When you got your hair extension at a hair salon Gold Coast (such as Hair Candy Hair Extensions) during the summer, you thought the sun’s heat was an extension’s greatest threat. Now that it’s winter, don’t be fooled by that cold weather. Cold winters can be harsh on hair extensions because of the lack of humidity. Those months of dryness can make hair – and extensions – brittle and dry. It would be best if you protect your hair and hair extension using these winter hair care tips.
Use silk or satin for outdoor protection
Wear a hat, beanie, headscarf, or hood with silk or satin linings. They are best since the material doesn’t absorb moisture and hair strands won’t rub together. Cotton causes friction that leads to frizz, static, and tangles.
The cold and dry air can cause breakage and split ends. Try trimming your hair ends a little before installing your hair extensions. Trimming your hair will make it easier to blend into the hair extensions.
Watch what you use to wash your hair
Chemicals and caustic drying ingredients such as sulphates in common shampoo brands will strip natural oils and damage the cuticle layer. Since hair extensions don’t get the natural oils from the scalp, you may need to shampoo with products designed for them. Look for hair care products that are sulphate-free.
When washing, avoid “ball and lather”
Extensions need to be treated as gently as possible, but still need to be cleaned from time to time. Shampoo and conditioner gently, combing the hands through the hair from weft to ends. Keep the hair as smooth and straight as possible. Never make the “ball and lather” mistake as this will strain the bonds and lead to tangled hair.
When tangling happens, do this
Tangling will eventually happen, so the key is using the right brush and the proper brushing routine.
- To brush, hold your hair roots with one hand to support the bonds; brush gently beginning at the ends and working up toward the scalp. Use specially designed loop brushes instead of bristles.
- Brush at least twice a day. It’s one of the best things you get the most out of your hair extensions.
- You can also use a hair extension detangling caddy tool.
Hair Candy Hair Extensions
On the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas, Hair Candy takes pride in offering the best hair extensions experience you will ever have. We know that finding the right hair salon Gold Coast is difficult, and finding a hairdresser you can truly trust and who listens is even harder, if not rare. Hair Candy stylists are genuinely passionate and love to give you your real hair look. Book in now for a FREE consultation at https://www.haircandy.com.au/.