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Before and After, Hair Extension Specialists

How Do I Dry My Hair Extensions?

How do I dry my hair extensions? Is a question we get asked frequently and we are on hand to give you our top tips!

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How do I dry my hair extensions? We are on hand to give you our top tips!

Drying your hair extensions is an important part of your aftercare routine, and it is therefore essential that you understand how to dry your hair extensions properly to keep them in perfect condition.

To help keep things clear we have created a list of our top tips, looking after your hair extensions isn’t too much different to how you look after your natural hair.

Once you have given your hair extensions a thorough wash with the best quality shampoos and conditioners it’s time to dry your extensions! Drying your hair extensions properly is an essential part of maintaining their quality and ensuring they look their best.

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We talk you through the top tips for getting the best results when drying your extensions.

  1. Put a towel on your head like a veil, not upside down like a turban as this can over direct the extensions.
  2. Towel dry your hair by gently squeezing the water out, not rubbing or twisting.
  3. Use your fingers to brush through your hair whilst drying, don’t comb through wet hair.
  4. Make sure to concentrate on drying the root area of your hair.
  5. Use a brush when your hair is 95% dry.
  6. Don’t pull on your extensions while drying your hair.
  7. Make sure your halo section at the top where there are no extensions should be blow-dried well until completely smooth, so that it sits into the hair extensions.

We understand that sometimes you like to let your hair dry naturally, and you can do so, as long as first you dry the roots thoroughly. By following our top tips for drying your hair extensions you will keep your extensions looking their best and enjoy a seamless natural blend!

For more styling advise read our creating the perfect ponytail blog post or our top tips on how to put up your hair without damaging it.


Sarah Mckenna

Sarah McKenna is the founder of Vixen & Blush and The London Hair Lab. Sarah graduated as a research biochemist in 2005 and started a career within the pharmaceutical industry, before becoming a hair extensions expert. In 2010, Sarah gained insight into the hair extensions industry and could see that clients had a very poor value/quality proposition. At that time, poor-quality hair extensions were available, at prohibitively high prices. Sarah left her initial career and set out on a mission to improve the hair extensions industry in the UK, using her research and development skills.

Spending 3 years securing a high-quality and sustainable supply of human hair, Sarah then developed new products and fitting techniques to allow long-term refits of the same hair. In this way, Sarah was able to offer hair extensions services at a more affordable price to clients, while improving the quality of the service for her clients.

With Vixen & Blush starting in 2012 as a 1 chair salon in London, Sarah quickly grew the business to what it is today, a team of more than 20 hair professionals working together as London’s leading hair extensions specialists.