7 Essential Tips for Summer Hair Care
Want to take your summer hair care to the next level?
Extensions can be affected by the heat, humidity, and UV rays at this time of year, leading to damage and a shorter lifespan. Here are some tips from professional hair stylists on how to care for your hair in the summer months.
Protect your hair extensions from the sun. ☀️ Just like your natural hair, hair extensions can suffer from sun damage. The sun's UV rays can cause the hair to become dry, brittle, and faded. To protect your hair extensions from the sun, wear a hat or scarf when you're outside and limit the amount of time you spend in direct sun.
Avoid chlorine and saltwater. 🌊 Chlorine and saltwater can be damaging to both your natural hair and your extensions. They can cause dryness, tangling, and even discoloration. Try pulling up your hair so it doesn’t get wet, or wear a swim cap to protect your extensions. If you do submerge your hair underwater, shampoo and condition immediately after; be careful not to apply conditioner near the bonds.
Limit heat styling. 🔥 When using a blow dryer, curling iron, or flat iron, use a heat protectant first.
Keep your extensions moisturized. 💧 In the summer months, it's important to keep your extensions moisturized to prevent dryness and breakage. Use a hydrating leave-in conditioner on your extensions after washing, or see your stylist for a deep conditioning treatment.
Be gentle when brushing. Summer hair can get tangled easily. When brushing your hair, be gentle and use an Extension Brush. Start from the ends of the hair and work your way up to the roots to prevent pulling or tugging.
Get regular trims. Split ends can make your hair look dry and frizzy. Getting regular trims will help to get rid of split ends and keep your hair looking its best.
Store your extensions properly. When you're not wearing your extensions, make sure to store them properly. Keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, and avoid tangling them by storing them in a silk or satin bag. The Donna Bella storage bag is perfect for any extension method and is an affordable option.
By following these tips, you can keep your hair extensions looking beautiful and healthy all summer long. Remember, taking care of your extensions is important to ensure they last as long as possible and maintain their natural shine and softness.
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