How to Wash Clip-In Hair Extensions: A 6-Step Guide

While we ensure that all our clip-in hair extensions in the UK are made with the highest quality, they require proper care and maintenance to ensure that they last. As a general rule, you have to wash them once there are tons of product buildup. 

A good rule of thumb is to have them cleaned after every 30 wears, once a month, or when you feel like they’re getting difficult to style. To ensure that they are always squeaky clean, follow the steps below on how to wash them properly: 

Step 1: Brush them

Before washing your hair extensions, it’s crucial to brush them to minimize the possibility of getting them all tangled up. Start brushing gently with a wide-tooth comb or a soft-bristle brush, and go from bottom to top to remove any tough knots without pulling the hair out. Afterwards, place your wefts on top of each other in a bundle to make sure they do not tangle with the clips.

Step 2: Add shampoo into your sink

Prepare your sink by cleaning them before washing your hair extensions, then plug the drain and fill it up with lukewarm water. Add about 2-3 pumps of moisturizing, alcohol-free, sulfate-free, and coloured hair-friendly shampoo into the sink.

Step 3: Apply shampoo and conditioner to every weft

Apply shampoo to your hair extensions. Hold the weft at the top, submerge it into the water, and gently wash the hair with light strokes. Prevent them from tangling up and handle them gently. Set each weft aside neatly on a towel and repeat the process for every weft. 

Once all the wefts have been shampooed, condition them from top to bottom. Leave the hair product on for about 5-10 minutes, then rinse them out thoroughly.

Step 4: Use a hair mask

Just like your natural hair, our good hair extensions in the UK need to be pampered and taken care of. Make sure that they remain soft and moisturized by applying a hair mask or deep conditioner into every weft from top to bottom. You can bundle them and place them in a shower cap overnight to allow the hair product to soak into every strand and seal in the moisture.

Step 5: Rinse them out

Rinse each weft out and make sure there is no slippery, soft feeling after conditioning. Remember, left-on products on your hair extensions can weigh them down and make them greasy when dried. Use cold water to seal in the moisture and make them softer, silkier, and shinier.

Step 6: Let them air-dry

After rinsing your hair extensions, squeeze any excess water. Never rub them dry with a towel to avoid tangles or any damage. Let them air-dry instead and use a quality microfibre towel.


Clip-in hair extensions give you the freedom to get your desired look instantly. Protect them from damage and help them last longer by giving them the care and attention they need and making sure to follow the steps mentioned in this guide. This way, you can not only ensure they are clean; you can also restore their moisture and shine.

If you’re looking for thick clip-in human hair extensions in the UK, shop at our store. Our hair extensions come in many ranges, lengths, and colours.

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