Hair Extensions

How To Achieve Longer Hair Applying Perfect Application Method

Application Of Hair Extensions

Many girls turn to hair extensions to achieve a fuller, lengthier look, but picking the perfect application method for your-self can be tough. There are many different ways you can add hair extensions to your style. You can braid, clip, sew, glue, and fuse extensions into your natural hair. Some of the most popular methods of applying hair extensions are sewing, gluing, and clipping in hair extensions. Here are some facts and tips on these three methods to help you pick the one that’s right for you:

When you sew extensions in your hair you will need to have sections of hair braided at the bottom of your hair so that you can sew the extensions into the braids with a needle and thread. This is not a technique that can be done easily without the help of someone else. As your hair grows and as the braid loosens the tracks of hair extensions also become loose which can require a bit of maintenance. One of the benefits of this technique is that it looks very natural and it is easy to style.

Another method of applying hair extensions is gluing them into place. You simply section off your hair and use a special adhesive to glue the hair extensions to your existing hair. If the extensions loosen up at any time you can easily add more glue to keep the hair in place. One of the downfalls of this technique is that your natural hair can become damaged and may wind up shedding heavily when you eventually remove the extensions. There are solutions available to help remove the glue but they can become somewhat messy. The major benefit of this technique is that it is long lasting and easy to style.

Clipping in hair extensions is an extremely popular method of applying extensions. You can purchase hair extensions that already have clips attached or you can buy tracks of hair and sew the clips on yourself to save some money. All you have to do is tease sections of hair or wiggle the clips back and forth to get the clips to grip onto your natural hair. One of the things that are inconvenient about this method is the fact that it is typically only used to put hair in for a short period of time. In other words, you will need to keep reapplying the hair. Some of the benefits are that it is less damaging and you can easily apply the hair yourself. No matter which method you choose, hair extensions will help you achieve longer, fuller hair.

Posted in Hair Styles
Tagged , , |

Steps For Prepping Your Hair

Prep The Hair Extensions

When considering hair extensions there are often many questions that come to mind, but one of the most important things you should know is how to prep the hair extensions and how to prep your own hair for hair extensions.

There are many different techniques that can be used to wear and apply extensions, but prepping hair for the process is pretty much universal. Some things you may need to know is whether or not you should cut and color your extensions, how you can curl and straighten your extensions, and how you should prep your hair for the application of extensions.

Extensions can be cut regardless of what type you purchase, but you should only color the extensions if they are made of 100% human hair.  Hair should be cut to blend in with your natural hair. Typically, they should be layered so that the difference in length is not extremely apparent and fake looking. You can cut your extensions at home, have a stylist cut them, or purchase them pre-cut.

You can curl and straighten human hair extensions the way you would your normal hair with a heat styling tool. If your extensions will not be firmly attached to your natural hair it may be easier for you to straighten or curl your hair extensions prior to adding them into your own hair. You can set your hair extensions on rollers if you’d like to make the process a little bit easier.

You will also need to consider how you should take care of your own hair prior to putting extensions in. You should wash and condition your hair in the same way that you normally would. You can dry it and style it in place prior to putting in the extensions if you’d like. You can even add product to the root to add extra grip if you will be sewing or clipping in the extensions. Hair that is all one length will not look as natural as hair that is layered, so you may want to consider asking your stylist to add layers to your hair prior to adding in extensions. By following these steps for prepping your hair, your extensions will look and feel great.

Posted in Hair Styles
Tagged , , , , |

Are Effortlessly Complicated Beauty Trends Far From Effortless?

Silky straight hair machine weft
Beauty Trends

It’s a Known fact now, No matter where you go these days, whatever scene you happen to be surrounding yourself with at the time, I see the same thing. People want to look effortless. That fresh sun kissed tan and fresh face that ever woman aspires to; to the long tousled beachy wave that has taken the celebrity scene by storm.

However, as both a hairstylist and makeup artist along with all the steps between,  True effortless is much less…presentable.

             Let’s start with the beach waves and the chic ‘simple’ updo’s from the red carpet. Anyone who has silky straight hair can attest that waves or curls can turn into an all-day event, and heaven forbid humidity strikes. The entire bottle of hairspray you just used to get your heavy hair to rock that goddess look all day and into the night just went completely to waste. The foundation of any style in reality starts with the shampoo and the conditioner, tailoring for body or curls or straight, there is a formula for all of them. Take advantage of them. After that comes cocktail of smells and textures, utilizing mousse and gels or even sprays and powders. (Yet another situation of the beauty industry has something for “everything”) Then come the blow-drying. Take into account direction of airflow, temperature and force of air. Then there are brushes, paddle brushes, vent brushes, round brushes, boar bristles or traditional. Building the foundation to a style is most important during the blow-drying phase.

             Once your hair is dry and your foundation has started forming, for body or for straight, this is where we bring in the flat irons or the curling irons, depending on your skill level. (You can get a curl from a flat iron; it’s called ribboning, similar to curling gift ribbon) For the sake of the style we will talk about a large diameter curing iron. Starting halfway down and 2 by 2 inch section of hair clamping the section firmly but lifting the bar enough to be able to slide the hair through as you twist your way down the section till the end. By this point you will have a bouncy wave. Obviously you repeat this around the entire head.

 After all the curls have been ironed you can lightly pomade your fingers and gently finger comb yours waves, taming them just slightly but also adding shine.. Or you can take your sections and generously spray the curls with a light working spray and wrap them around larger (soda can size) Velcro rollers to further cool and set for a longer hold. Spray again once they are set. This is where you can move onto applying your layers of translucent foundation, adding a touch of bronzer and blush to get that lightly sun kissed glow, moving on to the clever application and blending of eye shadow, followed by the mascara, comb lashes to declump, mascara, declump, so on and so forth. Don’t forget to finger comb out those curls before leaving home!

             So, one should understand the fact that, effortless is a lot more complicated than it likes to look. If you have the time to spend and the desire to make the effort for these styles, go for it. It’s beautiful to see the sleek and bouncy waves and a peachy cheeked smiling woman. Now you can appreciate the effort these people go through to be pleasant to look at, even if it isn’t for you.

Hope you enjoyed the information on Are Effortlessly Complicated Beauty Trends Far From Effortless?

Posted in Hair Styles
Tagged , , , |

Why Celebrities Use Hair Extensions Extensively?

Celebrity Hair Style

The worlds obsession with celebrity culture comes as a well needed welcome for the hair extensions, as hair extensions have become most in demand product, largely due to the continues publicity.

Celebrities have become trend setters for fashion industry, which really proves what a versatile fashion and hair accessory they have lately become. The hair extensions style changes from celebrity to celebrity. The popularity creates a wave of in-trend line of fashion, which lasts for a week, and before it fades another “new in fashion trend” starts.

Why celebrities use hair extensions extensively? A celebrity may want to look gorgeous when there is a movie premiere, and want to have a different hair up do for a party the very next day. So they need something new each time, Lady Gaga and her style among celebrities, fits the example here.

Styling with dresses and different other outfits will certainly make one look great, but change in hair style will look stunningly different. For those who already have long and healthy hair, must let their stylist do the imagination for styling the hair.

The synthetic hair era is on the downtrend, now you find finest quality human hair extensions and wigs made to perfection with natural look and feel used every where.

One must be experienced enough to self install hair extensions, that’s the reason why professional help is recommended for hair install. This becomes a necessity, especially if you are going for highlighting you definitely need a stylist with minimum five years experience. It’s not that every one can do with professional touch.

Its advisable to shop from reputed companies, and always one must not hesitate to try and clear there doubts related to product or quality. So shop vigorously and enjoy the never ending feel good expressions that the premium quality hair can shower, and yes look glamorous, look gorgeous but look great naturally.

Hope you enjoyed the information on Why Celebrities Use Hair Extensions Extensively?

Posted in Hair Styles
Tagged , |