Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Guest post:Halo hair extensions

Halo contacted me via email, asking if they could feature on my blog, writing a guest post. I love halo extensions and making a purchase next week...
I may do a review.
check their site for more info about their products and prices-

How to care for your hair extensions:

Caring for hair extensions So you’ve made the decision to have hair extensions, you love them, and they give you that extra boost of confidence. But now a little effort is required to make sure those luscious locks remain luscious. Whether you wear clip in extensions or permanent ones, the tips to keep them fresh remain the same. You need to take care of your hair extensions from day one of use. This can start from simply how you brush your hair- it is best to use a soft tipped brush and to gently go through your hair to avoid any tangling. Washing your extensions is another task. Before jumping in the shower slowly add water and gently brush before wash. When choosing a shampoo product, try to choose one low in alkaline as this will help keep the hair strong and reduce any chances of the extensions becoming brittle. When applying the shampoo, unless you want tangled hair, avoid rubbing the hair together- maybe use a wide tooth comb throughout washing! And for extra moisture add conditioner to the ends of the hair extensions. More conditioner than shampoo often keeps the extensions moist and reduces chances of them drying out.

Now this is the tricky part. With wet hair, it obviously needs to become dry which for most of us will mean applying heat. However if you have synthetic hair extensions avoid this! This will damage the hair and make it frizzle. With human hair, you can use hair dryers and straightners but make sure the heat is not too high!

Particularly as the winter months quickly approach us, taking care of hair extensions can become more difficult. Never go outside with wet hair, this will cause the hair to freeze and permanently damage the hair. When windy it is best to tie your hair up to avoid it tangling and also getting in your way as you try to walk down the street! However also remember when tying up hair extensions to not do it too tightly as the hair band could get stuck in the extensions and cause them to tangle. And don’t put too much hair spray in when styling unless you want your lovely new extensions to dry out.

Also remember, hair extensions are a great accessory for the winter. They allow you to thicken up your hair keeping you warmer and with dark tones available they will look fabulous for all the winter fashions.

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