If you have extensions in your hair, you need to take a few extra precautions to keep them looking nice during the summer. Here are three things you need to do during the summer to ensure that your extensions look great and last a long time.
Tip #1: Protect Your Extensions From The Sun
The sun can damage your extensions in a variety of different ways. For example, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can loosen the material that keeps your extensions bonded to your head. Try to stay in the shade as much as possible when you are outside. If you cannot avoid the direct sunlight, just purchase a few fun summer hats that go with your wardrobe. This will help keep the bonds that hold your extensions in place cool.
Additionally, sun exposure can steal the moisture from your hair. You can keep your hair and your extensions looking shiny and sleek by applying a leave-in conditioner to your hair after every other wash in the summer.
Tip #2: Tie Back Your Extensions When Doing Physical Activity
During the summer, it can feel great to get outdoors and do a little physical activity, whether you enjoy biking, hiking, playing tennis, Frisbee, golf, or just taking a walk.
Although it is great to get out and get active, without the proper care, physical activity can wreak havoc on your extensions. All that activity can cause your extensions to get tangled up. If you work up a sweat, it can also compromise the bonds of your extensions.
Luckily, there is an easy solution. When you will be doing light physical activity, such as walking or throwing a Frisbee, secure your hair in a low, loose ponytail. A low ponytail will prevent your extensions from getting all tangled up. And keeping the pony tail loose will prevent your hair and extensions from getting creases in it.
If you are going to be doing intense physical activity, such as hiking or playing tennis, put your hair up in a high ponytail. This will prevent your hair from getting tangled up and will keep it away from the sweat on your body. In order to prevent creases from developing, just take your hair down as soon as you are finished with your activity and are sweat free again.
Tip #3: Wear A Cap When Swimming
There are few activities more are more enjoyable in the summertime than laying out by the pool or hitting up the beach. However, chlorine and salt are not very kind to hair. Both of these substances are very harsh on hair, and can cause your hair to easily get all tangled up. These substances can also steal the moisture from your hair as well.
In order to protect your extensions from the chlorine and salt, purchase a swimming cap from your local salon or in the hair care section of your local department store. When you are ready to jump in the water, pull your hair into a loose ponytail and place the swimming cap on top of your head. It may not make a big fashion statement, but it will keep your hair extensions looking good all summer long.
By following the three tips above this summer, you can keep your extensions in place and looking great. Be sure to schedule a few appointments with your hair stylist or visit a cosmetology school, such as Capilo Institute, this summer as well if you plan on being active and outside a lot to provide support, advice, and touch-ups to your extensions.