Hair extensions have no natural oil of their own so the correct products like shampoo and conditioner are very important. Hair extensions do not need a lot of product either. Adding too much product can weigh down the extensions and since they can not be washed every day you want there to be little product in them as possible.
- Good shampoo and conditioner are very important. You want a shampoo that will clean but not strip the hair. Use a clarifying and sulfate-free shampoo to remove sebum; this needs to be oil and acetone-free. Only a single use of a stripping/volumizing shampoo can damage the hair. Shampoo that is formulated for hair extensions is an excellent choice too. Shampoo and conditioners for color-treated hair are also great alternatives. They are gentlest to human hair.
- Clips, bobby pins, and hair bands – always have clips to hold the hair where needed. Clips come in all different sizes and shapes, be sure to get a variety of sizes and shapes. If you’re also styling the extensions you may need rubber bands or hair ties to style or also to keep the hair in place. Hair pins may be more for styling but are useful to have around; open and closed.
- A rat tail comb for sectioning and parting the tail and a good detangling brush.
- For Tape hair extensions, you will need a tape remover as well as a generous supply of tape tabs. Some technicians also choose to use pliers to really clamp/press the tapes together once installed.