It may surprise you to hear, your shampoo has the potential to singularly reduce your hair extensions to a frizzled mess. Shampoos are a type of detergent that clean your tresses, but certain shampoos can dry out extension hair leaving it difficult to style. Natural hair fibres have a natural protective lipid layer that prevents tangling and helps the hair fibre retain moisture, preventing tangles and frayed ends. The lipid layer in extension hair will have been lost or partially degraded due to the cleaning and colouring process. This means that extension hair may be slightly more susceptible to damage than your natural hair.
Damaged extension hair is more difficult to style, breaks easily and is generally not fun to have on your head. To keep hair extensions healthy and supple, it is essential to choose mild shampoos that have a reparative action to keep extensions hair fibres strong. We have put together a list of 5 shampoos that are great for keeping hair extensions soft and shiny for longer.
This beautiful scented sulphate-free shampoo is ideal for hydrating dry hair extensions. This luxurious shampoo features a unique blend of Kakadu plum, vitamin C and nourishing shea butter. This super hydrating shampoo locks in essential moisture for smooth and silky extension hair
2. HORACE GENTLE MOISTURISING SHAMPOO
This completely sulphate free and natural shampoo gently cleans and hydrates dry and frizzy extension hair. With kukai oil to repair brittle hair leaving it shiny and cupuacu butter to nourish extension hair.
3. TYPOLOGY-10 INGREDIENT SHAMPOO
A simple shampoo free from sulphates, fragrance and silicones for sensitive scalp. This 99% naturally derived shampoo is perfect for long and thick extensions hair.
4. HAIRTALK HAIR EXTENSION SHAMPOO
This shampoo is tailored to the needs of hair extensions, providing a large dose of moisture for healthy, shiny hair. Unlike conventional shampoos, this shampoo is low in alcohol and oils which can degrade keratin bonded or micro ring extension hair attachment points.
5. MONDAY HAIRCARE MOISTURE SHAMPOO
An affordable, hydrating shampoo for dry and damaged hair. If your hair extensions are feeling a little stressed out, MONDAY Haircare Moisture Shampoo is specifically formulated to help brittle and coarse hair. Enriched with coconut oil to nourish and increase softness and hydrolysed protein to reinforce and strengthen each and every hair fibre.
THE FINAL WORD
Shampoos are detergent-based cleansers that wreak havoc on your extension hair. Choosing to moisturise and repair with gentle, sulphate-free shampoos will help prevent breakage and damage to your extension hair over time. Keeping your extension hair healthy will enable you to maintain your extension style for longer. Healthier hair will remain full and voluminous for much longer with the right aftercare.