Summer is here and that means beach time, pool time, dining al fresco, hikes, bikes and more. In other words, summer means it’s time to soak up the sun. By now, most people are well aware they should take precautions, such as wearing sunscreen, hats and protective clothing, to make sure their skin doesn’t become damaged by the sun’s harsh UV rays. What about the sun’s effect on your hair? Especially if you have hair extensions, there are steps you should take to keep your hair from becoming dull and damaged in the sun.
Hair Needs Sun Protection Too
Especially in summer, you should get into the habit of applying sunscreen to your skin and protective hair serum to your extensions and natural hair before you step out the door. The key to using protective hair serum on remy hair is to focus the product application on the ends of the hair, rather than on the area connected to the tape or micro ring. If you apply the serum too close to your scalp, you risk causing the adhesive to break down and loosen.
Strategically Cover Hair
Beyond using quality hair care products to keep your hair from becoming damaged, a stylish scarf or hat offers an added layer of protection, as well as an opportunity to integrate fashion into your summer look. A cool, casual baseball cap or visor, a floppy sunhat or a colorful scarf can be just the finishing touch your outfit needs to pull together a chic summer look. No one will need to know the real purpose of your cover up is to protect your remy hair! Additionally, consider placing your hair in a trendy updo as you prepare to spend an extended period of time outside. An updo protects the most vulnerable part of your hair – the ends.
Rejuvenate It When You’re Out of the Sun
Quality hair care masks and conditioners are essential to strengthening your strands so they are better able to withstand the sun’s drying rays. Before applying the UV protective hair serum you are using, go ahead and slather a leave-in conditioner on to the ends of your hair too. You can never have too much moisture in your hair!
If You Plan to Swim
You do not have to shun the pool when you have remy hair extensions. You do need to take special precautions, though. Lather your hair with leave-in conditioner before you swim to provide a barrier between hair and chlorine, never comb or brush wet extensions, rinse with fresh water after swimming, dry hair and reapply plenty of quality conditioner.
Summer is finally here and you can enjoy it in all its sunny goodness, even with extensions! For more tips and advice about how to care for hair extensions during the summer, contact us at RemySoft Solutions. We are your go-to source for the products and the information you need to keep your synthetic hair looking beautiful throughout the seasons!