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Are you planning a beach vacation or just spending a lot of time outside this summer? If you have hair extensions, it’s important to know how to protect them from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s what you need to know about taking care of hair extensions in the sun.

Choose the Right Sunscreen

For hair extension clients, it’s important to choose a sunscreen that doesn’t contain avobenzone. Instead, look for sunscreens with ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which are less likely to cause discoloration in your hair extensions. Make sure to apply your sunscreen generously to your scalp to protect your natural hair and your extensions.

Cover Up

One of the easiest ways to protect your hair extensions from the sun is to wear a hat or cover-up like a scarf. This not only protects your hair from the sun but also keeps it from getting tangled in the wind. You can also wear a headband or bandana to keep your hair out of your face while you’re outside.

Rinse After Swimming

Whether you’re in a pool, lake, or ocean, it’s important to rinse your hair extensions after swimming. Saltwater and chlorine can dry out your hair and cause it to become tangled. After swimming, rinse your hair with fresh water and apply a leave-in conditioner to help detangle it.

Avoid Heat Styling

The sun’s UV rays can dry out your hair, so it’s important to avoid using any additional heat styling tools like curling irons, flat irons, or hair dryers. Instead, opt for air-drying your hair or using a leave-in conditioner to help keep your hair healthy and hydrated.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Finally, be sure to schedule regular maintenance appointments with your hair extension stylist. They can help keep your extensions looking their best and make any necessary adjustments to ensure they stay in place. They can also recommend products to use at home to keep your extensions looking healthy and vibrant.

Protecting your hair extensions from the sun is essential if you want to keep them looking their best for as long as possible. Whether you’re spending time on the beach or running errands outside, choose the right sunscreen, cover-up, rinse after swimming, avoid heat styling, and schedule regular maintenance appointments. With the right care, you can make your hair extensions last for months and look just as stunning as the day you got them.

About the Author

Christen Barrs is an accomplished Extension Specialist with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. As the founder and owner of Good Hair Collective, she specializes in providing hair extensions for women dealing with thinning hair.

But Good Hair Collective isn’t just for clients. Christen has crafted it to be a forward-thinking salon for artists as well, creating a space where innovation and creativity in hair artistry are nurtured and celebrated.

Through her work, Christen enhances her clients’ appearance and boosts their self-esteem. She is dedicated to continuous learning and shares her wealth of knowledge through her insightful blog posts. For more information about her work or to book a consultation, visit out website.

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