2016 Hair Weave Extension Trend
Beauties, a new hairstyle can make you feel fabulous with just one salon visit. Whether you are a woman with natural or relaxed hair, a Human Virgin Hair Bundles can provide versatility (no need to cut your own hair or wait for it to grow out).
Currently, we here at Hello Beautiful are loving hair company (and movement) Beautyforever hair. They offer 100% quality Human Virgin Hair Bundles in various lengths and textures to over 50,000 women. They empower hairstylists to be their own retailers and provide an additional revenue stream.
Top Beautyforever hair hairstylist Rosalyn LaFone of Touched by LaFone talked to us about choosing the right weave. If you are going to maintain the same hairstyle for two months, you better like it! Rosalyn begins by saying before you choose your weave, you should think about the message you want to convey. “It all depends on your personality, the style that you are trying to achieve and your day-to-day life,” she says. Are you low maintenance? If so, don’t choose a weave that requires a lot of styling. Rosalyn also encourages to look for versatility: “How many ways can you wear this one style?”
Using Beautyforever hair hair extensions, Rosalyn shows us three different types of hair like Deep Wave Human Hair Weave, Brazilian human hair weaves, ombre body wave human hair weave that work for the various personalities and lifestyles of our readers!
FOR THE GIRL ON THE GO
Touched By LaFone
Rosalyn suggests straight hair by Beautyforever hair. But go for the Peruvian if you want a thicker look.
“With straight hair you don’t have to do much to it but comb it and brush it. It’s less maintenance!” Rosalyn assures.
Another benefit of straight hair is that you can create curly and wavy styles, and have a lot of versatility very easily.
If you are getting a weave for the first time, go for something you are used to in terms of length. If you hair is shorter, try a 10 or 12-inch hair extension. “I’d go no longer than 14 inches for a first-time weave wearer,” advises Rosalyn. A bob style is an easy first-time style to try, beauties!
Remember: It’s not just putting in a weave, you also must maintain and take care of your hair underneath.
“You have to go back and visit your hairstylist. You have to get it washed, get it treated, get your scalp taken care of,” Rosalyn recommends.
Put oil in your scalp to keep it nutrient-rich and moisturized. Rosalyn’s favorite oil is Taliah Waajid African Healing Oyl (Black Earth Products). “Look for products that are packaged in cone tops,” she adds. “It’s easier for the products to get in between your braids and tracks and directly onto your scalp”.
A weave doesn’t always have to be a “hairy” situation.
- A lot of women tend to confuse frontals with lace closures. Closures are not frontals; however, frontals can be considered closures. Lace frontals are basically a hairpiece which mimics a person’s hairline, covering it up from ear to ear.
- Sewn-in or bonded weaves usually require lace closures to cover the top area where the track hair or weaving hair gets sewn/bonded down. This process often creates an area called the “horseshoe” where some hair gets left out. Closures can be used to cover up that area and add some decorative style to enhance the weave.
Silk Base Brazilian Hair ClosuresA silk base that comes with individual strands as opposed to wefts and offers more styling options. It also comes in a thick fabric which lasts longer than that of lace but it also has a more visible demarcation line (the area of the hard where the skin and closure meet together). Silk closures have barely visible knots which come in high density and rarely need bleaching and they also allow ventilation in the hair.
Monofilament Body Wave closure:
Skin-polyurethane closure: comes in a thin, flexible silicone base which tends to create the illusion of a natural scalp. It is not durable though, and it doesn’t let air in so it would not be ideal in hotter climates.
Combination/Hybrid brazilian hair bundles with closure:
Invisible Part Brazilian lace Closure:
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BRAZILIAN, INDIAN, MALAYSIAN AND PERUVIAN HAIR??
Brazilian hair is the most popular hair type in South Africa. The hair is typically soft, relatively thick and very durable. For this reason the hair is suited to any style so it is always a great option whether you prefer a straight, wavy or curly style. Brazilian hair also handles colour extremely well so if you buy Virgin Brazilian hair you can colour the hair to any colour you like. Due to the natural density the hair has it is also less likely to frizz which is a big plus and you can also use fewer bundles to still maintain a full look.
Malaysian hair has become very popular especially amongst international and South African celebrities. The hair has a very luxurious feel to it and has a great natural shine. The shine is however not excessive and after a few washes looks even more natural. The hair is very strong and for this reason holds curls extremely well. If you want to experiment with fabulous and regular curling of your hair then this is a great option. The hair is generally a nice dark brown colour. Like Brazilian hair it also handles colour well so if you buy Virgin Malaysian hair you can colour the hair to any colour or combination of colours you like.
Peruvian hair has become extremely popular. This hair is extremely durable and versatile and for this reason allows you to style and curl it repeatedly with great results. This makes Peruvian hair a great multi-purpose hair as you can constantly change your look and style without damaging the hair too much. The hair is extremely soft and slightly silkier than Brazilian hair. As Peruvian hair is still relatively rare it is also usually relatively more expensive than other hair types.
Indian hair is very high quality hair and is highly regarded in the beauty industry. The hair is very light, airy, full of bounce and easy to style. Indian hair usually comes in a natural straight and natural wave style. If you are looking for a natural wave style then this is the hair for you. Indian hair is also very popular because it does not tangle, shed easily or lose its natural wavy look.
8 Ways To Make Your Halloween Wig Look Real
Ah, Halloween. The annual chance to be someone else, if only for a night. One of the easiest ways to go incognito? Throwing on a wig, which can take you from pin-straight brunette to Natalie Portman in Closer real quick. But not all wigs are created equal…
Whether you’re splurging on a human hair piece or just want to make your synthetic wig look as real as possible, it’s all about customization and having the right tricks up your sleeve.
For a crash course, I went to Bumble and bumble’s downtown salon, where their stylists decoded exactly how to tailor a wig by helping me customize a wig in advance of Halloween. (Spoiler: I’m doing a tribute to his late majesty David Bowie.)
Here exactly what you need to do, real or synthetic:
1.Shop at a hair store instead of costume store. Whether they’re year-round or a seasonal pop-up, costume shops will overcharge for wigs. Beauty supply stores that sell wigs will be your best bet for a solid quality-to-price ratio.
2.Cut or trim it. “Out of box, wigs often don’t have a great cut,” explains Bumble and bumble Stylist Mischa G. “You should be cutting or trimming them to the best of your ability.” Or, take it to a pro stylist.
Mischa recommends using thinning AKA “training wheels” scissors as they yield a softer a effect. And give you more wiggle room for trial and error.
3.Dye it a different color. “If you’re planning on buying a wig and having a colorist color it for Halloween, look for one with natural hair fibers–you will also be able to heat style natural hair versus burning a synthetic wig,” explains Bb.colorist Luis Ayala, adding that blonde wigs will be the easiest to color and tone.
Design by Betsy Farrell
Beginning with the aforementioned, Ayala primed the wig to remove any buildup, product, or silicone since wigs are always pre-treated. And since there was no heat from the scalp, he used a more intense dye than normal to acheive the same vividness in color.
4.Tweeze the center part. Off-the-shelf wigs have eerily-perfect center parts and hairlines. To make yours look more natural, use tweezers to pluck out random strands.
5.Add powder to get rid of plastic-y shine. Real or synthetic, wigs often come with an unnatural shine. You can counter this by misting on dry shampoo or applying other kinds of hair powder, says Mischa.
6.Don’t use just any brush. If you’ve worn a wig before, you know that it can get just as tangled, if not more, than your actual hair. To gently detangle, look to a wide-tooth wet brush, which will be most gentle. The Sheila Stotts Removal Brush will not steer you wrong.
7.Style it with heat…or steam. If it’s a human hair wig, straighteners and curling irons are fair game. If not? We have a PSA: Do not use hot tools on synthetic wigs. We repeat, do not use hot tools on synthetic wigs. It will fry the fibers and there’s no coming back from it.
You can, however, use a handheld steamer to smooth our kinks. “Use a brush in tandem with a steamer as you would a blow dryer,” she says. “Or, set the hair in curlers, then go over it with a steamer. Just make sure the wig is completely dry before you take out the rollers.”
8.Add oomph with product. Synthetic and especially healthy human hair wigs will both need a boost in the volume department. If you’re starting off with wet human hair, blow dry a soft thickening spray (try Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray) into it.
After prepping the base on your human hair, or if you’re beginning to style synthetic hair, look to a flexible spray like Bumble and bumble’s Spray de Mode Flexible Hold Hairspray, then a setting spray like Bumble and bumble Bb. Strong Finish Firm Hold Hairspray.
Read more of Halloween wigs, visit: Special Human Hair wigs at Holloween Party