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It is that time of the year when the temperatures are dropping, and your hair needs extra care and attention. If you have hair extensions, winter can be especially harsh. The combination of dry air, wind, and cold weather can damage your extensions and ruin your look. But, with the right hair care practices and products, you can keep your extensions looking great through the winter months. Here are the best tips and tricks for taking care of your extensions during the winter, including recommended hair care products.

Keep Your Extensions Moisturized

The winter air is dry, and it can make your extensions brittle and prone to breakage. To keep your extensions healthy and moisturized, use a deep conditioner once a week. OWAY’s Moisturizing Hair Mask is an excellent option. It is made with organic ingredients such as macadamia oil, jojoba oil, and avocado oil that nourish the hair and provide moisture. Apply the mask to your extensions, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly.

Use a Moisturizing Shampoo

In addition to a deep conditioner, it is essential to use a moisturizing shampoo during the winter. OWAY’s Moisturizing Hair Bath is a great choice. It is a gentle sulfate-free shampoo that contains honey and wheat protein, which help to restore moisture to your hair. Avoid using hot water when washing your extensions, as it can cause them to lose their shine and become dry.

Protect Your Extensions From the Cold

Just as you bundle up to protect yourself from the cold, your extensions need protection too. Wear a hat or a scarf to keep your hair covered when you are outside. Using a silk (not satin) scarf can help to prevent friction and breakage. OWAY’s Silk’n Glow Serum is an excellent product to use before wrapping your hair. It contains silk proteins that help to protect your hair from the elements and give it a satin finish.

Brush Your Extensions Carefully

During the winter, your extensions are more vulnerable to breakage, so it is essential to brush them carefully. Use a wide-tooth comb or a brush specially designed for extensions, such as the Glow Hair Brush – sold at the salon. Start from the ends and work your way up to the roots, gently detangling any knots. Don’t yank or pull on your extensions, which can cause damage.

Avoid Heat Styling

Using heat styling tools on your extensions during the winter can be damaging. The cold air has already made them more prone to breakage, and adding heat can make it worse. If you must use heat styling tools, use a heat protectant spray such as OWAY’s Thermal Stress Protector. It contains organic ingredients such as Olive Pits Oil, Biodynamic Eschscholzia, and Ethical Marula Oil, which help to protect your hair from the heat, moisturize, and prevent damage.

Hair extensions require extra care during the winter months, but with the right products and practices, you can keep them looking great. Moisturize and nourish your hair with OWAY’s Moisturizing Hair Mask and Moisturizing Hair Bath, protect your extensions from the cold with Silk’n Glow Serum, brush them carefully with the Glow Hair Brush, and avoid heat styling whenever possible. By following these tips and using OWAY’s top-quality hair care products, you can have beautiful and healthy hair extensions all winter long.

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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