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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.

 

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.

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.

 

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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.

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

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

 

 

 

The January Blues

Beat The January Blues

New Year’s resolutions? We don’t know her… It’s 2021, Dry January is already a distant memory and, with a constant cycle of lockdowns, who can blame us?!

Beat The January Blues With:

Flip-In Flash

Look, cut yourself some slack, we don’t need big and unattainable goals to make our year harder. If you can’t beat the January Blues, why not give yourself a blue look to match using our Flip-In Hair Flash? How about getting yourself ready to be pretty in pink for Valentine’s Day? You’ll have your significant other swooning! With the majority of us working from home now is the time to get creative! Live out your most extravagant colour dreams this lockdown.

Flip-In Ponytail

Forget losing weight, make some easy (and cute) changes without the hassle, using the Flip-In Hair Ponytail to effortlessly add length and drama to your day. A high pony is timeless, and can make you look and feel your best from the comfort of your own home! Maybe you want some extra volume in a bun – use our ponytail piece to add just that!

The January Blues

Flip-In Original

Use our classic Flip-In Hair Extensions to get the hair you’ve always desired. Available in three different lengths (12″/30cm, 16″/40cm and 20″/50cm), you have a choice of how dramatic you’d like your new January hair to be! Our extensions are made from 100% human hair which means you can wash, colour or style them however you do with your natural hair!

The January Blues

Colour Match

Use our Colour Match service to find the perfect fit for you, it’s as straightforward as heading over to our Colour Match page and simply looking for your hair colour. With our huge variety, we’re sure you’ll find a befitting match.

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If the products mentioned in this article caught your attention or if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on +44(0)1926 659 500 or email us at admin@flipinhair.com.

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.

Give Flip-In Hair As A Gift This Christmas!

Flip-In Hair offers temporary, damage-free wired hair extensions that add luxurious length and vivacious volume to your existing hair in less than a minute! With our innovative layering and fitting techniques, all of our products have been designed with your comfort in mind.

Here at Flip-In, we understand it’s been a difficult year filled with uncertainty and with Christmas around the corner it seems the stress isn’t easing for any of us.

Yet, as the festive season approaches, it’s time to get those gifts ordered and ready for those you care about most. We know that choosing a gift for your loved ones can be tricky, which is why we’re offering 30% off absolutely everything, from Flip-In Flash to Flip-In Lite! Find our unique discount code at the end of this blog for 30% off your purchase and any purchase made up until 25th December.

We understand the holiday season can be an extremely expensive and stressful time of year, so we wanted to gift not only the recipient of our products but also the person purchasing our extensions!

Extensions for Everyday

We have an extensive range of products, so it won’t be hard to find that special someone a gift that’s perfectly suited to them. Give them a look they’re going to love by opting for our quick and easy ponytail extension – this will help to achieve that Ariana Grande-esque Hollywood look.

Or perhaps they’d appreciate a sleek Flip-In original in the form of a classic halo extension! This is a simple solution for anyone looking to add extra length or volume to their existing hair.

Get creative with Flip-In Hair Flash, and choose one of our adventurous colours to add a pop to your giftee’s hair! With so many exciting colours such as a glamorous green, radiant red, bashful blue and many more, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice!

Why Choose Flip-In?

Our innovative, easy-to-fit extensions require no clips, glue or weaving! Using halo extensions means that our hair takes less than a minute to fit and even less time to remove! Our products are available in an array of colours and lengths, so we have everything you need to give Flip-In Hair as a gift this Christmas.

By using our Colour Match, it couldn’t be easier to find the correct shade of extension for your lucky recipient! Simply go to our website and find the Colour Match page to see just how many shades we have to offer!

Happy Holidays!

Christmas is the perfect time to give someone you love a striking new look. And even though we may not be able to celebrate quite how we normally would, that still doesn’t mean we can’t look good!

To get your hands on that amazing 30% discount, simply enter the code OFFER30 at the checkout to apply it to your basket.

For more information on our products call us on 01926 659 500 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!