Clip in hair extensions are fantastic at adding beautiful volume, length and depth to your natural hair. Whether you want to add some color, highlights, or just a bit of extra oomph, rocking those clip in extensions allow you the option of changing up your look with a click of a clip.
However when you do invest in your top quality hair extensions, with a brand like AmatiStyle, for example, you want to make sure you preserve their lifespan and keep them looking fresh and amazing for as long as possible.
AmatiStyle Hair extensions are made with 100% remy human hair, however, since they don’t receive natural oils from the scalp like our own hair does, they don’t need to be washed as often as your own hair.
In this blog post, we’ll give you the run down on how to get your clip-in hair extensions squeaky clean, as well as how to restore moisture and shine. Remember, the less you wash your extensions, the longer they’ll last.
How to wash clip-in hair extensions 1: Brush your extensions
The first and quite possibly one of the most important steps is to brush your extensions out before getting them wet. This helps minimize the possibility of tangling during and after you have washed the hair. When brushing your extensions, we recommend to start from bottom to top in order to gently remove any tough knots without pulling the hair out. We recommend to use a wide-tooth comb or a soft bristle brush when working on your extensions.
In preparation for the wash, neatly place your wefts on top of each other in a bundle, similar to the same way as when you first received them. This will help ensure the hair does not tangle with the clips during the washing process.
How to wash clip-in hair extensions 2: Prepare your sink
Ensure your sink is squeaky clean, plug the drain and begin to fill it up with luke warm water – we don’t want the water to be too hot or too cold.
Squirt about 2-3 pumps or a small handful of shampoo in to the water and wave the water around to ensure the product is evenly dispersed. When working with your extensions, we recommend to use hair products that are alcohol free, sulfate free, and designed for coloured treated hair or extensions in order to ensure the color is preserved.
How to wash clip-in hair extensions 3: Shampoo each weft
We recommend to split your set up in to small, manageable chunks of wefts (for example, collect all of your one clips wefts in to one bundle) to ensure every weft gets washed thoroughly and equally. Alternatively, if you’re short on time, you can bundle up the entire set and wash it all in one go.
Hold the top of the wefts in one hand, dunk them in to the water and start washing them. Gently work the shampoo into the hair with your fingers with light strokes, as we don’t want to tangle the hair.
Once you’re finished that bundle of wefts, set them aside neatly on a towel and repeat the same thing to the rest of the extensions.
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How to wash clip-in hair extensions 4: Condition your extensions
This is a very important step as it helps ensure that your extensions remain moisturized, nourished, and soft. You can use regular conditioner or a deep conditioning hair treatment – either one will work.
Take a generous amount of conditioner or hair treatment and apply on each bundle of wefts from top to bottom, massaging the product thoroughly into the hair.
In order for the product to really soak in and work it’s magic, we highly recommend to leave it on for at least an hour. Ideally, it would be best if the treatment was left on overnight. If this is the case, we recommend to put your extensions in a shower cap to leave overnight. This will help to seal in the moisture and really condition the hair.
Once that time has passed, all you have to do now is rinse out the conditioner. Be sure to rinse out each weft thoroughly, otherwise, if there is product residue on the hair it may feel a bit greasy once it has dried, which is a big no-no.
When you’re washing out each bundle or weft, we recommend to blast cold water on the hair for the last 10 seconds – bear with us, we know your hands will be cold, but this will help close the cuticles of the hair to seal in the moisture and make the extensions more shiny. Trust us – it’ll be worth it.
How to wash clip-in hair extensions 5: Let the extensions air dry
Before setting up your extensions to dry, be sure that the hair is completely wringed of water. We highly recommend to air dry the extensions in order to prolong their lifespan, as oppose to using heat. This is because using heat on hair that is not being constantly revitalized at the scalp can harm them in the long run. If you do decide to use a blowdryer, be sure to use a heat protectant spray and set it to cool air to prevent damage.
Lay out all of your wefts separately on a towel on a flat surface. A trick to preventing any frizz once the hair drys is to apply a small amount of hair oil to each weft to ensure the hair remains manageable and silky smooth.
How to wash clip-in hair extensions 6: Comb each weft
Typically, we never recommend to comb through wet hair as it’s more elastic and can break easily, however, in order to ensure that your extensions dry straight with little to no tangles, we recommend to gently brush through each weft with a wide tooth comb from bottom to top.
And that’s it! If you follow these 6 easy steps when washing your extensions, they will last longer and maintain their beautiful look.
See also: How to clip in remy hair extensions?
How often should I wash my clip-in hair extensions?
The less you wash your hair extensions, the longer they will last you. We recommend to wash your hair extensions every 15-20 wears or so, depending on how much product you use on them. Remember, since the hair extensions aren’t actually attached to your scalp, they don’t get oily like your natural hair and therefore don’t need to be washed as often. The only reason you need to wash your hair extensions is to get rid of excess product buildup, or if you’ve worn your hair extensions about 15-20 times and they need some refreshing.
Do I need to wash my AmatiStyle Hair extensions before I wear them?
No, AmatiStyle Hair extensions are ready to wear straight out of the box! You do not need to wash them before wearing. Hair extensions are a hygienic product and therefore is completely safe to wear right out of the box.
What products should I use on my clip-in AmatiStyle Hair extensions?
We highly recommend to use natural, and organic hair products if possible. Make sure the hair products are sulfate free, alcohol free, and are designed for color treated hair or hair extensions. This will ensure that your hair extensions have a longer lifespan.
Do I need to wash my clip-in hair extensions after curling to make them straight again?
It’s an option, but again, unless the hair has lots of hairspray and other product buildup, we wouldn’t recommend it. Instead, you can gently brush the curls and the product out with a soft bristle brush from bottom to top, use heat protectant, and use a hair straightener on a low to medium heat setting to straighten the set. AmatiStyle Hair extensions are real remy human hair, therefore, can be washed and styled just like your own hair.
Do these hair extensions dry straight?
Be sure to brush the extensions straight before air-drying overnight. Some sets could be potentially dry with some beach waves, however, as mentioned earlier, can be styled with hot styling tools to achieve any desired look. Just be sure to always use heat protectant and your heat styling tools on a low to medium setting.
See also: How to care for hair extensions Clip-In?
Have you tried AmatiSytle hair extensions?
We are a team dedicated to the production, distribution and sale of human hair extensions. We comply with the highest standards of quality required by today woman. AmatiStyle hair is a hundred percent human hair extensions quality. The AmatiStyle hair extensions can be dyed and washed without damaging the quality. The hair is selected from one head to keep the cuticle in one direction and not get tangled when the hair is in contact with the water. Using AmatiStyle hair extensions. The hair will always stay radiant, tangle free, smooth and without frizz. AmatiStyle without damaging the quality. The hair is selected from one head to keep the cuticle in one direction and not get tangled when the hair contact with water.
Why buy 100% natural AmatiStyle hair extensions?
1) They are free of entanglements.
2) No frizz.
3) Thickness at the tips.
4) 100% human.
5) It can be dyed, ironed, curled since it is 100% human hair.
6) Double firing on the top for greater protection of the strands when ironing.
AmatiStyle comes from a long experience in the care and maintenance of women hair. Many stylists confirm this. We differ from other types of hair because we offer quality remi hundred percent. The texture and color of hair easily adapts to the needs of the most severe groups. AmatiStyle has the confidence of consumers. The success of the brand and customer satisfaction proves once again that we are synonymous with quality, expertise and innovation. Our main clientele is located in the United States (Miami, New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles).
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