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Getting holiday ready: The Best Sunscreens for Hair Extensions

Getting holiday ready: The Best Sunscreens for Hair Extensions. Going on holiday with your hair extensions doesn’t have to be a worry.

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Are you planning a well-deserved summer holiday?

If you’re someone who loves to wear hair extensions whilst your away but are wondering what the best way to care and maintain for them is them is, you’ve come to the right place!

Going on holiday with your hair extensions doesn’t have to be a worry, there are a few simple tips and tricks to follow to ensure your extensions remain their best whilst you’re away.

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Our top tip would be to invest in the right kind of sun cream. There are a lot of sun creams on the market now that are designed to keep the coral reef safe from bad chemicals – mostly Avobenzone, Octocrylene and Oxybenzone. These are the same chemicals that can stain hair extensions (turning them a peachy or orange shade)

To avoid this happening, we would advise you to use a mineral-based sun cream. We have listed below 4 sun creams that are ‘coral reef friendly’ and don’t contain bad staining chemicals. All these sun creams are available in Boots or online at Amazon, remember to only buy the mineral version of the brand.

Blue Lizard , Green People, Hawaiian Tropic Mineral and Hello Sunday The Mineral One

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Once you have invested in the best sun cream, it’s also best to bring along travel sized bottles of your favourite salon quality shampoo and conditioner you usually use to keep your extensions looking their best. Make sure to pack your tangle teezer and hair ties for keeping your extensions in place when going in and out of the sea or pool!

Hair Extension pool-side care

If you’re spending your holiday pool-side or on the beach it’s best to tie your extensions in a loose braid or bun to minimize tangles and excessive sun exposure. After swimming rinse your extensions thoroughly with clean water to remove any salt of chlorine and make sure to use your detangling brush to gently remove any knots or tangles.

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You shouldn’t be worried about going on holiday with hair extensions there are just a few tips and techniques to ensure your extensions remain looking their best.

All that’s left to do is pack your bags, embrace the sun, and have a great time knowing your extensions will look their best!
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Sarah Mckenna

Sarah McKenna is the founder of Vixen & Blush and The London Hair Lab. Sarah graduated as a research biochemist in 2005 and started a career within the pharmaceutical industry, before becoming a hair extensions expert. In 2010, Sarah gained insight into the hair extensions industry and could see that clients had a very poor value/quality proposition. At that time, poor-quality hair extensions were available, at prohibitively high prices. Sarah left her initial career and set out on a mission to improve the hair extensions industry in the UK, using her research and development skills.

Spending 3 years securing a high-quality and sustainable supply of human hair, Sarah then developed new products and fitting techniques to allow long-term refits of the same hair. In this way, Sarah was able to offer hair extensions services at a more affordable price to clients, while improving the quality of the service for her clients.

With Vixen & Blush starting in 2012 as a 1 chair salon in London, Sarah quickly grew the business to what it is today, a team of more than 20 hair professionals working together as London’s leading hair extensions specialists.