Halloween is a great time to expand your hair styling skills and try out a few different looks you might not wear on a day-to-day basis. Maybe you will wear these looks day-to-day — what do I know? Either way, Halloween is a great time to expand a little and have some fun!
Today, there are so many resources for us to find inspiration for our hair. The Internet, more specifically sites like Pinterest, are filled with beautiful color, cut, and style options. However, just because you find a pretty picture, and bring it into the salon, does not mean that it is feasible for the stylist to achieve that look, at least not in one session. There are things that you must think about before coming into a salon.
As part of my job, I often peruse the internet for upcoming trends. With spring approaching, I was doing just that – perusing for spring 2015 hair trends. Per usual, I discovered beautiful looks that I only wish my thin, stringy hair could perform. Bombshell boho waves, big buns (I like big buns, I cannot lie, anyone?), braids, twists, long luxurious ponytails. Then, by happenstance, I came across a style I could do! You’d think I would be super excited, right? Here’s something trendy, that my previously mentioned disappointing hair could do. Win!
There are a few things we can do when it comes to buying hair on a budget, we all need to look good and feel good, too. So the next time you go to the beauty supply store and pick up a pack of $9.99 hair have no fear because I’m going to tell you how to make it look and feel like a million bucks.
Less is More When it Comes to Product
So many products contain ingredients that dry out the hair which can lead to a dull appearance.
Use Low to Little Heat when Styling
Try to use the low heat setting on your thermal tools to uphold the integrity of the hair. Excessive heat leads to dryness and split ends, and in some cases burns or scorches the hair. Anytime that you are thermal styling be sure to use a thermal guard to help protect the hair from damage.
Wrap it Up
Before going to bed or even just relaxing around the house wrap your hair, or put it in two large braids. This helps it to keep its shape and stay tangle free, keeps the natural shine, and keeps the hair smooth.
Never Go to Bed with Wet Extensions
They need to be 100% dry. Going to bed with wet extensions makes it easy for the hair to tangle.
No Excessive Brushing
Excessive brushing is damaging as well. Try to brush only as needed. Brushing the extensions puts a lot of stress on the hair and can cause split ends.
If you can follow these tips you can keep those extensions looking great!