Caring For Your Extensions

Caring For Your Extensions

Buying hair extensions isn’t the cheapest thing to do, which is why it’s important to take care of them to give them the longest lifespan possible. Much like if you were to buy a new pair of trainers or handbag, looking after these products is going to benefit you (and your pocket) in the long run. 

 

Extensions Care

Why Is Caring For Your Extensions Important?

 

Extensions aren’t attached to your scalp, so they don’t receive constant nutrients and oil deposits in the same way as your hair does. They are chemically processed, which means they are drier and slightly coarser than your natural hair. Due to this, you’ll want to use ingredients that will replenish and add moisture to your hairpieces. 

 

Which Ingredients Should I Avoid?

 

Products that contain sulfates, parabens, bleach and short-chain alcohols can damage hair extensions. These ingredients can cause your extensions to dry out! They may also be listed under names such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), propyl and isopropyl. Avoid using products that contain these substances. 

 

Which Ingredients Will Benefit My Extensions?

 

When choosing products for your extensions you should be looking out for those that contain long-chain fatty alcohols. Products featuring coconut oil or palm oil will benefit you as they’ll draw moisture into the hair and add a smooth, slippery texture to help with detangling. Generally, these ingredients are found in conditioners and deep conditioning treatments. 

Aim for Morrocan oil, argan oil or castor oil-based products. These will help to hydrate and moisten your hairpieces. 

 

How Should I Wash My Extensions?

 

When it comes to washing your extensions it is important to remember that they don’t receive the same oils and nutrients as your natural hair, therefore, it’s not necessary to wash them as often as you would your own hair. 

A good rule of thumb is to wash them every 30 days or when they become difficult to style as this means there’s a build-up of product!

Here are some steps to follow when washing your Flip-In Wefts

 

  • Brush your extensions and rid them of any tangles.
  • Shampoo each weft individually – this will help prevent tangling.
  • Condition each weft individually – leave the products to soak in for around 10 minutes.
  • Apply a deep conditioner – leave this in overnight for the best results.
  • Rinse hair thoroughly – ensure there’s no slippery texture to the hair. 
  • Rinse under cold water – this will close the cuticles ensuring the moisture stays in the hair.
  • Air-dry your extensions – using heat will create frizz and could potentially damage the hair.

 

Learn More About Flip-In Extensions

 

To learn more about caring for your extensions visit our website. Get in touch with us at admin@flipinhair.com or call us on +44(0)1926 659500

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.”

 

Visit Our Website

 

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.

 

Visit Our Website

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.

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

 

 

 

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.

Autumn and Winter Hair Accessories

Autumn and winter have long been about putting together an outfit that is both stylish and practical, and one that positions us as the height of fashion whilst ensuring that we’re sufficiently prepared to face anything that the weather might throw at us.

But with the seasonal cold often conspiring to make our hair unmanageable, and freezing temperatures tempting us to stay in bed that little bit longer, this can leave us at the mercy of the most adverse effects of the year’s final two seasons and severely lacking in inspiration when it comes to what to do keep our one-time luscious locks en vogue!

At Flip-In, we feel your pain, which is why it’s given us great pleasure to see that hair accessories are still very much the go-to solution for those who want to make a stand against the increasingly unforgiving conditions that have begun to emerge as we move deeper into October.

From super-sized scrunchies and vibrant bandanas to retro claw clips and loud-and-proud headbands, there’s an awful lot of hair inspo going round, so let us clue you in on how to make these must-have accessories an integral part of your autumn-winter wardrobe.

 

Super scrunchies

What goes around comes around, and never did this phrase ring truer than when it comes to the popularity of the super scrunchie. As a hair accessory staple since as far back as the ‘80s, plush and overblown statement scrunchies took Instagram by storm earlier this year and it’s clear that this in-your-face way of sporting low ponies and chignons is very much here to stay!

 

Bandanas

Bandanas might conjure up memories of the early 2000s and the baggy-panted vibes of a young Christina Aguilera, but if catwalk trends are to be followed (and when aren’t they?) then world-renowned designers like Dior and Gucci could well be onto something.

Many of those ahead of the curve have sworn by the likes of bandanas and headscarves to keep their hair in style for as long as we can remember, with these patterned twill, cotton or silk accessories capable of both taking our looks to the next level and hiding a multitude of sins.

Pick a colour that matches the rest of your outfit for bonus autumn points!

 

Retro claw clips

Rising to prominence for their role in keeping Jennifer Aniston’s many Friends looks amongst the most iconic in TV history, claw clips have started to show up left, right and centre as of late with our thirst for ‘90s nostalgia seemingly storming into overdrive.

These days, the chunky clip is more commonly seen adorning the likes of A-listers such as Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid – both of whom use this chunky clip to sweep their hair into an effortless twist – the claw clip is useful on those days when you need to assemble a killer look in half the time and now arrive in many delightful styles such as monochrome, pastel and tortoiseshell.

 

Headbands

Washing your hair can sometimes prove more trouble than it’s worth, particularly if you’re already running behind. That’s why you should never underestimate the power of the humble headband. Back in style this season after some much-needed time out, headbands have re-emerged in a big way with padded velvet, tie dye-flecked and knotted pieces leading the charge. Want to hit the snooze and skip that long-overdue shower? Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone, and neither will your hair!

 

Extensions

We weren’t ever going to end this list any other way, were we? Our innovative, damage-free and temporary hair extensions are a hit all year round, but we often see a surge in their popularity come autumn.

Could this be because of the many seasonal colours we stock or how easily our extensive range of products can allow you to expand on what you’ve already got without committing to a bold new style? Either way, our extensions can help you add something new to your hair this October – and can be fitted and removed in little more than a few minutes!

Check out our extensions in more detail by visiting our website and call us today on 01926 659500 to ensure that bad hair days become a thing of the past!

Look Flip-In Flash for Halloween

Spooky season is fast approaching and with it comes a day full of treats, sweets and of course, fabulous costumes! 

Everyone loves dressing up for Halloween, and whether you want to be a Disney princess or the Joker, having the right head of hair is vital if you want to make your outfit pop. Wigs are good, but hair extensions can take your look to the next level. Below, we’ve compiled some tips for creating a truly horrific (and terrific) Halloween costume, as well as giving a few shout-outs to some of our favourite outfits from last year! 

 

Flip-in Flash Extensions

Extensions are a great way to create a truly special Halloween look this year, and at Flip-In, we have over 30 colours to consider, ranging from traditional blacks and browns to exotic emerald greens, reds or purples. Our extensions are all temporary and easy to fit and remove. There really is no excuse for not rocking Halloween hair this year!

If you are just looking for a flash of colour, then we also offer Flip-In Flash Hair Extensions. These have been designed to add a strip of colour to your natural hair and can be placed anywhere on your head – after all, life is too short to have boring hair! 

Whether you want block colours for a bold look or a mixed colour scheme to get that wavy style you’re going for, there’s something for everyone at Flip-In.

 

Style At Will 

The best part is that all of our products can be styled as you wish. If you want to dye your extensions yourself, then go for it! Fancy curling them? No sweat – you can use heated appliances as you would on your own hair – just make sure you use the same protection you normally would! 

 

Halloween Outfits That You’ll Love 

For blonde extensions: Want to rock some blonde extensions? Barbie, Marilyn Monroe and Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) are all timeless options if you want a fairly hassle-free outfit, and there’s a good chance you could make this look work from what’s already sitting in your wardrobe. 

If you’re after something a bit more complex, you could try and channel your inner Mother of Dragons and dress as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. Bonus points if you find some mythical creatures in the process!

For black extensions: Black extensions can be a great way to hone your inner Addams Family – especially if you can recruit a few friends to recreate the whole gang. If you want to be a bit more daring, dressing up as the Prince of Darkness – otherwise known as Ozzy Osbourne – is always a fan favourite.

For red extensions: Red extensions can be a great way to stand out from the crowd! Some of the more popular outfits from last year include Batman’s Poison Ivy and Ariel from The Little Mermaid! If you’re looking to go crazy with the makeup, a character from James Cameron’s Avatar could also be an option! 

 

Happy Halloween! 

Have a happy, happy Halloween from everyone at Flip-In. If you have any questions about our innovative hair extensions, then please get in touch. They really are the perfect solution if you’re looking to switch up your style on the go or want to trial a new look over Halloween.

You can contact us on +44(0)1926 659500 or email us at admin@flipinhair.com

The Secret to Long, Luscious Hair

Lockdown is slowly coming to an end and you might be thinking about giving your hair some TLC, whether you want to grow it out, restyle it or get extensions. Long hair is a timeless option that is guaranteed to have you looking glamorous. Read on and we’ll give you all the tips to keeping your hair looking lovely and long! 

Long hair can come with many ups and downs. We all love it, but we also have those days where we just wish it would do what we wanted. Sometimes, we get bored of having the same style of hair every day, and other times we get frustrated at how often it gets in the way. Long hair really is a labour of love – though, for the majority of us, the love tends to outweigh the labour! 

This is when Flip-In Hair Extensions shine. With Flip-In you can get the look you want without the hassle you’ve become accustomed to. All of our extensions take less than a minute to fit and literally seconds to remove, so whether you want to switch up styles on the go, or just add a bit of variety to your look – choose Flip-In and try our brilliant bespoke hair extensions today! 

 

Don’t Overwash It

It might sound silly, but overwashing your hair can have negative implications on its overall hygiene. If you overdo it in the shower then you are in danger of drying out your locks and tricking your body into thinking it needs to replace all those natural oils that protect your hair on the regular. If this happens, your hair can go into overdrive and produce more oils than necessary, resulting in what we all try to avoid: the dreaded greasiness. 

Washing too frequently can also dull the colour of your hair, making it look less shiny and more frizzy! 

 

Heat Protection

Heat protection, or protectant, is a product that you can apply to your hair, or hair extensions, that allows you to style it to your heart’s content without worrying about causing it any damage.  

It is important to point out that whilst all heat protection products reduce the risk of damage, there is no way to prevent this completely, meaning that you still have to practice safely treating and styling your hair. 

To use a heat protectant, simply apply it to damp or dry hair before using a hairdryer, straightener or any other appliance.

 

Flip-In Extensions

If you are on the hunt for professional hair extensions, then you’ve found what you’re looking for at Flip-In Hair. All of our hair extensions have no clips, no glue and no weaving, allowing you to get the long hair and the style that you have always wanted. Choosing and applying hair extensions need no longer be so difficult, with Flip-In streamlining the process to ensure that our extensions can be fitted from the comfort of your own home.

We are proud to stock innovative, temporary and damage-free hair extensions for all hair colours and types. If you are tired of applying products and appliances to your hair or you’re looking for an alternative way to achieve long, luscious locks, then our extensions are for you. Stop worrying about the long term commitment that comes with salon styles and upgrading your hair, and try our Flip-In brilliant extensions instead! 

 

Get In Touch

Stop dreaming about your perfect hairstyle, and make it a reality! Try our Flip-In Hair Extensions and get a look you’ll truly love. We promise you won’t be disappointed. 

To learn more about our range of products, visit our website and to contact us, call 01926 659 500 today. Alternatively, email us at admin@flipinhair.com

 

Stock Our Super Styles

Stock Our Super Styles

The global hair and wigs market is predicted to reach revenues of more than $10billion by 2023, and although buying extensions online is a common practice when people want to add some lusciousness to their locks, hair and beauty salons are starting to see a significant share of the sales too. So whether you currently stock extensions and are thinking about expanding your range, or you are considering starting out, there is no Flip-In time like the present.  

Flip-In Hair has been proudly supplying unique, patented hair extensions to customers and salons since 2007. In that time we have seen substantial growth, becoming recognised for our quality and innovative contribution to what is often seen as an oversaturated market. Although we’ve got bigger, we are still the same company, and we still supply the same temporary and damage-free hair extensions to people all over the world.

 

What Makes Us Flip-In Different?

Unlike our competitors, Flip-In offers bespoke extensions that take less than one minute to fit and literally seconds to remove. Say goodbye to the tedious process and preparation that you have to go through to fit standard extensions, and say hello to Flip-In. 

In the past, choosing to have hair extensions and deciding on their style was a hard and cumbersome process – not just because of the cost and potential for damage, but also because you could never be sure how the final result would turn out! With Flip-In, you can remove your extensions as quickly as you put them in, change your style on the go if you so desire and always look your best for whatever the occasion may be. 

All of our extensions are temporary and damage-free products that feature no clips, no glue and no weaving! These are also adjustable to perfectly fit the size and shape of your head, so you’ll be comfortable for however long you want to rock that new look for! 

 

Become A Flip-In Stockist

We want to give every hair and beauty salon the chance to stock Flip-In products, regardless of how big or small they may be. However, we know that the upfront cost can be quite a lot for small and independent salons to manage, which is why we are offering all salons a temporary discount if they want to become a Flip-In stockist! 

For a limited time only, you can get a 30% discount on all Flip-In Hair products and extensions, and a whopping 35% if you decide to order 10 or more sets of extensions at a time. The hair extension market is growing rapidly, with more and more people seeking professional advice before purchasing hair extensions. 

So get ahead of the curve – stock our innovative hair extensions today and help your customers get the look and style they have always wanted.

 

Contact Us

We want to make your hair dreams a reality, so if you have been thinking about upgrading your hair and your look, then try our range of innovative hair extensions – we promise you won’t be disappointed. 

To learn more about our range of products, visit our website. To contact us, call 01926 659 500 today. 

 

Back To Work Or Back To School

Whether You’re Back To Work Or Back To School…

As Septembers go, we’re sure 2020’s will go down as one of the strangest. Although restrictions have generally eased across the board and people have been given license to go about their lives as normally as possible, it’s crucial to remember that it’s still not quite business as usual and that many of us will be expected to work and live in strict accordance with several health and safety measures for the foreseeable future.

Make your return to your school or place of work less of a struggle by ensuring that you’re appropriately styled for the occasion. With hairdressers, salons and beauty clinics closed until very recently, we were delighted to supply customers everywhere with our innovative and natural-looking hair extensions throughout lockdown and we want to continue to help you achieve your hair goals as the world slowly begins to open up again. 

 

Making a good impression

Going back to the office after a long period of absence can be stressful at the best of times, and the same can be said for beginning a new school year. But, by choosing Flip-In Hair, you can give yourself the confidence to make it through either of these challenging situations. Social distancing may still very much be in effect, but that doesn’t mean you can’t impress your friends or colleagues from afar with a bold and striking new look seemingly pulled from the pages of a glossy magazine. Whether you’re back to work or back to school this month, Flip-In can put you at the top of the class regardless of the style you choose! 

 

A style to suit you

Our extensions come in a variety of colours and types, meaning that you’re guaranteed to find something to get the office or classroom talking when you browse our extensive range of products. Unlike more traditional forms of hair extension, ours can be fitted in little more than a minute and removed in mere seconds – perfect if you’re prone to changing your mind on a whim! 

As a means of instantly adding length and volume to your existing hair, our extensions have been designed for comfort and convenience and we’re proud of the fact that these feature no clips, no glue and no weaving. After all, who said that experimenting with a new hairstyle always has to be so difficult and time-consuming? 

 

Have a great hair day, every day!

Since 2007, our stunning selection of extensions have been used by those looking to change up their style without having to resort to a more permanent, and possibly dissatisfactory, solution and people all over the world continue to enjoy our high-quality products thanks to the simplicity of their design and damage-free guarantee! 

To find an extension to suit you, visit our website today. You can use our Colour Matcher for further style ideas or call 01926 659 500 to speak to a member of our team. Have a great hair day, every day, with Flip-In Hair!