9 Best Shampoo for Hair Weaves: Keep Those Extensions Looking Fresh

One of the ways to keep your weaves shiny and nice is to take care of them using the proper products and regimen. Below, we will look at some of the best shampoo products that will nourish your weaves and keep them supple and durable. 

Woman Weaves Hair in Salon (Image Credit: Michael Kalimukwa)



The ORS OLIVE OIL SHAMPOO, which can be used as a neutralizing or clarifying shampoo, is made of natural elements such as olive oil, aloe vera and others, which provide moisture that keeps your weave steady glossy. This product is mild, and it can be used to cleanse, detangle and soften your weave. It also gets rid of build-up without stripping the hair of moisture. 

For best results, wet the weave thoroughly and apply a generous amount of product onto it, working a rich lather. Leave this for a few minutes, rinse and towel dry. 

The nourishing combination of olive oil and aloe vera leaves the weave looking rejuvenated and back to life. 

ORS OLIVE OIL SHAMPOO is produced by Namasté Laboratories, who is dedicated to providing solutions for damaged hair and skin. They are a leading brand in the natural beauty industry, largely because their products actually work and they are at the forefront when it comes to meeting consumer demands. Their products provide healing and protection for all kinds of hair, restoring it to a healthier state. 

ORS Olive Oil Moisture Restore Creamy Aloe Shampoo
ORS Olive Oil Moisture Restore Creamy Aloe Shampoo (Image: Amazon)


Manufactured by Giovanni cosmetics, the Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo uses a combination of botanical oils such as peppermint, rosemary and Eucalyptus to reduce dryness and enhance shine to hair and weaves. It can be used on all manner of weaves, straight, curly, wavy, or coily, as it produces the same result irrespective of hair type. 

To get the best out of this product, massage onto wet weave and rinse. It is a triple-action product, as it strengthens, conditions and clarifies your weave, leaving It shiny and glossy.

The parent company, GIOVANNI cosmetics, established in 1979, is a forerunner in the beauty industry, creating a range of hair care products, covering shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments and styling products for all hair kinds and types. They swear by the unique nature of their products, as they are all sourced from natural materials, are color-safe, and vegan-friendly. This has made them a leader in the otherwise very competitive industry for over 40 years. 

GIOVANNI Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo, 8.5 Oz
GIOVANNI Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo, 8.5 Oz (Image: Amazon)


The OGX NOURISHING COCONUT MILK SHAMPOO has as its main ingredients a blend of coconut milk, egg whites, and coconut oil, which nourishes the weaves, returning it to its original strength and texture.

After use, weaves are seen to be super soft and shiny, with the rich tropical scents of coconut, leaving the user daydreaming of the tropics. This scent has been described by users as next to heaven

This nourishing shampoo works on all hair types: fine, straight, frizzy or curly, and it is perfect for everyday use.

The product is sulfate and paraben-free. To use, apply generously to wet weave and massage into a lather, end to end, then rinse. For best results, it is advised that the user follows up with a hydrating conditioner, to maintain the shiny and smooth nature of the weave.

Michael Kalimukwa as a beauty brand is fueled by originality. Hence, their products are markedly different from others, as can be seen in the exotic nature of their ingredients, down to the shape and nature of their packaging. They have a wide range of shampoo and conditioners which are 100% safe because they are sulfate and paraben-free.

OGX Nourishing + Coconut Milk Shampoo, 13 Ounce
OGX Nourishing + Coconut Milk Shampoo, 13 Ounce (Image: Amazon)


Constant manipulation such as styling and chemical treatments are known factors that cause damage and break down the texture of weaves. The Nexxus THERAPPE Ultimate Shampoo promises to restore the fibers, especially where they are dried out.

Using a unique blend of caviar and protein complex, the product locks in moisture, in order to reveal the smoothness of the weave, restoring its natural movement. It is lightweight and doesn’t weigh the weave down, allowing it to retain flexibility and suppleness.

Created using advanced scientific methods, the Nexxus shampoo is made with a silicone-free formula that has been severely tested and proven to be highly effective. To use, apply the shampoo to the already wet weave, work lather, and rinse. It is usually advised to follow up with a conditioning treatment and/or the Nexxus Humectress Hair Masque for a deeper treatment.

Nexxus was founded by Jheri Redding in 1979, under the parent body Unilever. This is a pioneer brand in creating salon crafted hair care products, and they boast of the best cutting edge technology, drawing inspiration from nature’s best ingredients. They employ only the use of experts, who identify the protein needs of hair types and recommending the best combination of ingredients to deliver the desired results. Basically, they are known to interpret the latest trends into unique and innovative products, making them a force to be reckoned with in the beauty industry.

Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Shampoo 44 Fl. Oz. New York Salon Care Replenishing System
Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Shampoo 44 Fl. Oz. New York Salon Care Replenishing System (Image: Amazon)


This strengthening shampoo is a product of Pureology, the king of sulfate-free vegan products. Suitable for all hair types, including color-treated and damaged hair, it restores damaged weaves while retaining and improving its color, giving it a velvety finish.

Its major characteristic is the removal of residue and product buildup, resulting in soft, supple, and shiny hair. This is as a result of astaxanthin, which is a strong oxidant used for repair, combined with keravis, ceramide and arginine to make up the amazing Pureology Strengthening shampoo.

To use, wet the hair or weave and apply a quarter-sized amount and lather. This would be best followed up with the Strength Cure Conditioner which is also vegan-friendly. This product boasts of a combination of scents, such as lavender, honey, peach and vanilla.

Pureology is known for their haircare range that protects and enhances color. They have a wide range of products from shampoos to conditioners and stylers, all sulfate-free and vegan-friendly. The company combines corn, coconut and sugar to create their cleaning and non-color stripping formula. All products are sourced from natural plant extracts and they make use of no animal products or by-products. All products come fortified with antioxidants and UVA/UVB sunscreen which is the secret to color retention. Their packaging also comes in recyclable material.

Pureology Strength Cure Strengthening Shampoo | For Damaged, Color Treated Hair | Sulfate-Free | Vegan | 33.8 oz.
Pureology Strength Cure Strengthening Shampoo | For Damaged, Color Treated Hair | Sulfate-Free | Vegan | 33.8 oz. (Image: Amazon)


This shampoo is deep cleansing and is best suited for greasy weaves, as it really cleans, but would dry out any other kind. Also, it is best used on wavy textures but can be adapted to any hair type as well. 

It leaves a sweet-smelling residue aroma when used. This Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Shampoo is made mainly from raw shea butter, with a unique blend of oils, such as Passiflora and Pistachio to produce a hydrating formula that also protects the weave from humid weather conditions they would ordinarily cause frizz and flyaways.

To use, apply to wet weave and work into a lather. For best results, follow with the Frizz Defense Conditioner.

SheaMoisture is a company that is uncompromising in its strict standard for Beauty products, enduring that they are safe and without harmful ingredients. That is why their products contain no parabens, mineral oil, formaldehyde, sulfate, phthalate or petroleum. Also, their products hav,e over the years, been tested on the SheaMoisture family for four generations counting, and not on animals, as the company is opposed to animal cruelty of any kind.

Raw Shea & Cupuacu by Shea Moisture Frizz Defense Shampoo 379ml
Raw Shea & Cupuacu by Shea Moisture Frizz Defense Shampoo 379ml (Image: Amazon)


A dry shampoo is basically that which is formed to reduce hair greasiness without the stress of having to wash or use water.  The BALMAIN dry shampoo is suited to absorb oil and cleanse your weaves, leaving a refreshing ‘just washed’ look, without you having to actually wash your hair. It can be used on all hair types, curly, wavy or straight, and is amazing for creating a matte-textured hair.

The best thing about this product is that it can also be used as a styling product, and it leaves behind the unique Balmain fragrance. The BALMAIN dry shampoo is perfect for the busy woman who may not have the time to routinely wash her weaves, as it is perfect for on the spot treatment. 

To use, shake and mist through fair from a distance of 10-12 inches, shake excess off and brush. It is one of the range of dry hair products from Balmain Paris Hair Couture, which includes the Balmain Hair Argan Moisturizing Elixir, Balmain hair volume conditioner, and Balmain Hair Leave-In Conditioning Spray, which can all be used alongside the Balmain dry shampoo for best results. 

Balmain Paris Hair Couture is a subsidiary of the parent company that seeks to satisfy luxury hair care needs, providing a wide range of products for hair care and styling. While being a part of the Balmain Paris fashion label, Balmain Paris Hair Couture has over 40 years of experience in delivering hair care needs and is one of the notable luxury haircare brands in the world. The company seeks to cater to the best hair in the world, that is why they offer a 6-month guarantee on all products. It’s hardly surprising that they are well embraced by stylists, influencers and celebrities all over the world. 

Balmain - Dry Shampoo - 10.14oz
Balmain – Dry Shampoo – 10.14oz (Image: Amazon)


The Big KIZZY Volumizing and Thickening Shampoo was specially formulated for thin, fragile hair and to meet the unique needs of hair extensions. It contains biotin and seven other vitamins, which are Marigold Flower Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice and Matricaria Flower Extract. This unique blend adds shine, nourish and strength especially to thin hair and weaves. 

The Full And Thickening Treatment strengthens and conditions hair, giving it the look and feel of being fuller. The same results apply to hair extensions and weaves, as it is also Keratin and color-safe. It is free of parabens and sulfates. 

The brain behind Big Kizzy Hair is stylist and entrepreneur Christopher Box who thought up the idea to keep up with the demanding needs of modern hairstyling services. Their products are created without silicone, sulfates or parabens and were not tested on animals. 

Big Kizzy F.A.T.T. Volumizing & Thickening Biotin Shampoo & Conditioner Set, Gentle Hair Care Hair Safe for Extensions Color Keratin Treatments, Strengthens & Nourishes Fragile Hair
Big Kizzy F.A.T.T. Volumizing & Thickening (Image: Amazon)

MATRIX Total Results Length Goals Sulfate – Free Shampoo For Extensions 

This product is a sulfate free shampoo that gently cleanses weaves and hair extensions, in order to maintain the beauty of the hair, and all without causing damage. With constant use, weaves and extensions are easy to detangle, smoother, and more conditioned to improve longevity. 

It can be used on all kinds of weaves, and you can expect it to produce the same result. It also leaves behind a heavenly scent, and because of the absence of sulfate, you don’t have to worry about hair color stripping away. 

The MATRIX brand is a leading haircare brand that seeks to provide unique professional hair care products to meet the needs of private users and hairdressers. It is a subsidiary of cosmetics giant L’Oreal and part of that company’s L’Oreal USA group.


MATRIX Total Results Length Goals Sulfate-Free Shampoo for Extensions, 10 Fl Oz
MATRIX Total Results Length Goals Sulfate-Free Shampoo for Extensions, 10 Fl Oz (Image: Amazon)

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