As the leaves begin to change, it’s time to transition your hair care routine to help maintain and protect your hair extensions as the weather gets cooler. Fall requires a delicate balance of protection and pampering your hair extensions to ensure they stay hydrated and tangle-free throughout the season. Follow our essential tips to extend the longevity of your hair extensions and keep them looking their best throughout the fall season.
The shift into autumn often means decreased humidity, which can affect the moisture levels of your extensions. Combat this with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for hair extensions. Gently massage them into your locks, allowing the nourishing properties to rejuvenate your hair. Make sure to thoroughly cleanse in between your wefts as well as completely rinse any excess conditioner.
As the temperatures drop, it’s crucial to protect your extensions from extreme cold and dryness. Before stepping outside, apply a quality heat protectant spray to shield your hair from the harsh elements.
Invest in a high-quality, soft-bristle brush to maintain the integrity of your hand-tied extensions. A lack of moisture in the air often causes static in your hair, along with matting and tangling. Invest in a travel-sized brush to carry with you when you’re on the go and brush several times throughout the day. Make sure to brush gently, starting from the tips and working your way up, ensuring no tangles or knots.
Nighttime is your hair’s restoration period. Secure your extensions in a loose braid or ponytail to prevent tangling while you sleep. Opt for a silk or satin pillowcase to minimize friction and keep your locks sleek.
As the fall chill sets in, resist the temptation to indulge in steaming hot showers. High water temperatures can strip your extensions of their natural oils and moisture. Opt for lukewarm water instead to keep your locks lush and hydrated.
With the cooler weather, you might be inclined to use heated styling tools more frequently. While they can enhance your look, excessive heat can be detrimental to hair extensions. If you must use them, always apply a heat protectant spray and keep the temperature on the lower side to preserve the health of your extensions. We recommend creating heat-free waves with the Sleep by Covet & Mane set, which includes a silk WaveRod and a turban to create luscious waves while protecting your hair as you sleep.
With these meticulous care steps, your hand-tied extensions will maintain their allure throughout the autumn season.
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