Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
When you’ve gone ahead and invested time and money into your hair extensions, it’s only natural that you would want to take care of them as best as possible. So if you find that over time, those extensions become a bit dried out and brittle, it might be time to start looking at the products that you’re using. Although your extensions may be 100% human hair, they don’t have the ability to replace natural oils or regrow.
Check out these great tips on the tips of hair products you should be avoiding when it comes to caring for your extensions:
Shampoos that contain sulphate – Sulphate is a pretty strong chemical that is used as a type of detergent, often found in toothpastes and cleansing products. In a shampoo, its main purpose is to get deep down in your roots for a really good clean, but this isn’t necessarily a good thing when it comes to your extensions. When you wash your hair with a sulphate shampoo, it rids your of the natural oils that keeps your locks from drying out. While your naturally grown hair can replace that moisture, your extensions can’t.
Alcohol – Hair products containing alcohol will only leave your hair extensions in a tangled mess and cause strands to shed. So before you make a purchase, flip the label over and take a look at the ingredients; if alcohol is at the top of the list, move onto the next option.
Bristle Brushes – You may have used this type of brush on your natural locks in the past, but once you have extensions, it’s time to say goodbye to the bristles. Instead, opt for brushes that are advertised specifically for hair extensions so avoid breakage and shedding.
WEN Hair Products – This brand is the absolute worst for your hair extensions. Unfortunately, many women have found this out the hard way after discovering an increased amount of hair strands in the shower drains and hair brushes. If you want to keep your hair thick and luscious, we would highly recommend steering clear of all WEN products.
Overall, most every over-the-counter product should be avoided when it comes to hair extensions. If you are second guessing a purchase, simply put whatever you’re holding back on the shelf and consult the experts at Mane of Your Dreams. We’d be more than happy to recommend the best products to keep your extensions healthy and beautiful.