You step out of our Beyond Hair London salon looking like a million dollars with your fabulous new Brazilian weave in place. You feel like a Hollywood A-lister as people on the street stand open-mouthed, adoring your glowing locks. Not only do you look amazing, you feel amazing too. But how do you ensure you get that reaction each and every day?
Here’s a short guide on how to keep those tresses in tip top condition for as long as possible.
Try and shampoo your hair between two and three times a week. Be careful though, you don’t want to rub or scrub your hair as you wash. Your weave is precious so be gentle with it. Leave-in conditioners are exceptional at keeping your extensions from drying out or getting tangled. Regular conditioners can be used daily but only apply them from the mid-shaft to the ends.
But don’t use bad shampoo
Steer clear of anything that contains sulfates. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a common ingredient found in cheap products that produces a sudsing effect. Unfortunately it is super drying to the hair, which can lead to dullness, split ends or (whisper it) a compromised bond. Heavy conditioners and oils are also products that should be given the brush off.
We encourage you to brush your hair daily, but please ensure you use the right type of brush. A special hair extension loop brush is perfect for those wanting to protect their natural locks and the lifespan of their extensions. Whatever you do, always brush in a downward motion. Slowly start at the ends of your hair and aim to get rid of all the tangles. Once they are removed then start working your way up.
Never brush your hair when wet
There are some things in life you should never do. You should never ignore your parents. You should never ask a lady her age and you should never brush your hair extensions when wet. The strain on the actual bond can cause the weave to weaken prematurely. Also, regular nylon and bristle brushes can pull on your tangles, which can cut into the life shorten the life of your weave.
Choose a quality pillowcase
Not only will swapping your pillowcase from cotton to silk or satin enable a better night’s sleep, it will also be beneficial for your extensions. Due to their texture, silk or satin pillowcases will not catch on your hair at night as much as cotton. Failing that you can also tie your hair up in a bun before bed to stop the extensions from getting tangled.
Don’t go to bed with wet hair never go to bed with wet hair. This definitely applies to those rocking extensions. But that doesn’t mean you should blast your hair with the highest heat on a blow dryer. As bad as having too much heat on your hair is, your extensions can’t absorb the benefits of your oils from your scalp, so they’ll just dry out and be prone to frizzing. Also a ponytail may seem like the most practical thing to do with your extensions before bed, but please refrain from doing so. Ponytails can add collective mass on your bonds, causing them to weaken.
So if you want to remain looking and feeling like a superstar just follow these tips and give your hair the love and attention it deserves.
If you have any questions or issues regarding your extensions then please get in touch.
Brazil is famed for its football, carnival atmosphere and its sexy samba beats. Peru meanwhile is probably most known for giving us Paddington Bear. However, both countries are leading the world for hair extensions.
Unfortunately, not all women are blessed with fabulous hair, but that shouldn’t prevent us from looking anything short of glorious. Hair styles come and go, and the “in” colours change like the seasons, but there is one accessory that is not going away any time soon … extensions.
Brazilian and Peruvian hair are the hottest weaves on the UK market and it’s easy to see why. Boasting a mixture of curly, wavy and straight styles to choose from, these weaves are thick, bouncy and can cope with everything the British weather can throw at them. It begs the question, why wouldn’t you have one?
However, how do you know what weave to go for?
Brazilian extensions are soft, naturally wavy and very durable. Because of those attributes it can fit any style. They are extremely luxurious, with a lot of body and natural shine.
Thanks to the density of virgin Brazilian hair, you may not need as many bundles as you would normally to create a full look. It’s also less likely to frizz than other hair types due to its natural density.
Brazilian hair is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful types available. It is a perfect solution for those who crave flawless, long glistening tresses but are fed up of having weak or short hair.
The major advantage of this weave is its low maintenance. It is very easy to style, making it a popular choice for those with not a lot of time and a lot of responsibilities.
Over the past few years Peruvian hair has been gaining ground on its South American counterpart, and it’s easy to see why. It may be coarser than the Brazilian variety, but Peruvian hair offers far more colours. And because of its natural fullness and body, fewer bundles are needed to complete a full weave.
Peruvian hair is one of the most versatile products on the market. Whether you are going for a sleek and straight style or seeking something shorter and edgier, it presents you with the opportunity to experiment. Its versatility also means you can spend less time primping and more time on enjoying life.
Given the correct amount of TLC, the Peruvian weave will last far longer than the alternative options and blends well with your own hair.
If you are looking to achieve a soft and natural look then Peruvian hair may well be your best option.
So Brazilian or Peruvian? Most of the time it's solely down to personal preference and budget. However, our stylists are always on hand to give you their skilled advice. And no matter what style you opt for you can be assured of a first class and professional service from us.
Brazilian extensions start from £45.
Peruvian extensions start from £55.
For further information please call us on 0208 889 3112 or book a stylist here
It’s official…..the children are back to school, the nights are getting darker, and everyone is wondering how long they can hold out before putting the heating on. Yes it’s that time again it’s Autumn.
So it’s time to dig out the warm jumpers, start thinking about whose house you are going to for Christmas but most importantly, what Autumn hair style you are going to rock.
At Beyond Hair we have seen that the choice of colour tends to be auburn, dark brown or natural black and the lengths start at 12” to keep the neck and ears warm in the colder evenings. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. You can opt for some highlights or how about two shades of brown to create an ombre look.
We find that Autumn and Winter are when most of our customers opt for a lace frontal style. It allows you to fully protect your hear from heat damage whilst adding versatility to your look. If you haven’t tried out one of our frontals yet, we suggest you try it out this Autumn. They come in a variety of middle, side or freestyle partings and they can be dyed in any colour.
Or perhaps you refuse to accept the Autumn season is here with a bang so what about a beautiful shade of purple or green under natural black. That way the colour will peek through as your hair naturally flows and sways.
Either way autumn doesn’t have to be doom and gloom. At Beyond Hair we can recommend the perfect Autumn style for you so why don’t you pop in for a consultation.
Hope to see you soon x
With the holiday period just around the corner, Dani thought it would be a great idea to try out a bit of festive red.
Why not let us know what style you would like to see us REcreate next month. Comment below or send us the images.
Give us a call or drop us an email if you have any questions on how to REcreate Dani's xmas look, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 889 3112.
Now that the Fashion Weeks have passed, and we have the winter months stretching ahead, it’s time to start thinking about what hair we want to be rocking for the coming season! At the moment we’ve been obsessing over the recent influx of BIG hair love. We think this is partly inspired by Chanel’s Resort 2015 show in Dubai where bigger was definitely better.
The hair for the show was crafted by Sam McKnight who has been creating increasingly bigger styles for Chanel over the past few seasons. For Spring 2013 he offered up flared-out wigs and for Fall 2014 he provided the exaggerated ponytail with strands of ribbon and tweed that padded it out even more. So for the 2015 Resort show, the model’s hair was taken to new heights!
Beyonce proves she really can rock any style and look good! Her recent water drenched ‘Bedhead’ look which had its debut in her ‘Drunk In Love’ video is imperfectly perfect. The edgy, yet classy bedhead style features a loose curl, wetlook graduated bob.. and no frizz to be seen.
It’s alarmingly clear that the ‘Bob’ is back, with plenty of celebs trading in their luscious locks for a shorter do. Lily Collins is currently rocking a long bob with soft curls. Long bobs pretty much don’t get better than this!
Fast forward 6 months and Kim K was rocking a fabulous blonde do... now she's reverted back to her signature chocolate brown hair, keeping her long wavy locks with some added super sharp, choppy layers. Beaut!
Scandal star Kerry Washington was spotted at the Oscars sporting a half up/half down do. The elegant, side parted, classic style was loosely tied and then perfectly curled down her back and over her shoulder. The style screams classic hollywood glamour, we do love it when celebs dig out an old style and make it current.
Dead straight and sleek is what Amanda Seyfried is currently working. The messy parted and slightly layered at the bottom straight do is lovely and classic, our Indian straight hair would be perfect for creating this sleek look.
Naomi Campbell is all about ‘Body’, she was recently spotted sporting a full, curly long style with a heavy bang fringe.. is the fringe making a comeback?