Q: I’m going on holiday to the Caribbean and want to have hair extensions fitted before I go. Will they require a lot of upkeep and will I still be able to sit in the sun for hours and swim in both sea and chlorinated water every day?
A: It is important that you look after your hair extensions whilst on holiday. Firstly, before entering the pool or sea, we recommend that you tie your hair in a loose ponytail to avoid your hair from matting when swimming. You should also use a good sun-protecting product such as Philip Kingsley’s Swimcap which contains UV protection and protects against the drying and damaging effects of both chlorinated and salt water. If you are planning to sit in the sun for hours, use a leave-in hair treatment that can help protect your hair whilst you’re enjoying the sun. Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer is the perfect product for this as it delivers a rush of moisture to the hair cuticle and prevents the hair from drying out and breaking. Don’t forget to give your hair a good brush on a daily basis before going out in the sun. Use a soft bristle brush and brush your hair only when its dry. If you follow these basic guidelines, you should not experience any problems with your hair extensions.