How to Repair Damaged Hair Extensions

by Maggie Hira

Just like natural hair, extensions can also become damaged through excessive styling with hot tools. Extensions can become dried out and brittle. If they become too dry, they'll also become frizzy, unmanageable and eventually break off. One of the best methods of repair involves using a moisturizing hot oil treatment to seal cuticles and split ends, and hydrate hair to keep strands from breaking.

Items you will need

  • Towel
  • Hot oil treatment
  • Shower cap
  • Comb
Step 1

Shampoo and condition hair extensions as usual. Blot out excess moisture with a towel.

Step 2

Heat up the hot oil treatment by placing it in hot water for about one to three minutes. Test out the oil on a patch of skin to make sure it isn't too hot.

Step 3

Apply the treatment all over hair extensions. Massage with fingers to make sure the oil absorbs well into hair. Comb through to disperse evenly.

Step 4

Cover the extensions with a shower cap, or plastic bag, for about five minutes.

Step 5

Remove cap and rinse out the oil with warm water. Allow extensions to air dry.

Step 6

Use treatment once a week for best results.


  • Make your own hot oil treatment by mixing a few tablespoons of olive oil and sweet almond oil together.

About the Author

Maggie Hira has been writing professionally since 2006. She has written for numerous websites and print publications, including "LA.Direct Magazine" and The Budget Fashionista. Hira holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.