Have you ever wondered?
How celebrities can go from an on-trend pixie to flowing gorgeous long healthy locks within one sleep?
It has something to do with clip-in extensions, wigs and hair pieces… Yep, it’s not fast hair growing genes, It’s a bought accessory that you can get your hands on too from Hairoverheel.
Blake Lively, Beyonce, Elsa Host , Daris Strokous, and many more at the Cannes Film Festival , and in Hollywood they rock the Trend.
But first………… Before to get on on adding fullness to your mane.
…..This 101 will tell you what you need to look for when purchasing them, how you put them in for a natural look .
So you ready to go for it , but how to select?
When you buy hair extensions, you want to get as close to your natural color as possible and the best quality of hair you can.
When selecting the color, make sure you have your hair color match in natural light during the day. Comparing hair colour in the natural light is the only way to ensure you get the best possible match.
Ideally, always select real human, remy hair extensions as they will last a lot longer and look a lot more natural. However, remy natural human hair extensions are pricier and, actually, there are a lot of false extensions available. They look pretty damn close to the real thing.
After you have your perfect match, take your new extensions to your hairdresser and ask them to trim your hair with them in. Like a new dress always looks better tailored to your body. If you color your hair and have selected real hair, your stylist will be able to color the extensions too, sadly synthetic doesn’t take to dye.
How to wear:
Once you’ve color matched your extensions and had them trimmed to, work with your style, take them out, wash them like you would natural hair (making sure you’ve checked which shampoos you can and can’t use on the hair or synthetic), and leave them out to air dry, flat. Important use a good hairbrush for Hairextensions
Then , section your hair into layers. Clipin hair-extensions are always clipped in to the bottom layer first, working up. Take these steps for each section:
Take a brush and gently backcomb the root sections of hair that you’ll clip the extensions into, finishing with a light misting of hairspray. By texurising the hair, you’re giving the extensions more to clip on to.
Next, clip in the extension in at a slightly uneven, tilded angle. If you clip them in totally straight, they won’t blend into the hair as naturally.
Once clipped in, brush your hair with a hairextensions hairbrush so that the extensions fall into your natural layers. Take a straightner or a curling iron, … this is totally up to your test and alter the layer (check if stylers are compatible with your extensions),this is very important for blending purposes.
Once you’ve done each section of the hair, brush the full head and then either leave it straight or curly, style as you naturally would using a tong or product. Comb your fingers through your hair and add some texturising product to the top roots for added volume.
Now you have to make sure to take good care at your new accessory , after you spend money and time
It’s not difficult to keep your hair extensions in good tack, but it does take care and maintanence.
The golden rules:
Always brush your extensions with a soft boar bristle brush and never brush them if they’re wet.
Don’t wash your extensions more than one time a week. If you want to keep them clean, don’t want to overload them with product.
Always use a sulfate free shampoo, I recommend Kevin Murphy products.. Sulfate strips hair of natural oils, as there is no direct supply of nutrients from your scalp into the extension strands, it’s vital that you avoid drying the hair out.
Adding 2-3 drops of dry oil, such as coconut or almond, once a week will help to boost the shine of your extensions.