Did you know brushing curly extensions is different from straight hair extensions?

Two common mishaps with textured hair extensions is not getting all of the tangles out (by brushing over the row and not through it) and believing that a wet brush will work to get the job done.

Let’s take a closer look…what’s up with all the clips?


The ONLY way to properly get through natural hair and the rows (that have a ton of hair on them) is to break it down into smaller section.

Start with the hair on top of the head above the rows. Detangle and clip down. Then move on to the top row, break it down into about 4 sections. One section on either side above the ears and then divide the back into to sections.

Replace your wet brush with the Felicia Leatherwood Brush. It is the most effective brush to ensure you get all the tangles out of the extensions because it doesn’t retract with a little bit of tangles. The bristles push through on both sides (top and bottom) and get through any problematic spots.

Felicia Leatherwood Brush

Use the Felicia Leatherwood Brush and go right up to the top of the row, push the bristles all the way through and brush. Use your fingers to feel for any tough spots. A rough spot means there is a tangle. Get back in there and free it.


Once finished with each section clip up and keep working your way down.

It is also EXTREMELY important to make sure the natural hair is completely detangled between the rows. If this step is missed you will have a disaster on your hands. Once that disaster starts it’s a hard one to come back from. Sometimes it totally ruins the investment.

Once everything is detangled properly we start at the bottom to style!

Check out this video showing how to properly brush through the sectioned extensions.

Detangling Video

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One of the most common problem people experience with textured hair extensions is tangles at the top of the wefts. If left to do it’s own thing it create chaos for your client all over the place soon enough.

Want to learn more about working with curly extensions? Join me for a one-on-one training day where we go over EVERYTHING curly! The best part is that you can apply what you learn about working with curly extensions to your client’s with textured hair without extensions!

And if you are REALLY ready to step up your game…join me for a 2nd day of training where you learn the art of cutting, shaping and styling curly hair for the perfect curly girl look.

What are you waiting for? Grow your knowledge which in turn grows your clientele and income. It’s an investment in you and your future.

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