September 29, 2020
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Wearing hair extension mistakes is really tricky, and without the help of an expert and sometimes with help, you tend to get everything wrong still. Wearing a hair extension makes total sense once you know the right hacks even though it’s hard to get a hang of, it’s actually worth it. You might be feeling uncomfortable with the looks of your hair extension are even getting discouraged. It’s normal to feel that way when you’re getting it wrong.
Below are some hair extension mistakes, and correcting them can give you that amazing feeling you’ve always wanted in your hair extension.
It is really important to take note of where you place your clip-in hair extension weft as you don’t want this weft to be showing. Clipping your hair extension too high will leave little or no hair to help cover them and that seamless blend won’t be achieved.
It gets very obvious that you’re wearing a clip-ins when you wear the wrong side of your extension and will be totally impossible to look great or get that amazing blend.
One of the biggest ways to know you’re wearing a hair extension is the short piece of the hair extension poking ours around your neck. This little thing can really ruin the whole blend. Most especially for those with short hairs, you shouldn’t skip this step. It is really important.
If you have really short hair and you’re going for an extension set that is super long, then hiding the disconnects will take a lot of struggle. A clip-in extension is not usually recommended for people with short hairs as blending it will be very hard as well as having enough length to cover the hair clips.
We don’t recommend regular washing of hair product. Why? This is because your hair extension doesn’t get the natural nutrient and supply of oil as your hair does. This can lead to building up of heavy product on your hair if you’re using an excess of them. On the long run, your hair extension will start looking dull and no longer attractive as it uses to be.
You’re definitely placing it too high if you’re one of those people who clip their extensions right on the line where they have parted their hair. It is one sure give away that you’re wearing an extension as putting it too high will create a bump and once you’re looking to cover that section, you expose other sections.
It’s a big no-no for you to sleep on your hair extensions as this can cause very big damage to your hair and also the extension. The tossing and turning you don in your sleep can pull a strain on your natural hair and then you start dealing with hair loss or even scalp injury.
These hacks are super simple, but getting them wrong can lead to havoc and getting them right can give your extension a seamless blend.
Wigs are increasingly becoming the modern woman’s hair solution, with the Pre-Plucked 360 lace wig topping the list. There is a good reason why. First, this type of wig offers an incomparably realistic look, with the mesh going all around the hairline. This means all of your hair protected, and there’s no need for a leave-out. Individual hairs are manually sewn, giving the scalp a real look. There are numerous styles that one can rock with a 360 wig, ranging from ponytails, to braids, to different up dos. Their versatility meets even the most demanding customer’s need.
When shopping for a wig, you might notice some of them are indicated as “pre-plucked” and you might be wondering what this means. In simple terms, a pre-plucked wig is one who’s hairline looks natural, with the baby hairs already customized by plucking. Most weaves have a uniform hair density, and if not properly customized, end up looking fake.
Plucking a wig reduces the hair density on the top part, mimicking the exact look of your natural hair. A natural hairline has hairs of unequal length, as hair is constantly growing hence they cannot be uniform in length. A wig that is to imitate your natural hairline should follow this exact pattern. Plucking a 360 wig gives it a flawless hairline and realistic baby hairs. Even though pre-plucked wigs are a bit pricier, their appearance is usually superior to other hairpieces.
If you have a wig that’s not pre-plucked, do not worry. You can do it yourself, or have a professional do it for you. Nobody should wear a fake looking wig because they don’t know how to pluck their pieces. This is why we are going to share an easy customization procedure, so that you can have your wig looking more realistic and natural.
On receiving your hairpiece, first, confirm that it snags like a glove. You don’t want to start plucking the hair right away only to realize when wearing it that it is not an exact fit.
Thoroughly wash your wig once you’ve confirmed that it fits perfectly.
Secure the wig on the Styrofoam stand using the pins. Ensure it is firmly pinned down so that it doesn’t give you any trouble.
Study the wig hairline. You will notice how dense the hair along the hairline is. This is what you want to do away with. Carefully start plucking the hairs from one side as you gradually proceed to the other one. Quality tweezers should give you an easy time. It is advisable to pluck a little bit of hair, checking to see if it looks okay then going back in until you get the desired look.
Do not form a straight hairline as it automatically will look fake. Aim for a smooth transition. Try to get a close imitation of your natural hairline as much as you can.
Choose where to have your parting and pluck some hairs as well. Track your progress by trying it one a number of times. This will help you know exactly where to go in a little more.
That’s how you get to create a perfectly realistic 360 lace wig that looks flawless!
The term “layering” might have your mind shifting to cozy knits during the cool and crisp fall weather. Did you know the term also applies to hair products as well? The art of hair products layering is essential if you are a length or volume chaser.
Even though the art of layering does not receive as much buzz at it should in the hair world, it help you get the best out of your hair products. It is not just a matter of randomly applying hair products, but applying them in the correct order. Just as clothes layering leaves you looking stylish and cozy, layering your hair products can leave your hair silky, smooth and in the desired state.
You can spend tons of money on buying the best product but if you applied them in the wrong order would not get you the best bang for your buck. Actually, your hair might not absorb all of those products at all.
Still confused? Don’t worry! We’ve outlined the list of items, ranging from what comes first to what comes last, to make your life easier.
Spray a generous amount of leave in conditioner on your damp hair. Being lightweight, the conditioner gets fully absorbed and does not form a barrier to the next products.
Leave in conditioners also detangle the hair, as they loosen up the knots and tangles. Do not brush your hair yet, as it is still very delicate and can easily break. You are better off with a wide-toothed comb and working your way from the ends towards the roots.
Next in line should be a mid-weight serum. You can choose to apply a serum or mousse, depending on the look you are going for. For a straight, sleek look, a serum is best for you. On the other hand, a curl-enhancing mousse should be what you go for if you desire defined curls and boosted volume.
Do not apply serums on your scalp, as this could lead to greasy an oily hair.
This is an absolute must if you intend to heat style your hair. Allow the heat protectant to dry for about five minutes before straightening, to prevent it from sizzling. Thoroughly comb through your hair to evenly distribute the product and ensure each and every strand is protected.
Such an oil will help lock in moisture, prevent frizz, tame flyaway, add shine and enhance your style definition. Hair oils tend to be more viscous hence forming a barrier around your strands. This is why it is advisable to go in with lightweight products before finally sealing in the moisture with hair oils.
You will want to make your hairstyle last longer. Whether you want to smooth down some stray hairs or lock down those wavy curls that gave you a hard time to achieve, a finishing hair spray is the final step. When it comes to finishing products, less is more. You don’t want your hair looking crunchy after so much work. Start small and add the product gradually till you achieve your desired look.
Now that the layering process has been demystified, why not give it a try? Your hair will thank you, and you’ll be surprised how such a small procedure will yield massive results.
Have you ever considered incorporating aloe vera in your hair regimen? It’s high time you did, because aloe vera posses massive benefits that will not need a lot of time to be noticed. Its ease of availability cannot be neglected, as it is easily available in pharmacies and can also be planted in your garden. Summer is the best time to hunt for the plant, and have it in your garden. Read on to find out what benefits you stand to reap by using this gem.
Here’s the compelling list of aloe vera benefits:
Need some more convincing? Perhaps the ease with which aloe vera can be applied is the final conviction point. The following example should demystify the application procedure for you.
Get one leaf of aloe vera from your garden. Be careful, as the leaves are poky. Gently squeeze out the gel after cutting the leaf open. It may not be easy to tell if you’ve squeezed out all the gel due to its succulent nature. Scoop out any remaining gel and store it safely for future use. Aloe vera gel from the pharmacy is ready to use, and does not require any processing. Here’s how you can apply the gel:
Aloe vera is a beautiful and versatile natural hair product. It not only leaves your hair looking shiny, but also healthy. It can be used as a conditioner, shampoo, or even a leave-in conditioner! It is upon you to take advantage of this natural plant, and truly spoil your tresses with love.
The new year is just around the corner. Many have already started planning on their resolutions, and I bet fitness ranks high. Everyone wants to keep fit! With metabolisms and treadmills filling up, sweat is also piling up on hair and scalps-something that can be disastrous to your virgin hair extensions. This is why some knowledge on how to preserve your hair while working out comes in handy.
First things first, keep your hair away from your forehead and neck. Sweat is acidic, and can easily dry out your hair extension. Buns, topknots, and ponytails are your go-to style. Alternatively, clip the hair in place, off your neck. If you opt to wrap your tresses in order to keep them dry, use two scarves. One should be satin (to secure your hair in place) and then a cotton one that absorbs the sweat. This is highly recommended in winter, because it helps keep your head warm.
Don’t stress your hairline when styling your hair for the gym. High tension will end up pulling out your hair extensions, and may result in a loosened weaving base and a frizzed out look. You actually might end up wearing your extension for a short period of time that you had anticipated! Do you know what that eventually means? Digging into your pocket way before the time you had intended to! Go for a loose, sexy style that allows your hair to breathe and the sweat to evaporate.
Not only do they give you that “I am ready to kick ass” look, but also keep you in the mood of working out for a longer period- hence more calories burnt! Isn’t that the reason 90% of ladies go to the gym for?
In addition, lengthen your trips to the steam room or sauna. Even while at it, be in a swimming cap to keep away frizz. Moisture tends to ruin hairstyles after some time.
Resist the urge to work out in your clip-in hair extensions, even though many will be doing this. This is one of the simplest ways through which you can exercise extra love (and care) for your hair extensions. Safeguard your hair from becoming dirty, sweaty and matted. This significantly reduces the amount of handling and washing your hair tracks experience, thereby lengthening their lifespan.
Headbands- Still in trend
Avoid chemically bonding your hair if you intend to be active. A reaction between bonding glues and body sweat is not something you’d enjoy going through, hence don’t leave anything to chance. Such styles are best worn over the weekends, or during periods that you don’t plan to exercise.
Alternatively, fusion application is fine for the woman that wants to stay active, provided you exercise extra care when tying your hair into a ponytail. You wouldn’t want to speed up the loosening of the edges of your hair, as they are usually the first ones to loosen out.
These tips are applicable for all kinds of hair extensions, whether net weaves, sewn-in weaves or partial lace wigs. Your hair extension are a beauty investment, just like the hours spent in the gym. So why should one beauty plan ruin the other yet they can peacefully co-exist?
What your damaged hair really needs: There is a high probability that you may have noticed the increased number of hair products adding the tag “mayonnaise” to them.
These are deep conditioning treatments that aim to restore your hair’s moisture, repair the damage and strengthen it…at a cost! The good news is that you can actually reap the benefits of mayonnaise from your everyday sandwich spread mayonnaise!
The two vital building block that make mayonnaise among the best conditioners are fat and protein. Genuine mayonnaise is made from pure vegetable oils and eggs. The form in which the oils are is perfect for moisturizing dry hair and the egg protein play the role of rebuilding damaged strands while strengthening them. (Note: You are safer sticking with real mayonnaise as sandwich spreads like Miracle Whip may contain additional ingredients such as carrots bits and pickles which may not be what you need in your hair.)
This one of the easiest things you can ever do. Ensure that you are in clothes that you won’t mind if they got a little messy. Apply 2-3 tablespoons of real mayonnaise to dried hair, just enough to coat your hair strands once you have thoroughly worked on it. Do not apply too much of it as it is bound to create a mess once it starts dripping.
Let it sit in for 20-30 minutes as you go on with your house chores or sit under a warm dryer. The heat helps in opening your hair follicles, thereby letting the fats and proteins in.
Thoroughly rinse your hair in the kitchen sink-avoid the shower because the slippery nature of mayonnaise might cause you to slip, not forgetting the smell. You can then gently shampoo your hair to get rid of any residue and style as you please. Your hair should have acquired a healthy, shiny look that will make the heads turn!
If you are new to wearing wigs, then I have to stress the importance of GOOD HAIR CARE MAINTENANCE
when it comes to your virgin hair wigs. Over the years I have learned quite a few things about how to
ensure that my wigs last as long as they possibly can.
After all, it is an investment and I do everything in
my power to get my monies worth. I can not begin to tell you the amount of wigs I have completely
destroyed, simply because I did not know how to properly take care and maintain them. To be honest,
it’s really quite simply. All you need to do is follow these few easy tips.
Human Hair Wigs Maintenance Tips
1. Cleaning your wig:
Shampoo and condition your human hair wig at least once 1-6 times a month depending on how
often you wear it. Make sure to use luke warm to cool water.
2. Air Dry Your Hair Wig
Avoid using blow dryers if possible. Instead allow your wig to air dry. This will help to prevent
breakage and shedding.
3. Invest in a wig comb or brush
Invest in a steel or metal wide tooth comb. If you have a curly textured wig, try finger combing
instead. Always start combing or brushing from the ends and work your way up to the roots.
Never the other way around.
4. Avoid Hair Spray and Heavy Styling Products
Avoid hairspray, gels, pomades and heavy products on your hair wig. It may make the hair very
oily and hard to style.
Shedding is normal. However, excessive shedding is a major problem. If necessary, seal your
wefts and/or secure the knots on the lace frontal by using a sealant.
6. Storing Your Wig
Properly storing your wig is a must. You should either place your human hair wig in the original
packaging when you’re not wearing it, or use a wig stand. I like to store my wigs on a mannequin
head with the hair in a bonnet or silk scarf. This helps to keep the wig styled, soft and well-
These easy to use tips can help you save your human hair wig and keep it in excellent condition. What
are some of your favorite ways to keep your wigs intact? I would love to hear from you.
Are parabens destroying your hair? First, just what the heck are parabens? Well if you don’t know or
never heard of them, you are not alone. According to realsimple.com “Parabens are preservatives mostly
found in cosmetics and hair care products.” There are many different types of parabens, such as
methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, and isobutylparaben to name a few. Parabens have been
used on cosmetic products since the 1950’s to prevent bacteria growth in the products. Arthur Rich,
Ph.D., a cosmetic chemist in Chestnut Ridge, New York says “About 85 percent of cosmetics contain
Over the years society has become more and more health conscious. We are becoming more careful
about what we are putting into our bodies. It should be no different from what we are actually putting
on our bodies. The problem with having parabens in our products is that when applied onto the body
they can be easily absorbed through the skin. Studies have shown that parabens have weak estrogen-
like properties. Which has been proven to cause damage to not only your hair but your scalp as well.
Why You Should Avoid Parabens:
As mentioned before, the number 1 reason you should avoid parabens is because they are easily
absorbed through your pores. Which in terms can be very harmful to your skin, your hair and your scalp.
Studies have recently revealed that when a person uses products that contains parabens, these
chemicals are often found in their blood stream and urine.
Parabens are linked to a number of problems associated with hair problems. Including some of the
Irritating of the scalp
I am not trying to convert anyone into being some sort of health nut, but ladies it is vital that you begin
to check the labels on the products you are using. Parabens, are not the only other harmful ingredients
you should be careful of and trying to avoid using. Other harmful ingredients have also been known to
cause premature scalp aging, allergic reactions, exacerbate some skin conditions, and has even been
linked to cancer.
While this may all seem pretty scary, especially if you have been using these products for years or for as
long as you can remember. The best thing you can do is READ, READ, READ. As well as getting in the
habit of checking the labels on your products and doing your very own research on ingredients and
chemicals you should avoid.
Do you have old virgin hair bundles stuffed in a plastic bag tossed to the back of your closet or bathroom cabinet somewhere. Mainly because they look old, dull and lifeless. Or because they have lost those
bouncy beautiful curls they once had. If your weave has lost its will to live and in desperate need of rival
and CPR to bring it back to life keep reading. I’ll be giving you some simple and easy tricks to bring your
Body Wave, Loose Deep and Deep Curl bundles back to LIFE!!! Learn a few tips and trick on how to
revive your curly hair extensions.
When I buy virgin hair I treat it as an investment. If I have spent a few hundred dollars on a product I
expect to get my money’s worth. As many of you already know good quality virgin hair ain’t cheap. So I
wanna do everything I can to ensure my bundles last as long as they can.
If you know anything about virgin hair extensions, then you know that no 2 bundles are exactly the
same. So while some bundles may be on and popping and require very little help, other bundles may
need a little extra TCL from time to time.
First and foremost we want to start off by detangling the hair extensions. Use a wide-tooth comb. Avoid using a paddle brush, which can cause unnecessary breakage or shedding. Keep in mind to always start
detangling from the ends of the hair and slowly work your way up to the roots.
However, the best method to use is finger detangling. Using your fingers ensures the least amount of fall
out and breakage from your hair extensions. After the hair has been detangled, you can move on to the
Cleansing Your Tresses
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. You DO NOT have to shampoo your hair to get it clean. To be
honest when it comes to curly hair I would skip shampooing all together and instead use a co-wash. Co-
washing helps to cleanse the hair without stripping it of its natural oils and essentials.
NOTE: While washing your hair extensions be very gentle. AVOID rubbing or scrubbing the hair together
because this will cause unwanted tangles.
Deep Conditioner Treatment
Just like naturally curly hair, curly and wavy weaves are more susceptible to dryness. And we all know
dryness is the leading cause of issues such as breakage and a bad case of the frizzies.
To combat this issue always deep condition your hair extensions. After all, a deep conditioner treatment
is like mini facial for your hair. Deep conditioning treatments will open up the cuticles of your hair and
allows product to deeply penetrate the strands which will aid in bringing the life back those dull and
A trick that I like to use is after I wash the hair I make sure it is fully saturated with a really thick deep
conditioner. I make a water and conditioner mixture in a bowl, place the bundles inside of the bowl.
Then I microwave the hair for about 45 sec to 1:30 min.
WARNING!!! DO NOT microwave the hair for too long
This is like the ultimate treatment for the hair extensions. It really helps to increase the benefits of the
Have you ever notice how sleek and perfect your bundles are when you first purchase them. That’s
because of the special process the manufactures use to fully seal the cuticles of the hair. However, the
hair cuticle will slowly begin to strip away as you begin to shampoo, use styling products, or hot styling
tools on your hair.
An ACV rinse is perfect in aiding the restoration of the proper pH balances to your hair. Apple cider vinegar has a low pH balance, which is ideal from hair extensions. The rinse will help lower the pH
balance and reseal the hair cuticle.
To do this, simply mix 3 parts water with 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar in a larger bowl or container. Then
fully immerse your extensions. Allow to soak for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour. Rinse with cool water and
proceed with a deep conditioner.
Air Dry Your Hair
Air drying is your best option for curly or wavy hair extensions. Air drying can cause less dryness, frizz
I truly hope you have learned more about how to properly take care of your curly hair extensions and
how to bring them back to life if you have neglected them in the past. If you have any tips or tricks you
would like to share please leave a comment below.