The most important part about protecting the integrity of your hair while wearing extensions is uninstalling them. If possible, always go to an extension expert to take them out.
If that is not an option, when taking out a sew in, it is better to have someone else cut it out to prevent cutting your own hair. The best way is to pull the tracks away from your braids as much as possible to reveal the thread then cut. After all tracks are successfully cut out, BRUSH out your braids. Once braids are down, continue brushing your hair for about 5 to 10 minuets. With sew in extensions, THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART. When the hair is braided for a long period of time, it retains memory and will want to go back to that state during washing and matte and tangle. So brush thoroughly. Next, I prefer to use SEA-BREEZE, to cleanse the scalp intensely. Just spray on your scalp and let that work for about 5 min. After, wash your hair about 2 or 3 times and condition.
When taking out bonded extensions, get a glue remover and follow its prescribed directions. Usually apply to each track and let it work for a few minutes. Carefully lift tracks away from the scalp. Once tracks are removed, Apply a healthy amount to the rest of your hair, let that sit for a few min. With a comb, gently comb out glue. From there wash your hair 2 or 3 times to thoroughly remove any residue. Leave the conditioner on your hair for a few minutes and go back through your hair again to remove any remaining glue and rinse.
Taking out extensions correctly is what determines how healthy your can possibly be. Follow these directions and enjoy as much weave as you can handle, and your own natural hair as well.
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