We wanted to introduce our clients to a hair extension shampoo range that extended the lifespan of their hair extensions, kept them soft, silky and free from tangles and didn’t cause them to slide out.
We tested eight leading brands in the salon, it was almost like ‘tinder for hair extensions’ trying to find a perfect match. We swiped left on every single brand except 1; Neäl & Wølf.
No Harmful Silicones, Sulfates or Parabens
The Neäl & Wølf Ritual range came up top marks for all the above and more. With many supposed ‘sulfate free’, silicone free and paraben free shampoos designed for hair extensions, the ingredients in other brands contain a high amount of harmful silicone which can make hair extensions dull and lifeless over time.
Then there is the ‘oil problem’. With many brands choosing heavy oils such as argan oil as their main moisturising ingredient, we found our clients were losing too many hair extensions. The oil causes the polymers to break down in the bonds and this can cause shedding, a total nightmare when your client has just invested in her new hair extensions.
Neäl & Wølf Ritual shampoo is perfect for hair extensions because it uses hydrolysed silk proteins as the main moisturising ingredient. These silk proteins prevent the bonds from breaking down whilst leaving the hair soft, silky and moisturised.
No Drying or Matting
Finally, the luxury range doesn’t contain any sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). Trichologists refer to these ingredients as foaming agents or ‘sulfate nasties’. So we didn’t have to worry about our clients hair extensions drying out, matting or breaking on the ends.
The brand comes in beautifully designed packaging and a range of stunning colours that our clients love. If you are looking for a tried and tested hair extension shampoo then Neäl & Wølf has been our trusted favourite for half a decade, the ultimate in affordable luxury.
For more information on hair extensions and aftercare: www.thehairalchemist.co.uk