Expert Tips for Caring for Hair Extensions in Winter
Hair extensions are an investment in beauty that offers instant length, volume, and glamor. They’re the perfect solution to glam it up for special occasions or amp up your everyday style. But just as your natural hair has special needs during winter, so do hair extensions. Today we’ll give you some expert tips to protect your investment and keep your extensions looking fabulous throughout the season.
Comb Them Properly- There’s a right way and a wrong way to comb hair extensions. Using the proper technique will help keep them in great condition and make them last longer. Combing properly will distribute natural oils from your scalp down your hair to the extensions to help give them much-needed moisture to cope with the dry, cold winter conditions. To comb your extensions the right way, hold your hair at the roots to provide support and start brushing at the tips. Slowly work your way up, brushing your hair and extensions gently downward to remove tangles a little at a time.
Hydrate Them- Keeping your hair and extensions hydrated is crucial in the wintertime. To keep strands healthy you must constantly replenish the moisture lost due to dry heat and cold winds. Your stylist can recommend specific products to help keep your extensions well-conditioned, but be sure you understand how to apply them. You’ll want to avoid applying conditioner, deep conditioning masks, and hair oils to the hair extension bonds to avoid damaging the bonds which will lead to slippage. Adding a humidifier to your space is another way you can help keep your lovely locks hydrated.
Use Salon Quality Products- Using high-quality products that are free of sulfates and other ingredients that can damage your extensions ensure that they will last as long as possible. But don’t rush out to replace your shampoo just yet. Your Voga stylist will recommend professional quality products from our shop such as B3 Brazilian Bond Builder Extension Repair Shampoo and Conditioner to properly care for your extensions and keep them in great shape.
Heat Style Sparingly- Winter air is drying and wreaks havoc on both natural hair and extensions. Adding heat styling to the mix further depletes moisture and weakens your hair making it more susceptible to damage. Choose no-heat styles whenever possible and when you must use heat, apply a thermal protectant and use the lowest setting possible.
If you’re ready to kick your style up a notch, come see the extensions experts at Voga Salon. We’ll help you choose the perfect extensions to give you the look you want and equip you with the knowledge, tools, and products to keep your investment looking great. Give us a call at 913.685.1832 to schedule a consultation. You can download our free app from iTunes or Google Play to manage appointments easily from your phone. We'll look forward to serving you at 13357 West 135th in Overland Park.