Don't Lose Your Hair! Helpful tips To SAFELY remove your hair extensions

Ran across some helpful tips on removing your hair extensions from livestrong.com and ehow.com and thought I would share with you ladies.





Removing your sew in hair extensions(weave)

Pull your weave up into a ponytail at the top of your hair. If you have a short style put clips around head. Take last track in the back and release from pony tail. This is the back of your hair some people can just feel the different between thread and there own hair. Place a mirror behind you so you can see the track cut one piece of the thread.

Pull your weave up into a ponytail at the top of your hair. If you have a short style put clips around head. Take last track in the back and release from pony tail. This is the back of your hair some people can just feel the different between thread and there own hair. Place a mirror behind you so you can see the track cut one piece of the thread.

With sew-in extensions, your natural hair is braided to the scalp, and your extensions are sewn in with thread through the braid.

Start by diving your hair into the sections that the rows were sewn in, separate the first row starting from the nape of your neck and tie the rest of your hair into a ponytail. Take scissors, and more importantly, take your time, and carefully cut the thread in the braid from the row you’ve sectioned off. Be careful not to cut your own hair, and gently pull the extension away from your hair.

Once you’ve continued the above steps and carefully removed all of the extensions, thoroughly comb or brush your hair. It is easiest to comb each row out as you remove the extension to avoid tangling your hair with hair that has naturally shed underneath. Finally, shampoo and use a deep conditioner to nourish and moisturize your hair.

It’s important to let your hair breathe once you have removed your extensions. Give your natural hair a few weeks to be styled sans weave. This will help your hair remain healthy, strong and maintained until your next killer style.

Removing hair extensions that are glued-in


Hair extensions allow you to forgo the growth process and change your style on the fly, but attempting to get the glue out without knowing the basics can quickly turn in to a sticky situation. Weaves, metal rings, tape and all manner of other methods serve to keep extensions in place, but few can match the strength and staying power of glue. When the time comes -- which may be months after you've applied the extensions -- the key to defeating that staying power lies in simple oils.

Apply an ample coating of oil -- either almond, olive or baby oil -- to the bead-like glued parts of your hair extension. Allow the oil to rest for a minimum of 15 minutes, then comb through your hair. Repeat as necessary until all of the extensions come loose.

Rinse your hair in the shower thoroughly, then work in a very generous coating of hair conditioner. Leave the conditioner in, and wrap your head in a towel, letting the conditioner break down the glue for about 20 minutes. Comb through your hair to free the extensions, and repeat the process as needed.

Clip your hair up to expose the extensions, then equip yourself with a pair of disposable gloves and apply a dollop of commercial hair extension glue remover, available at beauty supply stores, to each pebble of glue. Work the glue between your gloved fingers to break it down, then remove each extension. Repeat the application on stubborn bonds. You can also enlist a buddy to help you with this method.


  • If you're using a commercial hair extension glue remover, always read and follow any instructions or warnings provided by the manufacturer.
  • If you're in a pinch, use peanut butter instead of oil. You may need to let it sit a while longer -- about 30 minutes or so -- but the natural oils in the peanut butter serve the same purpose as almond, olive or baby oil when it comes to breaking down your extensions' glue.
  • You can also turn to your stylist to remove your hair extensions if you'd rather not do it at home.