So like I said before, I do usually let them air dry unless I do need to wear them the next day and if that’s the case I will blow dry them a little bit, but I will obviously spray them with the heat protector just to make sure that they are nice and safe.