How To Care For Your Hair Extensions When Vacationing

How To Care For Your Hair Extensions When Vacationing

Vacation season is almost here! You’re ready to get out of the house, soak up the sun and have some fun – but you’re worried about your hair extensions. 

You know how sun, salt water and swimming pools can damage your natural hair, but you’re not sure how to protect your hair extensions from these and other elements. 

Don’t worry! The experts at Whitney Evans Beauty have you covered. 

Today, we’ll show you how to care for your hair extensions while you’re on vacation. That way you can enjoy yourself without worry. If you are still considering having extensions installed before your next vacation, find out more here! 

Hair Extension Vacation Care Tip #1 – Pack The Right Products

Of all the things you have to remember to pack for your trip, shampoo and conditioner are typically not on your list. You can get by with the complimentary bottles the hotel or resort supplies. 

As convenient as that perk is, those products will not provide your hand-tied hair extensions with the protection they need. 

To avoid damaging your investment with unsuitable hair care products, be sure to pack  shampoo and conditioner that are specifically designed for hair extensions. 

While you could attempt to buy these products at a local store, you run the risk of not finding the right products on their shelves. Play it safe and bring your own supply of specially designed hair care products for your extensions. 

Hair Extension Vacation Care Tip #2 – Protect Your Hair Extensions When Swimming

Taking a dip in a pool or the ocean is incredibly refreshing and invigorating! Unfortunately, chlorine and salt water are extremely harmful to hair extensions.

Exposing your hair extensions to chlorinated pools or salty ocean water leads to such damaging effects as tangles, dryness and discoloration.  So you must take extra care when you’re swimming with hair extensions. 

If you decided to take a dip in the ocean or resort pool, you can help protect your hair extensions from damage by:

  • Plaiting or braiding your hair so it is less likely to make contact with the pool or sea water
  • Keeping your head and hair above water at all times – no diving or aggressive swimming
  • Applying leave-in conditioner to your hair as soon as you’re out of the water. Then comb it out to keep your hair and extensions tangle-free. 

Go ahead and enjoy your time in the pool or ocean. Just remember to practice these precautions to avoid damaging your hair extensions while swimming. 

Hair Extension Vacation Care Tip #3 – Protect Your Hair Extensions When Sunbathing 

Exposure to salt water or chlorine is not the only vacation concern for your hair extensions. Too much sun can also cause damage. 

The best way to protect your hair extensions from sun-related damage is to wear a wide-brimmed hat. Not only will this protect your hair extensions from damage, it will also protect your face and neck from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

The other area of concern when sunbathing is avoiding the use of sunscreen that could potentially damage your hair extensions. Wearing sunscreen is vital when spending time in the sun. However, certain sunscreen products that contain avobenzone and oxybenzone could discolor your hair extensions if it comes in contact with the lotion or spray. 

When shopping for sunscreen, look for brands that do not contain these ingredients. 

Hair Extension Vacation Care Tip #4 – Schedule a Hair Extension Maintenance Appointment

The most important tip for properly caring for hair extensions on vacation actually occurs after your trip ends. Once you’re back home, pick up the phone and call Whitney Evans Beauty to schedule a hair extension maintenance appointment. 

During the maintenance appointment, our experts will make sure there are no issues with your hair extensions and natural hair. Plus, they’ll help prolong the life of your extensions with a revitalizing wash, style and brush.  

So enjoy your vacation this summer. Just remember to follow the hair extension care tips above – and follow-up your vacation with a visit to Whitney Evans Beauty! 

Call us at (865) 339-4951 or contact us today to schedule your post-vacation hair extension maintenance appointment! 


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