A common question that we hear nearly every day is, “I work out daily; will this effect the quality of my hair extensions?” Very simply put, the answer is no. You can certainly maintain the quality of your extensions while managing a consistent fitness regime. It’s all about choosing the right installation method and taking the time to educate yourself on how to properly preserve your extensions throughout your workouts.
One way to keep your hair extensions intact during a workout is to keep your hair ties or head bands loose enough for the hair to breathe, which will help you avoid putting extra stress on the hair. Try this with a traditional high ponytail to help keep your extensions away from the sweat on your face and neck. Additionally, if you’re hitting the gym soon after visiting your hairstylist, a loose ponytail will help you to keep your post-salon hairstyle intact for a longer period of time.
Braiding your hair before heading to the gym is also a great idea. As long as you are not concerned about maintaining a particular hairstyle, braids will be a real help when it comes to keeping your hair away for the acidity of your sweat. What’s even more, they will help to keep your extensions from drying out and will prevent damage from occurring.
If your workouts involve a pool or end with a few minutes in the sauna, you can keep your strands salon-chic by wearing a swimming cap. While they won’t cause irreparable damage, the moisture and frizz can cause some tangles. If you’re protective of your mane like we are, avoid the situation and keep your extensions covered during these workouts or activities.
Follow up with a bit of post-workout care by hitting the showers. Consult with your hairstylist for recommendations on the best shampoos and conditioners to ensure that you are giving your extensions the best treatment possible.
Remember, just because you live a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you should be unable to experience the glamour of having great hair. Call Mane of Your Dreams today to set up a consultation.
When you’ve gone ahead and invested time and money into your hair extensions, it’s only natural that you would want to take care of them as best as possible. So if you find that over time, those extensions become a bit dried out and brittle, it might be time to start looking at the products that you’re using. Although your extensions may be 100% human hair, they don’t have the ability to replace natural oils or regrow.
Check out these great tips on the tips of hair products you should be avoiding when it comes to caring for your extensions:
Shampoos that contain sulphate – Sulphate is a pretty strong chemical that is used as a type of detergent, often found in toothpastes and cleansing products. In a shampoo, its main purpose is to get deep down in your roots for a really good clean, but this isn’t necessarily a good thing when it comes to your extensions. When you wash your hair with a sulphate shampoo, it rids your of the natural oils that keeps your locks from drying out. While your naturally grown hair can replace that moisture, your extensions can’t.
Alcohol – Hair products containing alcohol will only leave your hair extensions in a tangled mess and cause strands to shed. So before you make a purchase, flip the label over and take a look at the ingredients; if alcohol is at the top of the list, move onto the next option.
Bristle Brushes – You may have used this type of brush on your natural locks in the past, but once you have extensions, it’s time to say goodbye to the bristles. Instead, opt for brushes that are advertised specifically for hair extensions so avoid breakage and shedding.
WEN Hair Products – This brand is the absolute worst for your hair extensions. Unfortunately, many women have found this out the hard way after discovering an increased amount of hair strands in the shower drains and hair brushes. If you want to keep your hair thick and luscious, we would highly recommend steering clear of all WEN products.
Overall, most every over-the-counter product should be avoided when it comes to hair extensions. If you are second guessing a purchase, simply put whatever you’re holding back on the shelf and consult the experts at Mane of Your Dreams. We’d be more than happy to recommend the best products to keep your extensions healthy and beautiful.
One of the main requests women have when they step into our salon is that they want their hair extensions to give them the long, gorgeous locks that they can’t seem to get with their natural hair. Luckily for them however, hair extensions have the ability to give more than just length, but luscious, envy-worthy volume as well!
One of the major complaints that we hear on a daily basis is that women are sick of living with lifeless, thinning hair. Regardless of whether you’re struggling with a difficult condition, such as alopecia, glued-in extensions have left you nearly bald, or you’re just looking for a little excitement and oomph, cold process hair extension application is the right call for you. Believing that your only options are either painful/poor-quality extensions, a wig or simply settling for the hand you were dealt is unacceptable when Mane of Your Dreams is right here to help! On top of our amazing hair extension services, we also have a fabulous pharmaceutical anti-aging hair growth line to help make your own hair grow and stop thinning.
Worried that you’ve suffered so much hair loss that no hair stylist would even be able to apply extensions? Don’t worry; all we need is roughly two inches of hair to work with and we can get you on your way to long, luscious locks and a whole new world of self-confidence. Plus, seeing as hair extensions can be styled in any way that your natural hair could be, you should have no trouble getting those Kardashian waves now that you have so much more to experiment with!
Call Mane of Your Dreams today to make your first appointment!
New Year, new you! Now that 2014 is finally here, resolve to not live with unhealthy, thinning hair anymore. What better time than right now to revamp your look and get those luscious locks you have always dreamed of having? Mane of Your Dreams Hair Extensions are the key to having long, beautiful waves of hair, regardless of your natural color, style or texture.
Our 100 percent full cuticle human hair extensions are a great addition to restore thickness, volume and length to your pre-existing locks. Not only will we work to switch-up your look, but once you’ve taken a glance in the mirror, you’ll feel an improved sense of confidence – especially if you’ve been overly concerned about thinning and breakage. You can easily transform your lifeless, dull hair into luxurious, long tresses that are safe and healthy! Unlike other extensions you may have tried in the past, our human hair extensions are inserted by licensed and certified hair stylists with no glue, keratin or wax fusions.
Our unique method involves using ManeTubes, which can be fixated to any color you can dream on, without any damaging heat, glue or chemicals. Another great thing about our extensions is that if you decide that you want to switch up your look, they can be removed very easily. Plus, you will never have to worry about re-ordering every few months because they can be reused due to their high quality and method of insertion!
Every December 31st as the ball drops on a New Year, you have probably made resolutions that you slowly forget to uphold. This year, don’t drop the ball on getting the long, flowing, beautiful hair you have longed for at Mane of Your Dreams!