Summertime is just around the corner and all we want to do is lay by the pool and splash around in salty oceans…but, with our extensions in of course.
Here are our top 5 simple tips to help your long locks thrive through all your summer activities.
1. RINSE YOUR HAIR BEFORE SWIMMING IN POOLS/OCEAN
We do not encourage swimming with your extensions. It causes extra dryness, damage, and even discoloration to your hair, RINSE BEFORE YOU SWIM! Take the time to prep your hair before taking a swim by rinsing your hair with water to reduce the absorption of chlorine and salt. Immediately after swimming, rinse through your hair with water to limit further damage and wash with shampoo to remove all impurities and add back in that dose of moisture.
2. WEAR A LOW BRAID OR BUN WHEN DOING ACTIVITIES
One of the biggest ways to avoid damage to your extensions and hair is to keep it properly brushes and free of tangles. When swimming and cruising around with the wind in your hair, make sure to braid your hair or keep it in a low bun to avoid a mess of tangles that will pull at the bonds when brushed and reduce the life the extensions.
3. WEAR A HAT
Just as overexposure to the sun is damaging to our skin, the same can be said for our hair. Sun damage to your hair presents itself as dry and brittle, broken or split ends, frizziness, and discoloration. The sun’s UV rays act similar to bleach on the hair. Bleach mixes with the melanin in hair and strips the color, damages the hair’s cuticle and coveted keratin protein.
4. USE A DEEP CONDITIONER 1x/WEEK
Just as we use a face mask once a week, we should be using a hair mask once a week!…especially in the summer time. During Summer months when your hair is generally taking on much more heat damage, experiencing dryness from summer swimming, and switching between different types of weather when traveling, it’s important to give that extra spa-time to your hair by applying an at-home deep conditioning treatment.
5. REDUCE HEAT STYLING
We are big believers in not washing your hair everyday AND not heat styling your hair everyday. But, we still want our hair styled everyday and looking fab, so we’re not just gonna tell you not to use heat, but that you can still give your hair and extensions a style with these amazing products on those days you skip the hot tools.