Care Tips for Tape Hair Extension

We recently got a text message from a client that read “I am giving my tape extensions so much TLC but they seem to all be sliding out”. After chatting with her, we discovered that she had been applying an oil based leave-in conditioner to her extensions often to keep them nice and lush. Our response was “you are doing it wrong”. While your extensions can benefit from a good leave-in conditioner, here are a few tips:

  • Ensure that you only apply leave in products to only the ends of your extensions.
  • Avoid applying the leave-in product daily, as the extensions will absorb the product and it may get to the roots or bonds of your extensions.
  • If your extensions feel extra dry, check your shampoo to confirm that it is sulphate free and wash it less frequently.
  • Use only a dime size of your leave-in product, as a little goes a long way.
  • Use cream based as opposed to oil based leave-in products sparingly.
  • Consider using Fab Me, a leave in product by Design Me, its our current fave. It has 18 benefits, including heat damage protection, frizz control, split end smoother, breakage prevention, hydration, detangling and lots more. Call, text or email to order. We will ship it straight to you for free.

 

Any questions? Drop them in the comments.

Easy Heat Free Waves

If styling you hair extensions yourself at home is a bother because you don’t have time to curl your hair with a wand or flat iron or you just do not really know how to, we have the perfect solution. Heat free waves! The night before you intend to wear your hair wavy follow the simple steps below:

– Apply a little leave in conditioner to the ends of you hair extensions.⁣

– Section into 3 or 4 parts⁣

– Braid each section from mid-length to the ends.⁣

– In the morning, take down the braids and you’ll have some cute heat free waves.⁣

How to Avoid Matted Hair Extensions

If you wear fusion or any of the beaded hair extensions techniques, you need to ensure that your hair does not mat at the roots. Hair are a few tips:⁣

* Make sure you do not wear your hair extensions ⁣

* longer than the recommended time.⁣

* Run your hands through your bonds at the roots to separate them⁣

* Book a monthly maintenance appointment at our studio.⁣

Why Do My Hair Extensions Feel So Dry In the Winter?

Yes, you guessed it, your hair extensions may have the winter blues 😀 Your hair extensions may feel extra dry and even a little brassy due to the dry air as well as the constant rubbing on your winter gear which may cause static. This is the number one winter complaint we hear about hair extensions but don’t give up on them yet. Here are a few things you can do to keep them looking lush all winter long:

 

  • Wear them pulled back occasional while you are out and about so that they are not constantly rubbing against your coat.
  • Condition them with each wash during the winter.
  • Make sure you are not washing your hair too frequently.
  • Apply a leave in treatment to the ends only.
  • Drop them off at our studio for an overnight TLC treatment to inject some life back into them.

Best Hair Extension Method

There are differing opinions on what the best hair extensions method is. We believe that the best method for each individual may vary since each hair extension technique has pros and cons.In addition, there are several issues to consider including the condition of your hair, texture and lifestyle. Find a quick summary of a few popular techniques below

Fusion

This is one of the oldest available methods of hair extensions application. Keratin tipped hair extensions are applied to tiny sections of your own hair. Heat is applied to the keratin tip of the hair extensions after which it is molded to the wearer’s hair.

Tape Hair Extensions

Tape extensions come in 2.5 inch width pieces. Two pieces of pre-bonded hair extensions are applied to sectioned pieces of your own hair. This is currently one of the quickest hair extensions methods available.

Micro Links

Also known as micro bead extensions, this hair extension method does not involve any adhesive. Tiny sections of your own hair will be attached to stick tip (also known as i-tip extensions) using links or beads.

Sew-in

This method of hair extension is considered protective styling since the portion of hair that is cornrowed (a form of braiding) is not combed for the duration of the wear. Hair extension wefts are sewn unto cornrows /braids on the wearer’s hair.

Micro Weft

This method is similar to the sew-in due to the use of wefted hair extensions but is a great option for people who find cornrows uncomfortable. The hair extensions wefts are attached to the hair using micro beads.

If you are unsure of what hair extensions method to go with, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. After analyzing your hair, we will inform you of our recommendation.

Lash Botox Explained

Listen to our lash & brow specialist answer some frequently asked questions about Lash botox. What is it really? Is it similar to lash extensions, lash lift and tint or even lash keratin treatment? Watch the video and post any questions in the comments below.

What Is Lash Botox?

Lash extensions are the rave right now, but for people who are allergic to the adhesive or have sensitive eyes it is not an option. Lash botox is the perfect remedy for people who want long full lashes without lash extensions or layers of mascara. No needles ladies. Your lashes are given a gentle lift to give them more emphasis and then they are tinted to give the appearance of volume. Finally they are nourished with specially formulated ingredients that will enhance their growth and protect them from the elements. You will see results after your first session however we recommend 4 to 5 sessions for more dramatic results.