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3 Best Hair Styles for Summer Vacation

3 Best Hair Styles for Summer Vacation

3 Best Hair Styles for Summer Vacation

Summer is approaching dolls and hair styles are an important part of the summer vacation agenda.
Now depending on where you are located (because some locations are hotter than others) also remember that some locations have more humidity than others. Were going to put together an extensive list of Styles for Summer Vacation that will be versatile enough to wear anywhere.
1. First on the list is Braids for Styles for Summer Vacation…. But not any braids, the oh so popular boxer braids. I know today they are called corn rows, Bo Derek braids etc. but these are a great style when you’re on the go, jumping in the pool, hitting the beach and still have to get to work without spending 2 hours in the mirror the next morning. I like these because they are short, which means when its time to get them redone, it will be less time to restyle, and if using extensions, you don’t need a lot of hair.
 
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Styles for Summer Vacation

2. Next on the list is one of my favs, I use this style for the first style of summer as well as the first style of fall… it’s the long bob cut. I try to cut my hair twice a year and this style does it for me with out taking to much hair from my face. the long bob is famous among celebs like Meagan Good and Sharon Stone. It’s a classic cut from the 80’s that still turns heads and never goes out of style. You can use your very own hair or throw 1 bundle of extensions if you want to add a fuller look.
3. The Big Bun Look. The big bun is really just a high ponytail disguised, but if you can’t get a regular hair style due to constant sweating and humidity where you live and travel, the big bun will give you some style without the hassle. Just keep your hair clean and conditioned and get a bun that matches your hair color well…. And don’t forget to add flowers, beads, or bows on special days or just to jazz it up cause you’re make up is really beat that day.
Until next time dolls, Summer is approaching so stay cool, and stay dry.


How to Have Great Hair and Still Hit the Gym and Pool

How to Have Great Hair and Still Hit the Gym and Pool

How to Have Great Hair and Still Hit the Gym and Pool

Here’s the deal, I can’t speak for everybody, but I’m trying to get summer time fine! We’re already in the late part of March and we only have a few more months to go. I wanna be beach ready and to do that it requires going to the gym and working out. Now the problem with that is, I’m sweating out my hair and my hair extensions. If you are like me and having the same problem, keep reading.
If you are anything like me, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. On some days I have a whole conversation in my head about going to the gym or sacrificing my good health for my hair style. I know.. I know.. lol it may sound silly, but this is an on-going problem. I want to stay healthy but I want my hair to look and stay healthy as well. Is that too much to ask for?!
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 How to Have Great Hair

I have been pretty active for most of my life and I have recently started swimming as part of my workout regimen. While I love this exercise plan and the results I’m getting, I’m hating what the chlorine is doing to my hair. Who knew chlorine could be so freaking drying? It leaves my hair so dry and brittle, I hate it. I know what you’re thinking, why don’t you use a swimming cap? Believe me, I’ve done that and my hair still finds a way to get wet.
While I normally wash my hair once a week, I am finding that my tresses need a completely different cleansing schedule, and different products, too.
Now here comes the good news. Instead of washing your hair every time you have a sweaty head from the gym or decide to take a dip in the pool just use a co-wash. I am not sure who invented this stuff, but it has been like a God send for me. I love it! It helps to cleanse my hair but somehow keep it moisturized all in the same token.  
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I normally like to pair my Co-washing products with my regular conditioners and moisturizing products to keep my hair healthy, shiny and luscious. What I love most about this hair cleansing regimen is that I can also use it on my all of my virgin hair extensions. It works wonders on my
Malaysian curly hair extensions and on my Brazilian straight hair extensions as well. The cleansing is so gentle it’s beneficial to all hair types. So, if you are having the same problem, skip the shampooing and do a co-wash instead. Just shampoo once a week or once every couple of weeks.
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Confessions of a Hair Weave’oholic

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Confessions of a Hair Weave’oholic

Hi my group. My name is Karen and I am a weave’oholic. Let me start from the beginning. It all begin when I started middle school. I had recently joined the cheer leading squad and I was now starting to take more pride in my appearance. My wardrobe changed, my shoe game changed and of course my hair and nails game changed. After all I was a blossoming young lady and I was feeling myself.

Confessions of a Hair Weave’oholic

I got my first “hit” of hair extensions when I had to cheer for the first game of the season. I will never forget, the coach required all the girls to have long spiral curled ponytails with a large blue ribbon to match the uniform. Needless to say, I was ecstatic! After all I had been watching my favorite celebrities on TV with long beautiful hair and I wanted some of “that”. I had been begging my mom all summer to allow me to try a more grown up style, like a French roll or tuck. But she wasn’t having it. Finally she agreed to the ponytail and compromised because my hairstylist assured her it would be age appropriate.

Confessions of a Hair Weave’oholic

My mouth dropped to the floor when my stylist spun me around to the mirror so I can see myself for the first time with hair extensions. My mouth almost jumped out of the chair. I was in love and could not wait to show off my new hair style. I cannot begin to express how good I felt and how my self-confidence shot through the roof. You could not tell me I wasn’t the bee’s knees (whatever that means).
 I slung that ponytail so hard from left to right, I’m surprised I didn’t develop permanent whiplash from all the head tossing I did. I loved every long beautiful inch of that ponytail. Don’t get me wrong. I was not a bald headed little girl. I had hair. I had nice hair. But it wasn’t long and glamorous like this spiral curled ponytail. I fell in love with the idea of having long silky hair just like the woman I admired so much from the movies, TV shows and my favorite R&B groups. At an early age I recognized (this ponytail) came me a little extra umph.  For some reason I felt more attractive…… And pretty.
At this point I did not realize I was embarking on the beginning stages of being addicted to weave, I just knew, I loved what I saw and how I felt with hair extensions.


The 5 Golden Rules of Good Hair Care

The 5 Golden Rules of Good Hair Care

The 5 Golden Rules of Good Hair Care

For anyone who knows me, they know that I am a straight up product junkie. I love trying new hair, skin, nails, and make up products. You name it! Lawd knows I’ve probably bought it and I gotta tell you not all products are created equal. Today, I’ll be listing some of my favorite good hair care products that I just cannot live without.
#5. Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner
I am in love with this products. It’s been with me for a long time. We go way back to my freshman year in college when I was a skinny mini with relaxed hair. Yall should have seen me. I thought I was super cute and had good hair. I look back on some of my old pictures and look at my makeup choices and wonder where my friends were. Then I see them close by in the same pix with makeup that looks just as bad as mines did lol. Thank God for YouTube. We have come a long way.  But back to the topic at hand. When I transitioned to being a natural chic this shampoo and conditioner duo worked miracles on my hair. I love this product no matter if I am relaxed or natural.

Good Hair Care

#4. Ouidad 12 Minute Deep Treatment Intensive Conditioner
When your tresses need some extra love and attention, this is the way to go. This is my go to choice when my hair is long overdue for taking my hair extensions or braids out. This will leave your hair soft, healthy, and manageable.
#3. Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Original Leave-In Moisturize
Your hair can never get enough moisture. This is why this is a staple in my product cabinet.  Its a rich moisturizing cream that helps keep them thirsty strands hydrated. This stuff works for all hair types. Curly, straight, kinky and relaxed. I even use it on me weaves and wigs.
 #2. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Style & Shine Foaming Mousse
Who doesn’t love a well-defined curl? One thing about me, is that I love a good ol’ flexi rod set. I love how they make my hair or my hair extensions look flawless without the added heat. When doing any flexi rod or perm rod set the type of setting foam/lotion is very vital to the way your hair style turns out. I love this product because it gives your curls a lasting hold without the stiffness or hardness. There is also no residue left on your hair after drying.
#1.Design Essentials Sleek Edge Control
No hair style is complete without the perfect edge control. I don’t know what it is about a good edge control that makes any hair style like clean and polished. My heart flutters when I think about how good this product has been to me. (Don’t judge me yall) but this product has been with me through thick and thin. It always holds up no matter what the weather is like and it smells like a piece of heaven.
If you guys use some of these hair care products or have some suggestions please leave a comment and let me know. I love to add a few new ones to the list.

 


BAD WEAVE – HOW TO AVOID IT

BAD WEAVE - HOW TO AVOID IT

BAD WEAVE – HOW TO AVOID IT

We’ve all heard the term used before, by our mom, auntie, or best friend. They went out and purchased hair extensions at a store or someplace else without checking reviews, and after they install the hair, they feel like a Beyonce video double………..UNTIL a few days later, when her hair HAS not, WILL not ,  and CANNOT untangle naturally with the fingers… combing after combing … and don’t forget the shedding because of the excessive combing……
Suddenly the Beyonce dream has turned into the Donald Trump nightmare (without the orange tan).. she frantically calls the hair store thinking that she will evoke some sympathy from them, but is quickly told NO REFUNDS… and is dismissed as the “customer they used to care about”…..you know until they got her money…..Several emotions set in…. frustration… followed by depression, and then down right outrage…… “HOW DARE THEY THINK THEY CAN TREAT ME LIKE THIS”…. She turns to the internet to look up the hair store while simultaneously thinking to herself that she should have done that BEFORE she bought the hair…….
To her surprise she finds complaint after complaint about BAD WEAVE… HAIR MATS, SHEDDING and just plain rudeness by a hair store that should be focusing on customer service and customer retention by looking at their reputation…..But I Digress…….
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BAD WEAVE – HOW TO AVOID IT

After it finally sets in that her money is lost, she calms down, and uses those same reviews online to find a company that will sell her good hair quality and keep her budget in tact at the same time. this was my story, from beginning to end……..i found many local stores to be un-comforting and refusing accommodations if their inconsistent hair quality ruined my experience… We buy Virgin Hair Extensions to look good, (for more than a few days). but to look good and most importantly feel good….. touching, combing, handling our hair. We want a natural and beautiful experience… That’s good hair, and that’s why we buy it… 
 

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So to avoid a BAD WEAVE. do your research, Look for reviews, on the site and on google, Facebook and YouTube. If you don’t find any good feed back, then you wont get good hair…. If you find some good, and some bad feedback, then you will get good hair sometimes, bad hair other times… but once you find feed back that’s at least 90% all good…you know that’s the one.. and don’t jump on the latest trending hair company. After all even Steve Harvey endorsed a hair company last year and even had them on his tv show…..but TODAY? the only thing that can be found of that hair company is their bad reviews…. no website, no google , no Facebook…..just dis-satisfied customers….
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How To Take Care Of a Men’s Hair Units

How To Take Care Of a Men’s Hair Units

How To Take Care Of a Men’s Hair Units

 

As you all may know Man units or Man toupees (most commonly known as the man weave now) has been around for years. Although they have gotten a really bad rep over the years, we’re learning new techniques and methods to make them look a whole lot more natural. They’ve come a mighty long way, kinda like the lace front.

If you not sure what a man unit is, they are “custom hair units, commonly referred to as a “man weave,” or  hair extension for men who are thinning or experiencing hair loss due to aging or alopecia.”
For my brothers that are new to the whole idea and/or thinking about getting one for yourself, I wanted to give you a few tips on how to properly take care of your Man unit/ Man weave. I listed a few of the Do’s and Don’ts.

Men’s Hair Units

  1. Always use large-toothed combs or a wig brush on your hairpiece hair. These tools will help with de-tangling and help to avoid shedding.
  2. To avoid a torn hairpiece always brush gently and lightly. Make sure to start from the ends and work your way upper wards to the roots.
  3. Keep the hairpieces clean.  Use only sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner so the base and the quality of the hair will not become damaged fast.
  4. After washing DO NOT squeeze the hair UNIT. Let it air dry naturally preferably on a mannequin head. Instead blot the unit with an old t-shirt or very soft cloth.
  5. AVOID using hand held blow-dryers.
  6. Always be extremely careful when removing the hairpiece or go to a professional.
I hope these tips were useful in helping you to maintain and care for your man unit or man weave.
Let me known how you feel about the growing trend of “Man Weaves”. Fellas, are you interested in getting one for yourself? Ladies, are you ok with your man getting a man unit? If so, why or why not? I gotta know!!!

 


Top 3 Best Edge Control for Hair Extensions

Top 3 Best Edge Control for Hair Extensions

Top 3 Best Edge Control for Hair Extensions

No matter if you are an afro puff wearing natural sistah, rocking a fresh relaxed style, or slaying those 26 inch Mink Brazilian bundles, there is one thing we all have in common. And that’s laying those edges and baby hairs hun’ty!

I for one, feel as though slicked edges are a must when it comes to any style. It just completes the look and gives your style a nice finished and polished appearance. However, there is one problem when it comes to doing so. You have to pick the right edge control. Otherwise, you get that greasy, white-casted residue left behind, or your baby hairs starts curling up and you get that “I just sweated out my perm look”. And ain’t nobody got time!


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When picking out an edge control, you need a product that’s actually gonna control those edges. An edge control that will lay and smooth your edges without it curling back up on you. Lucky for you, I’ve come to save the day and put together a list of my top favorite picks. So that way you don’t have to go through the trials and tribulations like myself, and believe me, the struggle was real!

 Top 3 Best Edge Control

1.    Design Essentials

When I say I LOVE this formula, I mean I LOVE this formula! It gives you a great hold for DAYS! And yes, that does apply to natural hair. Even though it’s a water based product, the consistency doesn’t make your hair revert back to the kink, curl or wave. And on top of all of that, it smells like heaven in a jar.

2.    Keracare Edge Tamer

OMG!! Talk about AMAZING!! I can go on and one, but we’ll be here all day. Let me give you the run down. Non Greasy, perfect for smoothing and sleeking down them baby hairs, great for molding relaxed / natural hair, and doesn’t cause your hair to revert back. I was sold after non greasy. This is just an all-around fantastic product.

 

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3.    Gorilla Snot or Moco de Gorilla

Before you going jumping down my throat… I know, I know! This is technically not a traditional “edge control” but Baby, when I say, if nothing can get those edges and baby hairs in line, it would definitely be this. This stuff is like magic. It will lay even the roughest of edges. No questions asked. This stuff is like heavy artillery. It takes the criminal down. Your edges won’t budge with this product. No matter what the weather it like.

When I say I have been on the hunt for years trying to find the best edge control products and these are 3 products I swear by! They are my holy grail of all edge controls, these products will keep your edges laid like nobody’s business. I recommend trying each one to determine which product works the best for you and your hair type and texture.

I would love to hear from you! Please let me know if you have tried any of these products and if so, how did it turn out for you?


Quality of Hair to a Stylist – The Scientific Way

Quality of Hair to a Stylist - The Scientific Way

Quality of Hair to a Stylist – The Scientific Way

Here are some suggestions to help you take the best possible care of your clients. Let’s start with education. The first priority is to instruct your clients to maintain their hair better. Teach them to use the right shampoos and conditioners and other hair care products.
Unfortunately, in today’s saturated market, it is difficult for most people to determine what products are actually beneficial to the hair and which ones are damaging. For example, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) is a harsh detergent which actually dries the hair, yet most shampoos contain SLS, sometimes in concentrations of up to 10% by volume.
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On the other hand, using the wrong conditioner will coat and weigh down the hair without delivering the expected benefits. Contrary to popular belief, the key function of a conditioner is to reduce friction between adjacent hairs, preventing the loss of vital hair cells, the generation of electricity both of which impact the hair’s longevity and manageability.

Quality of Hair

Moisture retention is a benefit that was added at a later stage in the development of conditioners as scientists came to understand the physics of hair growth. Even today’s best conditioner can only retain moisture in top quality hair for 2 to 3 hours. Damaged hair, or over-processed hair extensions may lose its moisture in half that time. However there are a few conditioners specifically formulated for processed hair, but without your advice, your clients are unlikely to be able to find them.
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If your client plans to buy shampoos and conditioners at the local drug store, supermarket, or beauty supply store, encourage them to select one that states on the label their specific hair needs, such as dry, damaged or colored hair. Also advise them to opt for products with natural or mild ingredients. 

 


Hair Extensions in NYC Can Make A New Person Out Of You

A little dedication towards maintaining a proper after-care procedure will ensure that you can fully utilize the benefit of hair extensions. We can now also get rid of the monotony of the same hairstyle and look different every time we look into the mirror.

Hair Extensions in NYC Can Make A New Person Out Of You

We have often seen in movies that a person can completely disguise his or her looks by just adopting a new wig. This has been a time tested ploy for the villains to escape from police and the good guys to hideout from the bad guys. The point to be noted here, is the impact that a hairstyle can have on our appearance. Just changing one’s hair color or getting a haircut in a different style can make a person look stunningly different.
Even the family and close friends react to you when you simply changed your hairstyle. Then imagine the impact of adding length to hair when friends and family have recently seen you with a shorter length maybe just a day before. Yes, hair extensions in NYC or any other state can make this possible.
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Many of us do not opt for any kind of hair styling or hair treatment as we fear the consequences of chemicals being used on our precious hair that could permanently damage it. Hair extensions can completely relieve you of this worry as it is a process where only natural human hair is attached to your original hair to increase the length, volume and style. A painstaking effort is made to ensure that a perfect match is found for your hair in terms of color and texture so that even a close inspection will not make your hair extension look artificial. Most reputed stylists offering hair extensions procure natural hair from various places across the globe directly from the owners and hence the authenticity and quality is assured.

Hair Extensions in NYC Can Make A New Person Out Of You

A thick volume of good quality hair is a matter of pride for all the owners. It earns them flattering compliments at any social gathering and also enhances their looks and personality. However under certain circumstances such as a prolonged illness people may lose their hair, which affects their looks and causes their self confidence to dip. Hair extensions can be the perfect solution even in such cases where loss of hair can no longer be a hindrance to our lifestyle.
Also in today’s world where the fashion industry and the media in general are promoting the idea of physical beauty and equating it with success, everyone wants to move with the times. Hair styles also keep changing with the fashion.
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We are left with limited scope of changing our hair style unless we vary the length of our hair. However once the length has been shortened we cannot increase it within a short duration. Hair extensions can  now provide us with the option of increasing the length of our hair at will.
A little dedication towards maintaining a proper after-care procedure will ensure that you can fully utilize the benefit of hair extensions. We can now also get rid of the monotony of the same hairstyle and look different every time we look into the mirror. A simple hair extensions procedure can change your look and make you feel like a new person all over again. It helps to add a new charm to your life and is sort of a revitalizing process for you. 


HOW TO BUY HAIR EXTENSIONS AS A GIFT

HOW TO BUY HAIR EXTENSIONS AS A GIFT

HOW TO BUY HAIR EXTENSIONS AS A GIFT

We all know the holiday season is amongst us, so why not get that special lady in your life something you know she’ll love. Bundles! That’s right long, beautiful, luxurious virgin hair bundles. What girl wouldn’t want to find that in her stocking this year for Christmas? I know I would surely love it. Plus, it’s something that you know nobody else will think of, so it puts you on the “he thought outside the box this year” list.
Which I’m sure will get you some extra brownie points.. (if you know what I mean.. wink.. wink lol).
Just like any gift you must first take into consideration what she likes, her personal style, and what she needs. When it comes to buying her hair extensions you’ll have to dig a little deeper.
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Step 1.
How does she wear her hair? Does your girl like it simple or full on drama? If your girl is more of a simple hair weave wearer I would suggest getting 3 bundles to achieve that look, but if she is full on drama and like it super full, I would go for at least 4-5 bundles and I would even splurge for a frontal or closure.
 
Step 2.
What is her hair type and texture? If your girl normally wears closures or frontals this is something you really don’t need to worry about. However, if she like the more natural look and likes to wear some of her hair out, you need to know what hair type and texture to buy to best compliment her hair texture. If her hair is straight, think about buying straight hair or body wave hair. If her hair is more on the wavy or curly side, hair textures like loose deep and deep curl might just do the trick.
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Step 3.
Make your Order Early! I repeat MAKE YOUR ORDER EARLY!!! Do not wait until the last moment to place the order for hair extensions. Depending on what company you order from it can sometimes take a few days to a few weeks.
Step 4.
Don’t be CHEAP! When buying someone hair extensions and shampoo basket sets as a gift opt to get the good stuff. You want to buy great quality hair extensions for your lady. It’s best to buy top quality hair because at least you know it will last for years to come.
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Step 5.
When you get the hair extensions, if they come packaged in a satin bag make sure to wrap the satin bag. If they do not come packaged in a satin bag, I would suggest placing them in a silk clothe and then proceed to wrap them as normal.
I hope this guide has helped you with the process of buying hair extensions as a lovely gift this year. I’m sure you will be truly loved for such as amazing gift idea. And at least you know she’ll use it and will wear them all year round.