Hair extensions can help you achieve the hairstyle of your dreams. However, if you don’t take proper care of your extensions, they can make your hair look messy and unkempt. In the colder months, your hair extensions can become a bit brittle and are susceptible to static and excessive dryness. Here are some tips to help you care for your hair extensions in the fall and winter to prevent these issues.
Conditioning your hair extensions is an important part of keeping them well hydrated. In the colder months when they are susceptible to excessive dryness, you should periodically deep condition them. You should also condition them more frequently than you shampoo them. It’s important to limit the frequency at which you wash your extensions, shampooing them less in the winter than you would in the summer.
Limit Heat Styling
One of the best advantages to wearing hair extensions made of 100% real human hair is that they can be styled the same way as regular hair. However, in the colder months, you should limit your use of heat styling tools on your extensions. These tools can dry your hair out even worse in winter. Therefore, you should opt for air drying, non-heated curlers, and other non-heat tools to style your hair when possible.
It’s important to brush your hair extensions each day, like you would your normal hair. Brushing your hair extensions will help distribute the natural oils from your scalp to your hair extensions. These natural oils are essential to keeping your hair well hydrated, especially in the colder months when the air is dry.
Wear a Hat
Hats are a great way to keep warm when the air gets cold. However, a hat can also help protect your hair from damage during the colder months. When the weather gets colder, the air becomes dry and can dry out your hair and hair extensions. Keeping your hair extensions under a hat when stepping out into the colder air will help protect your hair extensions from this damage.