Having hair extensions can help you achieve the hairstyle & look of your dreams. However, if you don’t take proper care of your hair extensions, they can make your hair look messy & unkept. Especially in the colder months, your hair is more susceptible to more damage than it is other times of the year. Hair extensions can become a bit brittle and are susceptible to static and excessive dryness in the air. Here are 5 pro tips to help you care for your hair extensions in the colder months & prevent any issues.
1) Keep Your Hair Moisturized
The cold and dry air that comes with the winter months can really dry out your hair. For this reason, it is more important to keep your hair moisturized in the winter than any other time of the year.
Use a deep conditioning hair treatment once a week can make a real difference. Choose a product which provides extra moisture and leave to soak in for as long as possible.
2) Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often
In order to care for the natural balance of your roots it’s best not to wash your hair more than once a week if possible. Should you feel the need to freshen up your hair try a dry shampoo for instant rescue.
During the warmer months, you’ll need to wash your hair more frequently due to moisture and sweat buildup. However, during the winter, you will need to wash your hair much less frequently. The more you wash your hair, the dryer it will become, stripping it of its natural oils. Unlike your natural hair, Hair Extensions lack the nourishment oils from the scalp. Reduce the amount of times you wash your hair during the winter to keep your hair hydrated and healthy.
3) Limit Heat Styling
One of the best advantages to wearing quality Hair Extensions made from 100% real Human Hair is that they can be styled the same way as regular hair. However, in the colder months, you should limit your use of heat styling tools on your Hair Extensions. These tools can dry your hair out even worse in winter.
Therefore, you should opt for air drying, non-heated curlers, and other non-heat tools to style your hair when possible.If you must style your hair with heat, use a heat protectant spray to prevent the heat from drying out your hair.
Do not use the hair dryers in winter. Attempt to dry your hair naturally despite it taking a little longer to dry.
4) Brush Daily
It’s important to brush your hair extensions each day, like you would your normal hair. Brushing your hair extensions will help distribute some of the natural oils from your scalp to your hair extensions. These natural oils are essential to keeping your hair well hydrated, especially in the colder months when the air is dry.
5) Protect Your Hair
The air in the winter can lead to dryness, but combination of high winds and dry air can also cause breakage in your hair. For this reason, it’s important to keep your hair protected when stepping out in the colder months. Consider wearing a hat, scarf, or hood to protect your hair extensions, especially for prolonged exposure to the outdoors. When you spend time outside during the winter, it’s best to keep your hair protected from damage.