It is not uncommon for your hair extensions to feel dry, especially from the mid-shaft to the ends of your hair, this is because your natural scalp oils are unable to reach this portion of the hair extensions.
Below are some natural remedies that help to infuse moisture into dry hair extensions, but DO NOT use these treatments or oils directly on the hair extension attachment located near your scalp. These remedies can break down the hair extension attachment, i.e. keratin bonds, i-tips, and tape-in hair extensions. I would also avoid using them on pull-thru and beaded sew-in hair extensions since it may cause them to slip out of your hair.
I recommend using the treatments from the mid-shaft of the hair extensions to the ends of the hair extensions. If you do not use hair extensions, you may love these recipes, and you can use them from roots to ends.
Oil your extensions with almond oil that has been used for centuries to infuse moisture into the hair. Almond oil is filled with nutrients contains fatty acids, and is high in vitamin E. It will make your hair extensions supple, shiny, and more manageable.
How To Use:
Wash your hair extensions with your favorite shampoo, towel dry, and apply a small amount of almond oil from mid-shafts to the ends of the hair extensions. Leave-in hair for at least 6 hours, and then shampoo.
You can use this natural remedy two times per month, especially in the dry winter months.
Aloe Vera & Coconut Oil
This mix will restore the hair extensions' natural PH balance, and it is also a protein treatment. I do not recommend using other types of store-bought protein treatments, but this natural remedy will leave your hair extensions smooth, and help to close the hair cuticle to promote shine and manageablity.
How To Use:
In a bowl mix two tablespoons of organic coconut oil, with four tablespoons of aloe vera gel (adjust amounts based on hair length and density.). Mix well.
Wash hair with your favorite sulfate-free shampoo, towel dry, and apply the mix to damp hair. Leave in hair for five to six hours, then shampoo without conditioning. You will find your hair extensions are super shiny, and alive.
Use this once or twice per month, do not use if you have a keratin treatment in your hair since this could lead to damage due to too much protein.
I just love this natural mask, but it does contain protein, so limit the use of hair extensions. I would suggest using this if your hair extensions are extremely dry, potentially only one time per month.
In a bowl mix 5 tablespoons of plain yogurt, 3 tablespoons of honey, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil. You may need to blend this mix in a food processor, or blender. Honey is the ultimate humectant which locks in moisture, yogurt adds protein which strengthens damaged hair, and olive oil is filled with vitamin E.
Wash hair with sulfate-free shampoo, I use hot water to open the hair cuticle, towel dry your hair, and apply from mid-shafts to ends. Leave the mask in your hair for up to three hours, and wash without conditioning.
This mix helps with dry ends, brittle hair, hair elasticity, and overall extension health.
Limit use to one time per month, and do not use if you have a keratin treatment in your hair.
Overnight Hair Treatment
Cover the bottom of a saucepan with olive oil, heat extra virgin olive until it begins to sizzle, remove from heat and allow to cool. While the oil is cooling, shampoo the hair with hot water to allow the hair cuticle to open, and accept treatment. Towel dry your hair with a wide tooth comb or wet brush.
Once the oil is warm, apply from mid-shafts to ends, avoiding the hair extension attachment area. Use a wide toothcomb to evenly distribute the olive oil. The warm oil will immediately permeate into the hair extensions, and seals in moisture. Depending on the dryness of your hair; you can sleep with the hair overnight in a plastic cap, or wash it out after a few hours.
Tip: If you fear getting the oil near the hair extension attachment, place your hair in a low ponytail, and apply the oil to the ponytail only.
Wash your hair thoroughly, dry, and style. The shine will be amazing! Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, vitamins A and E,
Overnight Treatment Overhaul
For extremely dry hair extensions! My Italian mother used this treatment on my hair in my younger years, and I swear it is why my hair is still healthy. As a hair stylist, I have tortured my hair, and this treatment saved my hair and scalp.
As for hair extensions; do not use this protein treatment in conjunction with a keratin treatment, avoid the hair extension attachment area, and use it once or twice a month.
In a mixing bowl, crack two egg yolks, and mix with olive oil. If the treatment is too thick, add some water. You will be applying this to damp hair which will help spread it.
Wash hair with your favorite shampoo, towel dry, and apply mixture from mid-shafts to ends. Distribute with a toothcomb. Or you can apply only to a low ponytail to avoid the scalp area.
Cover with a plastic cap, and keep in your hair for two hours. Shampoo hair, and do not condition. If your hair has an egg odor, use your favorite scented leave-in treatment. I love IGK Good Behavior Shine Spray, it smells delicious.
Your hair extensions will be restored, bouncy, shiny, and revived.
As previously mentioned, please beware of not using these remedies on the hair extension attachment. You can also use the treatment on hair extensions that are ready for move-up. Take your hair home, and use one of the above remedies, you will have more control when hair extensions are not present in your hair.
Please let us know if you have a favorite natural hair remedy, or if you try any of these recipes by commenting below.
Hair Extensions Background
At Noelle Salon, they evaluate your natural hair, and listen to the client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. They use human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and they have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using the Veila Pull-thru method with the Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used. You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out and explore the possibilities.