Hair Extensions – fact and fiction

Hair specialist Matthew Blake has kindly outlined some important

and interesting facts about hair extensions from a professional

point of view. Take a look!!!


No matter were you look from the magazines to the streets everyone is wearing hair extensions right?

Matthew Blake, a hair stylist, gives you an introduction to the wonderful life of the hair extensions (also can be known as weaves).

There are many different methods that this is achieved from getting them sewn into your hair (long term) to clip in pieces (short term) that come in every single colour under the sun!

So are you thinking about getting them put into your hair? Make sure to see my truth and fiction on hair extensions which I will answer honestly with the knowledge & experience I have.

True or False
Can it increase chances of hair loss?

It’s true and false as it’s not the hair extensions itself that causes this problem it’s the method that has been carried out by the stylist. Suffering from hair loss can usually be found when a client has the sew in method done and done regularly as the hair is in a lot of tension for a long amount of time. However, it is slightly getting less heard of as there has been a lot of talk about this happening so people are more aware of it. If you have fine or damaged hair I don’t recommend getting them sewn in try other methods such as glued as these last 2-4 weeks depending on how you take care of them.

True or false
Can anyone have them?

100% true! No matter if you have thick or thin, short or long hair anyone can have them and can be done for many reasons as they come in all lengths ranging from 8 inch to 28 inches (but can be longer in some occasions, so if you want your hair longer or thicker you are catered for).

How long do they last?

There is no time limit as many things can effect how long they last for example how you look after them when using heated styling equipment and also hair products, but here is a list of the “guided” times they last. Sewn in – 2-3 months, Glued – 2-4 weeks, pre bonded – 4-6 months, clip ins – usually a night as these can be taken out and put in as you wish.

Style to look out for in 2011

The hair everyone should be looking out for in 2011 is Nicki Minaj’s new bob style! This is a usual style that you might have already seen out and about but Nicki has put a new touch to it, which has shaken the industry up on how you’re meant to wear it! You may not be brave enough to be as bright in colour (or work wont allow it booo!), but don’t pretend you can make it bold yourself in your own way. The effect can be more subtle if it’s with deep colours such as dark brunette shades, or a slice or two of a contrasting colour such as blonde. This will make you able to add your own personal touch!  This style works great for square and  heart shape faced women out there as this will balance out your face. The hairstyle also to makes you appear more rounded at your jaw line so it’s a plus for both face shapes!

If you’re not 100% sure what your face shape is and which styles will suit it best, then ask your stylist as they will give you all the information you need to keep you looking as fabulous all year round.



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2 responses to “Hair Extensions – fact and fiction

  1. Super-Duper website! I amm loving it!! Will arrive back again – consuming you feeds also, Tkank you.

  2. These are actually a women worst situation, i’ve been dealing with these for so long as i can remember, delighted to understand there is some desire ?- what took you so long !

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