How to Wash Your Sew-in Human Hair Extensions / Weave - Beginner Friendly


Wigs, braids, cornrows, and weaves are examples of protective hairstyles. You can roll out of bed in the morning and, throw on a wig without necessarily putting too much maintenance on your own hair.

You can also change your hair color with ease without having to worry about damaging your own hair follicles. 

Hair extensions can also help your own hair grow because you will manipulate your hair less if it is tucked in under a wig. It is important to take care of your hair extensions/weaves because it will extend its longevity. 

Here are a few tips that I use to take care of my hair extensions/weaves 

  1. Comb your hair extensions gently with a paddle brush or a wide tooth comb (preferably from the bottom to the top).
  2.  Brush your curly hair extensions only when it is wet. Avoid brushing it when it is dry to avoid tangling, matting and shedding.
  3. Invest in a quality shampoo and conditioner at least once a week or once every other week to wash your hair extensions to get rid of product build up.
  4.  Gently wash your hair extensions in warm water and avoid rubbing it vigorously.
  5. Deep condition your hair extensions at least once a month.
  6. Towel dry and air dry your hair extensions and don’t use heat tools when it is wet or damp.
  7. Use heat protectant before you use any heat styling tool to reduce heat damage.
  8. Wrap your straight hair at night and tie it down with a silk/satin scarf to preserve the straight style.
  9. Pin curl or use a Flexi rod on your wavy hair extensions at night and tie it down with a silk scarf to preserve the waves.
  10. Use big plaits on your curly hair extensions or put it in a pineapple bun at night and tie it down with a silk scarf to preserve the curls. 

Do you have any additional tip that you would like to share? 

We would love to hear them. 

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