5 Products that Benefit Your Hair Extensions
So you’ve invested in hair extensions as a salon service and now your clients are excited. Offering this service was a smart decision because it’s incredibly popular. You’ve invested in the product and now it’s time to teach your clients how to care for their extensions.
The Best Hair Extension Products
Simple hair extension care involves gentle brushing and limited washing. But there are also a number of products that can aid in your hair extension care.
One of the most important hair extension care products is dry shampoo. Especially directly post-application, your clients shouldn’t be showering for 48 hours. After that, they should be shampooing only twice per week if they can help it. In order to avoid oiliness and noticeably greasy hair at the roots, a dry shampoo will do wonders. Look for a dry shampoo like Rush and Brush that is keratin infused. Keratin is a protein that helps your hair growth cycle move faster, helping you regenerate hair and aiding your real hair in growing to the lengths you want it to be. You should also look for a dry shampoo that is paraben free, chloride free, and sulfate free—basically free of any “filler” ingredients that make the product potentially damaging to color treated hair and extensions. Finally, look for a dry shampoo that is talc free so there is no visible white residue on darker hair.
Heat & Shine Treatment Spray
If your clients will be heat styling their hair extensions, they should care for them the same way they would their real hair. In order to keep extensions healthy, you can offer a heat treatment spray that’s intended for application prior to heat styling. This will lock in the cuticle and leave it less vulnerable to heat damage.
Leave In Conditioner
As your clients care for their tape in hair extensions, they’ll want to shampoo and condition their hair less than they would if they didn’t have extensions. The bonding tape that secures tape in hair extensions can wear down and fall off if you over-wash. It’s important to use dry shampoo and conditioner during this time. Leave in conditioner will allow your clients to repair damaged hair while they have their extensions in. Some women will use hair extensions to give their hair a break from heat styling, giving them more of a satisfactory style via length and weight without curling or straightening. Leave in conditioner is a great complement to this process.
Hair Extension Shampoo
Of course, every 3-4 days your clients will want to shower and wash their hair. Depending on their oiliness, their hair may be noticeably greasy or stringy. When they do shower, they should be sure to use a gentle shampoo that’s specially formulated for hair extensions. Be sure to offer a lightweight and gentle formula.
The brush that your clients use while they have tape in hair extensions is very important. We recommend a wet to dry detangling brush to provide gentle detangling of real hair and extensions. Your clients will feel comfortable brushing from the roots of your tape bonds to the tip without tearing them out.
Offering Great Products for Hair Extensions
Your clients need to take care of their new hair extensions, especially tape in varieties, and you should give them the ability to do so by providing a number of hair extension care products. The best time to make a sale with these products is during or after direct application of hair extensions when the client is excited about their new look and cares most about making it last.
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