How to Wash Raw, Natural and Curly Hair Extensions

 

Hair extensions are one of the must-have items in every woman's hair game. And now that you have installed the hair, it needs all the care it can get. Just like your natural mane, your extension needs to be washed. However, it might not be as often as you wash your natural lock. Read on to know what washing of different types of hair extension entails.

Human hair extensions 

Human hair extensions are a great addition to our hair. It does not only enhance the look but also boosts our confidence. However, they need to be cleaned and without washing them the proper way, you can damage human hair extensions. Here is a guide on how to wash human hair extensions:

Step 1: Use a wide-tooth comb or brush to detangle the extension

Step 2: Pour warm water into a large bowl or sink. Make sure the water is warm to get rid of all built-in products. Cold water will not do that and hot water can damage the hair, so use warm water. Holding the clip of the extension, dip it into the warm water. Don't get water on the extension clip so that you won't ruin it. Once ruined, you might find it difficult to attach again. 

Step 3: Bring out the extension from the water and brush gently. Lather a moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo into the extension with your fingers and work it well into the hair. Make sure you avoid the clips.

Step 4: Rinse by dipping the extension back into the warm water. Then bring it out to rinse under running water. Repeat step 3 two to four times. Then, go in with your conditioner to keep the hair hydrated. Leave it for two minutes then rinse with the warm water.

Step 5: Then place the extensions on a cloth hanger and allow it to air dry.

Sew-ins:

Sew-in is a protective style that allows your hair to grow fast. Now there is an important question every lady asks; Can you wash a sew-in? The answer is yes, you can wash sew-ins. Sew-in is sewed on the hair, and many people think you should not wash it to avoid a smelly scalp. Hence, the question. The fact that it is an extension does not mean that you cannot wash it. You can decide to leave out your hair or install a sew-in with closure. So, how can you wash sew-in with closure? 

How to wash sew-in with closure?

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to go about it.

Step 1: Brush your sew-in thoroughly to get rid of tangles.

Step 2: Wet the hair with water and wash it with shampoo. Rub your fingers gently on the scalp while washing. Repeat this process 2 to 3 times.

Step 3: After washing the shampoos off the hair, apply conditioner and leave for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 4: Wash off the conditioner and brush the hair gently to avoid breakage.

Step 5: depending on your choice, you can leave it to air dry or use a blow dryer. Then finish with finishing spray.

Wigs

These are also must-haves in every woman's arsenal. There are two types of wigs based on the weaves used for them; synthetic and human hair wigs. However, for this article, we will talk about how to wash human hair wigs.

How to wash human hair wigs.

Washing human hair wigs is a bit different from washing human hair extensions. This is because wigs have gone through a series of processing and might not be the same, unlike human hair extensions. How often you wash your human hair wigs depends on how often you wash them. However, some wash it once every two weeks. Here is a guide on how to wash human hair wigs;

Step 1: Remove tangles by running your fingers through the wig.

Step 2: Wet the wig by submerging it in cool water.

Step 3: Pour shampoos on your hands and gently apply them to the wig. But, you should keep the shampoo away from the scalp of the wig. Use a clarifying shampoo made specifically for the wig.

Step 4: Rinse under running water, then apply conditioner.

Step 5: Rinse off the conditioner and squeeze the wig in a towel to get rid of moisture. Leave it to air dry. Brush and style when it is dry.


So, here is how you wash different types of extensions. Now, you can rock them without any worry.


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