Best Shampoo For Tape-In Hair Extensions

by ABBEY WILSON / MAR 28, 2024

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    Its crucial to use the correct aftercare products on Tape in extensions to keep them looking and feeling their best, maintain their longevity and protect them from environmental damage. In todays blog we are going to explain how using the incorrect shampoo can negatively impact the quality of your Tapes and how to correctly wash them and which shampoo is the best for this permanent extension method.

    Understanding The Needs Of Tape-In Hair Extensions

    Tapes are a permanent hair extension method used to add length, thickness or both to natural hair. Their lightweight and discreet structure makes them suitable for all hair types and super quick and easy to apply, its no wonder they are one of the most popular extension methods! They are attached to the hair by sandwiching a thin slice of your own hair between two sticky tape extensions made from gentle medical grade adhesive that’s loosened on removal with a special oil-based tape remover solution. Due to their delicate composition they require gentle cleansing products and correct aftercare to prevent interference with adhesive which can cause slippage or damage. Find out everything you need to know about Tape hair extensions right here!

    How To Care For Tape In Hair Extensions

    Gentle Cleansing

    Sulphates and alcohol can be found in plenty of shampoos as they are very effective in removing dirt, sebum and product buildup however, they are harsh cleansing ingredients that can be damaging to hair extensions. Not only can these ingredients dry the hair out but they also weaken the strength of the sticky adhesive on the tape extension attachments which can cause them to fall out or slip down. Always opt for sulphate and alcohol-free hair products, sulphate free shampoo’s use gentler cleansing alternatives that still effectively clean the hair without compromising the extension quality.

    Nourishing Formulas

    Deep moisture shampoo ingredients

    As human hair extensions have been removed from their natural root, they no longer have access to the vital nutrients they need from the scalp to survive and ingredients such as sulphates further remove these natural oils from the hair leaving it feeling brittle, weak and dehydrated. Ingredients such as Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Rice Proteins and Argan Oil are powerhouses when it comes to deep nourishment and rehydrating the hair, which is super important for Tape hair extensions as they need it the most! Our entire Quench The Thirst Haircare Collection is dedicated to deeply moisturising hair extensions, with Shea Butter being the key ingredient of each product to help maintain the quality and longevity of all human hair extension types. Explore the collection here!

    Deep moisture hair care range products

    Best Shampoo For Tape In Extensions

    Cliphair’s Quench The Thirst – Deep Moisture Shampoo For Hair Extensions

    Deep moisture shampoo infographics

    Our deep moisture shampoo is designed especially for human hair extensions, to gently remove impurities and product build up without drying the hair out or degrading the bonds. Its packed with powerful nourishment heroes such as Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil which all work to soften, rehydrate and protect the life span of tape-in hair extensions. What makes it better than other sulphate free shampoos? Unlike other varieties that can need 2-3 washes to properly clean the hair, our sulphate free shampoo produces an abundant lather on the first wash meaning less product is needed and the hair is faster to clean! Used by many of our trade professionals, the deep moisture shampoo is fast becoming one of our best-selling haircare products, see the results for yourself!

    How To Wash Tape In Hair Extensions

    Using the right products is only half of the story when it comes to washing tape hair extensions, the other important factor is the process of how you wash them. For an in-depth explanation of how to wash hair extensions, see our dedicated blog. For a quick step by step, follow the instructions below and you cant go wrong 😊

    • Never wash your hair extensions upside down over the bath or sink. This can cause matting which can lead to damage to your own hair and hair extensions. Always wash with the water directed towards the ends with the head upright or laid back in a professional wash basin.
    • Avoid applying conditioner directly to the tape attachments as this can loosen the adhesive and causing slipping.
    • Make sure to wash and rinse thoroughly in between the tape in extension tabs to remove all impurities and product build up.
    • Don’t over wash your Tapes as this will decrease their lifespan. One to two times per week is plenty to keep your hair and extensions clean and healthy.
    • After Shampooing, always finish with conditioner or a deep conditioning mask every other wash.
    • Never sleep with wet hair extensions.

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    Proper care for tape-in hair extensions is crucial for maintaining their quality and longevity. Using sulphate and alcohol-free shampoos, such as our Quench The Thirst Deep Moisture Shampoo, ensures gentle cleansing without compromising the extensions quality or durability. Follow our recommended washing techniques to keep your Tapes looking and feeling their best. Ready to elevate your haircare routine? Try our specialized shampoo today and experience the difference in tape-in hair extensions care.

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