Hair Extension Oil Treatment

What's the best hair extension oil treatment?

The best hair extension oil treatment is the one that contains plant based oils - that's the shortest and sweetest answer.

Hmm, you probably want a bit more information, so let's get to the details.

Oils that are great for your human hair extensions are essentially plant based oils and butters such as: 

  • almond (sweet almond oil is high in vitamin E)
  • argan (either in a mixed or unmixed form)
  • avocado
  • castor
  • cocoa
  • coconut (a super affordable oil, yay!)
  • jojoba (which acts like natural oil (sebum) found on the scalp)
  • olive
  • rosehip
  • shea

All of these oils are absorbed by the hair to different extents and can help your hair extensions remain healthy looking.

Hair Extension Oil Treatment... Jojoba Oil

A popular oil is Jjojoba oil because it's very similar to the natural oil found on our scalps called sebum.

Much like sebum, jojoba oil (pronounced hoh-hoh-buh) actually gets inside the hair so helps to lubricate the hair - which means it helps prevent the hair being brittle and therefore prone to breakage.

In addition to lubricating, jojoba oil (much like sebum) will also help seal in moisture and reduce moisture loss - because dried out hair, is not only prone to brittleness and breakage but also becomes frizzy and wiry - and nobody spends money on human hair extension only to have them look like brillo pads!

All in all, if you're looking for a good human hair extension oil treatment, then jojoba oil should definitely be one on the list.

Hair Extension Oil Treatment... Argan Oil

This not-so-new-kid on the block has proved popular and successful...not bad for something that's only been in wide commercial use since around 2008 

It's a nut-based oil which hails from the far away land known as Morocco - OK, OK, Morocco is only far away if you live in a place far from Morocco - (but we were going for the whole mystical feel and got carried away... far, far away hee hee)

Anyway it's from Morocco, from the again tree and due to its high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, argan oil can increase hair elasticity and restore shine and both of these abilities make argan oil a great choice as an oil treatment for human hair extensions.

Hair Extension Oil Treatment... Coconut Oil

Hair extension oil treatment - coconut oil

Yep, that's right, good ol' coconut oil; you didn't really think there'd be a guide about hair oils and it wouldn't include coconut oil, did you?

You might say we've saved the best 'til last, because we kinda have; coconut oil is definitely one of the best oils for human hair extensions and human hair in general.

What makes coconut oil such a good choice for hair extension oil treatment? Well, it contains lauric acid which does an amazing job at softening hair. 

Not only that, you can use coconut oil as a daily styling oil, a detangling oil, a pre-wash oil treatment as well as a post wash conditioning treatment - Yes, you read that right: you can smooth a pea-size amount of oil onto the ends wet hair extensions and allow to air dry for super soft hair that doesn't look or feel greasy - how great is that?

One last thing about using a hair extension oil treatment

We've said it in other articles and we'll say it here too, if your hair extensions are attached using glue then keep oil away from the attachment area.

Oil of any kind can be used as a hair extension glue remover, so it's best to keep any hair oil treatments away from any glued areas of your hair extensions.

That's a quick walk through of the best kind of hair extension oil treatment - nice, easy and totally non-greasy!

You can check out other questions and guides in the Hair Extensions Q&A section and you can keep up to date with the next guide about hair extensions, wigs and hair pieces when you join our blog - no personal info required - yay!

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