How to Care for Hair Extensions

Mar 24 2019 7 Comments

We often get a lot of questions about how to properly care for extensions. Taking care of your extensions is crucial for helping your hair to last. Poor care can cause many issues to occur with the hair resulting in needing new hair much sooner. Follow these tips we have to help make sure your hair is always at it's best!

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Before washing, thoroughly brush hair to remove any tangles. Gently hand wash with sulfate-free and paraben-free shampoo and lukewarm water. Never rub the ends of the hair together while washing. Repeat as needed, then add conditioner and leave in for 5 minutes. Avoid getting conditioner on the bond of the hair extensions. Be sure to completely rinse away shampoo and conditioner.


Gently squeeze out the excess water and blot with a cotton towel. Use a large wide tooth comb to detangle and straighten while extensions are damp. 


Laced Hair can be styled using a boar's hair bristle brush, Flat iron, or curling iron. Brush regularly (while brushing, hold base of scalp where the extensions adhere to the natural hair with opposite hand).  


Like mentioned before use only sulfate-free and paraben-free products. Use salon grade products, meaning you purchased them from your salon. Not all products are extension compatible. Make sure to consult with your stylist on the best products to use on your extensions. Avoid products containing alcohol, oil or ethanol. These ingredients can leave your hair dry and frizzy. 

Use spray leave-in-conditioner or moisturizer on extensions to keep from tangling or drying out.


Braid extensions before sleeping or bed. Sleep on silk pillow. Watch this video for more instructions on how to sleep in your extensions!


During vacation and the summer season Laced Hair wants you to rock your long locks. We do want you to please use caution with applying and using sunscreen. Some sunscreens, including spray sunscreen have chemicals that can cause discoloration to the hair. We do suggest a vegan or all natural non aerosol sunscreen to prevent discoloration. We also recommend following our swim care instructions for further vacation care.

Laced Hair Extensions is a premium 100% Remy Human Hair Extension brand founded by CEO, Lacy Gadegaard- West. Laced Hair offers Machine Sewn Wefts, Hand Tied Wefts, Tape-in Extensions, Clip-ins, Keratin Bond, I-Tip Extensions as well as hands on education via our Academy Training Courses.

If you are a Licensed Cosmetologist who would like to stand out and advance in your career, the Laced Hair Academy is for you! The Laced Hair Stylist Locator provides easy discoverability for our Laced Hair Certified Stylists across the nation. Our headquarters and Laced Hair Salon are located 30 minutes from Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah with educators located throughout the U.S and Canada.

The Laced Hair Foundation is our nonprofit organization founded by our founder and CEO, Lacy Gadegaard- West. It exists to empower women suffering from hair loss with confidence by providing extensions for its recipients at no charge. Whether you are looking for premium hair extensions or want to further your career by taking our education course, we welcome all our #lacedhairbabes with open arms in our inclusive culture and community. We are proud to have equipped thousands of women with confidence across the globe.

Follow us on social media @lacedhairextensions and @lacedhairfoundation for exclusive news and content!


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  • I found it helpful when you suggested using sulfate-free and paraben-free shampoo and lukewarm water when washing hair extensions. As you said, you must never run the ends of the hair. My plan is to shop for clip-in hair extensions since I want to change my hairstyle and have long hair. It is important for me to ensure that my extension would look natural, so I will do all your care and washing tips.

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  • Thanks for these tips on how to care for hair extensions. I am thinking about getting some for my hair soon. I will have to remember to use only sulfate-free products like you suggested.

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  • Thanks to the author for sharing such a great post. The article was very well written and providing great info about how to care for hair extensions . It can be really great for people like me who are looking for grabbing more knowledge about it.

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