What Is the Best Shampoo for a Hair Weave?

by Kristi M

Now that you have your gorgeous hair weave you are wondering, “What is the best shampoo for a hair weave?” Fortunately, you have options when it comes to the best shampoo for a hair weave. Specific high quality salon shampoos are recommended for the care and maintenance of a hair weave.

Types

Keep in mind, not all salon quality shampoos are recommended for hair weaves. The best salon shampoo brands for a hair weave are Sebastian, Redken, Biolage and Nexxus. While these high quality salon shampoos are available at most hair salons, many of them are also available at drugstores and stores like Target and Walmart.

Facts

The most common hair weaves are made from wefted hair extensions. These hair extensions are held together with a band of fine threads. Most hair weaves are machine wefted in fine, medium or heavy weights. Despite using the best shampoo for your hair weave, losing pieces of hair or shedding is normal during hair washing. Slight hair weave slippage and loosening of curl are also normal occurrences that may also result from hair washing.

Features

The best shampoos for your hair weave do not contain harsh detergents, but rather gentle ingredients that are safe for your hair weave. The shampoos provide deep moisturization for both the hair weave and the scalp. Sebastian offers a laminates shampoo, which is a polishing shampoo that will give the hair weave a surface shine. Nexxus Therappe shampoo is specifically formulated to nourish and protect hair from damaging chemicals, sunlight and pollution. Biolage is renowed for its fusion of “Matrix science and customized botanicals” that rejuvenate hair naturally. Redken All Soft Shampoo contains Silk-Luxe Complex: gold camelina, avocado oil, olive oil and silk amino acid for softness, replenishment and hair strength.

Function

Use one of the recommended salon quality shampoos and wash your scalp and hair weave in the shower. Keep the hair hanging loose. Distribute shampoo evenly throughout the hair gently. Do not scrub, rub or bunch the hair together. Condition your hair with anyone of the recommended (shampoo) brand conditioners, as they all have a good crème base. Gently pat extra water from your hair and apply a good spray leave on conditioning product to freshen your hair between washing. Do not use plain water. Let your hair air dry whenever possible and allow the hair to dry completely before going to bed. Never sleep with wet or damp hair and use witch hazel (a mild stringent) on the scalp in between washings.

Warning

Avoid using low-quality shampoos, as these contain more detergents that will dry out the weave. The best way to extend the life of a hair weave is to maintain the weave hair with proper care.

About the Author

Kristi Maloney is a freelance writer with over 10 years of technical writing experience. Her reports were reviewed by NASA and the US Pentagon. In 2008, she was a ghostwriter for an online business owner. Most recently, she was a ghostwriter and a copywriter for a cookbook author. She is a graduate of Fitchburg State College with a BA in English/Professional Writing.