There is a reason you went to a hair extensions salon and chose sewn-in extensions. Chances are high you chose them because you don’t want the trouble of removing and putting the extensions on in the morning.
While the extensions are convenient, you have to clean them, which can be a challenge. To help you out, here is how to wash hair extensions sewn in:
Before we proceed to the step-by-step guide, you should know that when washing your sewn-in extensions you have to get in between the tracks and get your entire head wet.
Mix your chosen cleaning agent with warm water in a spray or applicator bottle then using your fingers, detangle your hair starting from the ends and work up to the tracks. For an easier time, use a wide-tooth comb.
Separate each of the hair tracks and apply your shampoo and water mix then gently massage into your growth hair.
Follow up by applying a cleanser and water mixture to your weave in extensions until they are saturated. You should then brush the extensions from the tips to the tracks.
Rinse the hair then use your fingers to gently massage in between the tracks. Repeat this until you remove all the cleansing agents.
By this time, the hair should be clean, but if it’s not, repeat the process from the top.
If after the final rinse the hair is clean, squeeze the hair to remove the excess water starting from the top, and work your way towards the ends.
Dry the hair with a towel or blow-dryer. If you have curly sewn-in extensions, leave them to air dry so that the curl pattern can fully reshape and return.
How else can you take care of the sewn-in extensions?
Besides properly washing the extensions, there are plenty of other things you should do to take care of the sewn-in extensions. Some of these things include:
Reduce the cleaning frequency
As much as you want clean extensions, you don’t have to clean them every day. A good rule of thumb is to clean them once or twice a week. When doing it, use a gentle shampoo. For the best outcome, ensure that the shampoo moves downwards from the scalp to the ends.
When cleaning, take care not to touch the sewn-in part and when it comes to massaging, do it in a circular motion.
Cover your hair when sleeping
To protect your extensions and keep them from getting frizzy or tugged out as you are sleeping, cover them with a net, a silk scarf, or a sleeping cap.
As a rule of thumb, never go to sleep with loose hair as when you move around in your sleep, you will loosen the extensions and they won’t last as long as you would want them.
Besides covering them, also consider braiding them or putting them up in a ponytail before heading to bed.
Avoid using the heat styling tools
As much heat straightens the hair, it’s one of the leading hair enemies so you should be cautious when using heat styling tools. If you have to straighten or style your hair in any other way, apply a heat protectant to reduce the risk of hair damage.
When it comes to hairstyling, don’t tie your hair back immediately after getting hair extensions in salon Potomac. You should wait for a few days.
You can style your hair using no-heat styling techniques but these too have to wait for a few days as using them immediately you risk the extensions coming out and you don’t want this, do you?