Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons around, but this beautiful season can be harsh on those hair extensions that you have. The cold weather and the dry air can easily strip away the moisture from the extension hair, making it frizzy, brittle, and thus prone to breakage and tangling. If you want to make your hair extensions look shiny and healthy during the winter season, you have to make extra efforts and take care of your hair extensions to ensure it looks good. Proper hair extension care should be done for the best look in winter.
One of the best ways to care for human hair extensions is to use DIY home care that can hydrate and nourish the hair extensions through natural means. In this blog, we will be sharing some benefits of homemade oils and hair masks for caring for hair extensions.
Common wintertime problems with hair extensions
The hair extensions will get affected in different ways during different seasons. In winter seasons some of the effects on hair extensions are:
- Losing moisture
- Flaking and hair breaking
- Loose and weak hair
The advantages of DIY winter care solutions
The best way to care for your hair extensions and natural hair is to do DIY hair care that’s natural and effective and also affordable. Some advantages of Hair extensions are:
- Help moisturize the hair
- Prevent hair extensions from being tangled and frizzy and weak and brittle.
- Saving money and time by home remedies.
Homemade moisturising hair masks
A great way to moisturize your hair extensions is to make and apply homemade hair masks once a week or maybe twice a week. A hair mask is actually a deep conditioning treatment that restores the elasticity and moisture of hair. There are many different ingredients that can nourish the hair well and make a great hair mask. Some common hair masks are:
1. Banana: Rich in potassium and vitamins, bananas, along with essential oils, can soften and moisturize hair extensions. This mask also prevent breakage and split ends. Just mash one ripe banana and add one tablespoon of coconut oil along with a tablespoon of honey. Apply it and leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse it with lukewarm water and shampoo your hair.
2. Egg: A great source of protein, eggs are essential for hair growth. They can help in smoothing and straightening hair cuticles, making the hair extensions shiny. To make the egg hair mask, just mix one egg and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey. Apply it and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse it and then shampoo with cold water as usual.
3. Yogurt: Rich in lactic acid, which can easily exfoliate and cleanse your scalp, yogurt can help in weighing down hair extensions, removing dirt and product build-up, and nourishing the hair strands. To make the yogurt mask, mix half a cup of yogurt with two tablespoons of honey and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply the mixture and leave it for 10 minutes.
Benefits of applying homemade moisturizing hair masks.
There are multiple benefits of applying homemade hair masks:
- They can nourish and hydrate your hair.
- Improve the shine and texture of extensions.
- Can protect the hair extensions from the heat styling and pollution.
- Prevents hair breakage and dry hair.
Winter Hair Care with Nourishing Oils
Another way to nourish your hair extensions is to use essential oils that can protect your hair and scalp from damage and dryness caused by the cold weather. Some of the best oils are:
1. Coconut Oil: One of the most popular oils in hair care, as it can penetrate deep into the hair shafts and provide long-lasting moisture.
It can also help seal the cuticles, prevent loss, and reduce static and frizz.
2. Argan Oil: Often called Liquid Gold for all the benefits it provides for hair care. It is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E, providing deep nourishment to your extensions. It will also add shine and softness while protecting from UV and heat damage.
3. Jojoba Oil: Jojoba Oil is a very specialized oil that mimics the sebum of your hair and scalp. This oil can moisturize your hair extensions without making them oily and greasy. Jojoba Oil is also great for reducing irritation, itching, and inflammation on the scalp.
Homemade Oil Recipes for Hair Extensions
You can also enhance the effectiveness of these oils even more with modern DIY home oil recipes for hair extensions. Here are some of the modern homemade recipes that you can try for winter hair care:
1. Moisturizing Oil Blend: For making the moisturizing oil blend, you need argan oil, coconut oil, and honey. Start by taking one tablespoon of Argan Oil, two tablespoons of coconut oil, and one tablespoon of honey, and mix it all in a bowl. Apply this mixture to dry or damp hair extensions from the mid-length to the ends. Leave the mixture on the extensions for over an hour or overnight if possible. Wash it with shampoo and conditioner as usual.
2. Strengthening Oil Blend: To prepare the strengthening oil blend, you need castor oil, Jojoba Oil, and Aloe Vera Gel. Start by adding 2 tablespoons of Jojoba Oil in a bowl, one tablespoon of castor oil, and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, and mix everything well. Apply this mixture to dry or damp hair extensions from the mid-length to the ends. Leave the mixture on the extensions for over an hour or overnight if possible. Wash it with shampoo and conditioner as usual.
3. Shining Oil Blend: To make the shining oil blend, add two tablespoons of almond oil and one tablespoon of olive oil, along with one tablespoon of lemon juice, and mix it all in a bowl. Apply this mixture to dry or damp hair extensions from the mid-length to the ends. Leave the mixture on the extensions for over an hour or overnight if possible. Wash it with shampoo and conditioner as usual.
Keeping Hair Extensions Safe During the Winter Season
You should also follow these general tips to keep your human hair extensions safe during the harsh cold winters:
1. Wearing a Hat: Start wearing a scarf or a hat in the winter season to protect your extensions from snow or cold winds. Make sure that the scarf or hat is made of a soft material like satin or silk, to avoid causing breakage and tangling.
2. Say No to Heat Styling: Heat styling can weaken the hair extensions and dehydrate the hair. Try to avoid using heat tools like blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons on the hair extensions.
3. Using a Humidifier: A humidifier can provide moisture to your environment, which helps prevent hair extensions from becoming too brittle and dry. You can also add some essential oils to the humidifier.
Winter is a tough season for hair extensions, whether it is clip-in hair extension or other types of extensions. However, with these DIY home remedies for hair extension care, you can have moisturized, shiny, and soft hair extensions throughout the cold season. Enjoy the winter season without damaging your hair extensions by following these tips for hair extensions care.