It is important to use shampoos that are safe for virgin hair and will not dry them out. In this post, we’ll provide you with ingredients to avoid when choosing a shampoo.
Sulfates Are The Enemy Of Virgin Hair Extensions
Most commercial shampoos contain sulfates, which are ingredients that strip the natural oil from the hair. For natural, growing hair, this is tolerable because your scalp will produce more oils. Obviously, this isn’t the case with virgin hair extensions. When your bundles become dry and brittle they are more susceptible to breakage, difficult to style, and tangle much more easily. Therefore avoid shampoos that contain:
- Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Myreth Sulfate (the mildest form of sulfate)
- TEA Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate, Sulfur
- TEA Dodecylbenzene
- Selenium Sulfides,
- any other ingredients that end in sulfate, sulfonate, or sulfide
Instead, choose natural/organic shampoos that are sulfate-free and contain moisturizing oils like almond or coconut. Some shampoos will even say that they are “safe for virgin hair extensions” which is the only way to be 100% sure.