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There are sun-soaked days by the pool, dips in the sea, and sticky sunscreen; summer holidays can play havoc with your hair extensions. But contending with the heat, humidity, and chlorine doesn’t have to be hard work.
For many of us, the most important thing on our holiday is to relax, enjoy, appreciate, and sometimes, just forget the daily grind and distraction of the city. The summer months are a fantastic time to step away from the city and enjoy a break, soak up the sun, have some fun and enjoy yourself.
The summer is just around the corner, and your holiday is booked—you’ve booked your flights and looked into fantastic excursions to get you out and about and enjoying the sights. But what about your holiday hair?
If you’re heading away with a new set of extensions, you’re in for an absolute treat. It’ll be your first time with your new locks, strutting your stuff around the sights and with a fabulous blowout. Completing your holiday is a great big toothy grin and a ‘high five’ to the sea, sand and sun.
Did you know that your hair can take a real beating when it comes to scorching climates and the summer sun?
Hair extensions don’t usually come ‘pre-holiday ready’—they need a little extra care and attention to prepare them for your travels. If you’re looking to have your hair professionally installed or have clip-ins for the first time, you’re likely excited about your trip. But before you launch your suitcase and hit the airport, you need to know how to care for your new hair extensions.
Today, let’s dive into the essential things you must do to ensure your hair stays on point during the holidays. Here’s what you need to know:
First Things First
1. Your first and most crucial holiday hair tip is to make sure that you get your hair extensions in before you jet off. You don’t want to turn up to your summer holiday with hair that’s a little less than perfect, or even worse, not be able to enjoy the time away with ideal hair.
2. If you’re swimming and playing on the beach, getting your hair extensions wet is inevitable. It’s also inevitable that with all of the sweating, sweltering heat, and humidity, your extensions will lose their volume and become tangled.
3. Before your holiday, you should take your hair extensions to your hairdresser and have them professionally re-bonded if they are already in your hair. This is the only way of ensuring that they will stay in your hair, and if they are already in your hair, you can avoid the hassle of the removal process.
Essential Things to Do
Prepare Your Holiday Hair
Firstly, you should get your hair extensions shampooed and conditioned before you pack them away for your holiday. This will give them a good pre-holiday wash, remove the dirt and grime, and strengthen them for the hair and sun ahead. A simple shampoo and conditioning will leave your hair extensions refreshed and looking fabulous.
Consider using a hair straightener or a flat iron to straighten your hair before wrapping it up for the day. This will help straighten your hair, give it a sleek and smooth look and also help to maintain your hair’s style and volume.
If you have a lot of hair or a hairdo that needs a lot of maintenance and is going to take a while to take out, you can use a hair dryer to help you straighten your hair and get it ready for the summer.
Pack All the Right Hair Care Products
Before you pack everything away for your holiday, it’s a great idea to pack some essentials. The best thing to pack is a small travel-sized bottle of your favourite hair serum or oil. This will act as an excellent hair moisturiser and help to get rid of any frizz and straighten your hair. The essential oil has a high oleic content, which will lock in moisture.
When packing your hair clips and other hair accessories, it’s a good idea to take a few of them out with you. This will give you a choice to wear your hair up in different ways while you’re away, and you can also use them to help if your extensions become loose or tangled.
If you’re travelling by plane, then be sure to remember that you may not be able to take certain products in your hand luggage. For instance, popular hair styling products such as a ʻhair mousseʼ or a ʻhair gelʼ are often not allowed on flights as they are classed as liquids.
You should never pack certain items in your luggage, such as hair straighteners, hair curlers and ʻhot rollersʼ. These are especially worthy of a mention for obvious reasons.
If you want to keep your hair extensions in tip-top condition, then it’s good to take along a small bottle of your preferred shampoo and conditioner. This will help you keep your hair extensions looking great and feeling like your own.
UV Ray Protection
With the sun beating down on the beach, poolside and your shoulders, you should also make sure that you’re protecting your hair from the sun’s rays. Although it can be difficult to discern an actual colour difference, the sun can also affect the shine of your hair.
With this in mind, you should be careful not to expose your hair extensions to too much sun, as this can affect the longevity of your hair extensions.
Styling your hair extensions for summer is an easy and simple process. All you need to do is give it a little TLC and take care of it, and you’ll be ready to go. The best way to look after your hair is to provide a minor cleanup, then style and finish it with a great new look.
When it comes to your hair, the best way to protect it is to avoid getting it wet, especially in the chlorine. For instance, if you are going to the swimming pool on your holiday, it’s good to wear a cap. This will protect your hair and prevent chlorine from damaging it.
You can also invest in an excellent water-resistant hairdryer. This will help you dry your hair quickly and leave it looking fresh and feeling great. A hairdryer with a diffuser will also help to prevent frizz.
Style, But Skip the Heat
Our hairstyles are the first thing we want to get out of the suitcase for most of us. It’s a great way to look fabulous, easy to put together and helps you feel great. Using a hair straightener or curler can also get the perfect look for going out in the evening.
However, you should not apply too much heat to your hair extensions. Suppose you’re taking your hair extensions to a hairdresser on your holiday. In that case, it’s a good idea to make sure that they have an ionic hairdryer—an ionic hairdryer will help reduce the amount of static electricity that your hair gets when it’s damp.
Wear Your Hair Down
Whether you’re on a boat trip or simply relaxing on the beach, wearing your hair down is a great way to protect it from the sun. This will allow you to enjoy the sun, but you’ll also look great. Plus, with your hair extensions being on the show, you can be sure that you’ll have a great new look everywhere you go.
From experience, we know that it doesn’t matter what kind of holiday you’re having or how much of a great time you’re having. It’s always good to look great, and having a good hair day is a sure-fire bet to having a great day. So, remember to take care of your hair extensions when you’re away, and make sure that you look fabulous and have a great time.
Do Overnight Maintenance
If you’re planning on wearing your hair extensions over the course of the night, then you should also think about packing a hair dryer. If you’re going to wear your hair extensions to bed, it’s a good idea to let your hair extensions dry first.
If you get it wet before you have it in a hairdo, you risk it becoming tangled. You should also make sure that you have a hair brush and a hair band.
Be Careful With Your Accessories
When it comes to your hair extensions, you should ensure that you take care of them. However, it is also essential to take care of the extensions you will be wearing in your hair with accessories.
One of the most popular hair accessories that girls love to wear for their hair extensions is a hair clip. This is a great way to hold any hair out of the way and make sure that your hair extensions don’t get tangled in them.
However, with all of the fun that comes with wearing hair accessories, there is also a risk. You should always keep your hair accessories in their designated place and make sure that you pack them away carefully and safely.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking to have a good time and you also want to look great, then your hair extensions are the perfect accessory. When it comes to summer hair styling, you will want to make sure that you keep your hair extensions looking their best.
All you need to do is take a little time out of your holiday to give your hair extensions a little TLC. By doing this, you can be sure that your hair extensions will look fantastic, and you’ll also be able to enjoy your holiday to the max.
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