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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.

Easy hairstyles for thick hair

9 Dec

When many women get hair extensions it’s because they want their hair to be longer and fuller. Thick hair, however, can pose it’s own challenges when it comes to styling. Although we love wearing our hair loose, sometimes you need an up-do.

If you’re new to hair extensions and wondering how to deal with your new thick hair, Dream Girl is here to help. We’ve chosen three hair styles we think are perfect for thick hair, with or without hair extensions.

Braid it up

A braid is one of the easiest ways to style your new thick hair and to keep it out of the way. This is especially good in hot weather but it also ideal if you want an up-do that looks fancy but is in fact really easy to do.

Start by sectioning your hair into about four different sections, two at the sides and two at the back. Plait each section and secure at the tips.

Start with a braid at the side and twist around so that it covers the nape of the neck. Then take one at the back and twist so it covers the back of the head and the crown. Check in a mirror to see if there are any gaps and then use the second plait at the back to do the same, but cover the places you missed with the other plait. Then, take the last plait on the side and style across the front of the hairline. Pin each in place and spray to secure.

The classic chignon

The french style bun is an easy style to master, even if it looks quite intricate. Just think of it as a twisted bun.

Take small sections of hair, twist them and pin them at the nape of the neck. Keep going until all your hair is pinned back. Next, take the long section of hair at the back and divide into two. Take one section and twist it around. Tuck the ends under and pin it in place. Take the second section and do the same. Use a little spray to secure and all the pins are in place.

A messy bun

A really simple style for your thick hair that will look great, day or night.

Start by sectioning your hair. Take the top half and tie back at the crown, like a half up-do. Twist the ends of the half pony into a small bun and pin in place.

Next take the bottom half. Take two larger sections out of the side of the hair, covering the ears. Take the back section, twist it and create a second bun on top of the bun. Pin in place. Take out a few strands to create a slightly messy, wispy feel and spray.

 

Tiger Hair, 2017’s hottest hair trend

18 Nov

We always keep an eye our for hair trends at Dream Girl and how they’ll affect what we want to do with our locks in the months ahead. The way we want to wear our hair always changes, be it cut, style and finish.

Think of what we do with colour. Stripy, chunky highlights used to be something we’d love to offer that sense of depth in our hair. This year, however, styles have gone slightly more understated. Balayage highlights was perfect for summer, natural looking, as though you’d just spend the week at the beach and your hair got natural sun kissed.

It’s actually a really practical style. There’s little consideration of roots, you don’t have to worry too much about hair growing out. It’s a high impact style that makes a huge difference to your look, but in fact it’s fairly low maintenance.

And even if you wear hair extensions it’s something easy to sort. You can weave different coloured locks into your natural hair adding volume and a depth of colour. It needs to be close enough to blend in seamlessly, but it’s about adding that range of shade.

For 2017 we’re looking at something that’s the updated version of that. we can see it all over Instagram right now. Tiger Hair takes this softly blended technique, offering real depth to rich browns and chestnuts.

Tiger Hair uses lots of different colours, from warm golds through to coppers, chocolate and blondes to add a really natural looking, but also deeply coloured style.

How do you achieve it? Well, it’s designed to emulate the semi-precious stone it’s named after, that’s filled with lots of different colours and patterns, rather than the clearly demarcated stripes of the big cat.

So instead of thinking stripy dye, think about how you can blend shades of colour in. It’s about adding warmth and an extra dimension to colour.

Working with your stylist you can choose the right colour to suit yours. If you wear hair extensions you need to talk to your stylist about the impact it can have and how you may be able to use different colours to create the same effect.

And the best thing about it is that it suits everyone. No matter your skin colour you can lighten or darken your locks to create this warmth. It’s very autumnal and very seasonal.

How to get thicker hair

4 Nov
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Who hasn’t said this at some point in their lives? We always want the hair we haven’t got and the majority of women say they want thicker, healthier looking locks.

Achieving it is easier than you think and with a few small tricks you can have the thick, full hair you’re dreaming of.

Choose the right hair extensions

Hair extensions add thickness as well as length. At Dream Girl, we have over 80 shades so you’re likely to find the exact right colour for you. That’s important as you want hair extensions to blend into your hair and look as natural as possible. Opt for 100% human hair extensions (ethically sourced) and you’re even more likely to have a natural looking finish. These extensions are cut with the cuticle intact so that when the hair extensions are made, the hair falls much more naturally.

Haircut is all important

You might think, my hair is my hair, a cut is a cut, right? Wrong. The cut you get can affect how thick your hair looks. The right stylist will look at your hair and understand its thickness, texture and what kind of style you should go for. A blunter cut, for example, can make finer hair look thicker.

Use the right products

If your hair is fine then product can weigh it down. Use products with fewer sulfates and hair will be much lighter. Serums should be used sparingly as they can weigh hair down and make it look greasy. Mousse is making a comeback and is ideal for those who want more volume, especially at the roots.

Special shampoos for thickness and volume are often formulated to help create that effect. If you are wearing hair extensions do make sure they won’t strip the hair extensions of their treatment, and shorten their lifespan.

Colour tones add layers

If you opt for a depth of colour, darker at the bottom, getting gradually lighter to the top, it will help to create the visual illusion of thicker hair. Stylist call it multidimensional and essentially what it means is adding movement and volume.

If you don’t want to use dye you can look at hair extensions than offer different colours together, like highlights.

A fringe covers thinning roots

If your hair is thin then a fringe can help make it look thicker. Going for a shorter fringe, or longer wispy fringe, will help to add texture and will help hair look less weighed down and more volumised.

You can also use strategic cover for different elements of thinning roots, like these hairpieces. They can be used at the crown and just add a little lift, giving the illusion of thicker locks.

The easiest way to change your style

28 Oct

Do you know how celebrities change their hairstyles from day to day? Their secret is wigs!

Take a look at celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga or Beyonce. You’ll see their style changes dramatically from one day to the next. They’ll have super long locks on stage, then short hair the very next day. Scissors aren’t involved because just a few days later they’ll be [pictured again with those super long locks in a different colour.

Like trying a new lip colour or experimenting with a new nail varnish, wigs offer versatility and a chance to chop and change your style as quick as you like. Dream Girl’s Chic Collection offers a range of lace and elastic wigs that fit snugly over your natural hair and can help you transform your style in seconds. It’s perfect for the festive season when you’ve got plenty of glamorous nights to prepare for.

First you have to choose whether you want a wig made from 100% human hair or synthetic. Human hair looks more natural as it falls gently and keeps its style for longer. A synthetic wig will be less expensive and will look very natural, ideal for a one off occasion.

You need to choose the hairstyle or look you want to go for, it might be a short pixie crop or a longer length. You can also choose from a wide range of colours so you can select a style that closely matches your own colour or opt for a wig that’s in a bright or different shade for maximum impact.

Next you need to fit your wig, You can either do this at home or you might want to see a stylist and they can do it for you. You need to start by flattening your own natural hair. Any bums will affect how the hair on the wig sits and you want it to have as smooth a base as possible.

Comb your natural hair back and tie it. Use a wig cap as this with flatten your hair down. It will also help to keep the wig in place. Begin with the wig at the forehead and continue to fit to the nape of the neck. Arrange the hair strands so they’re falling correctly and you’re ready to go!

If you want your wig to stay in good shape then make sure you gently comb it without harsh over brushing. Over-brush your natural hair and it will break but grow back. That doesn’t happen with a wig. Use a stand to ensure the wig keeps its shape and doesn’t become distorted. Wash in warm water and use gentle products to clean any dirt and grease from your locks. Allow hair to dry completely before you make any attempt to style it. This isn’t your natural hair, you will damage the wig if you use heat while it;s wet.

Whether you want an afro, a bob or super long style a wig allows you to change your look in seconds. You can order directly from Dream Girl’s online store.

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