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How To Wash Your Extensions

Jessica Simien for Pinkarpet Hair Boutique

Jessica Simien for Pinkarpet Hair Boutique

One complaint that many women have about wearing weaves is the difficulty they experience as and when trying to wash them. Personally, I prefer to take my weave out before washing but this isn’t a feasible option for all women. We found an article on Black Hair Kitchen that offers some tips on washing your extensions.

Check them out below.

Virgin Hair
According to the author, virgin hair is the easiest type of extensions to wash. The first step is to divide your hair into manageable sections and de-tangle the hair using either a wide tooth comb (I love shampoo combs) or a paddle brush. After de-tangling, it’s best to hop in the shower and wet your hair in a downward motion starting near the weft of the hair. Be careful not to wet the hair underneath the extensions. Once the hair is wet, apply your choice of shampoo in a downward motion and rinse, repeat and rinse until the water is clear. Apply your choice of conditioner the same way, except you should leave it on for about 15 minutes.

Human Hair
Typically, you wash hair that you plan to reuse and most people don’t reuse human hair. Human hair cannot withstand lots of washes, but you should use the same method as you would with virgin hair. Be advised that there will be lots of shedding.

Synthetic Hair
The author doesn’t recommend washing synthetic hair at all. I’ve never tried to personally but I can imagine that it would be a headache and you’d come out better just buying more hair.

Feel free to share your own tips for washing hair extensions in the comment section below!

Source: Black Hair Kitchen | Photo Credit: Sidney Conley Photography

This article was brought to you by Pinkarpet Hair Boutique. Check out their amazing selection of virgin hair extensions on their website Follow them on Instagram @pinkarpethair for the latest specials and news!

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