How To Care For Your BELLAMI Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a fabulous way to add both length and volume to your mane in an instant. However, when dealing with hair extensions, whether they’re clip-in or professionally installed, we recommend you follow a special hair care routine that will keep your extensions looking their best for as long as possible. With human hair extensions, you should care for them the same way you would hair grown from your very own scalp.

Tip #1: Sleeping with Extensions 101

Just as it’s important to remove your makeup before going to bed, you want to make sure you remove clip-in hair extensions before getting your beauty sleep. However, if you have professional extensions installed, we recommend you secure this in a braid before you fall asleep. Securing your extensions in a braid helps to keep them nice and tidy while preventing them from getting pulled on or unknowingly rolled over while sleeping.

In addition to securing your extensions in a braid, we recommend sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Our Woke Up Like This: Mulberry Silk Hair Extensions Pillowcase is made with the highest quality 100% Mulberry Silk, this pillowcase extends the life of extensions by protecting against nightly friction that can lead to dryness, thinning hair and damaged bonds. This incredibly soft material is durable, breathable, and cool to the touch, helping to regulate your body temperature and keep you cool and comfortable.

Tip #2: Wash with a Gentle Shampoo & Conditioner

When washing your extensions, it is important to use a gentle shampoo and conditioner. Total Results Length Goals was co-created with BELLAMI to maintain the beauty of hair extensions and wigs. All formulas are infused with a patented phyto peptide complex that helps restore all brands of extensions and wigs and visibly improves manageability, softness and shine.

When washing our extensions, fill your sink with warm (not hot) water. Next, hold your extension piece by the clip and make sure you dip it all the way until you reach the clip of the extension. You don’t want to get water on the clip of the extension, as this can ruin it and make it difficult to attach again. Lather your extensions fully with your shampoo and begin to work it into the hair, rinse with warm water and repeat with your conditioner. When this process is complete, hang or lay your extensions out to allow them to air dry.

Tip #3: Use Heat Protectant

Using hot tools with extensions is a great way to blend and style your natural hair and extensions together. When using hot tools, it's important to use a heat protectant. Total Results Length Goals Hair Perfector was co-created with BELLAMI to maintain the beauty of hair extensions and wigs. All formulas are infused with a patented phyto peptide complex that helps restore all brands of extensions and wigs and visibly improves manageability, softness and shine.

Tip #4: Store Them Properly

Storing your extensions properly is the best way to prevent them from getting tangled. The BELLAMI Hair Extension Carrier will improve the lifespan of your Hair Extensions by providing extra protection while they are not in use. The BELLAMI Hair Extension Carrier is also great for traveling and will ensure your Hair Extensions are secure. It features a transparent zip up closure and can hold extensions up to 24 inches long.

Tip #5: Keep Them Moisturized

Just like the natural hair on your head, your hair extensions need to be properly moisturized to keep them looking vibrant. Be sure to add leave-in water based conditioners to your routine, as oil based leave-in products cannot be absorbed by extension hair.