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The Definitive Guide on Washing BELLAMI Clip-In Hair Extensions

The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your BELLAMI Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a game-changer, offering added volume and length to your natural locks. But maintaining their pristine condition requires knowledge. Let's delve deeper.

Understanding BELLAMI Clip-Ins

BELLAMI Clip-Ins are a cut above the rest. Made from 100% Remy hair, they exude authenticity. They don't just mimic real hair; they are real hair. Thus, their care routine should mirror that of natural tresses.

The Importance of Wash Day

Wash day isn't just a routine; it's a ritual. While your natural hair benefits from protective oils from your scalp, extensions don't. Over-washing can strip them, but neglecting them leads to product buildup, tangling, and matting. Striking a balance is key.

Deciding When to Wash Your Extensions

Unlike natural hair, extensions don't produce oils. So, washing them too frequently will dry them out. Typically, wash them after 15-20 wears or when they feel laden with buildup. A few factors will up the frequency, such as using lots of styling products, sweaty summer days or attending Coachella, which is akin to being in a 3-day dust storm. The best test is how they're behaving. If they're dull, lifeless, dry, or tangled, it's time for a bath! 

Pre-Wear Rituals

There's nothing like new extensions fresh out of the box. You may be tempted to clip them in and go, but we recommend washing them before wearing them. In fact, we insist on it. All BELLAMI Clip-Ins have a vitamin seal protecting them until they get to you. You'll want to wash them to remove that layer, and don't be alarmed if you see some color runoff during the initial wash. It's normal and does not affect the color or extensions' quality or longevity.

The Proper Washing Technique

Wash your extensions one by one so they don’t tangle with each other, and so you can ensure that you thoroughly rinse each weft after each step.

1. Detangle: Always brush your extensions before getting them wet. Hair is most fragile when wet. A boar brush is ideal as it's gentle on extensions.
2. Use Hydrating Shampoo: Opt for a hydrating, sulfate-free shampoo like Moisture Restore. Holding at the clips, wet the extension and gently work the shampoo from base to ends. Rinse with lukewarm water.
3. Condition Thoroughly: Apply a sulfate-free conditioner, like the Moisture Restore companion conditioner, from the base to the ends. Occasionally, deep condition with products like the Miracle Mask for added moisture and shine.
4. Leave-In Conditioner: Post-wash, apply a leave-in conditioner like Flawless Blend to lock in moisture and protect the hair. Comb through with a wide-tooth comb.
5. Air Dry: Ensure your extensions are tangle-free, then lay them flat to air dry, away from direct sunlight.

In Conclusion

Understanding when and how to wash your BELLAMI Clip-Ins is arguably the most important part of care. With time, recognizing the signs it's time for a wash becomes intuitive. Proper care, including using sulfate-free products and thermal protectants, ensures your BELLAMI Clip-Ins last 3 to 6 months, depending on how frequently they're worn and maintained. Enhance their lifespan with BELLAMI Hair Care, specially formulated to nourish both natural hair and extensions. Discover more about BELLAMI Hair Care and keep your extensions looking their best.

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