This is a common question asked by everybody who wears hair extensions. Obviously, you can wash your extensions, which is simple to do, however it’s important to understand how to do it correctly in order to make your extensions last as long as possible.

Hair extensions do not require a high level of maintenance, but a good cleaning routine is required to keep them looking great and make them last longer. The most important thing that you need to do before you wash your extensions is to brush them, as it will make your hair easy and tangle free. If you remove the tangles beforehand, it will make things much easier once you are out of the shower.

After you have brushed your hair gently to get rid of any tangles or knots, jump in the shower, keeping in mind that the water flows in the direction of your hair growth. This is important to avoid any further tangling. You can use an appropriate amount of shampoo – just make sure it is gentle, moisturizing and completely free of sulfates.

Wash the extensions from top to bottom while gently working the shampoo into the strands. After this you need to rinse your extensions thoroughly with clean water again, working from the top to the bottom.  You can even apply a good quality conditioner, but do not use too much conditioner as that build up and lead to tangles. Also, do not apply conditioner to the scalp or roots under any circumstances, as this can cause the extensions to slip or come loose.

When you leave the shower, make sure not to wrap your hair up in a towel but instead gently squeeze and pat your extensions dry. Washing your extensions is not a difficult process as long as you understand what you are doing and why you are doing it.