Shampoo for Hair Extensions

Choosing the right shampoo for hair extensions

If you’ve got hair extensions, then it is important to choose and utilize the right shampoo.  Sulfate free shampoo is what is recommended if you have hair extensions in your hair. Sulfates
are found in most shampoos. Two of the most common sulfates are Sodium Laureth sulfate and Sodium Lauryl sulfate.  These two ingredients are simply detergents that create the sudsing effect when emulsified
through the hair.  These sulfates contribute to drying out of the hair and can even cause premature fading of color.  These sulfates are also known for breaking down the bonds in hair extensions.  Therefore, a Sulfate free shampoo is a more gentle approach but still an effective way for cleansing your hair and is simply the best choice for hair extensions.  


Chosing the right shampoo for your hair and scalp can be overwhelming for the amounts of
products available on the market. There is more to take into consideration other than the
looks of the bottle and the fragrance of the shampoo. There are several different kinds of
products available depending on the type of hair you have.

One of the most common mistakes people make are confusing a dry scalp for dandruff. It is
normal for small amounts of skin to flake as skin cells die. Dandruff however, is an
inflamation of the skin that causes not only white but sometimes yellow scales also along
with oily scalp. Cradle cap is a form of dandruff caused in infants. One of the most common
causes of danfruff is thought to be an over production of skin oil. People often make the
mistake of a dry scalp as being dandruff and use a dandruff shampoo when it is not needed.
If you do have dandruff, using the dandruff shampoo that is medicared usually with the
ingrediant of zinc and salicylic acid is recommended. A dry scalp can be treated with using
a moisturizing shampoo or follow up with conditioner to moisturize the scalp.

With colored hair it is important to use a shampoo that is specifically for color treated
hair. These shampoos are formulated to prevent early fading in your color. You can also
consider a colored shampoo that helps to restore your color in between treatments. These
shampoos are available in all colors depending on the desired color.

A clarifying shampoo is recommended to use to remove unwanted build up from products and
hard water. This shampoo can be used on a daily basis to remove build up but then followed
up on a weekly basis for maintance due to the cause of drying out your hair. This shampoo
is also recommended to use to remove a build up of chlorine in the hair which causes the
greening effect. This shampoo can be used on color treated hair but can cause the color to
fade quicker, so it is recommended that you use it before your color treatment if possible.

Hair Extensions for the Modern Woman

Why get hair extensions? Are you looking for hair extension ideas?  There are many different reasons someone would consider hair extensions. You can use them to add fun colors to your hair, For a special occasion to add length and fullness to your hair or even keep them in for long term. A few things … Continue reading