Hair extensions are not meant to stay on our heads forever. Time will come you have to remove them and in most cases, it can be damaging to your locks when it is not properly and gently removed. There is an extensive range of hair extension products available in the market. Among the most popular ones are clip in, tape in, sew in and keratin extensions. If you want to have non-damaging ones, make sure to only get them from a trusted supplier such as Human Hair Extensions Online. We provide premium quality products which are all made of 100% Remy human hair.
We know how extensions can transform our looks in an instant. We can rely on them to save us on special occasions or perhaps from a bad haircut. However, they are only meant to be used temporarily. Most extensions last for a maximum of half a year or more depending on how it is maintained. No matter what type of extension you are using, you always have to ensure a safe hair extension removal process. Here are simple steps you can follow in order to do that.
1. One weft at a time
Gently squeeze and pull out the clip in wefts one at a time. Make sure to hold the top of your tresses against your scalp to prevent from pulling them out along with the wefts. Separate your locks into sections if you’re using more than one clip in. If the clips have sharp teeth, be careful not to let them snap on your finger.
2. Remove before you go to sleep or shower
Clip ins are made to be used for a short period only and should be taken out at the end of the day. Unlike the other types of hair extensions, they are less durable and gets easily damaged when not properly maintained. You can’t sleep and shower while wearing them. So, right before you jump into bed or into the shower, don’t forget to remove those clips.
1. Divide hair into sections
Right before you start pulling out those tapes, make sure to part your strands into workable sections. Gather all of your real strands including the extensions but leave one section at the base of your head near the nape. Create a ponytail out of the hair you’ve gathered and tie it with an elastic band.
2. Apply some oil at the tapes
Put on any kind of oil (preferably an oil that is healthy for your strands such as coconut, olive or almond) and allow it to sit on a section for about 15 minutes. This helps in breaking up the chemical bonds found in the tapes. You may gently rub the oil along the tape to help the bonds break down faster.
3. Gently pull away the tape wefts
When you finally notice that the tape is now easier to remove, carefully peel it off from your original strands. Always remember to do it one at a time and in a gentle manner. Do the same with the remaining tape wefts.
4. Apply conditioner and wrap around a towel
To remove any residue from the tapes, rinse your tresses thoroughly first and then apply an ample amount of conditioner on your locks. Massage the conditioner on your roots. After which, wrap your entire head with a towel. Wait for at least 20 minutes before unwrapping.
1. Create a ponytail
Gather all of your natural strands together with your extensions to create a ponytail. Secure with an elastic band or a huge clip.
2. Take out a section of your hair from the ponytail
To guarantee zero damage after the removal, you have to carefully remove the wefts one at a time. Separate your tresses into small sections. You may start pulling out a small section just at the back of your head near the nape. We advise that you use a long pointed end comb or a rat tail comb in pulling out the sections.
3. Snip out the thread
Sew ins are named that way because threads are used in attaching them to your head. Look for the thread using your fingers and snip it out. Run your fingertips at the ridge of the seam where the sew in is directly attached. Take out needle nose scissors to pull the thread and snip it. If you’re doing this by yourself, use a mirror to easily locate the end of the thread. But if you prefer, you can also ask a friend to help you out.
4. Unravel the thread
Once you have snipped out the end of the thread, you may now gently unravel it away from the scalp. Gently pull the weft away but make sure to hold your natural hair at the roots while doing this to prevent any damage. Do the same with the other sew in wefts.
Comb your strands to remove any tangles after you’ve removed all the wefts. Start combing from the roots down to the tips.