With summer and warmer temperatures approaching, taking good care of your hair extensions is more important than ever.
Check-out the following tips to keep your hair extensions in tip-top shape.
When you apply sunscreen to your face and body the ingredients in some sunscreens can cause a chemical reaction, resulting in your hair extensions turning orange.
Be wary of varying quantities of the following ingredients:
- Avobenzone (Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane), oil soluble and absorbs UVA rays
- Octocrylene (an added stabiliser to Avobenzone, which degrades in ligh
When the above ingredients are exposed to UV light and make contact with your hair extensions, the cells break down and ROS (reactive oxygen species) occurs. then, when your hair extensions become wet the electron particles (silica, calcium, copper, magnesium and iron) from the minerals in the water cause a reaction that results in the hair turning orange.
We recommend the following sunscreens, which are safe for hair extensions:
- Coola Mineral Organic Body Sunscreen
- Sun Bum Mineral SPF50 Sunscreen Lotion
- Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Lotion
Other Hair Extension Tips for Summer:
- Chlorine is not your hair's friend!
- When swimming at the beach or in a pool, apply a leave-in conditioner from midway dow the hair, right to the ends and tie your hair in a ponytail.
- To prevent tangles, plait your hair when swimming.
Try this MHE product this Summer to help to keep your hair looking good:
Hairtini: Your hair's best friend this Summer. A nourishing leave in treatment with UVA/UVB Filters to protect your hair from the sun while also keeping it hydrated.