Hair Extension Maintenance Costs

Just like your own hair, your hair extensions also undergo chemical and heating procedures to give you that runway hairstyle you need, whether it be blonde curls, sleek and straight black, or silver ash beach waves. And so, like with your own hair, your hair extensions also need their own tender loving care.

In today's article, we'll discuss hair extension maintenance costs using our best products here at Zala!

Shampoo and Conditioner

The most basic part of any hair care routine is shampoo and conditioner. Of course, your hair extensions need to be shampooed and conditioned as well.

Hair extension shampoos and conditioners are specially designed to protect your hair extensions and keep them in good condition to prolong their use. In the case of Zala’s Smooth Talker Conditioner and Froth on You Shampoo, they're safe to use for both your natural hair and your hair extensions.

You only need to shampoo and condition your hair extension every two weeks if you use them daily or once every two to three months if you use them sparingly, so your $12 on each could easily last you a year or so.


To keep the frizz away and the shine remaining, it's best to use a special treatment on your hair extensions after washing your hair.

Get that boost of confidence with the silky glamor of your hair extensions after gently rubbing a small amount of Zala’s Revive Me Hair Extensions Treatment. Just spray it on your palm, apply it to your hair, and let it air dry. And because you only need to use it sparingly, your $19.99 for 60ml will surely go a long way.


If there's one thing that hair extensions can't do, unlike your natural hair, it's that your hair extensions don’t grow again or repair themselves. This means that without proper care and maintenance, hair extensions will inevitably get dry over time.

To combat this, hydrating masks, like Zalaplex's Hair Extension Hydrating Mask available for $19.99 for 150ml, are formulated to restore moisture to hair extensions from the cuticle cellular level.

Although not necessary, hydrating your hair extensions after shampooing and conditioning them will also prolong their lifespan. You just have to apply the mask to the damp hair extensions and then let it sit for about 20 minutes before you wash it off.


You’re already a step or two further than necessary by now, so what’s one more step into making your hair extensions a long-term investment? Now that you’ve also revived and hydrated your hair extensions, you could also consider toning the color of your hair extensions back to life. 

If your hair extensions have become brass-colored instead of a beautiful blonde, a toning shampoo that can neutralize the yellow tones, such as Zala’s Cool Down Hair Extension Shampoo, can work wonders. 

Conversely, Zala’s Warm Up Toning Enhancer brings out as many golden hues on your hair extensions’ color as you’d like. When using both, it’s important to try them out on a small piece of hair extension first so you can check if you’d like the resulting hair color.

You have to note that while they are both used for toning,Cool Down Hair Extension Shampoo is a shampoo and therefore must be diluted into a sinkful of water first. This is where you dip your hair extensions for an even tone and then air-dry it afterward. 

Meanwhile, the Warm Up Toning Enhancer is more similar to a conditioner. You can either apply it directly to your extension or dilute it with your Smooth Talker conditioner.

The Cool Down Hair Extension Shampoo costs $12.99 for 200ml, while the Warm Up Toning Hair Extension Enhancer costs $11.99 for 60ml. Since you only have to use them when your hair extensions need a color revamp, they could easily last you across multiple hair extensions.


Lastly, it's also very important to have a safe and proper spot for your hair extensions.

You should store your hair extensions somewhere they won’t get damaged or tangled. Functional and chic, Zala’s Silky Storage Pouch is perfect for storing your hair extensions. It's also very handy for when you want to bring your extensions to your trips.

At $18.99, you can comfortably fit your hair extensions in this cute pouch regardless of their length.

Conclusion: Hair Extension Maintenance Costs

All in all, you should expect to shell out over a hundred dollars to complete all these hair extension maintenance must-haves. 

This may seem like a lot, but remember, you don't have to buy them in one go. You can prioritize the shampoo, conditioner, and pouch first and then purchase the rest depending on your need. Besides, spending this much so you’d have your hair extensions in good condition to up to a year or two longer instead of buying new ones every few months is a pretty good return for your investment.

Interested in learning more about hair extensions? Check out our other articles here on the Zala blog!

January 25, 2021
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