The Truth About Using Protein Hair Care Products with Extensions


Welcome to our Covet Sessions, where we dive into the world of hair care and provide you with expert advice for maintaining healthy, stunning hair extensions. In this Covet Session hosted by Covet & Mane Educator Sassy  Medchill, we explore the intriguing topic of protein in hair care products and its impact on extension maintenance. Join us as we debunk myths, share personal experiences, and guide you toward a balanced care routine that will keep your extensions looking fabulous for longer.


Are You Damaging Your Hair Extensions? The Hidden Culprit Revealed

When it comes to our hair extensions, we invest time, effort, and money to ensure they look flawless. However, there’s a common mistake many of us make without realizing it—using protein-based hair care products.


To shed light on this issue, Sassy shared her invaluable insights into the do’s and don’ts of incorporating protein into our hair extension routine. Prepare to be enlightened as we delve into the world of hair care and discover how protein can make or break your extensions.


Professional Treatments vs. Over-the-Counter Products

While professional treatments label as “strengthening” and”conditioning” have gained popularity, Sassy emphasizes that they should be reserved for in-salon use.


On the other hand, over-the-counter products such as shampoos, masks, and sprays tend to create a heavy coating on the extensions, leading to dryness and breakage over time.


The key is to let professionals handle protein treatments, as they can effectively penetrate the hair cuticle and provide the necessary care.

The Moisture Secret: Unlocking Healthy Extensions with Ceramides

While protein may pose challenges for extensions, Sassy introduces a hero ingredient—ceramides.


Unlike protein, ceramides focus on maintaining the moisture balance in the hair, making them ideal for extensions. These products work to preserve the hair’s health without overwhelming it with unnecessary protein.


By incorporating ceramide-based treatments into your routine, you can ensure that your extensions stay healthy, hydrated, and manageable.

Understanding the Fine Line: Repair vs. Addiction

When it comes to protein-based treatments, it’s crucial to differentiate between repairing damaged hair and developing an addiction to protein.


Sassy explains that individuals with dry or damaged hair might be tempted to rely on protein or keratin treatments. However, it’s essential to understand the purpose behind using these products.


Overusing protein can lead to adverse effects, causing the hair to become brittle and prone to breakage. Sassy advises a balanced approach to maintain hair health without over-repairing.


Finding Balance: Expert Tips for Hair Care Harmony

Sassy offers valuable advice for both professionals and clients alike.


Stylists are encouraged to experiment with different products to gain firsthand knowledge of their effects on various hair types and conditions. This way, they can provide tailored guidance to clients and help them select products that suit their specific needs. Sassy also emphasizes the importance of aligning the care routines for extensions and natural hair, simplifying the process for clients.


By setting realistic expectations and fostering open communication, professionals can ensure that clients feel confident and well-informed throughout their hair care journey.


Nurturing Beautiful Extensions: A Balance Between Care and Caution

Using protein-based hair care products with extensions requires careful consideration.


Thanks to Sassy’s insights, we now understand the potential pitfalls and how to maintain a healthy moisture balance for our extensions.


By educating ourselves and seeking professional guidance, we can make informed decisions and ensure that our extensions remain beautiful and long-lasting.


Remember, it’s all about finding the right balance, embracing healthy practices, and allowing our extensions to shine. Let’s prioritize the health of our extensions and enjoy the gorgeous results they bring.

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