As you all know I got hair extensions about 2 weeks ago. The brand is called HairTalk and they told me I should only use the shampoo & conditioner specifically made for these extensions. So I went and spent $60 on the shampoo & conditioner, and I am having some major issues with these products. The shampoo is okay, although I feel like I have to use a lot. The conditioner however, is a leave in which I didn't actually realise until I read the instructions 5 mins before jumping in the shower. I absolutely LOATHE leave in conditioner to begin with but this stuff just makes my hair feel so so heavy, it makes it matt and knot constantly, and it makes my hair go so unbelievably greasy that within 24 hours it looks like I haven't washed my hair in a month, my scalp looks like I have dandruff because the leave in conditioner creates massive build up, my scalp is soo itchy ALL.THE.TIME that I can't stop scratching it!
But what I wanted to know is, do you think it really does matter if I use a regular shampoo & conditioner? The hairdressers told me explicitly not to use anything other than their own products, but I have spoken to a friend with extensions and she said she just uses whatever and it's fine.
Has anyone ever had a situation like this? I am so so tempted to use my usual salon shampoo & conditioner but I'm scared. I don't know what could possibly happen if I do, but I don't really want to somehow destroy my $500+ hair by using the wrong products.
Please please please help me if you can!