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What is the best shampoo and conditioner for hair extensions?


Unsure of what the best shampoos or conditioners are for your hair extensions? Read on, because hair extensions are just about giving you the hair of your dreams, they’re also an investment…everything you use on them is hair insurance!

In this blog, we'll tackle the following topics:

  • Best Shampoo & Conditioner For Straight/Wavy Hair
  • Best Shampoo & Conditioner For Curly Textured Hair
  • Weekly Hair Maintenance
  • Monthly Hair Maintenance
  • FAQ's

For Straight/Wavy Textured Hair (Every Day)

Our Inspire Hydrating Shampoo is the perfect companion for your straight or wavy textured hair! It leaves locks looking soft, shiny and full of natural vibrancy - keeping your hair extensions healthy and thriving along the way. 

Why This Shampoo Is Worth It:

  • Richly moisturizing French Argan Oil 
  • Buttery hydrators and frizz taming smoothing ingredients
  • Free of parabens, sulfates, and salts. 
  • Safe for color-treated hair
  • Designed for Straight to Wavy Hair

Enriched with Keratin and a unique blend of essential nutrients, our Inspire Deep Conditioner is specifically formulated to reconstruct strands, while restoring elasticity. 

Why This Conditioner Is Worth It:

  • Weightless conditioner
  • Rich in vitamins and free-radical scavenging antioxidants
  • Smoothes and tames
  • Richly moisturizing French Argan Oil
  • Strengthens dry and brittle hair

For Curly Textured Hair (Every Day)

Get the ideal combination of cleansing power, care, and curl enhancement with our Curly Hair Care Defining Shampoo that will enrich your every day look! The unique sulfate-free and paraben free formula gently cleanses color treated hair. Plus, it helps maintain those natural and beautiful curl patterns.

Why This Shampoo Is Worth It:

  • Curl retention boosting Avocado Oil 
  • Gently cleanses without stripping away oils and moisture
  • Nutrient rich Grapefruit Extract
  • Free of parabens, sulfates, and salts. 
  • Safe for color-treated hair
  • Designed for Curly Hair

Give your hair the care it deserves with our Curl Care Defining Conditioner! Our paraben and sulfate free formula is specifically crafted to soften, define, and nourish all curl types.

Why This Conditioner Is Worth It:

  • Curl retention boosting Avocado Oil 
  • Nutrient rich Grapefruit Extract
  • Maximum hydration of curls from roots to ends
  • Mirror-like shine and reduced frizz
  • Healthy scalp promoting botanical extracts

Deep Condition Hair Weekly

Keeping your hair healthy and shiny starts with your beauty routine; it’s important to deep condition your locks at least once a week. As to why our Inspire Deep Conditioner is fortified with Keratin and other key nutrients that help repair, rejuvenate and rebuild elasticity in damaged or dry hair to create healthier, more natural looking strands.

This Deep Conditioner Is Worth It:

  • Rich in fortifying keratin
  • Repairs, rejuvenates, rebuilds
  • Improved elasticity, bounce and shine
  • Lightweight and free of oils
  • Can be used on all hair types!

Clarify Your Hair Once A Month

If you're looking to keep your hair strong and healthy all year long, clarifying it once a month can make a big difference. Clarifying helps remove build ups of dirt and residue left behind by styling products as well as hard water. This build up can weigh the hair down, cause frizz and dull the overall look and feel of your locks.

With regular use, Perfect Locks Clarifying Shampoo will successfully remove any accumulations of hairsprays, mousses and other styling products, which would otherwise make your improved coif appear dull and lifeless.

Why This Clarifying Shampoo Is Worth It:

  • Deep cleans to remove build-up from hair and scalp
  • Natural cleansers: Sage, Cucumber and Witch Hazel Extracts
  • Gentle strips away everything from hairspray to oily sebum buildup
  • Restores shine and manageability

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why can’t I use just any shampoo and conditioner on hair extensions?

The reality about MOST shampoos and conditioners is that they are, well, not great for your hair and scalp. Sulfates, harsh surfactants, oil stripping ingredients and other chemicals create more problems for your hair than if you didn’t shampoo at all. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (or any ingredient ending -sulfate) is the worst culprit in robbing your hair of moisture and oils. You should ONLY ever use clean, natural, and gentle shampoo and conditioner on your own hair AND your hair extensions. If not? You are damaging them with every wash.

How often should I wash my hair extensions?

The answer varies depending on if your extensions are “permanently” installed (I.E. wefts, tape-ins, tips, etc.) or are simply clip-ins. Below are some general rules of thumb:

  • For beads, wefts, tape-ins, etc.: 3 to 4 times a week maximum and no less than once a week at a minimum.  
  • For clip-ins, halo’s: every 4th time you wear them.

Do your haircare products contain harmful ingredients?

Nope! Not only are our products specifically designed for hair extensions, wigs and hairpieces, but they contain clean and natural ingredients, beneficial hair and scalp oils and minerals. In fact when our hair arrives in California direct from temples in India, we use our shampoo and conditioner on it as part of our Triple Quality Check process.

What should I use during the day to keep my hair from getting dry and tangled?

Your hair extensions while they are REAL hair, they aren’t YOUR hair and because of that they aren’t attached to your scalp and can be keep healthy on their own with the beneficial oils your scalp produces. So what’s a girl to do? Leave-Ins! Leave-In Conditioners and hair oils impart rich, buttery hydration that keeps the cuticles healthy and the hair bathed in moisture. It’s especially important in the summer months when sun, wind and heat can quickly rob hair of moisture and photoage it with UV damage. Best of all, Leave-In Conditions and Oils help keep your hair frizz and tangle free so it’ll be more manageable. 

Priyanka Swamy, Founder of Perfect Locks LLC

Priyanka Swamy

Author and Founder of Perfect Locks LLC

Priyanka Swamy, the visionary founder of Perfect Locks LLC, is a passionate advocate for empowering women and promoting cultural diversity. With an unwavering commitment to ethical sourcing and quality craftsmanship, she redefined the hair extension market and created a supportive community that celebrates individuality. Priyanka's dedication to sustainability and social responsibility continues to inspire positive change within the industry. Her journey with Perfect Locks remains an inspiration, unlocking the true potential and confidence of countless individuals worldwide. Connect with Priyanka on Instagram and LinkedIn.

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