March 25, 2020
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Hair extensions are the modern woman’s hair tool. However, there are some questions that many have never gathered enough courage to ask. Although they look glamorous from outside, there some weird incidences that only hair extension wearers know too well. If you’ve never installed hair extensions before, there could be some embarrassing questions you have been too afraid to ask. This is why we have brought together most of the behind-the-scenes stuff which you’ll need to know.
Well, Remy hair is made from real human hair. This is a fact that many of us have accepted without a second thought. So, no it is not as weird as you might think. It is just hair, who cares where it is from, especially if it enhances your looks? If anything, the hair is cleaned and processed before being sold, so what’s there to worry about?
It is understandable to have such a fear. I can imagine a weft detaching and falling out in public, and what a nightmare this can be. I can assure you rarely does this happen, save for when it is wrongly installed. The possibility of this happening stands at 1%. To avoid such embarrassments, have your hair extension correctly installed and regularly check up to ensure everything is in place.
There have been several reviews speaking against hair extensions. If an extension is properly installed and cared for, there’s a 0% chance that your hair could get damaged. Installing hair extensions means you wish to protect your natural locks. This is why all attachment procedures have been tested and proven.
For many people, exposing their natural hair once they have gotten used to hair extensions can be a bit difficult. This just because they are not used to an ordinary look anymore. However, this does not mean they’re addictive or one can’t stop wearing them. It just that it may take some time before they get used to their natural strands again.
This is one of the most common myths that is not going away any time soon. What happens is that after taking off hair extensions, your natural hair might seem thin because you were used to voluminous hair. So no, your hair won’t thin because of wearing extensions, it will simply look that way as you had forgotten how your natural hair actually looks and feels.
If you are thinking of giving hair extensions a try, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to wear them forever. You are at absolute liberty to uninstall them and get back to your natural locks. It’s not such a big deal should you decide to take them off. The adjustment period might feel a little weird, but you’ll get used to your natural locks pretty quickly.
We hope that some of your burning questions have been answered and that installing hair extensions isn’t such a complex exercise anymore.
Forget about diamonds, clip-in extensions have replaced them and become the current girls’ best friend! There’s no limit as to what you can achieve with clip-ins. Regardless of the color, style or length, clip-ins make your desires come true. Not only are they simple, but also require very little effort. This is probably why many relax when it comes to taking care of clip-in. Read on to find out how you can play by the rules so that your extensions get to last long.
It is normal to feel overwhelmed at the end of the day, to the extent of not taking off your make up. The same could apply to clip-ins. Everyone has been there, but then the state of your hair the next morning can be quite a mess! Not taking off your clip-ins before bed can lead to serious matting and tangling which will eventually shorten its lifespan. Instead of just throwing yourself on bed after a long day, get yourself collected, clean off your make up, remove the clip ins and store them safely. You will definitely thank yourself in future for that!
Washing hair extensions may seem really simple, but many don’t understand why they need to go through some steps especially when clip-ins are involved. Wash your clip-ins at least once a week if you wear them on a daily basis, otherwise after every 4-5 wears will be fine. Be sure to wash off the entire hair product to cleanse and restore it to its natural texture. After a thorough wash, apply some hair oil and store them safely ready for the next wear.
Give your clip-ins the same care you would give to your hair. Avoid harsh chemicals and remember your hair extensions need as much nutrients as your natural hair. Harsh chemicals deprive your clip-in extensions of their moisture, leaving them worn out and unsuitable for the long term use. Avoid products with alcohol and sulfates as these are the number one damager of natural hair.
You will be surprised how many disregard the kind of products they should be using on their hair extensions. In as much as the hair has come from a different source and is not anchored on your scalp, it still needs the same care your real hair would have received if not more! Identifying the correct products for your hair will see you wearing your extensions for even more than one year!
Be sure to have your clip-ins installed by an experienced hair specialist if you can’t do the installation by yourself.
If you are toying with the idea of making a wig of getting a weave, achieving a natural look is absolutely a must. Let’s say you have already purchased the hair, and are yet to decide whether to have the finished look with a frontal or closure. How do get to settle on what is best for you?
Both frontals and closures are awesome because you will not have to leave out any of your hair in an attempt to have a natural look. If you are looking for an option that will come in handy due to hair loss, you can go for either of the options. A closure will be ideal if you intend to cover a section of your hair that’s experiencing thinning, especially at the top of the head. However, a frontal would be perfect if you prefer more coverage, as your hairline is completely covered.
This is one of the features that sets apart a closure from a frontal. Typically, closures are 4*4 and this size ideally covers the top of your head. Frontals, however, come in various sizes. The most common closure size is ear-to-ear and provides coverage for the entire hairline. This increases the parting options during the styling of your hair. The 360⁰ frontal has proved to be a gamechanger in the industry. This option covers the head perimeter, allowing you to experiment on more styling options ranging from ponytails to other updos.
It is important to consider your needs when contemplating a hair extension purchase. Closures are usually on silk, swiss lace and skin base materials. Both closures and frontals commonly use the swiss lace as a base. This type of base facilitates easier blending with the skin as its color is usually a universal one. Light silk materials mimic a natural looking scalp and is highly preferred by those that want a more realistic natural look. The skin base looks and feels like the scalp itself. It is highly recommended that closures are glued down during fixing as other installation methods may result in the damage of the base.
These are the most common and offer the simples solutions to hair problems. If you intend to stick to a budget while maintaining the same hairstyle for a long period of time, closures are ideal for you.
If you intend to have a versatile look from time to time, frontals are for you. They allow you to switch from one style to the other without having to worry about how the end result looks like. Go for a regular lace frontal if you just want to pull your hair back. The 360° frontal would be of better service to you if you really desire absolute freedom in styling your hair. The 360⁰ frontal has a higher volume of hair, hence you will use fewer bundles while exercising full control over your hairline
Is it just me or did summer fly by? The kiddies are already on their way back to school and summer vacations are officially over. While I love the summer months, along with all of the fun things that they bring, like pool parties, booty shorts and back yard BBQ’s. I am happy to know that autumn is amongst us. I LOVE everything about fall. It is by far my favorite season of the year. I LIVE for the fresh crisp air you feel in your hair while still feeling the warm sun on your skin. I love the changes in the trees and how beautiful the colors of the leaves look. But what I love most of all, is the new trendy hair style ideas for fall that I just cannot wait to try out. This blog will be covering some of the most trendy hair style ideas for the fall of 2018. Whether it be school girl plaits, the return of old hair accessories or new hair colors, this new seasons brings with it the perfect opportunity to try out some of the hottest new hair styles featured on the catwalk or passed down to the New York City streets.
BIG HAIR DON’T CARE! Big hair has made a major come back. No matter if it’s straight, wavy, kinky or curly. For the fall of 2018 the bigger the hair the better. While we are skipping the loads of hair spray like they did in the 80’s, we are embracing a more natural look with textured and voluminous hair styles that are soft but still have a glamour’s look and feel to it. So, pull out your blow dryers and hair rollers and get on this big haired roller coaster ride with us.
Wet, Messy, and Undone For the fall of 2018 we are loving this wet, mess and undone look. While this style is no longer so slick that its stuck to your scalp we have put a more modern twist to the style by giving it some texture to add a little extra humph. This style works best when you leave your hair loose and tousled. Think of it like this, you wanna go for that “just got out of the pool and I still look freaking amazing look”.
School Girl Plaits 2018 has taken on a whole new idea of what school girl plaits should look like. We’ve added a twist to this traditional look by getting rid of the tidy, well put together braids and by giving them an edgy feel by messing them up a bit. You can achieve this look by making your braids
appear less put together and frizzier. You want to look like the student that’s always being sent to the principal’s office versus the teacher’s pet. You want to keep this look lose and a bit untidy – unlike the look of last year’s super neat boxer braids.
Head Bands and Scarves While headband or head scarves are not new to the game they are making a huge statement this fall. This is not your grandma’s neck tie, we’re not incorporating these fabulous accessories by choosing up to date prints and patterns. Embrace this modern 40’s look by wearing your headband or scarf with a slight bounce at the crown, but make sure to keep some texture to keep this look young, chic and cool.
Why are lace frontals so trendy right now? That’s an easy one! Lace Frontal are so trendy right now
because of their versatility, their styling options and because of how natural they look. Lace Frontals are
used for two main reasons. One to protect your natural hair and hair line, and two, to give you a variety
of styles and colors you can choose from. There is no secret that wild and crazy colors are in high
demand right now. Thanks to entertainers such as Nicki Minaj, Kylie Jenner, Rihanna and Katy Perry, just
to name a few. We all want the look without actually having to damage our hair. Using lace frontals is a
very trendy and popular way to achieve these looks without the commitment.
Frontal hair pieces have also become increasingly popular for their versatility, especially when it comes
to styling wigs, weaves, and sew-ins. Lace frontals are the most popular hair piece choice because of
their close resemblance to the natural hairline and scalp. If customized and apply properly frontals can
mimic the natural hair line, which gives you the illusion of the hair growing out of your very own scalp.
And who doesn’t want their wig, weaves or sew-ins to look as natural as possible? I know I do!!!
Another reason why lace frontals are so trendy right now is because they tend to cut down on
installation times. Since the frontal takes up about half the size of the head, it helps to reduce the
amount of time it would have taken to install the bundles that would have taken its place. Using a
frontal also helps to save you money by decreasing the amount of bundles that would normally be
needed for the style.
Overall, lace frontals have grown in popularity over the years because the many talented hair stylist that
dedicated their time to perfect the manipulation of giving frontal a more natural appearance. I
remember back in the day, lace frontals didn’t have such a good rep. Nobody wanted to be caught dead
wearing a frontal, because to be honest they looked ABOSULUTLY hideous. Now we brag about wearing
a frontal. Hints the all so popular hashtag #whatfrontal. So we have to give some major props to the God
bless it stylists that shared their techniques with the world on how to turn that a frontal from the
Sopranos cast to Beyoncé.
Am I the only one that’s finding it really hard to keep up with all the new modalities of the hair
extensions world? Every time I turn around, it’s something new to use, something new to slay or
something new that has now taken over the latest trend of installing hair extensions. Its crazy right!?!?
I recently had a custom wig made and my stylist asked me, if I wanted a lace closure, lace frontal or 360
frontal. While options are good, I’m sure this kind of thing can be quite confusing for first time hair
extensions wearers or new wig wearers.
Below I will be giving you some details on what a lace closure, lace frontal and 360 frontal is and what
they are typically used for and why they are used for that purpose. You’re still with me, right?
A Lace Closure – Is a circular shaped piece of lace with stands of hair attached to it. It is normally about
4X4 inches in size. However, they have recently added some new size closures of 5×5 and 6×6. A closure
if used in place of where your leave out should be place if you are getting a sew-in. They used as a form
or protection for the wearer’s natural hair.
Lace Frontal – Are much bigger and measures 14×4 inches. This will stretch on your head from ear to
ear. Just like the closure, it is made out of a lace material with hair strands embedded at the base. Lace
frontals will give you several options and styles to wear your hair. You can also choose any color
variation because there is no natural hair left out, so the wearer’s hair is completely protected.
If your lace frontal is customized and installed properly, it is a great option because it very natural.
360 Frontal – To make things simple, a 360 frontal is just like a lace frontal but it goes completely
around your head. Think of it as a lace headband with hairs attached to it. The 360 frontal imitates the
entire hairline. You will have the most styling options using a 360 frontal because you will have the
freedom to wear your hair in high ponytails. Just like the lace closure and the lace frontal there is no
natural hair left out.
I hope this helps you give some guidance on the differences between lace closures, lace frontals and 360
frontals. Now you just have to determine which one is best for you.
I would love to hear from you! Let me know what you preference is.
So What’s The Difference between a Lace Front Wig and a Full Lace Wig?
I must admit that the hair extensions / hair weaves industry is changing and changing fast. Just when I get used to the idea of one commodity, type of product or installation method here comes another. I’m sure I can not be the only one. I can barely keep up! However, I am always willing to try out the newest sensation. As of lately I’ve been shopping for a new wig and I realized there are probably dozens of people in the same boat but have the slightest clue as to the difference between a lace front wig and a full lace wig. If that’s you, no worries I’ve got you covered.
What is a Lace Front Wig?
A lace front wig is exactly that. A wig that has a lace frontal. Nothing more nothing less. Should be less confusing already. Right? However, if you need a little more information, a lace front wig or aka a lace frontal wig is a wig that uses a lace frontal at the front of the wig (the portion that sits closer to your hair line) along with wefted or tracked hair towards the back part of the wig. If you don’t know or is unclear as to what a lace frontal is, a lace frontal is simply a piece of sheer lace with hair strands embedded in to the base. Using a lace frontal allows the wearer to give the illusion of a more natural hair line.
What is a Full Lace Wigs?
Remember what I told you earlier about what a lace frontal is? A Full lace human hair wigs is pretty much the same thing. To make it simple a full lace wig is just like a lace frontal with the same embedded method used over the entire surface or base of the wig. Full lace wigs have a base that is created fully of lace unlike the lace front wig.
In short this makes the full lace wig is more versatile than a lace frontal wig. Mainly, because they can be worn in many different hair styles. You can even part or section the full lace wig anywhere you want and anyway you desire. Versus the lace front wig that will only allow you to part the lace frontal portion of the wig. Not only that, full lace wigs are typically at a higher price point than a lace frontal wig and have a different method for installation.
I hope this helped you by clearing up some of the confusion when it comes to the difference of what a lace frontal or full lace wig is. Now you should be a more informed buyer and decide what will work better for you.
When it comes to wearing a weave I for one would like for my hair extensions to look as natural as possible. I can NOT be out here looking like a Lil’ Kim reject (no offense). But aint nobody go time for that lion from the Wizard of Oz look. I want the hair to damn near look like its growing out of my scalp if I can help it. This is why I was so excited to incorporate silk base closures and lace closures into my life.
Silk and Lace Closures:
I cannot begin to tell y’all how much this thing has saved me and my natural hair from heat damaged, breakage and overall tension on my edges and hair follicles. I LOVE the silk base closures and lace front closures with a passion! I love these options because you can wear any hair texture or color without putting any additional stress on your natural hair.
There have been many arguments over which is better, the lace front closure of the lace base closure. First, let me explain to all my newbies what a closure is. A closure is a hair piece that is about 3-6 inch in width and length with hair stands imbedded into the base to give the illusion of a scalp; normally worn the protect one’s natural hair.
A closure can come in as “free part” which is gives the wearer the ability to part the hair anywhere. While a Pre-Parted closure comes with a pre-plucked part, either on the left side, right side, center or all three.
So there you have it ladies, my full and extensive view point and advice concerning silk and lace closures. Just be careful out there and be sure to choose wisely. Until next time. Smooches!!