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Hair Extension Specialists

An Expert Guide on Shampooing and Conditioning Hair Extensions Correctly.

Are you ready to unlock the secrets to flawlessly cleansed and conditioned hair? Ensure your hair remains clean, healthy, and beautiful.

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Shampoo Hair Extensions

Are you ready to unlock the secrets to flawlessly cleansed and conditioned hair?

By following these steps and tips, you can ensure your hair remains clean, healthy, and beautiful. Proper shampooing is the cornerstone of a good hair care routine.

Step 1: Brush Before You Wash

Before getting your hair wet, gently brush your hair extensions to remove any tangles. Use a wide-tooth comb or a brush specifically designed for extensions like a tangle teezer to avoid pulling or damaging the hair. Start from the ends and work your way up to the roots, being extra careful around the connections.

Shampoo Hair Extensions

Step 2: Choose the Right Shampoo

Selecting the right shampoo is crucial for maintaining the health and appearance of your hair extensions. A gentle, hydrating formula is ideal to keep both your natural hair and extensions moisturised.

Step 3: Prepare the Hair

Wet your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water. If you have tape-in or bonded extensions, be cautious not to saturate the bonds directly, as excessive moisture can weaken the adhesive.

Colour Wow Shampoo for hair extensions

Step 4: Apply Shampoo

Pour a small amount of shampoo into your palm and gently work it through your scalp using your fingertips. Be careful not to rub or scrub too vigorously. For extensions, focus on the scalp and roots, allowing the shampoo to cleanse the length of the hair as you rinse. Avoid rubbing the extensions between your hands, as this can cause tangling.

Step 5: Rinse Thoroughly

Rinse your hair with lukewarm water until all the shampoo is completely washed out. Ensure that no residue is left, as leftover shampoo can lead to buildup. This should then be followed up by a second round of shampoo to clean your scalp.

Step 6: Condition with Care

Apply a conditioner to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair, avoiding the roots to prevent the extensions from slipping. You can leave in your conditioner for a few minutes to allow it to thoroughly hydrate your hair then rinse thoroughly.

Step 7: Dry Gently

After rinsing, gently squeeze out excess water from your hair with a soft towel. Avoid rubbing or twisting the hair, as this can cause tangling and damage. Apply a good heat protecting spray liberally before using your hair dryer. Start with focusing on getting the roots and connections of the extensions dry and then finish off the rest of your hair.

Step 8: Add gloss

Adding hair oil is a good final step to add to your hair care routine. Run it thought the mid lengths and ends of your hair. This can help lock in some extra moisture and leave your hair feeling smooth and glossy.

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We address the most frequently asked questions and provide you with expert tips and advice to keep your extensions in the best condition. Whether you’re a first-time extensions wearer or a seasoned pro, these insights will help you to ensure your hair remains beautiful and long-lasting.

How often should I shampoo my hair extensions?

Just like skin, everyone’s hair is different, and it would be restricting to set one rule for everyone. You should understand your hair type and the way your hair works alongside your lifestyle before deciding what steps to take in a hair care routine, after all your lifestyle and diet has a huge impact on how you should proceed with looking after your hair.

We asked Hannah, a senior stylist, from Vixen and Blush for her expert advice on washing hair extensions “You can wash your hair as often as you need too, I wouldn’t recommend every day, but everyone’s hair is different, so it really depends on you. Making sure you are using the right products for your hair can help.” She finished off by saying her opinion is that washing ‘twice a week’ is a good middle ground for most.

What Shampoo and Conditioner should I use for my hair extensions?

Finding the right shampoo and conditioner can be quite daunting as there is so many different types on the market. Making sure you’re getting the right ingredients for your scalp is key. Does your hair need more moisture, does it feel dry and brittle at the ends? Or does it have too much moisture? These factors play into what you should look at buying.

Some products we recommend for people with dry and brittle hair are the Colour Wow Dream Cocktail- Coconut Infused Shampoo and the K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask. For people with oily hair that needs some balancing, we recommend: K18 Peptide Prep Detox Shampoo, Colour Wow Dream Filter Dry Shampoo and the REDKEN Cleansing Cream Shampoo.

How to Make Sure My Hair Extensions are Cleansed Correctly?

Cleaning your hair correctly is highly important. Not cleaning out your shampoo and conditioner correctly can lead to product built up. Properly shampooing your hair extensions is essential for keeping them looking fresh and beautiful. By following these steps and tips, you can extend the life of your extensions and enjoy gorgeous, healthy hair every day.

Ensure your hair extensions stay healthy with the correct techniques, armed with this knowledge, you’re now ready to keep your extensions looking fabulous wash after wash.