Summer Hair Extension Care: 3 Tips for Maintaining Flawless Hair Extensions This Summer
Summer is officially here, giving you countless opportunities to flaunt your mermaid hair! We all know that hair extensions elevate your look and boost your confidence. However, to ensure their longevity and to keep them looking flawless all summer, there are a few things you should avoid. In this blog post, we'll unveil the top three culprits that can cause permanent damage to your hair extensions this summer: sunscreen, swimming, and sea salt spray. Get ready to discover the secrets of proper summer hair extension care!
The Sunscreen Struggle:
We all know the importance of protecting our skin from harmful UV rays, but did you know that sunscreen can be detrimental to your hair extensions? Many sunscreens contain ingredients like oxybenzone and avobenzone, which can cause dryness, discoloration, and even tangling. Opt for a mineral sunscreen to avoid discoloration and damage to your hair extensions.
Swim with Caution:
Who doesn't love a refreshing swim? However, chlorinated and saltwater environments, and even freshwater sources like lakes and rivers, can wreak havoc on your hair extensions. All three types of water can strip away moisture, leaving your extensions dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. If you can't resist taking a dip, protect your extensions by wearing a swimming cap or keeping them out of the water altogether. By following this simple tip, you can enjoy your swim without compromising your fabulous hair.
The Truth about Sea Salt Spray:
That effortlessly beachy look is undeniably tempting, but sea salt spray is not your hair extensions' friend. The high salt content in these products can dehydrate the hair, leading to unwanted frizz, tangling, and breakage. Instead, opt for extension-friendly styling products like leave-in conditioners and texture sprays that offer moisture and nourishment but can still give you that beachy texture you're after. A few of our favorites are:
Hair.Resort.Spray by Kevin Murphy
Dry Texturizing Spray by Oribe
Refresh Absolu Hair Spray by Kerastase
You're now armed with the knowledge to protect and maintain your mermaid hair all summer, like a pro. By avoiding the three main culprits—sunscreen, swimming, and sea salt spray—you'll prolong the lifespan of your investment and enhance the overall beauty of your extensions. Remember to opt for hair extension-friendly alternatives and prioritize proper care and maintenance. Flaunt your dream hair with confidence, knowing that you're following the best practices for summer hair extension care.