How to Care for Hair Extensions

How to Care for Hair Extensions

Mar 24, 2019

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.

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Feb 12, 2021

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.

T Thomas Clarence
Oct 12, 2020

I thought it was interesting when you talked about how it is important to avoid getting conditioner on the bonds of hair extensions. My fiance wants to get extensions in her hair before our wedding, but she has never used them before. I will have to share this article with my fiance so that she can know how to care for her extensions if she gets them.

T Thomas Clarence
May 4, 2020

My wife has had short hair for almost a year now, and she is thinking that it would be a good idea to get some extensions so that she can do things such as curling with her hair. I found it interesting when you explained that it is important to only use sulfate-free products when cleaning extensions. I’ll be sure to mention that she’ll need to find some shampoos that don’t use this chemical.

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