The lockdown is taking its own time to end. I hope all of you are safe and well at home. We are in a situation which we never ever thought in our wildest dreams. Its been almost 2 months in lockdown mode and the world is still searching for an answer, a vaccine to save us from the dreaded Corona virus. The important thing we need to remember is that “we are in it together” and help and support each other in this difficult time.
We all have our own duties to carry on though we are at home. Some of us are working from home and some cannot. Some of us are covid-19 warriors and working to save the human race.
In the midst of all the choas to get some amount of structure and sanity to our lives I am sure we all have made our own to-do list or time organiser. And hopefully washing your hair extensions may just be one of them. That brings me to our favourite topic – Hair extensions – our pride, our most valuable possession.
Let me help you with a few do’s and don’ts about taking care of hair extensions so that they will last for a long long time.
Before moving ahead to tricks and tips of hair extensions I would like to give you some glimpse about extensions…..
Extensions are at your rescue if you want instant length or volume to your hair. Have you ever wondered how can an actor in a movie get different hairstyles some of the time long hair sometimes short hair? For instance, Deepika Padukone sported lovely long hair in her role of Mastani in the movie Bajirao Mastani. It wasn’t possible to grow her hair so long. Real hair extensions to the rescue. Remy hair extensions are the best quality extensions you can find. Because they blend into the hair so well.
Extensions and Wigs are secret behind all celebrity looks. Be it female actors or male, the hair they portray on screen has to be customized to suit the role. Everyone knows how Rajnikanth looks in real life. And on screen he portrays a super hero persona with a beautiful full hair wig which he likes to swish in his acts. The magic is wigs and men’s hair patch or men’s hair system which is worn to add volume. The hair is styled and cut to blend into the natural hair of the actor. Don’t worry these extensions and wigs are not limited to actors and actresses. It is very much within the reach of the common man. Happie Hair introduces reasonably priced human hair extensions which are available over the counter. Our special team of Hair extensions experts will guide you and help you to buy the perfect extensions suited for your personality and style.
Some people say that extensions are expensive. But trust me they are worth it… Make sure to take care of your extensions just like you do to your real hair and they will last you for years!!!!
I am listing a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about hair extensions
- How to wash your extensions?
NEVER wash your hair when you are wearing clip -in extensions. Unclip the extensions from your hair and then wash them.
Gently brush them before washing so that they are tangle free. Hold the hair extensions under running tap. Grab some shampoo on your palms and apply it gently on your extension. Don’t rub or scrub it. While washing, run your fingers through each strand, making sure there’s no excess shampoo remaining.
Always use sulfate-free and alcohol-free shampoo and conditioner! Avoid washing it with hot water. Either wash it with cold or lukewarm water. This is because hot water results in taking away essential oils and moisture from the extensions. Apply conditioner and keep it for about half an hour (if you have the time) and then rinse the extensions in cold water to seal the moisture.
- Do’s and Don’t’s after washing the extension!
If you want to increase the life span of your hair extensions avoid blow
drying it. Let it Air Dry!
While styling your extensions set the temperature to 180° to avoid smoking them out.
Never wear your clip in’s while sleeping & swimming. The chlorine in the swimming pool may damage the hair. It is advisable to remove the clip ons while you sleep because it will tug on your natural hair and damage the roots. So even though you are very tired after a party or function please take a few minutes to remove the extensions, brush them and store them in the Happie Hair Box. If there is sweat or grime on the extensions, keep the box open to air dry them.
In case you are using planning to blow dry them, use low heat setting while blowdrying. Apply some leave-in serum like Livon or Loreal serum to keep the hair fragrant and soft.
2. About colouring the hair extensions!
If you are bored with the same look of your hair extensions you can get them colored. As Happy hair Extensions are made of real hair you can always style, wash, color it. You can add highlights or balayage them. You can also add some funky colour like burgundy or purple….maybe electric blue hair colour. There are many hair colours available like Pulp Riot , Manic Panic to name a few. Of course you need to prelighten the hair to be able to get the right colour you want. Mostly Happie Hair colour is natural black or natural dark brown. So prelightening is required to get the correct shade of red, pink or blue hair. If you are not sure about the colouring process make sure to get them colored from a professional hair colourist. We at Happie Hair Studio provide colouring services for our own hair extensions. We would gladly do the needful and give you.
How to wear & brush
Open all the clips & make a partition in your hair. Install the clips one by one & overlap your hair on it.
If you are wearing a clip-in set of 4 pieces then you need to add the extensions in layers at the back of the head and then on the sides of the head. Then brush your hair gently while holding the clips with the other hand to avoid pulling. Please watch our videos on Facebook and Instagram for the same. Avoid styling the extensions when they are clipped into your hair. Always style the extensions on a table or a holder. Style your hair and then you can clip on the extensions.
While brushing your hair hold the extensions & brush in the downward direction. Ideally start brushing at the bottom of the hair and gently go upwards while you detangle the hair make it ready to wear. A paddle brush with soft bristles is recommended to brush the hair. Never use a comb.
- Storage of the hair extensions
Your Happie Hair extensions come in a beautiful red box with a magnetic closing flap.
Always make sure to close the clips after use & store the extensions in the box.
They will remain clean & tangle free!
While travelling we suggest that you use a zip lock pouch or a travel pouch to carry the extensions if carrying the box is not possible. It will save precious luggage space and keep it handy to use.
- Do not use DIY Hair mask on the extensions.
Keep them soft and shiny by using a serum or a leave in hair conditioner.
Some lifesaver tips just for you all-
- While styling your extensions use a heat protectant!
- If you are using hairsprays on extensions make sure to wash it immediately after use!
So now I know you are equipped with all there is to know about Do’s and Don’t’s about Hair extensions.
For any Hair, related queries feel free to contact us on 9324649621. Because you know that we at Happie Hair are always for you and always with you! Be safe, stay positive and stay connected.
See you soon….