Aug 29th, 13
In the midst of a very HOT Texas summer, I needed a change! So I decided I wanted to go “natural” but I knew I wasn’t quite ready to tussle with my kinky coils in this summer heat.
With a little help from SallyBeauty.com, I discovered new Sassy Natural Virgin Remy Human Hair
. I opted for the super long 24” hair, because I wanted something different and exotic. I had it installed by my local hair stylist who was very impressed with the quality of this hair.
You may be asking “what exactly is Virgin Remy Hair?” The term “Virgin” implies the hair has not undergone any process, and is free of chemicals like hair color, relaxer, and silicones. Remy is natural hair with cuticles intact and aligned in one direction.
I know it sounds like there are a lot of terms, but simply put – this is really high quality hair because it is both Virgin and Remy!
My stylist used about two and half bags of hair to help achieve a sassy beach wave inspired look. Once I saw myself with my new ‘do I immediately loved it! The hair was so lustrous and thick!
Over the course of about four weeks I maintained it by braiding at night, which helped to keep its natural wave. I always make sure to keep a comb or brush handy for any tangles or slight shedding. After all, hair this long and bouncy is bound to blow in the wind and get a few snags!
I also recommend using a styling cream or light oil to help reduce tangles without weighing it down. Sally Beauty has several of these products to choose from. I also faithfully went to my hair stylist to shampoo and thoroughly condition my luxurious locks which helped make styling at home much more manageable.
As I continue growing out my relaxer I plan to purchase more Sassy Natural Virgin Remy hair. The package says the hair can be colored, bleached or permed so I think I will have my stylist apply a spicy new color to help me transition into a new look for the fall season!
Jul 1st, 13
I don’t know about you, but I am so bored of clip-in extensions. I really want something more permanent without having to do a sew-in.
I kept thinking to myself, if only there was an extension with the convenience of a clip-in with the permanence of a weave. And guess what I found at my local Sally Beauty Supply? Satin Strands Tape-In Extensions!
The most exciting part is they have four new colors- Monaco, Capri, Sahara, and Riviera and these descriptions make me feel chic and exotic
I wasn’t familiar with this application method and was a little bit nervous about it, but the Sally Beauty store associate was so helpful and explained how easy it actually was.
Here are my suggestions below:
- First, part hair in sections where you want to add the extension.
- Peel strip off of the tape adhesive. Place tape-in hair under a .25 inch section of hair, with adhesive side up. DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY ON SCALP.
- Smooth hair onto sticky side of tape-in hair extension.
- Take another piece of tape-in hair and place it directly over the bottom piece, “sandwiching” your hair between both pieces of tape-in hair. Firmly press the tapes together with your fingers.
- Repeat these simple steps throughout your hair as necessary to achieve length, volume or color accents.
Removing the tape extensions are super easy, and usually doesn’t take very long. You’ll need cotton pads and a bottle of hair extension adhesive bond remover. I like using the oil bond remover for extensions.
Just two easy steps to remove:
- Apply a generous amount of bond remover to cotton pad, and soak the adhesive on both pieces of hair until the bond softens.
- Gently peel the tape bond away from hair. Be careful not to apply too much pressure, as this could damage your hair. If the extension cannot be easily removed just repeat step one above.
I worried about the tape not being sticky enough, but that is definitely not the case. Sally Beauty also sells replacement tape to use if you want to reapply. It looks very simple to use also.
I really love that I don’t have to be worried about clips or links showing at my roots. Satin Strands 18” human hair tape extensions are the most seamless extensions available at Sally Beauty Supply, and couldn’t be easier to use.
Apr 24th, 13
It is that time of year again where there are plenty of opportunities to dress up and plenty of photos. Prom, Graduation, weddings – you name it! And you better believe I love looking good and standing out in the crowd.
Finding the right dress is hard enough, but a great accessory to never forget is your hair. Thumbing through Pinterest I found some great looks with multi-colored braids, twists and updos. I don’t have a lot of hair and don’t want to commit to a wild color, so I checked out some of the fun color extensions at Sally.
Sally Beauty sells a couple of great clip-in styles. Sassy Colors and Glitz synthetic pieces have a variety of colors like pink, blue, magenta and burgundy. Some of them even have gems so I can add a little sparkle to my look.
The Design Length Snap Its are clip-in human hair that easily snaps in to add strips of color to a bun or ponytail. Since they are human hair, I can even curl them to add different color tendrils around my face.
Use one color or mix it up with two. You could even color coordinate with your dress! Standing out has never been so easy or so fun!
Mar 27th, 13
Matching hair extensions to your natural hair color can be an overwhelming task when purchasing for the first time. You want your extensions to look natural, and if the color doesn’t match perfectly all credibility of having naturally thick and long hair is gone. Here are some good tips to make sure you find your perfect match.
*Use swatches to compare extension colors.
*Do prior research of hair extension colors to become more familiar with the terms and lingo.
*Match the hair extension color to the ends of your hair. The majority of your hair is a different color than the roots, so matching it this way will ensure a more natural look.
* Enlist the help of your stylist.
* Consider buying two different shades of extensions to mix in with natural hair to create a blended look.
You can also color your hair to match the hair extension you purchase. Coloring the extensions is not recommended because the extensions have already gone through such a rigorous treatment process to kill all bacteria and color the extensions. This makes the hair extremely porous and very easy to damage or over process, ending up in a waste of your time and money.
It may take a little extra time to ensure you are getting the right color for your hair, but with the investment you are making with extensions, you want to be sure it is correct. Have fun though and don’t be afraid to experiment with different pops of color within your natural color!
Feb 4th, 13
I have been a lover of hair extensions for quite a while now, and let me be honest- I long for a hair extension of great quality without the price tag. I think I found my answer with the new human hair and premium fiber hair extension blend called Hairtensity.
What makes Hairtensity so unique is it is human hair, but has premium synthetic fibers blended. This lowers the overall cost without sacrificing the quality of the hair. The premium synthetic fibers behave like human hair and hold a great curl when using heat tools with the recommended heat setting of 340° degrees.
The texture is really soft, and shiny enough to look natural and blends in great with naturally straight or relaxed hair. With the proper care, I was able to wear this hair a lot longer than synthetic only hair, and I experienced less tangling.
The wide range of lengths made it easy to find exactly what I was looking for and the prices were even better! The 8” hair retails around $10, which is cheap enough to use for a weekend and toss. Even the twenty-two inch hair won’t break the bank. It retails in the $50 range!
I saved a few more dollars by buying different lengths to achieve a layered look without getting it cut by a professional. The color selections were very natural and easy to match to my hair. I can’t wait to try different lengths to mix up my hairstyle in the future!
Dec 10th, 12
Listen up, long hair lovers! We have a special holiday treat for you! Satin Strands hair extensions now come in 22”! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited that I can now have hair all the way down to my lower back!
Satin Strands is one of my very favorite extension brands. I know I’m getting top quality 100% human hair and the perfect shade for me. They offer weft and fusion extensions, which means I can easily apply them myself or take them to a professional.
These extensions can be washed and styled like your natural hair and will have a long life with proper care and maintenance. The color choices are very natural and easy to match with natural hair.
I will let you in on another little secret—you can easily turn weft hair into clip-ins!
- Satin Strands 22” Weft in one of the 4 natural colors
- Sharp scissors
- Wig clips that match the hair color
- Needle and thread
1. Start by cutting the weft into sections. I would recommend cutting different weft widths to create natural layers. One 8” piece, one 6”, one 5.5”, and three to four 1.5” pieces to layer around the face would work well.
2. Sew the wig clips onto the weft using a needle and thread. For the wider weft pieces use multiple clips, spaced 1.5” to 2” apart. I suggest 4 clips on the 8”, 3 clips on the 6” and 5.5”, and one clip on the 1.5” pieces. Using extra clips on the longer weft pieces will ensure they stay put throughout the day.
3. After sewing in the clips, start experimenting with placement to create a natural look. Clip them in everyday or just wear for special occasions. Don’t forget to wash the clip-ins every 4 to 5 wears with hair extension shampoo and conditioner to keep the extensions shiny and tangle free.
No matter what application method you choose, the new 22” extensions are sure to be a show stopper!
Nov 19th, 12
I have major news to share with you all! I made my routine trip to my local Sally Beauty Supply this weekend and you will never guess what I saw!! Euronext, my favorite hair extension brand of all time, went down in price! I cannot even tell you how excited that makes me!
Any Sally Beauty shopper can now save around $5 to $10 off with the new price, but because I am a Beauty Club Card customer, I saved $15 dollars!
I called all of my girlfriends as soon as I left the store to share the news and you better believe I will be picking up a few packages for some lucky family members for the holidays. Long, luxurious hair here I come!!
Oct 15th, 12
Halloween is almost here and I still haven’t picked out a costume, but I think I found the perfect inspiration. I bought a pink fantasy wig from Revlon, that I ordered through my local Sally Beauty store, and I love it!!
They come in many different colors including pink, red, violet and aqua and are really great quality for the price. I decided to go longer and picked out the one they call Pizazz, They have 2 other shorter styles called Shock and Flash. Even the names are fun!
These are synthetic and you can’t use heat styling tools on it so keep that in mind when picking out the style you want. Even though I don’t know what my costume is going to be yet, I can’t wait to see people’s faces when I show up in this fun, pink wig!
The wigs are available in select Sally Beauty stores for $39.99, but if yours isn’t carrying them, you can order them easily from the store.
Have you picked out a Halloween costume yet? Tell us all about it in the comments!
Sep 19th, 12
Have you ever wondered how celebrities get these luscious pony tails that are full of hair and bounce?? Let me let you in on a little secret… hair extensions! And it is easier than ever to achieve the long and sleek or curly and voluminous pony you desire. I was introduced to new clip-in styles called ExpressLocs and decided to try them out!
I found they have 4 cute clip-on styles -
* Waves and Sleek create long flowing ponytails.
* Chic and Swank add bounce and volume for a quick, fun updo.
It takes no time at all to clip one of these into my hair and I am out the door. The best part is the compliments keep rolling in. People actually think I took hours to curl or perfectly straighten my hair. I certainly don’t have time for that. And when I tell them the ExpressLocs secret, they are shocked!
Just pull your hair into a ponytail and clip on the curly or straight hair piece and that is it! Sometimes I add a cute hair scarf or headband to add a little more glamour. ExpressLocs also have a variety of pony wraps that add just a hint of curl or spike to a bun style. Finding these little treasures ended up being the easy way to spice up a bland hairstyle.
Aug 12th, 11
Hair extensions are as hot as ever right now. We get a lot of questions from customers about how the process works for permanent hair extensions, as opposed to clip-in. Below are a few of our most commonly asked questions from our customers. Do you have any questions about hair extensions? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you!
Q: Are hair extensions painful?
A: If applied correctly by a trained professional, there should be NEVER be any pain or discomfort associated with the hair extensions. A slight awkwardness can be expected on the first night or two of sleeping on hair extensions, but this is due to the new feeling of the attachment. It is also an adjustment to suddenly have long hair, and have to deal with hair around the face while sleeping. If pain, irritation, or discomfort occurs after having hair extensions put in, consult another professional to remove or adjust the hair, or possibly to redo the application.
Q: Who is a good candidate for hair extensions?
A: Almost anyone can wear hair extensions. There are, however, a few cases in which it might be advised against, or one method of application may be better than another. For example, someone suffering with Alopecia would not be considered a good candidate, as well as those taking certain medications, or with genetic disorders causing loss of their natural hair. You should always schedule a consultation with a professional before having hair extensions applied.
Q: Will people be able to notice that I am wearing hair extensions?
A: It is important to choose a style and color that matches your own natural hair when choosing hair extensions. When properly put in by a licensed trained professional hair extension stylist, the end result will be very natural.