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How to Look After your Hair Extensions as the Temperature Drops

September 25th 2018

The colder weather can be very harsh on your hair.  Going from warm central heating indoors to cold biting winds outside can leave your hair dry, tangled, frizzy, and brittle.  Hair extensions are no exception.  If your extensions are made from human hair, they are just as prone to damage from the weather and excessive heat styling as your natural hair is.  But follow our tips and you will have gorgeous locks through the autumn, winter, and beyond. Here’s our guide to how to look after your hair extensions as the temperature drops.

Use the right products

Nasties like sulphates in shampoos can dry out hair extensions so always use products specifically designed for them.  Think about using a moisturising formula in the autumn and winter to keep your locks hydrated. 

Detangle them the right way

Like any longer hair, extensions can be prone to tangling, but the key to dealing with them without damaging the hair is the right brush and the right technique.  Use a brush specifically designed for hair extensions and when you brush, put your hand on the roots to support the attachment area, then start brushing the hair from the ends, working towards the scalp.

Use a hair treatment

Using a hair mask once per week is a great way of hydrating the hair and preventing any damage to your extensions.  The Hot Locks Boost treatment is amazing!

Fight the frizz

Hair oils, like Argan oil are great for fighting static and frizz caused by the cold weather and the woolly clothes and hats we wear. Apply a small amount to the lengths and ends to keep your hair looking smooth and sleek.

Avoid hot showers

Even though it might be tempting to turn up the heat in the shower when you’ve been freezing all day, hot water can dry out your extensions and make them dull and brittle.

Use Heat protection

On summer days, you probably don’t mind leaving your hair to dry naturally, and this is okay as long as the root area is completely dryed first,  but when it’s colder, it’s uncomfortable to be sitting around for too long with damp hair.  So the chances are, you will use your hair dryer more when it’s colder, and this can leave your extensions feeling parched.  Always use heat protection products before you heat style your hair to keep your hair healthy and nourished.

If you have any questions about looking after your hair extensions in the colder weather, ask me when you’re in the salon or contact me directly via website or email at [email protected] or text/ring on 07932078004



How to care for your hair extensions

August 19th, 2018

How to Care for Your Hair Extensions

You’ve just had a gorgeous set of extensions done, and you leave the salon feeling a million dollars, only to come unstuck when the hair starts shedding or it starts to feel like straw. Why does this happen to extensions? Usually it’s because you haven’t looked after them properly.

That’s why you need to know how to care for your hair extensions. If you do, they’ll look great and last you much longer.

How long do hair extensions usually last?

Top quality extensions that are really well looked after can last for a year or even longer. Bear in mind though that in general, the more you wash and style your extensions, the shorter their lifespan will be.

How to prevent tangling

Tangling is a common problem especially with super long extensions, and the best way to keep them tangle free is to brush them regularly and gently with a good quality hair extension paddle brush.

How to minimise hair shedding

When extensions are made from human hair, you can expect some light shedding just like there is with natural hair. Washing your hair extensions too frequently can cause shedding, so reduce the need for frequent washing by avoiding the excessive use of products. Your hair extensions will have a lovely sheen anyway, so you shouldn’t need too much product to make them look amazing.

Washing your extensions

If your stylist recommends shampoos, conditioners, and other products for use on your extensions, it’s not because they want to make more money out of you, it’s for a good reason. The right products are formulated for extensions and they’ll keep them looking nourished and healthy. Generally steer clear of products that contain sulphates, parabens, alcohol as these can dry the hair out.

Use a deep conditioning treatment

Hair extensions don’t get any natural oils from the scalp so they need to be kept well moisturised. Apply a deep conditioning treatment once per week to keep your extensions soft and healthy.

Colouring hair extensions

I always tell my clients that I don’t recommend colouring their hair extensions as they are processed beforehand.

Have regular maintenance

It’s a good idea to book in for maintenance appointments to keep your extensions looking fab. They’re an investment, so looking after them is well worth it.

By following these tips and making sure you ask your stylist all the questions you want to ask about aftercare, you’ll get to enjoy your glamorous, thicker, and healthier locks for longer.

Are you thinking about hair extensions?

When clients come to me, they can expect the best brands of hair and the best possible service. The main hair brands I use are Remi Cachet, Great Lengths, Tasha Jacks, and I have my own Indian Temple Hair. I also specialise in Curly Hair. The top quality hair and my precision fitting methods means that every client knows that their natural hair is being looked after. If clients do have any issues with their extensions, they can contact me straight away, come back to the salon and get it sorted; that’s the personal service I pride myself on.

Contact the salon on 07932078004 to book a consultation and find out how I can help you achieve the hair of your dreams. 

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5 reasons you should have hair extensions

August 8th 2018

5 Reasons You Should Have Hair Extensions

Are you longing for long, bouncy, luscious locks but your hair just won’t grow? Have you opted for a choppy bob and instantly regretted it when your stylist started chopping bits off your mane? Or do you want your hair to look extra amazing for your wedding or another special occasion?

Hair extensions might just be the answer to your prayers. Here are 5 reasons you should have hair extensions, and why they’ll make you feel amazing.

Your hair just won’t grow

This is the most common reason that people get hair extensions. If your hair just doesn’t grow past a certain point, don’t give up on your dreams of long locks, get hair extensions. At Hot Locks, we look after your natural hair too so it won’t get damaged, and it might even start to grow out.

You want to add volume

If you have fine hair that has no shape or won’t hold a style, you might long for it to have a bit of ‘oomph.’ Hair extensions can add volume and shape to your hair, and when they’re done well, they look completely natural.

You’ll be able to wear your hair in loads of different styles

When you have longer, thicker hair, the styling options are endless. Fuller hair can make even a ponytail or a bun look more pretty and interesting, and you’ll be able to achieve much more intricate updos.

You really regret getting your hair cut

Maybe you’ve gone to the hairdresser and asked for a trim and she’s cut a few too many inches off, or you’ve had your long hair cut into a bob and you instantly regret it. Hair extensions can fix the problem. They can give you your length and volume back in a matter of hours and you can wear them while your hair grows out (unless you fall in love and decide to keep getting them forever!)

You want your hair to look amazing for a special occasion

Do you have a vision of yourself having long flowing curls on your wedding day? When you want to look a million dollars on a special occasion, beautiful hair really makes you look the part. It makes you feel gorgeous and confident, and that is priceless. Having hair extensions can give you this and more.

Are you convinced?

When clients come to me, they can expect the best brands of hair and the best possible service. The main hair brands I use are Remi Cachet, Great Lengths, Tasha Jacks, and I have my own Indian Temple Hair. I also specialise in Curly Hair. The top quality hair and my precision fitting methods means that every client knows that their natural hair is being looked after. If clients do have any issues with their extensions, they can contact me straight away, come back to the salon and get it sorted; that’s the personal service I pride myself on.

Contact the salon to book a consultation on 07932078004 via text or call and find out how I can help you achieve the hair of your dreams.