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Sew in Hair Weave

Sew in Hair Weave
Sew in Hair Weaves
How to Sew-in your hair weave

From Halle to Madonna a Sew-in Hair Weave has always been an easy option to looking fabulous without damaging ones own hair. The easiest method of sew in hair weave can be learned with these basic techniques.

Instructions

Things you’ll need:

1 or 2 packs of weft hair or tracks
Hair sewing needle, preferably the one with a curve (It can be found at any hair store)
Hair Thread. (It comes in a variety of colors so that it blends in well with the hair).
1 Pack of Braiding Hair
Comb
Scissors
Hair clips or bobby pins

Step 1

Wash and dry your own hair. This is to rid the hair of oils and products that will cause build-up and it also helps the style last longer.

Step 2

Start with braids like these and end up with a full head weave. Braid hair horizontally around the head in cornrows adding extension hair for thickness and durability. If you want a full-head weave you braid all of the hair however if you just want a partial weave for thickness then clip or bobby pin an inch of hair out in the front. This will be used to cover any tracks later. If you have very thin hair it is recommended that you add as much bulk to your own hair as possible but still keep the braids flat to the scalp. This will make it easier to sew-in the wefts and give a more natural illusion.

Step 3

Depending on the style that you want to wear, the hair will be sewn-in accordingly. For example, if you want bangs the wefts have to be applied in a circular motion around the head. While some can do this alone it will be better to have someone assist at this point so the hair is even all around.

Step 4

There are so many textures available so don't be afraid to be bold. Thread the needle as you would a regular sewing needle and fasten the end with a knot. The weft is now also threaded at the very end of the track and then sewn through the braid as you would a button on a shirt. This can be continued around the whole head and make sure it's tight but not too tight. The amount of tracks depends solely on how thick you want the hair to fall.

Step 5

Once all the hair has been sewn in, check for any spots that may seem empty or bald-like. Nothing is worse than being able to see right through the hair. Sew-in additional hair in these areas. If you have a partial weave then comb hair that was left out and push back over tracks for a natural look.

Step 6

Now that it's completely in, style accordingly. You may want to see a professional so that they can customize the cut to your individual face shape and features.

Tips & Warnings

Always remain true to your own individuality and have fun with hair weaves, extensions, etc. They are great alternative to damaging the natural hair. Experiment with colors, cuts and bangs, the possibilities are endless. Stay Fabulous!

Never sew the track too close to the nape of the neck as this causes the hair to knot up and tangle.

Stay away from really cheap hair because it will not last as long and the quality is poor. Generally you can find decent hair at $20-$100 a pack.

Human hair can be dyed, curled, set, etc. but remember not to apply heat or hair products to synthetic as this will completely damage the hair.

Hair Braiding Styles



Types of Braid Hair Styles

There are several different types of hair styles that incorporate braids. Which style you choose will depend on many factors, and it is important to recognize the different styles are available:

Straight Braids: Either one or two plaits, simply done, that are suitable for everyday wear or can be coiled and twisted into more elaborate looks.

French Braids: A type of plait that is woven into hair closer to the scalp, and the weaving begins higher on the head than a straight braid. French braids are great for everyday or formal wear.

Micro braids: Miniscule braids that may be woven from just a few strands of hair. These braids are typically done all over the head and can be left in for a long period of time.
Up do Braids: A braided style where different braids (straight plaits or micro braids) are then worked into a traditional up do, but the woven hair adds deeper intricacy to the style.
Sloppy Braids: Quick to do, sloppy braids are fun and easy for an informal yet intricate look.

Benefits of Braids

There are several benefits to wearing braid hair styles. First, a braided style keeps hair secure even if it has multiple layers that ordinarily can’t be contained. This is particularly useful for children who need to keep their hair under control but may have damaged or uneven areas. Braids are also useful for adding subtle waves to straight hair: if hair is braided when it is wet and allowed to dry thoroughly, the hair will have a gentle wave without needing a curling iron or other potentially damaging tool.

Braids are also great for formal styles because they are deceptively intricate. A braided style may look like it took hours to weave, but an experienced braider can create multiple plaits in just a few minutes. The more braids required for the style, however, the longer they will take to create. At the same time, because braids offer great control, a finished style is more likely to last longer than without braids.

Problems with Braided Hair

If done incorrectly, braid hair styles can lead to many problems. Very tight braids can be painful and may cause hair damage, even permanent hair loss if left in too long. If braids are not woven gently, they can break hair and give it a ragged, unkempt appearance. Furthermore, because braids are woven, even a few strands out of place may be far more noticeable than with other hair styles. For many women, one of the biggest detriments of braided styles is the fact that they cannot be created with short hair: medium and long hair works best for braids, because the hair must have enough length to properly exhibit the weave.

Reversing Damage

Micro braids are the most stressful style. If your hair has become damaged because of braids, there are several steps that can minimize negative effects. First, braids should always be removed slowly and carefully to prevent additional damage. Deep conditioning treatments coupled with regular use of the proper conditioner for your hair type can help prevent damage from accelerating, giving hair a chance to grow back and regain its former glory. Drinking plenty of water and avoiding excessive exposure to sun, chlorine, and other damaging agents will help your hair stay healthy to combat the stresses of braid hair styles.

Unfortunately, when severe damage has occurred, the best solution may be an emergency cut to remove irreparable sections of your hair. While it may not be the ideal option, an experienced stylist can help conceal much of the damage caused by improper braids.

Choosing the Best Braid Hair Styles for You

The best braid style for you is one that you feel comfortable and happy with. Some women prefer to weave their own braids, and they may prefer straight plaits or French Braids. Other women may want multiple braids and prefer to visit a salon for a professional, even style. Micro braids are favored by many African-American women because they add elegance and intricacy to harder-to-style hair.

No matter which style you are interested in, be sure to consider the basic factors of any new hairdo before setting out to weave your locks:

Will this style look good with my face shape? Because braids often pull hair away from the face, women with high foreheads or somewhat thinning hair may not feel comfortable with braid hair styles.

Is my hair healthy enough for this style? Healthy hair is less likely to be damaged by braids.

Do I want to put the time into a great braid style? Styles that require multiple braids may take hours to create as well as to unravel, and the style may need to be rewoven periodically to incorporate loose hair.

If a braid hair style is for you, it can be a beautiful and elegant look. From up dos to easy everyday styles, braids are a fun and intricate style preferred by many women.

French Braiding Style


French Braids

French braids are an elegant hair style with endless possibilities for unique and creative variations. While most people are familiar with the techniques for traditional hair braiding French plaits often intimidate even experienced braiders. With care and patience, this braiding method is easy and can lead to beautiful styles

How to Weave French Braids

Basic weaving techniques for French styles are not difficult. To create a standard style. Begin with a small, thin ponytail at the top of the head where you wish the braid to begin. Braid the hair in small, even sections, adding slight amounts of hair at each level to the left and right sections of the hair. Scale hair proportions according to the hair’s thickness and the desired thickness of the braid.

That’s all there is to creating french braids, but how you vary your technique can create a wide range of different styles. Adding greater amounts of hair, for example, will create a thicker, chunkier braid, while using slender, delicate amounts of hair will result in a thin, elegant braid. Two braids can be created on either side of the head, and they can be woven together in the tail to create a single braid.

Styles for French Braids

Braids are a versatile hair style, perfect for women of all ages. Young girls can wear a French style regardless of what activities they’re engaged in, and their hair will stay neat and secure. Cheerleaders and other teen girls appreciate the wide range of variations they can create with French variations, and many adult women prefer the style for its practicality while still presenting an elegant and sophisticated appearance. Cornrows and micro braid is a specific type of intricate French style, and many types of braids can be easily accessorized with pins, ponytail holders, clips, and other creative accents.

A simple up do style can be created by turning the tail of the braid beneath the plait and pinning it out of sight, though this works best with shorter braids. Braid ends can also be wrapped around the individual’s head in a crown or horseshoe arrangement, or twisted into compact buns. A more complex styling technique is to create the braid by drawing each strand beneath the overall style rather than using an overhand weaving method. This will create a smoother style against the head while forcing the braid to stand out more distinctly. Regardless of the type of French braids you create, they can be arranged into elegant prom or wedding styles with just a few accents and accessories.

French style braiding is an elegant and exotic alternative to traditional braids with extensive possibilities for styling and personalization. With care and practice, anyone can learn techniques to create fabulous French braids.

Micro Hair Weaving Braids



Micro Braids Are Tiny and Delicate


Micro braids are most commonly seen on African American women, but they are also worn by many people (men, women and children) while on vacation in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Mexico, and many other touristy and tropical areas. In the United States, most women get braids put in their hair by professional hair stylists. However, those who wear braids on vacation usually get them done by a local woman wandering on the beach asking if anyone wants their hair braided.



Micro braids can be a fun style for any age.



People usually only get a few and they are only worn for a short period of time. However, those who get their entire heads of hair braided usually intend to wear this hair style for a long time. Therefore, anyone who intends to endure several hours of braiding and many months with this hair style should consider a few things before the braids are put in the hair. First, brittle hair is not the best hair to be braided. Micro braids can be very damaging to hair, and over time may cause brittle hair to break. When the braids are removed, the hair could be damaged beyond repair.



Prepare the Hair for Braids



Prior to getting braids, it's essential that the hair is as healthy as possible so that it has the smallest chance of becoming damaged by the braids.


Either perform a hot oil treatment at home, or have a professional hair stylist do one so that the hair is as full of moisture as possible.


Make sure to use a deep conditioner several times prior to braiding.


Get a haircut prior to getting the braids. The haircut can be as simple as cutting off all the ends so that none of them are split before the braids are added.



Tips for Keeping Micro Braids Looking Good



Once the decision to have micro braids put in the hair has been made, the next step is to actually have them added. If an experienced professional hair stylist is used, the braids should look great as soon as they are complete.


A few important things to remember about caring for this hair style include:


After the braids have been in the hair for two or three months, have them removed so that the hair can recover from the stress of being braided for so long. Leaving braids in too long is very hard on the hair and can cause it to become thin and break. It's common for individuals to want their hair to remain healthy while they have the braids. Many people think that using a very thick conditioner on their hair will help their hair retain moisture. However, thick conditioners are often very difficult to rinse out of braided hair and they can gradually leave a residue on the hair that cannot be removed. Essentially, thick conditioners can cause people to look as if they have a bad case of dandruff.


Add moisture to the hair while it's in micro braids by using a light hair oil. By no means should the hair oil drench the hair, but enough should be used so that the hair does not feel dry and brittle to the touch.


Don’t ever get dehydrated. Not drinking enough water on a daily basis has an effect on the hair. So, while wearing micro braids, make sure to drink a healthy amount of water every day.

Hair Braiding Hairstyles



Hair Braiding Hairstyles

Women with long hair can play with dozens of braid styles for a simple or exotic new look. When you have long hair, no style is more fun to experiment with than braids. If you think braiding is limited to the standard English style (three strands of equal size, crossed back and forth to form a simple ponytail-style braid), you just haven't explored all the possibilities.

Actually there are dozens of braid styles -- some complex, some understated, all eye-catching. Braids can be worn by women of all ages, and even those with only chin-length hair can pull them off. They keep your hair neat, off your face when it's hot or humid, are perfect for sports, and can be worn during the day or evening. Some of the most common braids perfectly accessorize both sports and evening wear.
Which hairstyle can claim greater versatility? Once you've mastered one style of braid, you'll have the skill needed to attempt others. For braiding success, follow these tips from Patricia Coen and Joe Maxwell, authors of Beautiful Braids:

Before trying a braid style, read all instructions, and imagine performing them. Braid in your mind before braiding with your hands.

Don't watch yourself in the mirror. Close your eyes and concentrate. You'll work intuitively, which will produce a better braid.

Work with damp hair, which is more manageable when you're braiding.

Don't use an office-supply-style rubber band to secure a braid, as it promotes hair breakage. Choose proper accessories designed to hold hair: coated bands, clips, barrettes and other ornaments.

Don't tense up. If you don't like the result, you can always try again.

As for braid styles, consider the following:

Create a simple English braid, and coil it around your finger. Tuck the end of the braid under the coil, and secure it to the back of your head. This is called an "English braid with chignon."

The "Dutch braid" is similar to an English braid, but the three strands of hair (equal in size) are crossed under, rather than over, one another.

The classic "French braid" is one of the most sophisticated - and popular - hairstyles ever invented. You start with a center section of hair and divide it into three strands. As you braid, you add new strands gathered from both sides of your head. The finished braid rests flat against your head and is secured at the bottom. Check out Dreamweaver Braiding, an online educational braiding site, for complete directions, or Coen's and Maxwell's illustrated guide book.

The "invisible French braid" is constructed like its classic namesake, but the hanging braid is folded upward and pinned to your scalp.

The "accent braid" - popular among teenagers - is a single, thin braid that adorns loose hair, positioned on one side of your head. Select three thin strands from one side of your hair and braid them. Secure the braid at the bottom and let it rest against your loose hair.

The "princess braid" was made famous by Carrie Fisher's Star Wars character, Princess Leia. The style actually dates back to the 14th century, when it was all the rage. You create two English braids - one on each side of your head, pigtail style - and coil them. Affix the coils to your scalp with hairpins.

Cornrows are a trendy style among African-American women, but the very Caucasian Bo Derek immortalized them for women of all ethnicities in the 1979 film 10. Cornrows tend to remain in the hair for a protracted period, due to the amount of time needed to create them. If you want this look, go to an experienced braider or stylist, as braid evenness is vital.

You can always work ribbon or yarn into any braid to add a splash of color. Adorn braids with hair jewels or fresh floral buds for special occasions.

Article reprint permission by HaircutAdvice.com
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What are Hair Extensions?



What are Hair Extensions?

Hair extensions are a creation of several innovative techniques that may be used separately or in combination with each other to add length and fullness to your existing hair. I use methods that insure no or minimal damage to the client’s own hair. Quality and care of the hair extension and the client’s hair is a number one priority.

Quality of Hair

Quality of hair is an extremely important factor as to how “real” your hair extension will look. While many places claim to use only “100% human hair”, they fail to realize or tell you that 90% of the human hair available is from China or Korea which is very poor quality because of the processing methods. During processing the hair is heavily stripped and the cuticle layer is inverted which damages the hairs' natural protective coating. It is further processed to imitate the colors, curl, and texture of Caucasian hair since a lot of people don't have straight, black, course hair. This damages the hair so much that by the time you wear it, the hair is dull, lifeless, and will not last a long time. This hair also has a tendency to tangle and matte extensively.

The latest trend in the type of hair being used for extensions is Indian Remy hair. Remy hair is used for most bonding and interlock systems today. While this type of hair is better than the typical manufactured human hair, it still goes through an extensive process and does not meet my top quality standards.

I use only 100% European, Italian and/or Russian blended hair. This premium quality hair can be custom-blended to match texture, color, and wave pattern desired. It is virgin, healthy hair that will remain glossy and full of life for an average of 6-14 months with proper maintenance. As all hair tends to dry out, it is an absolute must that the Maintenance Care Instructions be followed, which include using the proper products and tools.

Methods of Attachment

Hair weaving is a traditional method of attaching hair extensions. I prefer to use my own version of this method because there is virtually no damage to the client’s own hair when done properly. The hair comes in a “weft” form and can be made into as many pieces as necessary. Each piece is blended as thick or thin as needed to match the client’s existing hair. A “track” is formed by weaving a bond of small sections of your natural hair inter-twining with numerical combinations of thread to form a locked base system at the roots of your hair. The hair wefts are attached to the track. My technique is flat, not bulky, and not easily detectable like traditional weaves. It also has enough support so your own hair is not weakened. Most clients require only 1 or 2 tracks to achieve their desired result. The weaving process is usually completed in 2-4 hours depending on the amount of hair attached. Hair weaving generally lasts 4-8 weeks before a retightening is needed.

For clients who prefer not to have wefted hair, I use a pre-bonded protein-keratin bonding system. With this system, small pieces of hair are individually bonded onto the client’s own hair at the root. The bonding system lasts up to 3 months. This system is great for adding streaks, funky colors, or color blocks or in "certain" situations. Generally, I dissuade clients from using this to add volume and length or grow their own hair out. In my 17+ years of experience with hair extensions, I have seen too many clients come from other places with substantial breakage and damage from this method. I have thoroughly researched 99% of the systems out there and find the quality of hair is just not up to the standard I demand. Along with the high incidence of damage to the clients' own hair, I feel that this is not the answer in most cases.

I also make removable hair extensions using wefted hair with clips or an invisible wire. This is also visually undetectable and is great for client’s who travel extensively, live out-of-town, or just don’t want to be bothered with maintenance. Wefted hair extensions can be alternated between weaving and a removable system at any time.

Pricing

Pricing depends on what I need to do, how much hair is needed, method of attachment, etc. Every hair extension is custom designed and blended for your specific situation. It's very difficult to determine price when I haven't seen you and your hair. This is why I offer free consultations with no obligation.

Shopping for extensions by price alone can end up causing a lot of frustration and disappointment. It may end up costing more money in the long run too. You should also consider quality of the hair, the person's experience, and several other factors which are listed in my article posted under the Articles button on my website. Cheapest is not the best and usually gives an unrealistic look and feel - and at worst, damages your hair. I'm not saying the most expensive hair extensions are the best. There are also people who charge a lot of money that don't deliver high quality. My point is, if you're going to shop around, it is in your best interest to see for yourself what is being offered and to consider and compare all the factors along with the price.

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Braiding the Back of Your Own Hair



Braiding the Back of Your Own Hair

Step 1:

Style the front of your hair, including bangs, wisps and tendrils, before you begin your hair braid. Divide tangle-free hair into three even sections.

Step 2:

Lift your left elbow to shoulder height and make a thumbs-down fist around the left portion of hair. Do the same on the right side, letting the middle portion lie against your spine.

Step 3:

Extend your left index finger and hook the right section of hair. Pull it in front of the middle section, letting it slip completely out of the right hand. Grab the middle section of hair with your right hand, pull it to the right side, then resume the thumbs-down fist position with both hands.

Step 4:

Extend your right index finger, hook the far left portion of hair and let it slip completely out of the left hand. Shift the portion of hair in your left hand into a thumbs-down fist, then free up the left index finger. Make a thumbs-down fist with your right hand, and then use your left index finger to hook the far right portion. Try and keep the tension on each section of your hair braid as even as possible for best results.

Step 5:

Continue the process until the braid is complete. To braid very long hair, you may have to free a hand to pull the portions through. Secure the developing braid by pressing your knuckles into it as you shift your hands for the next cross.

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Steps for Braiding Hair



Steps for Braiding Someone Else's Hair or the Front Section of Your Own Hair

Step 1:

Begin by applying a styling gel, mousse or pomade to clean, damp hair and blow drying it as smooth as possible. Braiding hair that hasn’t been washed that day and already has hair products in it also works well.

Step 2:

Divide tangle-free hair into three even sections. Place the left section between your left index finger and thumb, let the middle section hang free and place the right section between your right index finger and thumb. This will begin to create the hair braids.

Step 3:

Grab the middle section with your right middle finger and pull it so it passes behind the right section. Extend your right thumb and index finger so the portion of hair therein becomes the middle section.

Step 4:

Use the left middle finger to pull the middle section behind the left section. Extend or straighten the left index finger and thumb to make the left section become the middle section. Pay careful attention to the smoothness and tension of your hair braid sections.

Step 5:

Shift the portion of hair hooked in the right middle finger so it sits between the right index finger and thumb. Repeat the process, then shift the portion of the hair hooked in the left middle finger so it sits between the left index finger and thumb.

Step 6:

Continue until you achieve the desired length of the hair braid. Make a tighter, more compact braid by pulling the middle section into a horizontal line as you pull it to the right or left. For a loose, elongated braid, simply shift the middle section to the right or left, letting it remain in a vertical line.

Step 7:

Tie off the ends of the hair braid with a covered rubber band. Add a bow or barrette when appropriate.

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NON Glue/Bond Hair Extensions



NON Glue/Bond Hair Extensions

Donna Bella hair extensions: The I-Link system is applied using micro links. Donna Bella has two types of links that come in different sizes. Their most popular is the "non-slip" link that is threaded on the inside which secures the extension without damaging the client's hair.

Micro-cylinder hair extensions: This gentle attachment method does not involve glues, heat, or chemicals. Tiny tubes (micro-cylinders) are used to attach the strands with a special technique to your own hair. It’s easy to install and easy to remove by an expert. Applied in the correct way this is a strong and safe method that will not damage your own hair. This method can also be used for weft extensions. The cylinders come in different sizes and colors but also in different qualities. This method can be used with the highest hair quality and with hair of a lesser quality, it depends on the salon.

Microchet hair extensions: One of the latest inventions in the field of hair extensions is a very gentle thread technique that is virtually undetectable. The process is quick and easy with no pulling or stress and no damage to your own hair. It is very comfortable and light, you can hardly feel it yourself. The attachment is so small that it can be applied on very thin hair and on areas of the head (temples, mid scalp, fore head) where most other systems can not. High quality human hair is used.

Invisible Strands: The extension hair is applied to a strand of your own hair using dental floss; the floss is then removed leaving an invisible strand. A sealant is applied to each extension to ensure that it lasts the duration of the process. The technician said that this method lasts from 8 months to a year. It could take 3 to 8 days to complete with 2 specialists working on your hair. The process does not cause damage to your hair. You care for your hair like normal.

ProHair Extensions: A gentle method of attaching synthetic hair extensions without the use glues or chemicals. The ProHair is braided into the hair using a 3 stem braid close to the root area; some of the extension fiber is wrapped around the braid and then heated with the ProStyles Heat Clamp. The ProHair shrinks around the braid locking it in place and preventing it from unravelling. Removal is easy as well, simply twist the heat seal until it fractures then the extension slides out without any damage to the client’s hair. Gentle because it does not rely on tension or chemicals for application or removal. It is also suitable for all hair types European, Asian or Afro. ProStyles are the inventers of this method.

FLhair™ Xtensions Strand by Sstrand: This method utilizes a custom designed micro-cylinder shell. Small, weightless and strong each shell’s interior is coated with a Silicone compound to protect the hair from any compression stress. The outer shell is colored co-ordinate to match the hair color for truly sightless, gentle dependable connections. The uniqueness of this method is all the Remy Hair Strands come fully prepared with a shell and threader attached. It can be used for length or volume on all hair types, excluding medical hair loss. FLhair™ Xtensions Strand by Strand method makes it affordable and dependable for the stylist and client.

TemBond™ Hair Extension System: This gentle, non-adhesive bonding method is a process in which you dip and attach strands of extension hair to your own. The patent-pending TemBond™ is uniquely designed to create a secure hold for the extension strands without actually binding to the natural hair, giving the wearer a temporary bond that can be worn for months and applied themselves. Working with all hair types, and allowing reuse of the extension hair, the natural and non-toxic TemBond™ can be removed without chemicals or tools.

HairXtend hair extensions: Attachment is done with skilful manual application using a soft silicon pad that does not stress your hair. They supply only 100% cuticle hair.

Hairlocs hair extensions: This method is based on the same principle as micro-cylinder. No heat, no glue or polymer is used. The tubes are larger and have a different shape than the micro-cylinder but both are tightened to create the attachment.

Individual braiding: In this time consuming method extension hair is braided into your own hair.

Hair Extensions: The Hair Extension Guide is the most used hair extension resource on the Internet today. For the largest salon directory and everything you need to know about hair extensions.

Glue/Bond based Hair Extensions



Glue / Bond based Attachments



D'Vine Lengths: is a hair extension system that matches to the contour of your head. This system is very flat. The inventor claims that this system is virtually undetectable even in fine, thin hair. The bonds are flexible what makes them comfortable as you sleep. The New innovative interlocking system eliminates slipping and shedding. With these hair extensions every strand can be reused.

So.Cap. USA hair extensions: This method introduces innovative and advanced equipment in the field of cold fusion, 'Flat Ice'. The hair extensions are attached using the highest standard of ultra sound technology combined with a very easy and practical use of the machine. It works by transforming the electrical signal sent by the main unit into waves that soften the keratin. So.Cap. USA hair is available in 81 colors which are available in straight, wavy and curly. Each strand of hair is 100% unprocessed human hair with no silicone coat.

Donna Bella hair extensions: Donna Bella Milan is known amongst hair professional's world wide for its certified remy human hair. Besides trading raw human hair for both wigs and extensions, Donna Bella also manufactures their own unique line of products. The Kera-Link system is applied using a flat-tipped heat tool that fuses the extension into the client's hair. The European formulated bond comes in a flat shape that can be cut into smaller pieces making it very difficult to see.

Great Lengths hair extensions: This method is based on a gentle principle, 'modulating'. The attachment of the hair strand to your own hair is composed of polymer chains whose molecular structure is very similar to that of human hair. A special applicator joins the strand with your hair. Easy to install and remove by an expert. Great lengths uses the highest quality hair available.

Invisible Hair extensions: The Extension is a skin replica. An air tight, water tight seal is created allowing 5-8 weeks of attachment. “Skin” base is adhered directly to your scalp by the use of an medical grade adhesive. Your hair will continue to grow out while the grafted hair addition remains attached to your scalp. It can be re-used and brushed in any direction. This method can be used if you have "baby fine" hair.

Cinderella hair extensions: These extensions are attached to your own hair at low temperature with a protein-moulded bond. The bonds are strong and flexible and made of protein that is not harmful for your hair. In general a high hair quality is used with these extensions.

Ultratress hair extensions: This application method can be used on areas on the head where ordinary extension can't. A polymer bond is used for the attachment.


Mega hair extensions: With this method a keratin based hi-tech adhesive is used for application. Because the bonds are slightly thicker this method is not recommended if you have very thin hair.

Ultra Strands hair extensions: This is a bond attachment like Great Lengths and Cinderella. The bond is made of a different material but can be small and long lasting.

Racoon hair extensions: This technique uses a 'hot bond' method. The bonding material has been specifically designed for hair extensions and provides a balance between strength, durability and, importantly, ease of removal. The bond is kind to the hair during application and equally gentle on removal.

Hair Extensions : The Hair Extension Guide is the most used hair extension resource on the Internet today. For the largest salon directory and everything you need to know about hair extensions.

Weft Hair Extensions



Weft Hair Extensions



A weft is a track of several inches long on which the hair is already attached (a curtain of hair attached together at the top and free flowing at the bottom). A weft can be made by a machine or by hand. Handmade wefts are better, they are custom made to suit your head and match your hair. The extensions are then applied by using one row (track) at the time instead of strand by strand.

Flattracks: Flattracs is an exclusive method that only takes an hour to attach. It looks natural and costs half of what a full head of individuals would. There is no damage to the natural hair. No special products or brushes are required. The hand-tied hair is sewn on to a thin section of your natural hair. This technique was developed by Cynthia Orr.

Simplicity Hair Extensions: can be applied in less than 30 minutes. The Extensions are attached with specialized liner tape. This method can be used to add length, volume, highlights, and bangs. Simplicity Hair Extensions are 100% human hair and are sold pre-cut in 38 different colors and a variety of sizes and styles for all over attachment. They last 4-6 weeks with proper care and can be easily removed and reused.

Keraloc © hair extensions: involves a human hair weft. A tiny hook tool is used to pull a small but secure amount of your natural hair through the weft and then add a tight, silicone, waterproof , heat activated seal around the keratin protein bond. This is repeated every half an inch around the weft. This way the weight of the extension is evenly distributed through your whole head Keraloc hair extension will grow out and need to be uplifted every 10 to 12 weeks or 8 weeks if your hair is fine or fragile. The hair extensions can be re–used, as long as you have looked after it will the correct shampoo/conditioner and styling products. This system has been developed and copyrighted by Hot Hedz.

Glam hair extensions: is a new technique which uses the finest quality of hair! Highlights include safe, fast, easy and full and flawless look not to mention a completely flat and reusable base which is easy and safe to wear and maintain. It is attached simply with a special medical grade tape and holds for 2-4 months. This method is actually a two sided tape method, where the tape sits on a polyurethane base and is placed on the client's hair just below the scalp. It is available in many different colors and textures and special orders are made per request.

Bonded hair extensions: The weft is applied with adhesive to your hair or to your skin depending on salon and stylist. For some people it will last for many weeks and for others it loosens up after the first shampoo. This method is faster and therefore less expensive than strand by strand extensions.

Braided hair extensions: First a braid is created of your own hair and than the weft is sewn onto the braid. The number of tracks depends on what you want.

Weaved hair extensions: It is done by weaving your own hair around a number of threads. This way a track is created. The weft is sewn onto this track.

Braiding and weaving give more tension to your hair and skin because it is tight and therefore will pull more. The extensions stylist should braid the tracks firmly but comfortably, it should not hurt. Some clients complain about being uncomfortable and having headaches using these systems, others have no complains at all.

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Hair Extension Techniques




Hair Extensions Techniques



Hair extensions come in many different types. There are differences in the way hair extensions are prepared, in the technique used to attach it to your own hair, and in what kind of hair is used. Some systems only differ from materials that are used or just from name. With many techniques some kind of glue or bond is used for attachment, these methods involve coating your own hair with a chemical or foreign substance. Some glues can be harmful for your hair or skin, others are safe. Ask your stylist what type of glue will be used. There are many good salons that do not use a name brand extension technique. Hair extensions will not last forever, sometimes because the attachment breaks but mostly because the growth of your own hair. Extensions connected to your hair will get more lose as your hair grows (approximately 0.4" per month). Depending on how fast your hair grows and how well you take care of your extensions they have to be removed or retightened when they get too loose. Some systems last longer then others but in general we can say anywhere between 2 and 6 months. With some hair extensions it is possible to reuse the hair what can save you some money, this also depends on the hair quality and how well you take care of it.



There are three major categories: Clip-on Extensions, Weft Extensions, and Strand by Strand Extensions:

Clip in Hair Extensions

As the name already revealed, you can clip these extensions into your own hair whenever you want it and take it out at night before you go to sleep.

Donna Bella Milan Clip-In hair extensions: Donna Bella Milan is known amongst hair professional's world wide for its certified remy human hair. The clip-in line comes in both natural and fantasy colors. Clip-in hair is thought to be the easiest of all systems to apply and remove. Clips come in all sizes and lengths used for both highlights and full heads.

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Hair Extensions



Hair extensions comes in many different types. There are differences in the way hair extensions are prepared, in the technique used to attach it to your own hair, and in what kind of hair is used. Some systems only differ from materials that are used or just from name.

With many techniques some kind of glue or bond is used for attachment, these methods involve coating your own hair with a chemical or foreign substance. Some glues can be harmful for your hair or skin, others are safe. Ask your stylist what type of glue will be used. There are many good salons that do not use a name brand extension technique. Hair extensions will not last forever, sometimes because the attachment breaks but mostly because the growth of your own hair. Extensions connected to your hair will get more lose as your hair grows (approximately 0.4" per month). Depending on how fast your hair grows and how well you take care of your extensions they have to be removed or retightened when they get too loose. Some systems last longer then others but in general we can say anywhere between 2 and 6 months. With some hair extensions it is possible to reuse the hair what can save you some money, this also depends on the hair quality and how well you take care of it.

There are three major categories: Strand by strand extensions, weft extensions, and clip-on extensions

With Strand by strand extensions technique small strands of extension hair are attached one by one to small sections of your own hair by either weaving in, gluing, heat fusing, clamping with metal tubes or using waxes and polymers.

A weft extension is a track of several inches long on which the hair is already attached (a curtain of hair attached together at the top and free flowing at the bottom). A weft can be made by a machine or by hand. Handmade wefts are better, they are custom made to suit your head and match your hair. The extensions are then applied by using one row (track) at the time instead of strand by strand.

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Hair Transplant



The success of any hair transplant surgery largely depends upon hair transplantation procedures adopted during the hair restoration surgery. With the emergence of single follicular hair transplant as the standard unit for hair transplant surgery, the hair transplant procedures have now become more or less standardized. A good hair restoration surgeon, irrespective of which hair restoration center he belongs to, now follows these standard hair transplant procedures in order to achieve aesthetically superior results.

A brief round up of these standard hair transplant procedures is given below to help you understand the nut and bolts of a hair restoration surgery.

A long string of hair transplant procedures for hair transplant surgery start with the harvesting of the donor hair. The procedure starts with the excision of a 1 cm wide and 20 cm long strip of hair from the donor site. The strip is tapering at ends to facilitate easy removal.

As soon as the fusi-form strip is excised from the donor site, it is handed over to surgical assistants who with the use of a stereoscopic microscope cut the strip into many fine strips, which are one follicular unit in width. The hair transplant procedure of dissecting the donor strip into many fine strips is technically known as silvering.

Cutting of the strip into silvers is an extremely difficult hair transplant procedure. Earlier, most of the hair restoration surgeons were using multi-blade knife for the job. But with the introduction of stereoscopic dissection microscope in 1987, the use of single blade has gained wider acceptance. Though the above said microscopic hair transplant procedure takes more time to perform or requires more assistants, it requires 20% less donor strip for obtaining the same number of well-trimmed follicular units. If donor tissue is in short supply, stereoscopic microscope dissection is the method of choice. There are reports, which have shown a positive correlation between the microscopic dissection procedures and the better and faster growth rate of the transplanted hair follicles.

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Solution for Hair Loss



If you are facing thinning and losing hair, you are probably pretty stressed by it. However, you will not be worrying and causing more hair to drop once you understand some facts about female hair loss. You see, in many cases, female hair loss is just a temporary occurrence and hence, finding a hair loss solution to it is relatively easy.

Androgenetic alopecia is the hereditary form of baldness that affects 50 percent of men and some women after 40. Female hair loss usually starts after menopause although it can begin earlier. The main reason for this is that estrogen levels decline. Hormonal changes cause hair to thin. It is comforting to note that other than androgenetic alopecia, the most common cause of hair loss in women is a result of metabolic and hormonal changes. Thus, the hair loss is usually temporary. Also, unlike men, women rarely become totally bald. However, what females generally experience is the thinning of their hair.

For example, in the case of pregnancy, hair loss is temporary and should stop about 6 months after birth. When a woman is pregnant, a large amount of oestrogen is produced causing the hair follicles to go into their growth phase. Once the baby is born, the woman’s hormonal balance is restored. The reverse now happens with the hair follicles going into a hair loss phase. While nothing much can be done to prevent hair loss during this period, applying hair tonic to hasten hair re-growth can be a helpful solution. Crash diets leading to rapid weight loss over a short period of time prompts excessive hair loss. Physical and emotional stress can cause hair loss but this usually only occurs after a prolonged period of time and in extreme cases. Once stress levels are restored to normal levels, hair loss should stop. Thus, a good hair loss solution is to find ways to reduce stress!

Certain drugs can also cause hair to shed. The most common medical treatment that causes hair loss is chemotherapy. The drug medication attacks the hair cells, causing hair loss from the scalp. Certain prescription drugs (for thyroid hormone deficiency, diabetes and lupus) and dieting supplements are also causes of hair loss. Once these drug medications are stopped, the hair loss problem should disappear. Other stresses to the hair may include frequent dyeing and chemicals e.g. perming solutions applied to the hair. Generally, healthy hair can undergo these treatments without showing signs of stress, if they are not done too often. But if hair is not allowed a chance to recover from the constant application of hair chemicals, then it becomes brittle and starts to break off. Hair loss treatment products to help strengthen the follicles should help when applied to the scalp.

Different Hair Styles



When you begin to search for that perfect long hairstyle, medium hairstyle or short hairstyle that will compliment your features you will first have to decide what shape your face is, the type of hair you now have, and of course your own unique personality. If you only go by the shape of your face and ignore your own personality then you may not be very happy with the outcome.

You should be able to tell with these measurements, which shape face you have. Now, on to deciding which hairstyle looks the best with your face shape?

An oval face shape gives you the opportunity to wear practically any hairstyle from long hairstyles to medium hairstyles to short hairstyles. Now this is where your personality kicks in. According to the activities that you enjoy you may wish to wear your hair shorter instead of pulling it back to enjoy participating in sports or keeping your hair out of the way for most activities. To get an example of celebrities with oval shape faces and the variety of hairstyles that look great on them take a look at Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, and Mariah Carey.

If your face shape is rectangular or oblong your best bet would be short hairstyles or medium hairstyles. Bangs will do wonders for giving your face a softer and gentler look. Celebrities with rectangular faces include Kirstie Alley, Stephanie Seymour and Janet Jackson.

A round face should wear short hairstyles that sweep back away from the face, adds more fullness and height at the crown. Kate Winslet, Christina Ricci, and Drew Barrymore all have round faces and look great with a variety of hairstyles.

Square face shapes should wear short hairstyles to medium hairstyles and should stay away from straight long hairstyles. Celebrities with square shape faces include Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock and Holly Marie Combs.

Heart shape faces should wear hairstyles that are either chin length or long hairstyles and short hairstyles should be avoided. Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucy Lawless, and Claudia Schiffer all belong in the heart shape face club.

If you have a triangular shape face then this is the exact opposite of the heart shape face. You should wear short hairstyles. Kathy Ireland is a great example of a celebrity with a triangular shaped face.

The diamond shape face is as great to have as an oval. You can wear short hairstyles, medium hairstyles and long hairstyles and look absolutely gorgeous. Examples of this include celebrities such as Sophia Loren, Katherine Hepburn, and Linda Evangelista.

Right Hair Color for You



The first thing that you need to do to find the right hair color for you is to decide how long you want the coloring to last. If you just want to add a punch of color to your hair for a party, a special occasion or just to suite a mood then you will want to use a temporary hair coloring. Temporary hair coloring is usually an acid based formula that is designed to only coat the hair strand instead of penetrating the hair shaft. This allows the coloring to be washed out after a few shampoos.

Semi permanent hair coloring is another hair color option that you have. It lasts longer than temporary hair coloring because it has smaller molecules that are able to soak into the hair shaft. However, this hair coloring doe not use a developer so it will not last as long as permanent hair coloring will last.

If you are looking for a more permanent hair dye then you may want to consider a demi permanent hair coloring. This treatment uses a hair color cream that has a mild developer. This type of coloring will typically last a few months. This option is great for covering grey hair.

After selecting the length of time that your hair color will last your next choice is to determine whether you want a natural or chemical hair coloring. Natural hair colorants will typically create a temporary hair tint. Some of the natural hair tints that you can use include cranberry juice, tea and henna. Chemical hair coloring agents can be found in do-it-yourself hair coloring kits and they can also be found at your local hair salon. Natural hair colorants are gentler on your hair and skin then chemical hair coloring agents; however, they do not last as long.

The final thing that you need to decide on when looking for the right hair coloring for you is what color you want to select. If you are looking for hair color ideas they you can always look for a celebrity of hair model that has the same skin tones as you do to see what hair colors will work the best for you. You can also ask a cosmetologist to help you select the right hair base color and highlight colors.

Secrets for Hair Growth


The human thyroid gland plays an important role in the ability to grow healthy hair. A sluggish thyroid gland may not be able to generate the proper amount of hormones that regulate overall metabolism and other bodily functions with govern the body's overall ability to grow and maintain healthy tresses. This is known as hypothyroidism. Although hypothyroidism can only conclusively be proven through blood tests, common symptoms include feeling exhausted and losing more hair than normal. For some people, their hair will become dry, brittle and more prone to breakage.

1. Drink Recommended Daily Amount of Water
2. Drink Green Tea
3. Take a Brisk Walk Several Times A Week
4. Get Enough Sleep
5. Eat Energy Snacks
6. Indulge In Daily Aromatherapy
7. Laughter Is the Best Medicine
8. Eat Power Foods

Good Hair Care


Regardless of its length or style, we all want one thing: a healthy, great looking head of hair. But the first step to having healthy, luxurious hair is to know its exact type. Is it oily, dry or normal? Is your hair naturally curly or straight? Are you troubled by dandruff? Has your hair been processed in some way? Is it brittle or strong? Knowing your true starting point will allow you to better care for your hair and keep it looking its absolute best.

6 Essential Hair Care do’s:


- Do gently brush your hair each night before going to bed as it will stimulate blood flow to your scalp and promote healthy hair growth.

- Do be sure to hold the hair dryer at least six to eight inches away from your hair and keep it moving at all times to avoid scorching the hair.

- Do gently wash your hair using a mild shampoo suitable for your type of hair with lukewarm water.

- Do use a conditioner to keep your hair manageable, healthy, and free of tangles.

- Do be sure to drink plenty of water and follow a balanced diet. Many people aren’t aware of the important role that proper nutrition plays regarding healthy hair care. Water is essential to keep your body and hair properly hydrated.

- Do try to avoid touching your hair unnecessarily as the oils from your hands can cause your hair to lose its luster and become dirtier faster.

6 Essential Hair Care Don’ts:

- Don’t brush wet hair; use a comb instead to avoid pulling and risking breakage.

- Don’t blow-dry your hair every day; the constant heat will cause it to become brittle and prone to breakage. Likewise, use your curling iron on the lowest possible setting.

- Don’t over process your hair using strong dyes and chemicals. If you do relax your hair or have it permanently waved, be sure to wait as long as possible in between treatments to avoid over processing and damage.

- Don’t change your hair color to more than three shades, in either direction, lighter or darker, to avoid excessive damage.

- Don’t wash your hair in extra hot water, instead use warm, and use cool water for the final rinse. - Don’t allow stress to adversely affect your health, including your hair.

Hair Weaving Techniques

Hair Weaving Techniques
Hair Weaving Technique

Hair Weaving Techniques

Hair weaving is a technique by which hairs can be permanently attached onto your scalp. There is some basic hair weaving techniques:

Hair may be clumped together in wefts or small bunches. In such wefts, hair is tied together or grouped together with threads. These wefts can be created by hand or on a machine, but as hand-tying can raise the cost of production of such wefts, machine wefted extensions are much more popular. Wefts can be fine, medium or heavy, but the most commonly used extensions are medium wefts. However, despite the added cost, some people prefer handmade wefts as these are lighter and also do not tend to shed as much as machine-made wefts.

Another important component of this technique is the use of bulk hair. This refers to hair that is not in the form of a weft but is in fact loose hair. Bulk hair is ideally used for stand bonding and braiding techniques of hair weaving. In the case of what is known as the basic cord tracking technique of hair weaving, thin cords are attached onto the scalp and the bond is further strengthened by stitching threads onto these cords. Such cord tracks are made to follow the individual’s natural hair style and must be positioned as close to the scalp as possible. This is important to ensure strong support. Next, the main weave is attached onto the scalp and the individual’s natural hair conceals the cords that were placed initially. This technique works well with different types of hair and can be used effectively for curly as well as straight hair types.

Next one is Invisible hair weaving or tree-braiding. This is a popular technique in which hair is weaved or braided into the client’s natural hair, near the scalp Invisible hair weaving offers a great alternative for individuals who prefer to avoid potent chemicals. The drawback with employing this technique is that it does not last for very long and frequent touch-ups are required to maintain the look.

According to the strand-bond-weaving instructions hair weaving requires strands of hair to be attached to the individual’s natural hair through the use of strong chemical adhesives. This method is ideal for extensions which need to be used for long periods. This method requires less touch-up and is long lasting with little maintenance.

A typical hair weaving kit would therefore consist of glue guns or glue sticks or may have both. There would be a fusion iron, pliers and needles and different kinds of hair as per you specifications.

Hair Weaving is more common for men as they tend to lose hair more than women, but in rare cases of women suffering from specific health conditions, certain women may also opt for these techniques. Although no celebrities have ever come forward to admit that they have had hair-weaving done, there is a lot of speculation that few Bollywood actors do employ such techniques at one time or another.

Hair Weaving & Hair Transplant

Hair Weaving & Hair Transplant
Hair Weaving and Hair Transplantation is the permanent natural hair loss treatment. Due to stress, hair loss in children and women is getting as common as male hair loss pattern. You can find different hair loss ointment & creams, herbal hair oil, hair loss ayurvedic medicine shampoo but none of these alternative home treatment works to cure the hair fall problem.

One method of hiding hair loss used by bald woman is the comb over, which involves restyling the remaining hair to cover the balding area. It is usually a temporary solution, useful only while the area of hair loss is small. As the hair loss increases, a comb over becomes less effective. Another method is to wear a hairpiece - a wig or toupee.

The successful techniques to restore the hair line are hair transplant by medical hair restoration experts. Hair clinics for baldness treatment that have a lower and cheap hair transplant cost are in India Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pakistan Lahore and Islamabad. The Hair Replacement hospitals in Australia like Sydney, Melbourne, or China Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia do offer good alternatives but the hair surgery cost is higher.

Surgical hair restoration is the only permanent solutions to male and female hair loss by surgery. Hair loss is a natural daily occurrence, but most hair re-grows because the hair follicle remains. When shedding significantly exceeds hair growth, baldness occurs. Female hair loss usually takes the form of thinning hair over the entire top, or crown, of the head.

Two drugs are available for the treatment of balding in men. Minoxidil, is available without a prescription in two strengths. Finasteride is a prescription drug taken orally once daily. Both agents are modestly effective in maintaining (and sometimes re-growing) hair that is lost as a result of androgenic alopecia. Rogaine, the only FDA approved topical treatment for male or female pattern hair loss. Although Rogaine is not effective in stimulating new hair growth in many males, it appears to be more effective in retarding hair loss in a substantial amount of both male and females.(Available in the U.S. only through prescription).

Hair Transplant time involving hair weaving operation varies from 2-4 hours. With advanced micro-surgical techniques, most hair transplant patients do not need a bandage. The transplanted hair will grow forever and requires no special maintenance of any kind. Hair Weaving doctors generally shoot before and after videos of bald patients and provide DVD and CD's containing instructions for hair care and hair weaving.

During hair transplants, a small section of hair tissue is removed from the donor area (area containing healthy hair follicles on the back and sides of the head which are genetically programmed not to shed) and is then dissected into individual hair follicular units and micro-grafts. Compared to many other cosmetic surgery procedures, hair transplants are a comfortable treatment for the patient. More follicular units and micro-grafts are placed behind the hairline, providing density and volume to cover the larger balding areas.

The hair weaving cost the price can range from $750.00 to $2,500.00 for a quality custom-made hair addition. Before considering a hair transplant surgery, many men and women do not qualify for hair transplantation because of unrealistic expectations given their amount of available donor hair. In general, hair replacement candidates must have healthy hair growth at the back and sides of the head to serve as donor areas.

Interesting Hair Loss facts: Rockefeller had an extreme case of alopecia that caused him to lose all of the hair on his face, including his eyebrows and eyelashes. There are no proven relationships between androgenic baldness, dandruff, metabolism, diabetes and heart disease. In Body hair transplantation, Hair from elsewhere on the body may be harvested and transplanted to the scalp, or other location on the body.

Hair Colors

Hair Weaving Colors
There are three types of Hair Colors: Permanent, Semi-Permanent and Temporary.

Temporarily color – holds color through about three shampoo washes. Color is gentle and used to try out color in a subtle way (without damage to the hair shaft).

Semi-permanent Color – is color that can be washed out after 6 or more shampoos. Semi-permanents color and coat the hair shaft.

Permanent Color – Is a dramatic change of color, changes between 2-6 shades brighter or darker. Permanent color is best applied by an experienced individual (this method involves chemically lifting the hair and penetrating the cuticle layer, breakage can occur if the color is applied incorrectly).
To apply the permanent hair color the scalp should be examined for any abrasions. (If the scalp is not normal do not apply hair color). A strand and patch test must be done first to test your hair and skin’s reaction to the color. If there are no problems then proceed carefully. The hair is then sectioned into four parts. A protective cream is then applied to the skin around the entire hairline. Protective gloves should be worn while applying color.

Mixture should be applied to the darker part of the hair using 1/8 inch sectioning. Apply the mixture to the hair from roots to ends. After all the mixture has been applied to all sections, pile the hair on top of the head and allow it to process for specified time. The mixture should not be rubbed into the scalp. After achieving the desired shade, rinse and shampoo.
Hair color is a very important consideration in choosing weave in hair. Often times, we don’t REALLY know what our hair color is. That is, when we are outside, our hair color may look much lighter than it is when we are indoors, or at night, or after we have just washed our hair.
Additionally, new growth can cause us some problems when choosing a good match to our weave in hair, particularly if our hair is colored / processed. It is for this reason that I generally recommend cutting a small patch of your own hair to take with you to the beauty supply store. This way, you will not need to hold the weaving hair next to your own and look in the mirror in an attempt to determine the best match. That is a very faulty way to try to make a good match to your own hair.

Using the patch method I spoke of earlier, you can make a more objective comparison between your hair and the weave in hair. If while you are at the beauty supply store, you get to weave in hair sample that are very close to one another, and you are torn between which one to buy, you might ask if you may take both of them out into the sunlight to make a better comparison. I, personally, prefer purchasing both packs of hair if they are a very close match.

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Types of Hair Weaving

Types of Hair Weaving

The Lace fronts Hair Weave

All women are mostly self conscious when they want to get a hair weave. For this reason only the lace- front hair weave has grown in popularity. It is also known as a “lace front weave” or “lace front weave” or “lace front wigs”. This is the hair weave gives the illusion of wearing natural hair.

Most likely, a weave hair is sewn into the cornrow, but, with a lace front hair weave there is neither fear of exposure of wefts, tracks, nor glue. This is very versatile form of lace front hair weaving. A woman can pull the hair weave into a pony tail or part her hair. She can even swim in a lace front hair weave.

What is Lace front hair weaves?

Lace Front Hair Weave appears as your own hair but it is generally a wig. With special adhesives, this hair weave is attached to your hairline. Your head measurement is first thing to do, as it ensures a good fit.

They can be made by lacing high quality remi weave hair into the lace base. High quality hair types usually include African American hair and European hair. No matter what your hair type is, the weave hair is altered chemically to make certain that it is the texture, which you desired.

It is great because now woman can wear any hair texture without worrying about their own hair is colored or permed. If you have thin hair, you can have the same thick hair in no time and or you can have straight hair, curly hair, or wavy hair in a flash. It is a great technique to allow your own hair a break. And it can be taken off or put back on at any point of time.

Backgrounds on the lace front weave

The details for creating a lace front weave are pretty intricate. Each of the hairs is hand-tied to the lace, which is your choice of color, to give the appearance of hairs coming out of your scalp when properly applied. Each of the hand-tied knots is bleached to aid in the illusion of the hairs growth. Think of a pair of pantyhose. You are able to go into the store and purchase them in any skin tone you like (just as the lace wig). Then when you place them on over your own leg, it blends as your own skin (just as the lace wig would when placed over your head). The lace used to make lace wigs is a bit more durable than pantyhose, and very fragile, but the idea is still the same. Imagine each little hole on the pantyhose being used to tie single strands of hair onto. Then you place the pantyhose over your skin and it blends with your skin, only now there is hair hanging down. Now just imagine that pantyhose being placed onto your own head with a flesh toned wig cap underneath to cover the color of your hair and camouflage as skin. Now, you have the concept of the lace front weave.

The Stich-n-Go Hair Weaving Technique

This technique is most often used with the Beverly Johnson Weaving Hair
Weaving Instructions

1) Prep your hair

Prep your hair by corn rowing the full head. Secure the “Stitch-n-Go” to the perimeter of the head by using hairpins.

2) Stitching the weaving hair

Using a “C” shaped needle and thread, begin stitching the pre-styled weave at the front and work your way around the perimeter.

3) Once you have reached the back, make sure the front of the cap is even and aligned with the front of the head.

4) Rethread the needle and beginning stitching the top of the cap to the cornrows. Add as many stitches as need to ensure that the cap is secure and tight on the cornrows.

Instant Hair Weave

The Instant Hair Weave is a ready to wear hairstyle. Instant Weave blends with your own natural hair and has smooth, finished, polish look. It is easily applied and fits comfortably.

Instant Hair Weave Reversible

Two instant styles in one piece. Versatile and stylish fits for every woman, any occasion.
Instant Hair Weave Plus

This is sort of a new look. It has an added removable bang piece. This added bang piece provides for a new look in just a matter of seconds.

Totally Instant Weave

This weave type is secure and comfortable total cap. It generally comes with the standard cap structure and a flexi-ball tip comb.

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Hair Weave Extensions After Care

Hair Weave Extensions After Care:
Hair extensions can give you that Hollywood look that you are after, long thick volume hair with texture. As one of the secrets of Hollywood stars, hair extensions has become one of the most popular treatments in improving how the hair looks, feels, moves, falls down and goes up.

There are others ways to achieve hair improvement through adding hair. The methods available include clipping, sewing, tubing and gluing. However, the most preferred method of hair weaving is hair extensions through fusion.

Fusions hair extensions became popular because of its painless, non-surgical procedure that lasts only about fifteen minutes, but could provide longer lasting results of up to five to six months. If you wish to have extensions attached to your roots, then you might consider this method to produce a more natural look.

Fusion can be used for either hot or cold fusions hair extensions. While hot fusion uses hot glue to attach the extensions, cold fusion hair extensions are attached by using keratin-based polymer that is attached to your roots one stand at a time. Cold fusion works by using ultra-sonic waves or rapid impulses, no heat is required.

Why Is Cold Fusion Hair Extensions So Popular?

People who love weft hair prefer cold fusion hair extensions although it is a relatively a new method. Even though both hot fusion and cold fusion extensions provide lasting results with a more natural look, the popularity of cold fusion hair extensions is becoming more evident - and this is for a valid reason.

Hot fusion necessitates the use of hot glue to attach the extensions to the root of your hair. Some people have reported burning and scalp damage.

Also cold fusion hair extensions last longer than the hot fusion hair extensions. Your hair extensions will naturally blend in with your existing hair because the keratin based polymer used to bond the extensions is a flexible substance. What this means is your hair will not look stiff, making it more natural!

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Hair Weaving Styles

Hair Weaving Styles

There must be a million and one ways to style our hair.

If you like your hair styled short, there are short hair styles for women, short hairstyles for men, short curly hair styles, short black hair styles, celebrity short hair styles, etc.

If you like your hair styled long, there are long frizzy hair styles, long curly hair styles, long layered hair styles, long braided hair styles, etc. However, everyone's face shapes are not created equal. Some faces are round, some are thin, some are soft, and some are angular.

Believe it or not, a hairstyle can help to accentuate or draw away from certain facial characteristics.

The following are tips on styles that can make the most of your particular features:

Face Too Round - Putting a side part in the hair will slim and lengthen a face that's too round.

Thin Face - Curls or fullness at the sides will widen a long, thin face.

Large Nose - A full hairstyle or upswept crown makes the nose less noticeable.

Sharp, Angular Features - A wavy or curly hairstyle will soften a chiseled cheekbone, nose or jaw.

High forehead - A horizontal line of full bangs can cover the forehead, balancing the face.

Strong or Square Chin - A short cut with soft curls or fullness at the crown, takes attention away from the chin.

Narrow Chin - Long hair with fullness at the chin will balance a narrow chin.

Low Forehead - Vertical lines and soft fullness at the crown can lengthen the face.

Getting ready for the prom evening! Proms are all the fun and excitement. The evening is laced up with fantastic music and great food to be enjoyed with your friends. No guesses that you would like to look the best in the whole gathering. You cannot afford to relax because every one at the prom night is going to give you a stiff competition. You have to have the perfect dress, shoes, make-up and not to leave out -- the perfect hairstyle.

The prom hair styles are a blend of the classic hair dos and some funky modern hair styles. Your hairstyle depends on a number of things. First is the time of your prom. If it is an evening prom, then the hairstyle must go with the evening dress.

You can pick your hair style from a number of prom hairstyles. The hairstyles are really sexy to give you an alluring look. The most popular of them is the up do hair style. In this style the hair are tied up tight on the top of your head exposing your neck. The naked neck gives you a sensuous look.

For a softer appeal, you can support a couple of locks down the bun. The bun can be the normal small round bun or a French twist. A French twist is considered to be classy and appealing. You can make a French twist yourself easily. Or ask your mamma for a little attention. All you have to do is to part your front hair and hold the back hair tightly. Then twist the hair upwards and fix the ends with a bobby pin. You can decorate the twist with hair accessories like jewels and flowers.

The internet has total description of hairstyles. You can prepare a fun prom hair style following instructions on the websites. Also you can make formal prom hairstyles. The website has full demonstration of the prom hairstyles with photographs.

You can also romanticize the evening with romantic hair styles. The most romantic hair style is the one with a lot of curls. The hairstyle can make you feel romantic. If you have natural curls then you are blessed. You can tie your hair up high and pin tightly leaving the curls to flow down. The people with straight hair can curl them up by using hot curlers. Straight hairs have their own sex appeal. Long sleek and straight hair look really sexy but your hair should be in good condition.

Short crop hairstyles are also in vogue among the prom hairstyles. The long and smoky waves are the taste of the season as well. You can make waves in your hair by applying light rollers for a shorter duration. A tight ponytail or letting them down is both good styles for smoky hair.

Guys can enhance their sex appeal by a few highlights and the right gel to give a desirable look to the hair. Rock the prom with these hot prom hairstyles.

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