FAQs & CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS MAINTENANCE TIPS
HOW TO MAINTAIN CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS
Alright, you have your Madame Hair clip in extensions great! The following are handy tips to make them last you longer whilst staying strokable and soft!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WASH MY CLIP IN EXTENSIONS
This depends on usage and everyone is different. If you wear your clip in hair extensions every day and use styling products on them often (e.g. heat protectant & hairspray) this can build up and just like your own hair you will need to wash and condition them like you would your own hair. Below is the frequency we would suggest:
Everyday wear + A lot of product - Wash & Condition once a week
Regular wear + Some product - Wash & Condition once a month
Occasional wear + Little product - Wash & Condition if the hair feels due
Additional Tips: Try washing and conditioning clip in hair extensions in the sink. De-tangle the hair before wetting remembering to comb from the tips to roots. Use X10 hair extension shampoo & conditioner. Do not blow dry instead leave to dry on a radiator. Always use heat protectant before heat styling.
CAN I DYE MY CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS
Yes, you can dye Madame Hair clip in extensions because our extensions are made from 100% human hair. Bleaching or anything involving peroxide is not advised on clip in hair extensions as this can damage the already treated hair. If you are dying clip in hair extensions we always advise a strand test prior to ensure you are happy with your results before dying the whole strip.
CAN I CUT MY CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS
Yes as our clip ins are natural hair sometimes our customers like to take in their clip ins to their hair dresser to have them all cut in or layered with their own hair to blend better. If you are doing this we advise you mark the strips with different colored nail polish so you know where to position each strip on your head.
Also in our experience we also find sometimes customers want to cut their wider strips into smaller sections width wise. This is not advisable as it can weaken the hair strands in terms of shedding but if it is done in the right spot and sewn to close this off then damage is minimized.
CAN I STRAIGHTEN AND CURL MY CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS
Yes you can! Style to your hearts content and try to save your own hair the heat damage. We find clip in hair extensions hold a curl a lot better than natural hair. Always remember to use a heat protectant on your hair extensions.
CAN I USE FLEXI RODS & OTHER STYLING TOOLS ON CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS
Yes you can! In fact leaving your extensions in flexirods or rollers really helps set the curl in hair memory of the clip ins.
CAN I USE HAIR SPRAY & GEL IN MY CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS
Yes you can! But just like with your own hair less can sometimes be more and if you are putting on a lot of product please remember to show your hair extensions some love by conditioning.
HOW LONG WILL MY CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS LAST
Depending on maintenance and usage this varies. We once had a customer come in to purchase new Madame Hair clip ins after four years! That's how long they lasted her but she didn't wear them that often.
Generally with very regular use and maintenance our clip in hair extensions last just over a year. Sometimes nothing feels and looks as good as new hair though so this just depends on your personal preferences.
MY CLIPS HAVE COME LOOSE DO I NEED TO THROW AWAY MY CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS
Not necessarily sometimes all the clips need are a little tighten up with a little stitching. If you are happy with the condition of your hair on your extensions then just a little tighten up with a needle and thread may be all that's needed.