Hair Extension Removal

TemBond® Removal

Most hair extension methods, whether professional from a salon or do-it-yourself and applied at home, require one of the following types of removal.

Typical Hair Extension Removal Methods

Easy Hair Extension Removal Without Chemicals

Typical hair extension removal involves pliers, chemicals, harsh citrus oils that are full of chemicals and burn the scalp, pulling, tugging, cutting things out of the hair… Not ANYMORE!

Methods of removing hair extensions can include using plier-type tools to break up a fusion, or shrinkie tube, type bond or bending back the small metal rings used in micro-link hair extensions. 

Other hair extension removal methods use acetone or another harsh and drying chemical to break down the hair extension bonds or to dissolve glues in liquid gold-type weft methods. 

Some methods of strand bonding or weft gluing use shine serums or oily removers which are somewhat safer for removing this type of hair extensions, but will ruin the extension hair making it unusable for another hair extension application.

Easy to Remove Hair Extensions, No Chemicals

Easy Hair Extension Removal Without Tools
About Harsh Chemical Removers: 

Acetone and other harsh chemical removers dry out the natural hair and extension hair making the extension hair unusable. The natural hair is subject to even more damage.  It isa good idea to be extremely careful when using these chemicals close the scalp and on the head. Using these chemicals might not be a good idea when working near sensitive parts such as the eyes and brain.

Easy to Remove Hair Extension Without Tools

Easy Hair Extension Removal Without Oils
About Tool Removals:  

Do you really want tools from the garage, usually for working on car parts or for fixing tough jobs, and use them in your precious hair?  Metal in our hair extensions, and metal tools used to remove the hair extensions, can cut at and rip at hair causing damage.  

About Oily Removers:  

Some oils are good for your hair and nourish it, but if you use oils to get the hair extension out, how will you clean the extension hair?  It is nearly impossible. For most methods using oils or shine serums to break up the bond, the extension hair is a mess, completely unusable and must be thrown away thereby wasting your money.

Easy Hair Extension Removal

Easy to Remove Hair Extensions… Really Possible?

ManeMaxx® supplies you a unique do-it-yourself home hair extension system and kit with the exclusive TemBond® product and bonding system. The TemBond® is the easiest to remove!  There are no tools or harsh chemical removers needed!  No oils, or oily products need to be used to remove the extension hair!

You will simply crack the bond and then break up the material to gently remove the extension from its hold to your natural hair. The remaining residue is then combed and washed away!

So, How Do You Remove the TemBond® From the ManeMaxx® Hair Extensions?

ManeMaxx® uses a unique, one-of-a-kind hair extension bonding product and process. The TemBond® is warmed into a small melting pot and is applied when wet. The TemBond® dries seconds after it is placed and forms a small water-resistant shell to hold the extension hair strands securely in place until you are ready to remove them. Then, you are removing the hair extensions without harsh chemicals, tools, or oily removers and shine serums.

The TemBond® may be broken up as best as possible and then re-dipped for reapplying. The remaining residue will remelt when you dip.

ManeMaxx® Removal TIP:  For faster removal do not remove from wet hair. Your dry hair along with some olive oil will give you the fastest, easiest removal.


How to Remove Hair Extensions

Removing TemBond® in the ManeMaxx® Hair Extensions Without Chemicals and Without Tools - Here’s How to Remove the Hair Extensions From Your Hair

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Removing the hair extensions can be super easy and in a few steps, with a few tips. You will not need chemicals, hair extension glue-removers, metal tools or pliers, or any other removal that would harm the integrity of the natural hair, which means you can re-use your extension hair if you want to!

The TemBond® Needs Just One Tool for Removal and It’s Only a Comb!

Remove hair extensions with just a comb

To remove the extension, you will bend and break up the bond, comb out the remaining residue and/or shed hairs and wash. You should only need your fine tooth comb and the small removal comb included in your kit (aka eyebrow comb/brush).


Additional Natural and Products You Could Use for Removal, May Be:

Olive oil (for disintegrating the TemBond® and ease out shed hairs)
A detangling spray (to help ease out shed hairs)
Some heavy conditioner (to break up the TemBond® and ease out shed hairs.)
Peanut butter Washing with Dawn Dish Soap removes oils from the olive oil or peanut butter from the hair.

To Reapply the ManeMaxx® Hair Extensions, You Will:

Remove bonds
Detangle shed hairs from your root area
Clean, dry and flat iron the reapplication area
Clean off the tip of the extension bundle as best as possible
Snip the extension to ensure a nice, clean blunt tip on the bundle
Dip (according to the instructions) and replace

Removing the TemBond® TIPS AND ADVICE

Shed Hairs Hold Some Leftover Bond in Your Hair

Loose hairs from removing hair extensions
Once you break up as much bond as you can, you will deal with the shed hairs. The shed hairs hold small pieces of bond in your hair at the roots.  It is not attached to your hair, just held there by your naturally shed hairs. This can always be carefully untangled and combed from the natural hair without ripping your own hair. There may be hundreds or thousands of shed hairs which come out when remove your extensions. Comb these shed hairs toward your scalp, the way they were before they came out, then carefully detangle the strands and release the residue.

Using Oils, Detangling Spray and/or Conditioners

Shed hairs from removing hair extension
Once you remove the extension hair bundle, you may choose to place some gentle and soothing olive oil on, and around, the areas of your attachments to soften and disintegrate the remaining TemBond® chunks held there by the shed hairs. This can be easily cleaned from your hair with Dawn Dish Soap. The dish soap will cleanse the oils with just 1 scrubbing/massaging wash, while the shampoo may not remove all the oils at all and a clarifying shampoo may take 3 or 4 washes to clean off the oils which is much harder on your hair.

Handling Shed Hairs

Hair extension removal trick
Once your strands are out, carefully comb the shed hairs, UP toward your scalp, then carefully DOWN the hair shaft. This can go quite quick once you get the hang of it without any ripping or tearing at your hair.  If the hairs coming from your tangles disturb you, simply feel the strands for the small, hard bead at the end of these hairs.  Be assured this is a NATURALLY shed hair that would have come of your head regardless of if you wore hair extensions or not.

Remove at Once or a Little at a Time?

Remove hair extensions at once or little by little
Although what you’ve read so far are instructions which imply you are removing all the extensions at once, you may choose to remove and replace small sections over a period of days or weeks to eliminate the long hours of removal and reinstall.  You will not use olive oil or heavy conditioner when removing/replacing sections of your hair extension install at a time!

Fast, Easy TemBond® Removal

ManeMaxx® Hair Extension Removal Fast!

Absolutely you can get the TemBond® out and EASY, too! We are so proud there isn't need for harsh chemicals, acetone, cancer-causing chemicals, strong-fumed products or metal tools to remove the TemBond®.

The hair extension bonding product is made to be just broken, all cracked-up, and then release itself easily from its hold on the natural hair. But as with everything, the bonds need to be created as instructed for the best possible removal to occur, also, so following the instructions and sizing guidelines are important for your success.


Olive Oil

Many times, and especially while testing, I've had a lot of bond in my hair and was actually able to completely disintegrate it overnight with the use of a thin coating of olive oil on my roots and at the area of the bonds. Oh, and let me tell ya, these natural oils are oh-so good for your own hair! I have seen my bleach breakage stop, and my hair growth shoot, during the times I use the oils. So, using olive oil to assist your removal is also a great way to treat your hair, too! Just be sure if you are going to reinstall right away you wash thoroughly. (Don't have olive oil? Peanut butter works, too!)


Dawn Dish Soap

If you don't use it, it might be days before you get all the oils out of your hair... and since you don't want to be walking around all oily or shampooing 10 times, make sure you have some Dawn dish soap under the kitchen sink! A quick wash with this and the oils will be broken up and washed away. Then a quick shampoo and nice condition. (unless you are planning a re-install, the Dawn dish soap will have you all clarified to put the hair extensions back in!**)

Two Things

First, if there is a lot of bond remaining in the hair than there is too much TemBond® being used to begin with. Second, the suggested easy removal is not being used, either. It is suggested because it is not necessary. I see girls are doing 30 minute removals without any product.

But, for an easy shortcut, the olive oil works great if you want to leave it in a few hours, or overnight, and wake up with no TemBond® in your hair. Remember, you will still have those shed hair tangles to comb out carefully at the root

CLEAN-UP YOUR HAIR! Wash dirt and oils out of your hair for installing or reinstalling the ManeMaxx® Hair Extensions

TIP:  For faster removal DO NOT remove from wet hair. Your dry hair along with some olive oil will give you the fastest, easiest removal.  


About Shed Hairs and Hair Extensions

About Shed Hairs and Hair Extensions

If you’ve done research on hair extensions, you may have read about the hairs you shed while wearing hair extensions.

Shed hairs have nothing to do with the hair extensions since you shed your own hair every day, no matter what you do or wear in your hair (and a whopping 50-100 hairs a day are claimed on average) but while wearing and removing, the hair extensions, you may for the first time see your shed hairs all together and this, at first, can be disturbing.

Shed hairs are not an excuse to disclaim hair loss or damage from applying hair extensions, though, and this article will outline how to identify, understand and monitor your shed hairs.

What Are Shed Hairs?

These are hairs that were growing from your head and are let go by your follicles.  It is a completely natural process, the same as sloughing off dead skin cells. There are 50 to 100 hairs a day that could be being "let go" by your hair follicles.  Many of those hairs shed while you are wearing bonded, strand-by-strand hair extensions, remain caught in your bonds until you remove them.

These may not be as visibly noticeable when removing your extensions after a few weeks, but become quite noticeable after many months.


At about the 1-2 week point you will have enough shed hairs held in your bonds that you might feel these poking and tickling you at your scalp. This causes itching. If you can just make it thorough this period, and allow your hair to grow out another week or so, the washing you do will bend those hairs downward and away from your scalp. Thus, you will no longer feel the discomfort while wearing the extensions.

While wearing the extensions, you can sometimes see the white “bulbs” from the shed hairs on a canvas of dark hair but will find them less noticeable in blonde hair.

Learn more about ManeMaxx® Hair Extension Starter Kits and the hair extension technique of soft bonding in the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS here.

Understanding Shed Hairs

Loose hairs with hair extensions
The natural hair has been shed at the root which leaves a small, hard bead at the tip of the natural hair.

The extension doesn’t do this, it is a natural process, just as you shed skin cells. As with your skin, you produce new hairs to replace those you shed depending upon your age, health etc., but hair extensions don’t add to or take away from this natural process. The shed hairs are caught in the attachments, held in the bonds, until you remove the hair extensions.

Using Both Sense and Caution

Now, with that being said, don’t let knowledge of shed hairs make you unconcerned over any hairs coming from your head. Know what they are so that you can ease your mind or use caution by,

Feeling the hairs

Looking over the hairs and

Assure yourself of the natural loss of hair

Monitoring your hair thickness before and after extensions

Shedding hair with hair extensions
This is a grown out strand of extension hairs at 3 months. The little white balls on the ends are these hard beads identifying true, natural shed hairs.

After wearing thick, voluminous hair extensions for many months, you may automatically feel your hair is thinner once the extensions are removed. Add to this the sight of a mass of shed hairs with removing and it adds to this perception. Having a solid measurement before-hand, and photos of the natural hair prior to installing and wearing the hair extensions, you have the tools available to know what is really going on.

Since many reports of hair loss hair loss are associated with hair extensions, I absolutely recommend you take these before pictures and compare them to your hair upon removal of the hair extensions 3-4 months later. Also, you can place all of your hair, before applying your hair extensions, into a ponytail and measure it, either with an actual fabric measuring tape, or with a piece of ribbon or material cut at the width of your ponytail.

You will always feel your hair is thinner after removing so having a measurement is the true test to how, or if, your hair has thinned at all.

Because we’ve had such impressive reports of thicker, longer hair while wearing the ManeMaxx® Hair Extensions (find hair extension products here) and professional wearers who have confirmed our zero damage, no breakage, no loss hair extension method, we are confident of providing the proof with tools like this, to inform and announce a very safe and non-damaging way to apply and wear hair extensions.

What Natural Shed Hairs Look and Feel Like

Shed hairs have a small, hard bead (this is a root “bulb”) at the end and in the place the hair was released by its follicle from your scalp. It may be your first response to believe this hair has been pulled out by the weight of the growth of the hair extension and the hair caught in the bonds, but this is truly not the case. You have always shed these hairs but you may have just not noticed them.

What Unnatural Shed Hairs Look and Feel Like

Now, do know that if you are finding hairs without this hard bead, but in fact there is a sticky, soft end to the hair, this is a living root and not a shed hair. If this happens, change what you are doing to your hair. Broken hairs will have no tips, no bulbs, hard or soft.

*Please note this is only added for education and has never been an issue with the hair extension wear associated with our hair extension products. We are noted by far too many professional hair extension users and testers that this non-damaging hair extension product and system offers absolutely safe, damage-free hair extension wear and has never caused any kind of unnatural hair loss with wearing the hair extension product.