Removing Hand-Tied Extensions: A Lustro ‘Hair To’ (Part Three) | Lustro Hair: 100% Virgin & Remy Hair Extensions

You’re at the point where your extensions are falling apart, and your stylist is backed up. You don’t know how to take out your extensions, but also realize that they likely won’t last another day. What do you do? If this (nightmare) scenario rings true, you’ve come to the right place:! Here, we’ll take you step-by-step through how to remove your hand-tied extensions. 

Materials Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Comb
  • Bead Remover Tool (similar to Pliers)
  • Brush (optional)

Steps to Remove Your Hand-Tied Extensions:

Note: The closer you cut to the wefts, the better

  1. Section off your hair (be sure that your sections are neat and clean)
  2. Cut the thread between each bead (be careful not to cut your hair, as well as try not to cut the stitching that is holding the wefts together)
  3. Carefully remove all beads (using your bead remover tool) by reforming the beads and sliding them off the hair
  4. Gently comb/brush out tangles (do this slowly, so as not to pull out your hair)
  5. Take down the next section, and repeat!

Other Tips:

  • Be sure to organize your wefts for easy re-installation
  • Make sure you wash your wefts and natural hair before reinstalling
  • The process will be much easier if done in the mirror, if removing at home


  1. What if I don’t have a bead remover tool?
    1. Pliers work well, too! If you don’t have those either, try putting extra pressure and use your fingers to press and pull the bead off the hair.
  2. Will my hair shed from removal?
    1. There is typically minimal shedding, due to combing out the dead hair, otherwise it shouldn’t shed too much.
  3. Can I reuse my wefts?
    1. Yes! Lustro’s hand-tied wefts can be re-installed up to two years with proper care.

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