Want perfect hair for longer? Here’s 4 steps to fabulous…
We have all experienced the pain of perfecting your hair to a red carpet worthy style only to find it fall flat as you step out of the door. No matter what type of curl you’re going for, following our 4 steps to success below will ensure those beautiful curls last all day long!
Keep your cool
Hair state. If you don’t change it- it will not work! Whether that’s from wet to dry or hot to cold your hair needs to change it’s state if it’s not naturally curled to perfection. Whilst wet to dry curling is far more kind to your hair, it’s very time consuming and if not perfected, can also provide some overly dramatic results- which you end up correcting with heat anyway! All you need to do is make sure when you’ve curled a section of hair with a roller or with tools you let it cool. The heat transferred to that hair section from the styling is what will cause the strand to change shape. Letting the hair cool whilst remaining in this shape will help your hair to set in place, staying much curlier for longer. Simply hold the coiled/curled hair in place and pin to the roller or head using grips and pins. Once your hair is fulled cooled you can release those beautiful curls!
Product? What product?
Your curls need some help along the way, so lend them a helping hand by applying some of the right products. Remember when using any heat tools it’s so important to use a good heat protector- especially on hair extensions and wigs! They don’t receive the daily dose of essential oils from the scalp like your natural hair so they need all the protection from the damage they can get! After a good spritz of heat protection, a light mousse when wet or a light spray of hair spray will help to hold for longer. The rule is the straighter your hair pre curling – the stronger hold you will need from your product.
The right tools for the job
The higher the quality the better the curl. Good quality tongs and rollers will not only last for a long time but will ensure your curls do too. Buy cheap – Buy twice, thrice etc etc. Investing in a good quality tool will ensure the damage to your hair when styling is lessened by curling quicker and more effectively. You will quickly realise even the straightest hair beauties can achieve that full bouncy style. The size of the barrel is also key to achieving those bouncy, beautiful curls. Some people opt for the largest barrel or roller in an attempt to acheive super model curls but this look is best achieved with a 1” – 1.5” barrel, cooling the curls and then brushing out- TA DA!
Condition is key
Even the best tools and prep won’t be able to stand against damaged hair. If you’re still finding it difficult to curl and you’ve followed all the steps- your hair needs some TLC. Ensure your ends are trimmed and tidy, free of those troublesome split ends. Applying heat in it’s current fragile state won’t help the matter, it will worsen it. Ensure you hair isn’t too heavy with regular trims and thinning and make sure behind the scenes you are giving it the love it deserves! That way when you’ve brought it back to life the curls will last all day!
Matted, Tangled, Super dry Hair? Bring your hair back to life with these 3 easy steps!
Have your bundles lost their life and lustre? Is your hair feeling lifeless and dull? Then it’s time to follow our PremiHair 3 easy steps to revive those tired locks to their former glory!
We know the hair game can be costly and sometimes you just want to get some extra life out of your old bundles before new hair day right? Unfortunately after a while all virgin hair needs a little TLC to bounce back because lets be honest when you’ve invested in our quality virgin remy hair you want to get the most out of your bundles.
Our 3 step guide to reviving your tresses will leave you feeling like new hair day part 2 has arrived, keep reading to find out more!
A crucial first step to reviving your hair, now you might be faced with a big bundle of weave an want to attack it from all angles with force- DON’T! This hair is in a vulnerable state and needs your careful attention and patience at this stage. Using a wide toothed and or a tangle teaser , gently start working through each piece of hair from root to tip. You can even add some conditioner or a Extra Virgin olive oil and luke warm water mix to help create that lubrication you need to slide through the hair when combing out. Be patient with larger knots and use your fingers to try to remove the severe tangles before attempting to brush or comb. Continue throughout your bundles until all hair is tangle free and move onto the clarifying rise!
ACV and Rinse
Apple Cider Vinegar. Your saviour for removing weeks/months of build up you had no idea about. Build up is one of the most common causes of matting , tangling and breakage so this stage is key to reviving those bundles! Soak your bundles in a diluted mix of apple cider vinegar and water, this will work as a deep clarifying agent removing build up. If your bundles are still installed, add the Apple Cider Vinegar mix to a spray bottle and apply liberally to your head and leave to sit for as long as as you can- we recommend 45 mins to 1hour!
Now it’s time to rinse that from your hair, using a clarifying shampoo that will also aid in the removal of any build up remaining. There are a variety of great inexpensive high street brands to choose from, so pick your favourite and apply. Be sure to be as gently as you were at the de-tangling stage, you hair is even more vulnerable when when , which means any vigorous scrubbing will lead to more tangles and breakage. As you rinse you will see dark colour running from the hair, this is all the build up leaving your locks and a sign of success! lather rinse and repeat until the water runs clear from your hair.
This next step can be skipped if you are happy with your hairs condition but for those seriously tired bundles we recommend using a silicon mix to revive your hair even more. After washing the hair as above, towel dry and massage in this wonder product. Leave on from 2 to 3 minutes depending on the conditions of the hair. Rinse out fully. TA DA! Thank us later.
Now your bundles are squeaky clean but lacking some serious moisture after all that cleansing! Another crucial and essential step to bringing the life back to your hair; Deep conditioning- never skip this step! Applying a deep conditioning treatment opens up the cuticles and penetrates deep into the hair strands to bring back that supple, soft , bouncy hair from way back when! We recommend any moisture based conditioning treatment like the high street ones below. In small sections , ensure that the hair is saturated with the conditioner and use a wide tooth comb to distribute the product from root to tip. Let your hair sit with this treatment for at least 30 mins. For an additional burst of conditioning power , if your hair is not installed , leave over night in a plastic bag or place in a plastic bag and pop in the microwave for 45 seconds – 1 minute. DO NOT follow this step if you have attached clips to your hair.
Once this final step is complete, rinse thoroughly and let your hair air dry. You wonderful weave will be soft and manageable ready for styling or to be re fitted. If you are installing this hair, seal the wefts with liquid gold to avoid any shedding due to weakened tracks and always use heat protection when using hot tools!
Extensions: 5 Reasons You Just Have To Have Them!
Are you considering buying hair extensions, but not sure if it’s worth taking the plunge? We’re here to help make you make that decision.
In this blog post, we’ll highlight 5 of the best reasons to wear hair extensions and why you just have to have them!
1. Rapunzel Length
So you’ve been caring for your hair for 3 years like a child, nursing it back to health after the damaging years or after that time you fancied getting a pixie cut for a change. Yet despite you efforts it still wont grow past your shoulders- annoying right? We totally understand the frustration of having hair that just won’t seem to grow past a certain length, no matter how patient, gentle, and caring you are to it. If this sounds like an issue you’re experiencing, then hair extensions may be the perfect solution. Our large range mean you can have super straight and thick or long light and bouncy in no time at all!
2. The colour you’ve always dreamed of
Have you ever wanted to experiment with different colours in your hair, but you’re worried it may look bad? Or you’re afraid it will cause damage to your hair? Or did you once attempt to create the perfect ombre at home but it unfortunately didn’t turn out like your Pinterest board? These are all fair and reasonable thoughts. Hair extensions, however, make this process simple and easy for you – you can play around with different colours, finally try out the ombre trend, or add in those highlights/low lights you’ve been itching towards. All that without having to worry about the long-term commitment, and without causing any damage to your hair. The beauty of hair extensions? If you don’t like the results, you can simply take them out of your hair. No worries!
3. Goodbye hair loss
If you suffer from hair loss or thinning hair, we understand it can be a hit to your confidence.Our hair extensions can bring back that length an volume you’ve always dreamed of and because we sell them in 100g bundles you can choose how much hair you want to add! Our premium closures can also be used for thinning hair on the crown/ hair line areas. Get back to the confident you!
4. The styles are endless
Hair extensions instantly make any hair style more beautiful and interesting. With the additional length, volume, and even pop of colour to your hair, you can easily make any simple braid, bun, or ponytail more voluminous and intricate. You can experiment with colour blends to make that fishtail pop or try out amazing dip dye range for spectacular style possibilities.
5. Easy Peasy
Let’s be honest – we’ve all been in that situation where you’re trying to decide whether it’s worth waking up early to put that extra effort into making sure your natural hair behaves itself for the day. With our various hair extension textures the The awesome thing is it takes literally no time at all to create the perfect style, just wake up, brush out and go!
Above all else, the best thing about hair extensions is that you get the best of both worlds – who doesn’t love having the option between long and short hair?
A Guide to Finding Your Perfect Hair Texture
So we all know the main questions you ask yourself when you are thinking about purchasing hair extensions is the the length and the colour but hair texture is also extremely important because it the perfect texture is key for the right look or the right blend with your natural hair. This guide can help you find the hair that match your natural texture exactly or that will give you that perfect look. From straight hair to body wave, loose wave, deep wave, deep curls and kinky curls. So take a look at these different textures you can choose from and get inspired for your new look.
Straight is the most simple hair texture; it’s classic and usually looks great on everyone. It’s very easy to style, maintain, and take care of. The best thing is that you can change hairstyles easily and play around with it to get new looks on a daily basis. A lot of people with naturally curly hair want to have straight hair because curls are often hard to style. The great thing about straight hair is that all of our extensions are 100% Virgin Remy Human Hair which means even on days when you don’t fancy wearing your hair straight you can curl, crimp or wave!
When talking about curly hair, a lot of people are not aware that there are many different types of curly hair with very subtle but important differences. So if you are trying to match your curly texture or you simply want a particular bounce to your curl keep reading for the whats what of the curly texture world.
Natural wave is a loose type of off straight wave texture that mimic that of naturally wavy hair. It looks very natural and it flows nicely. It’s not completely straight but it’s also not too curly. It’s a great option if you want to add some volume to your straight hair or if you have a natural wave to your hair you need to mimic. Natural wave is very similar to straight hair that has been left in a braid overnight.
Body wave is the ultimate glamour curl. The type of curl that looks very natural and it flows nicely. It’s a great option for that celebrity inspired barrel curl bounce. You can also liven up your natural wavy hair with body wave extensions that are long-lasting and add a real boost to your hair’s volume.
This hair texture flows is smooth deep waves, but they are much deeper than body wave and that results in tighter curls. Deep wave is a great texture that looks really luxurious and boosts the body of your hair. For natural curls deep wave extensions can really make a difference and add some great length and body to your existing curls.
The bohemian curls are a lot tighter than a deep wave and they have a really full natural look. They add a lot of body to your hair and create a tight curly look that is beautiful. If you have naturally curly hair but lack length and thickness, or if your curls are damaged and hard to style, add bohemian curl extensions. Bohemian curls are easier to maintain than kinky curls as they don;t have the kink which causes weakness of the hair strand. Add bohemian curls to your natural look and your hair will look healthier, fuller, richer, and you will be able to style it more easily.
Kinky curly hair is a type of curly hair that also has a torsion twist and the hair basically turns around itself and also has a zig-zag pattern. Kinky curly nair most similarly matches that of afro hair, with its tight curls and texture. So if your hair is naturally kinky curly; it can give it that boost and a healthier look. Despite looking very strong, kinky curly hair is actually pretty fragile and often dry and requires a lot of maintenance and special care. Large toothed combs and separating the curls with fingers is advised when wearing kinky curly extensions. The end result is beautiful , which is why kinky curly hair extensions are so popular!
Looking after your human hair wigs and extensions can be a daunting task as lace wigs and hairpieces are an expensive investment. To ensure that they last long, you must ensure that you give them the necessary care. Remy hair has undergone processing to achieve particular textures and colours, so it’s important to care correctly for your wig or hairpiece. As a human hair product both wigs and extensions still need to be treated as if they were your own hair with some extra care and attention.
Below are a few tips and tricks on how to properly care for your lace wigs and extensions, we’ve got you covered #bestie !
Knowing how to correctly care for your hair in terms of washing is essential for ensuring longevity of the hair. The right techniques can ensure that you are getting the absolute best out of your hair!
Step 1. DETANGLE – This is probably THE most important step to ensure minimal breakage and shedding due to tangling during the washing process. Remove all tangles from end to roots, this can be done with fingers for light tangles or with a soft brush or comb. Start at the bottom to ensure you are not putting too much stress on the hair. If this step is ignored it can prove impossible to brush the hair later and could cause serious pulling/snapping damage.
We recommend a tangle teaser for ensuring your hair is at its best before washing. These are also handy to keep with you on the go to tame any wild hair during the day! Get yours here
Step 2. SHAMPOO– Fill your sink/basin or bowl with lukewarm water, never hot! The heat is extra stress on your hair and can cause hair textures and colours to loosen or fade. Add your chosen shampoo to the water and lather to a bubbly consistency. Immerse the hair or wig into the water and DO NOT rub , simply let the water and shampoo cover the hair as if you were soaking a delicate fabric. Leave the hair or wig to soak in the shampoo for 5 minutes before rinsing. This will loosen any stubborn build up on the hair, repeat this step if when rinsed you feel their is still some debris build up remaining.
We recommend the amazing clarifying shampoo from Moroccan oil, Clarifying shampoo is highly recommended because it helps with frizz, shine and tangles:
Step 3. RINSE & CONDITION– This step requires a jug, simply rinse the hair using cold water from root to tip. It is VERY important that you always rinse the shampoo off with the flow of the water following that of the hair fibre- root to tip! Again, NEVER use hot water as this will loosen the texture of your hair and or fade the colour. Apply your chosen conditioner in the direction of the hair fibre and let the hair sit for a further 5-10 minutes. Repeat the rinsing process until all product has left the hair.
Why not try the specialised Balmain conditioner especially for human hair wigs and extensions:
Step 4. ALWAYS AIR DRY– After rinsing the hair, or wig should be placed flat on a towel and the excess water should be dabbed away. Once dabbed dry, any conditioning/oil sprays can be applied with a light spray motion over the hair, this will ensure any oils lost during washing are replenished. Never allow hair or fibre to become dry and brittle, as this will cause breakage but be careful not to overload the hair to prevent product build up.
We recommend any argan/ coconut or macadamia oil sprays, a particular favourite of ours is
Finally, leave the hair to completely air dry either lying flat on the towel or resting on a wig stand, never blow dry lace wigs after being washed and rather allow to dry naturally. This will cause drying of the wig, and that may lead to increased breakage.
Turn down the heat
Just like the hair attached to your head, the exposure of hair of wigs and extensions to direct heat should be minimalised. The heat damages the hair ends and this may lead to the drying out of your cuticles. Remember this hair isn’t receiving any of the natural oils that yout natural hair would so it is much more susceptible to damage!
Due to this, it’s better to refrain or minimalise from using heat styling tools and if you can try not to use hair dryers at all! However if you feel that you simply couldn’t get by without the use of a few heated rollers, using the straighteners or curling wand then using a thermal protection spray or serum will help reduce any heat damage to the hair.
A great high street one from tresemme can be found here:
Gently does it
Wigs and hair extensions need some extra care when it comes to brushing and taming!
Kinky curl textures are the only texture we recommend you detangle with your fingers and with a light shake, as any brushing can damage and frizz the texture.
Most other textures in both wigs and hair extensions need to be combed out generally just the way you do to your natural hair. When combing the hair you should be extra cautious, although the hair is generally secured in the base of the wig or weft of the extension, you should be cautious because sudden force may dislocate or loosen it from the base.
To prevent this, ensure that you begin brushing the hair to the top from the ends, while ensuring that you don’t get too close to lace base.
As mentioned we can’t recommend the Tangle teezer enough! You can even grab a pocket travel size for popping in your bag when you are on the go to tame those tresses during the day! Keeping the hair cuticle in a sleek smooth condition will help reduce any tangles that can cause breakage and shedding later on!
Find both brushes here: