Summer is officially here! This means vacations, days spent by the pool, and plenty of sunshine. However, summer can be hard on your hair, especially those with extensions. Salt, chlorine, sweat, and swimming can give those with extensions faded, frizzy, tangled hair. That’s why the stylists at unDONE would like to provide you with the following Boise hair salon tips for caring for your hair extensions this summer.
Just because you have hair extensions doesn’t mean you can’t go swimming. Before diving in, however, it’s essential to soak your hair with fresh water. This will prevent it from absorbing excess salt or chlorinated water, resulting in less damage. For additional protection, apply a conditioner like Davines NOUNOU Conditioner that’s formulated to moisturize and nourish hair making it easy to untangle. Wear your hair in a loose bread or under a swimming cap to ensure tangle-free results. As soon as you’re out of the pool, wash and rinse your hair thoroughly and apply a leave-in conditioner.
Use A Hair Extensions Brush
While you may be tempted to brush your hair less often during the summer, it’s essential to brush your extensions often to avoid tangling. Make sure to invest in a special brush for extensions that has flexible bristles and avoid excessive tugging at the root.
Don’t Brush Wet Extensions
Wet extensions make them more prone to damage if you attempt to brush them before they are dry. Instead, take the time to air or blow dry before gently brushing your hair. Also, never yank while brushing because this will cause additional damage and will weaken your hair extensions.
Wash Less Often
Washing your hair with extensions 2-3 times a week is plenty. Make sure to use a moisturizing, sulfate-free shampoo like Davines NOUNOU that gently cleanses hair, giving it deep nourishment and hydration. Additionally, a weekly conditioning treatment with Davines NOUNOU Hair Mask may be necessary to provide your extensions with much-needed moisture.
Last but not least, it’s essential to visit your Boise hair salon stylist at unDONE for a maintenance appointment, where we will check and analyze your extensions. If you need to have them replaced, we will remove them without damaging your hair and advise you on the best course going forward. Want more summer hair care tips? Contact us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule an appointment online today.