Gym Proofing Your Beautiful Hair Extensions
The new year is just around the corner. Many have already started planning on their resolutions, and I bet fitness ranks high. Everyone wants to keep fit! With metabolisms and treadmills filling up, sweat is also piling up on hair and scalps-something that can be disastrous to your virgin hair extensions. This is why some knowledge on how to preserve your hair while working out comes in handy.
First things first, keep your hair away from your forehead and neck. Sweat is acidic, and can easily dry out your hair extension. Buns, topknots, and ponytails are your go-to style. Alternatively, clip the hair in place, off your neck. If you opt to wrap your tresses in order to keep them dry, use two scarves. One should be satin (to secure your hair in place) and then a cotton one that absorbs the sweat. This is highly recommended in winter, because it helps keep your head warm.
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Don’t stress your hairline when styling your hair for the gym. High tension will end up pulling out your hair extensions, and may result in a loosened weaving base and a frizzed out look. You actually might end up wearing your extension for a short period of time that you had anticipated! Do you know what that eventually means? Digging into your pocket way before the time you had intended to! Go for a loose, sexy style that allows your hair to breathe and the sweat to evaporate.
Not only do they give you that “I am ready to kick ass” look, but also keep you in the mood of working out for a longer period- hence more calories burnt! Isn’t that the reason 90% of ladies go to the gym for?
In addition, lengthen your trips to the steam room or sauna. Even while at it, be in a swimming cap to keep away frizz. Moisture tends to ruin hairstyles after some time.
Resist the urge to work out in your clip-in hair extensions, even though many will be doing this. This is one of the simplest ways through which you can exercise extra love (and care) for your hair extensions. Safeguard your hair from becoming dirty, sweaty and matted. This significantly reduces the amount of handling and washing your hair tracks experience, thereby lengthening their lifespan.
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Avoid chemically bonding your hair if you intend to be active. A reaction between bonding glues and body sweat is not something you’d enjoy going through, hence don’t leave anything to chance. Such styles are best worn over the weekends, or during periods that you don’t plan to exercise.
Alternatively, fusion application is fine for the woman that wants to stay active, provided you exercise extra care when tying your hair into a ponytail. You wouldn’t want to speed up the loosening of the edges of your hair, as they are usually the first ones to loosen out.
These tips are applicable for all kinds of hair extensions, whether net weaves, sewn-in weaves or partial lace wigs. Your hair extension are a beauty investment, just like the hours spent in the gym. So why should one beauty plan ruin the other yet they can peacefully co-exist?