How to Take Care of Hair Extensions?

How to Take Care of Hair Extensions?

Are you looking for a way to add length or volume to your hair without the commitment of a permanent style? Posh Hair Extensions could be precisely what you're looking for! Hair extensions are a great way to instantly enhance your look without waiting for your natural hair to grow. But like any hair accessory, hair extensions must be properly taken care of to last. From the moment you install your human hair extensions to the day you take them out, here are some tips on taking care of them, so they look their best.

Below we've outlined a few key things to remember when caring for your hair extensions. Follow these tips, and your extensions will stay shiny and beautiful for longer!

Proper Washing and Conditioning

Proper washing and conditioning of hair extensions are essential to keeping them looking their best. First detangle your hair extensions with a wide toothed comb, this will help to prevent the hair from becoming matted or tangled during the washing process. When washing, use a gentle shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for hair extensions. Avoid shampoos with sulfates or harsh chemicals, which can damage the hair. After shampooing, use a wide-toothed comb or fingers to detangle the hair gently. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and then apply a generous amount of conditioner. Leave the conditioner in for at least five minutes before rinsing.

Don't use heat styling products that contain silicone, mineral oil or petroleum products.

Heat styling products that contain silicone, mineral oil or petroleum products can damage your hair extensions. Use a heat protectant spray before using the tools to avoid damaging your hair extensions.

Always brush your extensions using detangling brushes or wide toothed combs. to remove any loose hairs and tangles from them before installing your hair extensions unless you want them to tangle up even more.

Detangling brushes and combs  can be found in the hair care section of most grocery stores, drugstores, beauty supply stores, online, etc. The best way to use these tools is by brushing against the grain of your hair (on both sides) rather than pulling or twisting, which may break off pieces of extensions!

Ensure you have enough moisture in your hair extensions to keep their shape and look good without becoming frizzy or tangled up.

Don't wash them too often – the more you wash your extensions, the shorter their lifespan becomes because of the damage caused by excess moisture. They should only be washed when necessary (e.g., if you sweat a lot) and then only with a gentle shampoo that doesn't contain any silicone, mineral oil or petroleum products like creams or sprays, which may damage your precious human hair strands over time - especially when sleeping on them!

Sleeping in hair extensions will cause tangling and pulling out the hair that's already there.

If you want to ensure that your hair extensions don't get tangled while you sleep, consider the following:

  • Sleep on a silk pillowcase. Silk is an excellent choice because it's soft and smooth against your skin, but it also wicks moisture away from the scalp, which can help prevent hair loss due to breakage or dryness. Silk has been shown to avoid the tangling of extensions as well!
  • Use a satin cap during the day and night when possible (or at least try). Satin caps are designed specifically for people with natural hair types who wear extensions—they cover most of the head area without being too tight around the face or ears (which could cause discomfort). They're made from 100% cotton fabric that feels silky smooth against your head after drying time has passed; this prevents knots from forming between pieces of weave together thanks to its high thread count per square inch ratio compared with regular cotton fabrics like polyester blends sold elsewhere online nowadays.

Proper Styling

Proper styling of hair extensions is also crucial for maintaining their beauty and longevity. When styling, use a heat protectant spray to protect the hair from heat damage. Avoid using high heat settings on styling tools, as this can cause damage to the hair. Instead, opt for lower heat settings and use a heat protectant spray to help protect the hair from heat damage. When brushing, use a wide-toothed comb to detangle the hair gently. Avoid brushing too vigorously, which can cause breakage and damage the hair.

Opt for a gentle shampoo.

Use gentle Shampoo to wash your human hair extensions, as harsh shampoos can break down the bond between the fibers of your natural hair and the fibers inserted into your hair shafts and cause damage to them over time if left untreated. 

A gentle shampoo is best. Shampoos should not contain silicone, mineral oil or petroleum products, as this can cause damage to your extensions, as well as dries them out and makes them appear duller than they are. Shampoos with sulphates are also not recommended because they have been known to break down the bond between the fibers of your natural hair and those inserted into your hair shafts over time if left untreated.

Additionally, you should avoid alcohol-based shampoos (such as those found at beauty supply stores) because these types of products tend to be drying for the skin around your face or scalp area after use; parabens tend to cause inflammation on contact- which can lead up towards some severe health risks depending on how long you've been exposed!


Proper care of hair extensions is essential for maintaining their beauty and longevity. Proper washing, conditioning, and moisturizing are vital aspects of caring for human hair extensions. With proper care, hair extensions can last for months and even years. Taking the time to care for your hair extensions properly will ensure they look their best for as long as possible.