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Maintaining Tape-In Hair Extensions in Humid Weather

The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining Tape-In Hair Extensions in Humid Weather! You can enjoy beautiful, long-lasting extensions.

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Whether you are off on holiday or enjoying some sunshine this Summer, we’ve put together the ultimate maintenance guide to keep your hair looking flawless.

With proper care and a few handy tips, you can enjoy beautiful, long-lasting tape-in extensions, no matter how humid it gets.

Preparing Your Hair for Tape-In Extensions

  • Before you come to your appointment make sure your hair is freshly washed and straightened and ensure it’s free from any product build up.
  • Make sure you buy the correct products and use salon quality shampoo and conditions.
  • Avoid applying any heavy styling products or oils near the top of the root to prevent the extensions slipping.
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Washing and Drying Techniques

  • Wash your hair with salon quality shampoo and conditions to maintain the longevity of your tape extensions, if you need any product recommendations our stylists are on hand to advise you on the best products for your hair type and we have a range of redken products available to buy in the salon.
  • Try to avoid washing your hair too frequently, as this can weaken the adhesive bond on the tapes. You should carry on with your usual routine.
  • When drying your hair, use a low heat setting and make sure you use a heat protector spray. Ensure the roots of your hair have been fully dried.
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Styling Tips to Combat Humidity

  • Use anti-frizz serum and oils on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair to reduce frizz.
  • Opt for simple and chic hairstyles such as up-dos and braids to keep your hair off your neck to keep you cool.
  • Use a tangle teezer to detangle your hair gently, starting from the ends and working your way up.

Protecting Your Tape-In Extensions

  • Use a UV protectant spray or wear a hat to shield your extensions from the sun’s rays.
  • If you plan on doing lots of swimming, make sure to wash your hair thoroughly after to get rid of any chlorine or salt water.

By following these maintenance tips, you will keep your tape extensions looking their best whilst you are in the sunshine. Regular maintenance and proper care will ensure that your tape-in extensions stay beautiful and last for the 6-8 weeks before your refit.

Enjoy your new hair with confidence!

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.