If you have hair extensions chances are that you want them to last over time and always look like they did the first time you used them: healthy, shiny, bouncy, and with lots of structure. Therefore, it is vitally important for you to know that for this to be possible, you must have a good washing routine for your seamless hair extensions.
One of the big concerns of all clients who purchase seamless hair extensions is about their care and about washing them, since, as they are taken off and put on, they cannot be washed as we all normally wash our hair in the shower. So, there are many questions and doubts that arise from this and we are here to clear them all up.
Following an ideal routine for seamless hair extensions to always look like new, plus they will not get damaged or break, thus preserving their lifespan.
This type of hair extension is characterized by being of high quality, since it is not necessary that they are kept directly on your scalp permanently, you can simply put them on and take them off whenever you want or when necessary.
Just like your natural hair, seamless hair extensions, i.e., clip-in hair extensions, need special care in order to remain healthy. This care only takes a few minutes, so it would not be a big inconvenience or a big hassle for you, nor will it prevent you from going about your normal life. They only need a little maintenance, so they will always remain beautiful.
Seamless hair extensions are always a favorite and we know that by purchasing them you have made an investment of money and effort, so we want to help you keep them looking like new. That is why we have decided to compile for you a series of steps to follow when washing your hair extensions. We will tell you what types of shampoos to use, as well as that type of conditioners to use and how to do it. You should always keep in mind that the fact that they are attached to the hair with clips means that the hair extensions do not benefit from the natural oil that the scalp secretes, so they will tend to dry out more easily if you do not use the right products. In addition, it is extremely important that you care for and protect the clips that will hold the hair extensions in place.
How Do I Wash My Hair With Seamless Hair Extensions?
If you have seamless hair extensions, i.e., with clips, you are probably wondering if the extensions are washed in the same way you wash your natural hair. Broadly speaking, you can say yes, since this type of hair extension also requires shampoo and conditioner, however, the way in which they are washed is different, and they should not be washed too often. It is recommended to do it every 7 to 10 days.
It is advisable to use sulfate and paraben-free hair products. Make sure to use a shampoo that moisturized and washes the extensions well without mistreating them.
This type of hair extension should be washed separately, i.e., do not try it together with your natural hair washing routine. And it is vitally important to care for and protect the clips that will hold the hair extensions together with your natural hair.
Before washing the extensions, you should untangle them, removing any knots, then you should wash them with plenty of warm water, always avoiding tangling the clips, and then use the shampoo recommended by your specialist.
After shampooing, follow the conditioning process, arguably the most important part of the process, as this is what will help keep your seamless hair extensions moisturized. As we mentioned earlier, seamless extensions have clips that you can put on and take off whenever you want, which means that your extensions would not always be in contact with your scalp, and therefore would not have their natural oil.
It is important that you use a deep moisturizing treatment and let it sit for at least 1 to 1.5 hours. Then you should rinse the conditioner out very well, avoiding any residue on your hair extensions, and finally, it is recommended to rinse the clips of the seamless hair extensions with plenty of cold water. This will keep the hair shiny and soft.
Steps To Follow To Wash Clip-in Or Seamless Hair Extensions.
1. Wash the extensions with lukewarm water:
It is recommended that when washing your seamless hair extensions, you use lukewarm water. This should be done very carefully to avoid hair breakage. Do not use circular movements when washing them, as this can cause tangling. Ideally, do not use water that is too hot or too cold. To do this process, you can place your hair extensions under the sing faucet and place them there. Be especially careful not to mistreat the clips, which will hold the extensions in your natural hair when you put them in.
2. Dilute the shampoo:
While you can add shampoo directly to your hair extensions, ideally you should dilute the shampoo in an amount of water that is easy for you to submerge the seamless hair extensions in. It is best to use a sulfate-free and paraben-free shampoo specifically for natural hair. If you wish, you can wash your extensions immediately, or your can leave them submerged in the shampoo water for 10 to 15 minutes or so. Also during this process, you can comb the extensions very gently with your fingers, delicately untangling any knots or tangles that may have formed.
3. Rinse the shampoo thoroughly:
During this process, you should make sure to rinse the shampoo very well, with plenty of warm water, as very cold or very hot water can cause knots or tangles to appear. Gently place the seamless hair extensions under the sink or shower faucet. Be sure to rinse out all the shampoo thoroughly. You will know that the hair extensions are well washed when you no longer see any foam coming out of them because of the shampoo.
4. Add conditioner for natural hair:
As with your natural hair, a hair conditioner makes the extensions much more manageable and softer when you want to use them. It also adds shine and texture. In this step what you should do is dilute some conditioner in a bowl of water or add the cap to the sink and leave it there for at least an hour. This will make it much easier to handle your hair extensions. After the time has passed, you should rinse your hair extensions thoroughly. Take them out of the container or remove the cap from the sink and place them under warm water for a while. You can comb them gently with your fingers. Be sure to thoroughly remove any reaming conditioner from your extensions.
5. Comb your hair extensions thoroughly:
After shampooing your extensions and leaving them in the hair conditioner for a while and then rinsing them out, you should dry them thoroughly. You can place a towel on a flat surface and lay the hair extensions on it. You can gently touch the hair extensions with a towel to absorb the moisture and dry them. After you have absorbed the moisture with the towel, you can leave them there to dry or you can place them somewhere warm to dry faster. You will know they are dry when you touch them and there is no trace of water or moisture left on them. After drying them, you should comb them gently, untangling any knots that may have formed, and finally, you should proceed to store them in their special case, in an environment that is neither too cold nor too hot.
How Do Seamless Hair Extensions Stay In Place Over Time?
Since it is not of most importance to wash your hair extensions very often (it is recommended to wash them at least every 7 or 10 days), seamless hair extensions will remain as they were the first time you wrote them. For this reason, it is also important that you use exactly the hair care products that your specialist has recommended. If you ever want to color your hair extensions, all you have to do is go to the salon and a professional stylist will do it in a matter of minutes. Avoid doing it yourself at home because even though the extensions are made of 100% natural hair, they can tend to tale on a different shade than what you had in mind.
Something you should always keep in mind is that, although you can dye your seamless hair extensions if you wish, it is best not to do so, as this way, you will be extending and enhancing best this lifespan.
How To Protect Your Seamless Hair Extensions?
The best, way to protect your seamless hair extensions will always be to avoid chemicals. And this not only applies to your hair extensions, but it can also extend to your natural hair as well.
There are many chemical products on the market that promise the best solutions: straight hair, even though your natural hair is wavy or curly, or curly hair even though your natural hair is straight; fashionable colored hair, styling, highlights, and so on, but the truth is that hair will always want to be in its natural, state.
With this, we want to tell you that, as your hair extensions are 100% natural, the best thing will always be that they remain as you bought them. So ideally, if you want to dye your natural hair, you’d better buy new extensions that match what you have in mind.
Do I Need To Wash My Seamless Hair Extensions Every Time I Am Going To Wear Them?
The answer to this question is a simple no. As they are not always in direct contact with your scalp, your seamless hair extensions will get much less dirty than your natural hair. For this reason, it is also advisable to wash them only every 7 to 10 days because they do not get very dirty. If you have a special hairstyle, such as curls, or if you have flat ironed your hair and want to do another hairstyle, then it is best to wash them.
If your concern is whether the hair extensions are clean before you put them in for the first time, the answer is yes. This type of product is characterized by being very hygienic because it will be in direct contact with your head, therefore, it will be completely safe for you to use them.
How Do Seamless Hair Extensions Dry?
If you want your seamless hair extensions to dry straight, then you should make sure to brush them very carefully before they dry, i.e, after washing them, so that when they are dry, they will stay smooth.
If you want to curl your seamless hair extensions, then it is best to use a heat curling iron so that you can achieve the results you want. It is very important that you apply products such as heat protectants to the hair extensions before you do this to protect the hair strands from damage caused by high temperatures.
How To Style Seamless Hair Extensions With Wet Hair?
When you finish washing your seamless hair extensions, you should dry them gently with a towel, as we told you before.
The important thing is that you treat your hair extensions very gently and delicately, as the strands could break and we of, even do not want that. Therefore, you can run your fingers along the entire length to check if there are any knots, and after doing so, you brush it gently. Chances are that at this point your hair extensions will be extremely manageable, due to the conditioner treatment.
You can comb them by taking small amounts of hair and brushing them from the ends to the roots.
What To Do When Your Seamless Hair Extensions Getting Tangled?
If someone tells you that hair extensions do not tangle, they are definitely lying to you.
Just like your natural hair, hair extensions also tend to tangle and you could say it is a totally natural process, as we know you have definitely had to go through this with your natural hair.
Despite this, there are a few techniques that will help you better control tangles or knots in your hair extensions.
One of these ways is to moisturize your hair extensions well and use the right products for them, as this is what will ensure that they are much softer and more manageable when you want to use them.
What Type Of Products Should You Use On Your Seamless Hair Extensions?
If you are wondering what type of products are ideal for you to use in your seamless hair extensions, we will tell you that it is best to always think quality over quantity.
Always ask your trusted stylist what kind of ingredients you should or should not use for your hair extensions because any product that is not the right one can damage them irreparably.
If you do not know where to start, you should think of your hair extensions as if they were your own natural hair, so avoid buying products that will damage your hair.
Products with natural ingredients will always be a plus, so it is very convenient to buy them. Some people say that baby hair products are perfect for taking care of your hair, as it is free from a lot of harmful chemicals.
You can always buy some kind of hair masks or pour special hair oils on them, however, you should always keep in mind that in order to put your seamless hair extensions back in, you will need to rinse them very well. If you comb, flat iron, or curl them with any of these products still in them, you will only run the risk of damaging them to such an extent that they will become totally unusable.
When you decided to buy your hair extensions, you most likely did so with the intention that they will last for a long time, so take good care of them.