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A Complete Do’s & Don’ts Guide to Hair Extensions for People with Fine Hair 150 150 Crystal

A Complete Do’s & Don’ts Guide to Hair Extensions for People with Fine Hair

Although hair extensions are widely used to make hair look awesome, they are also known to cause irreversible damage in the long run. People with thin or fine hair need to make sure that they’ve picked the right kind of extensions and also treat their tresses properly. This way, they can ensure that their risk of hair loss and breakage is minimized.

Are you ready to discover what hair extensions will be perfect for you? Here is a complete guide to everything you’ve got to be aware of regarding hair extensions for fine hair.

Stay Away from Cold Fusion and Hot Fusion Hair Extensions

avoid fusion hair extensions if you have fine hair
Fusion Hair Extensions

It doesn’t matter whether you use them with copper or heat cylinders – fusion hair extensions are a definite no-no when it comes to fine hair. Apart from causing serious hair damage, these extensions may also be visible to others through your fine strands, causing unnecessary embarrassment.

Clip-In Extensions Can Be Highly Damaging for Fine Hair

clip in hair extensions should not be used regularly if you have fine hair
Clip In Hair Extensions

Many women use clip-in hair extensions on a daily basis. They are easy to use, quick, and affordable. They can be clipped and unclipped every morning and evening with relative ease.

However, clip-in extensions tend to be quite heavy. If you’re someone with fine hair, these clips can snap your hair strands due to their weight. As a matter of fact, clip-in extensions are known to cause horrifying bald spots after long-term use!

If you’re looking to add length to your fine hair, we recommend ultra-light hair clips, which will add volume but are also safe. You should definitely stay away from clip-in hair extensions though.

Tape-In Extensions: Goes Well with Fine Hair

We highly recommend using tape-in hair extensions if you have fine hair. These wefts are incredibly lightweight and are attached using a special kind of hair tape, which prevents breakage. You can install this hair extension in 30 minutes and have them last for around 3 months or more.

Glue-In Extensions: Nothing More Than A Sticky Mess

fine hair should avoid glue in hair extensions
Glue In Hair Extensions

Most cheapo salons tend to push you to purchase glue-in hair extensions – Don’t fall for that! Glue extensions are quite difficult to handle since they either have to be removed in a rough manner or fall out soon, damaging precious hair in the process. Here’s a rule of thumb – Hair and glue are never a good combination.

Thin Hair and Sewn Weft Hair Extensions Can Never Be Friends

sew in hair extensions not recommended for thin hair
Sew In Hair Extensions

You should definitely stay away from sewn wefts or flat-track hair extensions, especially if you’ve got fine hair. These extensions are on the heavier side and since the hair has to support this weight, you’ll either wind up with a bald spot (Oh, the horror!) or require thick hair to pull them off.

Faux Ponytails Can Fix Up Your Fine Hair Perfectly

ponytail hair extensions are great to use on any hair type including fine hair
Ponytail Hair Extensions

Instant, cheap, and long-lasting – Faux buns and ponytails hair extensions are highly recommended if you’re looking for reliable hair extensions that work for fine hair. Regardless of where you shop, you are always likely to find an enormous selection of curly ponytails, messy buns, and many more products.

It isn’t too difficult to understand the reasons behind the popularity of these hairpieces. You don’t require much hair if you’re looking to add these lightweight hair extensions. Try out some low-commitment hairstyles to find out what works best for you.

Guide To Hair Extensions For Short Hair 150 150 Crystal

Guide To Hair Extensions For Short Hair

With the introduction of hair extensions, women with short hair don’t have to feel left out anymore. Hair extensions have made it easy for women to transform their beauty by adding hair to their short hair. There are various ways in which they can achieve this.

Types of Extensions For Short Hair

The two types of hair extensions are; clip in extensions and tape-in hair extensions. Between these two, the best choice of extension for a woman with short hair is the tape-in hair extension, they are easy to blend as well as give length and volume to a woman with short hair, unlike the clip in extensions which are really bulky and will not look nice on a woman with short hair. With tape-in extensions, your natural has room to grow while using this extension, it invisible and doesn’t damage.

Hair Extensions Are Possible for Those With Short Hair

There are many reasons a woman with short hair will want to use an extension, it could be for length, volume or even a touch of a different color.
Peradventure you have been looking for hair extensions for short hair, one of the best ways to make your short hair appear long is by the use of hair extensions. Most people don’t think it is possible to use hair extensions if you have short hair, I am here to tell you that you can. It could be that you naturally have short hair, or yours was caused by a bad haircut and you and you are in search of ways to make your hair look long again. Hair extensions is a great way to achieve that. Some of you hate the fact that because of your short hair you can no longer wear ponytails. Before you may need to try various methods to get your hair long again, some of which takes years and still don’t yield results. This is no longer the case because hair extensions have come to save the day, you can go from short hair today and appear with long hair tomorrow. Take for instance, some of our role models, icons and celebrities who you see on TV on in real life today with short hair and in 24 hours or less you can spot them with a long and full beautiful hair on their head. If these celebrities you love can switch looks so can you!!!

Sometimes we decide to cut our hair to change our looks, and in a short while of rocking the short hair, start wishing for the hair to grow back. At this point you either regret the decision to cut your hair or you just fed up of carrying a short hair because you are limited to the hairstyle you can make. A quick fix to this challenge is in the use of hair extensions and what makes it even more interesting is you can use hair extensions and no one will notice.

Why Tape In Extensions are a Great Choice

As earlier stated, tape-in hair extensions are the best and probably the only solution for women who have short hair and want to be seen with longer hair. Naturally tape-in hair extensions are thin, very light and hard to see. You don’t need any tools or chemicals to add them to you natural hair. For anyone with short hair and is looking to transform the short hair look to long hair, this is the method to follow. It is less time consuming and in just an instant you have achieved the look you always wanted. With Seamless tape-in hair extensions, you get the full package, everything you want in a long hair including looks, quality and that ponytail too!!! There is a variety of things you can do with a long hair, from wavy, to curly, and to straight and a whole lot more. It takes only about 3-4 inches of hair to help blend in and cover the tape-in hair extensions and the best way to make the layers appear natural is to mix short and long hair extension lengths together. For instance, you can blend a 14 inch hair with an 18 inch hair rather than having 3 inches hair and the adding it with a 24 inch hair extension. That will just take away the natural look which is what we are trying to achieve by ensuring there is a blend between your hair and the hair extension.

A few other reasons why tape-in hair extensions are the best for women with short hair are; it doesn’t damage your natural hair but rather gives room for your natural hair to grow even with the hair extension on. You don’t have to get worried for your hair if it’s in that phase where you don’t know if it’s growing or not because tape-in hair extensions has you covered as it also gives great length and volume to you hair while your natural hair continues to flourish. With this hair extension, you are at liberty to style your hair any how you want and can take you for several months. The use of 1.5 inches tape-in extensions will get a lot of people confused when they look at you because it is 100% undetectable. Now you can wear ponytails with a host of styling ideas for you to choose from.

Tons of Options

Here at Hottie Hair, your choices are unlimited because not only do we bring you the best in human hair quality but also work directly with our suppliers worldwide to ensure we provide our clients with nothing short of high grade and premium quality hair. Our tape-in extensions are durable, easy to maintain, doesn’t damage and very simple to take off. If you decide to take off your tape-in hair extensions after three months of usage it would amaze to see that your natural hair has grown, free of damages.

Our Experts Can Help You

In order to get that desired by switching from short hair to long hair, to use or hair extensions for short hair, the services of the PRO hair stylist is what you will need. If it isn’t done by one who is certified enough to install tape-in hair extensions you may not get the result you had hoped for. Only a PRO hair stylist will do the right job and still advice you on ways that will keep your hair healthy and durable. The requirements needed to carry out this process are: at least two packs of Hottie Hair tape-in hair extensions, about 3-4 inches of your natural hair to ensure both hair extension blend properly to give you that natural look and a rat-tail comb. With all this in place, you should be done with the process in about 1 hour. With how the tape-in hair extension is carefully sandwiched in rows around and underneath the hair, the end result is always beautiful and natural.

Perfectly Blended For a Natural Look

The most important aspect in changing from short hair to long hair in an instant with the use of hair extensions is in the blending. Yet again, you would require the expertise of a PRO stylist to do the blend and get it right. You must also understand that, the length of your hair is crucial during the blending process. The shorter your hair the tougher it is to blend. It is for this reason we advised earlier that mixing hair lengths will save you the stress. If the blending isn’t done well, it will be easy to notice the meeting point of your natural hair and the hair extension. It becomes even more visible if the end of your hair are blunt. One way to easily carry out the blending process is by texturizing or by thinning out the top layer of your natural hair. Furthermore, the PRO stylist can make a FACE FRAME by cutting some layers into your hair extensions, you will get nothing short of the best. That popular saying “the more, the merrier” also applies here with hair extensions because the more hair extensions available for you to work with, the better. 150-200 grams of hair for layers is all you need for your hair to look full and natural.

What about maintaining them?

After changing from short hair to long hair with the use of hair extensions, you have to know how to maintain it. To do so, you will need the following; a dry shampoo, extension brush, shine spray, conditioner, a conditioning repair mask and a sulphate free shampoo. If you are like us who styles our hair regularly, then the following instructions will be of benefit to you so you know how to preserve and extend the lifespan of your hair extension;

Our natural hair is attached to our scalp and is constantly nourished by the natural oil the scalp produces. Unlike the hair extensions that have no source of natural oil, we recommend the use of shine spray more specifically after styling is done with hot tools. While dry shampoo will help ensure the bonds of the tape remain dry and free of oil. With the regular production of oil from the scalp, there is a tendency of this oil to break down to the bonds pf the tape, thereby causing the extensions to slip. Although this is majorly dependent on how oily your scalp is, as well as how often you get your hair washed. We advise the use of dry shampoo during washing. And extension brush is best suited for hair extensions because they come with loops that easily untangle the hair. Sulphate free shampoo and conditioner are in charge of maintaining the quality and beauty of the hair extension. For those who love to swim or are always styling their hair, using a deep conditioning mask is highly recommended. This will help prevent dryness, breakage and even damage.

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Real Remy Hair Extensions 150 150 Crystal

Real Remy Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are the new trend and with its high demand in the market, it is difficult to differentiate one with quality from a fake one. This can make you spend so much and still not get the right and good quality hair extensions. For this reason, it is advised that you take the time to do a research and learn about quality hair extensions, such that you will be able to tell the difference between poor quality and good quality hair extensions. Having this knowledge is the best thing you can do before you go purchase any hair extensions. Take for instance, remy hair extensions are equally designed, some are created with low end and others with high end real hair extensions. But even so, you can’t tell the difference between both especially if you are making the purchase online. The rate at which hair extensions are in demand is quite alarming, thus leading to an increase in the availability of Real hair Extensions. Now every hair extension store claims to have remy hair, which is why you have to be have the knowledge and an eye for the best before you eventually make the purchase. Furthermore, getting a set of remy hair extension is no guarantee that the hair is durable and of good quality. It isn’t easy to get hair extensions of great quality, however, knowledge is power, and with the right knowledge about hair extensions, you can get high quality hair extensions as well the best of real hair extensions.

What are the best hair extensions made from?

Pure remy hair is what real hair extensions are made out of. And to ensure that all the cuticles remain intact and angling toward the same direction, they are cut like ponytails. This method also helps in preventing the hair extensions from twisting and muddling up together after putting it on. Quality hair extensions go through the minutest processes during production and with the use of an environment-friendly technology the remy hair cuticles stay intact during and after the processing. Where most of the hair extension companies get it wrong is in the use of harsh chemicals to process the hair, which ends up destroying the remy hair. Because of the effect the chemicals have on the hair, the cuticles get damaged thus causing the hair extensions to weaken, break easily and then get tangled much later. In order to prevent you from noticing the poor quality of the hair, a chemical coating is used to make the hair extension appear soft, perfect and of great quality. This is however, unfortunately a temporary cover up. We know for a fact that a lot of hair extension companies always try to get remy hair (either Indian, Chinese or European original remy hair), which is meant to be great quality human hair. But the moment those harsh chemicals are used during processing, the texture and structure of the hair extension gets messed up and the cuticles loses elasticity.

Why quality matters?

While remy hair extensions are not created equally, many of these companies will convince you that the hair they have available is high quality remy human hair but what they actually sell is either remy hair that is of low quality. In some cases it isn’t even reny hair at all. These companies collect low quality Chinese or Indian hair, get them treated with chemicals, and coat them with silicon just to make the hair appear as ream remy hair extensions. This cover up doesn’t take long to wear off and you soon realise that what you bought thinking it was original remy hair extension is actually artificial and fake. And it is a lot easier for these companies to sell them online, because there is no way for you to tell the difference between the fake and real remy hair extensions from a picture you see online. The chemically processed hair extensions are usually a lot cheaper. But real remy hair extensions are costly. After being cut directly off the head using the ponytail method and further processed naturally, which of course takes a while and gives you the best quality of remy hair extensions.

What makes good quality hair extensions?

What determines the quality of remy hair extensions is in the processing. A remy hair extension could be 100% pure human hair, but what you should concern yourself with before making a purchase is with how the hair was processed because the best quality of remy hair extensions are processed using advanced eco-friendly methods. Unfortunately not so many companies follow this process, they rather go the route of chemically treating these hair extensions, obviously because it is quicker and cheaper to process. Which is why it is advised that you find out how the hair extension was process before paying for it. It can be frustrating knowing that you spent money in buying fake hair which you thought was the real thing. Hottie Hair is very open with how our hair extensions are processed.

How long should real remy hair extensions last?

The ideal duration for which a real remy hair extension should last is about 8 to 12 months without tangling or muddling up as long as you take proper care of the hair. Conversely, low quality remy hair extensions won’t last up to 6 months, some may even mat in just a few weeks of use. The irony with getting this cheap, low quality remy hair extension is, it costs more to maintain. The idea behind the use of hair extensions is such that they blend well with your natural hair and should be less costly and easy to maintain. What most people fail to understand is it doesn’t matter where the source of the hair is coming from. If there is anything I have learnt in the many years I have been wearing hair extensions is, as long as the remy hair is 100% human hair and is processed without the use of chemicals but the right technology you will enjoy your hair extension, regardless of the source.

What type of human hair extensions are the most popular?

In terms of hair extension popularity, Indian remy hair is the most popular. European hair is hard to come by and quite expensive as well. Before you purchase a hair extension, ask for a sample of the hair extension first. Furthermore, read people’s reviews on the hair extension you want to buy, make use of referrals too. All of these will help guide you.

Where to find the best quality?

If you are looking for the best quality in real hair extensions, then you are in the right place. Be it tape in or clip extensions, Hottie Hair has got you covered. Since we make our own hair, we take the time out to source for only high quality hair and provide you with the best.

Clip In Extensions to Volumize Fine Hair 150 150 Crystal

Clip In Extensions to Volumize Fine Hair

Do you envy celebrities with long, thick hair? They always look perfect in every photo, no matter where they are or what they’re doing. If you weren’t blessed with thick, luxurious locks you can still have great hair by using a little secret that models and TV personalities have been using for a long time to get their fabulous looks: hair extensions. They are the solution to the problem of thin, wispy hair.

Types of Hair Extensions

If you have thin hair what you desperately need is volume. A little lift at the roots and some volume would make your hair look 10 x fuller. When it comes to the subject of hair extensions, clip in hair extensions are recommended more often because they do not damage your hair or scalp the way that some others do. When you have fine or thin hair, causing damage is the last thing you want. Extensions that are sewn-in or put in with hair tape can be tight and painful, and removing them is not enjoyable. With clip in extensions, you don’t even need a stylist to place them. Putting in extensions is so easy you can do it yourself in your own home.

You may have seen those kits and wondered how hard they would be to use. Well, using clip in hair extensions is actually very easy. If you have a hot date this weekend or an upcoming reunion, imagine how you would look walking in with 16” extensions and turning every head in the room. The nice thing about it is the kits come with eight wefts with clips and you can use as many, or as few as you like. The wefts are made from human hair so you can style them like you would your natural hair. You can curl them with a curling iron or hair straightener. They give you instant volume and length and no one will even know they’re there. And the best part, they only take minutes to put in and take out. You can style your hair in the morning and look fabulous all day.

Extensions for Special Occasions

I can’t think of a better time to try out a new look than your wedding day. No doubt you have fantasies of what your dress will look like and how you want your hair to look. Thick, luxurious hair swept up into a cascade of curls or an elegant French Twist with pearled combs? Both hairstyles would look lovely and both are possible using hair extensions. Backcombing and teasing will only get you so far; you need a lot of volume and this will do it.

Style and Fullness

No matter what your hair length is, you can add fullness and style to look your best wherever you go. The Hottie Hair Clipo adds length and volume to thin hair without anyone knowing you have them. They come in 16, and 20-inch lengths.

They are great for adding a little fullness when you want a casual look for daytime or adding curls and length for a more dramatic evening look. Everyone will wonder who your stylist is because you always look so polished and put-together.

Tips for Hair Extensions:

  • Give new hairstyles a trial run to make sure the clips remain hidden before wearing your new style out in public.
  • Use a hand mirror to check the sides and back of your hair to make sure nothing shows. You don’t want any clips peeking out where they might be noticeable.
  • Curl your hair at the crown and add a little lift to cover any clips near the top of your head.
  • Do not use if you have any cuts or abrasions on your scalp. Wait until it has healed to avoid irritation.
  • Discontinue using hair extensions if you experience any changes in hair density.

Clip in extensions can give you the hair you’ve always wanted but weren’t born with. Long and flowing, or full and curly, the choice is yours. You design your perfect look.

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE THE TAPE-IN HAIR EXTENSION METHOD 150 150 Crystal

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE THE TAPE-IN HAIR EXTENSION METHOD

Hair extensions are amazing beauty enhancers; just one trial can improve your looks, increase your confidence and get you asking for more. Like mascara-extensions, hair extensions offer chemical-free color options which allow you to style your hair however you want it and create a look that makes you feel more confident.

There are different types of hair extension methods available in the market today, and almost everyone can easily access extra hair. Types of hair extension method include clip-in-hair extensions, individual hair-extensions (fusion, i-tip hair extensions, keratip, micro bead), sew in wefts, and tape-in hair extensions (the latest hair extension method).

Though there are many types of hair extensions methods, the question is, how do you know which one is best for you? There’s no need to worry if you have no idea, we can help you answer that question. Based on attached benefits and customer demands, the tape-in extension method has been rated the best hair extension method. As a matter of fact, it is the most requested hair extension method in saloons worldwide. The tape-in hair extension method has a lot of unique benefits and features. Therefore, we have made a list of these benefits and features, to help you make the right choice.

Five good reasons why you should choose the tape-in hair extension method over other hair extension methods:

Cost

Tape-in hair extensions are not as expensive as the other semi-permanent hair extension method available in the market; both buying the hair and applying it doesn’t cost much. There are so many reasons why tape-ins are not costly. Unlike other hair extension methods, tape-ins require less application time and this reduces the application cost. Also, the structure of the tape wefts makes maintenance very easy, thereby reducing maintenance cost as well.

Lastly, tape-in extensions consists of 1-inch panel of hair which makes its application easier and faster, unlike individual extensions. All these features combined make tape-ins more cheaper than fusion, micro bead, I-link, and every other hair extension method.

Low Maintenance

Tape-in hair extensions are very easy to maintain. This is because they have a slender design and a 1.5 inch width. Tape-ins are so easy to maintain that most people usually forget that they’re wearing tape-in extension until about 3 months, when it’s time for maintenance. However, it is important to note that buying low quality non-remy tape extensions will lead to a bad experience. This is because, tape extensions are worn everyday and if the quality of hair is bad, they will get spoiled quickly. Therefore, when buying tape extensions, go for the brands with higher quality. Although you may spend more in the beginning, but in the long run, you’ll save a lot of money because high quality tape extensions don’t shed or tangle and can be used more than once. With good quality tape extensions, maintenance becomes very easy.

Least-damaging

With tape-in extensions, you’re sure of not losing a great deal of hair. Out of all the hair extensions in the market, tape-ins offer the least hair damage because they are weightless and do not forcefully uproot your hair like other extensions do. For instance, clip-in hair extensions have a lot of weight, so if you wear them on a daily basis you may end up with bald spots. If you have fine hair, it is not advisable to use individual extensions like fusion and micro because they tangle a lot and you could lose a lot of hair in the process of untangling.

Tape-in hair extensions are the best. They can be worn comfortably and are very easy to remove. Therefore, if you must avoid hair loss that comes with wearing extensions, you need to choose tape-ins.

Reusable

Tape-in extensions can be used more than once; in fact, they can be worn up to 3-4 times in a year. This is a huge benefit especially if you want to customize your hair extension to a certain style or color. With tape extensions, you just have to do it once and then you can reuse it for 3-4 times before personalizing again. For repeated usage, just remove the tape, clean them, add a new tape and wear them again. Please note, reusing of tape-ins can only be enjoyed if the tape extension is of high quality. If they have bad quality, you may be forced to remove them every 4 weeks. Unlike tape extensions, individual extensions cannot be reused and clip extensions wear out within a period of 6 months. Also, it takes just 15 minutes to remove a tape extension while individual extensions require at least 2 to 3 hours of hair pulling and tugging to come off.

Invisible and Flexible

Tape-ins are clearly better than clips because unlike clips, you can do a lot of things with tape extensions.

You can wear them in super high ponytails, braids or any other type of hairstyle. They are so slender that you may not even feel them when you wash or brush your hair.

Also, tape-ins are better than individual hair extensions because they dry more easily when you wash and blow-dry your hair. Individual extension are not slender at all. They tangle a lot and this makes it very difficult to take care of them.

Tape-in hair extensions are really the best method out there in the market, that is why celebrities and fashion icons prefer to use them.

They are not difficult to maintain, easy to apply, and are so lightweight that you won’t even feel like you’re carrying anything. If you are looking to try out hair extensions for the first time or you’re tired of clips and individual extensions, then tape-in hair extension is the best option for you. Just make sure you get high quality tape-in extensions and you’ll enjoy every bit of using the tape-in hair extension method.

Guide To Sleeping With Tape In Hair Extensions 150 150 Crystal

Guide To Sleeping With Tape In Hair Extensions

Sleep is a basic requirement for sound health. It relaxes the mind, body, as well as all the components of the body required for sound mental and physical health. Consequent upon this, in order to maximize the benefits of sleep, it is imperative that the body especially the head is in a state where it is free from anything that could hinder sleep. Let’s be realistic; hair extensions can be a bit obtrusive to sleep as it can get entangled and thereby cause discomfort and hinder the rhythm of sleep. Hence, for clients that have to sleep with their hair extensions for one reason or the other, it is needful to take necessary precautions in ensuring that hairdo not get entangled or rough in the process of sleep.

How to Prevent Bed Head While Wearing Tape In Hair Extensions

The following guidelines will help maintain the pattern and flow of your tape-in hair extensions while you are asleep. Endeavor to clarify the following guidelines with your clients so they can avoid bed head when they wake up.

Make Sure Hair Is Completely Dry

Although this is quite basic, it nevertheless is worthy of mentioning because going to bed with wet hair is an open invitation to a messy and smelly hair when you wake up. On a normal basis, it is unhygienic to go to bed with wet hair, but it is even worse when you are wearing tape in hair extension. It would not just mess up your hair, it could also mess up your bed or pillow as well. Hence, always ensure you dry up your hair before you go to sleep.

women brushing tape in extensions

Brush Before Bed

Brushing your hair is important in maintaining its shape. If you want to retain your tape-in hair extension for sleep then you can make use of a Wet/Dry Detangling brush to whisk through the hair and untangle any knot in it.

women sleeping on silk pillowcase

Use a Silk Pillowcase

The nature of your pillowcase can affect the state of your hair after sleep. Silk pillowcase is great for hair extensions because it helps to curb the level of friction that can occur as you tilt around the bed while asleep. For clients insistent on retaining their hair extensions for sleep, it is recommended that they likewise invest in a silk pillowcase as well. It helps!

women with hair extensions braided for sleeping

Braid the Hair

Is there a foolproof way to keep your hair in shape through your sleep time? Yes, and the answer is braiding it! You can simply braid it and tie with an elastic band to keep it from being disheveled while you sleep.

When You Wake Up

After all said and done, if you wake up with a bed head, there is no cause for alarm. There are certain things you can do to remedy the situation and they are enumerated below;

Use a Leave-In Conditioner

A leave-in conditioner is a helpful tool to help detangle your hair. It will help smoothen the hair and makes it look more appealing and presentable.

Treat Before Styling

If the state of the hair is quite rough and you have decided to use hot tools to straighten it, then ensure to treat the hair first. Heat protectant is quite useful for treating the hair before exposing it to the hot tools. This will help prevent hair damage/loss while using the hot tools.

Tape-In Hair Extensions in Your Salon

Tape in hair extensions are not always of the same quality. However, our own tape in hair extensions are made with quality materials hence they are healthy for use and durable as well as it gives value for money. The hair extensions are well designed to add finesse and length to the hair so for a client that is interested in premium quality hair extensions; our brand of products is almost certainly a match for them. One impediment that may hamper the success of such quality hair extensions as ours is the inability of stylists to apply it properly, hence, we have designed a series of training programs to equip the stylists with the requisite knowledge to fit and apply the hair extensions appropriately. At the culmination of the training program, they will be issued a certificate as proof of their expertise. Get in touch today and enroll for any of our training programs.

Guide for Choosing the Right Hair Extension for Full Head Application 150 150 Crystal

Guide for Choosing the Right Hair Extension for Full Head Application

This article aims at guiding readers about the most appropriate hair extension depending upon hair type and type of extension that will be the most suitable, e.g., Fusion, I-tip or Tape-in extensions. Certain useful tips and suggestions are mentioned at the end of this article.

The Case of Long and Thin Hair Touching Shoulders

In the case of long and thin hair, a full application is easy and can be done promptly. Whether to go with few or more extensions is dependant on budget constraints and the amount of desired thickness.

If you are using Fusion or I-tips, then extensions between 50 to 100 would suffice. For single side Tape-ins 10-15 and 20-30 for double-sided

The Case of Medium Density Hair Touching Shoulders

For hair with the medium density that is touching the shoulders. The length of such hair can be easily increased by using 120 to 175 extension pieces of Fusion. But for thick hair, more extensions will be required. It is crucial to balance the thickness of the client’s hair with the thickness of the hair extensions to get a perfect blend.

Here is a suggestion, for Fusion or I-tips, the number of extensions should be between 120 to 170. For Single side tape-in extensions, 15 to 25 and for double 30 to 50 is the appropriate number.

The Case of Medium Length Hair

For Hair that is thick and touching shoulders that is medium length, augmentation is quickly done with 175 to 225 Fusion extensions.

The trick here is that the thickest hair will require more extensions as compared to thin hair. It is imperative to balance the thickness of the client’s hair with the depth of the hair extensions for a perfect match and texture.

It is advised to use 175 to 225 Fusion or I-tips. For single side 35 to 45 tape-ins (But single-sided is not recommended for thick hair) and 60 to 80 double-sided ones (the shorter and thicker the hair, the more hair extensions you will need).

The Case of Short Hair

The short hair is the trickiest, especially augmenting and increasing the length of hair shorter than 5 inches. For this reason, many hair experts do not recommend it. And for lengths shorter than 3 inches better to focus more on the crown.

While it is mentioned above that short hair is the trickiest to lengthen, a length between 4 ½” – 5” of short hair on the crown should not be augmented.

Also, we don’t recommend I-tip extensions for short hair due to an excessive number of beads. Interestingly, the I-tip (the flat ones)

Because these flat I-tip is broader and has a better hold or grip when compared with the normal regular ones. It is better to use more than 150 and up to 175 fusion extensions for short hair, make it 200 to 225 for hair with medium thickness, but for thick and dense hair, the number crosses 250.

But, more rows are needed in case of thick hair. In the past, we encountered situations where the hair was so thick that they needed 14 bundles of lush hair extensions, which would be 350 for Fusion extensions. This is rare, but be aware that this may happen. People can get upset if you run short or out of hair.

Some Useful Tips Regarding Hair Extensions

Here are a few tips regarding hair extensions that are worth sharing:

It is advised that always set aside an appropriate amount of extensions for the front side before starting the application process.

To help you decide the right number of extensions for the front side, for short hair, whether thick or thin 30 to 50 pieces of Fusion or 8 to 12 pieces of tape-in hair extensions will suffice.

If the hair is of medium length (thick or thin), 25 to 35 pieces of fusion for each side or 5 to 8 pieces of tape-in will do great.

In case of long and thin hair, consider 15 pieces of fusion or 2 to 4 pieces of tape-in extensions.

Always make sure that you have enough hair to finish the desired application. In case of a situation where hair extensions may run short. Better to nape solid the first row andbrick lay the next two to three rows

The reason is that by doing the bricklayer, a lot of extensions can be saved, and there is always the option of applying the leftover ones later.

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What is balayage? Your guide to balayage hair.

When it comes to highlighting and balayage hair color trends and techniques, the differences between them are so small that sometimes it’s difficult to keep them straight. No worries. We will break it all down from the hottest highlighting trends for Balayage, lowlights, ombre, sombré, and more. Keep reading to learn what the difference is between all these looks.

What is balayage?

Balayage- pronounced BAH LEE AHGE

By definition, balayage is a technique for highlighting hair in which the lightener is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated and natural effect.

The word “balayage” is a French word that means “sweeping” or “to paint” – as into paint on to the hair in a sweeping motion. Balayage creates a more natural appearance and is lower maintenance than the traditional way of highlighting.

What is the difference between highlights and balayage?

When it comes to hair coloring, highlights refer to hair that is lighter than the natural, or the base color. Highlighting is a technique that is typically done through the foiling method. The foil is used to separate the base color and the pieces that are being highlighted. The foil also traps any heat which allows for a quicker and more even lift. In most instances, highlights come from the scalp and create an all over lighter appearance over the hair. 

Balayage is the foil free method of achieving highlights. Balayage creates a more natural lightness that is graduated and more subtle. Typically balayage leaves the roots of the hair out all together and starts closer to the mid shaft and becomes the lightest on the ends.

Is ombré and balayage the same thing?

Not quite. To make it simple, balayage is a technique while an ombré is more of an all over style. 

Unlike balayage applications, ombré’s tend to be a little more drastic and usually have a more bold transition from dark to light. 

Ombres are usually done by saturating all of the ends of the hair with lightener. Balayage applications are smaller sections where lighter is placed only on the surface of the hair.

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Can I still have a balayage even if my hair is dark?

Definitely! A big misconception people have about balayage is that it is just a way to make natural blondes blonder. While it can definitely make blondes more blonde, balayage can be done on any hair color and still look great.

For someone with dark hair who is looking to go lighter, balayage is a great starting point because it is minimal damage while still looking professional. 

Is balayage bad for my hair?

One of the great things about balayage is the damage can be minimal with a great stylist- and you’ve already come to the right place for that! Because the hair isn’t fully saturated everywhere, balayage is much less damaging than traditional highlights or conventional color applications.

Is Balayage easy to maintain?

One major benefit about balayage is how low maintenance it can be. Because balayage applications typically start mid shaft with the roots left out, the natural hair can continue to grow while keeping a seamless blend. Clients can typically go 3-5 months before touching up their balayage. The exception to this is if a client has greys that need to be covered it would be recommend they come in for a root touch up every 6-8 weeks and a balayage appointment every 12-16 weeks.

One way to keep your balayage looking fresh between maintenance is a shine gloss. This is a quick process done at the shampoo bowl that adds shine and makes the color look newly done again.

How do I take care of my balayage?

Like any great color job, protecting your balayage is key to making it last. Making sure you are using salon quality products will keep your color in its best shape.

Shampooing with a sulfate free shampoo and a heat protectant before applying heat to the hair is a must when it comes to protecting balayage hair. Always finish off styled hair with a glossy serum.

Your colorist should be able to tell you what products will be right for you and your balayage.

How do I know if balayage is the style for me?

To know if balayage is right for you, depends on what you want the end result to look like. For people who are new to color, balayage is a great way to change things up without going too drastic. Balayage is great for those who want the appearance of highlights but without the harsh lines when regrowth begins.

Balayage is a technique that can look great on all hair types, colors, and lengths.

See one of our balayage experts today for a consultation to see if balayage is right for you.

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What Are the Different Types of Hair Extensions You Can Get?

Different Types of Extensions

There are many different types of hair extensions near me to choose from. All of which will help you add length and volume to your natural hair. There are two main categories to choose from: Permanent and Temporary. Within these two categories are different methods or types to choose. They often have names that are defined by the method of attachment. In this article we will break them down in order to give you clarity in making the best decision for your hair and lifestyle.

1. Permanent Type (Professionally Installed)

Permanent extensions are ones that are professionally installed by one of our experienced hair extension specialists in Las Vegas. These types of hair extensions are bonded to your hair in a number of different ways. They are designed in such a way that when installed the bonds are hidden. These stay bonded in your hair for between four to eight weeks before they are professionally removed and reinstalled.

1. Tape-In Hair Extensions

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What are they?

Tape-In hair extensions bond to your natural with with a medical grade adhesive. Often they are made in flat 1.5 inch wide weft pieces of human hair strands. To install Tape Ins a hair stylist will often section your hair into a row. They will then take a thin 1.5 inch section of that row and place one piece on top and one piece on bottom pressing the adhesive of the two pieces together with your natural hair between them. They will repeat until the sectioned row of hair has the needed number of bonds installed. For a full head install most clients need about 4-5 rows with 20-25 total bonds. These bonds are sometimes referred to as sandwiches because of the way they attach to your hair. The install time takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. After each 6-8 weeks if the hair is in good condition it can be removed and reused.

Why choose them?

Tape-In extensions in recent years have become the #1 choice world wide for adding permanent hair by clients and stylists alike. Clients and stylists love Tape Ins for a number of reasons. Primarily in comparison to traditional strand by strand hair extensions they are very fast to install and extremely comfortable to wear. Giving you great coverage and versatility, even if you have thin hair. Can even be installed in such a way as to be worn in high ponytails. Visits to the salon are also less often than other methods.

How to care for them?

Your hairdresser can recommend products and maintenance routines. However here are a few care tips to keep in mind. With Tape-In hair extensions it is best to avoid using products near the bonds such as conditioners or oils. This is to prevent the adhesive bonds from breaking down causing the tapes to loosen or slip. Keeping your hair brushed is important to avoid tangling. Before sleeping braiding your hair will also prevent tangling. When brushing or styling it is best to firmly hold your hair right below the bonds. This will avoid putting pressure to the roots of your hair where they are bonded. You can style just like you do your own hair as they are made with human hair. You will want to be careful with heat tools. Using lower heat setting are better for the health of your hair and the extensions.

How long do they last?

As your natural hair grows in you will need to see your hair stylist to have them moved up. Tape-Ins need to be removed every 6-8 weeks and reinstalled. Depending on the  hair quality you choose they can be used anywhere from a few months to over a year. Hair reusability is also dependant on at home care maintenance routines.

2. Bead Weft Hair Extensions

What are they?

Beaded weft hair extensions bond to your natural hair with small beads that are lined on the inside with a soft silicone. Often they come in sewn bundles that stretch several feet wide. To install beaded weft a hair stylist will often section your hair into a row. The weft is then cut to size to the width of the row. The weft piece is then placed against your head. About every inch your hair natural hair and the extension hair is threaded together inside the bead. A pair of pliers is used to crimp the bead flat. They will repeat until the sectioned row of hair has the needed number of beads installed. For a full head install most clients need about 4-5 rows. The install time takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. After each 3-5 weeks if the hair is in good condition it can be removed and reused.

Why choose them?

Beaded weft extensions are the original weft technique and are a good choice for those who have medium density to thicker hair. While similar to Tapes In many ways there is no adhesive used. In comparison to other traditional strand by strand hair extensions they are very fast to install and comfortable to wear. Giving you great coverage and versatility. Can even be installed in such a way as to be worn in high ponytails. Keep in mind visits to the salon are more often than other more popular methods like Tape Ins.

How to care for them?

Your hairdresser can recommend products and maintenance routines. However here are a few tips to keep in mind. Keeping your hair brushed is important to avoid tangling. Before sleeping braiding your hair will also prevent tangling. You can style just like you do your own hair as they are made with human hair. You will want to be careful with heat tools. Using lower heat setting are better for the health of your hair and the extensions.

How long do they last?

As your natural hair grows in you will need to see your hair stylist to have them moved up. Beaded wefts need to be removed every 3-5 weeks and reinstalled. Depending on the hair quality you choose they can be used anywhere from a few months to nine months. Hair reusability is also dependant on at home care maintenance routines.

3. I-Tip Hair Extensions

What are they?

I-Tip hair extensions bond to your natural hair with small plastic tubes that shrink with the application of heat. It is also common to install I-Tips with either silicone lined beads or copper tubes. However, we have found those bonding methods to be harsh on the natural hair or easy to slip out. Often I-Tips come in bundles of individual hair extensions that each look like a shoelace tip. To install them a hair stylist will often section your hair into a row. An I-Tip is then threaded into the plastic shrink tube along with your hair. A heat tool is then used to shrink the plastic tube similar to shrink wrapping. About every half inch this step is repeated until that row has the need number of I-Tips installed. For a full head install most clients need about 4-5 rows. The install time takes approximately two to four hours. After each 6-8 weeks if the hair is in good condition it can be removed and reused.

Why choose them?

I-Tips are the original strand by strand method and is great for medium density to thicker hair. I-Tip method is for clients that like the look that individual extensions offer. We have updated the method of bonding to use a shrink tube as it is safer on the hair and does not slip. The hair can be reused unlike other strand by strand methods like fusion where the hair is a one time use. Can be installed in such a way as to be worn in high ponytails. Just keep in mind the bonds are more and smaller than tape/weft methods. This means they can spin and tug at the root hair.

How to care for them?

Your hairdresser can recommend products and maintenance routines. However here are a few tips to keep in mind. Take extra care with this type. Keeping your hair brushed is very important to avoid tangling and spinning of individual bonds. Before sleeping braiding your hair will also prevent tangling. You can style just like you do your own hair as they are made with human hair. You will want to be careful with heat tools. Using lower heat setting are better for the health of your hair and the extensions. Make sure to do move ups regularly to avoid spinning damage to your hair.

How long do they last?

As your natural hair grows in you will need to see your hair stylist to have them moved up. I-Tips need to be removed every 6-8 weeks and reinstalled. Depending on the hair quality you choose they can be used anywhere from a few months to nine months. Hair reusability is also dependant on at home care maintenance routines.

4. Fusion Hair Extensions

What are they?

Fusion hair extensions bond to your natural hair with keratin glue with the application of heat. Often fusions come in bundles of individual hair extensions that have flat or hard u-shaped glue tips. To install them a hair stylist will often section your hair into a row. A fusion tip is then bonded to a small amount of your hair the size of a shoelace tip. These tips can also be cut in half to create even small bonds. Allowing you to create an incredibly natural look. A heat tool is then used to melt the extension bond allowing it to attach to your natural hair. About every half inch this step is repeated until that row has the needed number of fusions installed. For a full head install most clients need about 4-5 rows. The install time takes approximately two to four hours. For half size bonds even longer. These were favored at one point because they do not slip, however this challenge was overcome with the advent of shrink tubes for I-Tips. After each 6-8 weeks the hair is removed and discarded.

Why choose them?

Fusions are the original strand by strand glue in method and is great for all hair densities. This method is for clients that like the look that individual extensions offer with half sized individual bonds. Can be installed in such a way as to be worn in high ponytails. Just keep in mind the bonds are more and smaller than tape/weft methods. This means they can spin and tug at the root hair. We recommend I-Tips over this methods as the hair is reusable and does not slip with the shrink link method of install.

How to care for them?

Your hairdresser can recommend products and maintenance routines. However here are a few tips to keep in mind. Take extra care with this type. Keeping your hair brushed is very important to avoid tangling and spinning of individual bonds. Before sleeping braiding your hair will also prevent tangling. You can style just like you do your own hair as they are made with human hair. You will want to be careful with heat tools. Using lower heat setting are better for the health of your hair and the extensions. Make sure to do move ups regularly to avoid spinning damage to your hair.

How long do they last?

As your natural hair grows in you will need to see your hair stylist to have them moved up. Fusions need to be removed every 6-8 weeks and new hair reinstalled.

2. Temporary Type (Do It Yourself)

Temporary extensions are ones that can be installed by yourself. These types of hair extensions can attach to your hair in a number of different ways. They are designed in such a way that when installed the attachments are hidden. These should be removed each night.

1. Clip-In Hair Extensions

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What are they?

Clip-In hair extensions are many cut to size pieces of weft hair that have clips sewn to them along the top. Clip Ins often come in sets of anywhere from 7-11 pieces. To install them you will section your hair into a row. Often starting on the lower back of your hair. Tease the spots in the sectioned off row in which the clips will open up and attach to. Snap the clips down. Repeat steps, sectioning rows and moving up the back of your head. Finally do the same on each side of your head for the remaining pieces. They can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes depending on number of pieces to install.

Why choose them?

Clip-In extensions are the #1 method worldwide for quickly installing hair extensions yourself. Primarily in comparison to professional extensions, you can do Clip Ins yourself without the expense of professional extensions. They give you great coverage and versatility. However, they do need to be removed each night and reinstalled each day you want to wear them.

How to care for them?

They should be washed about every 15-20 wears, or if there is a lot of product buildup to the point that they become unmanageable. Just like your natural hair, you simply brush, shampoo and condition the hair and let them air dry! In terms of styling, human hair clip in extensions can be styled just like your own natural hair. They can be curled, straightened, and colored, however, it is always best to use a lower heat setting when heat styling the hair, and to use a heat protectant prior to heat styling.

How long do they last?

This will depend on how well you take care of them, what products you use and how often you wear them. With proper care and regular wear, clip-ins last anywhere from 3-6 months, up to a year and sometimes even longer.

2. Halo Hair Extensions

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What are they?

Halo hair extensions are a newer method of hair extensions that do not actually attach to your own hair. Instead Halos makes use of your heads natural shape and sits comfortably on your head like a crown. However your own natural hair will sit on top of the halo firmly holding it in place. This is in contrast to most all other extension methods that attach to your actual hair in some way. Halo Extensions are installed in most cases 30 seconds or less. This is extremely fast in comparison to most other methods that require 30 minutes to many hours.

Why choose them?

Halo extensions have gained tremendous popularity worldwide over the last few years. Primarily for the speed of install compared to Clips Ins, comfort and damage as they do not attach to your actual hair. You can do Halos yourself without the expense of professional extensions. Gives you good coverage. However, they do need to be removed each night and reinstalled each day you want to wear them.

How to care for them?

They should be washed about every 15-20 wears, or if there is a lot of product buildup to the point that they become unmanageable. Just like your natural hair, you simply brush, shampoo and condition the hair and let them air dry! In terms of styling, human hair clip in extensions can be styled just like your own natural hair. They can be curled, straightened, and colored, however, it is always best to use a lower heat setting when heat styling the hair, and to use a heat protectant prior to heat styling.

How long do they last?

This will depend on how well you take care of them, what products you use and how often you wear them. With proper care and regular wear, halos last anywhere from 3-6 months, up to a year and sometimes even longer.

3. Ponytail Hair Extensions

What are they?

Ponytail extensions are a type of hair extensions that can be wrapped or clipped around your natural ponytail. It is a quick way to add length or volume to your natural ponytail and can be applied in just a few minutes. This is extremely fast compared to some other methods and a great do it yourself option.

Why choose them?

Ponytail extensions are very popular worldwide. Primarily for the speed of install compared to Clips Ins, comfort and damage free as they do not attach to your actual hair. You can do it yourself without the expense of professional extensions. Gives you quite a bit more hair to style. However, they do need to be removed each night and reinstalled each day you want to wear them.

How to care for them?

They should be washed about every 15-20 wears, or if there is a lot of product buildup to the point that they become unmanageable. Just like your natural hair, you simply brush, shampoo and condition the hair and let them air dry! In terms of styling, human hair ponytail extensions can be styled just like your own natural hair. They can be curled, straightened, and colored, however, it is always best to use a lower heat setting when heat styling the hair, and to use a heat protectant prior to heat styling.

How long do they last?

This will depend on how well you take care of them, what products you use and how often you wear them. With proper care and regular wear, ponytails last anywhere from 3-6 months, up to a year and sometimes even longer.

4. Head Topper Hair Extensions

What are they?

Head topper hair extensions are a type of hair extensions that can be clipped to the top of your head. It is a quick way to hide thinning hair and can even be worn as a Clip In bangs. In can be applied in less than a minute and is often worn in conjunction with permanent or temporary extensions. 

Why choose them?

Head topper extensions are very popular worldwide. Primarily used to hide thinning hair. You can do it yourself. Gives you quite a bit of coverage. However, they do need to be removed each night and reinstalled each day you want to wear them.

How to care for them?

They should be washed about every 15-20 wears, or if there is a lot of product buildup to the point that they become unmanageable. Just like your natural hair, you simply brush, shampoo and condition the hair and let them air dry! In terms of styling, human hair ponytail extensions can be styled just like your own natural hair. They can be curled, straightened, and colored, however, it is always best to use a lower heat setting when heat styling the hair, and to use a heat protectant prior to heat styling.

How long do they last?

This will depend on how well you take care of them, what products you use and how often you wear them. With proper care and regular wear, ponytails last anywhere from 3-6 months, up to a year and sometimes even longer.

Need Help Choosing the Right Type of Hair Extensions For You?

We can help you choose the right type of extensions for you. If you are living in Las Vegas or plan to visit and get hair extensions in Las Vegas, you can schedule a free consultation. You can also call or text and we can help you pick out the right type for you.

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How Do I Know Which Type Of Hair Extensions I Should Get?

Which Extension Type To Get

With so many different types of hair extensions in Las Vegas available it can be hard to know what to choose. The type you choose will largely depend on your lifestyle, hair texture and budget. There are really two main categories of hair extensions. The permanent type that require professional installation in a hair salon and the temporary type that you can do it yourself at home. We will talk about some of the pros and cons of each.

Permanent Type (Installed in a hair salon by a professional)

What are the pros?

  • By getting them installed at a hair salon near me, you can have them perfectly customized to your hair.
  • In a hair salon they can custom color them and your hair to whatever your heart desires.
  • With types like Tapes Ins hair extensions the panels lay perfectly flat appearing seamless and very comfortable.
  • With methods like Tapes or Beaded Weft the installation is very fast under an hour in most cases.
  • You save time compared to some temporary types like clips ins that take as much as 30 minutes to install each day.
  • Methods like Tapes In are great for thin hair.

What are the cons?

  • Installation by a professional does add to the upfront cost. However, this can be offset by time saved each day of not having to install them yourself like temporaries.
  • A higher quality of hair is required which can add to the upfront cost.
  • You will have additional hair to wash and blowdry with your hair.
  • You will need to keep your hair brushed during the day and braided for sleeping.

Temporary Type (Installed at home by yourself )

What are the pros?

  • You can install them by yourself at home.
  • Most temporaries are budget friendly as they do not require as high quality of hair or professional install.

What are the cons?

  • To customize them you will need to go to a hair salon.
  • You are required to remove them each night and reinstall the next day for daily wear.
  • The most popular temporaries like Clips In hair extensions can take upwards of 30 minutes to install and 5 minutes to remove daily.
  • Taking Clip Ins in and out daily can add wear to the attached spots of your natural hair.
  • Methods like Clip Ins are not suitable for thin hair.

Summary of Pros and Cons

While there are pros and cons to each category. You can always consult about hair extensions in Las Vegas with one of our specialists to get an opinion based on your budget, lifestyle and hair type. Many opt to try each of them and will go back and forth between types. Worldwide Tape In extensions are the #1 choice for permanent type and Clip Ins are the #1 choice for temporaries. While Beaded Weft (permanent type) and Halos (temporary type) are a close second. Whatever you choose, we have the best brand options for you available and are here to help you.

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