We love color! Whether it’s a dye or bleach, most of us love coloring our hair extensions. While coloring the hair extensions might be a necessary evil, there are some things to consider.
What shampoo should I use on chemically treated hair?
We recommend using a neutralizing shampoo on your locks after chemically treating your hair. The neutralizing shampoo will remove any residual chemicals from your hair and restore most of the hair natural moisture (pH balance). One of our top picks are Motions (Professional) Neutralizing Shampoo and Isoplus Neutralizing Shampoo.
Recommended use: two shampoo after chemically treating hair extensions.
How important is it to moisturize my locks?
Hair needs moisture! Whether your extensions are chemically treated or subjected to temperature/ climate of your natural environment, its very import to moisturize. Your natural hair feeds off the moisture /oils from your scalp and can still be dry sometime, so image your hair extensions. It is very important to moisturize your extensions. To ensure the longevity of your locks, we recommend deep treatments between washes. If your extensions are color treated, you should do a deep treatment/mask weekly to prevent knotting and tangles cause by dry hair.
Which shampoo should I use on my hair extensions?
Most shampoos have sulfate that tends to strip the hair of it natural moisture. We recommend co-washing your hair extensions, because it works as a cleanser and moisturizing at the same time. However, should you decide to shampoo your locks, PLEASE be sure to use a moisturizing shampoo (low to no sulfate). Some of our favorites are OGX Quenching Coconut Curls Shampoo, Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow and Restore Shampoo and ION (Moisture Solution) Moisture Shampoo to name a few.
What should I consider when choosing a conditioner for my locks?
It is very important to choose a moisturizing conditioner for your locks, because as previously stated you have to artificially infuse your extensions with moisture. Some of our favorite conditioners are OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner, Quantum Moisturizing Conditioner for Dry Damage Hair, ION Color Defense Moisture Conditioner, and Pantene Relaxed & Natural Intense Moisturizing Conditioner, Motions Active Moisture Plus Conditioner.
To conclude, once you’ve decided to chemically treat your hair extensions, it’s very important that you administer the proper moisture to ensure the life of your locks.
We hope this helped. Please feel free to leave your comments and/or suggestions.
The products and techniques mentioned above are strictly based on our opinions and should not serve as an endorsement for any of the fore mentioned. We were not hired, nor do we endorse any particular product or company.