As far as you know, a lot of women love swimming but they always feel worried when they get hair extensions. There are a lot of reasons for this. For example, many types of hair extensions can become a hassle when the hair gets wet. Besides, the chemicals in pools or the salt in the beach can damage the extensions. In this article, we will share with you some necessary guidelines to preserve the health of their hair extensions when swimming, particularly tape in hair extensions because it is one of the prone-to-damage types of hair extensions.
1. What Are Tape In Hair Extensions?
Tape in hair extensions is the latest trend in the market which is thin tape weft and get “taped-in” in between your own hair in “sandwich” like bonds. It is the most requested form of hair extensions in salons around the world. The application of tape in hair extensions doesn’t require tools or chemicals, even it can last up to three months and the hair is reusable.
2. Our Guide To Swimming With Tape In Hair Extensions
Caring For Tape In Hair Extensions Before Going Into The Water
Condition The Ends Of The Hair
The ends of the hair is the most vulnerable part so that you need to take care of them carefully. The conditioner will help minimize damage to your hair. To get the best result, massage your tape in hair as well as your real with a leave-in conditioner. It will not only help condition the hair but also keep the chemicals and salt from soaking into your hair and damaging the ends. Moreover, it can protect and nourish the hair while it’s in the water.
Brush Your Hair
It’s necessary to brush your hair before it gets wet. This will help prevent it from being tangled when it is dipped into the water. Make sure to use wet/dry detangling brush.
Tie Your Hair Up With An Elastic
Braid your conditioned hair, then tie it with an elastic band to keep it in place. During swimming, water flowing through your loose hair can pull on the extensions and is not good for your hair. When the hair is wet, it can easily get tangles, so holding it up can avoid tangling.
If you don’t want to tie your hair with an elastic band, you can use a swim cap instead. If you wear swim caps swimming, it will make a world of difference to your hair. The main task of a swim cap is to protect your mane by reducing the contact between your hair and the water. It’s not too necessary, so if you don’t go swimming with hair extensions regularly, you can skip this. However, if you’re a dedicated swimmer, don’t hesitate to invest in a good swim cap. Your hair will be better with this investment.
Caring For Tape In Hair Extensions After Getting Out Of The Water
Take Your Hair Down And Shampoo
After getting out of the water, washing and shampooing your hair as soon as possible. This helps ensure that your hair will not be soaked with the chemicals from the pool or salt in harsh water.
Condition Your Hair Again
One more time using a leave-in conditioner in your hair to keep your hair moist and nourished. This also helps prevent further damage to your hair.
Brush Your Hair And Blow-Dry
After washing, your hair can be tangled, so let’s use a wet or dry detangling brush to remove any knots from your hair. Then, use a blow-dryer at low-temperature to dry your hair. This will make your hair smooth and completely dry. The extensions are not good when being wet for a long period of time.
No Hot Tools After Swimming
You should know that your hair will be most vulnerable to damages and breakages after getting out of the water. That means they will turn dry and brittle if you use hot tools to handle them at this time. If you do this, restoring them to the original state will be very difficult.
We hope that this blog can help you have a great summer vacation and to be able to go swimming with hair extensions without worrying about any problem. Everything will be a piece of cake if you know how to do and take care of them properly. Thanks for reading!