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.

 

 

 

Hair Styling Ideas

No-Heat Hair Styling Ideas

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

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

Hair Styling Ideas

Overnight Curls

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

Beach Waves

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

Hair Styling Ideas

Space Buns

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

90s Pigtails

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

Get In Touch

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

Hair Styling Ideas

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.