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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.

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.

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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! 

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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!