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Are you planning a summer holiday and wondering why your hair extensions have turned a funny colour? You might be surprised to learn that sunscream could be the culprit. Especially for blonde hair extensions, which are particularly susceptible to discolouration, suncream can cause unexpected changes. Let’s dive into why this happens and how you can protect your extensions.

Why Sunscream Discolors Hair Extensions

Have you noticed your blonde hair extensions turning pink or orange at the ends? Or maybe your darker extensions have a slight change in colour? This colour change results from a chemical reaction between the sunscreen and the hair. The main culprits are two ingredients found in many sunscream:

  1. Avobenzone (Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane)
    • An oil-soluble ingredient used in sunscreen products to absorb the full spectrum of UVA rays.
  2. Octocrylene
    • Added as a stabiliser because Avobenzone degrades in light. Together, they cause a chemical reaction that can lead to discolouration of hair extensions.

Top Tips to Protect Your Hair Extensions

To keep your hair extensions looking beautiful and avoid unwanted colour changes, follow these top tips:

1. Tie Your Hair Up

Make sure to tie your hair up so that the ends don’t touch your sunscreen-covered skin. This simple step can prevent the sunscream from coming into contact with your extensions and causing discolouration.

2. Use Malibu C Hard Water Wellness Remedy

Malibu C Hard Water Wellness Remedy helps eliminate brassiness, discolouration, and damage caused by mineral absorption. Incorporate this treatment into your hair care routine to protect your extensions from sun and water damage.


Suncream can be a hidden enemy to your hair extensions, especially during the summer holidays. By understanding the chemical reactions caused by ingredients like Avobenzone and Octocrylene, you can take steps to protect your extensions. Remember to tie your hair up and use treatments like Malibu C Hard Water Wellness Remedy to keep your hair looking its best.

Are you ready to enjoy your summer holidays without worrying about your hair extensions? With these tips, you can keep your extensions safe from discolouration and enjoy the sun with confidence. Save this guide and share it with your clients to help them protect their hair extensions this summer.