After installing hair extensions, there comes a time when you want to or need to remove them. And like proper installation is crucial, removing extensions is very important as well. By improper removal, you may damage extensions, your natural strands, even cause shedding, breakage, and other problems.
– When Should You Remove Hair Extensions?
– How to Remove Clip-In Hair Extensions?
– How to Remove Flip-In Style Hair Extensions?
– How to Remove Tape-In Hair Extensions?
– How to Remove Nano I-Tip or Micro Link Hair Extensions?
– How to Remove Keratin Fusion Hair Extensions?
– How to Remove Glue-in or U-Tip Hair Extensions?
– How to Remove Weft or Sewn-in Hair Extensions?
– Get New Hair Extensions
Before we start going through the removal process, let’s talk about the time of removal! When do you need to remove your extensions anyway? It depends on what type of weft you have, so let’s go through each one.
If you got clip-in or flip-in style hair wefts, please remove them every day. You can detach clips after getting home or wear them throughout the day and remove them before going to bed. That’s why clip-in and flip-in bundles are known as non-permanent methods.
It works great for many people and doesn’t for others, it’s all about your habits.
These extension types need to be removed or adjusted after two months. Why do that anyway? The reason why you need to remove them is simple. Your natural strands grow and move the extensions further down, which requires adjustment.
Hair growth is what dictates adjustment or removal time. Some strands grow slow so the extensions can stay in for longer. However, in any case, they need to come off to be refitted.
You don’t need to buy a new set of hair each time you reinstall if the old one is still good. Just as you can apply hair yourself, you can also remove it yourself and it’s much simpler. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money at the salon, we’ve made a simple guide on how to remove each extension type with ease.
Except for glue-in extensions, Keratin and sewn-in wefts can stay in your hair longer. The recommended timeframe is 2 to 4 months, depending on hair quality. Regular U-Tips that use glue should be re-adjusted after every two months.
So, you’ve accidentally applied tape-ins or simply got bored by keratin fusion extensions, and now wondering how to remove them at home and without spending a dime? Let’s begin!
Belonging to the non-permanent methods, clip-ins are one of the most popular options for girls around the world.
One of the biggest reasons? It’s how easy it is to put them in and remove yourself. That saves you a lot of money and trips to the salon. Although clip-ins are very easy to install and remove, it’s essential to learn how to do it right.
Timeframe: 2 to 5 Minutes
After removal, brush your extensions and store them in a safe place.
Flip-ins are even simpler to install and remove than clip-ins. Although this method is not as versatile, a lot of girls love it and use it all the time. Since this is not a permanent method, it means you will have to apply and remove the hair every day.
Timeframe: 1 to 2 Minutes
Comb and store your flip-in extensions for later use.
There is more than one way to remove tape-in extensuins adhesive and set your hair free. We will list three, so it is up to you to decide, which one to use.
Timeframe: 1 Hour
If you aren’t afraid, try using this method.
Timeframe: 10 Minutes
Timeframe: 5 to 10 Minutes
Micro or nano beads are certainly a great choice when it comes to boosting your locks and are easier to remove than install. Same method applies to i-tip hair extensions.
To take your beads off, you will need pliers, and this is how to do it properly.
Timeframe: 20 to 45 Minutes
Now this one is much trickier, as keratin is a very strong (and natural) protein. Fortunately, there are still ways to do that, and assuming you have some tools at your home, it will be free!
Warning: for keratin extensions, we strongly advise you to go with the pre-made solutions, which will reduce the risk of you damaging your hair and/or skin. However, in case you don’t mind the risk, proceed with extreme caution, you have been warned!
Timeframe: 30 Minutes
Timeframe: 10 to 20 Minutes
If your extensions are shedding and/or falling apart, it’s time to remove them. Since these are usually the longest-lasting locks, removal is tricky. You can do it all on your own, but a second hand would help tremendously.
There are some gels to break down glue, but they usually don’t work that well. Here’s the fastest and safest way to remove glued-in extensions.
Timeframe: 60 to 120 Minutes
While weft extensions can be transformed into pretty much any hair type, it’s all about sewn-in strands here. The removal is much easier and simpler than installation, which can take hours.
Timeframe: 10 to 20 Minutes
Having read our guide, it could now be time to buy a new set of hair! Maybe you’ve decided to use a different method or just want to try something new? In that case, please check AiryHair website.
We will pack and ship your hair for free, anywhere in the world :)
Oh, and you can return the hair within 30 days for a refund or free exchange.