Have you been doing Dry January? Let’s hope it doesn’t extend to your hair!
Dry hair is one of the consequences of all this cold weather and it doesn’t help with the Winter blues. You may think if you wear hair extensions that you don’t need to worry about your hair getting dry. In fact, if you wear 100% human hair extensions, like Remi Silky or Euro Weft from Dream Girl then you definitely do: Just like your natural hair, hair extensions can become dry in the cold.
Why, or how, does cold do this to our hair? You know the effect it has on your skin. The cold wind makes it chapped and cold. The freezing temperatures and moisture clings to your skin and your hair. It stretches the hair follicles causing them to split. A lack of warmth can also make hair frizzy.
That’s just one side of it. Going from freezing cold outdoors to air conditioned warmth and central heating inside means the air is just as dry in your house. Without that much needed warm moisture your hair becomes even drier.
Dry hair isn’t just frizzy. It can stretch and become more brittle. That’s really bad news for hair extensions. If hair extensions split then you lose the wear in them and have to replace them much more often. We know as well as you, you want your hair extensions to last as long as you possibly can.
So keep them looking fresh and shiny for longer by banishing the effect of dry and cold air on your hair. We know about keeping hair covered in the Summer to protect it from UV rays. Do the same in Winter. Cover your hair with a hat or scarf when you’re out and about to reduce damage from the cold. Be careful when you’re coming your hair. Especially with hair extensions use a wide toothed comb when your hair is damp. This will reduce any pulling or tugging on any knots and tangles (dry hair can get knotted much more easily). Going from extreme damages will damage your hair. You can reduce that by turning down the heat. If you blow dry your hair then don’t use the hottest setting. Never use hair straighteners on hair extensions; it’ll damage your hair too much and will mean they don’t last as long.
Treat your hair once a week to a deep conditioning mask. This will help restore moisture and keep your hair glossy and shiny. If you don’t want to use a mask then try a conditioner designed especially for hair extensions. Simply leave it on for an extra minute or so, paying particular attention to the ends of your hair.
And drink plenty of water! The best way to get moisture back into your body and skin is by drinking water. This will help your natural locks and not your hair extensions, obviously, but it’s a good habit and it means you’ll be ready to take on Spring.