How to Wash, Condition, Detangle, & Style Hair Extensions

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Congratulations! You just received your first order of Perfect Locks Virgin Indian Hair Extensions and we know you’re super excited to get them installed. But wait! They probably look great right out of the box but they will look EVEN better if you give them a quick wash first. This will bring back the volume and luster they may have lost during the shipping process. Let’s go over the wash routine step by step since you will also need to follow this about every week after installation. Don’t worry, this process is quick, easy, and will keep your extensions looking their very best week after week. Let’s dive right in!


Start the washing process by securing your extensions using the Hair Extension Detangling Caddy, this is a must-have accessory if you've ever used hair extensions.

Next, go ahead and gently brush out your hair extensions starting at the bottom. This technique prevents you from having to drag any tangles or knots through the entire length of the hair. Trust us, it will save you a lot of heartache!


Now, soak your hair extensions using warm water and pour about a quarter size amount of sulfate-free shampoo . Gently run your fingers through the hair to distribute. Resist the urge to scrub the hair as it could cause unnecessary damage and tangling.

Lastly, rinse your extensions using warm water which will open the cuticle in preparation for the next step...conditioning!


  • Using a generous amount of sulfate-free conditioner, gently run your fingers through the hair. You can also use a wide-toothed comb to ensure every strand is coated evenly.
  • Rinse out the conditioner using luke-warm water and pat (don’t rub!) dry using a towel.
  • Complete your wash routine by allowing your extensions to air dry.
  • Once your extensions have dried, simply comb them out using a wide-toothed comb, and install or style as desired!

Perfect Locks is committed to providing you with the tools and knowledge to care for your investment. To learn more about how to properly care for your Perfect Locks extensions, click here . If you have any questions about our products, don’t hesitate to contact us !


One would think that hair extensions have to be on your head to style them. NOT TRUE! Use the hair extension caddy to conveniently style your extensions with both of your of your hands while the hair is kept in place. Now you have options, style them installed with your own hair or style them before you install them. It's now possible with the caddy.

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