Tips and Tricks for Styling Hair Extensions
How do you recreate the new spring hair craze without buying more extensions or damaging what you’ve already bought? Luckily, styling hair extensions is simpler and safer with creations made from 100% human hair, like Flip-In’s products. With the correct precautions, there is nothing to stop you from achieving bouncy curls or neat straight locks with minimum fuss.
Styling Hair Extensions With Heat
Applying heat to synthetic hair can cause untold damage, increasing the likelihood of fragile and broken strands or even shrinkage. Luckily, heat tools are no threat to our authentic creations provided the required protection is always used.
Heat protectant is available as an oil, spray or serum, to be applied either to wet or dry hair. It also protects your natural tresses, with various manufacturers claiming to eliminate frizz and ensure a shiny finish, making such a purchase thoroughly worth it.
Before using a hairdryer, squeeze out any excess water from the extensions. Spray or smooth wet-hair-appropriate protectant onto your locks from root to tip and gently blow-dry until any lingering water droplets disappear. Next, section the hair and begin drying in earnest. Some people prefer to leave the brushing stage until afterwards, although others recommend using a comb to detangle the extensions before getting down to business.
When you’re reaching for the curling tongs it is crucial to make sure that your extensions are absolutely Sahara-dry. Wet hair is more fragile and so heating damp strands is a recipe for brittleness, dullness, split ends and tangling. Bottom line – make sure your hair is dry and your protectant is set.
From this point onwards, styling your hair extensions is exactly the same as styling your natural hair!
Styling hair extensions without using heat is fairly easy and has come a long way since the hard rollers we saw on the 1950s television housewife. For instance, you can roll portions of your hair around foam spiral rollers and then clip the roller ends together to form a comfortable loop.
Alternatively, plait your hair into multiple braids and keep them in for a night. Shake them out in the morning, carefully pulling apart the knots with your fingers, and add hairspray for longer-lasting results. Adjust the number of plaits according to how tight you want your waves. Sometimes the tried and tested methods are the best!
Styling Hair Extensions: Tips And Tricks
We’ll leave you with two pieces of advice and a warning before you dive into styling hair extensions:
Remember to blend! Depending on its length, you may want to curl or crimp your own crowning glory to ensure it merges perfectly.
Hair oil provides nourishment, improves shine and helps restore any damage unwittingly caused by heat.
A word to the wise – dying or tinting extensions is a risky business and could wreak havoc on your purchase, so we recommend that you make sure you are 100% happy with the colour you have chosen.
Where Flip-In Comes In
With our outstanding array of shades, colour-matching service and bespoke, made-to-order products, braving the dangers of colour modification is a totally unnecessary enterprise. Visit our website to explore our full range of colours and styles or talk to us on 01926 659 500 or via email at email@example.com.
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