5 tips on how to take care of your hair extensions.

5 tips on how to take care of your hair extensions.

Hair extensions are always a good way to elevate your look. Whether you are choosing clip-in extensionstape-in hair extensions, or other types of extensions, these 5 tips will help you enjoy an irresistible volume at its best and prolong your extensions' lifespan.

1. brush

Before and after each wear it is key to brush both your natural hair and the clip-ins or tape-ins. Always start from the bottom part moving up to the base. Make sure you go gentle, so that the hair will stay soft and silky.

A wide toothed comb or a special detangling brush and a leave-in conditioner will definitely make the job easier and ensure the best results.

2. use less products

Try using quality hair extensions care products, in smaller amounts, for styling and protecting your hair extensions - this will prevent them from drying out. Hair spray, mousse, gel and other beauty products tend to weigh down your human hair extensions and make them look unhealthy. 

heat protectant.

The heat protectant is your best friend when it comes to styling and protecting your real hair extensions. Always use it prior to applying heat to your extensions and your own hair, whether it’s a blow dryer, hair straightener or curling iron. Get the temperature up to a max 120⁰/250F, for zero-damage use.

hair extensions dye.

If you prefer to change their color, go for darker tones or coloring shampoos, which will not require bleach. The harsh chemicals used to bleach hair will irreparably damage your extensions, making them dry and prone to breakage.

3. active days tips

It’s best to avoid using clip-in hair extensions while swimming or working out, but if you prefer to rock a stylish hair-do, try using the ponytail clip-ins, which are super easy to apply before or after a workout. 

To enjoy a day at the pool or seaside while wearing your clip-ins, simply use a swimming cap, which protects them from harmful effects of salt and chlorine and will keep them safe during a swimming session. 

Find out more about the best workout hair routine here.

To keep your tape-in hair extensions as safe as possible while working out, try wrapping your hair up using a scarf or headband. This will help absorb the amount of sweat that would normally accumulate on the tapes. Plus, head scarves are the it accessories of this summer!

When it comes to a relaxing day at the beach, protect your tape-ins by using a swimming cap, which will keep the hair from the damaging effects of salt, chlorine and UV rays.

4. wash

The golden rule to prolonging the lifespan of your extensions is washing them only when needed. Together with an organic, sulfate free shampoo, conditioner and hair mask, your human hair extensions will always look top notch! If you struggle with finding the best shampoo and/or conditioner for your hair extensions, we recommend you try AIIR Professionals. All AIIR products are packed with high quality ingredients and are 100% vegan. They are free of parabens, sulfates and gluten.

We introduce you to our new and very helpful hair mask that will make your hair shinier than ever. It is made with clean ingredients, for the best hair spa at home experience.

It moisturizes in-depth and reduces frizz, while maintaining your hair color bright and shiny. It's perfect for all hair types and has shown amazing results on damaged hair.

5. store with care

Make sure to deposit your clip in human hair extensions in the tube we deliver, as it is large enough for them to fit uncluttered and it keeps them away from direct sunlight. 

Another great hack is to clip them on a hanger. This way they will have a vertical position that will keep them from tangling. For a full guide on how to put in clip in hair extensions, take a look here.

Pro tip for your tape-ins: When you don't use them, wrap their end with a silk ribbon and put them on a hanger. Silk is great as it keeps the hair soft, moisturized, free of tangles and it prevents any dust particles from setting on the hair strands.


Also, don't let your hair grow too much between reapplications. Set a refresh to your tapes every 4-8 weeks, to avoid slippage. Want to know more about how long do hair extensions last? Click here.


Following these easy steps will guarantee a healthy maintenance for your human hair extensions. Let us know in the comments below if you found this article helpful. For any other questions, we'll be happy to respond. 


I just received my clip in extensions. I am very pleased with how exact they match my hair color! Perfect!

Amy Goyer

Tonja – We’re sorry you didn’t find your perfect color match within our shades. We encourage you to stay tuned because we are going to launch new colors in the near future – including 1c, which is a natural black with cold tones. We’re hopeful you will find your match then. Thank you!

Irresistible Me

What if my natural hair color is ombré like a grayish, blackish, natural more color on that area of color I’m seeking? I don’t see any of my type hair color on your color choices?

Tonja Slater

What type of shampoo and conditioner is best for human hair extensions?

Marjorie keith

This is an amazing post, We also have an article about How to Take Care of Hair Extensions


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