Whether you want beautiful beachy waves for your summer holiday or you want longer locks for your summer wedding and honeymoon, there are a few things that you will need to do to keep your hair extensions in great condition.
During the summer months, there’s a good chance that you will be spending time outside by the pool or in the waves at the beach, which means that your new hair extensions are going to be exposed to the elements.
Here are a few tips verified from EH Hair Extensions specialist that will ensure your hair extensions will be protected and cared for during the summer months.
Hair Extension Care During the Summer Months
1. Hop under some running water after your swim
To prevent the chlorine or sea salt from drying out and damaging your hair, rinse your hair using clean water as soon as you can after your swim.
2. Keep an eye on the clock
While the pool might be inviting when it’s really hot outside, be sure to watch the clock. Spending too much time in water that contains chlorine can start to wear down the adhesive on your tapes.
3. Use a leave-in conditioner
If you’re worried about your extensions getting damaged, have a leave-in hair conditioner handy to give your extensions some extra protection. Just be sure to not leave it on your roots or your extensions could slip.
4. Try a UV defence spray too
For some added protection against the harsh rays of the sun, you could also apply a UV defence spray to your hair. Again, keep the product away from your bonds to prevent your hair extensions from slipping.
5. Messy buns are a no-go
What you don’t want to do is tangle your hair and while a messy bun might be your go-to hairstyle in the summer, it’s not going to do you any good when you have hair extensions, particularly if your hair will be exposed to the sun and chlorine. Loose braids are the best options for keeping your hair out of your face.
Keep in mind that the more time you spend in the sun, the more likely it is that your extensions will start to lighten, which is why it’s best to protect your hair as much as possible. A lightweight serum will also help to keep any frizz at bay.
Will My Extensions Last Through the Summer?
This is all dependent on the type and quality of the hair extensions you’ve selected and how you care for them.
On average, tape hair extensions and bond keratin systems last the longest and in most cases, the hair can be reused. Top hair experts such as EH Hair Extensions only uses Remy extensions which are made from 100% human hair, meaning they last a lot longer than synthetic hair extensions.
Speak to your stylist about how to care for your extensions and what maintenance plan you should follow to keep your extensions and your natural hair looking great.