Types of human hair extensions

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The popularity of hair extensions amongst women has been increasing dramatically. Having a human hair extension can add volume to women with thin hair. It’s also favourable by women who want longer hair in an instant. If you’re looking into purchasing a human hair extension, you may find that there is a big market for it and there are thousands and thousands of supplier. So how do you choose and how do you get started? The first thing to do is do your research and see which type of human hair extension would suit you best. To help you on this, below are the three different types of human hair extensions.

Remy hair

Remy hair is one of the highest quality of human hair extension that you can purchase. All hair comes from a single donor. One of the benefits of buying this type of extension is that all hairs are untangled which means it’s easy to brush and maintain. The donors of the Remy hair extensions comes typically from different countries such as Europe, Asia, and India. 

Virgin hair

Virgin extensions are the most premium extension available in the market. A virgin hair comes from a young single donor which means the texture of the hair is exceptionally smooth and healthy. The extension is also free of all types of chemical process including bleaching, colouring and perm. It’s one of the healthiest and natural hair extensions available in the market. 

Non-Remy hair

Non-Remy hair extension is the most affordable hair extension; however, the quality is compromised. The hair doesn’t come from a single donor but is collected through hair salons and other random suppliers. The quality isn’t as good compared to a virgin and Remy hair extension. This type of hair is also more high maintenance as the strands are tangled easily after a few washes. The hair may also not be 100% human hair as it comes from random suppliers which mean that it cannot be reused after a few washes.

How to make your hair colour last longer

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Having your hair coloured can be quite expensive. You may also find that after having your hair done, the colour may start to fade within the next few weeks. However, there are many tips that you can apply to ensure your hair colour last longer than it should. Below are some of our tips to maintain your hair colour.

Deep conditioner

When the hair is dyed, it may start to lose some of its natural oil causing it to look less healthy. However, using a deep conditioner will help maintain your natural oils keep it looking shiny. Specific conditioners for coloured hair will also ensure the colour stays longer on your hair. 

Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil is very similar to your natural hair oil can be used to maintain the health condition of your hair. As the oil helps to strengthen your hair, it will also help maintain your colour. You can use it on its own and apply it on a dry or wet hair, or you can also add it on your shampoo or conditioner. You may be able to find some hair products that contains Jojoba oil which you can then apply to your hair. 

Balanced diet

There’s a study that proves a healthy and balanced diet can help hair growth and strengthen hair texture. Certain foods like avocado, eggs, nuts and berries are known to help maintain and improve your hair. When your hair is at it’s best, it will be able to hold and keep the hair colour for a more extended period. 

Less hair wash

Washing your hair will also wash away the dye from the hair. It will also reduce your natural oils. So it’s best to wash your hair as less frequently as possible. If you’re not used to washing your hair every day or worried that your hair might get greasy, you can apply a dry shampoo to keep it fresh. 

How to Look for the Best Salon

There are many hair salons to choose from but how do you know which salon to choose? When it comes to getting a haircut, everyone has high expectations, and only professional salons can deliver a high standard. So it’s important to look at a few factors to see if the salons are trained and can provide a professional service.

Hairdresser level

When looking for a salon, check and see if they have a variety of hairdressers at different levels. In a professional salon, you would generally find a stylist, senior stylist, senior designer and a consultant. The level of the hairdresser will depend on your budget and your preference.

Variety of services

A great hair salon will offer a range of services from haircut, blow-dry, hair colouring, styling and hair treatments. It’s important to find a salon that is flexible with their services.


Each hairdresser will have different experiences and levels. Look for a salon that dictates their hairdresser’s expertise and the amount of time the salon has been running in the industry. The longer the years, it’s more likely that their hairdressers are experienced and trained in their expertise.


Hairstyle and hair techniques are always changing and improving, so it’s crucial that salons provide ongoing training to keep up with the new trends and techniques. They should also be trained in using hair equipment and products. Some salons may sometimes have in-house training.


Hair salons should be equipped with high-quality hair equipment such as scissors, blow dryer, hair straighteners, curlers and other necessary tools.


Check if the salon is using high-quality products. High-quality products for hair is especially vital for hair colouring and treatments to prevent hair damages. Avoid hair salons that don’t use professional hair products. Salons are likely to display their products on their window so be sure to check them out.

Top reasons for hair loss

Hair loss in women is very common to this day. Some hair loss may even be temporary or permanent depending on the cause. You will also find that there could be different reasons why you are loosing more hair than you’ve ever had before. Some of these reasons could be due to hormonal change, use of hair chemicals, medication, nutritional consumption, stress or diseases. To help you understand the causes of hair loss, we’ve gone into detail on how each factor affects your hair.


stressStress can cause hair loss in some people. For instance, someone who has gone through a stressful time may suffer from hair loss after the event. Some stress can also activate a genetic hair loss that could eventually worsen in the longer run.


Poor diet

People who are on a bad eating habit can develop hair loss due to not consuming the right nutrients that help with maintaining a healthy hair. One of the most important nutrients to consume is protein, if there is a lack of protein in your diet, we suggest on eating the right amount to get your hair back in good health.

Iron deficiency

Deficiency in iron can cause hair loss. If you do not have enough iron in your diet, it’s ideal to take an iron vitamin or a multivitamin. Or you can also incorporate more foods that are high in iron such as red meat, greens, seafood and beans.

Hair chemicals and heat equipment

hair dyeMany people tend to change hairstyles and hair colours by using heating equipment and hair dye which both can damage your hair if not used correctly. Hair dyes can damage your hair if left on for too long or used too often. Ideally, it’s recommended that you visit a hair salon who will help you achieve your desired hair colour with the proper use of hair dye. 


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Scalp Micropigmentation

Are you suffering from hair loss? Are you worried that you won’t be able to style your hair the way you want to? Then worry no more. Scalp micropigmentation can help with your hair loss problems and make them less noticeable, often allowing you to style your hair the way you want. Here are some of the things you should know about scalp micropigmentation:

What is scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is a special type of hair tattoo where natural pigments are placed in the scalp’s epidermal layer. It is a non-surgical hair loss procedure for both men and women. The hair tattoo will appear natural and you will be able to get your desired look. Scalp micropigmentation can conceal the imperfections in your scalp, for example, if you have a scar due to an accident or surgery, burn marks, or alopecia (hair loss or baldness), then you can get an outstanding result from this treatment.

Scalp micropigmentation is more popular with men as it gives the appearance of a close shave, however, women also use it to fill in bald spots or areas where their hair is thinning to give the appearance of fuller or thicker hair.

Full head coverage or partial coverage

Scalp micropigmentation can provide relief from any type of hair loss. Whether you are partially bald or completely bald, you will be able to get natural looking hair. For partial hair loss, our experts will be able to fill in the gaps in hair. Despite age or skin color, scalp pigmentation will be able to help you at any stage of your hair loss. Lots of replicated follicles will give a natural hairline to your partial or completely bald scalp.

Is it safe?

The practitioners who perform the scalp micropigmentation procedure are fully qualified. They hold certifications equivalent to a Diploma in micropigmentation treatments. They have a good knowledge on the hair pattern and hair follicles. They know that the follicles don’t have same shade. So, they use pigments of multiple shades to get a more natural look. The cosmetic procedure is absolutely safe. Other hair treatment methods may lead to allergies, infections and even rejection of the treatment, but, if you choose a qualified practitioner and follow their aftercare instructions, this is not the case for scalp micropigmentation. As natural pigments are used, there is little risk of any allergy or infection. No medication is required and the procedure is very hygienic. The clinics that perform this procedure maintain good hygiene at every stage.

Is it painful?

There is a debate in this regard. Some people say that it feels uncomfortable, while others say that the procedure is painless. To some extent, the level of pain depends on the type of scalp skin the person has. If the skin is thin then the level of discomfort will be more. Older men have less sensitive skin, so will feel less pain. The place where you are doing the procedure matters as well. You may feel the pain on the temple and the frontal hairline. If there is a scar in the scalp then the level of discomfort varies. You may need to take painkillers like ibuprofen during the treatment. If you become anxious during the treatment then you may feel more pain. So, basically, the level of pain varies from person to person; most people experience a pain level of 3 to 5 in a scale of 1 to 10. The best thing would be to stay calm and relaxed during the procedure. Continue reading “Scalp Micropigmentation”

How to protect your hair from heat damage

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Hair styling tools can transform your hair in an instant. However, it can also slowly damage your hair in the longer run. When your hair gets severely damaged, it can even lead to a hair loss and a dull look. If you want to prevent your hair from heat damage, we suggest on following some of our tips below.

Apply the heat evenly

When using your heat tool, ensure that you apply the heat evenly around your hair. For instance, when straightening your hair, do not target a particular area for a long time otherwise the heat can eventually break your hair. For many of us, we constantly make the mistake of overly heating our hair to achieve the look we are after.

Prep before blow dry

blow drySwap a regular cotton towel for a microfibre cloth and use it for drying your hair. A microfibre towel will quickly soak in the moisture without leaving your hair frizzy. If you still feel the need to use a hair-dryer, we recommend applying a heat protective lotion all over the damp hair. The cream will help reduce the friction during blow drying.

Hair Treatments

If you consistently use heating equipment, it’s important that you care for your hair on a weekly basis with hair treatments such as hydrating masks. For a professional hair care treatment, visiting your local salon would be ideal to maintain a healthy hair.

Hair Styling Tools

Prevent buying a cheap hair dryer and invest in a high-quality hair dyers that can reduce heat damage on your hair.

Select Lower Temperature

Switch to a lower temperature when using a heat styling equipment. Especially for those who have thinner hairs which are most likely to suffer from the heat. Keeping your hair tool at a distant can also help prevent more damage to your hair.

How To Add Some Colour With Hair Chalk

If you want to enhance your hair with a slightly more exciting splash of colour, but you’re not sure about getting it professionally dyed or doing it yourself, there may be a simple solution you haven’t tried yet.

Hair chalk is a fantastic way to play around with different colours, but without the need to commit to a permanent colour or compromise your existing shade in any way. There are a few great advantages to hair chalk…

– It’s very affordable, including multi-packs which include various colours

– It’s very much in fashion right now, since pastel colours work best

– It washes right out so you can easily rock the look for just one day or night

– It couldn’t be much easier or safer to apply

If you want to try this style for yourself, you’ll just need to choose a hair chalk in a colour you like.

Step 1: Get your hair chalk

Some will be more effective than others, so see what your favourite beauty bloggers or friends recommend. If you check on Amazon and similar sites you’ll be able to see reviews and customer images for any that catch your eye.

Important: real hair chalk is the only safe option. Chalk designed for drawing with is not suitable for use on your hair, because it contains toxins that are easy to inhale.

Step 2: Wash your hair

Give your hair a wash and keep it as natural as possible. Hair chalk won’t respond well if you’ve treated your hair with any products, as it needs to settle on the hair itself. You can dry your hair, but if you want a more intense colour you may want to wet the area that you want to apply the chalk to.

Step 3: Make sure you define a section

Where many people go wrong here is applying the colour to hair at random, creating a strange effect that won’t look deliberate. If you have long enough hair, the best thing to do is usually to colour the inner layers rather than adding streaks of colour to the top. This will create a much more natural and appealing ombre effect.

Step 4: Add the colour

Apply the chalk to your chosen section of hair. You need to make sure you massage it hard enough for the colour to show, but still relatively softly to minimise mess and wasted chalk.

Step 5: Seal the colour

Your hair might seem to have a strange texture at first, and the chalk may easily come off in a fine dust. To solve both of these problems, use hair straighteners or a curling iron to apply heat (you may need to wipe the chalk off your chosen tool later). Hairspray is a good idea to really seal in the effect.

Step 6: Wash out and condition

Since your hair will probably end up quite dry, you will want to apply plenty of conditioner when you decide to wash the chalk out. It’s really designed to last a maximum of 24 hours, plus you probably won’t want to get chalk all over your pillowcase.

New Hairstyle Ideas For Summer 2017

If you feel like refreshing your hairstyle (at least once) for the summer, it’s not too late to try out some of these ideas. In this quick guide, we’ll give you plenty of fantastic ideas for cuts, colours and styles you can easily try out if the mood takes you.

Get the perfect length

Different people suit different hair lengths, but the style has to be a perfect match. For ladies who aren’t sure about shortening their hair to a classic bob cut, the “lob” (long bob) is a fantastic alternative that’s ideal for summer 2017.

Curl to your heart’s content

Curly hair is definitely in right now, and you have a range of options for how exactly to do it. Tighter corkscrew curls can be arranged into a neat or messy formation, while larger curls are ideal for a strong “girls’ night out” look.

Make a wet look work for you

The wet look is versatile – you can try it with a tight bun, a loose, tousled style or even on really long hair when it’s slicked back (and secured with plenty of product). It’s pretty easy to maintain even if you’re out and about in the warm weather, but it can also be ideal for a smart look, depending on how you work it.

Choose an on-trend colour

In 2017, bright hair colours are still all the rage, but only certain shades are well and truly in fashion right now. Most of them occupy the grey area somewhere between the vivid colours we saw a few years ago and the pastel shades that dominated 2016. On that note, grey hair is still one of the top choices.

Highlight like a pro

Foil strips are no longer the method of choice for high-end hairstylists. Instead, a trusted professional can actually paint on your highlights manually for a more natural look. This technique is called balayage, and we recommend it as long as your hairdresser has the talent for it.

Accessories are a secret weapon

It’s always a great idea to have a selection of hair accessories to hand, because when things just aren’t going your way with styling in the morning, they give you a lot more options. Many of the most on-trend accessories are actually more like hair jewellery in 2017.

Human Hair vs Synthetic Hair Extensions

As most of us know, it’s possible to get real human hair extensions or use synthetic substitutes instead. Either way, you can quickly transform your hair and achieve a look you never thought was possible, adding a lot more length and volume with minimal effort. If you do it yourself or get a professional application in a salon, however, you will need to choose between the two types.

For human hair extensions, the hair will be referred to be certain industry-specific terms, so it’s useful to recognise these. Remy hair means that all the hairs face the same way, which makes for a neat and straight finish. Strands that are natural with no permanent treatment or colour applied are known as virgin.

Stylists understandably recommend real hair for better results if you want to get your own extensions. It will always be a more realistic match for the person’s natural colour and texture compared to a synthetic alternative. Styling tools and products will also work with it just as easily as the person’s natural hair. All in all, the look and feel will be the best quality you can get.

People from all over the world donate their own hair for different reasons, which eventually can be made into extensions. However, demand is relatively high and there are some obvious limitations with producing human hair. It takes months or even years to grow long extensions, and they need to be top quality if they’re destined to be sold. As a result, the price of human hair can be high, so alternatives are needed.

For those who are on a tighter budget, synthetic substitutes for human hair are a valid alternative. The cheapest options are probably not suitable for a natural look, because they won’t have the same texture as real hair and they may be difficult to care for properly. However, the slightly more expensive synthetic extensions on the market will usually look good and be easy to maintain as long as you choose a matching colour.

It’s just important to remember that they cannot be exposed to hair dyes, chemicals or extreme heat without getting damaged, so you can’t treat them the same way you would real hair. As long as you’re happy with that, you might find that synthetic hair is a great solution for you, but we would recommend real human extensions if you have the budget for it.

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Top Men’s Hairstyles This Year

At the moment, a lot of traditional men’s haircuts are pretty much dominating fashion, although there are also a few more interesting cuts you could try out if you want to stand out. Should you go for something straightforward that’s flattering on most guys, or show your personality a bit more with something creative and edgy? Take a look at the top hairstyles of 2016 for men and make your mind up.

Short & Textured Hair1) Short and textured

The default short-back-and-sides cut remains as popular as ever, although this year there have been some subtle changes in the most popular style. In 2015, the contrast between longer hair on top and the short sides was more prominent, compared to the softer line most guys are opting for now. The trend is also for a shorter overall length on the top, plus a bit less sharp and slick with more messy layers cut in. Continue reading “Top Men’s Hairstyles This Year”