Once you’ve already bought yourself a set of extensions, it’s important to properly take care of them to make sure that they’ll stay natural, smooth, and shiny just like the first time you’ve worn them. We all know that this type of extension lasts longer than other types of extensions, mainly because clip-ins can be removed anytime you want. That is, of course, if they’re given proper attention and care. We will give you some tips on how to maintain and restore your clip-ins’ natural moisture and shine.

Wash your extensions.
Clip-in extensions don’t receive any nourishment from the natural oils coming from our scalp just like our real hair do. That’s why it’s highly recommended that you wash them as rarely as possible. Whenever you feel that it really needs to get cleaned, make sure you wash them properly because some hair fibers may fall out if you let your extensions get really greasy.

Wash them as gently as possible by soaking them in lukewarm water on a small basin. Use the appropriate shampoo for hair extensions and apply it by rubbing it down your extension. Scrubbing it will make it tangled.

Dry them.
To keep them looking in good condition, it is best to avoid blow-drying them as heat will just cause damage. It is recommended to air-dry your extensions in order to extend their lifespan. Make sure that your extensions are not tangled in the drying process.

Combing and conditioning
Usually, combing your hair while it’s wet  is not really advisable because it’s more vulnerable and can be damaged easily. But since you need to get them untangled and straight when drying, you have to gently brush them using a wide tooth comb. Whenever your extensions are looking dry, be sure to moisturize them. Just apply a small amount of conditioner to keep it looking shiny and healthy.

When styling
Many hairstyles require heat, which can cause damage to your real hair and extensions. However, you can lessen the damage by styling them when they’re completely dry. Just remember to NEVER blow-dry them.

Proper storage
After using your clip-ins, be sure to store them properly before going to bed.  Don’t just remove them from your head and leave them inside a drawer. Find a good container, or if you don’t have one, buy a hair extension case. Always make sure that they are tangle-free and clean. Store them in a dry place away from heat or cold.

Never sleep on them.
Feel tired coming home late from an occasion or work that you want to sleep already? Oh, wait. You still have your clip-ins on. What should you do? Well, it’s obvious. Wake yourself up and take time to properly remove them. It’s worth the effort if you don’t want any unwanted damage to your real hair when you wake up in the morning.

Clip-in extensions lasts longer than any other type of extension because you don’t have them installed on you the whole day. Using them properly will not cause any damage to your real hair but sleeping with them on is just being careless.

So there you have it! Now that you know how to take proper care with your extensions, go and make them last long.