Friday, July 23, 2021
Hair Tips

Summer Hair Extensions: Care Tips

As the weather heats up, it's important to remember how your summer hair extensions will react to the change in climate and environment. All of those sun rays can be harmful for not just skin but for your locks as well. To get you started on summer hair care, we've compiled a list of our favorite tips and tricks that will keep your hair healthy this season!

Hair Discoloration and Minerals

Summer is now in full swing, which means our hair may be in and out of the water more than usual. Natural minerals and other ingredients can cause hair color and extension color to change.

It is essential to be aware of what your hair comes into contact with to prevent hair discoloration. If your hair does change colors, it is important to figure out what it came into contact with, this will help to determine how to correct it.

Sunscreen For Your Hair and Skin

Did you know that avobenzone is a chemical sometimes used in sunscreens? This chemical can cause hair extensions to turn a peach/salmon color that sometimes may be extremely difficult to remove. 

It is important to check the ingredients of your sunscreens to ensure avobenzone is not one of them. The best sunscreen for hair extensions is the Bare Republic - a great brand that offers mineral sunscreens without avobenzone.

Bare Republic sunscreens will help you with both your skin and hair protection.

Can You Go in the Pool with Hair Extensions?

Of course you can! Here are some tips.

Chlorine starts causing damage once the hair dries off. At this stage, the chlorine crystallizes and oxidation takes place, causing damage and the green effect on some hair types.

If you cannot wash your hair immediately after leaving the pool, keep it wet for as long as possible.

When you are able to shampoo your hair, you will need a chelating shampoo such as Malibu’s Swimmer shampoo to help remove the chlorine from your hair.

Shower Heads at Home or in Hotels

Hard water contains a buildup of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. This produces a film on the hair, making it difficult for moisture to penetrate. As a result, the hair is left dry and prone to breakage. Leave these issues unresolved and it could even lead to hair loss.

Calcium and Magnesium of high volumes make blonde hair brassy, and toners fade quickly.

Copper discolors light hair, producing a green tint when oxidized, and can make dark hair appear darker.

Lead and Silica are found in soil, sand, granite, concrete, rock, and many other materials. Cutting, chipping, grinding, and drilling these materials creates a lot of dust, containing tiny crystalline silica particles. This airborne silica dust can easily be breathed in, causing a significant health hazard for exposed workers.

Lead prevents chemical service, such as perms and color from processing.

Silica forms a hard and insoluble deposit on surfaces.

Preventative Tips:

-Use a mild shampoo and conditioner in the summer, avoiding ones that strip color.

-If you have hair with lots of brassiness to it, or light blonde hair: use treatments made specifically for this issue

-For darker colored hair, avoid products containing copper

Here Is What We Suggest!

Clarifying shampoo is great and can help to remove minerals from your hair. If you have hard water, it may be necessary to get a Hard Water Treatment as well. These treatments are designed to restore your hair and scalp's natural balance by removing these mineral deposits that weigh down on it so you are left with weightless, manageable hair! We are here to help manage and maintain your beautiful locks! We would love to hear from you, for more information contact us today!

Summer Hair Extensions: Care Tips
July 23, 2021
Shannon Reiley
Founder & NBR Certified Stylist