Washing and Drying Your Hair Extensions

Cleaning Your Hair Unit

No matter if you are a daily or extended hair wearer, eventually the adhesive residues will begin to build up on your closure and get into the hair. To help protect your hair closure, regular clean up is recommended:

Washing:

Co-washing with a moisture-rich conditioner is strongly recommended. Frequently washing your hair with shampoo will strip your extensions of moisture and cause them to dry out faster.

When washing your hair to product build-up, use a clarifying shampoo and follow these steps: detangle, lather hair with shampoo, wash your hair in a downwards motion and avoid excessively rubbing the hair together to minimize tangling. Then, rinse thoroughly.

Conditioning:

We recommend deep conditioning your hair extensions every 2-3 weeks.

Always apply deep conditioner after washing with a clarifying shampoo and rinse with cold water.

Drying:

Always air dry when possible. When air drying is not feasible, use a diffuser attachment on your hair dyer with the heat at the lowest possible setting. Too much heat will loosen the curls.

If the hair is on a u-part cap, place the wig flat to plop curls for 1 hour. Then, hang the wig on a mannequin head to dry.

If the hair is sewn in, pile the hair on top of your head like a pineapple, wrap it in a cotton shirt, and allow it dry for approximately 90 minutes.  

Dip a small sponge in 99% isopropyl alcohol. Rub the soaked sponge over any wig tape or glue bonds. Do not soak the entire wig in alcohol, because this could dry out or damage your wig. After one or two minutes, lift the tape or glue away with your fingers. 

Shampoo the entire wig with wig shampoo. This last step should remove any remaining tape or glue left on the wig. Treat any stubborn spots with another dab of alcohol or adhesive release spray. Scrub the residue away using a soft-bristled toothbrush.

ATTENTION! Do not use this process if your unit is made from silicone!

Step One

Removing the hairpiece tape

Start by removing the hairpiece tape from the polyurethane areas of your closure. Use your fingernail to gently “flick” or scrape up the very edge of the hairpiece tape to start the peeling.

Do not attempt to peel away or remove any tape from lace areas otherwise you could damage the unit.

Having problems getting the tape off? Try soaking your hair unit in the adhesive remover first (step 2) for several hours before peeling it off. If you do soak it first, use a piece of toilet paper to get a better grip on the tape because it may be slippery.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Hand Dish Washing Liquide
  • Fingernail brush
  • Mild Shampoo
  • Sink with Running Water
  • Plastic / Metal Container

FOR BEST RESULTS, USE:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Teaspoon