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All Year Maintenance Tips

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NEVER use Sunblocks containing these ingredients:
AVOBENZONE 
OCTOCRYLENE 
It turns extensions Peachy 
or Pink and is stubborn to remove!  You may need 
New Hair!

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the Hair by Barbie Cove.

We are always here to help you stay on top of your hair routines.  Life can be crazy, but your hair doesn't have to be. You invested in the best hair that is available, now lets make sure it stays Mer-Mazing! 

 How to care for your investment!

Maintaining an active summer lifestyle doesn’t have to be a hassle while you’re wearing extensions. However, the harsh spring and summer weather can take a toll on your natural hair and your extensions, making it essential to take extra care to preserve their quality. Follow these helpful tips to keep your Hair By Barbie extensions looking their best all summer long.

Protect Your Extensions from Sun Damage

Mineral sunscreen is a must-have for anyone with hair extensions. Avoid chemical sunscreens containing Avobenzone and Octocrylene, which can cause discoloration and a pinkish tone. Mineral sunscreen lacks these harmful ingredients and won’t affect your extensions, providing essential protection against sun damage.

 

UV Ray + Heat Protection

UV Rays and direct heat can be harmful to not just your extensions, but to your own hair as well. Use our Seven Hair Care products that provide UV and/or heat protection to help keep your hair color from fading and drying out.

 

Hydrate Your Hair and Extensions

The summer heat can be harsh on your extensions and natural hair, leading to dryness and damage. Keep your natural hair and extensions healthy and hydrated by using leave-in conditioners, hydrating balms, and hair oils. Apply these products to the ends of your hair, not your roots, and look for products with heat protectant to keep your hair from drying out.

 

Use Heat Tools Sparingly

Heat tools paired with the summer heat can be damaging to your extensions and natural hair during the summer. If you must heat style, make sure to use a heat protectant and keep your hot tools on a medium to a low setting to avoid any damage. For heat-free waves, try going to bed with SLEEP by Covet & Manes' Silk Wave Rods and Turban (*WE SELL THOSE*), to protect your hair while creating effortless, damage-free waves.

 

Enhance your natural waves

Our beach wave enhancements allow you to air dry and embrace your natural wave pattern. Pair with Seven's  Curl Cream for an extra bounce and added moisture while controlling unwanted frizz.

 

Swim Safely with Your Hair Extensions

Before you dive into the pool or ocean, wet your hair and apply a leave-in conditioner to prevent dryness and discoloration caused by mineral deposits in the water. Keep your hair off your face and neck by putting it in a ponytail, bun, or braid. Rinse your hair thoroughly with clean water immediately after swimming to remove any chlorine or saltwater residue.

 

Brush Your Hair Regularly

Brushing your hair regularly is essential for preventing tangling and matting. Use a brush with soft bristles, and start brushing from the bottom up, working your way to the top. Brush each row individually, starting from the middle and moving towards the weft. Don’t forget to brush your hair before showering to avoid tangling as you wash your hair.

 

How to Combat Dryness

Avoid round brushes and bristles with balls on the ends, as they can cause hair strands to stretch, break, and tangle. Opt for gentle styling tools that respect the integrity of your extensions.

To maintain optimal hair health, we advise periodically using a clarifying shampoo every 4-6 weeks. This deep-cleansing treatment removes any product buildup, deposits, or impurities that can dry out the hair. The result? Fresh, revitalized strands that are ready to shine. Make sure to use a lightweight conditioner for 100% Remy extensions as conditioner can become heavy and cause build up.

Avoid using heavy oils and silicones that can weigh down the hair, causing it to appear dull, dry, and tangled. Instead, opt for premium products with nourishing properties that won’t strip away moisture.

We recommend using a sulfate-free shampoo that cleanses without compromising the hair’s natural balance.

Incorporate these tips into your summer hair extension care routine to help prevent damage caused by the harsh summer months.

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