Will having hair extensions damage my hair?
The answer to this question is no... I have been a qualified hair extensionist for nearly 6 years now. I qualified with Racoon International in 2014, with their pre bonded system, I then went onto qualify in all of their systems including advanced techniques, dressing extensions and Hair In Recovery, which provides hair extensions to people suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy and hair loss. The main question I get asked is; will hair extensions damage my hair? My answer is with good application, care and maintenance then no they should not. The client you can see in the pictures had hair extensions applied for length, especially around the face. We maintained the extensions every 6 weeks and finally removed them 8 months later. As you can see from the last picture, which is when the extensions were removed, there is evident hair growth, thickness and no damage! There are several things to take into account when having hair extensions... Choose a professional hair stylist to fit them. As hair stylists we are specifically trained to know hair inside out. We will know what keeps it healthy and how to avoid damaging it. Hair stylists will also know how to blend the extensions in to make them look natural. Use your aftercare! You should be provided with aftercare once your extensions are fitted. This should consist of at least a shampoo, conditioner and brush/comb. The shampoo and conditioner will be specifically designed for the extensions, keeping them looking healthy. Have I got the time? Although extensions do not need a huge amount of care, you will need to dedicate more time to them. They will have to be dried thoroughly after every wash, maintained every 6-12 weeks (depending on the system you have), and they will need to be checked for matting a few times a day, this is done by running your fingers through the root area. Choose the correct system for your hair type. Your hair stylist should offer you this advice, however, here is a rough guide for you:
Fine hair: Tapes extensions.
Medium hair: Pre-bonded, Nano rings/micro rings, clip ins.
Coarse hair: Sewn in Weave/LA Weave.Tips:
Plait your hair when you go to bed to avoid matting.
If you are going to put them up, use a low ponytail to avoid tension on the extensions.
Follow your maintenance instructions.
Avoid sunbeds & chlorine.
A Guide to Perfect Straight Hair🤩🤩
Straightening your hair isn't and shouldn't be difficult but you need to pay attention and take your time. A mistake can burn your hair or skin or, possibly, add a crimp to your hair and even make it frizzy and ruined. Avoid these issues with careful preparation and treat your hair with a heat protection product prior to straightening.
Best protection for medium width hair
When I asked my hairstylist how comes someone’s hair looks like a lion’s mane and others like the fur of a rabbit, she taught me about different types of hair and how to test it. There is fine hair, medium width hair and coarse or thick hair. The test was to take a strand of hair in between the fingers and pay attention to how it feels. If it feels light, like you are not holding anything, then it’s fine hair. If it has a little volume, then it’s medium width hair. And if it feels like you have a good strand of hair between your fingers, the chances are we are talking about coarse hair. Medium width hair is obviously the desirable type of hair as it is easy to manage and not so prone to damage. Thin hair can be hard (or impossible) to style as nothing lasts and the same thing can be said about coarse hair. And, by the way, I associate thick hair with a lion’s mane and thin hair with the fur of the rabbit – very soft and smooth, but totally unsuitable for hairstyling. I’m lucky enough to have medium width hair, which means that my hairstyle lasts longer and I can try different things with my hair. However, I do have a tendency towards blow drying often and using the rotating brush and the straightening wand, so I was afraid that my hair will be damaged or become thin. I turned to my hairstylist again and this time she recommended a product that I got to love and use weekly. It is Keune Care Vital Nutrition Protein SprayKEUNE - Care Vital Nutrition Protein Spray and I used it every time I wash my hair, before blow drying or using any other hair tool. It’s a protein spray with multi functions. It nourishes the hair while also providing protection from thermal damage. I love that my hair looks great after using it for quite some months now and there is no sign of hair damage.
KEUNE-Care Vital Nutrition Protein Spray
Steps to Thicker Healthier Hair
Who doesn't want healthier, thicker, and stronger hair? From dousing our hair with every hair mask we’ve ever owned to popping multiple hair supplements, most of us are willing to do (or buy!) anything that will help us achieve celebrity worthy voluminous locks. We have outlined 5 simple steps to follow to achieve thick, full hair once and for all.
What to except from hair salons during SIP
We are officially SIX MONTHS into social distancing and sheltering in place. Here in LA things have somewhat eased up with al fresco dining becoming available, stores opening up, and more outdoor activities (like drive in concerts and such) becoming available. The beauty world has also opened up with nail salons and hair salons now accepting clients, all with precautionary measures. I have yet to go to a nail salon but I did desperately need a haircut! After debating whether or not I should attempt an at-home cut, I ultimately decided to leave it up to pros. So, what is a cut during corona virus like? ￼No wash and blow dry This one bummed me out a bit because getting my hair washed is one of my favorite parts of hair cuts! But no washing minimizes time in contact with each customer. They still style your hair with hot tools, though! ￼Hair cuts done outside Technically, indoor hair salons and barber shops are meant to be closed still, but many businesses have simply moved their operations out doors in order to accommodate guests and keep their doors open. ￼Prices are the same I guess a part of me thought that maybe hair cuts would be a tad cheaper to make up for the not-as-pleasant experience of sitting out in a parking lot, and not getting a wash and blow dry. But the level of expertise is still there and in times like these, I’m willing to pay what every hair stylists deserves! You know the saying, if you can’t pay the tip (in this case the rate) you can’t afford to get it done!
Here's How to Get Voluminous Bouncy Hair 😍😍😍
Are you looking to achieve that just-walked-out-of-the-salon bouncy natural volume style? Somewhere between the huge blowout of the ’80s and the so-slick-it-sticks-to-your-head look of the ’90s, there lies a sleek yet bouncy medium. Many times when we straighten our hair ourselves at home we can achieve a style that is too straight, with no volume and no movement. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can do to give your hair extra volume while straightening it.
hairstyles for a chubby round face 😊
🌸 you can really see the difference in my comparison photos — i use my hair to cover my face and slim it down! 🌸 I’ve got no defined cheekbones, and my jawline is pretty wide — i got a round baby face! Its not always bad, but i have also got a wideee forehead that can make my head look a little big 🌸 my hair is naturally long and straight, and its not naturally blonde! i’ve got jet black hair that i get professionally done til it looks light 🌸 if you have a round face... use your hair to create shadows around your face by keeping it in front of your shoulders. A defined jawline can also be mimicked with a short haircut, as seen in the second photo. in the first and third photo, with no hair in front of my face, you can see how chubbi my face really is!
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