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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

2021 Hairstyle Trends

Summer 2021 Hairstyle Trends

Put down the supermarket bleach and kitchen scissors, it’s time to fix up those failed lockdown hairstyles! Salons are finally back open just in time for you to get the perfect summer 2021 haircut.

If you’re struggling for inspiration, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!

Mullets – Straight Outta The ‘80s

The ‘80s are back with a bang! Softer versions of the mullet are cropping up everywhere, with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Zendaya and even Rihanna sporting this striking style. Here at Flip-In we love the individuality of a mullet, so why not put your own twist on it with Flip-In Flash? We have a variety of colours to make your mullet magnificent!

2021 Hairstyle Trends

Curtain Bangs – Back From The Fringes

Longer than traditional bangs, curtain bangs are a luxurious yet low-maintenance hairstyle for 2021. Hugely popular in the ‘70s, this hairstyle looks amazing with short or long hair. Using Flip-In Original you could even have the best of both worlds. Our extensions take less than a minute to fit and add lush length to your beautiful locks.

Red Tones – Can You Stand The Heat?

Red hair was a big hit in 2020 and now we’re seeing softer hues of red popping up in 2021. Gigi Hadid has been inspiring us with her gloriously ginger hair – the new mum showing us that we don’t need to drastically alter our colour to make a statement. Our Colour Match options are second to none, with plenty of red variations to help you perfect this iconic look!

Farah Fawcett – ‘70s Chic

In another ode to the ‘70s, the Fawcett Flip – named after Farah Fawcett, the OG Charlie’s Angel – is making a huge comeback this year. This layered, full feathery hairdo has taken TikTok and Instagram by storm with Brie Larson and content creator Mallory Jade showing us just how it’s done. Add extra volume to your cute new look by using our Flip-In Original to get it big and bouncy.

Get In Touch

You can find out more about our extensions on our website. Alternatively, get in touch with us at admin@flipinhair.com or call us on (0)1926 659 500.

What is OLAPLEX

What Is OLAPLEX And Why Should You Be Using It? 

OLAPLEX is used by many people to help permanently repair damaged hair from the inside out. With its patented single-ingredient, bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, it is a one-of-a-kind product that works to restore the broken bonds in your hair. 

 

How Does It Work?

 

This hair-strengthening treatment re-builds the bonds within the hair that are affected by colour treatments, heat damage, sun exposure and so much more.

OLAPLEX says “our hair contains millions of disulfide bonds. These bonds give the hair its structure, strength, and stability. It restores damaged and compromised hair by repairing it from the inside out.” 

With so many steps, the range of products can seem a little daunting at first. That’s why we’ve broken them down for you: 

  • OLAPLEX No.0 – The newest arrival in the collection primes hair for deeper repair with the highest dose of OLAPLEX technology. Use this as a two-part system alongside No.3 for best results.
  • OLAPLEX No.1 & No. 2 – These are exclusive to professionals and only for salon use.
  • OLAPLEX No.3 – This is the product that put it on the map. No.3 is an at-home treatment that visibly reduces breakage and strengthens damaged hair. 
  • OLAPLEX No.4 – No.4 addresses everyday stresses such as damage, split ends and unwanted frizz. Use a regular shampoo to refresh your hair as well as repair it. 
  • OLAPLEX No.5 – Used in conjunction with No.4, OLAPLEX No.5 restores, repairs and hydrates without adding excess weight to the hair. 
  • OLAPLEX No.6 – No.6 is a highly concentrated leave-in smoothing cream, which prevents frizz and flyaways – perfect for all hair types! 
  • OLAPLEX No.7 – An ultra-lightweight, reparative styling oil that dramatically increases shine, adds softness and strength and enhances all hair types and textures.

 

How Can It Help My Hair? 

 

We’re all guilty of not using heat protection when we’re in a rush, or not looking after our colour-treated hair as well as we could do. This product is here to save us from our own laziness. Whether the damage is thermal, mechanical or chemical, OLAPLEX has a product to rebuild the bonds in your hair and bring it right back to health. 

 

Does It Really Work?

 

Take it from the celebs, OLAPLEX is a miracle worker when it comes to revitalising damaged hair. Drew Barrymore herself raved about the amazing results she saw after using it just once. 

“It’s amazing how much your hair changes over the course of your life—it just doesn’t bounce back the same way. But this strengthens my hair in one wash. It’s amazing.”

 

Visit Our Website

 

At Flip-In Hair, we’re always looking for the best products to help you keep your hair and extensions as healthy as possible! 

Check out our amazing range of extensions on our website. If you have any questions about our products don’t hesitate to contact us at admin@flipinhair.com or call us on 01926 659 500.

 

Sun Damaged Hair

What You Can Do To Avoid Sun-Damaged Hair

The gradual easing of restrictions, no longer needing to wrap up warm, a potential return to – whisper it – life as we know it?

Whilst there’s much to be celebrated as we move into spring, one thing that we do need to be mindful of is the impact that the sun can have on our hair. Heat styling isn’t the only thing capable of frazzling our gorgeous locks, you know!

 

How Can The Sun Damage Our Hair?

Even though most people are aware of the dangers of sun-damaged skin, considerably less are in the know about what the sun can do to our hair. In fact, when we spend too much time basking in its glory, we may experience discolouration, brittleness, bleaching and an increase in split ends. Hair that has fallen victim to sun damage will also become almost impossible to manage – and most commonly affects those blessed with fairer or lighter hair colours.

 

Why Does Sun Damage Occur?

Sun-damaged hair occurs because of how the sun’s rays react with a natural substance known as melanin. When strands of hair are exposed to heat, they can change colour, lose elasticity and become weaker in structure. All of this can set the stage for lasting damage, sunburn and a big ol’ dip in confidence.

Sun Damaged Hair

 

What You Can Do To Avoid Sun-Damaged Hair

Fortunately, there are many precautions you can take to reduce your risk of sun damage. Here are some of our favourites!

  • Suitable headwear: Before we even get into products that we recommend to protect your hair and scalp, the first thing we’d advise you to do is to wear a hat whenever you go outside. This is similar to why you would wear clothes that cover your skin when you know you’re going to come into contact with the sun. Hats not your thing? Try using a headscarf or umbrella instead.
  • Proactive haircare: All good hair care starts in the shower, so make sure you invest in a decent conditioner or pre-conditioning shampoo to get the ball rolling. Using these sorts of protective products will give your hair a fighting chance against the sun’s rays and also boost its moisture levels at the same time. As the warmer weather can increase the rate at which we sweat, these moisturising products are especially important to use during the spring and summer.
  • Use an SPF on your hair: SPF products (think sunscreens, sunblocks etc.) aren’t just useful for the skin, and many of these can help protect your hair from seasonal sun damage. Here, our advice is to apply these products just before you go outside, paying extra attention to the tips of your hair as these are most at risk of harm. Because some SPF formulas can make your hair extensions greasy, it is always best to apply them to these parts of the hair in moderation. If this proves to be a problem, it might be worth changing up your look altogether. Ponytail, anyone?
  • Be mindful of swimming: This last one might be tempting fate a little, but exposing your hair to the chlorinated water found in swimming pools (both here and abroad) can weaken its defences against the sun. To stop this from happening, wear a swimming cap or keep your hair out of the water altogether by tying it up. Harmful chlorine should also be rinsed away by showering after you leave the pool.

 

Visit Our Website

At Flip-In Hair, there’s not much that we don’t know about how to help you put together – and maintain – your perfect look. To explore our extensive range of hair extensions, please visit our website. You can also contact us via email at admin@flipinhair.com or by calling 01926 659 500.

heat damage

Heat Damage and How To Avoid It

Hairdryers, curling irons, straighteners – where would we be without them? 

For many of us, these heat-based appliances are inseparable parts of our daily quests to throw together the perfect look, whether we want our locks to sit in tight ringlets, lie flat or demonstrate their natural curls. 

But what of the heat damage associated with the use of these tools and the impact it can have on the strength and health of our hair? 

It’s a sad fact that frequently exposing the hair to extremes of temperature can leave it  brittle and broken, with compromised keratin proteins and a cracked cuticle (the hair’s outer layer) contributing to split ends, dryness and seemingly unmanageable knots and tangles.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way – heat damage can be avoided, and here’s how!

Be strict with your styling times 

Look, we get it, your hair is important to you, but spending too much time under the blow dryer or with your hair wrapped around your latest styling product only has one outcome: serious heat damage!

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Be less absent-minded when you use these tools and keep a check on just how long you’re spending on your look. We’d recommend using things such as curling irons in short, ten-second bursts and ensuring that all of your appliances are always on the lowest heat setting. Your hair will thank you later. 

Heat protection

One of the best arguments we’ve come across for the use of a heat protectant is that it’s the equivalent of making sure you apply sunscreen before leaving the house on a hot day. Simple, right? 

By applying a heat protectant ahead of your hair-styling routine, you’re actively taking steps to reduce your risk of heat damage. This is because the ingredients featured in these products slow down the rate at which your hair conducts heat. 

Remember, though, that these sprays and formulas can only do so much, so you still need to make sure that you’re limiting your usage of heat-based appliances as much as you can. 

Look after your hair 

It’s been suggested that heat damage is much more of a possibility should you fail to properly look after your hair on a day-to-day basis, and this is something that should go without saying.

The use of shampoos and conditioners that feature sulphates and parabens has been identified as a major factor in the development of dry, lacklustre-looking hair – a departure into brittleness that can only be exacerbated by the application of heat to already-damaged locks. 

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Avoid this by switching to hair-washing products that are free of these destructive ingredients. There are plenty of these out there. 

Go heat-free! 

By far and away the best method of beating heat damage is to swear off heating appliances altogether. Sound like too much to handle? It really isn’t. 

Though they may be more time-consuming (you have time, there’s a lockdown on!), you could use more “primitive” tools such as curlers and rollers to help you achieve your hair goals, not to mention the plethora of styles that can be put together with minimal accessories: braids and updos, anyone?  

It should also be obvious by now that our extensive range of hair extensions can also provide a great alternative to heat-styled hair. These are made from 100% human hair and can be added and removed in an instant, giving you the chance to embrace a new style at will! 

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

 

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Looks

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and, if you’re anything like us, your hair has been in the same style for the past 12 months and you haven’t given it a second thought. Well, forget lockdown and forget having the same old style! Why not bring these amazing hairstyles to life this Valentine’s?!

Valentine's day

French Braid Crown

Construct a beautiful, angelic look by incorporating two french braids on either side of your head to create a crown that can go around to the opposite sides. Having two braids will also ensure your hair looks thicker and fuller – for extra volume, you can try our very own Flip-In Extensions. Use accessories with pearl or diamonte details to liven up the look!  

 

Floral-Inspired Ponytail

You know those flowers that you’re definitely going to be receiving on V-Day, how cool would it be if your hair matched them?! Use Flip-In Flash (try the red to match the theme of the day) to add wefts to your hair and strategically place braids and twists to create a rustic rosette at the top of your ponytail.

Valentine's day

Effortless Waves

Do you have shorter hair and would prefer not to add length or volume? The effortless beach wave look is perfect for you, and using a large-barrelled curling wand will enable you to achieve a stunning look with very little effort for your valentine. Remember, hairspray and a wide-toothed comb are your best friend when it comes to curls! 

If you’d like to add length and fancy something different, try out our easy-to-fit Flip-In Extensions! 

Valentine's day

Topknot 

You know what a half-up half-down looks like, you know what a topknot looks like – now put them together and create a bewitchingly bodacious hairstyle for your significant other! Add in two face-framing front pieces and you have yourself the perfect attention-grabbing look! 

 

Curly Updo 

Using a thin comb, slick your hair back into a ponytail. Remember to deploy the hairspray and gel to ensure it’s sleek and secure, using a cute scrunchie, simple hairband or hair grips to create some loops, add volume and secure the updo. 

We hope you find the perfect style for your hair this Valentine’s and slay all day! 

For more information on our products call us on +44 (0)1926 659500, email us at admin@flipinhair.com or visit our website

 

 

 

winter damage hair

How To Avoid Winter Hair Damage

Even though 2021 started in a less than conventional manner, we guarantee that one thing has remained constant as of late: winter hair damage.

And whether this has taken on the form of split ends, dry patches or brittleness, we know that combatting this unfortunate seasonal side effect can seem like a never-ending struggle.

But, before you declare all-out war on your winter-damaged hair, you’re in luck.

Keep reading to find out how best to deal with this common concern and keep your cool ahead of that next big date night or job interview – even if these end up unfolding over Zoom!

Switch off the straighteners (and those other appliances!)

Although heat-styling is an important part of many a morning hair routine, why waste precious minutes using straighteners, curling irons and hair dryers when you’re only going to be sitting in your pyjamas all day anyway?

As such appliances can contribute to damaged hair and dry out the scalp, it’s best to leave these tasks for those special occasions, such as making that all-important trip to the shops. We’d also advise that you let your hair dry of its own accord where possible too, as this is the most effective way of protecting it from heat-induced dryness.

Extra tip: Opt for a style that requires zero input from heat-styling tools. Ponytails, buns and braids are but a few workable examples. Here are some more.

Use key products

Hair of any type, be it curly, coiled, natural or something else entirely, is equally in danger of suffering from winter damage.

Therefore one of the easiest ways to restore some moisture to your recently famished locks is to use an oil-based moisturiser at regular intervals throughout the day. This should be applied in partnership with your go-to shampoo and conditioner for best results.

If “hat hair” has become a bit of a problem, many experts suggest using an oil-based moisturiser on your hair just before you wrap up to brave the great outdoors. Another good tip is to carry a leave-in conditioner with you at all times as this will help to smooth out any static or kinks when you reach your destination.

Take control of your shower routine

Tempting though it may be to up the temperature of your shower, this can spell bad news for your hair. Washing your hair in water that is too hot can lead to breakages and further damage, whilst also stripping it of moisture. This can be avoided by showering in lukewarm water and limiting your time in the cubicle to no more than 10 minutes.

Whilst we’re on the subject of hair washing, it might also be a good idea to switch up your shampoo. And this is particularly important if your scalp has become itchier over winter. Swap your regular shampoo for one with a more gentle formula – this will help to combat a dry, flaky scalp and soothe any discomfort you may be experiencing as a result.

Try Flip-In Hair

If you’re looking to try something new this lockdown, then why not explore Flip-In Hair’s fabulous range of hair extensions? These come in a wide variety of colours, lengths and styles, which means that you’re guaranteed to find something to suit you.

As these extensions are made from 100% human hair, they can be washed, styled and cared for just like your natural hair. The only difference is they can be removed before making the trip outside – the perfect way to avoid winter hair damage!

To find out more, visit our website today or call us on 01926 659 500.

Hair Extensions For Your New Year’s Resolutions!

OK, let’s be honest, 2021 hasn’t gotten off to the best start. With the country plunged into lockdown 3.0 at the beginning of the month, it’s tempting to expect many challenges over the next few months, which is why we’re proud to announce that we’ll still be continuing to post our world-famous hair extensions out to every corner of the globe despite the heightened restrictions.

This brings us neatly around to New Year’s resolutions. Although the beginning of the year might have done much to interfere with your intended lifestyle changes, we’ve made it our mission to supply you with wired hair extensions for every conceivable goal – whether you’re looking to beat the bulge, grow in confidence or secure that all-important promotion!

Work out with our hair extensions!

Gyms may be closed, but you can bet there’ll be no shortage of online exercise classes to see you through the next few months. Fortunately, our hair extensions are durable enough to survive the most intense of workouts and will stay in place no matter what form of exercise or keep-fit session you choose to indulge in to move towards your weight loss goals. Now there’s an accessory you can rely on!

Secure that promotion

Although many of you will be working from home, that doesn’t mean that a promotion is beyond the realms of possibility. As times are hard, employers will value your commitment and hard work more than they ever have before and this could well be due cause for you to receive an increase in your job responsibilities – and your pay packet! Seal the deal by wearing one of our hair extensions for every Zoom call you attend. This will help you to look the part and maintain your professionalism at all times, even if your bottom half hasn’t quite made it out of your loungewear!

Why choose Flip-In Hair?

Our wired hair extensions feature no clips, no glue and no weaving, which means that they can be fitted in less than a minute and removed in an instant. Visit our website today to browse our extensive product range and be sure to check out our Colour Match to find the right colour or shade for your hair.

For anything else, please call us on 01926 659 500.

Black Friday: Flip-In Hair Fantastic Offers

It’s November so you know what that means… Black Friday is right around the corner! Falling on the last Friday of the month, this holiday provides shopaholics with one of the most exciting days of the year!

From sales to the adrenaline rush of running from shop to shop, Black Friday has become a November tradition for many people across the UK. Unfortunately, the physical side of Black Friday will have to be skipped this year, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t still grab yourself a cheeky deal this November.

Here at Flip-In Hair, we know it has been a challenging year for you all – so we thought why wait until Black Friday to give you the offers you love? Starting from now, you can get 30% off all of our products until Christmas Day – all you need is a little code that you can find at the end of this blog!

Fantastic Price, Fantastic Hair

As much as we hate to say it, it seems unlikely that you’ll be able to go on any nights out or attend any swanky parties anytime soon, so why not put all those saved pennies to good use and treat yourself this lockdown?!

At Flip-In, we have a wide range of hair extensions that can give you a look that you love, without any of the hassle or damage that usually comes with hair extensions. All of our hair extensions are made from 100% human hair and feature NO CLIPS, NO GLUE and NO WEAVING – meaning you can add instant length to your hair whenever you need it most.

If you want big bouncy curls that are full of volume, or a sleek stylish finish, then Flip-In is the way to go. We guarantee that our products are the perfect way to surprise your peers with a luscious new look post-lockdown. So whether you are buying a Flip-In product for yourself, a friend or a loved one, we guarantee our hair extensions will have you feeling fabulous!

Flip-In Hair Offers

If you want to wear your hair up, or would simply like an extra option when styling your hair, then you should try using the Flip-In Ponytail. All you need to do is wrap this around your own hair to get extra length or colour options on the go, and better yet, when you buy any original hair extension you can get a Ponytail for free. Want a 12” extension? Then you’ll get a 12” Ponytail! Keep your eyes peeled for our special code!

We are also offering a Black Friday deal like no other – get 30% off everything in our store, starting now and lasting until the 25th of December. The only thing you need is our secret code, offer30, and you are good to go and start your journey towards your dream hair!

For more information or to grab yourself a steal, either visit us at Flip-In Hair or call us on 01926 659 500 to speak to an advisor today.