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How To wash crochet hair extensions (Ponytail wig included)

Learn how to refresh your old crochet hair extensions at home so that you can use them again!

Since the break out of covid19, I seem to be doing a lot of things myself. This includes washing my crochet hair extensions.

Crochet hair extensions are rarely made from 100% human hair. They are either 100% synthetic fibre or made from what you call human hair mix. They are also very affordable when compared to human hair extensions. Hence the belief by some that the hair extensions will not last or that they cannot be reused.

Fortunately, brands like ST Hair And Beauty Hub continue to bust this myth by stocking some of the best crochet hair extensions made from the finest fibre hair including kanekalon fibre. This makes the hair extensions soft, finger-friendly, lightweight, itchy free, easy to install and best of all, reusable. Same can be said for the ponytail wig which I have had for almost a year now. Even after washing as you will see in my YouTube video; the hair still looks great.

How long have I had the hair extensions?

I already mentioned that I have had the ponytail wig for about a year. The rest of the hair extensions have been with me for years now. The oldest will be the afro wig which I have had for almost 4years. The faux locs have been with me for more than 2years and the spring twists for about more than a year. The same applies to the passion twists. I cannot say how long I have had the marley twists but definitely the most used of the lot.

Timeline for washing

Refreshing the crochet hair extensions as well as the ponytail wig took me 5 days. However, sorting, detangling and washing took me 2days. The remaining days were spent trying to get the hair extensions to dry due to the rainy weather condition in Lagos.

Products Used

  • VO5 Shampoo
  • VO5 conditioner
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Natures Gentle Touch Restore Serum
  • Paddle Brush
  • Hot water
  • Big pot
  • Basins
  • Raffia mat

How To Wash The Crochet Hair Extensions and the Pony Tail Wig

  1. Soak the hair extensions for a minimum of 1hour (I did overnight)
  2. Drain the water
  3. Wash the hair extensions under running water using any shampoo of your choice
  4. Go in with a conditioner
  5. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry
  6. Add a lightweight serum if you must. If not, store in a bag (preferably a satin or Ziplock bag).

I have designed an e-book to guide you in washing your old crochet hair extensions at home. This will also be useful for any other fibre hair extension as it was the same process, I used in washing the ponytail wig as you will see in my YouTube video. To download the e-book and get 5% discount off any of the hair extensions mentioned, click HERE.

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Link to purchase the hair extensions

All the crochet hair extensions and the ponytail wig shown in the YouTube video are featured on With every purchase, you get a free satin bag.

  1. Spring Twist:
  2. Passion Twist:
  3. Nu Locs:
  4. Gypsy Locs:
  5. Ponytail wig:

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