Showing posts with label best hair extensions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label best hair extensions. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Traction Alopecia - Hair loss Caused by Extensions and How to Repair.


Traction Alopecia is more common than you think and within your control to prevent. Literally it is caused from constant tension, and pulling on fragile hair follicles. Women who wear hair extensions are at the highest risk of developing this condition, but the good news is that you can recover from traction alopecia if you act immediately! 

When extensions are glued, bonded, taped or sewn in to your hair, too much weight is placed on the hair follicles and can cause damage to them. Breakage occurs as hair is "lost" and literally breaks off the hair it is attached to. Also removal of hair extensions or new placement of the extensions for maintenance, requires chemical solvents for removal that are severely damaging. Even that gentle picking off can cause damage.   It is the pulling "traction" that causes traction alopecia and hair loss. If you detect this early you can repair the damage.

Hair follicles are very fragile and just like over plucking your eyebrows, once you damage a hair follicle it can forever stop producing a hair. We are born with a certain number of hair follicles at birth. There is nothing that can stimulate or grow a NEW hair follicle. You get what you get so to speak, so you must be gentle and take care of them. 

If you are an extension wearer and notice your hair is thinning, or falling out more than normal in areas where extension are, then it is time to rethink your hair choices. Because hair extensions are helping your hair appear fuller this may go on for some time before you notice.

First you need to remove the extension method that you are using. If you can't bear the thought of giving up your hair there is a design option that does not cause damage that you might consider, Hidden Crown Hair Extensions - this temporary extension design is a whole head of hair on a single invisible thin filament - it has no clips, no glue and can help you still have luscious hair while you recover.



Here are other tips to reduce your recovery time for traction alopecia:


  • Stop using any chemicals in your hair - hair dye or bleach
  • Air dry your hair - no Heat
  • Wash with restorative shampoos sulfate-free
  • Avoid harsh hair styles that pull tightly or use of elastic rubber bands


Finally, make sure you are nourishing your hair follicles from the inside out. Your diet should contain omega 3 fatty acids, lean protein, fruits and vegetables along with drinking plenty of water!

Please comment below if you have experienced this problem and the time it took for recovery, or any helpful tips for others facing this unexpected condition. 

You might also like to read what else you Might now know about Clip in Hair Extensions {Here}



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Clip In Hair Extensions What you MUST read Before Buying ... a bit of a scam!

Clip in Hair Extensions - Weighing in with some facts you might not know.



Clip in hair extensions have become an easy, no-brainer way to add length and volume to your hair at home. However, buyer beware! When a clip-in hair extension company tells you that you are buying 120 grams of hair they are usually adding in the weight of those darn metal clips! And there are a lot of them in a set of extensions. Never mind the risk of setting off metal detectors at the airport. One well-known brand sells a starter set like this below with 16 metal clips ... which weigh in at 33 grams. So do the math:

120 gram set of clip in extensions
minus
33 grams of clip weight
_______________________

Leaving only 87 grams of hair.



For an easier alternative than clip in extensions with NO DAMAGE to your own hair choose Hidden Crown Hair Extensions. 140 grams of real Human Hair on a weightless wire, affordable priced that you can put on in less than a minute. Get yours here www.hiddencrown.com






Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mindy Kaling Outs Hollywood's use of Hair Extensions !





Mindy Kaling has a new book out WHY NOT ME ? and I have to give her a Big shout out for talking about the truth of looking gorgeous, especially her exposure of how prevalent Hair Extensions are in her industry. 

Mindy says, " The real trick to having gorgeous hair is quantity! Piles of thick, cascading My Little Pony - style hair signifies youth." 


She goes on to reveal that "everyone uses hair extensions, and I mean everyone. The stenographer who doesn't speak in that judge show you watch. The Long Island Medium. Clooney. EVERYBODY on the Today Show... the entire family getting a new house on Extreme Home Makeover, including the kids. Charlie Rose. The obese woman on My 600 lb Life." 


You might remember in my past postings seeing the not so secret tables and tables of hair extensions that is used in those  Victoria Secret Runway Shows, in order to achieve supermodel status.

Now you know the WHAT: Hair Extensions ... but here is where I can help you... clip in extensions are only great if you have professional installation and don't need to wear them very long. The reason? Those clips are metal, heavy and can be damaging to your hair and weigh a ton! One full set of clip in extensions has about 20 clips that are dug into your scalp and adding weight to your head in addition to the added hair. 


The solution is so  simple ... Hair on a wire that takes a minute to put on yourself, with no clips, no glue and no damage to your own hair. They are called Hidden Crown Hair Extensions and they truly are the Easiest Extension Ever!
1. Place them on  your Head. 
2. Pull your hair over to hide the invisible wire.
3. That's it! The gravity of your own hair holds the extension in place!


You can get yours online at www.hiddencrown.com


Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Makeup Tutorial - The Makeup Artist Secret Products they use on Models



Tiffany: a beauty before - a BOMBshell after!
Here are the products to use to glam up your look for the holidays! 

I was at this shoot with professional Makeup  artist and PRO photographer Micheael Franco and he says that besides using his new favorite "HALO CROWN" hair extensions these are THEE products to create his signature looks that he depends on for picture perfection! 
  • Tom Ford foundation stick for face
  • Stila "kitten" highlighter for high points of cheek
  • Kevyn Aucoin skin enhancer for concealer
  • Mac's studio fix fluid NC50 to contour under cheek bones- Just a WARNING: the counter girl will tell you this is too dark, she will not want to sell it to you because she thinks you will return it. Trust me, this is the magic trick. Learn more on this here ●●►  Contouring is the new Photoshop!
Finally the hair secret everyone is obsessed with - the newest and hottest selling hair extension on the market that literally takes a minute to put on and take off ... the Halo Crown! They are not permanent, they won't damage your hair, and there are no clips to hide. 100% real human REMY hair on a wire.  Here is a video of Tiffany putting it on herself without even using a comb!


Buy yours at https://halocrown.com




Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halo Hair Extensions - Comparison REVIEW: Halo UK, Halo Crown, Halo Couture


Halo Couture vs Halo Crown vs Halo Hair Extensions (UK)

In a world of sinners, the Gods of locks, have given us the answer to all of our hairy prayers ...halo shaped hair. The easiest extension ever to use, taking less than a minute to put on without any clips to hide, messy glue or damage to your own hair. To see how easy it is check out my post about Kelly Ripa's fake hair on a wire {Here}

But the question remains - which halo design is most awe inspiring of all? To find out I ordered all three and here's what I found. 

THE PRICE
Halo Couture is by far the most expensive $375-600 for their 16 inch extensions (100 grams of hair) which are sold primarily in salons. Halo Crown, in comparison is only $225 and 40% more hair (140 grams). Halo from the UK offers a deluxe 16 inch Halo of 140 grams for $259.99, but it is only 9-10 inches in width offering only hair in back USD, plus it ships from England.


Difference in width

THE HAIR
All three have equally great hair, similar texture, silky and luxurious, but only Halo Couture and Halo Crown are laced backed. The Halo from the UK reportedly can be itchy and bulky with a single hard seam at the top holding all the hair together.

Let's face it, the reason we are looking for an extension is because we want extra hair, so it makes sense to buy the halo that has the most hair. HaloCrown's version wins! weighing in at 140 grams, which is almost 40 % more hair than either Halo Couture or the regular (non-deluxe) UK Halo.

 Halo Crown width of hair is 12.5 to 13 inches of hair that goes ear to ear. HaloCouture is 11.5 to 12 inches wide. The Halo Hair Extension from the UK is only 9-10 inches across. I prefer the wider halo design because is gives me volume on the sides too like a whole set of extensions, not just in the back of my head.

HALO CROWN - PUTTING IT ON
Here are some before and after shots of me wearing the 16 inch Halo Crown, that I had cut to 14 inch length and styled - the uncut 16 inch Halo Crown hits at my bra strap and I didn't want it quite that long.


As the old beauty queen within me would say,
"Love your hair, hope you win!"


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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Halo Design Hair Extensions - 5 minute celebrity extra hair secret to make you look younger - Kelly Ripa Style


Gotta love Kelly Ripa for "keeping it real!" and revealing one of the best kept secret weapons of Real Housewives, Beauty Queens, models and celebrities to her audience live on Dec 20 ... extra hair. 

The down to earth star who is always able to laugh at herself, took off a significant chunk of her mane for all to see even though her producer wasn't so sure, worried she would scare her audience and actually said so on the air. Unlike the bad weaves and glue-in weft mishaps that we have seen on stars before, the halo hair extensions are virtually undetectable and undeniably real looking. And Ms Ripa proved it. 

Kelly's "wigston" as she named it, will set you back a cool $475 at Trygstad's NYC salon, after being customized to match your color and cut, but don't worry there are a few other options available to the ordinary girl wanting some extra-ordinary hair. There is one company in the US that sells them for over $350 at salons nationwide called Halo Couture and another called Halo Hair Crown taking orders online for $100 less called Hidden Crown and get this ... it's 40% MORE Hair. Plus the Hidden Crown has thick not wispy ends! This is called double drawn hair in the industry and very few companies offer this hair because it is so expensive.

I was fortunate enough to get a sample from these companies to compare. The hair from both is 100% human hair, but Hidden Crown is more simple to adjust, nothing to glue or clip in; just a small invisible transparent thread in front to hide that is easily covered with your own hair that you clamp and tie down. Gravity or the weight of your natural hair once pulled over keeps in place because I actually flipped my head up and down and side to side and it never fell off! GENIUS!


Here's a video of Kelly showing us her halo style hair extentsion.

If any of you would like to buy them here is the link to the US brand, Hidden Crown Hair, that I think is best. The color options are huge and although you may think it's hard to match your color you'd be surprised how easy it is to do.

Regarding hair color, there are industry standardized colors based on how dark the hair is on a scale of 1 to 10, with the blackest being 1, to 10 being a very light blond color. It's important to know that this has NOTHING to do with hair extension colors. Hair Extension companies formulate and name all their own colors. Some may be similar to you but please be aware that these vary widely and will not be the same for all. I can wear color #2, #3, #4/613. As long as you get within half a shade this extension design will blend in with your hair - half of your own hair is pulled over the top so that will remain to be what most people see as your color. 

Having all one color hair can make you look like you are wearing a helmut on your head. The best part of Hidden Crown is that it is 100% human hair so you can deposit color and make it a perfect match too as well as cut it to the length you want and style just like your own hair! Some girls just want more fullness while others might be interested in longer hair. 

Here's to having it all Goldilocks!