If you have recently purchased some clip-in extensions for your hair, then you likely realize just how amazing they are. Being able to have longer, thicker hair one day and shorter hair the next is something that many girls dream about. However, with clip-in extensions comes the responsibility of taking care of them. The better care you take of your clip-in hair extensions, the longer they are going to last you and the better they are going to look. This article will discuss 3 tips for caring for your clip-in hair extensions.
Brush Them Before And After Each Use
Before you ever put your clip-in hair extensions in your hair, you will want to carefully take the time to brush them. This helps you avoid damaging them by brushing them along with your natural hair, and it will help you to carefully remove any tangles or loose hairs. To brush the extensions when they aren't in your hair, simply hold them at the top by the clips and carefully brush them out, starting from the bottom and working your way to the top. Also, as soon as you take the clip-in extensions out of your hair it is a good idea to brush. This gets them nice and tangle free before you store them.
Wash Them When Needed
Since you likely treat your clip-in hair extensions much like you treat your normal hair, you will be using various hair products on them, such as hair spray, mousse, etc. Because of this, you need to wash your extensions regularly. You will want to wash you them just like you do your regular hair. Simply wash them in the sink in a large plastic container, first with shampoo and then with conditioner. Then you should either let them air dry completely or blow them dry with a blow dryer.
Store Them In A Safe Place
When it comes to storing your clip-in hair extensions, you want to make sure that you find a place where you know that they aren't going to be damaged. To start off, if you have recently washed your clip-in hair extensions, you are going to want to make sure that they are completely dry before you store them. This stops the hair from developing mold or mildew or beginning to stink. You can carefully place the dry hair in ziplock bags that are large enough to fit them with ease. You can then place them in any location that is dry, such as a drawer, a shelf, etc.