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How to Wash Your Hair When You Have Hair Extensions: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hair extensions are a fantastic way to add length, volume, and dimension to your hair, but they can also be a bit tricky to care for. Here are 5 tips and tricks that will help you when washing your hair if you have hair extensions, so you can keep your locks looking fresh and fabulous.

Platinum blonde hair extensions styled on a model with long hair. The extensions are sleek, shiny, and styled in loose waves.

1. Brush Your Hair Before Washing

Before you hop in the shower, take a few minutes to gently brush your hair with a wide-tooth comb or a special detangling brush designed for hair extensions. This will help remove any tangles or knots that could get worse while washing, leading to damage to both your natural hair and the extensions.

2. Use Sulfate-Free Shampoo

Sulfates can be harsh on both natural hair and hair extensions, stripping them of their natural oils and causing them to dry out. Instead, opt for a sulfate-free shampoo that is gentle on your hair and won't cause any unnecessary damage.

3. Be Gentle When Washing

When washing your hair, be sure to use gentle, circular motions to avoid tangling the hair extensions. It is recommended to lather the shampoo at the root, and let the suds run down the length of the hair to avoid rough rubbing, which can lead to tangling or knotting.

4. Condition Carefully

Conditioner can be your best friend when it comes to hair extensions, as it helps to detangle and nourish your locks. Be sure to focus on the ends of your hair and avoid the roots and where the extensions are attached, to prevent slippage or tangling. Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes and rinse well, ensuring no residue is left.

5. Air Dry or Blow Dry Gently

Once you've washed and conditioned your hair, be sure to dry it gently. You can either let it air dry, or use a blow dryer on low heat. When using a blow dryer, be sure to use a round brush and avoid pulling on the extensions or tangling them with the bristles.

Just remember to be gentle, use the right tools and products, and your hair extensions will stay healthy and beautiful for months to come.

If you have any more questions text us at 661-323-8662. If you want to schedule a hair extensions consultation with us, click here!

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