If you have tape extensions, you know how important it is to take care of them properly. One of the most important things you can do for your extensions is to wash them correctly. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Brush Your Hair
Before you get your hair wet, make sure to gently brush it. Use a soft-bristled brush or a wide-tooth comb to remove any tangles, starting at the ends and working your way up to the roots.
Step 2: Wet Your Hair
Once your hair is detangled, wet it thoroughly in the shower or with a spray bottle. Make sure the water is lukewarm, not too hot or too cold.
Step 3: Apply Shampoo
Apply a small amount of shampoo to your scalp and massage it in gently with your fingertips. Be careful not to rub the shampoo into your extensions, as this can cause them to loosen or fall out.
Step 4: Rinse Your Hair
Rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water, making sure to remove all of the shampoo. Again, be careful not to rub your extensions too much.
Step 5: Apply Conditioner
Apply a small amount of conditioner to the ends of your hair and work it in gently with your fingers. Avoid applying conditioner too close to the scalp or to the tape tabs, as this can cause the extensions to slip or become greasy.
Step 6: Rinse Your Hair Again
Rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove all of the conditioner. Make sure there is no residue left on your extensions.
Step 7: Gently Dry Your Hair
Use a soft towel to gently pat your hair dry. Avoid rubbing your hair with the towel or using a blow dryer, as this can cause damage to your extensions.
Step 8: Style Your Hair
Once your hair is dry, you can style it as usual. Use a heat protectant spray if you plan to use hot tools, and be gentle when brushing or combing your hair to avoid pulling on your extensions.
Tips for Washing Your Hair with Tape Extensions
Here are some additional tips to keep in mind when washing your hair with tape extensions:
- Wash your hair no more than 2-3 times per week to avoid over-drying your extensions.
- Avoid using products that contain sulfates, as these can damage your extensions and cause them to slip or become tangled.
- When brushing your hair, start at the ends and work your way up to the roots to avoid pulling on your extensions.
- If you have oily hair, you may want to use a dry shampoo in between washes to help absorb excess oil.
Washing your hair with tape extensions doesn’t have to be difficult. By following these simple steps and tips, you can keep your extensions looking great and ensure they last as long as possible.