Hair, Hair Extensions, Wigs Canada

How to Take Care of Hair Extensions

hair extensionsI love hair extensions but they are not always the easiest things to take care of. Especially when you get really long ones installed. But since you’ve got them in and want to keep them for as long as possible, it’s useful to know how to take care of them on your own without always having to go to a hair dresser and most importantly so that you don’t damage your own hair underneath. Unlike your real hair, synthetic hair require a bit more tender, loving, care to make them look perfect beyond their ‘expiration date’.

Before you buy…

Make sure the quality of the hair extensions you buy it top notch according to your requirements. Note that cheap synthetic hair extensions will not last long and will probably melt and shrivel to heat. If you are into styling your hair frequently through ironing, blow drying and heat curling, make sure your hair extensions can take the heat. It is most likely that cheap hair extensions will be made of fibers that will not withstand the heat and get damaged or melt instantly. Good news is, that if you agree on investing a little more on your hair extensions, you will probably be able to buy hair extensions made of fibers such as Thermofiber or Monofiber that are actually resistant to heat to a certain degree. If you find it highly necessary to style your hair and hair extensions, consider this factor before purchasing your synthetic extensions to prevent any last-minute hair disasters.

Daily care

Brush your hair gently working from the ends to the scalp. This should be done before and after washing the hair. For curly or wavy hair types, use with your fingers to remove tangles. Avoid alcohol-based products to achieve curly hair.

Use a mild shampoo with conditioner for extensions that are dry and color-treated. Avoid using shampoos designed for volumizing hair (check the cover) as they tend to raise the hair cuticles and encourage hair tangling and knots.

Avoid using conditioner on the bonds or scalp. Using too much conditioner can increase the oiliness of the hair and thus, weaken the keratin bonds.

Wash your hair gently using cool or warm water – avoid hot showers for hair extensions. Avoid scrubbing your hair vigorously while washing as it may cause tangling. While washing, comb through the hair in a downward motion using your fingers.

Avoid washing your hair more than thrice a week unless your scalp generates a lot of oil. Washing your hair too many times may cause dryness of the hair.

Towel dry your hair – do not rub the hair with a towel – pat dry only.

Never go to sleep with wet hair.

In order to brush your hair use a wide tooth comb for the ends only, a loop brush for medium to thick hair and board bristle brush for medium to fine hair.

Brush your hair at least thrice a day towards the scalp to keep tangles away

While styling and blow drying, brush in a downward motion. Make sure you have towel dried your hair before blow drying. Dry the hair with your fingers and style with a curling iron or straightening iron, if required. Avoid brushing too much while blow drying as it may lead to loss of hair extensions.

For swimming, before you wear your swimming cap, wet hair under a tap, apply conditioner and tie your hair into a braid. This will prevent tangling and hair damage. Keep your hair away from salt water and chlorine as much as possible.

For long extensions, braid your hair before going to bed to prevent pulling, tangling and knots. If you have any more questions about hair extensions or wigs, or have some tips on how to keep hair extensions at their best, please send us your comments. Thank you.

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Hair, Hairstyles, Wigs, Wigs Canada

Celebrities Who Wear Wigs

gwen stefani hair wigsIf you are thinking of bleaching your hair despite the red flags presented by many experts, just because Gwen Stefani’s hair looks silky smooth, healthy and natural, stop! Before making an impulsive decision about one of the most important parts of your body that defines your look, style and flair, it is good to familiarize yourself with the outcome of bleaching your hair. Hair bleaching results: dull hair, split ends, unhealthy and unnatural looking hair… and lots and lots of hair damage.

Celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Gwen Stefani popularized the platinum blond look, however, it is imperative to note that platinum or bleach blond hair is one of the most damaging hair styles. The science behind the negative effects of bleaching is obvious; the powerful chemicals penetrate the cuticles of your hair and thus, damage it, inside-out. So why are celebrities willing to take the risk? The answer is they just don’t. The beautiful women of Hollywood know better than to damage one of their main attractions and thus, resort to wearing wigs.

There are many famous women, such as Christina Aguilera who have suffered from serious hair loss disorders and have resorted to wearing the wigs to maintain their glamorous image and popularity. Christina Aguilera actually had bald patches on her scalp, a condition called traction alopecia due to the usage of dyes and extensions. The condition was covered up with a gorgeous black mane—which was of course, a wig.

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Women, even the famous ones, suffer from all kinds of hair loss, despite the expensive products they use. Statistics show that about half of the female population will experience severe hair thinning. Even though bald patches and baldness is a less common condition, it can happen to anyone. Women of Hollywood however, have their own tricks up their sleeves, what seems to be a change of hairstyle, might be a change of hair, you never know. For example, American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez likes to wear a variety of wigs instead of her real hair in the show. Hair wigs have become vital pieces of hair accessories for female celebrities as they make them look glamorous, beautiful and young.

Here is a list of female celebrities who love to hold on to their wigs instead of subjecting their hair to various forms of damages through styling, coloring, bleaching, ironing etc.:

Beyoncé

Britney spears

Celine Dion

Cher

Christina Aguilera

Debra Messing

Dolly Parton

Duffy

Eva Longoria

Fergie

Gwen Stefani

Halle berry

Helena Bonham carter

Holly Robinson Peete

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Lopez

Jessica Simpson

Joan Collins

Judith Light

Kat Von D

Katy Perry

Kim Kardashian

Kimberly Stewart

Kin Zolciak

Lady Gaga

La Toya Jackson

Lily Allen

Madonna

Naomi Campbell

Nicole Richie

Nicki Minaj

Oprah Winfrey

Paula Abdul

Pam Anderson

Raquel Welch

Rihanna

Shelley Long

Star Jones

Taylor Swift

Tina Turner

Toni Braxton

Tori Amos

Tyra Banks

Victoria Beckham

Wendy Williams

Hairstyles

Celebrity Hairstyles We Love

Be it an award function or a movie screening, Hollywood actresses are spotted with the most stylish clothes and trendiest hairstyles. These women not only look pretty, but act as a role model for millions of girls of the world. Girls just go ga-ga over the hairstyles donned by Hollywood actresses and line up in front of salons to get that “Megan Fox” hair – do or the “Angelina Jolie makeup”. These heart throbs of the world walk on the red carpets and create a buzz among all the ladies who yearn to look their prettiest best. So, what are the favorite hairstyles of these tinsel town divas? Let’s discuss some of them.

  •   The Megan Fox “Slight curl” look

Megan Fox was spotted at the screening of her movie “Friends with Kids” with a ravishing yet simple hairstyle. A deep side partition with slight curls made her look decent yet classy. You can try that too. Just pick up your curling rods, heat them up and get those cute curls that can complement your face.

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  • The “Girl Next Door” look with straight hair

Jennifer Anniston’s long and straight tresses have been in vogue since a very long time and it seems like the hairstyle would retain its position for a duration approximating to eternity. Straight hair is decent, stylish, easy to carry and make you look oh-so-elegant!

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  • Go Pink baby!

Who says “pink” or “red” streak means you need to cover your head with colors like Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry? You can go for a pink red streak or two. It will give a peppy look without going over the top. Actress January Jones was spotted with a single pink streak at the 2012 Paley Fest. She looked cute, peppy and trendy. So, what are you waiting for? Experiment with colors. It can be whole lot of fun!

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  • The Evening Look!

A loose braid is the trendiest evening look these days.  Kate Hudson was captured by the cameramen with a sexy loose braid at an award function. She looked pretty and very elegant. A loose braid is something which if properly carried off can make one look extremely classy. The best thing about a loose braid is that you can accessorize it really well, plus you can carry it off at a casual lunch affair or don it up along with an evening gown. kate-hudson braided hair styles

It’s all about how you make it and how you accessorize it. So, loosen the creative strings and venture out with a cute braid or just a little accessory that holds the hair lightly!

Well, if you talk about hairstyles, the list might be endless. Hollywood actresses believe that the only thing constant is change! They believe in experimenting with their hair every now and then. However, the hottest trend this season is the pink streak! Not just January Jones, some other actresses including Chloe Grace Mortez was also spotted with a cute pink streak. Thus, go out and let the colors splash!