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Episode 124 : What is a V Tip Hair Extension ?

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Episode 124 : What Is A V Tip Hair Extension ?

***Seeing that V tip hair extensions have the same makeup of other types of pre-bonded hair. We have decided to repost a article written by Allyson. Due to the similarities in explanation. The only difference is the type of shape the glue is molded in to tip the hair extension. ******

Episode 121: What Is Keratin Pre-Tipped Hair Extensions?

By Allyson

A V tip hair extension is a small bunch of human hair extensions (also be aware that synthetic hair is often used also) that is pre-dipped into glue adhesive to create a ‘tip’ at the top of the hair. The tip is usually 1/2″ to 1″ in length size, and the width size depends on the type of tip that has been formed. They come in various shapes similar to letters “I” “U” and “V” which is what the various names of the tipped hair extension is called. Knowing which method you are most comfortable with caring for will let you know what kind of pre-bonded hair to go with. You have fusion methods(glue adhesive)The tip that would be most ideal for you will depend on the method you choose to use to install the hair extensions.
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V tip hair extension is hair that has been dipped into a glue adhesive. This means there is enough glue to bond the hair together with your own hair. You can use additional glue adhesive (either in a glue stick form or a pellet (typically used in fusion extensions) to complete the bonding process. You can also use the microbead technique. Pre-glued/pre-bonded hair is hair that has been dipped more than once to give the hair a thicker tip. With pre-glued hair you have enough glue to bond it and attach it to your hair (using a fusion heat wand).

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Episode 123 : How to install an I-Tip hair extension ?

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Episode 123 : How to install an I-Tip hair extension?

By Trish

Hello, today I will be walking you through how to install an I-Tip hair extension using the micro bead technique. The mirco bead or silicone ring (also is called micro locs, linkies, or beads, tubes or cylinders, mirco ring) is not as hard on the hair as glue. Glue adhesives can tend to pull hair when handling on a day-to-day basis.

Now an I-Tip hair extension looks similar to a shoelace tip. The I-Tip hair extension is a pre dipped into glue adhesive just like all other glue tipped hair. The micro ring method allows for a more natural looking hair extension look. The I-Tip hair extension along the mirco ring will last for couple of months (3-5 months depending on hair growth and handling), but know that the rings should be checked every 90 days to readjust based on individual growth and to be tighten.

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Things you will need

1. Pliers
2. Threading hook or loop
3. Mirco beads or Silicone rings (the amount depends on how many rows you are installing)
4. I-Tip hair extension 2 to 8 oz

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Steps to installing the I-Tip using the Micro Ring system


1. Please part hair into sections. Targeting a section towards the middle allowing your own hair to blend in when finished. Section several rows on the back of your head and the sides of head.

2. Insert the micro ring onto the threading hook or loop.

3. Take a couple strands of your own hair and thread the micro ring onto your own hair strand. Do this by inserting your own hair into the threading hook or loop. Then slide the micro ring onto your own hair.

4. Take the I-Tip hair extension, and insert the I-Tip bond tip into the ring from the bottom.

5. Please clamp the ring shut by using the pliers.

6. Repeat steps until you have reached the desired fullness.

The I-Tip extensions will last for a couple of months. Please take this into consideration to how fast your hair will grow. This will let you know when to retighten the rings or remove rings.

How To Remove Micro Bead Hair Extensions:
Take the pliers and apply pressure to the micro ring by lightly squeezing it in the opposite direction to open it. Slowly slide the I-Tip or hair extensions out.

*Please consult a licensed cosmologist or hair extension specialist to ensure a proper and secure installation.

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Episode 122 : What Is Glue Tipped Hair?

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Episode 122 : What Is Glue Tipped Hair?

*** We have decided to repost a article written by Allyson. Due to the similarities in explanation. The only difference is the type of glue adhesive used to tip the hair extension. ******

Episode 121: What Is Keratin Pre-Tipped Hair Extensions?

By Allyson

A glue tipped hair extension is a small bunch of human hair extensions (also be aware that synthetic hair is often used also) that is pre-dipped into glue adhesive to create a ‘tip’ at the top of the hair. The tip is usually 1/2″ to 1″ in length size, and the width size depends on the type of tip that has been formed. They come in various shapes similar to letters “I” “U” and “V” which is what the various names of the tipped hair extension is called. The tip that would be most ideal for you will depend on the method you choose to use to install the hair extensions.
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Glue tipped hair is hair that has been dipped one time into a glue adhesive. This means there is not enough glue to bond the hair together with your own hair. If you try to only use the glue that is on the hair extension you will begin to notice shedding, due to not creating a secure bond surrounding the hair. You must have additional glue adhesive (either in a glue stick form or a pellet (typically used in fusion extensions) to complete the bonding process. You can also use the microbead technique. Pre-glued/pre-bonded hair is hair that has been dipped more than once to give the hair a thicker tip. With pre-glued hair you have enough glue to bond it and attach it to your hair (using a fusion heat wand).

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Episode 116 : How To Hydrate Your Hair Naturally?

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How to hydrate hair naturally.

Episode 116: How To Hydrate Dry Hair Naturally?

By Rebecca

I would like to show you how to hydrate dry hair naturally. Hair can become dry over time due to seasonal changes, pollution from the environment, and dietary changes. The first change would be to make sure you have a balanced diet including drinking at least 2 liters to a gallon of water per day. A vitamin regiment that includes Vitamins A, E, and biotin will help the keratin in the hair follicle. Please read another blog post entitled “Episode 113 : What Vitamins Help Grow Hair ?”. Certain foods can give you the days needed dose of fatty acids (avocadoes), silica (potatoes), and omega-3 (fish) will help with shine.

Now let me show you 3 natural hair masks that will quench the thirst of your dry brittle hair. These are pre-shampoo treatments that can be done prior to your normal shampoo regiments.

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Coconut Hydration Mask
1. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
2. Shower cap
3. Hood Hair Dryer or Hand Blow Dryer
4. Paddle Brush

This method is really easy start with brushing hair to release any knots or tangles. Now flip hair starting from the back brush hair now take a quarter size amount coconut oil and begin massaging it into the scalp and working down to smoothing oil out to the tips of your hair. Repeating this step until the hair is completely saturated. You will work this oil throughout the hair making sure it is saturated and moist. Now take your shower cap and either sit under a hood dryer for a more deep conditioning treatment. Or you can just continue with your normal routine but allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. Now rinse out the oil with warm water. Begin normal shampoo routine and there is no limit to how often to use this so don’t feel like you have to ration to make good use. It is good to use as much a needed depending on dryness or as a weekly deep conditioner treatment.

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Avocado Honey Olive Oil Hair Mask

1. 1 Large Ripe Avocado
2. 1 Tablespoon of Raw Honey
3. 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
4. 1 Bowl
5. 1 Spoon
6. Hood Dryer ( low setting optional)

Start by using a knife to cut and peel the avocado into four pieces. Then place the pieces into a bowl. Take the spoon and begin pressing the pieces of avocado into a puree. Making sure to smooth out all the lumps. Gradually stir in honey and olive oil. Proceed with a light rinse and while hair is wet begin massaging the mixture into the hair making sure that the hair is evenly coated throughout your entire head. Now you have 2 options, the first is to place hair under a shower cap and sit und the dryer for 30-45 minutes. The second is to place hair under a shower cap and sit without heat for 30-45 minutes. After the allotted time then proceed with normal shampoo routine.

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Coconut Milk Rinse
1. 1 Can of Coconut Milk
2. Shower Cap
3. Hood Dryer (optional)

This option is by far the easiest. Open a can of coconut milk and evenly distributed throughout your hair. Place hair under a shower cap for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Proceed with normal shampoo routine.

All of these deep conditioner hair masks are all natural with no chemical additives. I will be stopping by often to add more of these natural hair care remedies.

Rebecca

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Episode 115 : Know Your Hair Extension Synthetic Hair VS. Human Hair?

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human hair vs. synthetic hair

Episode 115 : Know Your Hair Extension Synthetic Hair VS. Human Hair!!

By Morgan

Heyyyy, I am Ms. Morgan! I will be contributing an article about synthetic fiber hair extensions being passed off as 100% human hair extensions in beauty supply stores. This is an epidemic sweeping the hair extension world and causing confusion to customers wondering why is this hair matting up and shedding. You may ask what is going on? It is women of all nationalities are being mislead thinking you are buying 100% human hair. Sorry for the time lost and confusion, lost money. Let me walk you through this educational glossary of keyword terms you should understand when you are buying hair.

Fiber Glossary

• Human Hair – Collected from a host (person), human hair can be curled, dyed, permed (relaxer), or styled just like your own hair. While it’s the most expensive hair used for hair extensions, it looks completely natural.

• Please understand that Chinese hair is one of the cheapest and most widely mislead hair types. Human hair can be dyed, permed (relaxer) to resemble a specific curl or kinky yaki texture. The con this hair will shed, matte, tangle after one wash. Resulting in hundreds of dollars being wasted.

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• Toyokalon® – Toyokalon brand fiber is more expensive than synthetic and Kanekalon, Toyokalon feels and looks closest to human hair. It has more sheen and tends to be silkier in texture than the Kanekalon and synthetic fiber. Like most man-made fibers used in hair extensions, Toyokalon can be heat styled (low heat blow dryer or a flat iron up to 100 degrees).

• An example of this fiber is widely used in wigs and mixed with human hair because it can be mass-produced.

• These fibers are constantly being mixed with human hair. This is done to pass off the fiber as more expensive human hair (this is more expensive because it is being grown by a human host)

• This hair typically only last for 14 – 30 days with daily styling being conducted. While constantly appearing dull everyday due to the scalps natural oils and environmental factors.

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• Kanekalon® – Kanekalon brand sythetic fiber is probably the most common of its kind, and is made from a material called Modacrylic. This fiber is flame retardant, which means that braids can be finished by burning the ends.

• This hair is most used for wigs and braided hairstyles.

• There are some hairpieces that can be used for shows or special occasion typically one use style.

• When dipped in boiling water and air dried this hair can be used with a hair dryer and with a low temperature curling iron

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• Synthetic – The least expensive synthetic fiber used for hair extensions is made from Polypropylene. This fiber is non-flame retardant, which means it should NEVER be exposed to heat, either to seal it or style it. One way to finish off the braid is to use an elastic band.

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Now that we have established some key terms when buying hair let’s have a heart to heart. First know what human hair looks like and feels like. Synthetic fiber hair will appear super shiny waxy. That is due to the silicone coating used to create clear coat sheen. Please don’t let the sales associates at the beauty supply sell you on a product that appears to good to be true.

Most hair that is packaged in a mass produced packaging, will more than likely be a mix of 2-7% of actual human hair. The synthetic fibers that are mixed in with the actual human hair are a combination of high heat fibers. For a manufacture to put human hair on the label it only has to actually contain a small amount of actual human hair.

This part of the beauty industry does not have a quality control department that can let consumers know which products are misleading or conducting fraudulent advertising. We as the consumer have to know about the products that we are buying. Some of these beauty supply store associates will start to sound like used car salesman. That is because as soon as you exit their establishments the sale is final, and you are stuck with an inferior product.

The sad part is most women will complain about the service and the quality of the product, but will be right back at the same place buying the same item. I understand that we as women have to look our best with sometimes limited resources, but we do not have settle for less than the best. I have heard of the bad quality hair, but find it amazing that the same people are still walking around with road kill on their head like a Sunday church hat. I hope this information has provided some insight to this sad epidemic. I know that it is hard but we must demand more and stick to it.

XOXOXO
Morgan

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