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How to wash hair extensions

- Artyom Yatsuk
How to wash hair extensions

Isn't it astonishing how a great set of hair extensions can transform your entire look, adding that touch of glamor to your everyday style or giving you that extra confidence on a special night out? But like all good things, they require care to keep their luster. If you've been savoring your post-event moments or reeling from the memories of your nightlife adventures, your hair extensions have been patiently waiting for some TLC.

So, if you're staring at your extensions, wondering how to return them to their initial, vibrant glory, don't sweat it. We're here to guide you through a simple, straightforward tutorial to deep clean your clip-in hair extensions. These tips are designed with real, human hair extensions in mind, so if you're a fan of our Atelier clip-in or volume hair extensions, keep reading. Plus, a major perk of real hair extensions is their compatibility with regular shampoo, saving you the trouble of hunting for specialized products.

Step 1: Begin with brushing extensions.

Dive into the process by gently brushing your extensions first. Despite its significance, this step is commonly overlooked. A gentle brush helps to detangle any knots, preventing potential damage and ensuring your extensions keep their natural, glorious look. Take your time with this step, treat your extensions with the care they deserve.

Step 2: Shampoo Each Extension At A Time 

Now that your extensions are tangle-free, it's time for a wash. Hold your extensions under lukewarm water, then take a small amount of your favorite shampoo, and gently work it through the hair (each extension individually). Be thorough but delicate, ensuring each strand gets the attention it needs. It's this step that truly brings out the advantage of real hair extensions; you can use your everyday shampoo!

Step 3: Apply a Hydrating Hair Mask

hair extensions mask

After shampooing, it's time to introduce some nourishment back into the extensions. Condition them with a nourishing hair mask. This product will restore the moisture your extensions lost during washing and keep them feeling soft and silky. Leave the mask on for the recommended time before rinsing thoroughly. It's these little acts of care that help maintain your extensions' luster.

Step 4: Air Dry Your Extensions

Heat exposure can shorten the lifespan of your extensions. So, once you've rinsed them, pat your extensions dry with a towel and lay them flat to air dry. Resist the temptation to brush or comb while they’re wet, as it can lead to breakage. Patience is key here.

Step 5: Comb Them When They’re Dry and Before You Style

Once your extensions are fully dry, gently comb through them. This final step helps maintain their natural appearance and prepares them for any styling you may have in mind. They're now ready to be clipped back in, enhancing your hair's volume and length for your next big event!

The Atelier Advantage

Our Atelier extensions are real, human hair that has been carefully selected to ensure uniform thickness from root to tip, a trait unique to double-drawn extensions. With Atelier, you experience natural-looking volume without compromising on comfort, unlike Tape-In Extensions. Tape-in extensions, although popular, come with their own set of disadvantages. They often require professional installation and removal to avoid damaging your natural hair. Plus, the adhesive used can sometimes cause an allergic reaction.

On the other hand, Atelier's clip-in extensions are designed with a gentle grip, making them safe for everyday use, and easy to install and remove without professional help. These clip-in and volume extensions are lightweight, offering fullness without discomfort. 

By faithfully following this tutorial, your Atelier extensions will not only last longer but continue to provide that amazing, natural look. Their shine will turn heads wherever you go, and you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're taking excellent care of them. And if you're considering an upgrade or need a new set of extensions, remember to explore our collection of premium real, human hair extensions. Your hair will not just thank you, but reward you with stunning looks!

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