Expert Advice: Tips of Taking Care for Your Clip-In Hair Extensions While Washing

Style and change demand good care and maintenance. Clip in hair extensions are best to have long and thick hair. It is very important when it comes to washing and especially showering with the extensions, you have to be very careful with the hair. The following is a checklist on how to take proper care of the clip in hair extensions so that they can serve you long and effectively.

Detangle Before Showering

You should also make it a habit to slightly loosen the clip in hair extensions before you step into the shower to wash your hair. Smooth your hair or comb it using a wide-toothed comb or a hair extension brush that does not tug hair and harm it. Starting from the tip of the hair, it is advisable to comb the hair slowly, and in a progressive manner upwards to the scalp so that all the knotted hair is easily untangled. This step is crucial in order to not have the extensions tangled more and for the user to be able to control them.

Use Lukewarm Water

While showering with extensions that use clip-ins, it is recommended that you use warm water and not hot water. Hot water is not good for synthetic fibers or the bonds of human hair extensions will be affected in the long run. Water that is warm or hot damages the natural hair and the extensions, and they can become dry or change color.

Apply Shampoo Carefully

Select a mild shampoo that does not contain sulfate and is designed for use with extensions or for dry and damaged hair. Wet your natural hair with water and then massage a little amount of shampoo gently into your hair starting from the middle of your hair shaft and moving downwards, this is because the roots of your hair are where the extensions are clipped in. Work the shampoo into your scalp and the hair roots of the natural hair without applying pressure on the extension hair.

Condition the Ends

Rinse your hair extensions and then apply a conditioner to the tips of your hair extension. Once more, do not rub the conditioner on the roots or the clips as this will not be good for the hair. Rub the conditioner using your fingers or a wide-tooth comb from the tip of the extensions to the roots. Let the conditioner stay on the hair for several minutes so that it can properly seep into the hair fibers to make them moist.

Rinse Thoroughly

Rinse the shampoo and conditioner out of your hair and extensions with water that is as warm as you can stand. Make sure that none is left behind since accumulation adds some weight to the extensions and may give the hair a lifeless or oily appearance.

Pat Dry with a Towel

After washing your hair, towel dry your hair and extensions by just rubbing softly. Do not scrub it as this may cause friction and the hair may tangle or get damaged. Try not to towel dry your hair as much as possible or use a blow dryer at low heat, and let the air flow go down in order to avoid tangles.

Store Extensions Properly

In case your extensions are fully dried, then keep them in a cool and dry area out of the sunlight. Store them in their original packaging or a breathable bag to ensure they are safe from damage and other strings. Storage is crucial in the sense that it keeps the extensions in the right form and condition for the next use.


With these expert tips on how to take care of clip in hair extensions while showering, you will be able to maintain your hair extension and also make it last longer. If well taken care of and used correctly, you will appreciate the flexibility and elegance that comes with a clip-in extension, a part of your hair.



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