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Summer is approaching FAST, and that means lots of sun, fun, and… chlorine and salt water! If you love swimming but also want to keep your hair extensions looking their best, it’s crucial to know how to protect them. Chlorine pools and salt water can really do a number on your hair extensions, but this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the summer. Here are our top tips to protect your extensions and keep them in great condition.

Why Chlorine and Salt Water Are Harmful to Hair Extensions

Chlorine and salt water can cause significant damage to hair extensions. Chlorine strips the hair of its natural oils, leading to dryness, brittleness, and potential color changes. Salt water can have a similar drying effect, causing the hair to become tangled and prone to breakage. Both can lead to a buildup of harmful minerals and chemicals that can affect the longevity and appearance of your extensions.

Top Tips to Protect Your Hair Extensions

1. Use Malibu C Hard Water Treatment Sachets

Malibu C Hard Water Treatment Sachets are excellent for reducing the buildup of chlorine, minerals, and other impurities. Use these treatments regularly to keep your hair extensions clean and free from harmful deposits.

2. Tie Hair Up in High Ponytails

Keeping your hair up in a high ponytail or bun can minimize the exposure of your extensions to chlorinated or salty water. This simple step can make a big difference in protecting the ends of your hair.

3. Bring a Spray Bottle of Fresh Water

Before you dive into the pool or ocean, spray your hair with fresh water. Your hair will absorb the fresh water first, reducing the amount of chlorinated or salt water it can soak up. This can help prevent dryness and damage.

4. Use Clarifying Shampoo

Have a clarifying shampoo on hand for those unexpected dips in the pool. Clarifying shampoos are designed to remove buildup from hair products, chlorine, and salt, helping to keep your extensions clean and healthy.

5. Use Moisturizing Products

Replenish the moisture lost to salt and chlorinated water by using hydrating hair masks, leave-in conditioners, and serums. These products help to restore the softness and shine of your extensions, keeping them looking their best.

Additional Tips for Summer Hair Care

Summer fun doesn’t have to mean compromising the health of your hair extensions. By following these top tips, you can protect your extensions from the harmful effects of chlorine and salt water. Use products like Malibu C Hard Water Treatment Sachets, keep your hair tied up, and always have a spray bottle of fresh water handy. Don’t forget to use clarifying shampoos and moisturizing products to keep your extensions hydrated and looking fabulous. Enjoy your summer with beautiful, healthy hair!

Ready to protect your hair extensions this summer? Save this guide and share it with your clients to help them enjoy the sun, sea, and pool without worrying about their extensions. Your hair will thank you!