Hair extensions are a great way to transform your hair into a more appealing look. They are great for adding volume and/or length, and can also be used as a protective style when installed and cared for properly. But it comes to hot temperatures, it can be a bit hassle to maintain the look of your tresses. In this article, I will give you tips on how to care for your hair extensions in warm weather.
Maintain your natural hair
Perhaps the most important tip is to make sure you take care of your natural hair while wearing extensions. Below, is an outline of proper maintenance according to the hair extension you choose:
Protect your Faux Tresses
You’ll want to try and prevent your hair from getting too wet, therefore, use dry shampoo to clean. This helps to maintain texture and to prevent frizzing. Keep your hair loosely tied in a bun or ponytail whenever it rains. And if you sweat a lot, it helps to wrap it. For days at the gym, you can wear a loose-fitting headband to protect your extensions. Also, be careful not to let your extensions be pulled during sit-ups!
When it comes to maintenance, you should try and keep your extensions well-groomed, as you would do with your natural hair. Always use wide-tooth combs and paddle brushes when managing your extensions. And without exception, it is best to avoid using excessive heat as this will cause shedding. I repeat: LESS HEAT. You receive enough heat from the sun and high temperatures. Lastly, stay away from using hair bands that fit too tight. Keep in mind that hair extensions should be treated with extra care as they are temporary, and not permanent. Although they do not last forever, you can maintain the lifespan by following these simple steps that have been outlined in this article.