Ways to Remove Remy Hair Extensions at Home

Hair extensions offer long and thick hairs immediately, which is well-suited for special occasions like parties, weddings, or proms. No matter which sort of hair extension you are using, you should be careful improper removal may damage your natural strands and hair extensions, even causing shedding, breakage, and other problems.

If your hair extensions are tangling at the roots or creeping down, don't take tension, you can remove them at home if you can't wait until your next appointment in the salon. We will guide you on the removal process of different hair extensions. First, make sure your hairs are clean and fresh before you remove them. Following are the essential instructions and an easy guide on removing your hair extensions while staying safely at home.

How to Remove Tape-In Hair Extension

To remove tape-in hair extensions, use a clip or tie to separate your hair into workable sections. Apply conditioner, baby oil, or any essential oil on tape; do this row by row. Oil helps break up any glue, tape, or chemical bond. Start rubbing the oil into the extension tape and leave the oil on tape for at least 10 to 15 minutes; wait for the tape to break down. Start peeling off the hair extension; if the extension is not easily peeled off, then apply more oil and wait. Repeat the method to get all of the tape-in extensions out. You may feel greasy hair for a few days after removing them.

How to Remove Clip-In Hair Extension

Clip-in hair extensions are temporary hair extensions. You can easily fix and remove them yourself. But the point is, there are right and wrong ways to remove them. You could risk breaking your hair if you remove them the wrong way, and your hair will remain in great condition if you remove them the right way. The first step is to comb your hairs, make sure your hairs do not have tangles, and then section your hairs. To reveal the area:

  1. Create a part just above or below where you’ve put your clip in hair extensions.
  2. Use one hand to secure your hair and with another hand, remove clips in hair extensions, gently lift and slide your clip in hair extensions out of your hair.
  3. After removing hair extensions, make sure they are free of tangles and knots.

How to Remove Weave Hair Extension

To remove a weave hair extension at home, you will need a helper and some essential tools. Hair clips, pin tail comb, narrow pointed pliers, and narrow pointed scissors are crucial tools to remove weave hair extension. Make sure you are eliminating extension row by row or weft by weft.

Start removing at the bottom of the back of the head, nearest the nape. Clip away the excess hair once you have sectioned out your first weft. Cut the thread which is attached to the weave to the micro ring by using a scissor. Once you have cut the thread between the micro-rings, use your pin tail comb to make it easier to remove the thread. To snip the thread, insert your scissor into the knot. Make sure you do not cut your natural hair. Continue to cut the straight sections of thread across the weave. Now the weave hair is easy to lift away from the head. To loosen secure stitches, again use the comb's tail so you can easily cut the weave thread with a scissor. Now snip securing stitches and make sure you are saving natural hairs. To ease the thread apart from the weave hair, use a tail of the comb so that the weave will be detached completely.

After removing weave hair extension, use  pliers to unclamp the micro rings. Squeeze the ring in the opposing direction to which it has been clamped, don't over squeeze the ring. You will be able to slide the rings from your hair once loosened. Once pulled all the micro rings, you will be able to comb all your hairs.

How to Remove Keratin Hair Extension

Keratin hair extensions are applied with hot tools. If you want to remove them at home, then you have to spend money on a quality keratin extension remover and be done with it. Select a row of keratin hair extension to remove and clip all the other hair. Add a generous amount of hair extension remover to all the keratin bonds in the row. The remover will help it cling and start breaking down the keratin. Now start cracking 3 or 4 keratin bonds with extension pliers. Once keratin bonds start cracking, add a few drops of removal solution, and break again. Continue this procedure until the extension is easily pulled out. Make sure you save your natural hair during the keratin removal process.

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