What is OLAPLEX

What Is OLAPLEX And Why Should You Be Using It? 

OLAPLEX is used by many people to help permanently repair damaged hair from the inside out. With its patented single-ingredient, bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, it is a one-of-a-kind product that works to restore the broken bonds in your hair. 

 

How Does It Work?

 

This hair-strengthening treatment re-builds the bonds within the hair that are affected by colour treatments, heat damage, sun exposure and so much more.

OLAPLEX says “our hair contains millions of disulfide bonds. These bonds give the hair its structure, strength, and stability. It restores damaged and compromised hair by repairing it from the inside out.” 

With so many steps, the range of products can seem a little daunting at first. That’s why we’ve broken them down for you: 

  • OLAPLEX No.0 – The newest arrival in the collection primes hair for deeper repair with the highest dose of OLAPLEX technology. Use this as a two-part system alongside No.3 for best results.
  • OLAPLEX No.1 & No. 2 – These are exclusive to professionals and only for salon use.
  • OLAPLEX No.3 – This is the product that put it on the map. No.3 is an at-home treatment that visibly reduces breakage and strengthens damaged hair. 
  • OLAPLEX No.4 – No.4 addresses everyday stresses such as damage, split ends and unwanted frizz. Use a regular shampoo to refresh your hair as well as repair it. 
  • OLAPLEX No.5 – Used in conjunction with No.4, OLAPLEX No.5 restores, repairs and hydrates without adding excess weight to the hair. 
  • OLAPLEX No.6 – No.6 is a highly concentrated leave-in smoothing cream, which prevents frizz and flyaways – perfect for all hair types! 
  • OLAPLEX No.7 – An ultra-lightweight, reparative styling oil that dramatically increases shine, adds softness and strength and enhances all hair types and textures.

 

How Can It Help My Hair? 

 

We’re all guilty of not using heat protection when we’re in a rush, or not looking after our colour-treated hair as well as we could do. This product is here to save us from our own laziness. Whether the damage is thermal, mechanical or chemical, OLAPLEX has a product to rebuild the bonds in your hair and bring it right back to health. 

 

Does It Really Work?

 

Take it from the celebs, OLAPLEX is a miracle worker when it comes to revitalising damaged hair. Drew Barrymore herself raved about the amazing results she saw after using it just once. 

“It’s amazing how much your hair changes over the course of your life—it just doesn’t bounce back the same way. But this strengthens my hair in one wash. It’s amazing.”

 

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At Flip-In Hair, we’re always looking for the best products to help you keep your hair and extensions as healthy as possible! 

Check out our amazing range of extensions on our website. If you have any questions about our products don’t hesitate to contact us at admin@flipinhair.com or call us on 01926 659 500.

 

Sun Damaged Hair

What You Can Do To Avoid Sun-Damaged Hair

The gradual easing of restrictions, no longer needing to wrap up warm, a potential return to – whisper it – life as we know it?

Whilst there’s much to be celebrated as we move into spring, one thing that we do need to be mindful of is the impact that the sun can have on our hair. Heat styling isn’t the only thing capable of frazzling our gorgeous locks, you know!

 

How Can The Sun Damage Our Hair?

Even though most people are aware of the dangers of sun-damaged skin, considerably less are in the know about what the sun can do to our hair. In fact, when we spend too much time basking in its glory, we may experience discolouration, brittleness, bleaching and an increase in split ends. Hair that has fallen victim to sun damage will also become almost impossible to manage – and most commonly affects those blessed with fairer or lighter hair colours.

 

Why Does Sun Damage Occur?

Sun-damaged hair occurs because of how the sun’s rays react with a natural substance known as melanin. When strands of hair are exposed to heat, they can change colour, lose elasticity and become weaker in structure. All of this can set the stage for lasting damage, sunburn and a big ol’ dip in confidence.

Sun Damaged Hair

 

What You Can Do To Avoid Sun-Damaged Hair

Fortunately, there are many precautions you can take to reduce your risk of sun damage. Here are some of our favourites!

  • Suitable headwear: Before we even get into products that we recommend to protect your hair and scalp, the first thing we’d advise you to do is to wear a hat whenever you go outside. This is similar to why you would wear clothes that cover your skin when you know you’re going to come into contact with the sun. Hats not your thing? Try using a headscarf or umbrella instead.
  • Proactive haircare: All good hair care starts in the shower, so make sure you invest in a decent conditioner or pre-conditioning shampoo to get the ball rolling. Using these sorts of protective products will give your hair a fighting chance against the sun’s rays and also boost its moisture levels at the same time. As the warmer weather can increase the rate at which we sweat, these moisturising products are especially important to use during the spring and summer.
  • Use an SPF on your hair: SPF products (think sunscreens, sunblocks etc.) aren’t just useful for the skin, and many of these can help protect your hair from seasonal sun damage. Here, our advice is to apply these products just before you go outside, paying extra attention to the tips of your hair as these are most at risk of harm. Because some SPF formulas can make your hair extensions greasy, it is always best to apply them to these parts of the hair in moderation. If this proves to be a problem, it might be worth changing up your look altogether. Ponytail, anyone?
  • Be mindful of swimming: This last one might be tempting fate a little, but exposing your hair to the chlorinated water found in swimming pools (both here and abroad) can weaken its defences against the sun. To stop this from happening, wear a swimming cap or keep your hair out of the water altogether by tying it up. Harmful chlorine should also be rinsed away by showering after you leave the pool.

 

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At Flip-In Hair, there’s not much that we don’t know about how to help you put together – and maintain – your perfect look. To explore our extensive range of hair extensions, please visit our website. You can also contact us via email at admin@flipinhair.com or by calling 01926 659 500.

Hair Styling Ideas

No-Heat Hair Styling Ideas

“Hi, the 2000s called and asked for their non-protective, heat-damaging hairstyles back!”

Straighteners and curling wands may have been your best friend in the past but, sweetie, they were definitely not good to your hair. It’s time to ditch the heat damage and liven up your hair with these no-heat hair styling ideas!

Hair Styling Ideas

Overnight Curls

If you can manage to put your overnight oats in the fridge every evening then you can absolutely spend 10 minutes of your night-time routine on some overnight curls! This simple hairstyle can be created in super-quick time and the longest part is sleeping on it – perfect for a lazy Sunday night. You can even apply this hairstyle to your Flip-In wefts with ease as well!

Beach Waves

You don’t have to use curling wands or straighteners to get the super-cute beach wave look! We’ve got a simple style for you to try out! Ensuring your hair is damp, split your hair in a middle-parting and weave in two Dutch braids on either side. This is another style you can leave overnight for better results! Use the Flip-In Original to add length to this windswept, tomboyish hairstyle.

Hair Styling Ideas

Space Buns

Right, it’s getting closer to your hair wash day and your luscious locks are feeling greasier as the hours go by. Of course, we could recommend some dry shampoo and send you on your way, but that’s not our style. You can choose either high or low space buns (we’d recommend high for ultimate grease coverage). Using a middle parting and some patience, twist each section into a bun for a cool and quirky look! For more volume use Flip-In wefts to create thicker buns.

90s Pigtails

As we’re all well aware, the 90s are back and Britney’s iconic pigtails are making the rounds this year. Put together a more modern version of this classic with the half-up/half-down style. Split the top sections in two, preferably using a middle parting, and easily create your pigtails! For an extra pop of colour use Flip-In Flash.

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To find out more about us and our hair styling ideas, or to purchase our hair extensions, visit our website today.  You can also call us on (0)1926 659 500 or email admin@flipinhair.com.

Hair Styling Ideas

heat damage

Heat Damage and How To Avoid It

Hairdryers, curling irons, straighteners – where would we be without them? 

For many of us, these heat-based appliances are inseparable parts of our daily quests to throw together the perfect look, whether we want our locks to sit in tight ringlets, lie flat or demonstrate their natural curls. 

But what of the heat damage associated with the use of these tools and the impact it can have on the strength and health of our hair? 

It’s a sad fact that frequently exposing the hair to extremes of temperature can leave it  brittle and broken, with compromised keratin proteins and a cracked cuticle (the hair’s outer layer) contributing to split ends, dryness and seemingly unmanageable knots and tangles.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way – heat damage can be avoided, and here’s how!

Be strict with your styling times 

Look, we get it, your hair is important to you, but spending too much time under the blow dryer or with your hair wrapped around your latest styling product only has one outcome: serious heat damage!

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Be less absent-minded when you use these tools and keep a check on just how long you’re spending on your look. We’d recommend using things such as curling irons in short, ten-second bursts and ensuring that all of your appliances are always on the lowest heat setting. Your hair will thank you later. 

Heat protection

One of the best arguments we’ve come across for the use of a heat protectant is that it’s the equivalent of making sure you apply sunscreen before leaving the house on a hot day. Simple, right? 

By applying a heat protectant ahead of your hair-styling routine, you’re actively taking steps to reduce your risk of heat damage. This is because the ingredients featured in these products slow down the rate at which your hair conducts heat. 

Remember, though, that these sprays and formulas can only do so much, so you still need to make sure that you’re limiting your usage of heat-based appliances as much as you can. 

Look after your hair 

It’s been suggested that heat damage is much more of a possibility should you fail to properly look after your hair on a day-to-day basis, and this is something that should go without saying.

The use of shampoos and conditioners that feature sulphates and parabens has been identified as a major factor in the development of dry, lacklustre-looking hair – a departure into brittleness that can only be exacerbated by the application of heat to already-damaged locks. 

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Avoid this by switching to hair-washing products that are free of these destructive ingredients. There are plenty of these out there. 

Go heat-free! 

By far and away the best method of beating heat damage is to swear off heating appliances altogether. Sound like too much to handle? It really isn’t. 

Though they may be more time-consuming (you have time, there’s a lockdown on!), you could use more “primitive” tools such as curlers and rollers to help you achieve your hair goals, not to mention the plethora of styles that can be put together with minimal accessories: braids and updos, anyone?  

It should also be obvious by now that our extensive range of hair extensions can also provide a great alternative to heat-styled hair. These are made from 100% human hair and can be added and removed in an instant, giving you the chance to embrace a new style at will! 

To find out more about us, or to purchase our hair extensions, visit our website today.  You can also call us on (0)1926 659 500 or email admin@flipinhair.com

 

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Looks

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and, if you’re anything like us, your hair has been in the same style for the past 12 months and you haven’t given it a second thought. Well, forget lockdown and forget having the same old style! Why not bring these amazing hairstyles to life this Valentine’s?!

Valentine's day

French Braid Crown

Construct a beautiful, angelic look by incorporating two french braids on either side of your head to create a crown that can go around to the opposite sides. Having two braids will also ensure your hair looks thicker and fuller – for extra volume, you can try our very own Flip-In Extensions. Use accessories with pearl or diamonte details to liven up the look!  

 

Floral-Inspired Ponytail

You know those flowers that you’re definitely going to be receiving on V-Day, how cool would it be if your hair matched them?! Use Flip-In Flash (try the red to match the theme of the day) to add wefts to your hair and strategically place braids and twists to create a rustic rosette at the top of your ponytail.

Valentine's day

Effortless Waves

Do you have shorter hair and would prefer not to add length or volume? The effortless beach wave look is perfect for you, and using a large-barrelled curling wand will enable you to achieve a stunning look with very little effort for your valentine. Remember, hairspray and a wide-toothed comb are your best friend when it comes to curls! 

If you’d like to add length and fancy something different, try out our easy-to-fit Flip-In Extensions! 

Valentine's day

Topknot 

You know what a half-up half-down looks like, you know what a topknot looks like – now put them together and create a bewitchingly bodacious hairstyle for your significant other! Add in two face-framing front pieces and you have yourself the perfect attention-grabbing look! 

 

Curly Updo 

Using a thin comb, slick your hair back into a ponytail. Remember to deploy the hairspray and gel to ensure it’s sleek and secure, using a cute scrunchie, simple hairband or hair grips to create some loops, add volume and secure the updo. 

We hope you find the perfect style for your hair this Valentine’s and slay all day! 

For more information on our products call us on +44 (0)1926 659500, email us at admin@flipinhair.com or visit our website

 

 

 

winter damage hair

How To Avoid Winter Hair Damage

Even though 2021 started in a less than conventional manner, we guarantee that one thing has remained constant as of late: winter hair damage.

And whether this has taken on the form of split ends, dry patches or brittleness, we know that combatting this unfortunate seasonal side effect can seem like a never-ending struggle.

But, before you declare all-out war on your winter-damaged hair, you’re in luck.

Keep reading to find out how best to deal with this common concern and keep your cool ahead of that next big date night or job interview – even if these end up unfolding over Zoom!

Switch off the straighteners (and those other appliances!)

Although heat-styling is an important part of many a morning hair routine, why waste precious minutes using straighteners, curling irons and hair dryers when you’re only going to be sitting in your pyjamas all day anyway?

As such appliances can contribute to damaged hair and dry out the scalp, it’s best to leave these tasks for those special occasions, such as making that all-important trip to the shops. We’d also advise that you let your hair dry of its own accord where possible too, as this is the most effective way of protecting it from heat-induced dryness.

Extra tip: Opt for a style that requires zero input from heat-styling tools. Ponytails, buns and braids are but a few workable examples. Here are some more.

Use key products

Hair of any type, be it curly, coiled, natural or something else entirely, is equally in danger of suffering from winter damage.

Therefore one of the easiest ways to restore some moisture to your recently famished locks is to use an oil-based moisturiser at regular intervals throughout the day. This should be applied in partnership with your go-to shampoo and conditioner for best results.

If “hat hair” has become a bit of a problem, many experts suggest using an oil-based moisturiser on your hair just before you wrap up to brave the great outdoors. Another good tip is to carry a leave-in conditioner with you at all times as this will help to smooth out any static or kinks when you reach your destination.

Take control of your shower routine

Tempting though it may be to up the temperature of your shower, this can spell bad news for your hair. Washing your hair in water that is too hot can lead to breakages and further damage, whilst also stripping it of moisture. This can be avoided by showering in lukewarm water and limiting your time in the cubicle to no more than 10 minutes.

Whilst we’re on the subject of hair washing, it might also be a good idea to switch up your shampoo. And this is particularly important if your scalp has become itchier over winter. Swap your regular shampoo for one with a more gentle formula – this will help to combat a dry, flaky scalp and soothe any discomfort you may be experiencing as a result.

Try Flip-In Hair

If you’re looking to try something new this lockdown, then why not explore Flip-In Hair’s fabulous range of hair extensions? These come in a wide variety of colours, lengths and styles, which means that you’re guaranteed to find something to suit you.

As these extensions are made from 100% human hair, they can be washed, styled and cared for just like your natural hair. The only difference is they can be removed before making the trip outside – the perfect way to avoid winter hair damage!

To find out more, visit our website today or call us on 01926 659 500.

The January Blues

Beat The January Blues

New Year’s resolutions? We don’t know her… It’s 2021, Dry January is already a distant memory and, with a constant cycle of lockdowns, who can blame us?!

Beat The January Blues With:

Flip-In Flash

Look, cut yourself some slack, we don’t need big and unattainable goals to make our year harder. If you can’t beat the January Blues, why not give yourself a blue look to match using our Flip-In Hair Flash? How about getting yourself ready to be pretty in pink for Valentine’s Day? You’ll have your significant other swooning! With the majority of us working from home now is the time to get creative! Live out your most extravagant colour dreams this lockdown.

Flip-In Ponytail

Forget losing weight, make some easy (and cute) changes without the hassle, using the Flip-In Hair Ponytail to effortlessly add length and drama to your day. A high pony is timeless, and can make you look and feel your best from the comfort of your own home! Maybe you want some extra volume in a bun – use our ponytail piece to add just that!

The January Blues

Flip-In Original

Use our classic Flip-In Hair Extensions to get the hair you’ve always desired. Available in three different lengths (12″/30cm, 16″/40cm and 20″/50cm), you have a choice of how dramatic you’d like your new January hair to be! Our extensions are made from 100% human hair which means you can wash, colour or style them however you do with your natural hair!

The January Blues

Colour Match

Use our Colour Match service to find the perfect fit for you, it’s as straightforward as heading over to our Colour Match page and simply looking for your hair colour. With our huge variety, we’re sure you’ll find a befitting match.

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If the products mentioned in this article caught your attention or if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on +44(0)1926 659 500 or email us at admin@flipinhair.com.

Hair Extensions For Your New Year’s Resolutions!

OK, let’s be honest, 2021 hasn’t gotten off to the best start. With the country plunged into lockdown 3.0 at the beginning of the month, it’s tempting to expect many challenges over the next few months, which is why we’re proud to announce that we’ll still be continuing to post our world-famous hair extensions out to every corner of the globe despite the heightened restrictions.

This brings us neatly around to New Year’s resolutions. Although the beginning of the year might have done much to interfere with your intended lifestyle changes, we’ve made it our mission to supply you with wired hair extensions for every conceivable goal – whether you’re looking to beat the bulge, grow in confidence or secure that all-important promotion!

Work out with our hair extensions!

Gyms may be closed, but you can bet there’ll be no shortage of online exercise classes to see you through the next few months. Fortunately, our hair extensions are durable enough to survive the most intense of workouts and will stay in place no matter what form of exercise or keep-fit session you choose to indulge in to move towards your weight loss goals. Now there’s an accessory you can rely on!

Secure that promotion

Although many of you will be working from home, that doesn’t mean that a promotion is beyond the realms of possibility. As times are hard, employers will value your commitment and hard work more than they ever have before and this could well be due cause for you to receive an increase in your job responsibilities – and your pay packet! Seal the deal by wearing one of our hair extensions for every Zoom call you attend. This will help you to look the part and maintain your professionalism at all times, even if your bottom half hasn’t quite made it out of your loungewear!

Why choose Flip-In Hair?

Our wired hair extensions feature no clips, no glue and no weaving, which means that they can be fitted in less than a minute and removed in an instant. Visit our website today to browse our extensive product range and be sure to check out our Colour Match to find the right colour or shade for your hair.

For anything else, please call us on 01926 659 500.

Christmas Looks With Flip-In Hair

Christmas time, mistletoe and wine.. and Flip-In Hair Extensions? At Flip-in Hair, we’re ready for the Christmas craziness to begin, but not without perfect hair of course!

After having a wildly unnerving year, we’re glad to be seeing the back of 2020 and, with the big day rapidly approaching, it’s time to get your glad rags on to ring in the festive period. Our hair extensions are very easy to fit and perfect for every occasion.

Go-To Styles

It’s Christmas Day, you’ve woken up realising that maybe, just maybe, that 4th (okay 6th) glass of wine wasn’t the best idea and now it’s time to look alive! Use the Flip-In Ponytail to create a sleek low or high ponytail and show off a relaxed yet elegant look. The Flip-In Ponytail makes it easy to create a sleek, chic Ponytail in a matter of minutes. Take a look at this amazing piece to see how you can style it!

Gorgeous Glam Looks

Christmas comes around once a year, so why not go for a high-end look? The Flip-In Original can be used to put together the most luxurious styles such as those big bountiful salon-style blowouts with wefts as long as 20 inches. For an equally glam look, go for an easy half-up bun style and create super-long locks with something a little extra. Perhaps a more simple straight look is more suited to you? No problem, use our extensions to simply add layers and volume!

Accessories

Add a little bit of spice to your hair this festive season with angelic accessories to take your hair to the next level. Trending this season are items such as big hair clips, thick headbands, pearl accessories and scrunchies. We’re sure you can tell that big accessories are in this winter – make a statement with a cute hairpiece!

If you are interested in the products mentioned above contact us today or call us on 01926 659 500.

Give Flip-In Hair As A Gift This Christmas!

Flip-In Hair offers temporary, damage-free wired hair extensions that add luxurious length and vivacious volume to your existing hair in less than a minute! With our innovative layering and fitting techniques, all of our products have been designed with your comfort in mind.

Here at Flip-In, we understand it’s been a difficult year filled with uncertainty and with Christmas around the corner it seems the stress isn’t easing for any of us.

Yet, as the festive season approaches, it’s time to get those gifts ordered and ready for those you care about most. We know that choosing a gift for your loved ones can be tricky, which is why we’re offering 30% off absolutely everything, from Flip-In Flash to Flip-In Lite! Find our unique discount code at the end of this blog for 30% off your purchase and any purchase made up until 25th December.

We understand the holiday season can be an extremely expensive and stressful time of year, so we wanted to gift not only the recipient of our products but also the person purchasing our extensions!

Extensions for Everyday

We have an extensive range of products, so it won’t be hard to find that special someone a gift that’s perfectly suited to them. Give them a look they’re going to love by opting for our quick and easy ponytail extension – this will help to achieve that Ariana Grande-esque Hollywood look.

Or perhaps they’d appreciate a sleek Flip-In original in the form of a classic halo extension! This is a simple solution for anyone looking to add extra length or volume to their existing hair.

Get creative with Flip-In Hair Flash, and choose one of our adventurous colours to add a pop to your giftee’s hair! With so many exciting colours such as a glamorous green, radiant red, bashful blue and many more, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice!

Why Choose Flip-In?

Our innovative, easy-to-fit extensions require no clips, glue or weaving! Using halo extensions means that our hair takes less than a minute to fit and even less time to remove! Our products are available in an array of colours and lengths, so we have everything you need to give Flip-In Hair as a gift this Christmas.

By using our Colour Match, it couldn’t be easier to find the correct shade of extension for your lucky recipient! Simply go to our website and find the Colour Match page to see just how many shades we have to offer!

Happy Holidays!

Christmas is the perfect time to give someone you love a striking new look. And even though we may not be able to celebrate quite how we normally would, that still doesn’t mean we can’t look good!

To get your hands on that amazing 30% discount, simply enter the code OFFER30 at the checkout to apply it to your basket.

For more information on our products call us on 01926 659 500 or visit our website.