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.

 

 

 

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

Hair Trends

A Whistle-Stop Tour Of The Last 100 Years Of Hair Trends

A lot has happened in the last 100 years, times have changed and so has hair! Imagine telling a flapper girl a century ago that there would eventually be a device small enough to put into your handbag (depending on the size of your bag, of course) that could curl or straighten your hair in a matter of seconds? She’d need a lie-down!

Why don’t you take a break too? Grab a cuppa and get ready to learn about the last 100 years of hair trends

 

1920s – The Roaring Twenties

 

The roaring 20s were famous for their extravagance and rebellion! Back then, anyone who dared to call themselves a fashionable young woman wouldn’t be seen dead without a bob! This short, angular style was first met by a lot of resistance but as with most things, it was soon welcomed into the fold.

It was easy to maintain and women adored feeling liberated after chopping off their locks! If you wanted to transform your look in the 1920s, you could curl your hair using scraps of material to create tight, springy curls. Are you now thinking about how you could brush up on your heat-free styling knowledge? We’ve got you covered, check out our blog post from March!

 

1960s – The Swinging Sixties

 

Fast-forward forty years and the world had changed even more! We’d been through another World War and things were relatively normal once more. A hip new band from Liverpool called The Beatles were on the scene and absolutely everyone was trying to put together the biggest beehive possible.

Created by Margaret Vinci Held in 1960, the beehive became the most popular hairstyle of the decade and was worn by everyone, from Aretha Franklin to Audrey Hepburn. Towering hair was now the popular style and women around the world were back-combing and hair-spraying more than ever. If your hair wasn’t as high as possible in the 60s, it may have been wavy and flowing instead. Hippies were also a common sight at the time and their carefree attitude extended to their hair – they were more concerned with music than worrying about hairspray!

 

1970s – Fighting Crime And Keeping Time

 

Peace and love weren’t the words on everyone’s lips anymore but hair trends are still a very big deal. Many women were trying to recreate American actress Farrah Fawcett’s feathered hair after her rise to stardom following the television series ‘Charlie’s Angels’. Others were keeping their hair long and straight, a style popularised by Cher – who still rocks that look today! Both of these styles have stood the test of time, proving that most looks make their way back into the mainstream after a few decades away.

 

Hair Trends

1990s – You Gotta Get With My Friends

 

Skip the big, permed hair trends of the 1980s and you’ll find The Spice Girls at the top of their game a decade later. After watching Friends, everybody wanted ‘The Rachel’ and Jennifer Aniston’s iconic hairstyle soon became one of the most famous in history! Almost twenty years on, we’re still talking about it, so it seems like Jen’s stylist certainly did something right.

 

Hair Trends

The Present Day

 

As you’re probably aware, a lot has gone down in the 21st century, and we’re only 21 years in! Ross and Rachel finally decided if they were on or off and Cher is still as iconic as ever. We’ve moved on from butterfly clips and roll-on hair glitter to barrel wavers and air stylers but there’s one thing we all know – we can do anything we want to our hair.

Flip-In Hair can help you make any style you want a reality – whether it’s adding a flash of colour or simply creating the length and volume you desire.

Our wired extensions don’t require clips, glue or weaving so you can put them in and take them out in no time, allowing you to change your look even if you change your mind. Don’t forget about 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.

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.