Maintaining an active summer lifestyle doesn’t have to be a hassle while you’re wearing extensions. However, the harsh spring and summer weather can take a toll on your natural hair and your extensions, making it essential to take extra care to preserve their quality. Follow these helpful tips to keep your C&M extensions looking their best all summer long.
Protect Your Extensions from Sun Damage
Mineral sunscreen is a must-have for anyone with hair extensions. Avoid chemical sunscreens containing Avobenzone and Octocrylene, which can cause discoloration and a pinkish tone. Mineral sunscreen lacks these harmful ingredients and won’t affect your extensions, providing essential protection against sun damage.
Swim Safely with Your Hair Extensions
Before you dive into the pool or ocean, wet your hair and apply a leave-in conditioner to prevent dryness and discoloration caused by mineral deposits in the water. Keep your hair off your face and neck by putting it in a ponytail, bun, or braid. Rinse your hair thoroughly with clean water immediately after swimming to remove any chlorine or saltwater residue.
Hydrate Your Hair and Extensions
The summer heat can be harsh on your extensions and natural hair, leading to dryness and damage. Keep your natural hair and extensions healthy and hydrated by using leave-in conditioners, hydrating balms, and hair oils. Apply these products to the ends of your hair, not your roots, and look for products with heat protectant to keep your hair from drying out.
Brush Your Hair Regularly
Brushing your hair regularly is essential for preventing tangling and matting. Use a brush with soft bristles, and start brushing from the bottom up, working your way to the top. Brush each row individually, starting from the middle and moving towards the weft. Don’t forget to brush your hair before showering to avoid tangling as you wash your hair.
Use Heat Tools Sparingly
Heat tools paired with the summer heat can be damaging to your extensions and natural hair during the summer. If you must heat style, make sure to use a heat protectant and keep your hot tools on a medium to a low setting to avoid any damage. For heat-free waves, try going to bed with Sleep by Covet & Mane, which includes a silk WaveRod and turban to protect your hair while creating effortless, damage-free waves.
How to Combat Dryness
Avoid round brushes and bristles with balls on the ends, as they can cause hair strands to stretch, break, and tangle. Opt for gentle styling tools that respect the integrity of your extensions.
To maintain optimal hair health, we advise periodically using a clarifying shampoo every 4-6 weeks. This deep-cleansing treatment removes any product buildup, deposits, or impurities that can dry out the hair. The result? Fresh, revitalized strands that are ready to shine.Make sure to use a light conditioner for Asian Remy extensions as conditioner can become heavy and cause build up.
Avoid using heavy oils and silicones that can weigh down the hair, causing it to appear dull, dry, and tangled. Instead, opt for premium products with nourishing properties that won’t strip away moisture.
We recommend using a sulfate-free shampoo that cleanses without compromising the hair’s natural balance.
Incorporate these tips into your summer hair extension care routine to help prevent damage caused by the harsh summer months.
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