Brushing your hair multiple times a day, every day, can be the best thing you can do for your extensions or the worst depending on your technique and the tools used, therefore it is essential that brushing and styling your hair is done correctly.

Hair Extensions Need To Be Brushed Every Morning

Once you wake up in the morning, it is very important that you brush your hair before starting your day.  This may seem like a very obvious comment to make, however, it is not uncommon for those without naturally long hair to simply run their fingers through their hair to tame their tresses, especially if they are a fan of a messier style.

Using your hair extensions hairbrush, is important as not only does it tame the mid-length to the ends, it also helps to keep the roots and bonds detangled, an important part of your daily care.  You can read more about caring for your hair extension bonds correctly here.

You should always be using a hair extension brush as this will stop the bristles from becoming stuck or disturbing the bonds in any way.

Your hair should have been tied back at night and therefore should not be too tangled, but will still need a thorough brush.  If you are unsure how to wear your hair extensions at night, please read our How To Wear Your Hair Extensions At Night article.

Hair Extensions Need To Be Brushed Before You Wash Them

It is very important that you always brush before washing your hair extensions.  Again, this may seem obvious to those of us with naturally long hair, however, if you have had your hair extensions fitted into short hair, you may be used to hopping straight in and never considering doing this.  By brushing your hair extensions before showering you are preventing your hair from becoming tangled as you wash it, making it much easier to brush when your hair is wet.  You can also find out more information on how to wash your hair extensions.

How Do I Brush My Hair Extensions When They Are Wet?

When your hair is wet it is at its weakest, therefore it is very important to be patient and gentle when brushing your wet hair extensions.  Using your hair extension hair brush, slowly work your way from the tips of the hair up to the roots, slowly detangling as you go.  If you try to brush from roots to tips you will be pulling the tangles into your hair, tightening them and making them more difficult to remove, therefore brushing tip to root prevents this, and makes brushing your hair a much gentler process.  Our hair extensions brush is perfect for the job, as the bristles have been designed to be ultra-flexible, making brushing wet hair extensions much easier.

Hair Extensions Need To Be Brushed Before Bed

At the end of the day, it is very important to give your hair one final brush through before getting into bed.  This ensures that there are no tangles from the day lingering in your hair that you will have to remove in the morning, and will make the process much quicker and easier.

Keep Your Hair Extension Brush Handy At All Times

Now that you have long, thick hair, you may find that you feel you need to brush your hair more regularly either because you enjoy it, or you feel you need to.  Keeping your hair extension hair brush handy at all times will allow you to care for your hair extension on the go, especially if you are unlucky enough to be caught in a big gust of wind or the rain.

Take a look at our ‘Keep Me Styled’ Kit for everything you need to style and maintain the mane. Alternatively, check out our other Hair Extensions Aftercare Products.


Hello, my name is Amy, and I am the founder and owner of SimplyHair and award-winning aftercare product brand, HairExtensionBFF. I have over ten years of experience in the hair extension industry, having first undergone my training as a hair extensions technician in 2010.

I started my career working as a mobile hair extensionist, fitting predominantly micro ring hair extensions, I travelled all over the county, transforming women's hair and lifting their confidence. After sourcing my own hair to use on my clients, and seeing how much they loved it and how high quality it was, I decided to become a supplier to other hair extensionists and salons nationwide, which quickly developed worldwide. I have also won the award for designing the Best Detangler at the 2019 Hair Awards and made finalist for Star Product for my Pre-Shampoo treatment.

SimplyHair's hair extensions are located in many salons throughout the UK and US, and are worn on national TV shows such as ITV’s Dancing On Ice. We are proud to supply many celebrities and well-known figures including Stacey Dooley, Dannii Dyer, Maura Higgins, Pixie Lott, Denise Van Outen, and many more. We are fortunate enough to see our products worn by Saffron Barker for her photoshoots with Primark and Superdrug, as well as all of the stars of the Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2020.

Having an equal passion for both the hair extension industry and the small business community, I ensure that SimplyHair not only focuses on a quality product but also on valuable advice and guidance on growing a business. We want to see our community grow and thrive, and enjoy being a part of that with them.

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