This Is Your Ultimate Guide to Taking Care of Your Clip In Hair Extensions

Do you want longer and thicker hair, but don't have the time or ability to grow your natural hair? If you answered yes, then clip in hair extensions will cure all your hair envy. Showpony Clip In Hair Extensions are an easy and quick DIY solution if you're looking to have fuller hair in no time.

Temporary hair extensions are easy to apply and blend flawlessly with your natural hair to add length, volume, or non-committal colour.

Complete with a mini paddle brush and sectioning clips, the Box Set includes seven hair extension pieces that vary in width for versatility and adaptability to your hair goals. Clip each piece in and out of your hair in a matter of minutes! By far the quickest approach to spice up your hairstyle without breaking the bank or causing damage to your natural hair.

How to care for clip in hair extensions is one of the most common questions we get asked, and rightfully so. You’d want your new hair to retain its condition and remain soft and smooth for as long as possible.

Many of our customers are unsure of how to wash and dry their clip in hair extensions; therefore, we've compiled a list of our best hair care recommendations just for you 🤍


Clip in hair extensions can sometimes absorb your hair's natural oil when worn, so it's important to wash them every now and then to keep them clean. If your hair extensions become very oily, some of the strands of hair may fall out.

Soak hair extensions in warm water in your bathroom sink to gently clean them. Be sure to use an oil-free clarifying shampoo, we recommend Hair Extension Maintenance Shampoo. Cover them lightly with shampoo and rub product along the length of the hair extension, rather than scrubbing it in as you would with your natural hair. Being too rough with the hair will result in tangles and knots and can be difficult to get out. Rinse well with cold, clean water.

If possible, try not to brush your hair extensions when wet as this may cause damage or breakage. Allow it to air dry before gently combing or brushing to detangle.


Remember that using high-quality shampoo and conditioner is critical. You want to keep your hair extensions moisturised and nourished, just like your natural hair. Showpony hair care products have been specially formulated to be suitable to use on both hair extensions and natural hair.

Moisturise and Brush

Once your clip in hair extensions are dry, comb them out with a wide-tooth comb or soft bristle paddle brush to eliminate any knots and smooth them down. Like your natural hair, extensions may become dehydrated in the winter, so hydrate them if they feel dry. A small amount of oil-free leave-in conditioner at the ends will help to keep them soft.

Remember, you don't want to over-moisturise your extensions as they could get greasy and flat. Just a very small amount occasionally when they are starting to feel dry will be enough.


Heat styling is revolutionary, and one of the easiest ways to achieve that extra special look. If you are planning to use heat styling tools like a straightening iron or curling wand, always make sure to use a heat protectant spray first. This will reduce any damage that may be caused from direct heat and further the life of your clip in hair extensions.


Don’t look past the importance of storing your clip in hair extensions correctly, why not add it into your evening beauty routine. Before putting them away, make sure they're tangle-free by brushing out any knots or excess hair product left in the hair using a paddle brush, detangling brush, or a wide-tooth comb. Try not to pull on the hair too much, if you can’t get the brush through the product, it’s time for a wash!

Brush the bottom of the extensions first, then work your way up; this will remove any tangles quickly and is also the safest way to brush clip in hair extensions without pulling out strands of hair.

Pro tip: Don't use too much product in your hair extensions and never store them away while wet.

Avoid storing them in wet or humid areas, as this can damage the hair and cause a musty smell, which no one likes! Don’t throw out your Showpony Box Set after purchasing, these gorgeous boxes are designed to be reused and are the perfect place to store your hair extensions and accessories.

Shop the Showpony range of temporary hair extension Box Sets here – a beautifully packaged gift for yourself or a girlfriend!