Some salons sell hair extensions and aftercare products in bundles not to generate more sales but to emphasize the importance of caring for your hair extensions. Now that you’ve made this worthy splurge on hair extensions, it’s time to care for it properly. Whether you are buying in bundles or not, you definitely need to invest in the right hair extension aftercare products—especially the salon-recommended shampoos and conditioners. Here’s why:
Keep your hair extensions shiny and looking natural
Just like your real hair, your hair extensions get exposed to dust, sun, rain, and other elements. All these can ruin their looks and quality over time. Without proper care, the once soft and shiny hair extensions will look dry and damaged. They won't last as long as they are supposed to.
So just like your natural hair, they also need to be kept well. The best hair extensions aftercare products are shampoos and conditioners that are specifically designed for maintaining hair extensions. Don’t buy the same products that you use for your natural hair and use it for your extensions.
Every type of hair extension needs a specific kind of care
The goal of all hair extension aftercare products is to ensure that the hair extensions look beautiful as long as possible. ‘How’ they do this varies from type to type. For example, clip-in hair extension maintenance is different from permanent hair extension maintenance. Since clip-ins are made to be temporary extensions, they shouldn't be washed often. Meanwhile, permanent hair extensions need regular washing and brushing because they can last anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months.
In the same way, the steps involved in caring for human hair extensions and synthetic hair extensions will vary. Experts usually recommend using only sulfate or paraben-free shampoo on real human hair. As for synthetic hair, you should only use specialized formula.