How to Wash Braided Hair Extensions
- Spit hair into 4 sections. Apply the shampoo to the scalp. Use fingers to gently rub it to lift the dirt off of the scalp. Try using a soft and small baby toothbrush if you have a lot of product buildup from using greases, oils and growth aids.
- Band your four sections of hair once the dirt has been lifted off the scalp, ensuring that the braids remain in a downright position and do not mat during the washing process. Pour more diluted shampoo over your head. Squeeze sections of your braids to make the shampoo penetrate the braids and cleanse the hair inside. Rinse hair under water.
- Next, apply deep Squeeze hair to make it penetrates the braids.
- Rinse hair to remove all conditioners.
- Band braids until they about 50 percent dry. Remove bands, and gently finger detangle if you have loose ends.
Moisturize Braided Hair Extensions
The hair under your braids still requires TLC. Make sure your hair is moisturized while in braids, as the same way you moisturized your hair when it was loose. However, as the braided hair can absorb some of the moisture from the hair, your hair needs more moisture. Try using a liquid moisturizer or braid spray twice daily, spraying it on liberally, preventing your tresses become thirsty. The best option is a liquid moisturizer because it can penetrate the braids and get to your actual hair.