Styling Your Hair Extensions (Johannesburg) – The Guide:

 

You are just about ready to walk out of the salon after your appointment, where you had your flawless hair extensions (Johannesburg) installed. You are so in love with them but you still stop to remind yourself to take one last look in the mirror at the beautiful curls you have. You let out a sigh and wish you could style your extensions the same way…

 

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We have all felt this way at some point, but the good news is, we have some top tips for styling your extensions so you don’t have to feel this way again!

 

Styling your hair extensions (Johannesburg) for the first time is always a bit of a daunting task, even more so if you have gone from short hair to long hair. But there is no need to worry! Following these helpful tips will have you drying, curling or straightening your hair extensions (Johannesburg) like a pro in no time! It just takes practice and patience ladies.

 

ProTip – Make sure you have the correct care products for your extensions. Ask your stylist what shampoo and conditioner they would recommend specifically for your hair extensions (Johannesburg). Not all hair types are the same, so make sure you stick with what’s been recommended for you.

 

Hair Extensions (Johannesburg) Drying:

 

Always dry your hair extensions (Johannesburg) properly, especially the bonds. Drying your hair properly helps your natural hair to intertwine with the extensions which will create a very natural look. It always seems like a lot of effort, but trust me, it will be worth it in the end. It will prolong the life of your hair extensions (Johannesburg) as well as help keep them in and in top condition in the end.

 

ProTip – Be sure to have the correct styling tools to create the look you want. You’ll need a detangling brush to help you gently brush your hair and a round ceramic brush to blowdry your hair with.

 

ProTip – It will be a good idea to invest in a really good hair straightener or curling tong. We would recommend Veaudry or GHD. Although they may seem to be a little bit pricey, they are of top quality which will give you the best results when styling. One of the best things about these two brands is that they are multi-functional and can be used to create a variety of waves and curls.

 

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Be cautious to not use heat to style your extensions too frequently, as they can damage your natural hair and your extensions. Always remember to protect your extensions with a top quality heat protection spray and moisturizing oil or spray. This will keep your hair extensions looking and feeling smooth and shiny.

 

ProTip – Styling and playing around with hair extensions (Johannesburg) is so much fun! There is no need to rush through it, and make sure to practice the styles you love the most so you can master them! You have invested in something very special, let the world see just how special it is with these perfect styling techniques.

 

 

Quick look at pros and cons of Hair Extensions (Johannesburg)Methods

 

There are so many different methods of hair extensions nowadays that it can become confusing when deciding on which method to go for.

In this blog we will discuss the pros and the cons of two of our approved methods.

 

Tape Extensions – Our number one favorite method of extensions. They are rated the safest and fastest method of hair extensions (Johannesburg). One “strand” of the tape hair extensions (Johannesburg) is placed under a thin section of your own hair with the sticky side of the tape facing upwards underneath your section of hair.

This thin section of hair is brought down over the sticky side.

Next another “strand” of the tape hair extensions (Johannesburg) is placed on top of the first piece with  it’s sticky side facing down.

The two strands are squeezed together to form a “sandwich” of two tapes facing each other with a thin section of your hair in between the tape hair extensions (Johannesburg).

 

Pros

Easy to install/apply

The time it takes to install tape –in extensions is allot less compared to other methods. For a full head of tape extensions, it will take about 30-45 min unlike micro rings that take about 2-4 hours to install.

Less Harm/Damage

If you’re worried about hair loss/damage thinking that hair extensions (Johannesburg)can take a lot of toll on your real hair, then tape extensions are your best bet. They are not heavy and, as such, do little to no damage to your scalp and hair. They are installed on a larger section of hair which compared to micro rings are installed on a few strands of hair.  They are also very easy to install, with no tension on your scalp.

 

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Blends in naturally with your hair

Tape-in hair extensions (Johannesburg) are made with 100% natural hair so you do not need to worry about people noticing them. They also will not be noticed as the tape extensions lay flat against your scalp and are the same color as your hair. The tape extensions also have a more solid natural look.

Hair Extensions (Johannesburg) life time

Maintenance is due every 6- 8 weeks and the hair can be reused 4 times thereafter.

Hair Extensions (Johannesburg) Cons

Requires patience due to some restrictions

You will not be able to wash your hair 24hours after installation, as the tape has not properly bonded by then. You are only able to use a sulphate free shampoo and must be free of any oils. When styling your hair, you need to avoid any oils touching your bonds. Oils can cause the extensions to fall out.

Micro ring extensions: These hair extensions (Johannesburg) are quick and easy to apply. Strand by strand, a micro loop extension is applied to a similar sized piece of your own hair around 1cm away from the scalp. Tiny, silicone lined aluminum rings hold the extensions securely in place, without the need for any harsh glues or heat.

Hair Extensions (Johannesburg) Pros 

No heat is required 

Micro ring hair extensions (Johannesburg) come in the form of small bundles of hair that are looped through small sections of your natural hair in a small v section. The extension is then secured by a metal bead clamped around it with the help of a pair of pliers, no heat is required.

 

Long lifespan

Maintenance is due every 8-10 weeks and the hair can last you up to 1 year if looked after.

 

Washing of extensions

Micro rings are easy to wash and tie up easy, if installed correctly.

 

Styling

Micro rings are great for clients with short hair as the bonds are easy to hide.

Cons

Damage

If not installed correctly micro rings can pull out your hair causing small bald spots. They can cause allot of discomforted and tension on your scalp. The clamping down of the extensions with the pliers can cause your natural hair to break.

Removal of extensions.

Often micro ring clients have knotting between the scalp and the extensions after 8 weeks, which will lead to allot of brushing and pulling on the natural hair. If the extensions are not maintained correctly this can be a big problem as some of the knots might need to be cut out.

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Look of extensions

Micro ring extensions come in single strands and have a tendency to look stringy.

 

 

 

Hair Extensions (Johannesburg) Guide: Weddings:

 

Why you should consider hair extensions for your wedding day?

 

Whether you are looking to add length, luscious volume or something extra to help hold a curl, there are hair extensions for every bride.

Have you ever been for a consultation or a hair trial and walked out feeling unsatisfied and unhappy with your style due to having either to short hair, not enough hair or even to straight hair?

Well this is where hair extension will come in handy to help you achieve your perfect wedding hair. There are lots of different methods of hair extensions to consider when installing extensions for your big day.

The first and best method would be your TAPE- IN extensions.  Here are all your options…

 

Tape in hair extensions (Johannesburg)

A small section of your hair gets sandwiched between two small pieces of extensions. The tape measures to be 3 cm in width and about 1 cm in length. These extensions are extremely comfortable, easy to hind and the lest demanding to your own hair.

 

Whether you want your hair up in a beautiful elegant up style or wanting to have the perfect beach wave curl, tape extensions will help you achieve these looks.

 

Tape extensions will give you extra length, luscious volume and the perfect beach wave curl that every girl dream of having. The bonus that comes with having tape in extensions on your wedding day is that when you leave for your honeymoon the next day, you will have the most beautiful hair. You can swim with your extensions and not have to worry about taking them out.

 

Hairtalk Hairwear

Female balding has become a big problem in the world today. There are many different reasons why woman are going bald today. Hair Extension Experts has the perfect solution. Hairtalk hairwear has toppers that are places onto of the head to cover the areas of balding..

 

The top attachment is placed on the client’s head. Clips are used to secure it before installation begins. The patented tape openings are exposed. Using a crochet needle, a section of your own hair is gathered through the tape opening. The tapes stickers are then peeled open and stuck together, becoming invisible. Additional reinforcement is done using micro rings.

 

The bonus with the toppers is that they add volume. If you have a short hair style and would like a long style you can use the toppers with extensions to create the perfect style.

 

Clip in hair extensions (Johannesburg) – Small bundles of hair are attached to small clips that can be temporarily attached near the scalp.

This method of hair extensions (Johannesburg) is more for someone who really is just looking to have longer, thicker hair for one day. Clip in hair extensions are wonderful if you are going to have your hair down and curled.

 

I would not recommend clip in extensions if you are wanting an up style. The clips can be bulky and hard to hind.

 

What to look out for when investing in a set of hair extensions (Johannesburg):

When it comes to investing in a set of  hair extensions (Johannesburg) it is very important that you do your research beforehand, to make sure you get your perfect hair for your big day.

 

You need to make sure that you go to a professional hair stylist that specialist in hair extensions (Johannesburg). The specialist should then do your color match and styling for you.

 

You need to make sure that the hair that you are buying is 100% human Indian hair extensions (Johannesburg). There are allot of suppliers out there selling extensions for cheap, but the hair is of a bad quality and not 100% human hair. If the hair is not 100% then it will be synthetic and burn when heat is applied.