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