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Peruvian Hair Extensions: How to Wash Them and Maintain Your Locks

Peruvian hair extensions are a great way to boost your hair volume and add length. But what happens when you need to wash them? Find out how you can easily wash your Peruvian hair extensions, without damaging the bonds of your strands.

1. How to wash your Peruvian hair extensions without damaging them

It is very important to wash your Peruvian hair extensions to keep them clean and maintain their colour. You should also wash your hair extensions at least once a week. To wash your extensions, fill a sink with lukewarm water and add some conditioner to the water. Place your hair extensions in the sink and let them sit for about 15 minutes. After letting them absorb the conditioner, rinse them:

Washing your hair extensions should be painless. And when it’s over, you can feel relaxed in some way. Check out the video below to see how easy it is to remove Peruvian hair extensions with daily shampoo and conditioner.

Finally, taking care of your hair means taking care of your skin too. The fresh air and sunlight help your skin to look glowing all day, every day. But let’s be honest, if you’ve got Peruvian hair extensions, you’ve got skin that isn’t as flexible and healthy. 

2. How to get the most out of your Peruvian hair extensions

As a professional hair extensionist, I’m often asked how to get the most out of your Peruvian hair extensions, so I decided to write this blog post to answer the most commonly asked questions. The first thing you should know is that hair extension is not like your hair. You can’t just wash and go. 

If you decide to leave your hair extensions in for some time to let your hair regrow, you’ll do a lot more harm than good. Your hair will be in a weakened state which means it will take more time to grow back and when it does it will be there only partially.

The best way to wash your hair extensions is by using a mild soap. If you have curly hair, take extra care to avoid using soap that contains coconut oil, fragrance, or other ingredients your hair would be sensitive to. If you don’t have tangled hair you can simply use warm water and gently rinse your hair extensions under running water until the soap is off.

Washing hair extensions can potentially damage the bonds between your hair and your scalp, so if possible, try to leave your extensions in for at least overnight. But even if it’s not possible because you’re busy, you can still rinse them under running water and gently squeeze out excess water or run them through a hairdryer on high heat. The key here is to rinse your hair extensions in the sink, not actually on the dryer.

Read: Cold Fusion vs Hot Fusion Hair Extensions: What is the Difference?

3. Tips for keeping your Peruvian hair extensions healthy

Your hair extensions are a large investment, so you must take care of them. Here are some tips for keeping your hair extensions healthy: 


Hair extensions are unique in that they should be left untended for a while. The longer your hair is, the less likely it is to remain flexible once you wash them so give them plenty of time to be limp before you wash them. 

It’s important to mention that, if you’re doing a Pomade Dryer and hoping to wash your hair extensions, be sure to do it in batches of 3. It’s really easy to overdo it and strip your extensions at the same time. 


Try to avoid the temptation of tucking your hair underneath as you wash them. Doing so can make them look wavy or loose rather than longer and tighter. If you want to take care of your hair extensions as they age, look for one with loose curls or a loose weave so you can throw a bit of dread in there without worrying about tearing the tie or ruining the colour.


Experiment with the following solutions before you start worrying about how badly you want to wash them:

  • Use a Peruvian-friendly shampoo and conditioner.
  • Use wax or facial soap.
  • Use cold water instead of hot water.
  • Use a towel under the sink air dryer.


Your Peruvian hair extensions are a long-term investment, so it’s important to take care of them. Here’s how you can keep your locks looking great!

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