Your hair extensions have the ability to last for as long as you allow them to with just a little bit of TLC. If your bundles have lost their luster and body, don’t fret. These quick and easy tricks and tips will help you revive and restore your matted and tangled weave in just 5 steps without breaking the bank. Let's go!
The first step to anything hair-related is to always, always detangle! Be sure to use a conditioner of your choice for some extra slip. The last thing you’ll want to do is make your current situation worse by shredding your hair extensions to death with a comb and no product. It will probably help to start at the bottom and work your way up, also.
If your hair extensions are not currently installed, soak the hair in an apple cider vinegar and water mix (in a large bowl) to get rid of any previous build-up and insure your wefts are clean and ready for a new install.
If your hair extensions are currently installed, try using a spray bottle filled with the same ACV mixture to soak the hair.
Whether your extensions are installed or not, you will still soak the hair for about 45-60 minutes before rinsing.
Tip: This step helps to restore the pH balance of your extensions that have been stripped away by the daily use of hot styling tools and various hair products.
When it’s time to rinse the ACV from your extensions, remember to be gentle, and DO NOT SCRUB the hair, as this causes more friction and tangling. The next step is to use a clarifying shampoo of your choice to further rid the hair extensions of any dirt or build-up before you go back in with another shampoo and a silicon mix. After the final shampoo, you should definitely see a difference in your hair extensions.
Nope we’re not quite done yet...
A wash is not complete without a condition to follow up with. Again, choose a conditioner of your choice and allow it to sit for up to 30 minutes.
Tip: If you’d prefer, you can choose to make this step a deep condition and allow the hair to sit for much longer.
For extensions that are currently installed, use a plastic shower cap to soak up the conditioner. If your extensions are not installed, use a Ziploc bag for the same results.
Tip: Applying heat will allow the conditioner to further penetrate the extensions.
AIR DRY & INSTALL!
After you’ve conditioned and rinsed the extensions, allow your hair to air dry for the best results and you're ready to roll!
FINALLY, YOUR BUNDLES ARE BACK AND YOU’RE READY TO TACKLE THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WITH YOUR “NEW” AND IMPROVED WEAVE!
Check out a previous post where we talk about using the boiling method to revive old bundles. Let us know if either of these methods work for you!
Written by: Destiny Darby