When it comes to vacations, most people want to look their best. As a result, it is not uncommon for people to get their hair done, and maybe even get hair extensions before their trip. Hair extensions not only look great, but they can also be a way to change up your look for a while. However, if you have never worn extensions before, there are some things you want to do to ensure they look good for your entire trip.
Consider hair extensions that mimic your natural hair texture. While you are free to choose any style you would like, if you chose an extension that is different from your hair type, you will have to constantly style your hair to ensure the extensions blend with your natural hair. When you are on vacation, the last thing you want to do is spend hours styling your hair. The closer the texture match, the less time you have to spend styling.
Think about the activities you have planned so that you can choose the proper installation technique. For example, if you are going on a beach vacation and you plan to spend time in the water every day, you want to avoid clip-in or tape-in extensions. When submerged in water, each of these options can loosen and fall out. For this type of activity, a sew-in or fusion extension install would be better as they are more durable.
Wearing hair extensions does not mean that you have a pass to neglect your hair. You must be diligent about your hair care. First, remember that extensions are often made from human hair strands. So, after a long day in a chlorine-filled pool, your hair and the extensions will need a good shampoo and condition to keep the hair from drying. Make sure you pack your products in your bag.
The most important thing to remember is that you want to select high-quality extensions. Low-quality extensions are especially prone to shedding. If you are gone for a week or more with poor quality extensions, by the end of your trip, the volume you had when you arrived can completely disappear. High-quality extensions shed less, hold curls better, and often look healthier.
If you have questions about maintaining your hair extensions while on vacation, do not hesitate to speak with your stylist and ask as many questions as you need to.