How to remove hair extensions

Wondering How to Remove Hair Extensions? Here Is How to Do It Effectively

The COVID-19 pandemic has left us baffled and unleashed an unprecedented demur to the world of work.

However, let’s make one thing clear: we girls love our “Crowning Glory” and pine for beautifying femininity.

It sucks that many people, including our reliable beauty gurus, are unable to go to work.

It is a matter of the health of hair and scalp, we should depend on the services of our stylists.

However, in this fast-paced world, we are often tangled in some unavoidable situations and become our stylists.

We are here to share some tips and tricks that will help you remove any sort of extensions at home.

No matter if you are unable to visit the salon or simply want to save some money, we have got you covered. Just understand and follow.

But before moving further, there are certain things you should know about hair extensions removal:

Correct time

It is your hair, and you know better about your hair texture and growth. You need to consider a few factors that may include the type of hair extensions, the speed of hair growth, and the hair care process.

They remain in good condition if kept under great care and can be used for a long 7-8 month period.
We recommend removing them around 3-4 months as the bonds would have grown down your locks.

Appropriate tools

Once you have decided to remove your hair extensions, having the right tools is the next step. The selection of these tools depends on the type of extension that is explained further in this article.

The technique 

No matter if you have glued, individual bonded, or sew-in extensions, you can remove them at home by yourself but, the technique is the key.

Most of the time, extensionists and hairstylists don’t even encourage you to get them removed by yourself, but if you do it with the right technique and pay attention to detail, you can achieve marvelous results.

Types of Hair Extensions and Methods to Uninstall Them 

So my dear ladies! We all love voluminous hair. If you are one of those who loves to play with colors but doesn’t want to destroy the texture, hair extensions are waiting for you.

But, it can be extremely draining to remove them off your head. There are so many different types of them, so let’s dig in deep and discuss some of the best hair extensions and their removal at home.

Micro-ring Hair Extensions

People pay crazy amounts to their hairstylists to get these locks installed and uninstalled. Meanwhile, you can save some of your bucks by doing the elimination process by yourself at home. 

Tools required

  • You need a pair of professional hair extension remover or pliers. You can get your hands on this tool without any hassle as they are easily available in the market. Make sure the plier is flat and wider. It is okay if it is pointy but should not be too sharp.

A good pair of pliers is extremely important for the healthy exclusion of the bonds. 

  • A rat-tail comb
  • A hair clip 


  • Now open your hair and make partitions. Separate the hair you want to remove, and cover the rest in a hair catcher. Now grab your plier and put it in the reverse route of the bead, and just clampdown. 
  • You do not need to do it aggressively, the bead will start loosening up after a while, and you can easily take it off your head.
  • This process is quite quick if you don’t have thick hair, otherwise, be ready to dedicate an hour playing with your plier.
  • Do it patiently and gently, or you will get your hands hurt.
  • You can take out your bonds and keratin extensions with the same method.
  • Tape-Ins or Glued Extensions

    Hands down, the most effortless and easiest hair extension method is Tape-In.

    It is one of the less expensive and easily applied methods which can be maintained from 8-10 weeks. What makes it one of the best methods is its easy application and even easier removal. 

    Tools required

  • You need alcohol to loosen up your bonds. It is preferable to add it in a medium-sized spray bottle as it will be easier to use.
  • Any good hair oil or serum is good to go. You can use any almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, or baby oil for this purpose.
  • A rat-tail comb
  • A hair clip
  • Method 

  • So leave the hair open, grab your spray bottle and start spraying it all over your first strand. Make sure it is completely damp to break the glue bonds more quickly. After the tape starts loosening up, you can take it out.
  • After the first tape is removed, apply some hair/serum to smooth the area where the strand was, and move on to do the first step again with the second tape.
  • If it takes too much time to unstick, you should sprinkle even some more spray. You can use the tail comb to make it come out, but don’t pull too much. Do it gently.
  • Sew-in Extensions

    Sew-in extensions are the most preferred application by customers.

    They are made of complete human hair that reduces the chances of them getting damaged earlier.
    They are also available in wig form and feel the most natural after blending with your real hair.
    Specialists usually don’t advise removing sew-in threads by yourself as it is a quite technical process, but in times of emergency, you can do it carefully on your own.

    Tools required

  • A hairband or clip
  • Scissor
  • Method

  • Make small sections of your hair, and proceed to make a bun of your real hair at the top of your head.
  • Run your fingers in your hair and grab the strand you want to take off.
  • Take your scissors and start cutting that thread carefully.
  • Give yourself a pep talk before, as it can be a messy process. Comb your natural hair afterward, and wash with a good shampoo. 
  • We hope this article would be helpful for you in getting the procedure done at home.

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