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Hair Extensions and Your Lifestyle: Things to Consider

Hair Extensions and Your Lifestyle: Things to Consider

Hair extensions are a big commitment, and before you have them fitted, it’s important to consider whether they’ll fit in with your lifestyle or not. Some types of hair extensions are easier to manage than others, and you should always consider this before you go ahead. Here are some of the most common lifestyle factors that can affect your extensions.

You love sweating it out in the gym

If you love getting a sweat on, you’ll need to think about how this might affect your hair extensions. You can go to the gym when you have extensions, but because you’ll be sweating more, you’ll be washing your hair more often. If you wash your hair too often, it can dry out your extensions (remember they aren’t fitted directly to the scalp so they don’t get the benefit of the protective natural oils that your natural hair gets.). Try to wash your hair just a few times per week, and plan to wash it on the days you have your gym sessions. Always tie your hair up when you’re exercising, but make sure you don’t tie it too tight as this can put too much pressure on the bonds.

You’re a water baby

If you swim regularly, always tie your hair up and keep it out of the way. Wear a hat if possible, because if your hair extensions are exposed to chlorine, they can become dry and brittle, and chlorine can affect the bonds. I recommend washing and conditioning your hair as soon as you are out of the pool to minimise the drying effects of any exposure to chlorinated water.

You need to wear your hair tied up on most days

If you wear your hair in a ponytail because you need to tie your hair up for work, for example, you need to think about the strain this might be putting on the bonds. If your hair is pulled into a tight ponytail too often, some of the bonds can end up coming loose. Try different styles where your hair is tied more loosely and in a lower position on your head.

You have a busy lifestyle

If you don’t have a lot of time in the morning, or you have a family, a busy job, and lots of commitments, it might be worth thinking about how hair extensions might fit into your lifestyle. Once you’ve got the hang of washing and styling your extensions, looking after them shouldn’t take too long, though it will probably still take longer than you’re used to. There are other factors that you also need to take into account, like being able to commit to regular maintenance appointments.

The bottom line

If you really want hair extensions, the good news is that they fit in with almost any lifestyle. At your consultation, we’ll talk about your day to day routine, general lifestyle, and the maintenance and aftercare that’s required so you can make the decision to have them or not once you’re fully informed.

Want to know whether hair extension will fit in with your lifestyle? Call me for a chat on 07932078004 or email denise@hotlocks.co.uk

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