My Next style blog is an easy one, something you can do in the comfort of your home. It is important to learn to style and take care of your extensions, it means that you wont feel the need to wash them everyday. So I created this look by first of all putting the top section in large Velcro rollers, make sure to use a hairspray to hold the style. The next step to create these gorgeous waves pull the bottom sections of the hair to one side and using a large barrel tong curl away from the face. Again spray with a fixing spray. Next remove rollers and gentle use a large soft bristle brush to stretch the curls out and create a wave…..This look is great for red carpet events or just for everyday wear as its very easy to do.
The Extensionators Top Tip: Use dry shampoo to help prevent you washing your locks everyday, this should also help to keep any bonds hard.
Items you will need to create this look
……That is this months blog question :)…..There are many different ways to apply wefts today. The most common being the Braided weave. Over the last 6 months I have experimented with alternatives to the weave as a lot of us girls don’t have very thick hair and find that the braided weave can be bulky, tight on the head and ensuring the braids are completely dry can be time consuming. I find that regardless of the application the weaves/wefts will always be more bulky and not as free flowing as individual strands so they do take a little longer to become accustomed too. Through the time I have applied and also tried out myself, the Micro weft, the Braidless weave and the Malaysian weave. ( My personal Favourite was the Malaysian weave, it was secure, flat on my head and very versatile which I need as I wear my hair up a lot) I have put together details of each one so you can decide which is best for you. FULL WEAVE Popular with coarser type hair, all your natural hair is braided into cornrows against your scalp to create a base. Wefts of hair are sewn onto the braids. A net can be sewed over top so there is less stress on the braids. LASTS: 1-3 months PROS: * Good for a complete change in hair colour & texture because all your natural hair is hidden * It’s a good protective way to grow out your hair * No chemicals are needed CONS: * Scalp gets itchy * May feel bulky, takes awhile to get used to * Requires time for proper care because it’s difficult to shampoo and moisturize * Your head could start to stink – Fungus and bacteria will settle on the braids if not dried completely after being washed * Can hurt and cause damage if braids are too tight * Requires patience and care during removal * Not as suitable for fine hair as the cornrows can slip —————————————————————————— PARTIAL WEAVE Some of your natural hair is braided against scalp. About 2 to 5 cornrows. Wefts of hair are then sewn onto these tracks. (The extension hair matches your own texture because some natural hair is left out.) LASTS: 2-3 months PROS: * Usually less expensive than a full weave * Less bulky and itchy than a full weave CONS: * The extension hair must match your own hair * Braids can loosen if not done correctly ————————————————————————– —- MALAYSIAN WEAVE, or BRAIDLESS SEW-IN A newer weave method where thread and a small amount of natural hair are used to create a track (similar to a braid, but less bulky and very flat.) The wefts of hair are sewn onto these “tracks”. Or the Malaysian weave is a row of microbeads with the weft sewn on top of this. LASTS: 2-3 months PROS: * Good for all hair types * Good for people with short hair (1/2 inch) because no braids are necessary * Produces a most flat and undectectable weave * No chemicals, lightweight * Less time in the stylist’s chair CONS: * Can be expensive * Stylist needs to be experienced, or else weave won’t stay secure
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Check out this link for amazing Russian/Mongolian weave hair at a great price.
The Extensionators Top Tip: The weight for a normal full head is 120g..this can differ from product to product so always do a little research before purchasing hair to make sure they are a reputable company. Also if you have very thick hair you may require more.
Its almost Summer girls!!! Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun kissed Hair??? What about my hair extensions??? Extensions on holiday can be a royal pain in the bikini clad tush if not taken care of properly. And we all know youare still going to wear them. I know I do…so follow my tips and you will be rocking the best beach hair in town.
Mositure, Moisture and more moisture…hair extensions can dry out very quickly on holiday leaving your long flowing beach babe locks looking more like a beach bums dreadlocks!!! All the sun sea and chlorine!!! Good news is that there are some great products out there to keep your hair extensions fabulous. The two I have chosen wont break the bank and they also come in a little kit ideal for packing away in your suitcase.
Racoon Travel Kits £15.00
X-10 Kits £15.00
Overstyling your hair extensions on holiday can dry your locks out fast. GHDs, curling wands and hairdryers are all quxik fixes but try avoid where possible. Hair extensions can look great when left to dry naturally, in particular if they are the body wave…if not you can also braid them which will create a gorgeous wave.
The Extensionators Secret Weapon!!!!!! – I absolutly love VO5 Micrle mist. I have been wearing extensions for over 15 years so trust me when I say this little bottle will come in very handy on holiday. Its in a cute wee white and pink bottle, it smells great and it dramatically restores the moisture in your hair extensions and overall just makes them so much easier to manage 🙂
My Top Holiday Tip!!!!! – When swimming always tie your hair in a low braid and tie a bobble at the end of the braid only!!!! Never tie it in a tight bun……I have seen the results of this and two hours later I managed to remove all the tangling!!!!
Hair Tinsel, this months hottest hair accessory. Inspired by pop Diva Beyonce. She sported gold tinsel at the Grammys this year and they we spotted tinsel extensions at this year’s Hair Show. The accent may look cute for a special occasion….Xmas is just round the corner 🙂 xxx
“Women are seeing celebrities experiment with their hair and think it’s beautiful and attainable,” commented Jan Marie Marteca of the Ted Gibson Salon. ”They’re going to start to embrace everything from pastel pink highlighted extensions to pops of tinsel.”
If you like them check out the links below to purchase xxx
So you have had you extensions in for awhile and they are strating to look abit dull, blow drying, straightening, curling have all had an affect…well check out Morroccan oil to help blast some life back into your hair!!!
The luxury brand, MOROCCANOIL®, is the originator and leading manufacturer of professional Argan Oil hair products and the fastest growing independent company in the professional salon industry.
Salon-exclusive MOROCCANOIL® products have a strong following among leading runway, film, television and celebrity stylists who search for the very finest for their A-list clients. MOROCCANOIL® is a backstage fixture frequently used to create hair for major magazine covers, fashion editorial spreads, as well as for award shows including the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, Independent Spirit Awards and MTV Awards. It is fast becoming popular and available through most hair extension suppliers. The beautiful Kim Kardashian was in this months HAIR magazine and is quoted as saying ” I love Moroccan Oil it keeps my hair smooth and glossy” so if its good enough for her….
Amazing at regenerating tired hair extensions back to a glossy red carpet finish…have you tried it???? tell us what you think.
Hasta la vista!!! xxx
Hi Girls, So you have decided to get hair extensions – Microbead, Fusion, Clip Ins….too many to choose from!!! Kel and I have been wearing extensions for over ten years. My Favourite is the Microbead application and Kels is Flat bonded….but thats all trial and error over the years. Having worn extensions for so long I have realised the key to great extensions regardless of application is good aftercare and maintanence…looking after your locks is Key! So the purpose of my blog is to keep you up to date on great products, aftercare secrets and the latest hair trends and styles for hair extensions and also a place for us to answer any questions you may have…if your thinking it someone else will be too. We pride ourselves on the best aftercare service.
Hasta La Vista Dolls xxxx