Taking Care of Hair Extensions In The Summer

Published on 06/13/2018

Taking Care of Hair Extensions In The Summer

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It’s no secret that the summertime has a habit of wreaking havoc with the average hairstyle. Something that can count double for those with hair extensions.

The good news being that taking care of hair extensions in the summer doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. Assuming the hair extensions are real human hair extensions, they typically demand only the same care as your natural hair.

Nevertheless, there are a few helpful tips and tricks to bear in mind, in order to keep your hair extensions looking as good as possible in hot and humid weather.  Particularly if you plan on quite literally diving into the action this summer!


Avoid chlorinated water

While it’s not always possible to avoid chlorinated water, it’s a good idea to minimise exposure for the benefit of your hair extensions. Chlorine generally having a negative impact on both the texture and colour of hair extensions.


Wash your hair after swimming

If you do take a dip in a pool, it’s a good idea to limit the amount of time you spend in the water and give your hair extensions a good wash afterwards.  Ensure as much chlorine as possible is rinsed out of your hair as quickly as possible.


Use a leave-in conditioner

Seawater has the potential to be just as detrimental to hair extensions as chlorinated water. In both instances therefore, you might want to think about using a leave-in conditioner, which should be applied before taking a dip. This will often add an extra layer of protection that could make all the difference.


Avoid excessive UV exposure

The dangers of UV exposure are well documented, though we often forget to protect our hair. For obvious reasons, covering things up with a hat or scarf of some description is the best way to go. If this isn’t an option, invest in a high-quality UV defence spray to protect your hair from exposure to the sun.


Keep it loose

Stylists and experts are generally unanimous when it comes to preferable hairstyles for hair extensions in the summer. Put simply, it’s far better to go for a loose style than to opt for something like a messy bun or tight braids. The latter significantly increasing the likelihood of damage.


Be gentle

Given that your hair is going to be subject to a certain amount of punishment anyway, you might want to think about being a little gentler with your own everyday styling regime. From blow dryers to curlers to straighteners to styling products, be as caring and gentle as possible with your hair extensions to keep them in the best possible condition.


Accept the inevitable

Last but not least, given that real human hair has a habit of becoming lighter in colour when exposed to the sun, you can only expect the same from real human hair extensions. When human hair extensions lighten in the sun, it’s far from a sign of a quality defect. Just as with the rest of your natural hair, you can always dye your human hair extensions, should you wish to do so.

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