Hair extensions are available in a vast range of colours, however due to the high number of colour varieties, we are often asked whether all colours of hair extensions are treated the same in terms of aftercare, and whether certain colours require different treatments to ensure they stay looking and feeling healthy.

Generally speaking, the majority of high quality hair extensions such as those sold at SimplyHair will be processed from virgin, meaning they will begin as very dark brown untreated hair, and will then be processed to the varying lighter shades, from caramel browns, all the way down to the brightest blonde. 

All of the colour variations will undergo the exact same process, however the lighter the shade the longer the processing time, therefore naturally the lighter the hair extensions the more care and attention they will require once fitted.

All SimplyHair Hair Extensions Are Slow Processed To Retain Quality

All SimplyHair extensions are processed slowly, ensuring that the biological integrity of each hair is retained, and the hair is soft and long lasting.  Despite this however, lighter shades of hair extensions, in particular platinum blonde hair, will need a little more TLC to get the best from them for the duration of their wear.

As blonde hair extensions can require more intensive aftercare than dark hair extensions, here we outline our top tips for caring for blonde hair extensions to ensure your clients are getting the most from their new tresses, and have an aftercare routine that it suited to them.

These tips can be applied to all colours of hair extensions, as the more thorough your aftercare routine the better, however those with lighter shade hair extensions should pay special attention to the following points.

Hair Extensions Require A Hair Oil For Nourishment

Hair oils are a great treatment for hair extensions as they add back the nourishment your natural hair receives on demand from you scalp.  As your hair extensions aren’t attached at the scalp they are missing out on this vital nourishment, and by adding an oil into your routine you will continue to replenish your hair.  There are many hair oils available today, however finding one that is 100% natural will be the most suitable for your hair extensions.  We absolutely love the HairExtensionsBff preshampoo treatment which is all natural.

Hair Extensions Require A High Quality Hair Conditioner

It is essential that when you are looking after hair extensions, and in particular blonde hair extensions, that your clients are using a good hair extension conditioner.  This will be required every time the hair is washed to add some extra moisture into the hair, keeping it silky soft and smooth.  In addition to a suitable hair extensions conditioner, your client will also be required to use a suitable hair extensions shampoo, such as those found in our hair extension aftercare sets.

Avoid Chlorine When Wearing Hair Extensions

This is important for all hair extension wearers, but especially blondes.  Chlorine can discolour hair extensions, and in worse case scenarios cause them to become dry, therefore it should be avoided at all costs if you want to keep your hair extensions in pristine condition.  If you are looking for some tips and advice on how to care for your hair extensions when on holiday, or are suffering from blonde hair extension discolouration, please click the links.

Hair Extension Wearers Should Take One Day Off A Week From Heat Styling

When wearing blonde hair extensions, or hair extensions of any colour for that matter, it is worth bearing in mind that your hair will benefit from a day or two off from styling.  By this, we mean having at least 1 day a week in which your hair extensions are spared any heated treatment.  This perhaps could be a lazy Sunday where you have washed your extensions ready for the week ahead, but have left them to air dry and used some extra conditioner and oil.  This will just allow the hair extensions a little time to rest in-between all of the straightening, curling, back combing etc.

Caring For Your Hair Extensions Correctly

Looking after you hair extensions is very important if you want to ensure they are always looking their best, and whilst this article does focus more on blonde hair extensions, this information can be applied to hair extensions of any colour if you are looking to make the most of them.


Hello, my name is Amy, and I am the founder and owner of SimplyHair and award-winning aftercare product brand, HairExtensionBFF. I have over ten years of experience in the hair extension industry, having first undergone my training as a hair extensions technician in 2010.

I started my career working as a mobile hair extensionist, fitting predominantly micro ring hair extensions, I traveled all over the county, transforming women's hair and lifting their confidence. After sourcing my own hair to use on my clients, and seeing how much they loved it and how high quality it was, I decided to become a supplier to other hair extensionists and salons nationwide, which quickly developed worldwide. I have also won the award for designing the Best Detangler at the 2019 Hair Awards and made finalist for Star Product for my Pre-Shampoo treatment.

SimplyHair's hair extensions are located in many salons throughout the UK and US, and are worn on national TV shows such as ITV’s Dancing On Ice. We are proud to supply many celebrities and well-known figures including Stacey Dooley, Dannii Dyer, Maura Higgins, Pixie Lott, Denise Van Outen, and many more. We are fortunate enough to see our products worn by Saffron Barker for her photoshoots with Primark and Superdrug, as well as all of the stars of the Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2020.

Having an equal passion for both the hair extension industry and the small business community, I ensure that SimplyHair not only focuses on a quality product but also on valuable advice and guidance on growing a business. We want to see our community grow and thrive, and enjoy being a part of that with them.

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