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Expert Tips: How to Put Up Hair Extensions Without Damaging Your Hair

Expert Tips: How to Put Up Hair Extensions Without Damaging Your Hair. Here's out top tip for styling hair extensions

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How to braid your hair with hair extensions

When you have hair extensions it’s important to take care when putting up your hair to avoid pulling on your extensions.

Here are some of our top tips for putting your hair up when you have extensions:

  1. Avoid putting your hair in high ponytails, top knots, or high buns as this can pull on your extensions. Instead opt for low styles.
  2. Avoid having salon blow-dries as these can loosen your hair extensions
  3. We would recommend trying to style your hair when you wash it as hair extensions hold a style for a long time, this means you hair will always look good!
  4. Low ponytails and plaits are the perfect styling for every-day and when you’re on holiday.
  5. Make sure you use the right tools, a tangle teezer brush is great as it won’t pull on your hair extensions.
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Our favourite hair styles for hair extensions

The Low Ponytail

We love the low ponytail trend for ease and versatility!

  • The chic and easy to do hairstyle, low ponytails are one of our go to styles. It’s a versatile hairstyle that can be dressed up or down, making it the perfect option for any occasion. From work to wedding you can easily add accessories and a bit of glitz to make it more fun and glamorous.
  • It’s incredibly easy to do! You can achieve this hairstyle in a few simple steps, it takes minutes to create and perfect for when you’re short on time.
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The Beachy Wave

The beachy wave is one of the most popular styles at Vixen and Blush! The tousled and effortless wave is our signature look.

  • We love a beachy wave as they are effortless to achieve and can be done in a matter of minutes with the right tools. We would recommend using a good heat protector spray and GHD hair straighteners to create the perfect voluminous and textured wave.
  • Beachy waves can be worn in a variety of ways, from a loose and tousled to half up half down with accessories to dress them up.
  • Beachy waves can be left for up to 3 days with hair extensions and still hold their curl and look great so there is no need to constantly adjust or touch up your hair.
  • Beachy waves are perfect for any occasion, whether you’re going to a wedding or out for a girls night, they will always look great and with hair extensions the curl will last.
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Sarah Mckenna

Sarah McKenna is the founder of Vixen & Blush and The London Hair Lab. Sarah graduated as a research biochemist in 2005 and started a career within the pharmaceutical industry, before becoming a hair extensions expert. In 2010, Sarah gained insight into the hair extensions industry and could see that clients had a very poor value/quality proposition. At that time, poor-quality hair extensions were available, at prohibitively high prices. Sarah left her initial career and set out on a mission to improve the hair extensions industry in the UK, using her research and development skills.

Spending 3 years securing a high-quality and sustainable supply of human hair, Sarah then developed new products and fitting techniques to allow long-term refits of the same hair. In this way, Sarah was able to offer hair extensions services at a more affordable price to clients, while improving the quality of the service for her clients.

With Vixen & Blush starting in 2012 as a 1 chair salon in London, Sarah quickly grew the business to what it is today, a team of more than 20 hair professionals working together as London’s leading hair extensions specialists.