Just because hair extensions are not a natural part of your hair, that doesn’t mean they need any less care and attention to keep them looking their best. Even the highest quality extensions, be they clip in or bonded extensions, respond to cleaning and brushing which prolongs their life and keeps them in top condition.
Dedicated products that are designed for hair extensions include a hair extension brush. One of the most popular for bonded hair extensions is the loop brush which has specially formulated loop bristles which are gentle on natural hair and extensions alike. Other brushes recommended for use with extensions are those with bristles of different lengths. The soft bristles glide easily over hair, smoothing both natural hair and the extensions without snagging or pulling. It’s always best to start brushing at the end of the hair then work gradually up to the root so that any tangles are not tugged too harshly.
Hair extension shampoo and conditioner includes products formulated for both human and synthetic hair. Leave-in conditioning treatments are designed to be used once every couple of weeks and will leave extensions shiny and manageable after normal drying and styling. Hair extension shampoo is a deep cleansing treatment that nourishes and repairs both natural and extension hair, leaving it naturally glossy and soft. As an extra finishing treatment following normal shampoo and conditioner treatments, hair can be given an extra shot of gloss with a shine spray that is simply sprayed onto the styled hair as a finishing product.