A Complete Guide On How To Store Hair Extensions

by BRENDA L. / 9. AUG 2023

Reading Time: 5 Minutes


    Whilst you may know everything about styling and fitting your own Remy hair extensions, when end of day comes and you get ready to go to bed, removing your clip ins and storing them properly may be something you didn’t think of! But don’t worry: this simple and straightforward guide will clear any doubts and help you make the most of your hair extensions, ensuring they have a long and healthy lifespan.

    Why Proper Hair Extension Storage Matters

    Storing your hair extensions correctly is crucial to preserving their quality and ensuring they remain in optimal condition for future use, staying frizz-free, shiny, and safe to use. Improper storage can lead to tangles, matting, damage, frizz, dust and bacteria’s growth. Storing your hair extensions properly is part of a healthy, TLC-packed care routine that will keep your precious investment safe, improving its longevity.

    Preparing Hair Extensions for Storage

    Before storing your hair extensions, it's important to prepare them properly. Start by gently detangling your extensions to get rid of any knots: you can do this by using a detangling brush or a wide-toothed comb. 

    If necessary, you may need to wash and condition your hair extensions first: always make sure you use shampoo and conditioner with a sulfate-free formula, and let them air dry completely before storing. You can read more about the washing process here: How To Wash All Types Of Human Hair Extensions.

    Suitable Storage Options for Hair Extensions

    Choosing the right storage method can make a significant difference in maintaining the quality of your hair extensions. From professional tools to home-made solutions, here are a few options to consider:

    Extension Hangers: specific extension hangers allow you to hang your extensions in a tangle-free manner, preserving their shape and texture. This won’t protect them from dust if you are planning on leaving them on the shelf for more than a day or two, though.

    Sealable Bags: transparent sealable bags are a convenient choice for storing your extensions safely – just make sure that they are not made of plastic, to avoid any frizz and friction damage. Always check that your human hair extensions are clean and dry before placing them in the bag to prevent mould formation.

    Silk Bags or Pillowcases: storing your extensions in a silk bag or even a silk pillowcase can help reduce friction and prevent tangling, since silk (or sateen, if you’re on a budget) is a smooth material that doesn’t rough up the hair cuticles.

    Dedicated Storage Box: at Cliphair, we always send your gorgeous hair extensions in a box – and guess what? You can re-use it to store your hair extensions safely after use. All you need to do is make sure that the extensions are completely dry, and… make some room for the boxes!

    Refreshing Hair Extensions After Storage

    When it's time to use your extensions again, a few simple steps can help restore their beauty! Shake them gently to loosen any potential tangles or knots that may have formed whilst moving them around when stored; then, proceed to glide through with a detangling brush or a wide-toothed comb. If you have previously curled your hair extensions and want to freshen up the style, apply some heat protectant spray and go over with your curling wand or hair straightener, then finish off with a lightweight layer of Silky Moisture Lock Spray to seal the hair cuticles and maximise the shine and manageability of your Remy hair extensions.

    In Conclusion

    Proper hair extension storage is an essential part of your tresses’ aftercare! Take the time to look after your clip in hair extensions after you wear them all day, detangle them gently, and store them as suggested to make the most of their lifespan.

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