Getting hair extensions isn’t just about getting your hairdresser to install a set of human hair to your real ones and get an amazing, fuller looking hair by the end of your salon session. Getting extensions also demands commitment, particularly with semi-permanent ones like tape in extensions. Going for a retaping appointment every 6 to 8 weeks, use of sulfate-free hair care products and a limited number of hair wash days are just some of the things you will need to learn, especially if you’re new to wearing hair extensions. But when the summer heat kicks in, caring for your hair extensions can be a little extra on your to-do list.
Luckily, all this trouble of having dry or sticky hair extensions can be prevented by just doing some extra hair care tricks while enjoying the season! And yes, I’m talking about STILL taking a dip in the pool or beach.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE POOL/BEACH
Well, we all know that Summer is when we get the most invites to beat the summer heat by taking a dip at a pool party or in an out of town beach escapade. And you should never miss out on this opportunity to look hot and slay the party with your hair extensions on, right? Luckily, because human hair extensions are made of 100% Remy human hair, you can treat them as if they were your natural hair.
The only thing that you have to be mindful about is the bonds used to get the hair extensions to stick on your head. This is the most sensitive part of your extensions, thus requiring extra precaution. With this in mind, simply do the following:
Minimize your time in the water. Wear a loose hanging bun while swimming. Never wear a ponytail. Rinse your hair immediately after soaking your hair in the pool/beach water as salt and chlorine can strip off the natural moisture off from your hair extensions.
When the tapes become wet, it weakens the bonding reason why it’s always best to not indulge too much in the water. In this way, we can avoid tape extensions coming off your lovely tresses.
NO HEAT STYLING PLEASE
You won’t need more heat since the Summer season already got you covered. And with that, your hair is more vulnerable as the heat can easily dry your hair. If you wish to go for that beach waves, or bedhead look, go for heatless options like doing the overnight sock bun method or use a chignon wire while your hair is wet and air dry it. You should just go for that casual and airy look this season.
Just like water, any liquid-like products can weaken the tape bonds when it gets in contact with it. Products like day/night creams or moisturizers, body lotions or sunscreens shouldn’t be anywhere near the tapes. Simply wash away any excess lotion in hand after application and completely dry your hands before touching the hair.
AVOID SALT SPRAYS
Beach waves are perfect for this season’s look. Instead of salt sprays, use curl enhancing conditioners that are sulfate-free on damp hair and opt for a heat-free curling method like doing a suck bun overnight.
LESS SHAMPOO IS GOOD
Well, not all girls believe it but shampoo isn’t really something that you should be using on a daily basis. Yes! You read it right especially if you have hair extensions on. It is advisable to limit the use of shampoo up to three times in a week. And when you’re using conditioner, just avoid reaching the roots of the hair. Conditioners contain powerful substances which can help loosen the tape bonds when wearing tape in extensions. Also, do not forget to go for sulfate-free hair extensions shampoo and conditioner.
USE THE RIGHT BRUSH
Using the right kind of brush can surely help prolong the life span of your hair extensions from Hair Distributors and also help keep it from tangling and shedding. Avoid the normal brushes designed for normal hair. Use a loop brush specifically designed for hair extensions.