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Advice, Aftercare

Summer Hair Care – Top Tips for Great Hair

Adjust your hair care routine for the summer months! Whether you’re planning a beach holiday or soaking up the sunshine from home.

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It’s time to adjust your hair care routine for the summer months! Whether you’re planning a beach holiday or soaking up the sunshine from home, these top tips will help you maintain your healthy hair all Summer long.

Discover our expert advice and guidelines for your summer hair care routine whilst you have hair extensions!

Choose the right products.

The first step in ensuring you keep your hair looking its best is to pick the right shampoos and conditioners. With hair extensions it’s important to use the right products and we always recommend investing in a salon quality shampoo and conditioner. We stock a full range of shampoos and conditioners in our Central London salon which are perfect for using with hair extensions. Our team are also on hand to advise you on the best products for your hair type, you can pop in to purchase or pick up a new shampoo or conditioner at your appointment.

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Give your hair a break from heat styling.

Giving your hair a break from excessive heat styling is a good idea in Summer. Embrace your natural hairstyle or opt for heat-free alternatives like putting your hair in plaits before you sleep for the ultimate no heat waves! If you are styling your hair with your favourite curling iron or straighteners make sure to apply a heat protection spray to minimize any damage. Once you have styled your hair, having hair extensions will help keep the curl for up to 3 days, meaning less styling time for you!

Protect your hair in direct sunlight.

If you are heading out for the day in the sunshine, we would recommend wearing a hat or scarf to protect your hair from direct sunlight. Just like your skin your hair can also suffer from sun damage.

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Regularly trim your hair

Regular trims of your hair are great for keeping it healthy! Getting your hair trimmed regularly is a great way to prevent split ends and promote healthy hair growth. During your hair extension appointment, you can ask one of our stylists to give your natural hair a trim before fitting. It’s best to get your hair trimmed at our salon as we can ensure a soft cut which will blend flawlessly with your extensions.

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Tie your hair up

If you are in and out of a swimming pool or the sea, it’s a great idea to put your hair in a low ponytail or bun to keep it from getting tangled. Make sure to release your hair and use a tangle teezer to brush out any knots.

Follow swimming hair care advice

Chlorine and salt water can be harsh on your hair, this can cause your hair to become dry or discoloured. Minimize the effect of chlorine by making sure you rinse your hair thoroughly after getting out the water.

By following these top tips, you can protect your hair all Summer long and maintain it’s health, gloss, and shine! Embrace your natural style and keep your hair hydrated.

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.