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With summer in full swing, it’s time to enjoy the warm weather, whether that’s in Cardiff or somewhere more tropical! However, the sun, pool water, SPF and humidity can take a toll on your extensions if not properly cared for. 

Let’s dive into the key steps to ensure your hair extensions stay in check during summer!

#1 – Poolside pre-cautions ????

Whether you’re lounging at the pool or the beach, it’s crucial to take extra precautions with your hair extensions. Prior to swimming, be sure to dampen your extensions with fresh water and apply a leave in-conditioner, this will create a barrier, and will minimise chlorine damage. Follow up with a post-swim rinse and deep condition to restore moisture in your hair extensions and, prevent dryness!

#2 – Hydration is key ????

Maintaining proper hydration is vital to the health ofyour hair extensions in the summer climate! There is no better time to perfect your hair routine, using hydrating conditioners, serums and dee conditioning treatments will allow your stennies to flourish! Why not treat your hair to our brand new My Organics Aftercare Bundle, one of our favourite sustainable plant-based haircare brands free of any synthetic fillers and binders – perfect to use on both hair extensions and natural hair!

#3 – Sun protection ☀️

Avoid pro-longed periods in direct sunlight to prevent colour fading, especially for our clients with blonde hair extensions. Investing in haircare products with UV filters is a great way to create a protective shield against the sun’s damaging rays!

#4 – Handle your hair carefully ????‍♀️

Your hair extensions bonds can become weak in the summer climate, to prevent tangling and breakage be sure to use a proper hair extensions brush, like ours! When it comes to hairstyling, a simple braid or plait is the perfect option to protect your locks!

Now that you’re equipped with summer hair care knowledge, it’s time to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the warmer weather knowing that your Xtended Locks hair are well taken care of!

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