Your hair extension pre-application steps are always just as important as your application steps and essential for your best hair extension wear. You don’t want to rush into your hair extension install without having prepared your own hair, and the extension hair, ahead of time.
Cleanse your own hair thoroughly before applying hair extensions.
Use a clarifying shampoo, if you have access to it, to cleanse your own hair thoroughly and rinse well. If you don’t have a clarifying shampoo, don’t worry. You can use your own shampoo and just be sure to really cleanse your hair well. This may mean 2 or 3 washes and rinses. The cleaner your hair, the easier it is to work with and natural scalp oils may negatively effect your hair extension bonds.