With many opting to holiday abroad each year, it is important to understand how different climates and environments can affect our hair extensions. This will ensure that you are taking all of the necessary steps to protect your beautiful hair extensions. Holidays are a time in which hair extensions need extra care and attention, they are often subjected to elements such as chlorine, salt water, hard water and sun expsoure, all of which can have an affect on your hair extensions.
Tip 1: Take a Hair Extension Suitable Hair Oil
We start of our list with our most important tip for those looking to care for their hair extensions on holiday, and this is hair oils. Hair oils help to retain the moisture levels in your hair extensions, and due to the increased temperatures and exposure to moisture zapping elements like chlorine, salt water and hard water, this will be key in ensuring your hair extensions stay silky soft. We are proud stockists of hairapeutix pre shampoo treatment, a brand which specialises in hair oils which have been created for use with hair extensions. It all natural, organic, and contains absolutely no silicones, sulfates or any chemical nasties.
Tip 2: Hair Extension Aftercare Products Must Be Taken In Holiday
When packing you must ensure that you take with you a hair extension shampoo and conditioner. Not only have these been designed for use with hair extensions, but many forget that once on holiday you might not find it easy to locate a shop that sells a good quality shampoo, ending up being stuck with the hotels own supply. By taking your own along, you will not be running the risk of using a shampoo that is not suited to your hair extensions.
Hair extension shampoos and conditioners are specially formulated to help your hair extensions stay in condition, check out our hair extension aftercare set, which combines everything you need to care for your hair extensions when home or away.
Tip 3: Avoid Sea Water & Chlorine When Wearing Hair Extensions
For the majority of us, the idea of dunking our head under the water is not really that appealing, however if you are the type that likes to do a few lengths and splash about in the pool and you are wearing hair extensions, keep your head above water. Hair extensions which are exposed to sea water or chlorine may become dry, tangled, or discoloured due to the chemicals and heavy salts/metals found in this type of water which can be a nightmare for hair extensions, especially those which are blonde.
Tip 4: Don’t Wear Brand New Hair Extensions on Holiday
We briefly touched on this point earlier, and that is the temptation to have a brand new set of hair extensions fitted before a holiday. If possible, try to keep an existing set in and have them maintained before you travel in order to have them looking as good a possible, rather than having a fresh set fitted. This way, even if the sun, sea and sand does have a negative impact on your hair, you will not be left too disappointed if that hair is due for a change anyway.
Tip 5: Protect Your Hair Extensions from UVB & UVA Rays
In additional to protecting your hair extensions from pool and sea water, you will also want to try to protect your hair extensions from the sun.
As well as your skin, your hair should also be shielded from the suns powerful rays, as extensive exposure can have a negative impact on the appearance of your hair extensions. By wearing a hat when out in the sun you will be protecting your hair as well as your face from the strong UVA and UVB rays, which is highly recommend for hair extension lovers.