If you've ever wondered how to properly wash and style your human hair or synthetic hair extensions, check out our tips to keep your hair extensions looking pristine.
Hair Weave/Extension Washing Instructions
- Keep your hair clean. Hair tangles when dirt and sweat build up wash your hair after exercise, swimming etc.
- Brush your hair and remove all tangles before washing it.
- Use a good quality shampoo; your stylist can advise you what product is best for your hair. Distribute evenly and wash your hair going in a downward motion. Press any products into the weave, but avoid scrubbing or rubbing.
- Rinse in cool to lukewarm water. Repeat with a quality conditioner.
- After washing and conditioning, wrap your hair in a towel and gently pat out excess water. Do not rub.
- Apply a quality spray on conditioner that is meant to be left in. This will help keep the hair weave soft.
- For synthetic hair weave, allow hair to air dry before going to bed. For human hair weave, hair can either be air dried or blow dried on low heat.
- If you use a blow dryer, dry out the wetted part of the hairpiece first. Then finish drying the hair from the ends up. Avoid pulling the hair while wet.
- Let the hair air dry whenever possible. Care for the hair weave as you would your own hair by avoiding too much heat and processing. Never sleep with wet or damp hair.
Hair Weave/Extension Styling Instructions
- Comb through the hair in the morning and evening with your fingers. Gently shake the hair to loosen curls and get rid of tangles. Using small-toothed combs and brushes can pull and damage the hair weave.
- For synthetic hair weave, you cannot apply any heated appliances. For human hair, your weave can be styled just as your own including using hot irons, blow dryers, etc. Avoid applying direct heat to the bonded area. In addition, you can use hair products as long as you wash them out frequently as too many products can cause human hair to tangle. You can also visit a professional stylist to have the hair cut and/or styled to compliment you.
- Return to see your stylist every 6 to 8 weeks. Removing the hair weave will be necessary, as they tend to get old and dry. If you have braided hair weaves, as long as the stylist can see that your hair and the extension are still healthy, it may be all right to leave them in.