What can be better than long, healthy-looking and fresh hair? Who wouldn’t like to have this right? Using hair care products, primarily shampoo can help achieve this goal. There are hundreds of hair care products that you can find at your local beauty shop or even online. However, if you’re using semi-permanent hair extensions like tape ins, well, it’s going to require a little bit of adjustment when shopping for your shampoo.
There’s really no such thing as “The Perfect Shampoo” for hair extensions. However, there are types of shampoo or ingredients that should be avoided to help prolong the life span of your extensions.
OILS OR SILICONE
You will find these components or agents in almost all shampoo brands out there for obvious reason. Oils or Silicone are designed to help make your hair shiny and smooth. Silicone is actually similar to rubber or plastic. It works like a sealant against water and dust. Yes, it makes your hair shiny, but it’s not the kind of shine that you want. It’s a total faux shine from plastic. We want the type of shine where the cuticle layer is sealed and the light bounces off or reflects off our hair. That’s the healthy kind of shine and is not a bogus type. With prolonged usage, it will eventually weigh down the hair, making it lifeless and dull. It will prevent moisture from reaching the hair shafts and let it function as a dirt eliminator.
Hair Extensions shampoo or even regular hair shampoo should not contain oils or silicone.
You’ll read a lot of things about why you should avoid sulfate anywhere in magazines and even online. But what is sulfate really? And why do most shampoo in the market contain this ingredient?
If you’re keen reading product labels, primarily shampoo, you’ll surely find a chemical that ends with the word “sulfate”. There are lots of different kinds of sulfates that shampoo companies use. These ingredients help shampoo mix into water and help create the foamy texture when we start massaging the shampoo-water mixture into our scalp and hair. At low concentration, sulfate is actually safe to use. However, with excessive use of products that contain a high amount of fo sulfate, it can help damage the hair by stripping away natural oils and hair proteins in each strand.
It pays to read the label. Being conscious about the ingredients you apply to your hair can definitely save you from spending lots of money to repair damages later. By simply avoiding the 2 common ingredients stated above, it will surely help you avoid hair nightmare every girl dread.
The safest answer that most hairdressers would tell you is to go for organic or all-natural shampoos. We too agree with this of course. Usually, these products contain organic ingredients like coconut milk and oil, chamomile, aloe and a lot more! Nature has everything you need, really. You can find organic shampoo at a health food store or natural food section at your local grocery stores.
SPECIAL HAIR EXTENSIONS SHAMPOO
Aside from using all-organic shampoo, using one that is specifically designed for hair extensions will give you all the cleaning job that your hair extensions deserve. Hair extensions shampoo is certified free of any sulfates.
Compared to regular shampoos, sulfate-free shampoos can feel a little different due to less foaming and bubbling effect when you massage the water-shampoo mixture on your hair. However, the long term result of using sulfate-free shampoo makes the little difference worth making the switch from a typical market shampoo to versus a healthier and safer sulfate-free shampoo for your hair extensions and natural one. HHEO offers X10 Silky Lite sulfate-free shampoo designed to help keep your hair extensions healthy and shiny. This product is best used with X10 Silky Lite Conditioner.
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