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How To Make Your Hair Extensions Survive A Festival Weekend
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Festival season has landed: you found the perfect hairstyle, and now you’re considering buying hair extensions to bring it to life. But let’s be honest: dancing, sweating, and sleeping in a tent can all be taxing activities on your tresses. Let’s find out together how to make your hair extensions survive a festival weekend!
Choose the Right Extensions
First things first, you’ll need to get the perfect type of hair extensions to match your festival needs. This doesn’t only mean looking into the right fit for your hair type and selected look, but also something that is designed to be a long-lasting investment. The Remy Royale range is probably the best type of hair extensions you could shop for – not only is it thick from root to tip and glossy beyond any imagination; this type of human hair extensions is also carefully treated for maximum longevity and performance.
At the moment, Cliphair's Remy Royale range includes both clip in hair extensions and permanent hair extensions, depending on your needs.
The clip in option, called Seamless hair extensions, is the perfect solution for those wanting to achieve an instant transformation that can be taken off at night before going to sleep. This can be quite handy if you’re going to camp for your festival weekend, given that you’ll have access to a mirror and your hair care tools to put them back in the morning.
Permanent solutions such as nano ring hair extensions or a weave will have you need to book an appointment with an extensions expert, as they need to be fitted by a professional in a salon. This type of hair extensions cannot be self-installed or removed by yourself (nor by a friend), and it’s a long term investment.
Prepare Your Extensions Beforehand
Before you head out to your weekend of festival shenanigans, take some time to prepare your hair extensions. The last thing you want is for them to get damaged or tangled during the weekend, so make sure you bag all the necessary hair care tools with you. Ultimately, the three things that will give you a headstart are:
Wash and condition your hair extensions. This will make them shine with new life before wearing them (in the case of clip ins). Also, conditioning your hair extensions helps prevent tangles from forming in the first place.
Use a heat protectant spray. Heat protectant is a great canvas for styling, sheltering your tresses from heat damage that can lead to dryness, brittleness and breakage. Therefore, before letting any curling wand or hair straightener come any close to your strands, make sure you’ve used an appropriate dose of heat shield.
- Store them in a protective bag. If you’re going to drive or use public transport to reach your designated location and are all packed up, keeping your hair extensions in a zipped up protective bag will protect them from getting all tangled up with the rest of your belongings in a suitcase or bag.
Protect Your Extensions During the Festival
Music festivals can get pretty chaotic – and sometimes, climatic conditions don’t help either. Whilst you can’t exactly control the weather or the environment, there are certain things that you can do to protect your tresses whilst having fun.
First things first, heat and humidity can be a real killjoy for your hair – so if you notice things are heating up, try to find shelter in a spot that is shaded by trees or umbrellas. This will also help you avoid a nasty heat stroke (so make sure you drink plenty of water!).
If it’s raining or you’re going to spend lots of time under direct sunlight, protect your hair and scalp with the use of a headscarf, a hat or an umbrella (depending on the weather). If the weather is promising, make sure you also apply a sunscreen product on your hair.
Last but not least, protective hairstyles: tying back long hair in a braided ‘do isn’t just a fashion statement – it also help you prevent tangling, breakage and tugging on whatever jewellery you may be wearing.
Choose the Right Hair Accessories
If you're going to a festival and have hair extensions, it's important that you choose accessories that won't damage them. Metal clips and elastics can be damaging to your hair and real hair extensions, so avoid them if possible. Instead, opt for soft fabric headbands, silk scrunchies or bows. If you’re using clip in ponytail hair extensions, make sure you’re using the provided soft hair band rather than a rubber elastic or those hair ties with a metal attachment.
Maintaining Your Styling During A Festival
Aggressive styling isn’t the key to flawless hair – quite the opposite really. But when you’re at a music festival and showering isn’t really an option, there are some ways you can take care of your styling and hair maintenance whilst having fun.
- Use dry shampoo. There are so many different types of dry shampoo, and finding the right one can be a real life saver. Find out more about it in our dedicated blog: Top 10 Best Dry Shampoos And Why We Love Them.
- Use a leave-in conditioner. To keep your hair from getting too dry and brittle, leave in conditioner after washing your hair on the first day will give you a good start for a festival getaway.
Remove Your Extensions Carefully
Take your time to carefully remove your hair extensions. You want to pay extra attention not to rip out any strands of natural hair while removing the clip-ins! Also, this will help prevent your hair extensions from shedding prematurely. Then, use a wide-toothed comb to take off any tangles in the extension pieces themselves after removing them. Go slowly and be gentle – once you’re done, make sure you store them away in their protective bag.
Choose the Right Hair Products
Not to restate the basic concepts, but whenever you’re applying any products on your hair extensions, make sure they are suitable for this type of hair. Remy hair extensions don’t receive any natural moisture from your scalp, therefore focus on nourishing, softening products – and always keep an eye out for sulfates and alcohol-based ingredient lists, as these agents will dry your extensions out.
In conclusion, with some preparation and proper care, your hair extensions can survive a festival weekend just fine! By choosing high-quality extensions, protecting them from the elements, and a good dose of TLC and maintenance, you can ensure that they look their best throughout the festival season. With these tips, you can now enjoy your music weekend with beautiful and healthy hair extensions that will elevate your look and make you feel confident and ready to dance!
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