As Denver heats up, dealing with your hair may make you feel, well, heated. But no worries! The expert stylists at Deseo Salon & BlowDry have some quick, easy tips that will make your summer. Make maintaining your beaded weft hair extensions easy so you can have fun in the sun.
Here Comes the Sun (And the UV Rays)
A primary issue in the summer is the UV radiation. You already know that this can be damaging to your skin and that it’s important to wear sunscreen daily. But you should also know that UV rays can damage and dry out both your natural hair and your extensions. We recommend applying a heat protectant, such as Kevin Murphy’s Heated Defense, which protects hair from heat up to 450° F.
Hats, especially a wide-brimmed sun hat, are also excellent ways to beat the heat. It’s important to note that heat can damage the integrity of keratin bonds and sweat can encourage the bond to slip. Effectively covering your head and hair is one of your best defenses against getting hot and sweaty!
Combat the Chlorine and Salt Water
Chlorine and saltwater can also damage your new long locks. When you think summer, you might start daydreaming about lounging by the pool and the white sand of the beach. But chlorine and saltwater are harsh, damaging, and drying to both your natural hair and your extensions. If you want to keep your hair safe, try tying up your hair (which we’ll talk more about later) and putting on a swim cap. You can also protect your extensions by coating it with a leave-in conditioner such as Kevin Murphy’s Leave-In Repair. Then rinse it out when you’re done swimming.
Buns and Ponytails Are Your New Best Friends
Putting your hair up in a bun or ponytail is a quick and easy way to keep your hair secure during the summer. Not only can this look be modern and fun, but it’s also a good way to protect your mid-lengths. Some trendy updos include:
- A low bun with whispy sides to break up the severity,
- The topknot,
- The easy and breezy messy bun,
- a ponytail with a tousled look, and
- Going half-up and half-down to get the best of both worlds.
Get Out and Play Without the Hassle
You’ll also want to opt for a quick updo when you’re having fun outside. After all, you’ll be sweating and there will be wear and tear on your extensions. Consider pairing your beaded weft extensions with fun, protective headwear. This can include a chic scarf or a patterned bandana, which you can coordinate with the rest of your look.
Remember to Check In With a Professional
Lastly, it’s especially important that you maintain your hair extensions during the summer. Between the heat and damage from the outdoors, a few of your extensions may start to feel loose. Your hairstylist can maintain your extensions while providing you with helpful summer tips. You should also have your extensions moved up about every six or eight weeks by your stylist. During this process, the links will be reopened and moved closer to your scalp. This will keep your hair extensions in place but will also keep them hidden.
Overall, you want to remember to keep your extensions healthy-looking, protected, and maintained every six weeks, no matter what the weather is like. If you live in Denver, CO, or find yourself in the area, we encourage you to schedule an appointment if you’re interested in having beaded weft hair extensions either installed or maintained.