Not Your Daughter’s Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions For Fine Hair – Mequon Hair Designer, Sydney

As a Hairstylist, the number one complaint I hear from women about their hair is that it is too fine. Either they have always had thin, fine hair or it has started to thin out as they age. There are a lot of challenges that come along with having fine hair. Fine hair has difficulty curling or getting volume, and if it does, it falls out with one blast from the wind.

Does it ever feel like no matter what stylist you go to or what hair color you try, the color never seems to look like that beautiful Pinterest picture you brought in? Most of the time it’s because fine hair lacks the texture needed to achieve most of the multi dimensional looks, like Balayage, that are so hot right now. FYI: Most pictures found on Pinterest have fantastic lighting, filtered photos, and a person with the perfect hair texture. Not to mention she most likely spent at least 3 hours in the chair or it’s been an accumulation of appointments to achieve the final look you see on Pinterest. Let’s be real! ‘Ain’t nobody got time for that. Another challenge with fine hair is that it rarely grows past a certain length, and if does get longer, it looks damaged and scraggly. And heaven forbid you finally get it longer and put some highlights in…only to cause some breakage. Ugh-all that hard work and crossed fingers down the drain.

Most pictures found on Pinterest have fantastic lighting, filtered photos, and a person with the perfect hair texture. Not to mention she most likely spent at least 3 hours in the chair or it’s been an accumulation of appointments to achieve the final look you see. Let’s be real! ‘Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Are Tape-In Extensions For You?

There’s nothing worse for a hairstylist than feeling like you don’t have a solution for your client. What if I told you there is a solution? One that you may have never considered for your fine hair. Tape-in hair extensions. I know what you’re thinking. When you think of hair extensions you think of long hair extensions on a 20 year old or badly done hair extensions that look fake and cheesy. Trust me, I’ve seen them too. You can’t go to the State Fair without seeing them. Or men in cutoff denim shorts for that matter. Both should be illegal btw. There are a lot of bad extensions out there. Think Lacey from Bachelor In Paradise. I cringed watching that season. But I can assure you, if done right, hair extensions have come a long way. These are not your daughters extensions anymore.

Tape-in hair extensions have changed the lives of some of my fine haired clients. The majority of the women I see for extensions are not putting hair in to add length, but to add volume.

 

The majority of the hair extension clients I see have fine hair and want to have more hair, more volume, more texture, and a beautiful color without damaging it. Unfortunately, anyone can go get clip-in hair extensions at their local beauty supply store. The end result: the wrong length and color, making them look completely fake. Thus, the bad wrap. If you are a professional, you definitely don’t want your hair extensions to look fake. Nor does anyone for that matter. Tape-in hair extensions have changed the lives of some of my fine haired clients. The majority of the women I see for extensions are not putting hair in to add length, but to add volume. Most women have finer hair in the front around the hairline. Adding a few pieces of tape-in extensions can completely change your look for the better. It can double the amount of your hair in a short amount of time in the salon, without adding a ton of extra styling time at home. I also have clients that will add hair to the front and back of their hair, adding thickness and volume throughout the entire head. Tape-in extensions are completely customizable and your stylist will best be able to give you their professional opinion on what look would be best for you.

How They Work

I use EasiHair Pro hair extensions in the salon and absolutely love them. They are 100% natural cuticle intact rehmy hair (all the hair strands are placed in the same direction when they make the extensions so that it stays as soft as possible). They are taped onto your hair with medical-grade adhesive and grow out as your hair grows. They will need to be taken out after 6 to 7 weeks and put back in, if desired. EasiHair Pro extension hair can be reused up to 3 times. Which means you only need to buy new hair 3 times a year if you continue to get them put back in. They come in 12, 16, and 20 inches in length. The majority of women I see go with 12 inches because, again, they just want to add volume and have more hair.

A few years ago, I would never have even thought of using hair extensions to add volume and thickness to my clients hair but that’s what’s so awesome about the beauty industry. It’s always advancing and finding new ways to make us feel beautiful.

Your stylist will be able to suggest what will look best on you. I have more good news! Remember how I mentioned fine hair has a difficult time holding a curl or achieving that beautiful color you’ve been dreaming of? Not the case with tape-in hair extensions — an added benefit is that they have some texture to them. No more spending time curling your hair just to have it fall flat, as they hold a beautiful curl. No more over-processing your already fragile hair with highlights or balayage that never looks like that Pinterest picture in the end anyway. EasiHair Pro has 31 colors to choose from. A lot of them have highlights in them already and when blended with your natural hair can achieve that beautiful balayaged look.

The Process…

1. Your hair is clarified with shampoo to get rid of oil so that the extensions will hold and then your hair will be blow-dried.

2. The hair extensions will be taped onto your natural hair with medical grade tape. This can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1hr 30 minutes with it cut to match your hair.

3. You will not shampoo your hair for two days and will pinch the wefts where they are attached periodically for the next two days to further activate the tape adhesive.

4. Do not use shampoo that is for moisturizing, smoothing, or damage as this could cause the tape to slip. I would recommend Aveda’s Color Conserve, Pure Abundance, or Invati.

5. Do not use conditioner or smoothing products near the tape. Running it through the mid length to ends is fine.

6. Always blow dry where the tape-in hair extensions are attached first, then style as you normally would. A wet brush is highly recommended for brushing through the extensions.

7. After 6 to 7 weeks have the extensions removed and reapplied. The great thing about these extensions are that you can reuse the same hair up to three times! You could even take them out and have them reapplied at a later time. Maybe for that special event you’re attending. Or a vacay!


This blog is written by Mequon Hair Designer, Sydney. To reserve a hair service with Sydney please call 414.227.2888 or reserve online.

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