Hair extensions don’t need to be washed as much as our natural hair. The less you wash your extensions, the longer they will last you.
Whilst natural hair needs regular washing due to oil being produced from the scalp, hair extensions are not attached to our scalp and therefore do not endure the same oil build-up and only need washing when there is too much product in them. We find it is best to wash your hair extensions every 15-20 wears.
Bottom line is, how often you wash your extensions is mostly down to your personal routine, so it’s important you pay close attention on the quality of your extensions. If your extensions feel like they’re becoming increasingly difficult to style, this is a likely a sign that there is product build-up and they need to be washed.
Washing your Extensions
When washing your extensions, it’s important you hydrate them as much as possible. Since hair extensions don’t receive the natural nutrients and oils from the scalp like our own hair does, it’s important to ensure that your set is always nourished and moisturized, as this will help keep it looking healthy. We recommend to stay away from products that include sulfate and alcohol as these ingredients will help dry the hair out.