Summer evokes images of carefree days by the pool, or glorious nights dancing on the patio. And if you have hair extensions, that picture includes gently waving hair swinging loosely in the breeze. We never seem to remember the sweat and salt and chlorine, and the damage they can do. Never fear – here are some tips to help you keep your extensions looking their best all through the summer.
Extensions require gentle care no matter what the season. Regular brushing with an extension-friendly brush and using sulfate-free products are the bare minimum. Consider using a leave-in conditioner for extra moisturizing, too. For additional concerns, it really depends upon whether you have tape-in or bonded extensions. Each one comes with its own particular areas of concern.
Bongding extensions’ biggest threat is water. Swimming is fine, but avoid letting them soak for long periods of time, and dry them promptly when you get out of the water. Try putting your hair into a low bun, or a loose braid, while swimming to avoid tangles. You may also want to use a detangler on the ends of your hair – away from the bonds – to keep both your natural hair and your extensions as tangle-free as possible.
For tape in extensions, the biggest danger they’ll face this summer comes from your hair- and skin-care products. Lotions, including sunscreens, can loosen the tapes. Wash your hands after applying lotions to avoid getting any onto your hair, and avoid using conditioner at the roots of your hair. Apply conditioner only up to a couple of inches from the roots, and be gentle during shampoos.
Keeping your hair healthy can seem like something only for movie stars and people that can afford their own personal beauty squad. But that’s not true! You and I – everyday women – can have beautiful, healthy hair as well! And it’s really not that difficult nor expensive. So for this year’s resolutions let’s take it one step farther than the ‘I swear I’m gonna make it to the gym every day’ or ‘I just need to lose 15 pounds!’ and commit to a resolution for an overall healthier you. Just follow these 8 tips for keeping your hair healthy and you’ll see the difference in no time!
Believe it or not – keeping your hair healthy does not involve washing it everyday! I don’t know where people got this idea in their heads, but it’s just not true. In fact, I didn’t even know there were people that washed their hair every day!! Ain’t nobody got time fo dat! Try washing 2 or 3 times a week. It may seem like your hair will just grease up immediately, but give it time. When you wash your hair, you’re generally stripping all the natural oils out of your hair as well and therefore your body thinks it needs to produce more and thus oily hair. It will take time to regulate but you will see that you can go longer in between washes.
Your hair is weakest when wet and we should avoid brushing through it right after the shower if possible. Solution? Brush your hair before you get in! This breaks up the oils and distributes them through the hair and makes them easier to wash out completely. If you still need a little help getting your hair combed through or you have curly hair, you can always comb through it with your fingers or with a wide tooth comb while you still have the conditioner in your hair in the shower. Then you shouldn’t have to brush it after you’re out of the shower!
Sure, it’s fun to lather up and pile your hair high, but please stop—this actually causes more tangles, more friction, and more damage. Your scalp is where most of the dirt, oil, and other junk collect, so concentrate your efforts there and then pull shampoo down toward your ends.
Regardless of your hair type, this is a must. If you have fine hair, you may be tempted to skip this step, but know that fine hair is actually more prone to damage from tangles. If you’re nervous about extra weight, our Full Conditioner is a great option because it weightlessly conditions and offers great slip for detangling.
This one I am absolutely horrible at. I mean, it shouldn’t be hard, right? Just make an appointment every 6 weeks or so! It’s important to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy to just snip off those dead ends! You will definitely notice the difference once you start doing it consistently!
Try to work into your schedule, maybe once a week or once every two weeks, a time to deep condition your hair. Your hair will thank you for it. You don’t have to buy those expensive treatments either, there are plenty of ways to make your own! I’m working on some recipes for the blog that will be coming soon! Another easy way to make sure you deep condition regularly is to have the deep conditioner already in your shower and just switch it out for your regular one once a week. Leave it on while you shave your legs or wash and then rinse. No extra time needed!
It’s best to not sleep on wet hair (as it’s in its most vulnerable state) but if you must, sleep on a silk pillowcase and make sure to put it up in a loose braid or bun. This helps reduce the friction and damage caused when you toss and turn at night.
When it comes to showering with your tape hair extensions there can be some questions and concerns. Such as “can I even get my extensions wet?” We want to be sure that you know and understand what you need to do to ensure the best hold with the tape.
After your tape hair extensions are installed please wait 48 hours until your next shower. This will help your tape hair extensions stay in longer and give you a better hold. If you absolutely need to shower talk to your hairstylist first.
You should only be showering around two times a week. We understand that everyone’s hair is different due to the amount of oil your hair may have but we suggest this because your hair needs those nourishing oils that keep your natural hair healthy. For anyone with thick curly/wavy hair, you can get away with washing your hair once a week. If you feel that your scalp is getting oily, use a dry shampoo to absorb any excess oil your scalp may have. We also want to recommend that you use sulfate-free products because they can help your tape hair extensions last longer. They do not strip any natural oils and it will help keep your hair happy and healthy!
Scrubbing your hair
When showering we recommend that you do NOT scrub on the wefts. Try to focus on the scalp and then below. Scrubbing on the wefts could potentially loosing the bond and not give you as long of a hold as you wanted. Gently apply your condition from mid strand to the ends of your hair.
In-Shower Condition Treatments
If you feel your hair needs moisture and you have a coconut moisture treatment you would like to use, place it at the bottom of your hair and tape hair extensions. If you place it too close to the top your hair could weight your hair down and mess with your wefts.
Drying your hair
DO NOT brush your hair when it is wet. We also recommend that you do not wrap your head in a towel or flip your hair upside down and try to dry it with a towel. You need to slowly start at the ends and work your way up. Avoid squeezing and pulling your hair, slowly pat dry and reduce tangles.
Hair extensions are a wonderful way to add highlights, thickness or simply make your hair longer. While they can improve your look dramatically, if they’re not taken care of properly, they won’t do much for you. These simple tips will help you take the best care of your hair extensions so that they will last a long time and you will get your moneys worth.
1. You should be gentle when brushing. Without the proper treatment, your hair extensions will get damaged quickly.
2. Wash with moisturizing hair care products. Hair extensions will not get any of the moisture from the natural oils your scalp produces, moisturizing hair care products will keep your hair healthy. If you are longing for shine, use a serum. Many hair care products that promote shine have a drying affect on hair.
3. Deep condition once a week. Leave the conditioner on the hair for approximately 20 to 30 minutes and rinse. Leave it on the hair for at least 20 minutes, then rinse and let them air dry (using a blow dryer will damage them if used too much. If necessary, put the dryer on a cool setting, almost as if it was wind!).
4. Use a heat protectant. Nowadays, just about everyone uses heated appliances on their hair. Whether it’s a blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron, they all have one thing in common: they damage your hair. If you want to make your extensions last, your best bet is to use a heat protectant whenever you use a heated appliance on your hair. This simple step will prevent breakage and keep your locks looking great a lot longer.
Tips & Warnings
1. Wash your extensions every 2 to 3 days. This will prevent them from getting dried out due to over shampooing and conditioning.
2. Do as much as you can to NOT scrub at your scalp. It will loosen everything up. Use conditioner only on the ends of the hair or it will work against the glue and your extensions will come out.
3. Your best bet is to wash your hair as little as possible and use a ‘dry shampoo’ in between washings. It’s an areosol and it’s dry like a powder.
4. You spray it at your roots etc and it keeps your hair from looking greasy etc. Try to wait until your extensions are mostly dry before combing or brushing them.
5. The hair extension is easily damaged while wet. Hold your hair tight near the roots when brushing, or press your hand flat against the ‘glued seam’ on your head to avoid pulling or tugging at the bond.
6. Make sure to carefully cut the hair. It doesn’t grow back!
After a couple of months of planning, we are glad to announce the big revision of our website. Though the domain name is not changed, but we’ve remade the website and moved it to the new server. So we are delighted to say this: Welcome to our new website!
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