Many women love to wear blonde hair extensions and look really good with it, too. Everything from platinum blonde to honey blonde and every color in between, are all being achieved. However, unlike other hair colors, blonde requires A LOT of hard work to maintain that beautiful color. No one wants to get their perfect blonde only to have it become extremely dry and tangled. Here are 6 tips to help you to keep your blonde extensions flawless.
Quality Human Hair
All blonde extensions are not equal. Bleaching agents are hard on your strands. They can make your hair dry, brittle, frizzy-looking, and prone to breakage. Make sure you purchase quality human hair extensions so that it will last.
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Co-wash the Hair Before you Install It
It doesn’t matter if you’re getting a sew-in or making a wig, co-washing before installation is essential. Co-washing is something that should be done with every weave you buy because it helps to ensure the hair is full of moisture, and you will get to see the true nature of the hair. However, when it comes to blonde hair, you want to wash it with a color-safe co-wash and let it completely dry before installing them.
Don’t Use Sulfate or Silicone
Sulfate and silicon aren’t the best for hair in general. However, these products can shorten the lifespan of your blonde hair extensions. While you’re wearing blonde, you want to use shampoos and conditioners that are formulated especially for blonde hair. RULE OF THUMB: products that have -ate(s) or -cone(s) should be avoided.
Don’t Use Too Much Heat
Heat can cause your blonde hair to dry out and get tangled. You should limit all heat styling (flat irons, curling wands, straighteners, and blow dryers to once a week. When blow-drying your hair, use the coolest setting on the dryer. Use To Flexi-rods, bobby pins, braids, and hairspray to achieve the desired look.
Deep Conditioning Is Your Best Friend
The hair can be extremely dry due to the amount of striping that occurred to get your hair perfectly blonde. Dryness can lead to tangling and matting. To avoid these things, you should try to deep condition at least three times a week. So, every time you wash your extensions, you should also do a deep conditioning.
Again, due to the amount of striping that occurred when dying the hair blonde hair can become extremely dry. After you have washed, deep conditioned, air-dried, and moisturized, you want to follow up with light oils like jojoba, coconut, argan, grapeseed, or almond oil to seal in the moisture and give the hair a beautiful shine.
Avoid Chlorine At All Costs!
The weather is getting warmer, and you might want to go swimming in the pool, STOP. It is essential to know that chlorine will strip your hair of all oils and moisture. If you’re going to go swim, you should put some conditioner on your hair and grab a swim cap or if it’s a wig, don’t wear it the day you decide to swim.
Some good brands of conditioner to try when wearing blonde hair are Redken Blonde Idol, It’s A 10 for blondes or Joico Blonde Life. Purple shampoo should also be a staple as it removes unwanted brassy tones from your blonde extensions. Limiting heat styling and moisturizing the hair ensures longevity and flawlessness. Remember these 6 tips to ensure that your blonde weave remains stunning!