How to Care for and Maintain Hair Extensions

Hair extensions add amazing length and volume to your hair and are a great option if you want to start 2022 with a new and modern look — without a huge commitment. It isn’t hard to keep your extensions looking great, and we are here to help and consult – but to prepare yourself, here are some great tips. THEN — stop waiting! You deserve to look and feel fabulous! Call us for your consultation. You’ll be thrilled that you did!

More and more stylists and consumers are turning to hair extensions for a quick and easy way to change up style without having to make a major commitment. Since it’s an accessory that can either stay in the hair for an extended period of time or be removed and stored, maintaining them properly to extend their good condition is important. Kauilani Goodwyn, Sam Villa ambassador, shares how to protect and preserve extensions so they always look beautiful.

Prep: Shampoo and Condition

Cleanse with moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, sulfate free (if possible). Mizani True Textures Moisture Replenish Shampoo and Conditioner is good for clip-ins styled with a diffuser. If smoothing hair, try Mizani Press Agent Shampoo and Conditioner. And, remember: ABD (Always Be Detangling) while shampooing and conditioning.


If air drying, lay flat or hang on an extension hanger and clip where weft is seen. If in a bind, use a pant hanger. If using a blow dryer, make sure to use one that has a concentrator and diffuser, like the Sam Villa Artist Series Professional Blow Dryer. Use light tension and direct airflow down the hair shaft to smooth with a concentrator, or an in-and-out motion when enhancing with a diffuser. Remove tangles by starting at the ends and working up to avoid damaging hair and/or dislodging it from the clip in. Heat settings will vary depending on the natural reflection (consistency) of the hair. Human hair extensions can get heat damage so be sure to use a light liquid leave-in that has heat protection benefits like Mizani 25 Miracle Milk.

Other Tips:

  • When not in use, place clean extensions in a satin scarf or pouch.
  • Never sleep with wet extensions.
  • Do not sleep with clip-ins for too many nights, rubbing can cause weak spots.  If it is a high pony style, it’s fine.
  • Sleep on silk/satin pillowcase to prevent breakage.

Ready to transform your look for 2022? Whether it’s bangs, new color, or extensions – Sofia Loren brings the best qualities and techniques to you. Call us to learn about our services at 561.405.1884 or find us on Facebook here.

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