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Follow the Famous With Hair Extensions

Many women would love to have the look of their favourite celebrities.  Copying their hair styles is a way to get closer to this.  Most singers and film stars favour the long tresses that can be achieved with hair extensions.  They can then ring the changes of hair up and hair down, hair wavy, curly or straight.

Angelina Jolie

Following the New York premier of the film Tourist in December, the half up, half down look worn by Angelina was copied around the world. The star has always been seen with long hair either worn long and flowing or high on her head.  On this occasion, leaving some soft fronds to frame her beautiful face, she pinned the top strands back and up, with the rest left to fall down her back.

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl’s big, bouncy hair indicates that she is a big fan of extensions. Last October the public watched spellbound as she performed Promise This on the X-Factor wearing ultra-long extensions in a two colour version.  Most of her hair was in her gorgeous flagship burgundy, mixed with a few strands of black.

Be in Good Company

Katie Price has been known to go horse riding without a hard hat.  Was she using the occasion to show off the beautiful and bountiful curly black hair extensions bouncing to the motion of her steed? Halle Berry first burst onto our screens as a perfect Bond girl with a tiny curly cap.  Times have changed and we now often see her with long, lustrous extensions. Victoria Beckham rings the changes with hair extensions for length and highlights regularly. Up and coming Arabian actress, Ghada Adel is reported to have flown to London last November specifically to transform her short bob into a long curly style.

Your hair extensions put you in good company, and let you copy the styles of the rich and famous.  You could be a different celebrity every day of the week.

Posted on 21st Feb 2011 15:34:04 by diva.natural

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A Perfect Fit for Your Lace Wig

You can buy a lace wig on the internet with confidence when you know your head measurements.  It’s not difficult to take them with a flexible tape measure, but it’s helpful to have a friend or family member to do it for you if that’s possible.

You need to end up with six different numbers:

1. First you should measure the circumference of your head, all around the hairline.

2. Now take the tape from the hairline at the centre of your forehead to the nape of your neck.

3. Next pass it from just above your right ear, over your forehead around your hairline to the top of the left ear.

4. Start from the top of the right ear again, this time back from your hairline, and take it straight up over the top of your head to the corresponding point at the top of your left ear.

5. Now move the tape to the hairline at your right temple and take it back around your head to your left temple.

6. Finally measure across the hairline at the nape of your neck.

All these measurements together will indicate which stock size cap to buy.

When you try on your correct size lace REMY wig, you will find it looks totally natural because the French or Swiss lace is so fine that it appears just like your scalp in partings and at the hairline. Its colour will be appropriate to the wig’s hair colour.  Baby fine hair is attached to it at the hairline and the natural hair you have selected is tied into the lace behind that.

You can forget all your hair woes and take yourself out into the world to enjoy life in the knowledge that you are looking your beautiful best.

Posted on 21st Feb 2011 15:33:05 by diva.natural

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Caring for Your Natural Hair Extensions

Your hair extensions have been attached and you are feeling stylish and beautiful. Now you want to stay that way and that means taking the greatest care of your new extensions.

Mainly this means treating your whole head as you always have. You can wash, colour and style your hair as if it were all naturally yours. But make sure that the products you use will give the best results. Replacing them may be the only change you need to make.


Maintaining the Condition

The products and processes you use should always be gentle ones. You could even invest in some new products on the market specially designed for hair extensions. Some people like to use baby shampoo, but to maintain health and shine you could alternate it with a moisturising option, followed by a moisturising conditioner.

Two to four times a month, give the hair a deep conditioning treatment that you leave in for some time. To be sure of added shine, use a serum after the washing process. Apply it to your wet hair and finger it right through to the ends to protect the cuticles.

Drying Your Hair

Even your choice of blow dryer can affect the condition of your hair. The new ionic ones are better than standard hair dryers because they produce negative ions that help break down water molecules and take less time to dry the hair at lower temperatures. You can also buy heat protecting products to spray in before drying or styling with heated tongs or straighteners.

Sporting Activities

You don?t need to change your sports habits or be anxious about taking up new ones because of your hair extensions. Plait your hair, tie it back or secure it off your face with a hair band, and be as active as you like. If you?re a water baby, it?s a good idea to tuck plaits into a latex swimming cap. Then free your hair and wash out chlorine or sea water immediately afterwards.

Lasting Extensions

With the right products and processes to maintain your REMY virgin hair extensions, they will last for three to six months, and probably be reused a few times. You will always be proud of your bouncing, healthy locks.



Posted on 25th Jan 2011 11:28:47 by

Letting Your Hairstyle Match Your Mood

While you may have chosen your hair extensions to give you the long, flowing hairstyles you can’t have naturally, sometimes it’s good to have a change. For a special evening event, many women choose to pile their hair up in romantic waves and curls. To appear more formal in a business meeting, they’ll go for a sleeker style with hair taken back and up. Whether you go for a chignon or a top knot, you can have a romantic or a formal look.

The Chignon

This classic style takes your longer hair back and twists it into a low bun at the nape of the neck. With very little hair on your face, a tidy bun is neat and formal. Your hair extensions can add the bulk that just hints at the profusion waiting to be released. Just make sure all the hair is in tip-top, shiny condition, tie it back into a low ponytail, section the tail into strands that you pull around and secure. Spritz both pins and hair with hairspray for complete confidence.

You can make this look romantic too, with large loops and escaping wisps at your nape that echo those that fall on your forehead and in front of you ears, framing your face with curling fronds. Tuck in a flower or add a pretty bow to complete the look.

The Top Knot

Just like a chignon, only higher, the top knot displays the perfection of a long, slender neck in any situation. Again you could go for a sleek look with a bun high on your head, or make it huge, bouffant and playful. Tie it around with colourful dangling ribbons for an even more exuberant effect.

Ringing the Changes

These are just a few ideas for new things you can do with your hair when you have extensions attached. You’ll find lots more ways for your hair extensions to help your look reflect your mood.

Posted on 24th Jan 2011 10:47:04 by diva.natural

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How to Attach Your Hair Extensions

The various methods of attaching natural hair extensions completely seal them to your natural hair until you decide to remove them. You should research all these methods by reading about them and arranging consultations at several specialist salons. Then pick the method you want, choose your hairdresser accordingly, and wait for the compliments on your gorgeous new hair styles.

Hair Weaving

This will last about six weeks before the extensions need to be removed.  In the meantime you can wash and style your hair as if it were all yours. Your stylists will be able to recommend the best products to use for this.

Hair Bonding or Gluing

Select this method for more temporary extensions, perhaps for a very special occasion. The extensions need to be removed using a specially designed oil-based product on the glue before you wash your hair again. You need to be sure you are not allergic to the sealant before it is used on your hair.

Ultrasonic Extensions

For extensions that will last up to six months, try the ultrasonic technique, which is often used together with hair replacement therapies following illness, or on particularly fine or thin hair. This cold-fusion method is the least likely to cause any damage to your own hair if it is in a vulnerable state. Just use the recommended products to maintain your hair extensions as well as the health of your own hair, and you will only need to deal with extension attachments twice a year.

Micro-link Extensions

Tiny links, coloured to match your hair or completely clear, are used to attach the extensions. These links are good with very fine and straight hair and are reusable for up to about four times.

Clip-on Extensions

You can clip these into your head whenever you want to wear them. For complete confidence, when you first use them, get a professional to attach these for you. In time you will become confident enough to do this successfully yourself.

Posted on 24th Jan 2011 10:45:55 by diva.natural

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