Summer Hair Care Tips
Summer is the perfect time for fun and getting outdoors. However, if you’re an outdoor adventurer or love to be on the water when the weather is hot, your hair might get caught up, tangled, or soaked from all the summer fun and activities. Too much heat, sweat, suntan lotion and moisture can damage your hair, especially if you have extensions, which is why it’s important to take special care. You don’t have to miss out on any of the fun, but try to follow these tips to avoid damage to hair extensions.
Some of us are going to get whipped around behind the boat, take a dip in a chlorinated pool, or swim in the ocean. But bonds are most fragile when they become wet. You shouldn’t let them soak in water for too long, and make sure to dry them as soon as you’re done. Also, brushing out your hair every day and wearing a swim cap can keep bonds strong and hair from getting tangled.
Products to Use
It’s best to wash your hair as infrequently as you can, but leave-in conditioners are a good option if you have hair extensions. Also, finding gel or styling product with some UV protection is a smart choice if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors, and swim caps can help keep hair from soaking in water if you know you’ll be swimming.
Products to Avoid
Tape extensions are mostly threatened by products like suntan lotion when it gets into the hairline. Too much moisture can loosen the tape. It’s also best to keep conditioner two to four inches away from the roots where it can moisten and loosen bonds.
Keeping hair in a braid or a bun will help to keep it from getting tangled and damaging bonds and tape. It will also help keep your hair out of your face during summer activities and adventures.
Overall, be as Gentle as Possible!
As a general rule, it’s best to be conscious of healthy hair and hair extensions, to be as gentle as you can, and to follow a simple treatment regimen. Consult your hair care specialist if you have concerns or want to know more about what you can do to protect your hair in the summer.