Summer is finally here and at VH&B we’re channelling the sun’s rays into our blonde hair extensions.

 

Buy our Sun-Kissed hair extensions here.

When our hair is exposed to the sun and sea it’s left beautifully beachy and lightened naturally from the elements. The sun organically bleaches the hair and depending on how much sunlight one gets to bask in, determines how light the hair will be lifted.

Unfortunately, everyday doesn’t permit us to curl our toes in the sand on a tropical beach and soak up the sun. That does leave us with little natural sun-kissed action in the hair department. This is where VH&B are here to help you capture the sun-kissed look without having to spend hours in the sun. Our brown and blonde hair extensions with the seamless transition to even blonder ends give you the sun-rageous look and allow you to have holiday hair without the added cost. Furthermore, even though the sun is good for us, like anything in life it is best in moderation. UV rays can be damaging for our skin and hair and can leave us with dry, frazzled locks. Best to show off your sun lightened ends without having to fry yourself (and your hair) under the sun beams.

With every order we’re pleased to be giving away designer sunglasses to protect your peepers whilst you’re out in the sunshine. We are also donating £1.00 from every order placed, to our chosen charities Women For Women and Unicef.

Enjoy the summer ladies and be sun-safe! 

Emma xX

Images used are courtesy of Ftape, Acces Showbiz, Hairstyles Reports.


We have teamed up with some experienced and creative hair colourists who have been tasked with colouring our Ombré extensions. Taking this step of the Ombre hair extensions process 'in house' means that we can ensure the colours blend perfectly with each other and we can achieve the most natural looking Ombré hair extensions for you. Our Ombre extensions image library is growing as is our colour palette.

Getting the colouring right with ombré extensions are vital, however, our experienced colourists can also work to images you may wish to send to us. As with all of our extensions, only the very best virgin remy hair is used. To get the most natural looking and on-trend Ombre coloured hair extensions, have a look at our colourists recent achievements above and click here to place an order. 

Our Top 10 Moisturizers

April 23, 2013

We suggest that you use the following products (or similar) to maintain your hair extensions.
Sulfate Free Shampoo: Aveda Be Curly
Aveda Dry Remedy
L'Oreal Ever Pure Moisture Shampoo
John Masters Lavender Rosemary Shampoo
Deva Curl No Poo for Curly hair types
Schwarzkopf Bonacure Colour Save
Curls Pure Curls Clarifying Shampoo
ICON Drench for bleached blonde hair

Organic Moisturisers For Virgin Uncolured Hair:
Moroccan Pure Argan Oil
KTC Pure Almond Oil
Virgin Coconut Oil
Unrefined Coconut Creme or Oil Pure Jojoba Oil
- as a treatment, leave in or soak in Coconut oil for 30mins and rinse out with organic shampoo

Organic Moisturisers for Coloured Human Hair:
All the above oils but leave in before washing and rinse out or apply small amounts when required. Moroccan Argan Oil Dr. Hauschka Neem Hair Lotion Finishing, for all hair types.

Hair Care - Daily

April 23, 2013

...MAINTAINING YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS

You MUST brush your hair in the mornings and at night before bed. Even when you’ve had a long day and your bed is calling; even when you’ve had too many glasses of vino on a Saturday night, you must take a few minutes to brush through your hair.

Covering your hair with a scarf before going to sleep will prevent frizzing and tangling and is highly recommended.
Carry a brush in your bag. Wind, rain and pollution can affect our hair and it may need a little tidy up from time to time during the day.

Hiya,

Hope you're all well! So for my next blog I thought I'd briefly talk about something I touched on in the last post and that being extension nightmares and successes.

I know I go on about it, but It really is true when I say you get what you pay for. If you pay £10 for a full head of extensions from EBay they're not going to be silky soft, they won't last and they're probably not human hair!! 

Because I just cant be without long hair I recently ordered a "full head set" from an eBay seller just to last me a couple of weeks between fittings. They were very cheap and this showed in the quality. I knew what I was getting as it was synthetic hair - you cannot use heated appliances on them, couldn't brush them or wash them at all and it would cause them to matt. I ended up wearing them in a bun all the time. The clips came off easily and there was no way there was enough thickness for a full head...stay away from this unless you want a quick fix!

Nevertheless I'd say the human hair clip in’s I've worn in the past have been fine.  I personally find clip ins very uncomfortable, but if you buy from a quality seller the hair will be just as good as any bonded extensions.

…And as for successes? So far I'm still ecstatic about the results of my most recent extensions! Pre bonded European hair seems to work best for me with my hair origin and texture. I'm really happy with them and everyone has commented on how great they look. 

To sum up, I really want to reiterate how important it is to make sure you're getting your hair from a quality supplier if you want "hair success". Yes, it may cost you more but your hair will look and feel healthier and you won't be disappointed with the results and feel let down.

That's all for now, but check in as usual next week for some more hair goss!

Happy Hair Days!!

Lauren xoxo

Hiya,  My name is Lauren and I’m going to be blogging regularly for Virgin Hair & Beauty and hopefully sharing my own knowledge, tips and advice on their hair extensions.

I’ve been wearing hair extensions for as long as I can remember, back to when I was at school and must have been about 15 when I discovered my love for long hair. I’m now 20 years old and I’m showing no signs of giving up my lengths and have probably tried every type and method on the market. I’ve always wanted long hair as I find it so much easier to style and have always liked a full glamorous look.

As mentioned, I’ve tried almost every type and length imaginable. As a young teenager with next to nothing for my budget I would wear clip in Human Hair extensions. In those days I would wear around 18-20” extensions and luckily had a few hair extension stalls near to where I live where I would buy them. Since, I’ve tried more clip in wefts, weaves, micro ring extensions and most recently single pre bonded tips. I’ve varied in lengths between 22” to 26” and from a light brown to jet black in colour.

My current hair extensions are Virgin Remy European Hair in Dark Brown, 24”. I had these fitted about a week ago (supplied by VHB) and so far I have to say these have been my favourite. The quality and type of the hair is most like mine (being white Caucasian) and I am always happiest when my hair is pre-bonded as the hair feels so secure and looks natural. While waiting to have these fitted I even wore clip in synthetic hair extensions I bought of eBay for around a tenner - NEVER AGAIN but they did the job! (maybe I’ll speak about this experience in another blog ha!)
 
There are so many possibilities these days of places you can get your hair extensions. There are so many types available and so many methods of fitting them that makes the world of hair extensions a confusing place. Every one will have varied opinions on their preferred type and source but I’ve put together a few “do’s” that I think are a good place to start especially if you’re a first timer!

DO...

    • Make sure you’ve decided you’re absolutely sure you want hair extensions before buying or having them fitted. They take a lot of maintenance and going from short to long hair can be a lot of hassle for some. If you want an easy option and only want extensions for part of the time, clip ins are probably for you.

    • Remember in most cases you will get what you pay for. If you buy cheap hair from eBay or a foreign site your hair quality will deteriorate quickly (there are lots of reasons for this and perhaps I’ll go into this in more detail in another blog but remember there is a reason they‘re able to sell such long hair so cheap!!)

    • Remember the length you buy with vary on the method you have your extensions fitted and will be shorter than what you order once its cut and styled. You should work out length based on how long you wish the hair to be from both the bottom of your crown and the nape of your neck. If you want your hair cut and styled to look more natural you should bare this in mind. Also, if you’re someone who likes to curl your hair bare in mind hair looks shorter when curled.

    • Think about why you’re getting extensions - do you want them for length? Or do you want them for volume? If you want both, I’d go for a full head. If you just want volume I’d go for half a head. Bare this in mind when buying them - whether by strand number or by weight you need it to correspond. Two packs, 200g is more than enough for me and I always have some left over but it will vary on your natural hair. Thicker hair = more hair extensions.

    • Choose your colour carefully! There’s nothing worse than paying a lot of money and realising you’ve got the wrong colour and its nothing like your hair. Remember computer monitors can make colours look different. Most reputable companies will allow you to send them a photo to match the colour for you or will be able to send you a sample. PLEASE ask if you’re not sure. If they aren’t willing to supply one they’re probably not a good place to buy from.

    • Remember wearing hair extensions will have an effect on your own hair. It will weaken it and you have to look after both. As long as you do, you wont have any problems (I haven’t in 5 years). You must treat your extensions exactly like your own hair if you want to keep that glossy look.

    • Read up on the types of hair available and think about what you want. I’ll go into more detail about this at some point. There’s so many - European, Asian, Indian, Malaysian, Brazilian - the list goes on. But please think about it and think which will best match your own hair.

    • Consider what method you want carefully - different people will have different preferences and there’s always pro’s and con’s about each. There’s always plenty of forums and online advice from people like me who have tried and tested all the methods and can offer tips on what’s best but ultimately make sure you do what’s best for you! Its you that’s wearing them!!

So those are some of the basics to consider when buying human hair extensions…. I hope this helps and makes the process slightly easier.
 
I’ll be back with another blog soon but if you need any tips, advice or opinions on anything at all, add me on TWITTER: @laurenexford and don’t hesitate to tweet or message me and ill do what I can to help!
 
LAUREN. xox


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