How to Remove Hair Extensions Safely

How to Remove Hair Extensions Safely

Of course, by now you know that we’re all addicts, that’s right we’re all hair extension addicts that are looking for another high. LOL. I joke but you know it’s true.

Whether you’re trying to change your look, or just have more length and volume, the truth is hair extensions give us as women confidence in the same way that a sports car gives to a man.

I want to remove my hair extensions improperly and ruin an expensive investment in my beauty, SAYS NO WOMAN EVER. To remove extensions properly it takes care and instructions, and, in this tutorial, we will guide you through.

Starting with step number one on how to remove your extensions properly so that they will be reusable in the future, and most importantly so you won’t damage your hair.

Remove Sew in hair:

How to Remove Hair Extensions Safely
  • Use your fingers to closely feel around the braids so that you can find where a sewing thread began.
  • Find the end of the thread and snip it with scissors very carefully, even more important than you finding it is possibly having a friend help you so that you don’t cut your own natural hair while looking for the thread.
  • There are solutions that you can buy that will help to dissolve the threat, this could help as you snip the thread and slightly tug on it to unravel it from each individual braid.
  • Repeat this process braid by braid until you have unraveled and untangled all the thread and all the bundles weft and sewn into each braid. After that you’re done.

Remove Extensions that are glued in or taped in:

How to Remove Hair Extensions Safely
  • The first thing you want to do is apply oil to your hair and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes. Oil will unbound glue as well as any glue that is used on tape in extensions. I personally prefer coconut oil as it conditions the scalp as well, however you can use olive oil or any other oil of your choice.
  • Next rinse your hair out with warm water, and immediately apply your favorite conditioner. The conditioner will again loosen any leftover glue or tape in glue. I would suggest leaving the conditioner in for about another 15 to 20 minutes and wrapping your hair up or concealing your hair with a shower cap during that time.
  • Lastly, you should rinse your hair thoroughly and apply the conditioner again while rinsing the hair for a second time until all the glue is removed. Repeat this process as many times as needed to ensure that all the glue is removed from the hair and the hair is properly and fully conditioned.