Now that it’s officially summer (thank you, summer solstice!), it’s time for all the things I know you babes love as much as I do: pool days, beach vacations, and outdoor barbecues!
The reason I love my clip-in hair extensions so much is that I can take extra special care of them in the summer by TAKING THEM OUT! That’s right, when I’m getting in the pool, getting in the ocean, or getting on a boat, I choose to leave my pretty hair at home.
You’re probably thinking, “Why would I want to leave my hair at home?! I want to look great poolside!” Trust me, I’m with you! The problem is that chlorine, salt water, and wind can be super damaging to your hair extensions. The hair can get matted, tangled, and discolored.
That’s why my team of hair experts and I recommend saving your pretty hair for a night out at your favorite beach bar instead! As long as you’re staying out of the water and high winds, you’ll be a-ok!
And remember, sunscreen and hair extensions DO NOT MIX! This is the most important piece of advice I can give you. Avobenzone, the chemical in sunscreen, will turn your extensions pink and orange, and it is basically impossible to get out.
Of course, we want you to protect your skin from sun damage, so we recommend using a mineral-based sunscreen that does NOT contain avobenzone. Then, as an extra precaution, keep your hair up in a high pony or bun to keep it from brushing your shoulders and back that should be covered in sunscreen!
So, to recap:
- Avoid salt and chlorine water
- Don't wear your extensions on a boat (unless you’re cruising out of the wind below deck!)
- Avoid sunscreen
Stick to these summer hair care tips and your clip-in hair extensions will stay as good as new!
And of course, when you’re rocking your new clip-in hair extensions on Instagram, be sure to tag @XoBrittAldean and use #XoBrittBabe for a chance to be featured!
Xo Britt 💋