Do you ever get hair envy when you watch those shampoo adverts. You know, where the girls have silky, smooth hair that is so voluminous you consider a weave just so you can achieve the same look? Which begs the question why shouldn’t you get a weave? Indeed, hair extensions have so many benefits; they add volume, length and can even chemical free color options. Not to mention they can help you feel fabulous.

But what type of hair extensions should you get? Here at IDEAL we like tape-in hair extensions. They are exceptionally lightweight and so adaptable in your hair as you can barely feel the extensions when you brush over or wash them. Moreover, they are reusable – you simply tape them in and forget about them, until about 10-12 weeks later when its time to move them up. While tape hair extensions are easy to maintain, it’s important to use the right type of shampoo so they continue to feel soft, look shiny and last even longer. With this in mind, here’s our pick of 5 IDEAL shampoos for tape-in hair extensions. 

GLAM SEAMLESS,  PERFECTLY CLEAN EXTENSION PREP SHAMPOO

First things first, clarifying the hair is a necessary step before the application of tape-in hair extensions. This shampoo removes all oil and product buildup prior to application. It contains Kiwi acids that cleans and clarifies the hair, leaving it shiny and primed for hair extension application.

WALKER EXTENSION PREP SHAMPOO RESIDUE REMOVING AND CLARIFYING SHAMPOO FOR TAPE HAIR

Another prep shampoo (it’s all in the name). This one removes all tape, glue and hair product residue from your hair. Yep, the Walker Extension Prep Shampoo efficiently removes excessive oil and gluey grease from hair extensions allowing you to prep hair your hair for the next installation. 

CREME OF NATURE ARGAN OIL INTENSIVE CONDITIONING TREATEMENT

When you have hair extensions, it’s also important to keep your natural hair in tip top condition. This is an intensively deep conditioning treatment which deeply infuses the hair with moisture from the inside out. This conditioner not only hydrates your natural hair, it also strengthens it and prevents hair breakage.

ORGANIC COCONUT MILK SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

 

This shampoo is fantastic for your natural hair, keeping it healthy and in good condition underneath the extensions. Ultra whipped egg white proteins improves the strength and elasticity of the hair. The shampoo also contains coconut oil which hydrates our hair which produces soft, smooth and shiny hair. 

BALMAIN HAIR HUMAN EXTENSION CARE SHAMPOO

Alongside shampoo and conditioner it’s a good idea to use other products that will also help maintain your hair extensions. This is where Balmains product range comes in. Together with their shampoo and conditioner, a shine spray and  hair mask have been specially developed to give the extra nourishment that hair extensions require whilst keeping the natural hair in perfect condition

However, the only downfall is that the range is pretty expensive and according to many reviews, the shampoo pump is difficult to operate. That said, if you’re spending money on hair extensions, its probably worth splashing out on products that will maintain them properly.

 

 

 

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Rachel is the beauty and fashion director at IDEAL. She loves trying new products and is an avid fan of London's fashion, from the high end to the high street.