How To Maintain Hair Clip ins
The cleaning is to prevent discoloration of the extension piece which can be caused by some styling products. This is especially problematic when dealing with lighter hair colors. Some hairsprays, gels and other products when left to age on the hair extension can turn yellow and dingy. They also make the hair extension more easily attract dirt and dust. Certain products can also become “gummy” over time and can result in tangles and knots in the extension.
Washing and Conditioning
Clarifying or mild baby shampoos are recommended along with reconstructive conditioner’s to maintain the life of the hair.
- Apply deep conditioning hair masks regularly.
- Soak the extensions under a stream of lukewarm water do not wet the clips or bonds . Allow the hair to become completely saturated.
- Apply the shampoo to the length of the extension and massage into the hair.
- Wash the hair extension in a downward motion. Slide the shampoo down the hair, squeezing and rubbing the hair gently.
- Rinse the shampoo from the extension using clear, warm water.
- Apply a small amount of conditioner to the extension. Gently slather the hair in conditioner by sliding the product up and down the extension.
- Allow the conditioner to remain in place for five minutes before rinsing.
- Wring the excess water from the hair. Pat dry with your towel.
- Clip your hair extension to a wire clothes hanger. Hang the hanger on your shower curtain or on a door knob. Allow the hair to air dry completely.
Sparingly use Moroccan Argan oil to enhance shine and luster
Keep your clip-on hair extensions looking their best by always removing them before going to bed. Spritz the extensions with a heat protection spray before applying heated styling tools such as straighteners or curling irons. After use, spray the ends of the hair extensions with maintenance spray to keep them in good condition. These products can also be purchased online or at a salon.
Make sure the extensions are dry before storing is another important factor. Particularly with extensions made from natural hair fibers, moisture left in the extensions when storing them can lead to the development of mold, mildew and an unpleasant odor in the hair fibers.
Once they’re stored safely, place the containers in a dark place (or at least away from exposure to sunlight). UV light can bleach the color of extensions when they are exposed to it for continuous and repeated periods.