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.
Once you’ve decided that you want to invest in extensions and that you would rather try our method of using Mane Tubes instead of damaging your natural hair with glue, sewn-ins or the fusion method, there’s only one thing left to decide: human hair or synthetic? A lot of people seem to be on the fence about this because though they believe that human hair would be better quality, the price of synthetic hair is also very appealing
That being said, we thought it would be a good idea to educate our readers even further about each alternative so that you are not making your decision purely based on price.
Appearance – The word “synthetic” literally means “fake” or “artificial,” meaning that the coloring used to make these particular extensions is never going to be an exact match to your own natural hair color. Human hair on the other hand is, as the name suggests, actual human hair. It is absolutely possible that you could find human hair extensions to match your own shade and texture exactly, making it nearly impossible for anyone to tell which strands are real and which are fake.
Longevity – If you’re going to spend the time and money having hair extensions installed, you are obviously going to want to make sure that you pick ones that are going to give you your money’s worth and last for a long time. If you care for and treat your real human hair extensions well, it’s possible that they may last in good quality for up to a year. Unfortunately, synthetic hair doesn’t hold up the same, often frizzing and fraying after each wash. Because of this, you will be lucky to get three months out of your extensions.
Styling – Because human hair is natural, it will react the same way that your own head of hair would to heat. This means that you can continue with your routine use of curling irons, straighteners and blow dryers without worrying that your strands will burn or be ruined from the heat. The same cannot be said for synthetic hair, which is uber sensitive to high temperatures. Use a curling iron on synthetic extensions and you will be left with a melted mess.
So while you may be paying a higher price for your human hair extensions, you can clearly tell that the quality will more than pay for itself over time. Have any additional questions? Feel free to contact us here at Mane of Your Dreams!
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!
Hair extensions are certainly not just for Hollywood mavens anymore; many everyday women are becoming extraordinary women by using hair extensions to add length, style and volume to their hairstyles. Whether made with real hair (like ours) or synthetic, hair extensions should be treated gently and with care. If it is your first time having hair extensions done, be sure to have them done by a true professional.
Now once you have had hair extensions added to your natural hair, you may have a few questions on how to keep them in as pristine condition as possible. For starters, you will want to know how to wash your hair extensions when it comes time to shower. Well firstly, you’ll want to gently comb out any tangles and brush the hair, preferably with a looper brush. If your hair extensions are applied using our safe and superior method, it will be easier to care for your extensions.
Use a mild good quality moisturizing shampoo and carefully shampoo your hair, working the suds down the length of your hair. Then gently rinse the hair and softly blot it dry. This method will keep it from getting twisted and tangled.
After shampooing, apply a leave-in conditioner daily, which is the healthiest way to clean and moisturize your hair and extensions. Use a wide tooth comb to remove any tangles and to prevent them from occurring. When shampooing hair at night, it is best to let it dry completely before lying down to sleep. If you can, allow hair extensions to air dry, but if you are in a hurry and you must use a blow dryer, make sure that it is on low heat.
Generally speaking, as long as you are consciously making decisions to protect your investment, there is really no reason why you cannot treat and style your extensions the same way that you would your natural hair. Plus when you choose 100 percent human hair, like that used at Mane of Your Dreams, you’ll understand that unlike synthetic hair, there are much fewer restrictions on what can be done to your extensions, because they react just as your own hair would to hair products and styling tools.
For more information on extension care, don’t forget to ask your stylist once you’ve had them installed. We’d be happy to answer any additional questions you might have!
Once you’ve made the big decision not to live with damaged, thinning hair anymore, you may have a lot of big expectations. Not only do you want your locks to be luscious and attention-grabbing in all the right ways, but you want your extensions to look, feel and act like real human hair; you want it to be as though you’re not even wearing extensions.
Here at Mane of Your Dreams, we not only understand this, but we know you deserve this. That’s why we get it when our clients have questions about styling. One of the main questions we get from the ladies that step through our salon doors is, “Can I straighten, curl, cut or color my extensions?” Not only are they wary of whether or not their extensions will take to different styling treatments, but they are concerned that the use of chemicals and heated tools will damage the new locks.
The truth of the matter however, is that these worries are insignificant. Extensions used at the Mane of Your Dreams salon are 100 percent human hair, meaning that you can treat it just as you would your own natural head of hair. Of course, if you’re hoping to reuse your extensions for an extensive period of time, we would recommend that you be a bit gentler but for the most part, you’re free to go about your day-to-day life styling your new gorgeous locks however you please.
For additional information on styling, or for a few simple ideas on how to make the most of your hair extensions, contact Mane of Your Dreams today and take the first step towards a new life with long, gorgeous, voluminous hair!
Don’t have a Valentine this year? No worries! That just means that you have more time to devote to pampering yourself and doing things that make you feel good. Instead of constantly thinking about gifts for a significant other, give yourself the gift of a visit to the Mane of Your Dreams salon this weekend!
Who says you need a box of chocolates and a bouquet of roses to feel good about yourself? We would highly suggest opting for something that will last much longer, like some of our fabulous salon services. Have you been toying around with the idea of making a major change to your hair? Whether it be transforming yourself from a brunette to a redhead or cutting your hair from hip length to shoulder length, we would be happy to help!
If you know you want a change but aren’t sure exactly what type of change you’re looking for, feel free to ask us! We can help you determine which type of look would be best for you based on your skin tone, preferred maintenance requirements and more. You may just discover that hair extensions are the right way to go, and trust us when we say that this is the perfect place to get them!
Also, don’t forget that the Mane of Your Dreams salon also offers top of the line nail care services to leave you pampered and feeling gorgeous. We want you to fall in love with yourself again this Valentine’s Day weekend and what better way to start than with the help of your favorite Rancho Cucamonga salon? Call us today to schedule your appointment!