June 30, 2020
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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.
Neglecting your weave could result in it looking (and smelling) really bad. What’s worse, the hair you’ve been trying so hard to protect could end up being damaged and your scalp’s health affected. The following tips will help you keep your weave at its optimum, maintaining its freshness from the day it is installed! Also, be sure to check out our article on how you can relieve an itchy scalp while in a weave.
3.Anti-bacterial spray: Once your weave is washed, it may take long to dry. This leaves your hair susceptible to bacteria and molds. Anti-bacterial sprays will step in for you, killing any bacteria and leaving your weave looking fresh. The amount of sweating you experience on a daily basis gives you more reason to invest in an antibacterial spray.
The tips shared are not time-consuming. It is amazing how they can make such a big difference in maintaining a good smell, a glossy look, detangled and bacteria free state of your weave!
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.
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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?
Ponytails are a perfect choice for someone going for a classy yet laid-back look. Not only are they trendy, but also very easy to achieve! For someone wishing to have a ponytail yet they have short hair, we have you covered! Clip in ponytail extensions is the easiest way to achieve that look you are going for without any hassle.
You might be having a certain event coming up and wondering if you should do a ponytail. To make matters worse, you are not even sure of the kind of ponytail that will suit the occasion. Could be you are planning to go out with your girlfriends or just camping. This is why this post will help you in understanding which kind of ponytail is ideal for a given event, and even provide guidance towards the right direction.
If you are having a work-related event the next day, such a ponytail would be ideal. It is both stylish and appropriate. If your hair is short, use it create a “mini” ponytail while creating body at the top of your had. Then gently blow-dry and brush the hair for it to lay flat. While at it, don’t forget to use your ideal hair products, because you want to be all set when morning comes. We have a variety of clip-on ponytail extensions for you to choose from. To achieve a flipped ponytail at the end, use a flat iron to curl its ends and create layers.
Going for a night out with your girlfriends? Ponytails are a perfect way of looking really good while not overdressing. You must have been looking forward to this day especially because there’s so much freedom! This, however, does not mean you can’t be cautious of how you dress-especially your hair. Our wavy clip in extension gives you the freedom of making your ponytail as long as you’d wish to make it! A wavy hairstyle symbolizes freedom, fun, and independence! With such a sassy hairstyle, you will be all set to step out into the night with your girls.
Alternatively, you can opt for a curlier look, which can be achieved using our curly clip-in ponytail extension. This style never goes out of season, and can even be worn when going for a camp out! One thing you’ll love about curls is how they effortlessly dress you up or down. Forget about your curling iron and be all set on the go!
Extensions are a perfect way to create a low maintenance and easy to do hairstyle. As if that is not enough, these extensions can be used by ladies with short hair, as they hide the short ponytail under the extension! Add some style and taste to your ponytail by twisting it into a bun and pinning it up to achieve a fancy style. Don’t restrict yourself: have fun while styling your hair into that trendy yet laid-back style!
Braided hair is beautiful. It has a natural way of bringing out your beautiful face while providing a low maintenance pretty hairstyle. Taking down braids can be daunting at times, and we totally understand why. Undoing micro-braids or any other type of small braids can take so much time and even damage your hair at times. This happens especially when you have no idea of what should be done. The tips I am going to share in this post are aimed at helping you save your hair from any damage or loss when taking down braided hair extensions.
Do not overstay with your braids, especially if they are micro-braids. This leads to the latching of your hair to the braids as it will have grown in a “comfortable” environment. This applies especially to women with the Type 4 and 3c hair as it tends to be curlier hence locking itself and making it difficult to remove the extensions. Wear your braids for a maximum of 6 weeks as anything beyond that is recipe for disaster.
As mentioned earlier, coarse hair tends to lock easily and requires a particular type of washing and drying pattern. If you have the coarse type of hair, avoid using shampoos and conditioners that tend to dry the hair and encourage locking. Use oil based products as they tend to give your hair a “slippage” that comes in handy when trying to separate the strands. Be sure to check whether the products are sulfate free and intended for hair extensions.
For an oily scalp and finer locks, rinse out the shampoo and cleanse your scalp with a cotton ball dipped in your preferred astringent. This will maintain your scalp in a clean, healthier state free from odor.
Lightweight natural oils such as sunflower, carrot and coconut tend to lubricate your hair and leave it with a natural slip that eases the process of taking down braided extensions. These can be bought from any beauty shop as long as you trust their source.
Use shears to cut off the ends before starting the unraveling process. Cut off as much of the hair extension as you can because this reduces the amount of time you’ll take to undo the braids. Once you start undoing your hair, keep off the scissors as an attempt to cut off any tangles will only lead to trouble.
Make use of your fingers much as you can. This process may be lengthy, but it is worth it. Resist the urge to pull the braids in a bid to hasten the process as this will result in more tangles and unwanted friction.
The brushing will help you get rid of any leftover hair strands that escaped your fingers. In addition, there is a possibility of your hair being restored to its natural shine and having your cuticles smoothened! This will leave your hair ready for the washing and conditioning you have been looking forward to!
If you have ever experienced dandruff, you can acknowledge that getting it to go away is not a walk in the park. You may have tried out a dozen of shampoos, creams, greases, and conditioners that gave you the hope of sorting you out. Just like most people suffering from dandruff, this product may not have been of much help to you. Perhaps these products have been tailor-made for a different kind of dandruff, which may not be the one you have. Since there are different types of dandruff, understanding the difference and their causes will play a key role in helping you finally get rid of them for good.
Mainly caused by unbalanced scalp pH and oiliness, this type of dandruff may be regarded as a chronic condition. It can also be caused by an allergic reaction of your scalp to the kind of products that you use or poor cleansing habits. Try out natural remedies, switch conditioners, shampoos or the styling products that you use. Even though sulfates create a foam during shampooing, it is not necessarily for cleansing your scalp. You could be among the many who are allergic to such chemicals.
When the skin on your scalp is literally parched and dry, it is bound to flake and fall off, resulting in dandruff. Such a kind of dandruff is common with people whose hair is curlier, drier and have a tight scalp. Hydration and moisturization should be the best friends of such people. Go slow on chemical treatments such as dyes and relaxers as they tend to strip your hair of its natural moisture. In addition hydrate from the inside by taking lots of water (8 glasses a day are recommended) and wait for your hair and skin to thank you!
Stay away from shampoos containing sulfates as this ingredient is among the number one reason for hair become dry and stiff. Massage your hair with a few drops of peppermint oil to activate blood circulation to the scalp. As a result, your scalp will receive oxygen and nutrients that will contribute to its hydration.
This is probably the most common type of dandruff. When someone with an otherwise healthy scalp and mane piles up styling products, for example layering serum on top of wrap lotion on top of hairspray on top of scalp oil and so on. Dandruff of this kind is more likely to be in form of tiny balls of dirt and less like flakes. Since these products attract and trap a lot of dust, such tiny balls are usually brownish in color. This kind of dandruff usually appears when the hair is in need of a wash and is sporadic in nature.
To get rid of dandruff caused by product build-up, regularly wash your hair and reduce the number of styling products you use on your hair to a maximum of 3.
Many queens tend to associate all types of dandruff to a dry scalp and end up piling hair oils in an attempt to compensate. Others believe that it is due to oiliness or product buildup and end up stripping their hair of its moisture by the use of astringent cleansers. Little do they realize that there are different types of dandruff and each needs a unique kind of treatment. That’s why you need to understand the kind of dandruff your hair has, so that you kind apply the correct remedy to it!
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!
To be honest, stating that a number of hair extensions that you buy won’t last is an exaggeration. You’d be surprised at how long the cheapest of all extensions can last, should it get proper care and treatment. Having said that, there are still a number that will never meet your standards regardless of the amount of care you give them. If you’ve been regarding your extension’s care more of a chore than a necessity, let’s find out what is bound to happen.
I can imagine how disappointing it can be chunking out a good amount of money with the intention of acquiring an authentic extensions only to discover it is far from authentic. This is why it is highly advisable to conduct a thorough research before deciding on what (and where to buy. Stalk the company you intend to purchase from, check out their review and get a clear picture of who they really are. Avoid a company that sells hair that’s not authentic like a plague. Even inform your friends of your finding so that they don’t have to go through the trauma.
The number one rule in caring for your hair extensions should be the use of proper products. Unhealthy hair product should be the first thing to eliminate. Say a big NO to sulfates ladies. This is among the top chemicals that are going to leave your hair extensions looking dull and worn out.
Buying at a very high price is like buying high valued organic food. Imagine if this food contains chemicals-it won’t make any sense. There are companies that sell human hair extensions that have been processed, essentially depriving the hair the value you are paying for. So, if you are finding it hard to keep your tresses soft and luscious, they might have undergone the chemical processing.
Human hair extensions are pretty much like your natural hair, as they can be dyed, flat ironed, chemically treated and even swam in. This is why they are bound to get damaged due to too much of anything. So if you are ever making salon trips to change its color and then flat ironing it, you better reduce these trips and treat your hair extensions as you would your hair.
Even though human hair extensions are meant to be of higher quality than their synthetic counterparts, not all of them are of a good version. You may have noticed a variance in the market price of hair extensions, and this is because of their varying qualities. Better quality comes at an extra cost, and Remy hair tops this list. Remy hair comes with its cuticles intact and is simply the best.
Correct installation plays a key role in the durability of any hair extension. I cannot overemphasize on why it is important to opt for high-quality extensions, hair products, and proper fixing. We have you covered for the first two, and the only role you need to play is the third one! Shop with us if you are looking for high-quality and sulfate free hair care products; you won’t be disappointed.
Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) is a beneficial natural hair care doctor treatment, regardless of your hair type; whether kinky, curly or straight. You may not be very familiar with this concept, or you may not be sure as to whether you’d like to wash your hair with ACV (understandable! LOL because this stuff has a bit of an order), so I will be exploring the mystery behind apple cider vinegar and how to go about doing a good ol’ AVC rise!
Your scalp is slightly acidic, as it has a pH of around 5 in its natural state. The cuticle layer of your hair has to be kept flat and closed hence the reason for the acidity. In addition, your cuticle layer results in smooth, shiny soft hair that frizzes less often. It prevents breakage, tangling and hair loss because it retains moisture which smoothens the hair strand and prevents them from tangling.
Many of the shampoos in the market are alkaline, with a pH of above 7. This results in disruption of the acidity environment on your scalp, leading to the opening up of the cuticle layer. In the end, your hair becomes dry, frizzes, tangles and prone to breakage. Who wants that? “Not me”, said the cat.
The ACV rinse plays a major role in regulating your scalp’s pH, thus reducing the effects of alkaline hair products. Even though ACV has a pH of 3, one can normalize this to the scalp’s acidity level by simply diluting it with water.
Be sure to note how your hair responds to this treatment! You are free to repeat this once every week or every month. We recommend doing this ACV rinse every two weeks if you are just starting out before adjusting to a frequency that you feel would be best for your hair
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.