If you are considering getting hair extensions for the first time, before the fitting takes place you will need to think about the products you will require in order look after your hair extensions correctly from day one.
There is a lot of information available regarding the best and worst products to use with hair extensions, however, with so many options coming from various different sources it can be hard to know what you will need without spending a fortune on every lotion and potion going.
Here we list our top aftercare products and items that you will need to get the most from your hair extensions, and why it is important that you use them.
Hair Extension Shampoo
The first product you will need to consider purchasing is a hair extension friendly shampoo. Hair extension friendly shampoos should be mild formulas which have been designed to work with your hair extension bonds, rather than causing them to break down and soften. At SimplyHair we offer a hair extension friendly shampoo that is tried and tested on hair extensions, and will make daily washing quick and easy. It formula is strong enough to clean the hair effectiently, but gentle enough as to not cause dryness. It is suitable for all hair extenion types including prebonded, micro ring, nano ring, tape hair extensions and hair extension wefts.
In terms of what not to use, when wearing hair extensions it is very important that you use products which are specifically designed for hair extensions, and stay well clear of any products that contain oils or serums, as these can affect the integrity of your bond which causes shedding and – in worst case scenarios – the hair extension detaching altogether
Hair Extension Conditioner
Secondly, you will need to purchase a conditioner that has also been designed to be used with hair extensions. Our hair extension conditioner is gentle on the hair extensions, and provides long lasting shine and a smooth finish, which makes brushing your hair easy. You must be very careful to never apply conditioner to your bonds under any circumstances, and should focus on the midlengths to tips of the hair extensions only. If you require any further guidance on how to wash your hair extensions correctly, please see our how to wash your hair extensions article which will provide you with extensive details on the do’s and don’ts of this everyday task.
Hair Extension Treatment & Oils
In addition to your everyday products such as a Hair Extension shampoo and conditioner, you will also need something to use for those times when your hair extensions are in need of a little extra TLC. This may be as a result of a holiday, a weekend in the sun, or being splashed in the pool, and as hair extensions are not attached at the root to receive nourishment from the scalp, it is essential that you fill in the gap with an appropriate product. For this we would recommend an oil based treatment such as HairExtensionsBff Pre-Shampoo Treatment. Containing coconut oil, avocado oil and many other nourishing natural ingredients, this treatment is a fantastic source of moisture as it will leave your hair extensions feeling silky and soft, mimicking the oil produced from the scalp.
It is very important to remember that, like your hair extension conditioner, oils must never be placed near the root, and should be concentrated to the mid lengths and ends only.
Hair Extension Bobbles
Hair Extension Bobbles are also an essential if you are considering hair extensions. It is essential that your hair is secured back when you sleep, therefore a loose and flexible hair band that wont pull at the roots is key. For more information on how to wear your hair extensions at night please click on the link.
Hair Extension Hair Brush
Following on from the hair extension bobble, you will also need to purchase a hair brush suitable for use with your hair extensions before they are fitted. There are lots of hair brushes available, however ones suitable for hair extensions can be a little harder to find, and it is important that you purchase the correct one to stop the brush snagging on your hair extension bonds – such as our specially created hair extensions brush. If you are unsure as to how to brush you hair extensions correctly please click on the link which will provide you with detailed instructions on best practises.
In order to make things as simple as possible, we have put together the ultimate aftercare pack which includes a hair extension friendly shampoo and conditioner, hair extension hair brush, hair extension bobbles, intensive conditioning treatment, plus a hand aftercare advice card. Shop our ultimate hair extension kit here.