Caring For Your Faux Mermaid Hair

Posted on: 27 December 2016

You may have noticed magazines and fashion houses catering to the latest craze — mermaids. Many young girls wanted to be mermaids when they grew up, and thanks to a resurrection in this childhood fantasy, many women are now getting the opportunity to strap on their own fin and experience life under the sea.

No mermaid look would be complete without long and flowing hair, but this look can only be achieved through hair extensions for many women. If you are worried about the damage swimming might cause your hair extensions, here are some tips you can use to keep your faux mermaid locks looking luxurious in the future- despite spending time with them underwater.

1. Always keep a supply of conditioner available.

Anytime you are planning to meet up with your fellow mermaid enthusiasts for a relaxing swim, you will want to ensure that you have a bottle of conditioner available to help you protect your hair extensions.

Applying some conditioner to your hair prior to hitting the water can help form a protective barrier around each extension strand. This barrier keeps harmful chemicals like chlorine from penetrating the hair shaft and causing serious damage. Just run some conditioner through your dry locks before you get into the pool, and you will be able to protect your hair extensions from absorbing toxic chemicals during your upcoming mermaid excursions.

2. Use a wide-tooth comb to brush out wet extensions.

After you and your mermaid pals exit the pool, you will need to brush any tangles or snarls out of your extensions. You may recall a certain mermaid using a fork (more affectionately known to her as a dinglehopper) to tame her mane, and she may have been on to something.

If you look at the teeth of a wide-tooth comb, they kind of resemble the tines of a fork. Combing out wet extensions with a wide-tooth comb prevents unnecessary tugging and pulling which could cause strands of hair to come loose from your beads or wefts. Make sure that you only use a wide-tooth comb to untangle your hair extensions after a mermaid swim if you want your extensions to remain full and healthy.

Caring for your human hair extensions is vital when it comes to maintaining your mermaid look. Be sure that swimming underwater doesn't compromise the quality of your hair extensions by applying conditioner before each swim and using only a wide-tooth comb to untangle wet extensions. Check out sites like for more information.