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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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.

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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

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

 

 

 

Prepare Your Hair for a Scare

Halloween is just around the corner, and despite the latest news regarding lockdown, countless people across the country will still be looking for ways to thrill this holiday. Halloween is a celebration that appeals to almost everyone, as regardless of your gender, age, shape or size, there is always an outfit for you – and let’s face it, it’s a great excuse for most of us to dig out our much-loved fancy dress and have some fun! 

Everyone has their go-to fancy dress outfit, whether it be a theme, character or person that they want to dress up as – however, no fancy dress costume is complete without the matching hair. For most of us, going to a salon is a lot of hassle and can be an expensive process, especially if you are only wanting to rock your look for a single night (as we imagine you are!) 

Flip-In Hair Extensions are the temporary look that you never knew you wanted until now. With these fantastic products, you can transform your image in no time at all and our entire catalogue of extensions can be removed in seconds. Don’t battle with your hair this Halloween, choose Flip-In and get down to some serious trick or treating! 

Why Choose Flip-In?

Flip-In Hair Extensions are innovative extensions that require no glue, no clips and no weaving. They take less than a minute to fit and mere seconds to remove. Available in 30, 40 and 50cm lengths – and over 30 colours – they will provide you with all the tools you need to take your hair from cool to ghoul this Halloween. 

For celebrations like Halloween, you’ll want instant styles that can be put on as quickly as they can be removed. You can easily fit any of our hair extensions in the comfort of your own home, change your style on the go if you see fit and get extensions for every occasion! Say goodbye to the expensive salon trips and the cost of maintaining your normal look, and say hello to Flip-In Hair!

Extensions for Every Look

Halloween is your chance to try something new, fun and scary with your hair… if you dare! Flip-In Flash is perfect if you are looking to add a bit of colour to your Halloween outfit, or want to impress a certain someone. Our Flash Extensions are only 12cm wide, so you can add a strip of colour to any part of your hair – whether you want blue, emerald, purple, yellow, pink or any of our other colours, we are here to help! 

You could use our Flash Extensions to channel your inner Billie Eilish and add some beautiful emerald green to your hair, or go for a more traditional look and style yourself after famous characters such as Cruella de Vil with her classic two-tone hairstyle or even Harley Quinn by adding some bold strips of blue and pink!  

Flip-In also offers a ponytail extension if you are looking to add some extra length and volume to your hair. Ponytails are a timeless look that have been worn by many a celebrity and fictional character. With Halloween fast approaching, you might want to try and ignite your inner Britney Spears or Ariana Grande, both of which have had extremely famous ponytails that are essential if you are trying to replicate their looks! 

A Halloween blog wouldn’t be complete without a Disney princess, and who better to style yourself after than Princess Jasmine? Her banded ponytail is extremely recognisable, and if you fancy a bit of a challenge, can make for a truly great Halloween look! 

Happy Halloween! 

Have a scare-filled and spooky Halloween from everyone at the Flip-In team! If you have any further questions then please do get in touch, or if you are thinking about trying some of our hair extensions then please contact us on +44(0)1926 659500 or email us at admin@flipinhair.com

Happy Halloween!

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!