It is not recommended to swim with extensions. Risks include matting (irreparable tangling) and discoloration. Blonde extensions will turn peach or orange and it is rarely reversible. If you choose to swim, prep hair by wetting it with clean water and applying a lot of conditioner. Know that you are swimming at your own risk and I cannot guarantee the color or quality of the hair if you swim. This applies to pools, oceans, rivers, lakes, etc. Pull your hair up and try to avoid the water as much as you can. Immediately after swimming, rinse extremely well, shampoo, and use a deep conditioner.
Chemical sunscreens WILL discolor your extensions The hair will turn peach or orange if it comes in contact with sunscreen. Avoid the use of spray sunscreens. Pull your hair up and avoid any hair rubbing against your body where sunscreen was applied. The discoloration is irreversible and you will need to replace your extensions. Avobenzone is the main ingredient to avoid. Physical sunscreens like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are safest. Be careful with self tanners as well!
You will want to come in for a move-up of your extensions every 6-8 weeks. This appointment will take anywhere from 45 minutes – 3 hours depending on how many rows you have! Every so often, we may need to give your extension hair a little trim to clean up natural wear and tear. The lifespan of well-treated extension hair is about 9 months. Color services are charged separately and will lengthen your appointment time by about 2 hours.
Definitely follow all of these guidelines but the following rules are the most important! Brush hair often and in between each row. Sleep with dry hair and in a loose braid. Apply oil on the ends often!