When it comes to killer extension looks, your clients probably already know that you’re the real deal. Yep, when it comes to extensions, you’re the best in the biz for picking out the perfect look, applying them seamlessly, and helping your clients out when it comes to their extensions’ longevity.
When it comes time for fun and the sun with extensions, though, client education is a whole different ballgame. Ask yourself–have you kept your clients in the know about summertime extension care?
If that answer is a weak (or resounding) “Umm, I could do better,” then we’ve got good news for you–this blog is all about taking the highlights (pun intended) of summer hair extension care and breaking them down for your clients.
Want to make sure they’re doing everything in their power to keep those extensions lasting all summer long (and then some)? This is the blog to read, absorb, and share with your extension lovin’ clients.
Top Tips for Helping Clients Care for Their Extension in the Summer Heat
Your clients might understand the ins and outs of hair care for natural hair in the summer–but what about your clients with beautiful (and delicate) extensions? Here are a few must-know and must-include tips to shuffle into your clients’ summer extension haircare routines.
Dry Shampoo for the Win– Limit the Wet Shampooing
The less that your clients wash their extensions throughout the summer (and always, to be honest), the better. Shampooing can be super harmful to extensions as it strips the natural oils of the hair that aren’t necessarily replenished because they’re not attached to their scalp (like their natural hair). Hook them up with a reliable and amazing dry shampoo they can spritz or apply throughout the week to keep things fresh, clean, and lookin’ oh-so-summer ready.
Deep Condition Extensions Every Week
Avoiding as many wash days as possible is a must, but when it does come, be sure to advise your clients on a deep condition session at least once a week. Natural hair can take on a lot of damage from the sun, salt, and heat–extension hair is even worse. It’s probable that your clients will experience dry, brittle extension hair if they’re not moisturizing enough, so make sure they’ve got a go-to deep conditioning regimen they can rely on.
Lay Off the Hot Tools for the Summer
We know we know–loose and beautiful beach curls are a total summer look–but if your clients are using hot tools to achieve that look, they could be causing more harm than good. They’re already dealing with the drying and damaging effects of the hot summer sun–adding in even more damaging heat from hot tools is like a double whammy their extensions just don’t need.
The best way to ensure your clients are keeping their extensions lookin’ and feelin’ their best in the summer? Encourage them (like, really encourage them) to leave the hot tools (we’re lookin’ at you, curling iron and straightener) in the cabinets and opt for no-heat ways to achieve the looks they’re craving.
They can still get those big beach waves without the heat tools–show them tutorials on how to master the no-heat, overnight curly look
Avoid Tangles with Loose & Cute Braids or Buns
The ultimate adversary of extensions (and natural hair, too) are tangles and knots. We know that summer is a time of going, doing, and being active–so make sure your clients have a few go-to hairstyles up their sleeves that look cute but also protect those extensions from excess tangles. Loose braids, cute (and loose) buns), low ponies, and more can help your clients keep things tangle-free while looking cute as can be all summer long.
Wet Extensions Before Going for a Dip
Avoiding getting extensions wet might be the go-to advice for you, but let’s be real–it’s summer. Your clients are going to want to swim, enjoy the water, splash in the ocean, etc., don’t be that stylist who tells them they can’t. To help your water lovin’ clients avoid excess damage to their beloved extensions, advise them to wet down their extensions with fresh water before they go for a dip.
Dry hair will drink in salt water or chlorine like a sponge, whereas wetting it down first can reduce the amount it absorbs. Of course, advise your clients to avoid getting their hair too wet too often–we don’t want to loosen those bonds or ties!
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