We love hair extensions, and we all know it. It gives us wonderful volume and long luscious length. It also gives us the ability to change our look and rock a Beyoncé, Sandra Bullock, Macy Gray. Well, maybe not that last one, but you get my point.
As wonderful as hair extensions are and as much as we love them, it is a cumbersome task to remove them or uninstall them. Doing it wrongly can damage our own hair as well as damage the hair extensions that we spent that good hard money on. That’s where we come to the rescue, giving you specific instructions on how to remove hair extensions with zero damage so that we can use that same hair that we removed, after it’s washed and conditioned of course, to reinstall later on for an even better style.
Remove Human Hair
Bundles extensions: bundles or sew-in extensions are on a weft that rolls out, of course you know this. The first thing you need to do is separate your hair into two ponytails almost like pigtails, splitting it right down the middle. Now you have to find the very end of the thread that was used to sew-in the extensions. it’s very important that you don’t clip your hair and that you only clip the thread itself in several sections. After this is clipped in several sections pulling the individual threads out and tugging on the weft extension will help to loosen it and pull it off of the braid that it was originally installed on. Repeat this process until all of the wefted hair extensions have been removed.
Remove Human Hair
Tape-in extensions” It’s important that you are religious about washing your hands and removing the glue in between this process so that you can have clean no stick hands instead of sticky fingers. At the beginning it’s the same as with bundled hair, you have to split your hair right down the center and create two big ponytails or pigtails. Find where the beginning of the extension is at the root of your hair and apply a very slippery oil, for best results it’s best to let this oil sit for 30 minutes at least.
This oil will help to break the glue and the tape so that you can remove the extensions easily but still keep the hair intact. Coconut oil and baby oil work very good but I’ve also heard of other stylists using almond oil, olive oil, and argan oil. After you’ve thoroughly washed all of the oil and glue out of your hair make sure that you lather and rinse and repeat and lather again you may have to wash your hair four or five times just to make sure that the glue is removed. Again, that stuff can get sticky. There you have it ladies remove extensions with caution and use a friend if you need to.