When suncream gets on hair extensions, it can cause them to turn pink or orange. This is because some sunscreens contain ingredients that react with the hair and cause a chemical change. The most common culprit is avobenzone, an oil-soluble ingredient that absorbs UVA rays. When avobenzone comes into contact with hair extensions, it can cause the hair to break down and become discoloured.
The severity of the discolouration will depend on the type of suncream, the amount of suncream that gets on the hair, and how long the sunscreen is left on the hair. In some cases, the discolouration may be temporary and will fade after a few washes. However, in other cases, the discolouration may be permanent.
To prevent suncream from staining your hair extensions, it is important to avoid getting sunscreen on them in the first place. If you do get suncream on your hair extensions, you should wash them as soon as possible. You can use a clarifying shampoo to help remove the sunscreen.
Here are some tips to help you prevent sunscreen from staining your hair extensions:
- Apply suncream to your body before you put on your hair extensions.
- Be careful not to apply sunscreen to your scalp or the base of your hair extensions.
- If you do get suncream on your hair extensions, wash them as soon as possible.
- Use a clarifying shampoo to help remove the suncream.
- Avoid using sunscreens that contain avobenzone.
If your hair extensions have already turned pink or orange, there are a few things you can do to try to fix the problem. You can try bleaching the hair, but this may not be successful. You can also try using a colour-correcting shampoo or conditioner. However, there is no guarantee that these products will work.
The best way to prevent your hair extensions from turning pink or orange is to avoid getting sunscreen on them in the first place. By following these tips, you can help keep your hair extensions looking their best.