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What to do when you’re growing your hair

28 Jul

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When you get to that awkward, in between stage, what do you do?

When you’ve decided you want to change your hair, it’s hard. It might be growing out a style, wanting to get rid of your layers, or just wishing your hair was longer.

At least we don’t have to just rely on our own patience, which we know doesn’t exist when it comes to our hair.

You only need two inches of hair to wear hair extensions. Some people wear them because they want to have super long locks. Others might want to add volume to fine hair. But when you want your hair to grow a little quicker, hair extensions are the easiest way to help through the awkward transition phase.

At Dream Girl we know that it’s a foolproof way of getting the hair that you want, without having to wait. You can feel self conscious when you don’t hair the hair you want. Hair extensions let you style your hair the way you want to, whether it’s long, short or mid length.

For us, it’s all about choice. Hair extensions come in different lengths, from 12 inches to 18 inches, so even if you’ve got a short crop or bob style, you can still get mid-length hair. With over 80 shades to choose from, you can pick the exact right shade so your hair extensions blend seamlessly into your own natural locks.

It couldn’t be easier. If you opt for 100% human hair, like that in Euro Weft or Remi Silky you can select the shade and the length from Dream Girl’s online store. You can weave in your self or see a stylist. The extensions provide you with added length and you can ask your stylist to trim the extensions for you and style to suit you.

If you are growing out a fringe – yeah, pulling on the hair doesn’t make it grow any faster – then once you can sweep it to the side you can use clip-on hair extensions to mask the fringe growth and add thickness around the temples. It isn’t foolproof but it’s a good trick to hide the fringe as it gets to that awkward length. You can’t pin it back all the time. Dream Girl’s clip-on hair extensions make it easier for you to have long hair in seconds. 

Hair does grow back. Of course it does. But you don’t have to live with a style you don’t like. If you’re at that awkward stage of growing out why not explore Dream Girl’s shop and see if hair extension are right for you. You can even opt for clip-on hair extensions that can offer you a new style in minutes and you can wear them for a night out or just when you fancy a change.

 

 

The best festival hair for 2017

23 Jun

You might be on your way to Glastonbury as we speak. Or, you might have a festival planned in for the rest of the summer. Festival style is a big deal and at Dream Girl we want to make it as easy as possible for you to create your perfect look.

At a festival you want to look great, but you also want to be low maintenance. You can get away with a boho style and something that will last a  few days and keep the hair off your face while you’re dancing or singing your heart out.

Fake an undercut

Hands up who’s brave enough to do a Miley and razor an undercut?  Yeah, thought so. Fake it with an easy style. Simply create a deep side parting and then braid using little strands from roots to tip. Keep going until you reach under the ear and pin in place. 

Tie back your fringe

It can get hot and sweaty at festivals. The last thing you want is your fringe sticking to your forehead. Keep it feminine and stylish by using a braid to tidy it away. Start with a deep side parting and braid hair across the front hairline. Secure with a band once you reach the height of your cheekbone. Tucks the ends underneath the hair and fix with a grip.

The messy chignon

You don’t want to look too coiffed at a festival. This style is just perfect for that “what this old thing” laid back style. First tie hair back into a ponytail. Not too high, just below the crown. Backcomb the ponytail to add a little volume. Grab yourself some kirby grips and fix the ends of the ponytail back towards the base. A simple trick, Twist sections around your finger, scrunch down and pin.

Side swept plait

For long hair you might want to sweep it off your face. The side braid is an easy style to wear and looks great too. It’s also a great look for those with long hair or hair extensions. Simply sweep hair over one shoulder. Begin the plait a little above the nape of the neck; not quite as high as a braid but underneath the crown. Continue the plait right down to the tips and secure with a band. Allow the fringe and a few stray strands to line the face.

Boho waves

For long wavy hair you can get an extra boost in length from Dream Girl’s Waves and Curls range of hair extensions. To tease curls without heat simply use kirby grips and some hairspray before you go to sleep. In one inch sections twist hair around the finger and then pin in place with a grip. Once all the hair is twisted back spray to help it fix. Wake up in the morning, uncurl and gently separate the waves. Beachy, festival waves without using heat.

 

The long and short of it

19 May

Who wants the same hair everyday? Nobody does. You can chop and change your hair as often as you do your shoes, and in fact you should! Embrace your inner hairstyle chameleon.

Kim Kardashian, not for the first time, showed us exactly what we’re talking about at Dream Girl in a Snapchat video last week.

On Wednesday she was showing off a new longer hairstyle. Waist length black locks were shown draping down her back and almost to the floor as she sat down.

Earlier in the week Kim had worn a shorter, sleeker bob. Curled under slightly at the ends, the style was one the star has rocked in recent months.

Yet by the end of the week, Kim was back to shorter hair, which was wavy and just below the shoulder.

This opportunity for eye-catching locks and the chance to change your style as often as you like is easily achieved with clip on hair extensions.

Dream Girl’s Clip’N Go hair extensions use premium 100% quality human hair, so look natural, glossy and healthy. The hair extensions have clips attached on the wefts, so it’s simple to just clip the extensions onto your own locks and have added length in minutes.

It couldn’t be easier. Choose from over 80 shades in browns, reds, blondes, funkies and combos. Once you’ve picked the shade that closely matches your own, you can choose from six different lengths, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″ and 24″.

For a full head of coverage you get four long strips with three clips per weft, two medium strips with two clips per weft and four small strips with a single clip per weft.

Then, all you need to do is clip the hair into place, adding instant length to your natural locks and added volume. If you like, you can work with your hair stylist to style the temporary hair extensions, creating you own natural style with them, so you know they’ll look as natural as possible.

Changing your hair daily doesn’t need to be difficult. You can have the hair you dream of and chop and change your style as often as you like. And if, like Kim K, you want to keep them guessing on social media as much as you can as to what your REAL hairstyle is, then make it simple with Dream Girl and wear the style you want every day.

Keep it natural

5 May

Whatever you do with your hair, whether it’s long or short, whether you wear hair extensions all the time, or have clip-ons for special occasions, there’s one thing that unites us – you want to keep your hair looking beautiful.

The trend for healthy living has finally reached our locks and at Dream Girl we think this is a good move. We’ve long advocated that for you to keep your hair as healthy as possibly, you need to be careful what you put on it.

And it makes complete sense, when you think about it. The more chemicals, like parabens and sulphates you use on your hair, the more likely you are to strip it of the vital nutrients it needs to stay healthy and lush. If any hair care regime is designed to boost those nutrients, rather than strip or replace them then that’s a good thing.

This becomes especially important when we think about hair extensions. If you wear 100% human hair then the locks have been treated but once you wear them, anything that’s lost that makes hair duller won’t be regained. It’s important you keep your hair as glossy and healthy as you can, for as long as you can.

This isn’t simply about going organic, but looking carefully about what’s used in the products you put on your hair. Are they natural? What ingredients do they have for cleansing, how do they promise to nourish and treat hair?

Many products that offer promises like shiner locks will actually contain ingredients like silicone which can weigh the hair down.

What’s also important is to get to know your own hair. We have spent a lot of time listening to other people tell us how often we should wash our hair, how often we should style it. That doesn’t mean we should ignore all advise. There are some basic truths, like getting hair trimmed regularly to get rid of split ends. But much of the advice needs to be individually tested based on your own locks.

How often do you need to wash your hair? We know it probably isn’t daily. If you have natural hair it’s probably more like weekly or fortnightly, depending on how thick your locks are.

Get to know your own hair, get to know your own scalp – some people can wear up-dos all the time, others find it can pull on their hair and cause hair loss. Everyone’s hair is different, and spending time getting to know it and understand what it wants to stay healthy is an important part of the process.

However you want to wear your hair, whether you want hair extensions or how you want to style it, it all starts with knowing your own hair. A natural hair regime will help keep it healthier and glossier, keeping it stronger and helping you grow the hair you’ve always dreamed of.

The easiest way to dream hair

28 Apr

Are you one of those people who keeps up to date on hair trends, and is always keen to try them? Whether it’s blunt cuts, layers, ombre lock, side partings, mid partings, are you the one who always tries the trend the minute you spot it on the catwalks?

Some people love clothes, others love accessories. For some of us our obsession is hair and trying new things. At Dream Girl we completely understand that. After all, trying out the latest trends is something we do a lot and hair is our passion.

If long hair is the trend you’ve always wanted to try though, you might have thought it’d be easy but actually it can be the hardest. Our hair isn’t something we can control brilliantly well. In fact, our hair is tricky because while it might sit one way at a shorter length, the longer it gets it might change. This can have a huge impact on volume, texture and movement, all of which can affect how we see the style we’ve got.

We might assume that long hair would look great on us, because a lob does, but once we start to grow our hair in fact it just gets flatter and looses all the volume we loved.

Clip on hair extensions can be the quickest solution to their problem. Dream Girl’s 100% human hair extensions can be clipped into place in minutes. It couldn’t be easier.

The first step is to choose the colour. With over 80 shades to choose from you want a colour that closely matches your own, or that adds either highlights or lowlights. it’s about complimenting your own natural locks rather than covering or fighting against them.

Choosing length is the next step. How long do you want your hair to be? Hair extensions aren’t simply about having super long locks. Instead it’s about choosing what best suits your face and thew rest of your style. Hair extensions are also about adding volume as well as length, so it depends what you want the final shape to be.

When you’ve chosen your hair extensions you start by clipping them to the nape of the neck, so it’s bottom up. The clip ons attach to the roots of your hair. Then you work your way around the scalp. There are longer sections to cover hair at the back and shorter sections for the side, offering a more natural fall and shape to the hair.

Don’t clip on your hair extensions too tightly. Instead give a little space more movement and a natural look and feel. Too tight and they’ll feel heavy and uncomfortable.

Once fitted,. just brush your hair over and there you go, you’ve got the perfect long locks you’ve always dreamed of.

Hairstyles for second day hair

21 Apr

We all know we’re not meant to shampoo our hair every day.

As sensitive and restorative as a shampoo and conditioner might promise to be, the daily ritual the washing, drying and styling can cause real damage to our locks. It can strip hair of its natural oils, which keep it healthy and moisturised. It can leave hair dry and lank, more brittle and prone to breakage.

This is especially important if we wear hair extensions as well. Even 100% human hair extensions have a lifespan and they’re treated to look as natural, healthy and glossy as can be, but if we don’t look after them they won’t grow back.

So while we’re happy not to shampoo our hair daily it does leave us with another concern; what to do with our hair on the second day. For some, this isn’t a huge problem. Yes, we regret to inform you that some people have hair that looks even better then day after they washed it. There are even some people who can go several days at a time without washing their hair. Which, frankly, just makes us beyond jealous.

For those of us who have to think about what we need to do when our hair is verging on oily, here are a few hairstyles to have in your arsenal. Remember, oily hair can actually hold its shape better than freshly washed hair, so these styles might work even better than normal.

Go for a braid …

Whether a french braid or braided bun, second day hair is ideal for experimenting with a plait. Go for smaller braids if you need hair to be securely packed. Don’t pull hair too tight as if you are wearing hair extensions you might damage them. Go for a single braid by dividing locks into three sections and plaiting together. Or, go for the twin braid, where you divide hair into two and then create two braids. Tie them together at the ends or leave them separate.

Tuck and roll …

One of our favourite second day styles, largely because you can do it in minutes, you can do this with a headband or freestyle. Fit the headband first and leave hair long at the back. Take sections of hair and twist until your reach the nape of the neck. Gather both sides into a bun and twist and pin in place.

A super high pony …

Add a little extra volume to your ponytail by back combing the crown. Gather hair onto the crown, as high as you can go, so that the pony falls around your shoulders. Tie in place. For a little extra shape use curlers to add texture and shape to the ponytail itself.

 

 

 

 

10 steps to the perfect hair extensions

14 Apr

If you’re thinking that this season is the perfect opportunity to get new hair extensions then listen up. At Dream Girl, we know a thing or two about getting fuller and longer hair using 100% human hair extensions.

But before you jump in, it’s worth stopping to plan. Understanding what you need, and getting the right hair extensions for you will help you end up with the hair you want.

Here are our tips …

You might think you’re being savvy by spending money, but it’s always best to get the very best you can afford. That means the salon you choose too. A salon that specialises in hair extensions won’t mind about showing you pictures of previous happy clients, so you know what you’re getting.

Hair extensions aren’t just about length. OK, celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens and Nikki Minaj might have been spotted wearing super long hair extensions, but actually, most people who wear hair extensions want thicker hair with more volume, not longer hair.

Think long term. Talk to your stylist about a method that makes it easier for you to get the longest possible life out of your hair extensions.

The better the quality of the hair, the longer they’ll last. 100% human hair extensions with the cuticles still intact, like Dream Girl’s Remi Silky hair extensions, look and feel like natural hair and look glossy for longer.

Don’t assume you’ll still be able to style your hair the same after hair extensions. Your own hair grows back, extensions don’t. Do you research and invest in the right products.

Hair extensions can help protect your natural hair too. Want to go a different colour? Use hair extensions rather than dye.

Your stylist can help you learn how to wear hair extensions long term and how to protect your locks. It’s about maintenance.

Hair extensions can help with up-dos, by making ponytails look fuller and buns larger. You might not need a full head of hair extensions if you’re wanting an up-do for a special occasion like a wedding.

If you don’t want permanent hair extensions think about clip ons. The versatility of being able to change your style in minutes is great.

It’s about making the most of your style. Try it, see if you like it and make it work for you.

 

 

 

Ways to update your braids in 2017

7 Apr

The holy grail is always a hairstyle that’s practical, easy to do and stylish. In every respect the braid just fits. If you’ve got long hair it looks even better. A braid is the best way to keep your hair out of your way, while making it look both elegant and chic.

Styles always change, though, and braids, like every hairstyle, are going to evolve as seasons go by. In 2017, as hairstyles are a little bit more relaxed and laid back, braids follow suit.

Here’s Dream Girl’s guide for braids this spring and summer. If your hair isn’t long enough for these styles, or needs a little boost, why not try clip on hair extensions, or a ponytail hair extension to add both length and volume. A few tweaks and you’ll be back on trend.

The classic French braid

There’s a reason why this style won’t go anywhere, it’s a classic and always looks great, whether you wear it during the day or at night. If you’ve never tried a French braid before, here’s how to do it; start with a section of hair at the crown. Divide into three strands and hold them in both hands. What you’re doing next is feeding the three strands across each other. The strand on the left hand side has to pass over two strands, then the strand on the far right has to pass over two strands. Keep thickening each strand as you go and keep working down to the end.

The braid should be even, and create a plait from the crown down to the tips of your hair. It might take a little practice. To update for 2017, once the braid is finished pull at the edges of the braids a little to loosen and leave it looking for relaxed.

Make it into a fishtail

If you’ve mastered the French braid and want something more challenging, go for the Fishtail. Instead of three strands, the Fishtail is done with four or more strands. This style takes a little practice but the principle is the same. Take the furthest strand on the left and turn over the next two strands, then repeat on the left and so on and so on.

To make it a little more 2017 do the same as you did with the French braid, pull at the edges of the braid to loosen it a little and make it look more laid back.

Twist it into a bun

The messy bun has very much had a moment in the past few years. You can update it for this year by starting with a simple plait. You can either do it on the crown or lower by the nape on the neck. It adds some great texture to your bun. Once the plait is complete twist it around and pin the ends underneath the bun itself. Use kirby grips to secure the bun.

 

 

Is having super long hair worth it?

24 Mar

If there’s one thing we know about at Dream Girl towers, it’s long hair. So, we are more than delighted to see extra-long hair extensions showing up on catwalks and red carpets in 2017. Hey, Nicki Minaj even worse hair extensions down to her ankles this month!

Whether it’s sleek and straight, or full, thick with plenty of texture, or natural hair to its fullest and most gorgeous, long hair is the stuff of dreams: from the fairy tale princesses of our childhoods to modern day dragon taming warrior queens, there can’t be many girls who haven’t imagined how amazing it would be to have the longest of long hair.

But, with long hair comes great responsibility, and there are a few things you should bear in mind before you commit to waist length hair extensions. (SPOILER ALERT: You’ll still totally get them done)

You’ve made up your mind and you go for it. Lengths of gorgeous silky natural hair extensions are waiting to transform you into the glamour goddess you’ve always known was there, in just a few hours. That’s right, your chosen look can take several hours to achieve. Sitting in the salon as the extralong extensions are bonded to your hair, you may want to drift off, or read that magazine cover to cover for the fourth time. You’re literally in this for the long haul, so you persevere, it will all be worth it in the end. You can go for clip-on hair extensions, if you haven’t got the time, but if you’re going super-long, you want to go super-luxurious as well, am I right?

Once your hairstylist releases you from the salon chair, the first thing you might notice is a slight change to your centre of gravity. Having hair extensions on this scale, adds extra weight to your scalp, resulting in pulling of your natural hair. This dragging can contribute to increased tension and can give you headaches, but oh, look at how your hair swooshes along your back. Nothing’s going to stop you now.

As hair extension specialists, we always recommend a thorough hair care routine to keep your new hair in great condition. With extra-long locks there’s only one thing for it, and that’s to brush. As you flick, shake and toss your hair around over the course of a day, your extensions are prone to tangles. Getting into the good habit of brushing frequently will help to keep knots to a minimum, and when it comes to brushing extensions too much is never enough.

When you first pictured yourself with long, long hair, chances are you also thought of intricate braids and pretty, bo-ho festival styles that would make the A-List green with envy. But don’t be surprised when all you can muster is a simple plait or double braid to keep your strands in check, styling all that extra hair is hard work. Avoid over washing your extensions, stay away from heat styling, and treat yourself to a conditioning treatment. And, don’t forget to brush…

So, even after the mind (and bum) numbing application, the brushing, the dragging headache inducing weight, the brushing, the knots, the brushing, countless zip trappings, the brushing, all that will matter in the end is that you look fabulous, turning heads wherever you go.

So, yeh, super long hair extensions are so worth it.

Big, blonde and beautiful hair

17 Mar

blondeahirOne of the hottest trends for 2017 will have you setting new hair goals with plenty of blonde ambition. Blonde is the key hair colour to work with this year, and with a range of light shades at Dream Girl you’ll be able to achieve every look from sun-kissed beach babe to glamourous bombshell quickly and effortlessly.

Using Dream Girl products, you can gain an immediate all over golden glow, voluminous Barbarella champagne strands or sophisticated, subtle highlights, by incorporating natural looking hair extensions and hair pieces into your style. Explore our tips for finding the perfect way to capture this essential 2017 look:

Find the right shade of blonde for you. From arresting platinum locks to the ashen gold of a 1950s starlet, blonde hair has a timeless appeal, but selecting the perfect tone for your look can accentuate everything from your skin colouring to your eyes. Opt for warm, buttery colours to avoid a washed-out appearance if your natural skin tone is pale, and if you’re looking for an edgy look, near-white platinum hair can have a striking effect if you have darker toned skin.

For brunettes, the switch to blonde can sometimes be challenge, but it’s not impossible. Look to Khloe Kardashian, as the queen of the tonal transition for inspiration. Starting with her trademark brunette look, by gradually introducing subtle caramel and golden ombre highlights, she has transformed into a stunning, natural looking blonde.  If you’re looking for an instant blonde statement without expensive trips to a professional salon, consider a Dream Girl wig. All the glamour without the long-term commitment.

If you’re not ready to go full on flaxen just yet, a beautiful balayage may be just the compromise you’re looking for. Balayage combines an ombre-like approach with gentle highlights, giving you sun-kissed strands, without the stress of managing unruly root growth.  Suitable for all hair colours and skin tones, a blonde balayage that complements your colouring, will have you looking flawless, whilst achieving one of the must have looks of 2017.

If you choose to make the move towards lighter hair, looking after your natural hair becomes even more important. Lightening your hair can cause damage through the bleaching effect, and although many modern colourists use kinder hair dyes, hair care still remains a priority for fairer follicles.  Pamper your hair with an intensive treatment, use moisturising and nourishing conditioners specially designed for treated blonde hair to prevent breakage. Use styling products with added UV protection, wearing your hair in a cute up-do or covering your hair with an on-trend fedora will also help to protect blonde locks from the damaging effects of the sun.

This year boost your blonde or break up your brunette to achieve a sensational 2017 catwalk style. Lighten and brighten your look, because, as you know blondes do have more fun (oh no, I can’t believe it, I made it all the way to the end without using that cliché. I regret that last sentence #sorrynotsorry)

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