Hair Hacks: How To Extend The Life Of Your Clip-In Hair Extensions

How to increase the life span of your Clip-In Hair Extensions

Real human hair extensions offer the most natural look and have movement just like your own hair. Top quality hair extensions are worth the investment when you see the length, volume, and versatility it adds your natural hair. So, it’s very important to take proper care of your hair extensions so your investment is even more worthwhile.

In this blog post, we have shared some quick steps to double the life of your Clip-In hair extensions.

  1. Brushing your extensions 

Once you remove the hair extensions, close the clips and brush thoroughly before putting them away. It’s important you use the correct brush for human hair extensions. Hair extension brushes are made to remove tangles from the hair gently and easily. Regular brushes could pull the hair and cause some damage.  A wide- tooth comb could also be used safely in case you do not have the extension brush.

Never brush the hair extensions if the hair is wet, as this could cause the hair to break.  Start at the ends and work upwards to remove all knots.  Brush your hair in the same way throughout the day to prevent any knots from forming and keeping it tangle- free. 

  1. Storing your hair extension

Yes, storing your human hair extensions properly is very important and requires very little time and effort.  Extensions can be stored in a shoebox or an airtight container.  The idea is to keep it away from direct sunlight and store it in a cool, dry place.

Side note: Be sure the hair extensions are 100 % dry before you put them away.  Then, roll the clip- in extensions gently into a loose circle. This would create a slight bump in the extension for you to be able to wear it the next day. 

  1. Have two sets of extensions

 Having two sets of Clip-In hair extensions is helpful when you are running late to work and one set is always styled and kept.  It saves you a lot of your time.  You could keep one set styled straight, and one set styled curly.  That way you also avoid heat damage to your hair repetitively.  Having 2 sets allows you to have more styling options to suit your mood.

  1. Avoid multiple hair products

Using different products each time could cause product buildup, which can decrease the life of the extensions as it takes effort to remove and replenish the hair.  Use products sparingly or only when necessary, like a heat protectant spray may be used before using heated tools.

  1. Wash extensions only when necessary

The more products you use, the more often hair extensions need to be washed, which reduces the lifespan.  Ideally, if you wear extensions daily, they should be washed after 30 wears or once a month.  If the hair extensions have become difficult to style, there could be a product build up and time to wash them.

Furthermore, avoid vigorous rubbing when washing and handling the extensions.  We only suggest using sulfate free shampoos and conditioners as these are mild and will not dry the extensions.

  1. Do not wear extensions when sleeping or working out 

Clip-In hair extensions must be removed when sleeping and exercising to help keep them lasting longer.

When sleeping the friction against the pillow could cause the hair to tangle.  The clips can also become loose and pull the natural hair strands.  Its best to take them off to avoid damaging the natural hair.

During workouts, the movement and friction would again cause knots. Sweat could cause matting and produce bacteria if the hair is not washed immediately. Removing your extensions before exercising will help keep the hair healthy and increase the life.

We hope these tips help improve the life span of your extensions! As always if you have additional questions, we can have a chat at