Summer is around the corner, and it's that time of year many have been longing for, where we can sunbathe and swim. However, it's also a time when our hair needs extra care. We want to remind you of the color changes you may encounter during vacation and how to best avoid them, as well as how to remedy discoloration if it occurs. Sunscreen, chlorine, and saltwater are all external factors that can lead to unwanted changes in hair color, but these can be avoided by ensuring your hair is always moisturized before going out in the sun or swimming, reducing the risk of discoloration. Also, consider tying up your hair when applying sunscreen to your body to prevent contact between the two.

One of the most common causes of discoloration is when sunscreens contain avobenzone, which most sunscreens do. So, if you find a sunscreen that does not contain avobenzone, that's great, but it can be a bit challenging, so we also have some tips we want to share with you to hopefully reduce the risk of your hair becoming discolored.

To take care of your extensions this summer, we recommend regularly detoxing (using BHBD detox shampoo) and moisturizing your hair to counteract the effects of moisture deficiency, which can increase the risk of discoloration. If you notice that your hair extensions have been discolored by sunscreen or other external influences, there are some actions you can take to correct the problem.

 

Tips for removing pink/peachy tones:

Malibu C Hard Water Kit: 

  • Shampoo hair once with Malibu C Hard Water shampoo, then rinse out.
  • Shampoo, rinse, and pour the Hard Water packet into the palm of your hand. Rub hands together and add water to dissolve the crystals. Apply and massage the product throughout the hair, letting it sit for 5 minutes.Rinse out.
  • Shampoo and rinse thoroughly again.
  • Apply conditioner and rinse. Apply BHBD Mask and leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse out.

Malibu C Crystal gel

  • Shampoo hair 3 times with BHBD Spray Shampoo.
  • Pour the crystals into a mixing bowl or applicator bottle with 60 ml of warm water. Whisk or shake vigorously until it becomes a gel. The mixture should be used immediately.
  • Work the mixture thoroughly throughout the hair. Let it sit for 15-45 minutes, then rinse out.
  • Shampoo twice with BHBD Spray Shampoo.
  • Apply BHBD Mask and leave on for 10-20 minutes, then rinse out.
  • Finish with BHBD conditioner. The hair extensions are now ready to be toned, retaped, or reinstalled.

     

     Citric Acid (available in the spice section of the grocery store)

    By taking care of your hair extensions properly, you can enjoy a carefree summer with beautiful and healthy hair. Don't forget to protect your hair from the sun, chlorine, and other harmful substances

     

    With warm summer wishes from all of us at The Place To B!