So you’re planning a week-long getaway to a faraway land! Or maybe you’re looking forward to a business trip to another city or country. No matter the reason for your trip, you want to look at your best while traveling.
Clip-ins are the best hair extensions for traveling because they are easy to apply and style. Also, you can wear them comfortably and look beautiful with the added length and volume all through your adventure.
It’s easy to get carried away with your travel plans and overlook the details of caring for your clip-in human extensions. Remember that you have to ensure your extensions are well-protected while travelling, so you can keep rocking your long, thick, and voluminous hair wherever you go.
The good news is that caring for hair extensions while travelling is not as difficult as you may think. Follow the tips give below to maintain your Zala clip-in hair extensions during your excursion.
Carry a Travel-Sized Brush
It’s a good idea to always carry a travel-sized brush in your travel bag. While sitting in a plane or car, your extensions may get matted or tangled because of the friction between your head and the headrest. Remember that even the best clip-in hair extensions can get tangled under such conditions. This is especially true if you should find yourself dozing off en route.
Make sure to brush your hair when you feel like it has formed tangles. Repeat this practice once after every two or three hours, so your hair can stay silky and smooth.
Alternatively, you could style your hair into a high top knot to prevent it from tangling and matting. Or you might consider braiding your hair, so it stays in shape and doesn’t form knots.
Use Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a lifesaver because you may not have access to a shower while traveling. And you want to spend more time enjoying your trip than washing your extensions.
With dry shampoo, you can simply spray the product on the roots of your extensions and brush through to make your hair look lively and bouncy. It also makes sense to apply a dry shampoo to your hair before boarding a plane or car to proactively make sure any oil is soaked up from the scalp.
Don’t Sleep With Your Clip-In Extensions
While you may be tempted to sleep in your extensions while traveling, doing so can result in tangles and damage to the wefts. Fortunately, unlike most other extensions, clip-ins are easy to remove and reapply. You can do it within minutes without going to a stylist. Be sure to remove the wefts and store them in a case or bag before heading to bed.
Don’t Swim With Hair Extensions
So, you are travelling to a tropical region and wonder if you can swim while wearing your wefts. We don’t recommend swimming with hair extensions because the chlorine in the water can damage the hair.
Still want to swim with your extensions? Go ahead, but make sure to apply a leave-in protective conditioner to the wefts. Also, don’t forget to wash the extensions right after you’re done swimming. It’s also a good idea to wash the wefts with fresh water and a light chlorine clearing shampoo.
Carry Everything You Need
Styling tools, brush, comb, clips, shower cap, hair ties; make sure to pack every essential item you’ll need to maintain and style your extensions while you’re away. Doing so can save you the time and money that you may otherwise spend on buying new tools and products en route or at your destination. Remember that most hotels may not have the items you would need on hand, and you may not be able to find them elsewhere if you’re traveling to a remote destination.
Don’t Brush Your Extensions When They Are Wet
In case your extensions become wet, never brush them before they are dry. Brushing wet extensions results in hair breakage and overall damage. As such, you should leave your extensions to dry out naturally before brushing them.
Be sure to gently brush or comb the wefts from the ends towards the roots. Should you come across a knot, remove the specific weft and brush it carefully and thoroughly.
Clip-in hair extensions are a must-have accessory that will allow you to wear your favourite hairstyles during your trip. They are versatile and easy to apply and remove. With these tips in mind, you will enjoy your retreat while looking beautiful with your luscious, long, and thick hair.