How To Revive Dry & Frizzy Human Hair Extensions

Dry hair extension repair is widely researched online, as many regularly try to restore their hair extensions in an attempt to make them last longer, and stay softer.

No matter what the brand of hair extensions you wear, how much you have spent on them or the origin of hair, hair extension dryness can strike at any time. Hair extensions do not receive nourishment from the scalp, and therefore need a little help to stay soft and silky.

Why Have My Human Hair Extensions Gone Dry and Frizzy?

Human hair extensions can go dry and frizzy because they are not receiving any sebum (oil) from your scalp. Your scalp produces sebum, which is full of good stuff and is what keeps your hair feeling soft. But, as hair extensions are not attached to your scalp they don’t receive any of this natural oil and as a result can make your extensions feel dry over time.

Why Are Natural Treatments Best For Reviving Dry Hair Extensions?

Natural treatments are the best way to repair dry hair extensions. The reason for this is because the use of natural, quality oils replicate the way in which our scalps moistorise our hair with sebum. Sebum is full of good stuff and is what keeps our hair feeling soft. However, hair extensions can not receive sebum as they are not attached to the scalp.

The right natural oils are able to penetrate into the hair and moisturise from the hair from the inside (not all oils can do this). Treatments that are not natural, simply coat the hair (typically in some sort of silicone) to mask the dryness and give the illusion that the hair is soft. In fact the hair is still dry and is simply masked by the chemical. It’s for this reason people have been making their own DIY hair masks using a variety of oils for hundreds of years.



SimplyHair stocks a Pre Shampoo treatment (a hair mask) which is made by Hairapeutix. Hairapeutix are experts in looking after hair extensions and make products which are specifically designed for use on human hair extensions. Their Pre Shampoo treatment contains a variety of exciting oils that have been hand picked to provide the maximum benefit to human hair extensions and helps repair dryness. It also smells amazing too, so it won’t leave you smelling like a salad.

How To Repair Human Hair Extensions

Reviving hair extensions, or fixing dry hair extensions is a relatively easy process, as long as you have the right product.  Follow our step by step guide to bring your hair extensions back to life.

Step 1:  Brush your hair extensions thoroughly to remove any tangles, and to get them as smooth as possible. (Full details on how to brush hair extensions)

Step 2:  Apply Hairapeutix pre-shampoo treatment (available as a small or large box & FREE SHIPPING) to your hair extensions (apply to dry hair, not wet hair).  Use an entire sachet to cover the hair extensions for the mid lengths to the ends.  If you have very thick hair extensions you may need to use 2 sachets for complete coverage.

Step 3:  If you wear clip in hair extensions, you can apply the treatment all the way up to the clips.  If you wear permanent hair extensions, apply to mid lengths and ends only, do not apply to the scalp of bonds.

Step 4:  If you are repairing clip in hair extensions, lay the hair extensions on a dry towel, and allow the treatment to soak in overnight.  If you wear permanent hair extensions, secure hair in a plait, and sleep with the treatment overnight.  It all natural and non drip, so won’t stain or damage your bedding.

Step 5:  After you have let the treatment soak overnight, rinse your hair extensions with your normal shampoo and conditioner.  The treatment is all natural, so will soak into the hair extensions, restoring the moisture levels and replenishing the hair.

Step 6:  Your hair extensions are now beautifully nourished, tangle free, and silky smooth.

Top tip:  Use treatment regularly to keep your hair extensions healthy and to fix your hair extensions if they become dry.