When it comes to discovering cool hair products, there’s no better place to find them than at hair trade shows like The Extend Event. The virtual hair extension extravaganza, which took place this past weekend, was the place to be for any hairstylists looking to level up their extension game.
Not to mention, 14 of the industry’s top hair extension brands came together online to share (and sell!) their best-selling products, chat with hair lovers, and provide one-of-a-kind education to extension newbies. Of course, we got all the tea on which products are actually worth purchasing.
Here, see the hair products that came highly recommended from the extension experts at the virtual event.
Joico Defy Damage Pro-Series 1 Bond Protecting Spray
Shield hair from chemical damage with this ultra-dry bond protectant spray from Joico. It promises five times stronger hair and 80% less hair breakage. Not to mention, you’ll get greater and even color deposits.
“The Joico Defy Damage Pro-Series 1 has become a must for me when it comes to custom coloring extension work. This is the next generation of bond building and it’s actually a bond protecting spray. What you’re going to get out of this is so many benefits before you even start to color the hair because you’re protecting the hair prior to the chemical service. It’s super easy to use. Just give the can a good shake and spray down the hair extension strip. Once you’ve done that, just kind of brush or comb through to evenly distribute the product. What you’ll notice is a nice, shiny finish to the hair.”
hairtalk Instant Beaded Row
Your weft extension application just got a whole lot easier thanks to hairtalk’s Instant Beaded Row. It saves time by applying a foundational row of pre-sewn silicone beads in just 10-15 minutes. Each row comes in two width options ( 5 inch and 11inch) as well as three shades to match the weft.
“This takes the classic beaded row and it does all the hard work for you. For those of you who are used to sewing your own base row, this is a game-changer. This is going to be where you save a lot of your time and you are able to fit in more clients behind the chair because of this awesome innovation. It features all of your anchor knots — every bead — as well as the thread, which is made of nylon, between each bead. So, all you have to do is pull the hair through the bead, rather than clamping it down and sewing through each of them.”
—April Allen, hairtalk Master Educator
Colour Reset Colour Remover
Never worry about a hair coloring mishap again with Colour Reset. This colour remover kit safely removes all artificial colour in just three easy steps. In addition, this product leaves your hair in such amazing condition that you can even re-color your hair on the same day!
“The most fabulous thing I find about Colour Reset is that you can apply it in any way that you feel comfortable. The reason being is that it has no effect on the natural hair. It contains no bleach and no ammonia, but it does contain the lovely argan oil which just makes the hair super soft.”
—Sarah Jane O’Brien, Colour Reset Educator
Donna Bella Hair Coloring Mat
Turn any space into a salon-quality coloring station with Donna Bella’s hair coloring mat. This portable mat features a clip that can hold one full pack of extensions in place at a time. It’s color, heat, and bleach resistant and super easy to clean.
“I love how this color mat grips the hair really well, so even when I’m putting pressure on and applying color, the hair extension is staying locked up underneath. It’s just so much easier to color on these mats. I’ve colored so much hair on these mats and there’s never a stain — it washes right off. It’s super easy to clean and store, so I just love them!”
Aquage Uplifting Foam
Give your hair a boost with this Aquage uplifting foam spray. This light hold styling foam can be applied to wet or dry hair and adds body and bounce to lifeless hair.
“I prime with the Aquage Uplifting Foam before I do any kind of thermal set. It’s a weightless, volume-building foam. You can use it as a root pump or an all-over volumizing mousse. It perfectly seals the cuticles and preps the hair to appliance strength level 5 from the get-go, so that’s going to give you a strong base of support.”
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