The Weather’s Getting Colder--Make Sure Your Extensions Are Ready!
Posted on September 28 2016
We know it’s hard to believe that summer is, at least
officially, over. For the most part, the days are still pleasantly warm, but
we’re sure you’ve felt the nip of approaching autumn on a few nights this past
week. However, it’s only going to get colder, and you know the drill: Time to
take inventory of your winter wardrobe, buy a new pair of boots and swap out
your summer skincare essentials for cold-weather-friendly picks.
But how about your hair?
If you’re not preparing your hair for the winter--especially if you’ve been buying and
wearing human hair extensions--you’re selling yourself short.
As you’ll remember from our blog on keeping your hair in its
best shape during the summer, the sun’s strong rays and salty ocean water can
wreak havoc on your extensions. Dryness is
the culprit that can lead to breakage, split ends, poor texture and other
issues that dull the shine of your Remy human hair extensions.
In the winter, dryness strikes again, this time due to low temperatures and
humidity. If you’re not careful, you can end up with tired-looking hair and a
dry, itchy scalp. But keep dryness at bay, and you’ll still have touchably
soft, long locks come spring.
Skip the Shampoo
Since human hair naturally loses moisture in the winter, you
have to replenish it with conditioner and oils. We recommend using only
salon-quality products like Redken and Matrix, since inferior products can
contain ingredients that only coat your hair in thick materials like silicone
without genuinely replenishing the moisture in your hair.
If you have particularly dry hair in the first place, you
can skip the shampoo a few times a week, since you’ll sweat less in the winter,
and shampoo can dry out hair and scalps. Some women don’t shampoo at all during
the winter--it depends on your preference, so see what works for you.
Don’t Warm Up
On winter’s coldest days, a hot blowdryer feels pretty good
on your scalp, especially if your bathroom is otherwise freezing. But be
careful: Heat-styling without caution can weaken your hair cuticles and dry
your hair. Don’t dull your extensions with heat this winter. Use alternate
styling methods like curlers or braids, and, if you must heat-style, use a
protective product first.
The only time you should consider a serious blast of heat is if you’d otherwise
leave the house with wet hair. Not only is walking outside in cold weather with
a wet head unhealthy, but it can freeze your extensions, drying them out and
making them prone to breakage.
Know how to protect your hair extensions
before you buy them. Read the rest of our blog for helpful tips on
taking care of your extensions, and call us for round-the-clock support.