Guide to Winter Hair Extension Care
We spend a lot of money on our favorite hair extensions in the last month of the year during the Black Friday sale. But winter is a season that doesn't make people comfortable, and the same is true for hair extensions.
I'm going to provide you with some tips and notes to get your solution through the winter and keep adding to your beauty.
Hair damage is common in the winter, so you need to take extra care of your extensions and natural hair. The cold, dry weather removes natural hair oils, leaving your hair and extensions brittle and flat.
Change your shampoo and conditioner
You want a shampoo and conditioner to add extra nourishment to your hair extensions. It's also important to use less shampoo and more conditioner so that your hair retains moisture. Consider using a conditioner that contains argan oil and leave it in at mid-length. Argan oil contains oleic and linoleic acids that help moisturize the hair and scalp. Vitamin E helps prevent dryness and frizz while enhancing natural shine.
Avoid leaving the house with wet extensions
We all envy our friends who jump out of the shower and head straight for the door. Sending out with damp extensions can be harmful. As the cuticle expands, hair becomes brittle. Air-drying is the best option, and blow-drying is better than going out with wet hair.
Trim your hair extensions
If you have long hair, it is best to trim them during the colder months. Trimming your hair will help keep it healthy. Trim your hair every 6 to 8 weeks to get rid of those pesky split ends, even if you want to grow it out.
Tame the frizz
All the hats, scarves and Christmas pullovers can make hair and extensions curly and flyaway. Frizz won't damage your extensions, but it can be downright painful. A good oil or spray to your mid-lengths and ends will smooth the hair and tame those wild strands.
The cold winter months mean your hair extensions need more protection. Here are some of our favorite hair protection tips.
Use Thermal Protection
Using thermal protection is absolutely vital when blow drying and styling your extensions. Hair exposed to excessive heat for long periods of time can become brittle, flatten and cause follicle damage if left unprotected.
Embrace the hat
When outdoors, try covering your hair with a hat. The dry winter air can rob your sweet hair of moisture and nutrients. This can lead to breakage of natural hair and extensions. Use an oil-based hairspray after taking off your hat to avoid frizz. Hats can be lined with silk or satin material to prevent damage to the wool fabric.
Avoid heating styling tools
We know that heat is not the best option for our hair. Heat styling only amplifies the problem. Blow drying and extensions can be detrimental to hair and extensions because it takes away the moisture and nutrients that protect hair from breakage. Embrace natural air drying when possible or do more buns. If you must heat your hair, always use heat protection. This makes the hair look healthier.
Whether you have hair extensions or not, taking care of your hair in the winter will help reduce breakage and keep it looking and feeling nourished.
Take care of your hair extensions with a professional treatment
We highly recommend using a specific hair extension treatment to keep your hair fresh and it will leave your hair smooth, silky and tangle-free thanks to natural hair oils and heat protection.
Use a hair mask once a week
Using a hair mask once a week will rejuvenate your hair. It is crucial to choose the best hair mask for you. Make sure it contains the nutrients your hair and extensions need (such as oils for dry and brittle hair).
Try a silk pillow
Frizz and static hair Silk and satin materials help to reduce sleeping time . The silky fabric makes it easier for your hair to move around without causing tangles or frizz. If hair extensions tangle and curl, this will cause them to break and become damaged over time.
Use a humidifier
This may come as a surprise, but using a humidifier in the winter is a great way to combat dry hair. As temperatures drop, people will want to add indoor heating. However, similar to heat styling tools, exposure to the heat of indoor heating can cause hair to dry out. A humidifier will help rehydrate the air to retain moisture in your hair and extensions.
Should you wash your hair with hot or cold water?
It's cold outside, so the temptation to turn up the heat is great. However, hot showers can be harmful to your hair. Just like heating tools, hot water takes the moisture out of hair extensions, which means they become dry and easily damaged. The heat can open and expose hair follicles, which can lead to split ends and breakage. Avoid hot water and showers, use mild warm water and then rinse with cold water.
Winter hair care is essential to keep your hair healthy and vibrant.
If you find yourself waking up with hair everywhere, you need to make sure you comb your extensions properly.
Gently comb through tangled hair - from the bottom to the top.
Be careful, but don't be afraid to add pressure. This applies to knots without adding stress to the scalp.
Another important tip that will help your natural hair this winter is to stay hydrated. We know it's best to drink a cup of hot tea or hot chocolate during the cold winter months, but don't forget to drink plenty of water. It supports hair follicles and growth while preventing dryness and split ends. Drinking water also nourishes the health of your scalp.
Taking good care of your hair extensions will help them last longer and stay healthy. By following our important tips and using the right care, your hair and extensions will always look smooth and nourished.
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