How to Shower with Extensions

One of the most common questions we receive is whether it’s safe to get your extensions wet. The answer? Absolutely! In fact, we highly recommend washing your extensions regularly. Thanks to the method we use to install your extensions, washing your hair with extensions is as simple as washing your natural hair.

To ensure you get the most out of your washing routine, here are five essential tips we offer to our guests:

Pre-Wash Brushing:

Before jumping into the shower, take a moment to gently brush through each row of extensions. This pre-wash brushing helps detangle your hair, making for a smoother washing experience and minimizing the risk of tugs and pulls during the process.

Section Your Extension Rows:

When washing your extensions, it’s crucial to take it one row at a time. Sectioning your hair ensures that each part receives a thorough cleanse. Use alligator clips to keep each section separated while you shampoo and condition, allowing for a more effective wash.

Choose the Right Products:

Just like natural hair, extensions have specific needs based on factors like color, texture, and length. Selecting the appropriate products is key to maintaining the health and appearance of your extensions. At Garnish, we recommend Oribe products tailored to your hair’s unique requirements.

Embrace Deep Treatment Masques:

Essential Extension Maintenance Tips, recommended products

Treat your extensions to some extra love by incorporating a deep treatment masque into your shower routine. Whether it’s once a week or every other week, these treatments provide an added layer of protection and nourishment, ensuring your hair stays strong and healthy.

Post-Shower Care for your extensions:

Avoid the common mistake of sleeping with wet hair extensions. Instead, take the time to either blow dry or air dry your hair before hitting the hay. Sleeping with wet extensions can lead to pulling, tangles, and friction, potentially causing damage over time. If you’re washing your hair at night, be sure to give yourself ample time for drying before bedtime.

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By following these five essential tips, you can ensure that your extensions stay looking fabulous and healthy for the long haul. Remember, proper care and maintenance are key to preserving the beauty and integrity of your hair extensions. At Garnish, we’re here to support you on your journey to gorgeous locks, every step of the way. Happy washing!


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