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10 Costly Hair Extensions Mistakes by Diane Shawe

Celebrities on Red carpets and magazines have normalised hair extensions. Hair Extensions have been a trending topic among many women on YouTube. It is arguable that the main reason for the popularity of hair extensions is that one can get instant gratification. That extension adds to the thickness and fullness of hair in a shorter period of time than waiting for hair to grow.

As a woman, confidence is in constant flux, I know we all have those days that we just feel great. Our skin is glowing, our eyeliner went on just right, and our hair is lying the right way. And then we have those weeks where we just feel like our look has passed its expiration date.

Diane Shawe Author of ‘Getting Started in the Hair Extension Business’ and ‘How Hair Extensions are Sourced, Graded and Treated’ introduces the top 10 costly mistakes new and experienced clients make with their hair extensions.

1. Buying advertised premium Hair Extensions Cheaply

There is nothing wrong with cheap hair extensions but, when someone is marketing grade AAA virgin Brazilian double drawn human hair 18inches for £15 or £23 a bundle what sounds to Good to be true is often untrue.

If you do decide to buy this type of hair my advice is that they are only meant to be worn for fun or a couple of times.

Often cheap hair extensions are produced from mixed fibers and can look very glossy and healthy. If Worn excessively or worn to bed they will frizz and become matted.

All the other issues mentioned below would also be related.

So if you want your hair tho look like your favourite celebrity remember they are paying the going rates for the best.

2. Using Hair spray

Most hair extensions are processed abroad. In line with exporting regulations they have to be sprayed and sealed with an insect repellent so that insects cannot cross borders or the hair become infested by lice. Some hair extensions could be in packaging several months or a couple of years!

They are also subjected tho high pressure treatments such as colouring, perming and straightening. They then have tho be rehydrated and often gloss sealed to look enriching so you will buy and war them.

Hairspray from a can destroys all this. If you want to use a spray use pump action instead.

3. Leaving hair loose in bed

I advise all my clients to tie up their hair extensions at need time. Why?

To keep them from getting dried out from moisture from constantly being rubbed against the pillows.

To stop them becoming matted which would result in stressful brushing which causes premature loosening.

4. Wrong Brush

If your new tho hair extensions the brutish you choose to use will determine how your hair extensions look and are maintained.

The roots of your hair and the top of your hair extensions needed to be kept free from tangles short that the hair moves freely and naturally

You need to be able to brush your hair through so as to keep it tangle free workout tugging or causing pre mature loosening

The right brush will also help to make your hair look healtier and shiny.

5. Washing everyday

Hair Extensions do not produce their own oils, you have yup supplement and hydrate them yourself.

Washing them everyday will result in pre mature loosening as the water weighs them down and the oils in the shampoo makes them slide down with the weight of the water.

I know the objective is to probably wash your own greasy hair but it is best you separate the top of your own hair and wash that each day or use a reputable dry shampoo.

It is best to only wash your semi permanent hair extensions once a week to get the longest wear out of them.

6. Dehydration

Hair extensions will become dry and brittle and matt even more when they are dehydrated.

Central heating, air conditioned and being under electric lighting everyday and point 5 contributes to the drying out of hair extensions.

I recommend using a none oil based daily leave in conditioner. Spray from the roots through to the end every morning and before going to bed.

On the topic of Itchy scalp

People with normal to dry scalps will experience itching when wearing hair extensions because the hair extensions are absorbing what little moisture you have on your scalp so its making your scalp even more dry. Its important to spray the leave in conditioner onto your scalp.

With regards to clipins read my article about clipin.

7. Changing hair Extensions colour

In my professional opinion there should be no need to colour hair extensions because most of the popular colours are in distribution.

However as 90% of hair extensions come from Asia were all natural hair colour is black the only hair I will personally work with is 100% natural virgin hair.

If you are not experienced in knowing the difference between blended hair, human hair and virgin hair don’t attempt to re-colour it could be an expensive mistake.

8. Not preparing for holiday

OMG the amount of disaster stories I have heard with regards to this subject matter. Customers spend hundreds on lovely hair prior to flying out on that dream holiday only to end up with a partner or friend cutting it out. This is a big subject and the best I can do is recommend you download my care brochure by clicking here.

9. Oil based products

When you pour oil into water it floats, oil coats things, only the ingredient it is carrying penetrates. So when you put too much oil on your hair extensions it weighs them down, it sticks to your hair and attract the invisible particles to stick to your hair (the bits you see under a purple ultralight)

Try to use none oil based products, try not to commit murder by serums on your hair extensions.

10. Going to bed with wet hair

Why would you want to go to bed with your hair wet? Why would you be washing your hair that late anyway, why not in the morning? It makes no sense! Rant over… Just don’t do it! Matting, Tugging, Loss of hair so extensions look thinner, pre mature loosening I think you get the message.

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Checkout our Face Shape Blog it might help https://academyexpresscourses.com/2017/08/04/matching-your-face-shape-to-a-hair-extension-hairstyle/

More info on Clipin hair Extensions

https://academyexpresscourses.com/2015/07/08/clip-in-hair-extensions-can-cause-traction-alopecia-if-worn-for-over-5-hours-a-day/

Benefits of using Almond Oil to Pre-Condition Hair Extensions

Almond Oil can help keep Hair Extensions hydrated

One of the most common problems with some hair extensions after a few weeks wear or after washing them they can become dry, frizzy or stringy.  Hair extensions that are exposed to central heating, air conditions or electric lights will dry out much quicker than your natural hair and need daily rehydration with a leave in conditioner and at least one deep conditioning treatments every 14 days.

We are all familiar with the Almond nut but most people don’t know much about the oils and how to use it.

The Almond Nut Family

Almonds are a Rosacea family in the Amygdalus subenus and the genus Prunus. They originated in the Levant region of the Middle East and have since been used worldwide in healing and culinary applications. There are two types of commercially grown almonds, bitter almonds or Amygdalus communis and sweet almonds or Prunus amygdalus dulcis.

Benefits of Almond Oil for Hair

Almond oil has several important nutrients including polyunsaturated and mono fatty acids as well as vitamins E, D, B1, B2, B6 and A. These are all helpful nutrients that allow you to grow strong, healthy hair strands.

The high vitamin E content in almond oil is particularly helpful for conditioning the hair. Sweet almond oils can safely be used to in aroma therapy to carry these oils with no side effects. This is helpful in conditioning the hair and skin.

Many hair care products will add almond oil because of the nourishing and smoothing benefits it provides the hair cuticles, allowing people to grow thick, long, strong hair. It can be used to make your hair shinier. You can also mix almond oil with tea tree or neem oil and massage it into the scalp to increase circulation and relieve dandruff. Regularly massaging a combination of almond, rosemary and lavender oil in the hair can help reduce the amount of hair that falls out each day.

Use Almond Oil to improve your hair condition

Uses of Almond Oil for Hair for the ScalpMassage the oil into your scalp for 15-20 minutes, then massage a bit into the hair. If you have the time allow the almond oil to sit for at least 45 minutes, but you can also leave it in overnight. After it has been allowed to sit, rinse it away with your regular shampoo.For Hair Growth Combine 3 tablespoons of almond oil in a bowl with a pinch of cayenne pepper and three tablespoons of black castor oil. Warm the mixture slightly and apply it to the scalp and massage it in for 10 minutes.Wrap your head in a towel and leave the mixture in place for an hour.Then wash the oil away with shampoo.

Repeat this ritual twice a week for a few months to see thicker hair start to grow.

For Lustrous Hair

Rub a few drops of almond oil on your palms and apply it to the hair to make your hair look more lustrous. This is particularly helpful for curly hair.

For Split Ends

Those that suffer from split ends can massage it into the hair to help keep your hair from splitting.

For Silky Soft Hair Create a thick paste with water and rice flour and allow it to sit overnight.The next day add an egg and three tablespoons of sweet almond oil into the mixture and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. You can also add a few drops of lavender oil or rose water if you find the smell of the egg unpleasant.

Apply the mixture to your hair and allow it to sit on the hair for an hour then wash it off with cool water. Towel your hair and allow it to dry. Add an additional dose of almond oil to your scalp and leave it in place overnight before shampooing your hair again.

This will give your hair a silk appearance. It is recommended to take on this process on the weekend as it takes a long time to complete.

Selecting of Almond Oil for Hair

If you want to get the most out of using sweet almond oil you should

Make an effort to purchase certified organic almond oil. Be sure to read the labels of these products to ensure that the bottle is fresh Check the ingredients to ensure you are purchasing a genuine product.

Genuine, 100 percent almond oil should be slightly thick compared to cheaper products. If you purchase a fresh bottle you can keep your oil for up to a year, though some manufacturers claim that it will last for up to 3 years.

There’s more to adding hair

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Consultation is free, we work with all hair types with professionally qualified staff. 

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