How To Remove Weft Hair Extensions Easily And Safely

So now, you have enjoyed your long and voluminous hair with the help of weft hair extensions for quite a long time. Whether it is time to remove your weft hair for adjustment or you’ve just decided to let your natural hair breathe, removing weft hair extensions must be done in the right way to protect your strands. However, we do not recommend doing it yourself, as the process involves using scissors and this is hard to do without the help of anyone else. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to remove weft hair extensions, so somebody can easily help you out!

How To Remove Weft Hair Extensions

1. Preparation

Below are what one needs to prepare before diving into the removal process:

  • Hair extension clamp tool
  • Scissors
  • Pintail comb
  • Sectioning clips
  • Extensions safe hair brush

2. How to remove weft hair extensions

Step 1: Brush your hair

Before starting removing weft extensions, brush your hair thoroughly with a wide-toothed comb or a soft bristle brush. Your hair should be free of tangle or knot to make the removal process smooth.

Step 2: Section your hair

Now you need to section your hair, starting from the bottom and working your way up. Locate the weft hair extensions at the lowest part and clip the top part away. This ensures you won’t mess your hair up while working on a weft.

Section your hair
Section your hair

Step 3: Snip the thread

Use scissors to snip one end of the thread holding the hair in place. The knot at the end can be a bit tricky to manage, so carefully insert the point of the scissors into it or use the tail of a rat-tail comb to loosen it before snipping it.

Go on to snip the straight length of the thread between each crisscross. Be careful not to cut the natural hair or the extension’s seam. Slowly pull out the thread from each loop. Once all the stitches have been removed, the weft should easily be lifted away from your head.

Step 4: Remove the beads

Now that the weft extensions have been removed, the microbeads are revealed, waiting to be removed too. Use your pliers to open the beads by gently squeezing them in the opposite direction to which they have been clamped shut. Don’t clamp the beads too forcefully; just apply enough pressure to make them slide out of hair strands easily.

*Note: Below is our guide on how to remove beaded weft hair extensions. If your weft hair extensions are applied not using beads but by creating braids, just skip this step and instead, simply undo the braids from the natural hair.

Remove the beads
Remove the beads

Step 5: Brush your hair

After removing all the beads, you may notice clusters of hair near where the beads were placed. But don’t worry as this is completely normal. You should know that on average, a person will lose 50 – 100 hairs a day. These hairs are stuck in the beads, making your hair matted. Therefore, just patiently and gently use your fingers (and the rat of a rat-tail comb if needed) to detangle your hair. Don’t brush all of your hair thoroughly if you haven’t detangled these knots yet, as it can cause hair breakage and further hair loss.

Brush your hair
Brush your hair

Step 6: Repeat the process

Once you have successfully removed a weft, just go on to remove all of your weft extensions. Patience is the key, so don’t rush the process!

3. How to take care of hair after hair extension removal

Learning how to remove weft hair extensions at home would be incomplete without learning how to take care of your hair. After a long time of using hair extensions, your hair may need extra care to fully restore their health.

Wash your hair thoroughly with a gentle clarifying shampoo and be gentle while washing it. Avoid rubbing your hair vigorously if you don’t want it to tangle. Don’t forget to apply a conditioner to your mid-lengths and ends to provide moisture.

After washing and conditioning your hair, use a soft dry towel to remove excess water and let your hair dry naturally. If you choose to use a blow dryer, make sure you choose the lowest heat setting possible to avoid making your hair too dry.

Finally, as your natural hair may need more moisture and nutrients after wearing extensions, applying hair care products such as oils and serum is highly recommended to recover the smoothness and shine of your hair.


We hope our guide on how to remove weft hair extensions is helpful for you. Once you get your hair extensions removed, don’t forget to take good care of your hair and give it a break between times of using hair extensions. Follow us for more hair tips and tricks that support you on your journey of achieving your dream hair!

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