How To Wash Weft Hair Extensions Prior To Installation

It is highly recommended that you always wash your weft hair extensions before installing. This should be done in order to make sure the hair is clean and to allow the hair to return to it's natural texture. I prefer to co -wash the hair. Co –washing is cleansing your hair with a moisturizing conditioner without the use of shampoo. The conditioner is to provide your hair with moisture, shine, & softness. Be sure not to use a conditioner that is too heavy, it may weigh the hair down.

Step 1

The first step to is to wash your hair extensions, is to mix half a cup of warm water with a tablespoon of shampoo. We recommend using a shampoo that’s been specifically designed for dry hair, as this will intensely moisturize and nourish your hair extensions, rather than add volume or protect color.

Step 2

Next, fill a bowl or sink with warm water and pour the diluted shampoo into it. Before putting the hair into the water, detangle them by brushing out the ends, the mid-lengths and then from the roots to the ends to get rid of all the knots.  Soaking the hair with water before straightening it out can lead to even worse tangles and knots, some of which may be impossible to remove without taking a pair of scissors to them. To avoid this mess, a comb can be used to gently separate the strands starting from the bottom and gradually moving to the top of the extension. Starting from the bottom is one way to avoid breaking off tangled bits unnecessarily.

Now, here’s how to wash your hair extensions: gently place the extensions into the water and leave them to cleanse for no more than ten minutes. Don’t be tempted to swish or swirl the hair around as this may cause the hair extensions to tangle!

Step 3

After washing, remove the hair from the water and rinse them under a running cool tap water, holding the extensions at the top of the weft. Letting the water run through them will help rinse away the shampoo and fully wash your hair extensions.

Step 4

Once you have finished washing your hair extensions, gently squeeze out any excess water before laying them flat on a dry towel. 

Step 5

After air drying, comb or brush through your hair when dry

Remember, you should always comb your extensions working from the ends upwards but do not comb wet hair.Your hair is in a delicate state when it is wet. Therefore, avoid combing in such condition as it leads to hair fall and hair breakage.


Sheryl Espinal


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