Summer lovin' is in the air! The sun is shining, the flip-flops are out, and it's time to embrace those long, sunny days. But while you're having fun in the sun, don't forget to show some love to your Philocaly hair extensions.
Just like your natural hair, extensions need extra care and protection during the summer months.
So, we're here to spill the tea on how to protect your Philocaly hair extensions during sun-soaked days and starry nights.
Get ready to enjoy a summer full of beautiful, healthy, and protected hair!
Shielding from the Sun's Rays
The summer sun can be harsh on your hair extensions, causing them to become dry, brittle, and prone to damage.
To protect your extensions from the sun's harmful UV rays, consider using a heat protectant spray to provide an extra layer of protection for your extensions, keeping them safe from sun damage.
Hydration is Key
Just like your skin, your Philocaly hair extensions need hydration to stay healthy and vibrant. During the summer, it's crucial to provide them with the moisture they crave. Use a leave-in conditioner specifically formulated for extensions to keep them hydrated and nourished.
Incorporate deep conditioning treatments into your hair care routine to replenish any moisture lost due to sun exposure, chlorine, or salt water. Here are some products we recommend.
Cancel the Chlorine Damage
Whether you're hitting the pool or enjoying a beach getaway, chlorine and saltwater can wreak havoc on your hair extensions. To minimize damage, wet your extensions with clean water before entering the pool or ocean, then spray with a leave-in conditioner. This helps create a protective barrier, reducing the absorption of chlorine or saltwater.
After swimming, rinse your hair thoroughly and apply a clarifying shampoo to remove any residue. Follow up with a moisturizing conditioner to restore moisture and prevent dryness.
Stylish Updos for Protection
Opting for stylish updos not only keeps you cool during hot summer days but also helps protect your extensions. Experiment with fun and creative updo hairstyles like braids, buns, or top knots.
These hairstyles keep your extensions secure and reduce exposure to external elements such as sun, wind, and water. And if you’re looking for a method that is perfect for keep your hair off your shoulders, our Flip Up method is a great option! This method was specifically created for us gals who like to wear our hair up.
Don't forget to give your extensions some nighttime TLC. Before bed, gently brush your extensions with a wide-toothed comb, and tie your hair extensions into a loose braid or bun while you sleep.
Consider investing in a silk or satin pillowcase, as these materials reduce friction and help maintain the smoothness and longevity of your extensions.
Safeguard Your Scalp from Sunburn
While protecting your hair extensions from the sun, don't forget to shield your scalp as well. Excessive sun exposure can lead to a burnt scalp, which can be uncomfortable for your natural hair and extensions.
Apply sunscreen specifically formulated for the scalp or wear a wide-brimmed hat to provide shade and prevent sunburn. This extra step ensures that both your hair and scalp stay protected during those sun-soaked summer days.
Reduce Heat Styling
Summer is the perfect time to embrace natural, effortless hairstyles and give your extensions a break from excessive heat styling. Excessive use of hot tools like flat irons and curling wands can damage the hair cuticles, leading to dryness and breakage.
Embrace your natural texture, and try out heatless hairstyles like braids for a beachy, carefree look. By minimizing heat styling, you not only protect your extensions but also promote their longevity and overall health.
Keep Extensions off Sunscreened Skin
Ah, sunscreen, our trusted ally in the battle against sunburns. But did you know that certain sunscreen ingredients can alter the colour of your extensions? Chemical reactions from sunscreen can turn your beautiful strands into an undesirable shade of peachy pink or orange.
We even wrote a whole blog about the "sunscreen problem" – check it out!
Refresh with Cold Water Showers
As tempting as it may be to take a steaming hot shower after a long day in the sun, opt for cold water or lukewarm temperatures when rinsing your hair.
The cold water helps to seal the hair cuticles, locking in moisture and preventing frizz. It also adds a refreshing touch, soothing your scalp after exposure to heat and external elements.
For personalized advice and guidance on caring for your hair extensions throughout the summer, consult with one of our fabulous Philocaly-certified stylists! You can find a Philocaly-certified stylist near you on our salon locator.
They can provide insights tailored to your specific hair type, extension method, and lifestyle. They can recommend products and treatments to protect and nourish your extensions, ensuring they stay gorgeous all summer long.
Time to Make Waves
Remember, if you're looking to enhance your summer look or try out different hairstyles, investing in Philocaly hair extensions can be a game-changer. Whether you desire length, volume, or added colour, extensions offer endless possibilities to elevate your style.
Embrace the season, protect your extensions, and let your hair be the ultimate accessory for your unforgettable summer moments!