Updated: Aug 28
Summer is a time of sunshine, warmth, and fun-filled adventures. However, the hot and humid weather can pose challenges for maintaining your hair extensions. To keep your extensions looking their best throughout the summer months, it's important to give them some extra care and attention. In this blog post, we'll share essential tips and tricks to help you achieve and maintain stunning hair extensions all summer long.
Hydration is Key:
Just like your natural hair, hair extensions need proper hydration, especially during the
summer heat. Keep your extensions moisturized by using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner (Oribe Gold Lust or Alchemy line). Look for products that are specifically formulated for hair extensions to ensure they receive the nourishment they need. Additionally, consider incorporating a weekly deep conditioning treatment to restore moisture and prevent dryness.
Protect from UV Rays:
Prolonged exposure to the sun's harmful UV rays can cause color fading and dryness in your hair
extensions. To protect them, consider wearing a hat or scarf when you're out in the sun. Alternatively, you can use a leave-in conditioner or UV protectant spray designed for hair extensions. Apply it before heading outdoors to create a barrier against UV damage and maintain the vibrancy of your extensions. Avoid sunscreen that contains two SPF protection ingredients, Avobenzone (Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane) and Octocrylene, that react to ruin hair extensions. Choose a mineral based sunscreen like Supergoop Mineral Sunscreen.
Swim with Care:
Swimming can be a refreshing way to beat the summer heat, but it's crucial to take precautions to protect your hair extensions. Before entering the water, gently brush and detangle your extensions to prevent tangling. If you're swimming in saltwater or chlorinated pools, spray leave in conditioner, tie into ponytail, braid the ponytail and tie the end. The leave-in conditioner will create a barrier to protect your extensions from the saltwater or chlorine. DO NOT LET YOUR DRY WITH OCEAN OR POOL WATER IN IT. After swimming, rinse your extensions thoroughly with clean water to remove any salt or chlorine residue, and re apply a leave-in conditioner to restore moisture. We highly recommend Oribe’s Alchemy Fortifying Serum
With a little extra care and attention, your hair extensions can withstand the summer heat and maintain their beauty. By following these summer hair care tips, you'll ensure that your hair extensions remain gorgeous, healthy, and ready to rock all season long. Enjoy the summer while flaunting your stunning locks!