To optimise usage and ensure value for money, you must know the dos and don’ts of how to maintain your weft hair extensions. Here are the primary reasons why you should take the time to learn hair extension weft home care. 

  • Long-Lasting Human Hair Extension Weft Style

Any movement at the base of skin weft hair extensions slowly loosen, ultimately weakening the spine. Regularly checking your weft hair extensions to its original placement will avoid this issue altogether. 

  • Protect Natural Hair

Being familiar with weft human hair extension aftercare will prolong its lifespan. If you fail to adjust the extensions, the more likely it will suffer from any pressure or movement placed on the roots of the hair. 

How to Optimise your Skin Weft Hair Extensions 

  • Schedule a Refit Every Six Weeks

To extend the life of your beaded weft hair extensions, it is crucial to schedule a refitting every six weeks. Repeated pressure on the roots over an extended period may potentially damage your natural hair. Even when you purchase your human hair extensions separately, the placement should always be done by a professional with extensive training and knowledge about hair extensions. 

  • Familiarise Yourself with Sensation of Thicker Hair

After application of your new skin weft hair extensions, allow around 24 hours to adjust yourself to your new hair. It will feel rigid and heavy at the onset, but you will get used to it over time. It takes an average of 14 days to get used to having a weft hair extension. If you want something lighter, experts recommend opting for beaded weft hair extensions made from virgin Russian hair as they are proven lighter and more manageable to wear than other hair types. 

  • There’s a Special Way to Brush Human Hair Extensions Weft

There’s a certain brushing system if you have weft hair extensions. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do it. 

  • Take a small section of hair, brush around 15 centimetres from the bottom and work your way towards the end of the hair. 
  • Work your way up to the next 15 centimetres until the entire length of your hair is completely brushed. 

When brushing skin weft hair extensions, make sure to do it gently, especially around the spine area. Avoid using a fine-tooth comb when you have weft hair extensions on. A fine- tooth comb will not only stretch the extensions but also add unnecessary pressure to the hair roots. Finally, hold the extensions near the spine to prevent accidental pulling at the roots. 

Weft Hair Extension Shampooing Tips

When shampooing the hair, place a small amount of shampoo in your palm and gently massage it along the length of the hair. Never use a circular motion when washing the hair as this can result in tangling. After shampooing, gently squeeze out the bubbles in a downward motion. This technique of washing the hair is more tedious and will extend your washing time but will also ensure your weft hair extensions stay in place. 

Use hair oil to cleanse the scalp and the ends of the hair. Hair oil is efficient in removing dirt, dust, and pollutants. 

Ideally, the hair should only be shampooed twice a week. Excessive shampooing can lead to premature wear and tear of the weft hair extension. 

Never rub your hair together while shampooing as this can result in friction which can dry up the hair extensions. Bear in mind that hair extensions do not produce natural oil; hence are drier than regular hair. 

In between washes, use dry shampoo to remove dirt and lock the moisture in the hair strands. 

Skin Weft Hair Extensions Conditioning Techniques

You must condition your human hair extensions weft once or twice weekly. It is ideal to perform conditioning after shampooing to get the best results. 

Since hair extensions cannot produce oil, you must apply a deep conditioning treatment to ensure that it stays softer and manageable. 

How to Style Beaded Hair Extensions Weft

Pat your hair using a dry towel. Never rub your hair extensions as this can result in fallouts. Apply a leave-in conditioning treatment or a heat protectant spray before using any heating tools to style your hair. 

When combing wet hair extensions weft, you must use a wide-tooth comb to section the hair. You must choose alcohol-free hair styling products for weft hair extensions. Alcohol will further dry your hair which can then lead to easy breakage, fallouts, and premature damage. Experts also suggest avoiding silicone-based products as this can result in dryness, too. 


Taking care of weft hair extensions may seem tedious at first. However, once you make it a daily habit, these activities will soon become easy for you! If you are planning to try out a weft hair extension, check out our wide range of skin weft hair extensions here at Human Hair Extensions Online. If you have additional enquiries about the hair extension products we offer, call our direct line on 1300 489 337 today.