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Hair extensions and weather damage

Hair extensions and weather damage

Have you gone out when its windy and raining, while wearing hair extensions? That’s the worst kind of treatment you can give your extensions, because the wind and rain will suck the shine and softness of the hair right out of them.

So what can you do, even if you want to wear the extensions out with such weather? Keep reading to find out.

Windy weather and hair extensions

Wind damage can be a serious issue, because it tends to turn the extensions matte and coarse if exposed to wind repetitively.

First rule to remember with windy weather is to tie your hair up. Pin your clip in hair extensions in a ponytail, and if you want to be a hundred percent sure that you wont end up damaging them – tie them in a bun!

You can also go with fishtail braids or casual messy buns, because it still shows that you have long hair, but it won’t matte the hair or turn them coarse.

Rainy weather and hair extensions

You shouldn’t let your hair be loose and exposed to the rain, unless you wear a hat and an umbrella. The hair won’t tolerate the constant weather damage. Your own hair will also start to get curly/wavy as it normally would be after a shower due to which your extensions will not be discreet anymore.

If you want to make sure that your natural hair and the extensions will get along in that weather, then we recommend you to use a bit of hairspray to make it all set better, or to tie your hair up.

Hot weather and humidity

Heading to the beach for a day can be devastating to your hair extensions – heat damage is nothing to laugh about! It can dry your extensions out, making them look lifeless, fried and coarse.

When you’re going to the beach you should keep in mind to avoid certain actions, such as getting your hair extensions wet in the seawater or exposing them to direct sunlight for a longer time. You can ofcourse go swimming with the extensions, but then the following aftercare must be on point, too.

Be sure to moisturize your hair, deep condition them and use a heat protection spray as well to avoid and/or repair any damage caused by the day spent outdoors.

Discreet hair extensions

First rule of getting hair extensions is to try getting them as similar to your own hairstyle as you possibly can. If you have curly/wavy hair, then get curly or wavy hair extensions. As an example if you have straight hair, then get straight hair extensions.

The reason for this is that if the humidity changes and happens to rise, then your own hair will go back in their original shape – whether is curly, wavy or straight hair. And once that happens the extensions will stand out, making it look very strange and messy.

If the wind picks up and ruffles your own hair, it could very easily expose the extensions underneath, leaving you feeling “naked”.

Choosing the right type of hair extensions will help your hair to blend much better, despite being exposed to heat, rain, wind or high humidity.

Semi-permanent hair extensions

With keratin, micro loop or tape hair extensions you should pay a lot of mind on what kind of weather it is when you’re heading outside. Because these extensions are installed and removed by a professional, you will have to avoid damaging them, and take care of how they will look until they are taken out 1-3 months after being installed.

You do not want your hair to become messy, brassy looking while starting to matte and tangle at every chance it gets. To avoid this, make sure the extensions have proper moisturizing treatments and heat protection applied whenever they’re exposed to stronger elements or heavy styling.

Exposing your hair extensions to weather damage is one very fast way to ruin them. A heat protection spray, regular moisturising sessions for the hair and tying them up is the best thing you can do

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