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13Mar 2015

Simple Tips for Making Your Hair Extensions Last Longer

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shutterstock_253575808_optInvesting in a great pair of extensions is a difficult task for many of us. But when we finally take the plunge, and make this costly purchase, we really need to take care of our investment! Hair extensions maintenance should be done often to help your extensions remain silky, shiny, and gorgeous. Whether your extensions are real or synthetic, you will have to invest in products to help them maintain their best condition. Here are some very useful tips to help you maintain your extensions:

Brush, brush, brush

This is probably the most simple step, but the most often overlooked. Brushing your hair extensions is critical for keeping them detangled and knot free. You should brush your hair at least twice a day using a brush that helps with detangling. It’s critical that you start from the bottom and work your way up to the top to help with fallout and to make sure you don’t loosen them or pull them out. If you skip brushing, the natural fallout that you experience everyday will tangle with your extensions and they will look messier and become matted.

Limit the heat

If you are anything like me, you love to curl and straighten your extensions for different looks. This does terrible damage to your extensions though. If they are real, they will start to look crunchy and the ends will start to split quickly. So, definitely try to lay off the heat. If you must use heat though, try to use ionic irons and dryers to help minimize the damage.

Wash and condition

This is probably my least favorite step because I feel like it is time consuming, but I know I must do it. Your extensions will definitely benefit from a good wash every once in awhile. Try to use paraben and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to prevent damage or buildup in your extensions. I love to use Biolage Color Last Shampoo and Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask because that is what I regularly use in my own hair and it makes it feel fantastic. Don’t forget to dry your extensions and spray them with a heat protectant before doing so.

*The Macadamia Oil Mask is about half the price on Amazon as it is in drugstores.

 

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30Sep 2014

The Best Colored Hair Clip-Ins

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Lately, I have really wanted to experiment with color in my hair!

I have always had super dark brown/black hair, which I love, but sometimes it can be pretty boring. I don’t want to dye it because I can’t have brightly colored hair at work. I’m also too afraid to do something so drastic.

Well, while I was on Pinterest the other week, I saw that Demi Lovato endorses colored hair extensions now. They are called Secret Color Hair Extensions. Of course, I ordered them! They finally arrived and I really really love them! They make me wish I could dye my hair. ):

They come in several colors and they are super easy to put in your hair. It literally takes seconds! I had to cut mine because they were too long, but now they blend perfectly.

I also bought some other colored ones from Etsy. They have the best stuff on there. I could spend ALL day looking at the beautiful items on Etsy.

Anyways, I just wanted to share how much I love colored extensions now. If you are thinking about trying them, I would definitely go with Secret Color Extensions from Demi Lovato or …… They are inexpensive and I really loved them. Plus, they look super cute!

I’d love to answer any questions, or hear what you think about either of these colored extensions.

**The two pictures on the left are Secret Color Extensions. The two pictures on the right are my clip-ins from Etsy.

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23Sep 2014

Secrets to Achieving the Perfect Ponytail

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Perfect Ponytail Secrets

Secret 1

Wash and shampoo your hair. Unlike many updoes, it is more beneficial to have clean hair when attempting to create the perfect pony. It also helps if your hair is wet so that the rubber band holds tighter and keeps those wispy pieces down.

Secret 2

Prevent a baggy pony by putting your head back. This will give place natural tension on the rubber band and help it to leave your hair with a smooth and finished polish.

Secret 3

For that super long ponytail that we all dream of, pick yourself up some tensions. If you don’t already have some, these would be my suggestions. Secret Extensions are very low maintenance and take seconds to put in. Luxy hair has super great quality, but is a little pricier and takes more time to put in, but definitely worth it.

Secret 4

Find the perfect height for your ponytail by drawing an invisible line from the direction of your jaw line to the back of your head. That level is where your pony will be most flattering.

Secret 5

Straight hair makes for the perfect pony. So, be sure to blow your hair out straight with a round brush. That way it still has some volume on top, but will be super smooth and silky throughout the rest of your head. I use the Brushlab Jumbo Hair Brush because it works great and my hair always feels silky afterwards. Plus, it’s like the best round brush out there!

Secret 6

Placement is everything! Your perfect placement is dependent on your hair type. Thinner hair is best placed lower on the head. This will flatter the jaw line and look best. Thicker hair works best higher up on the head. It will create the perfect looking cheekbones (along with a little blush).

Secret 7

Pull a piece of hair from the ponytail and flawlessly wrap it around the pony. This will give you a seamless and classic look in the quickest way possible!

Secret 8

Use friendly elastic to secure your pony. Never use any rubber bands with no special coating. These will rip your hair out upon removal and, of course, really hurt! Blax Hair Elastics are seriously the best and they won’t leave your hair damaged.

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