Hair Extensions react differently than natural hair when exposed to certain chemicals found in most drug store brands of sunscreen.
We recommend using only mineral based sunscreens to avoid discoloration in your hair extensions.
WHICH INGREDIENTS IN SUNSCREEN TO AVOID WHILE WEARING HAIR EXTENSIONS
- Avobenzone (Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane) which is an oil-soluble ingredient used in sunscreen products to absorb the full spectrum of UVA rays.
- Octocrylene, which is added as a stabilizer as the Avobenzone degrades in light. Together they are found in differing quantities in sun protections.
The moment your hair extensions make contact with these ingredients and are exposed to UV Light, it causes the cells to break down in a process known as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS.) When the hair is then rinsed in water, the electron particles from the minerals in the water (Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium, and Silica) attach to the hair cells creating a reaction and turning the hair an orange / rose gold color that is extremely hard to remove from hair extensions.
HOW TO REMOVE ORANGE COLOR CAUSED BY SUNSCREEN (SALON PROFESSIONALS ONLY)
If you are experiencing this chemical reaction with your Scarlett Hair extensions, our amazing Quality Control Team has found a solution.
Disclaimer: This process should only be done by a Certified Salon Professional.
- Create a paste of baking soda and clarifying shampoo and shampoo the extensions 1 to 3 times.
- Apply Malibu CPR (found at Cosmoprof) to the extensions and process under heat according to the instructions on the back.
- If any orange tones remain after the max processing time of 45 minutes, you can wash with a blue shampoo or do another round of Malibu CPR.
- Your extensions will be dry after this process, condition the ends with a moisturizing mask, and blow-dry with a good leave in conditioner.