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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!

 

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.

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!

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

 

Springtime Hairstyles

The best looks with our Flip-In Extensions this spring!

At Flip-In Hair, we love that spring is right around the corner! From the smell of freshly cut grass to the appearance of leaves and flowers, we can start to see the new season coming into the picture. 

The first signs of sun are also keeping us going through the cold and wet spells. To celebrate, we thought we’d take a look at some of our favourite springtime looks that you can achieve with all of our Flip-In Hair products. Many people think of spring as the time of year to do something new. With the end of Lent and spring cleaning giving us that feeling of starting again, why not try out a new hairstyle this spring?

Soft curls

Nothing says spring like soft curls! With a half-up, half-down look, you can emphasise the length and texture of your hair. You can style your Flip-In Hair products just like your natural hair, so why not try curling your hair for that gorgeous spring look? Try adding a french-plait in for a flower-like finish. 

The Flip-In 

We don’t just love this hairstyle because of its name! The Flip-In, recently sported by J-Lo herself, is an homage to the 60s. With our Flip-In Extensions, you can add the volume needed to pull off this go-go glamour look. By styling the ends of your hair inwards, you can get this J-Lo-worthy hairstyle with ease! 

Colour match

Maybe spring for you just means a colour change? Go lighter in time for summer! At Flip-In Hair, we have over 40 colours for you to choose from, so we can always get your colour perfect! Whether you’re changing your colour or just want to add a fun Flash of colour, Flip-In Hair can help you switch up your look for spring. 

Flip-In Products

Here at Flip-In Hair, we pride ourselves on producing damage-free extensions that you’ll love. With the ability to dye, style and cut them just like your own hair, take advantage of our worldwide shipping today! Visit our website to learn more about the incredible products we offer!