Flip-In Hair Extensions

Everyone’s Favourite Christmas Gift – Flip-In Hair

There’s nothing worse than giving someone a gift and the moment they open it, you just know they’re going to want to return it. You know the look… we hate that look. However, if any of your loved ones have been lucky enough to receive Flip-In Hair extensions for Christmas, there’s no way that scenario could possibly play out!

There are far too many brands to count out there, so you’re probably wondering what makes us so special and why you should opt for Flip-In Hair when it comes to giving the gift of extensions this Christmas? If you are, we’re one step ahead of you! We’re going to tell you exactly why you should choose us this festive season.

No Clips, No Glue, No Weaving All Year Round

That’s right, with our hair extensions, you don’t need to worry about clips, glue or weaving. This means that anyone lucky enough to receive them will be able to switch up their look in less than a minute. We believe that you should be able to change your hairstyle as quickly as you change your mind, which is exactly why our extensions are so easy to fit.

Our innovative extensions even come in a range of styles to make it even easier for anyone who wants to try something new, even if they’re not quite sure what they’re after. This means Flip-In extensions are the perfect gift for just about anyone! If you don’t know which one of our products to pop under the tree, we’re here to help.

There’s A Christmas Gift For Everyone

We really do have something for everyone, so whether they always go for a similar style or you think they want to inject a little bit of colour into their life, we have just the product you’re looking for.

If your loved one always wears their hair up, you could pick our Flip-In Hair Ponytail. With this product, they’ll be able to add a little bit of oomph to their usual look.

But you don’t have to venture too far out of the box just because it’s Christmas. Should you know someone who fancies changing things up a little bit… but not too much, there’s Flip-In Hair Flash. This allows them to incorporate a lightweight pop of colour anywhere they’d like! It doesn’t have to be a bold choice either, you could always opt for a more natural vibe. We’re sure they’re going to love it though, regardless of what you choose!

 

How We Can Help

If you’re not quite sure what to go for when it comes to gifts, please don’t panic! Visit our website to see our full range of options. You can also call us on (0)1926 659 500 or email admin@flipinhair.com.

Whatever you pick, it’s sure to put a smile on their face!

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Winter Hair Colours

Which Winter Hair Colours Are In Right Now?

It can be tiring trying to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not. Obviously here at Flip-In, we’ve got you covered. We want you to look and feel your best at all times! Which is why we’re going to tell you which winter hair colours are in this season. 

 

Winter Hair Colours

 

Winter Hair Colours: Peachy Shades 

 

A staple for autumn is always a soft orange-ginger shade and it’s definitely found its way into being a staple for winter too. Personally, we think Sadie Sink appearing in Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” short film, a cultural reset some might even say, will have this hair colour on every storefront and maybe even a few runways! 

If you like this shade but would feel it’s too bright for winter, you could even darken your roots slightly to give it a warmer winter feel! 

This hair colour is a perfect match for a Flip-In Hair Ponytail Extension! A beautiful colour to give a stunningly sleek look for any occasion. 

 

Winter Hair Colours: Ice Blue

 

“Numba one stunna, icy girl” Saweetie had it absolutely right; Icy girls are winners! How could we not include an Icy Blue in our must-have hair winter hair colours this season, it suits winter so well. 

Give your hair a winter feel this year with a hint of blue – we’re thinking platinum blonde to ice blue ends. Don’t worry, we’re not trying to give you a frosted tips vibe! This colour isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea but it will definitely have you standing out from the crowd in the Christmassy German markets! 

Don’t feel like completely taking the plunge? Not to worry, try out our Flip-In Hair Flash! An easy way to add that pop of colour without having to make it permanent! 

 

Winter Hair Colours: Something For The Curls

 

We’re a sucker for some natural curls, and making them stand out with some honey blonde highlights would be unreal! 

We know that too much colouring to naturally curly hair can affect your curl pattern, so we recommend getting highlights in order to minimise the effect it can have on your curls. Adding in a honey blonde would be perfect for those with a darker hair colour as it will accentuate the natural curls in your hair. 

 

Get In Touch 

 

If any of the products mentioned above have caught your interest visit www.flipinhair.com for more information. Alternatively, call us on 01926 659500 or email us at admin@flipinhair.com

Easy Halloween Hair

Easy Halloween Hair

Halloween is quickly approaching and if you’re anything like us, you aren’t prepared in the slightest. No need to worry though, we have plenty of ideas for easy Halloween hair. Some of them don’t even need a costume to go along with them. How handy is that?!

 

Cat Ears

Listen, we’re well aware that cats are overdone BUT hear us out. Using the Flip-In Ponytail, you can create a cat-ear look with your actual hair. Throw away the boring cat-ear headband and make a little more effort this year.

Who said you couldn’t use your makeup to create an even more exciting look? The best part about being a cat is that you don’t even need to head out and buy an outfit. Everyone has an all-black outfit hiding in their wardrobe for an occasion just like this!

 

Harley Quinn

You’ll need an outfit for this one but it won’t be anything too extravagant. A simple white vest and a pair of denim shorts will suffice. Using Flip-In Flash, create the perfect Harley Quinn Halloween look with our pink and blue colours!

This is a simple Halloween costume to put together and you’ll be able to spice it up with cool makeup. Use pink, blue and white to draw stars around your eyes and wow everyone at your Halloween party.

 

Easy Halloween Hair- Pumpkin

This is an easy-to-do look that requires no special outfit. Use Flip-In Flash (or an orange hairspray) and make a high bun to give your hair a pumpkin effect.

Add a high bun with a hair donut. Use the Flip-In hairpiece or some hairspray to get the perfect colour for that pumpkin effect. Finish with little plastic spiders and a spider’s web to give that creepy-crawly craziness for Halloween.

 

Get In Touch

If the products mentioned above have captured your interest, head over to our website for more information. If you’d like to speak to us about any of the products that we offer, call us on (0)1926 659500 or email us at admin@flipinhair.com.

Growing Out A Pixie Cut

Top Tips For Growing Out A Pixie Cut

Growing out a pixie cut is without a doubt one of the most frustrating experiences you can go through, even if the end result is a brand new style with endless possibilities.

If your pixie cut is still in the preliminary stages of growth and you’re just starting your journey, you’re yet to go through the inevitable awkward phase. At Flip-In Hair, we think it’s in your best interest to prepare for what’s to come and we’re here to guide you through the process. So strap in and get ready to read our top tips for growing out a pixie cut.

 

Pixie Cut

Style It Out Whilst You Are Growing Out Your Pixie Cut

 

When you start growing your pixie cut out, your hair is going to look a bit… choppy. Sadly, that’s something you can’t avoid for a few months. You can either hide away or you can embrace your shaggy layers, after all, they’ll soon be a distant memory! There’s nothing more annoying than trying to disguise what’s happening on top of our heads, so we don’t think you should.

To get around this, opt for products that create volume and define your layers, such as root-boosting powders and texturising gum. If you’re in between washes, dry shampoo can also give you the volume you need until you next wash your hair. These products will shift focus and make it look like your newfound hairstyle is entirely intentional until it gets a little bit longer.

 

If In Doubt, Accessorise

 

Accessories have the potential to cover up bad hair days. Expect plenty of these when you don’t have a pixie cut anymore but you also don’t have a bob just yet. When your hair hits this stage, let accessories become your friend, they will be sure to help you in the long run. 

Headscarves, hats and hairbands are perfect if you’re looking to hide your hair as it continues to grow. These accessories are lifesavers when styling your hair just isn’t on the agenda. If you fancy being a little bit more adventurous, clips are the way forward. You can use bobby pins to pin curl your locks, which will hopefully inject a bit of 50s glamour into your day. You can also pin back the longer sections of your hair that contribute to the mullet vibe you’re probably trying to avoid. If you’re not opposed to hiding a mullet, we’re honestly very impressed. If it’s good enough for Miley Cyrus… 

 

Embrace Extensions

 

Once your hair finally resembles a bob, you’re essentially unstoppable! As soon as your pixie cut is a thing of the past, you’ll have so many more options to choose from, including extensions! We know they might seem overwhelming, especially if you grew up in the early 2000s (looking at you, Christina Aguilera) but there’s no need to fear!

As we know, extensions have the ability to make or break your entire look. Fortunately, with our product range, paired with our colour match service and expertise, you’ll always be in safe hands. You’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time, you deserve to make the most of it.

 

How We Can Help You Whilst You Grow Out A Pixie Cut

 

At Flip-In Hair, we can help change your hair in a heartbeat. If you’re new to the world of extensions and you’re not sure where to turn, you’re in luck!

To find out more about our extensions, or to purchase some of your own, visit our website today! You can also call us on (0)1926 659 500 or email admin@flipinhair.com. Keep up to date with all things Flip-In Hair by following us on Instagram and Facebook.

Autumn Hair Care

Autumn Hair Care: How To Look After Your Hair This Season

With the sun setting on the summer, it might be time to start thinking about your autumn hair care routine. We know what you’re thinking and yes, you really do need to switch up your routine as the seasons change! In order to keep your hair in the best condition possible, adjustments need to be made. Fortunately, there’s no need to worry about figuring out what to do because we’ve got you covered. Here are our top tips for the perfect autumn hair.

 

Autumn Hair Care

 

Autumn Hair Care Step 1: Amp Up The Moisture

 

There’s nothing like cold air to suck the life out of your hair, making it not only dry, but frizzy too. We all know that the drier your hair is, the more prone to breakage it is, so keeping your hair hydrated is key. One way to do this is to switch to a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for dry hair during the colder months of the year. 

For even more moisture, you could consider adding hair oil into the mix as well. Using hair oil sparingly can work wonders for your hair and lock in moisture. 

There are two ways to go about using oils. For a quick boost, you could add a few drops to the ends of your hair after washing it, or you could take it to the next level. Massaging oil into your scalp, working it through the rest of your hair and leaving it overnight before washing it will give you intensely hydrated hair. There are loads of oils you could turn to: coconut, argan, almond or caster to name but a few. These oils will also target a dry scalp, if that’s something you suffer from.

 

Autumn Hair Care Step 2: Focus On Your Scalp

 

More often than not, we’re so concerned about our hair, we forget about our scalp! As we reach the chillier months of the year, our scalp has a tendency to become dry and irritated. This is due to a number of factors but the cold weather is most likely to be the main culprit. A change in diet and chronic conditions like eczema may also be to blame. If you can help it, keeping your scalp hydrated is really beneficial for your hair as a dry scalp can also lead to hair loss.

Oils aren’t the only way to treat your scalp. Clarifying shampoo and scalp scrubs can really work their magic on dandruff. Using these products on a regular basis (at least once a week) can stop dandruff in its tracks and keep your scalp fresh until the first signs of spring. Paying attention to your hairbrush is also important. Using a paddle brush is great for massaging the scalp and will also be gentle on your hair too. If you want to know which brush is best for you, check out one of our latest blog posts to find out more.

 

Autumn Hair Care Step 3: Time For A Haircut?

 

As we mentioned earlier, dry hair is a much more common occurrence in autumn and winter. A mix of central heating and changes in the weather can negatively affect your hair, making it more prone to damage. If your hair is already damaged, it’s only going to make matters worse. It’s best to target things such as split ends when you first see them cropping up.

If left untreated, split ends will work their way up the affected strands of hair until they eventually snap. The only way to treat them is to get rid! Booking an appointment with your hairdresser when you start to see falling leaves is the best way to ensure your tresses won’t end up looking dull and lacklustre.

 

How We Can Help

 

Keeping your hair in tip-top shape is one thing but sometimes, you just fancy a bit of a change. Being able to change your look with ease this autumn gives you the freedom to create whatever style you’d like.

At Flip-In Hair, we can help. If it’s length and volume you want to achieve, we can definitely do that. Or maybe you just want a thicker, fuller ponytail? You should also make sure you check out our colour match service so your hair can stay as seamless as possible.

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. Keep up to date with all things Flip-In by following us on Instagram and Facebook.

Autumn Hair Care Tips

Autumn Hair Care Tips

Autumn is rapidly approaching and you should be starting to ready your hair for the weather change and a brand new hair care routine.

 

Autumn Hair

 

Treat Yourself To A Trim

 

We all know that, as a rule, we should be getting regular cuts every 6-8 weeks. Yet, as summer ends, we should be thinking about getting rid of that summer damage as soon as possible. The sun weakens our hair’s protein structure, dries it out and reduces its elasticity, making it prone to breakage. A post-summer trim will help to eliminate this damage and make room for your fresh, healthy hair to grow and flourish.

 

Scalp Care And Combating Dryness

 

As we head into autumn we need to re-moisturise our hair. To make this happen, use a mask or gloss once a week as they will add moisture to your hair and reduce the dryness left behind from summer. The change in weather will also mean your hair is put through more stress, so using a deep conditioning treatment will ensure it stays happy and healthy.

Washing your hair too often will strip it of the essential oils produced by your body, leaving it malnourished and dry. Generally speaking, it’s said you should wash your hair two to three times a week, however, this depends on your hair type. An easy way to ensure your hair gets all those beautiful nutrients from your scalp is to brush it at night to help push these towards the ends.

 

Following The Correct Diet

 

As with anything to do with the body, having the correct diet is imperative. Hair is made of protein, so including this in your diet is going to help keep it strong. Protein can be found in foods such as chicken, fish, eggs and dairy products. For vegetarians or vegans, legumes and nuts are good options.

Omega-3 provides oils that hydrate your hair and scalp. Good sources of Omega-3 include salmon, herring and sardines. This also appears in avocado, pumpkin seeds and walnuts.

Try to include Biotin in your diet as well as too little can cause your hair to become brittle, making it prone to dryness and breakage. Biotin can be found in liver and egg yolks. Alternatively, non-meat eaters could choose wholegrains, soy flour or yeast. Biotin can also be purchased in pill form at most supplement stores.

Not having enough iron can lead to hair loss! Our hair follicles and roots are fed by our blood supply, so ensuring you have enough iron is extremely beneficial. Opt for foods such as red meat, chicken and fish. Vegetarian and vegan options include lentils, spinach, kale, broccoli and general leafy greens. Vitamin C helps with the absorption of iron, and you can find this in foods like blackcurrants, blueberries, strawberries and sweet potatoes.

 

Contact Us

 

At Flip-In Hair, we care about you and will ensure that you make the best choices for your hair! Call us for a chat on +44(0)1926 659500 or email us at admin@flipinhair.com.

For information about our products, visit https://www.flipinhair.com

Hair Myths

Hair Myths That Need The Chop

How many times did your mum encourage you to finish your sandwich by telling you that your hair would become curly if you ate all your crusts?

It’s been a couple of decades now and we can say with absolute certainty that our hair is no curlier than it would’ve been had we not hoovered up our crusts. Curl cream and a diffuser go much further than crusts – sorry, mum! 

Over the years, we’ve all been given more tips and tricks than we can shake a stick at when it comes to our hair. However, many of us have come to realise that some of them are more fiction than fact! That’s why we’re here to debunk some common hair myths to save you some time and energy when it comes to looking after your tresses.

 

Hair Myths And Facts

Hair Myths: Haircuts Make Your Hair Grow Quicker

 

This is probably the most common myth out there when it comes to hair. Getting your hair cut on a regular basis will definitely keep your locks healthy, but it won’t make them grow any faster! 

Here’s the thing about hair, it grows from roots near the very bottom of the hair follicle. These roots are made up of proteins and receive nourishment from the blood vessels in our scalp. This creates more cells that result in hair growth.

When new cells are created, hair gets pushed further and further up until it moves past the scalp. Along the way, your new hair passes oil glands that will facilitate its growth. These same glands can also make your hair greasy, but more on that later. 

As our hair is all technically ‘dead’ anyway, a haircut definitely can’t do any harm. In fact, a haircut is a great idea, especially if your hair is a little damaged. It’ll stop split ends from spreading further and breaking even higher. So, if longer locks are a priority, you’ll need to give your hairdresser a ring.

 

Hair Myths: Cold Water Makes Your Hair Shinier

 

This is a myth we all need to stop believing – a blast of cold water at the end of a shower does nothing except make us uncomfortable! 

What’s the logic here then? Well, it was once thought that cold water closes the cuticle, which is the protective coating on the outside of the hair shaft. A closed cuticle is a flat cuticle, meaning, in theory, that it should be able to reflect more light and therefore make your hair shinier. 

As we mentioned earlier, our hair isn’t technically alive so it won’t really react to water temperature. It can still react to the products we use though. Because of this, you should still rinse whatever products you choose to use with warm water in order to get the most out of them (in every sense). If you’re thinking about using incredibly hot water on your hair… please don’t. As we all know, too much heat is always a bad thing.

Our scalp, on the other hand, does react to temperatures, with cold water having an adverse effect on this part of the head. When you rinse with cold water, the capillaries in your scalp constrict, which means the vital nutrients your hair needs to grow might not be able to make their way down to the hair bulb. Long story short, skip the change of temperature to keep your hair and scalp healthy! 

 

Hair Myths Busted

Hair Myths: You Shouldn’t Use Conditioner If You Have Greasy Hair

 

See, we told you we’d get back to everyone’s least favourite eventuality! Contrary to popular belief, greasy hair doesn’t come about as a result of conditioners, so avoiding this product won’t necessarily do you any good. 

In fact, greasy hair is actually down to the scalp’s production of sebum, a perfectly natural process that moisturises this area and balances its pH. Unfortunately, too much of this substance can make your hair look shiny… and not in a good way.

Here’s the annoying bit: washing your hair too often to combat greasiness can make the situation a whole lot worse. That’s because our scalp is just like the skin on our faces in the sense that washing it more often can make it even oiler. When our natural oils are stripped away, our scalp panics and tries to make up for the lack of oil by producing more to try and compensate. This sends our oil production into overdrive. 

Finding the balance between too much and not enough is tricky but it’s important to pay attention to your hair and how it reacts to what you do. A little natural oil is perfectly normal but you might find that your hair still feels greasy to the touch the day after you wash it.  If you’re really struggling, stick to conditioning the lengths of your hair as they’re probably drier anyway. This is because the ends of your hair get more damaged over time, drying them out and making them more porous than the rest. 

 

How We Can Help

 

Sometimes, there’s no harm in faking it until you make it. So, if you want to make your hair seem fuller and healthier, our extensions could be perfect for you. After all, there’s only so much you can do on your own.

At Flip-In Hair, we can help you create any style you like, and if it’s length and volume you’re after, we’ve got you covered. Make sure you check out our colour match service so your hair can stay as seamless as possible.

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.

 

Hair Brush Types

A Flip-In Guide To Hair Brush Types

Choosing the correct hair brush types may be overwhelming, and your decision will depend on both your hair type and what you want to get out of brushing your hair. Here at Flip-In, we want to make sure you’re using the right hair brush types for you. With such a variety to choose from, it can be hard to tell them apart. Do you know which, for example, would be best for your Flip-In Hair extensions? 

Finding the appropriate hairbrush may sound like a menial task, but as this is something that will be part of your everyday routine, having it in place is going to make the world of difference. We’re not just talking about hairbrushes that detangle either, but rather those that are best for your particular hair type, for preventing breakages and for bad hair days. Discover more below. 

Hairbrush Types

Hair Brush Types: Paddle Brushes

 

Paddle brushes usually have bristles coming out of a soft cushion and are great for massaging the scalp, detangling knots and smoothing naturally straight hair. A paddle brush is also perfect for use after you’ve straightened your hair. The wide, flat brush makes it a better companion for straightening as it smooths your hair to create a pin-straight look! A paddle brush will work wonders for your Flip-In Hair extensions as well – whether you’re using a Flip-In Flash or Ponytail

 

Wide-Toothed Combs

 

When our hair is wet it’s at its most vulnerable and is more prone to breakages than at any other time, especially when we brush it. Using a wide-toothed comb means you can brush through your wet hair without the worry of damaging it. These combs are also great for evenly distributing leave-in products. When doing this, it’s important to make sure these products are distributed properly. Otherwise, clumps of product can be left to their own devices and you’ll need to wash them out. 

 

Boar Bristle Brushes

 

Boar bristle brushes are best for those with curly hair. As curly hair is naturally drier and coarser, a boar bristle brush helps to distribute the hair’s natural oils and spread them out properly, adding a little extra moisture to your curls. They’ll also get rid of any dead strands, leaving your hair healthier and shinier! 

 

Hair Brush Types For Your Extensions

 

We find that a simple detangling brush would work best for your hair extensions. This type of brush won’t be too harsh on them and will help tame any frizz. Boar bristle brushes are also useful for taming frizzy extensions, leaving them silky and shiny! 

 

Find Out More About Flip-In

 

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 

 

Favourite Hairstyles

Our Top Tips And Favourite Hairstyles This Festival Season

As you may have heard… festival season is back on the cards and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s been a little while now since we pulled our wellies out of the shed or Googled ‘how to put up a tent’, and we can’t wait to get started. But, in between reminding ourselves about the outdoors essentials, who amongst us has thought about their Favourite Hairstyles?

After all, you can’t forget about nailing that all-encompassing festival look, not this year at least! 

So, if you haven’t splashed out on the fancy showers and the hairdryers, those of you sleeping in a tent will need some help keeping your hair fresh. That’s why we’re going to share our top tips for ensuring that your hair remains looking fabulous this festival season, with a few go-to favourite hairstyles thrown in for good measure. Let’s get started! 

 

Favourite Hairstyles Flip-In Hair

The Last Shower…

 

Make the most of your last shower before you head out on the open road or jump on a train. You’ll definitely need to cover all bases when you’re in the cubicle, so make sure to wash and shampoo your hair before you set off. 

When you condition your hair, most of the product should be applied to the lengths of your hair, not the roots. This will ensure that your hair appears shiny, not oily – we want to avoid that for as long as possible!

If you can, you should also make time for a hair mask – even if you only leave it in for ten minutes! Giving your hair a little bit of extra TLC before the exciting weekend ahead is also a good shout. If you have any hydrating products, now is the time to embrace them. Using a light leave-in conditioner will be sure to cushion the blow should you cause any damage to your tresses. 

 

Step Away From The Other Products!

 

We need to draw the line at leave-in conditioner for now. The other products you would normally use at this point will do you more harm than good at a festival! Mousse, hairspray, serum and pretty much anything else you can think of will weigh your hair down and make it look greasy much quicker. We know it can be tempting but it’s for your own good!

‘What about dry shampoo?’, we hear you ask. Dry shampoo is an absolute godsend when it comes to festivals but it works best when your hair is already dirty. It will soak up excess oil but only if there’s any there to start with! With that in mind, try to use dry shampoo when you really need to. If your hair is on the greasier side, you may need to use this sooner, but if you can, hold off until before you go to bed after the first day, or till your second morning. 

Don’t forget to comb or brush (whichever you prefer) your hair regularly even though you’re bound to be distracted – you don’t want to come home with knots and split ends! Your hair is probably going to go through a lot anyway, so there’s no need to make the situation worse.

 

Our Favourite Hairstyles To See You Through The Weekend

 

The possibilities are endless when it comes to hairstyles, but we know that not all hairstyles are created equal! Before you set off, make sure you have an idea of what you want to do with your hair. This means you can spend less time thinking about styling and more time enjoying yourself. Your efforts might be in vain if the heavens open but that’s the risk we take… don’t you just love the British summertime? It might be wise to pop a waterproof jacket in your backpack for good measure.

For the first day or two, why not keep your hair down? You’ll be having so much fun, you won’t even notice it anyway. Let your hair dry naturally and maybe scrunch it a little bit to create some effortless ‘I woke up like this waves’ à la Alex Chung at Glastonbury. Your hair will most likely still look pretty good the morning after, so make the most of it! A half-up, half-down has a lot of potential at this point, don’t you think? Or you could twist the sides and pin them back, moving on to the perfect mini messy bun before you whip out your dry shampoo.

Towards the end of the weekend, braids or buns are your best friend. If you struggle with braiding your own hair, chances are your friend will help you – what else are friends for, right? Braids are perfect for disguising greasy hair so if your dry shampoo isn’t quite cutting the mustard anymore, no one will notice! 

Braids can be intimidating if you’ve not attempted them before, but this handy guide is perfect for beginners. If braids aren’t your thing, try some buns! A top-knot, messy bun or space buns are our personal favorites. We know these styles aren’t revolutionary but they’re quick, easy and will leave you with plenty of time to live your best life!

When all else fails – accessorise. Throw on a hat or a bandanna, you can’t go wrong with either of them. We know they’re a bit 2009, but we’re not entirely opposed to flower crowns either, they’re still super-cute and we’ve been told they’re back! If it’s the very last day, it’s definitely not the end of the world if you decide to add some hair glitter into the mix, after all, you’ll be reunited with your shower in no time.

 

What About Extensions For Your Favourite Hairstyles?

 

There’s no reason why you can’t wear your extensions at a festival! Our extensions don’t require any clips, glue or weaving so they’re perfect when it comes to switching up your look in a flash! If you’re more of a ponytail person, don’t worry! Our ponytail extensions give you the extra length and volume you want in no time at all.

At Flip-In Hair, we can help you create virtually any style you like so if you want to add a pop of colour to elevate your favourite hairstyles this festival season – we’ve got you covered! If it’s the length and volume you’re after, we can do that too. Make sure you check out our colour match service so your hair can stay as seamless as possible, even if you’ve been out in the sun and your hair is a little lighter than usual.

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 and remember – staying safe doesn’t mean you can’t look amazing!

 

Protect Hair From Sun

How To Protect Hair From Sun Damage

We all know that we need to keep our hair safe from heat damage when we’re styling it, but how can we protect hair from sun damage this summer? Wearing SPF on your skin when you’re venturing out is essential and so is taking the appropriate steps to safeguard your hair from the sun.

Many of us spend our money on regular haircuts, shampoos, conditioners and masks to try and keep our hair as healthy as possible. Sadly, however, some of our favourite summer activities are the absolute worst when it comes to undoing all of our hard work. Stick with us to see what you can do to keep your hair strong and healthy this season. 

 

Protect Hair From Sun Damage

 

What Will The Sun Do To My Hair?

 

Exposure to the sun’s rays can wreak havoc on your hair if you don’t have adequate protection. Your skin isn’t the only thing that can burn, your hair can too. Have you ever noticed that your hair feels particularly dry and brittle in the summer? That’s because UV rays damage the hair cuticle, your hair’s outermost layer. 

Too much sun exposure can also harm your scalp, which can become sensitive and burn. Even though we have hair covering our heads, for the most part, that doesn’t mean the scalp is impervious to sun damage.

 

But What Can I Do To Protect Hair From Sun?

 

The easiest thing you can do to combat the sun is pop on a hat! Find a style that suits you (and your outfit, of course) and rock that hat all summer long, especially during peak sun hours (11am – 3pm). 

You could also get your hands on an SPF oil or spray for your hair. There are several products on the market, so there’s a very high chance you’ll be able to find one from a brand you know and love to see you through the warmer months.

For those with coloured hair, knowing how to protect hair from sun damage should be particularly high on your list. The sun is notorious for altering the colour of your hair but it can’t do that without damaging it in some way. If you have blonde hair and want to lock in your colour for longer, saving yourself some money in the long run, it’s a good idea to invest in some purple shampoo. This will counteract the effects of oxidation by neutralising yellow tones.  Even if you don’t have blonde hair, you can still use purple shampoo to tone down any brassiness.

 

You Don’t Need To Stay Away From The Water But…

 

Chlorine and salt water aren’t your hair’s best friends either. When going swimming, make sure you wet your hair before you jump in. Yes, you’re probably going to get it wet anyway but your hair is like a sponge, it soaks up water. If your hair’s already wet by the time you get into the pool, it won’t be able to soak up as much chlorinated water. Chlorine is vital to keeping pools clean but will strip the natural oils from your hair, making it dry and brittle. You could even wear a swimming cap. We know it’s not everyone’s style but this could reduce any chances of damage! 

Still worried about water seeping into your hair? You could apply a bit of coconut oil before you enter the pool. The oil will repel moisture and stop your hair from absorbing it should it find a way in.

Salt water strips your hair too, making it dehydrated and frizzy. You should be extra careful if your hair has been coloured recently or it could end up looking dull after a swim in the sea. Though it may not always be possible, wetting your hair before a trip to the seaside is definitely advised. 

Wherever you’re swimming – make sure you wash your hair as soon as you can. Applying a hydrating mask or using a leave-in conditioner to replenish your locks is the best course of action following any exposure to salt water or chlorine.

 

Reviving Your Hair With A Little Help

 

Has your hair been left feeling dull and lifeless this summer? We can give you a little bit of extra oomph! At Flip-In Hair, we offer wired extensions that don’t require clips, glue or weaving so you can revive your look whenever you want to! Don’t forget about our colour match service to make sure your hair stays as seamless as possible, even if the sun has changed its colour.

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.