If you want to do it, do it the right way! Removing a ponytail extension may seem insignificant; trust us, it requires carefully planned steps! Many clients make the mistake of not following the correct steps while removing clip-in extensions, and they end up making another salon appointment. If you do it the wrong way, you will damage your hair extension. That’s why it is better to take a professional approach when removing. According to the stylist, there are six steps to remove your ponytail extension at home. So, read the following steps and implement them when you unclip a ponytail.
Step 1: Brush your ponytail
When wearing a ponytail hair extension, you might have used holding spray and gel to make your hairstyle look better. And these products often lead to tangling and matting of strands. So, you should brush your ponytail thoroughly before removing the human wigs for women. Apply detangling spray to your pony, and brush it gently with a wide-tooth comb.
Step 2: Unravel the section of hair wrapped around the base of your pony
Usually, you use a small section of hair to wrap the base of your pony when you wear a ponytail extension. The section of hair is necessary to hide the clips of your extension. Now, you find the end (section of hair’s end) and start unwrapping them.
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Step 3: Remove the clips
Pull out the clips from your natural hair by gently squeezing them. To avoid tugging or stressing your hair follicles, hold your natural hair against your scalp with the other hand. Make sure that the clip doesn’t pull any strands stuck in its teeth. Follow these steps to take out clips if you used more of them while wearing a ponytail.
Step 4: Back to Step ‘1’
We know stylists do not recommend brushing any type of human hair extensions frequently, but it is reasonable to brush your extensions after removing them. Like you did in the first step, brush your ponytail extension with a wide-tooth comb. While following the process to remove clips, the extension often ends up with tangled strands. Use water or detangler to dampen the strands – moistures will help you remove all the tangles.
Step 5: Dry your extension
If you find that your ponytail hair extension is wet after removing it, let it air dry. It must be damp because you used water to detangle it. Drying your extension is important to prevent mold and bacterial growth when you put the extension in the storage box.
Step 6: Store your ponytail extension in a cool, dry place
Ensure your storage case is neat and clean, and then place the ponytail extensions into the box. Then to store your box find a place that is not subjected to any direct sunlight. Also, make sure that the place is cool and dry. This will keep your ponytail extensions healthy and clean.
Note to Remember: Remove your ponytail extension before showering and sleeping
The idea of showering and sleeping with hair extensions is bad for your extension and scalp. It will stress out your scalp and damage your ponytail extension. Imagine tossing and turning in your sleep, and think about what it can do to your extension and scalp! You will wake up with an ugly bedhead, so avoid wearing extensions while showering and sleeping.
Now you know how to remove a ponytail extension at home, do it whenever you remove it. It is not a rocket science project! You can get the steps on the back of your hand right after your first try! By the way, these steps are according to stylists, so do it without fear.