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Brazilian Knot Hair Extensions Techniques

Brazilian knot Techniques:

Brazilian knots hair extensions, also known as the Brazilian hair extensions, the Italian knot technique, and elastic fusion, are a strand-by strand hair extensions technique.

This hair extensions method derives from Brazil Extensions are applied strand by strand with a special thread technique. A small portion on loose bulk hair extensions is attached to small section of your hair and together the versatility of a fusion technique without using potentially harmful substances on your hair such as keratin glue.

When done properly, Brazilian knots are safe, highly durable and provides an overall natural appearance.

Hair Preparation:

Use a clarifying shampoo to wash your hair. Do not apply any conditioners, mousses, pomades, hair gels or any other types of hair products after washing. Air-dry your natural hair. Remove any tangles or knots by combing out your hair. If you find your hair are so dry that it hardly can be combed through, you can drop a dime-sized amount (not too much) of hair oil onto the palm of your hands and apply it to your hair from root to tip.

Separate your hair into four sections. Section your hair straight down the middle of your head, from the front of your hairline to the nape of your neck with a rat tail comb. Create a part across your head from the middle part to your right ear. Create another part from the middle part to your left ear. Gentle twist each of the four sections of hair and secure with hair clips.

Application:

Release one of the lower sections of hair and allow it to fall freely. Comb through the section and flatten the hair. Use a retail comb to take a small section of hair, approximately 1/4 inch, from the hair at the base of your head. Grasp a small section of Brazilian hair extensions, about the same width as the section you parted from your natural hair. Fold the extension section in half to make two pieces of hair from the hair extension. Place the folded section of hair at the base of your hair. Your natural hair should fall in between the two pieces of the extension.

Repeat steps-four through five as you work your way across and up the loose section of hair. Release the other lower section of hair and continue with the Brazilian knotting process just as you did in the previous section of hair. Finish by adding extensions in the two front section of your hair.
Offering versatility and movement without glue or rings makes it feel very light.  The results last between 3-6 months with 1 or 2 maintenance depending on the growth of your hair circle, making it cost effective and hassle free!

Wefts Hair Extension

General Product Questions

What does weft mean?

Wefted hair extensions, or wefts, are a curtain of hair used to layer into your own hair to add color, length, or volume. Wefts act as a binding matrix for your hair. There are different types of wefts, but they all function by locking loose hair into a matrix that can be sewn or glued onto the scalp. There are two primary forms of wefts related to hair extensions—hand-tied wefts and machine-tied wefts.

 

What is bulk virgin hair?

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Bulk hair, also called trackless, is loose hair not sewn into a track. This type of hair is commonly used for braiding, fusions or creating unique hair extensions.

What is the difference between hand-tied wefts and machine-tied wefts?
Hand-tied wefts use a weaving method by which strands of hair are hand tied to the top row of the weft using a fine thread. Hand-tied wefts are thinner, more flexible, and less detectable than machine-tied wefts. On the other hand, machine-tied wefts are a bit thicker, but, because their stitches are highly reinforced, they are simpler to work with and also may be cut by bonding the end of the track.

Can wefts be cut?
Machine-tied wefts can be cut as long as the ends are bonded. Because machine-tied wefts are redundantly sewn on one track, they are designed to be cut for use in patterning the scalp. If your stylist does not have experience with hand-tied wefts, then we recommend purchasing machine-tied wefts.

We strongly suggest not cutting hand-tied wefts. Cutting will lead to shedding, and the weft may fall apart. Only very experienced stylists should attempt to cut a hand-tied weft, and, even then, the results may not last without a proper bonding agent.

 

What is the width of a weft Hair ?

Because wefts are sold by weight (usually 4 ounces), the width of a weft depends on the actual length of the hair and the type of weft. As a general rule, the longer the hair, the thinner the weft.

 

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weft-straight-hair-extensions

Tape Hair Extension

Colour Ring

How to apply Tape in Hair

• STEP ONE

Section your hair horizontally in line with the tips of your ears, making sure you start from the bottom of the neck. This will make it easier for you with how to apply tape hair extension.

• STEP TWO-

Tape Hair Extension

Start by placing the first tape hair extension into your hair gently. Be careful not to apply the Tape Hair Extension too close to the root of the hair. This should allow the tape hair extension to move and sit comfortably without pulling and causing too much friction between your scalp and the roots of your hair. With this method, y

Hair Extensions Training courses

Hair Extensions Training courses

ou are allowing for the tape hair extensions to also be styled (ponytail or bun updo, tight curls or braids) without forcefully pulling on your roots too much. Otherwise, the tape hair extensions could potentially be uncomfortable and unable to style. This could also cause damage or inflammation to the scalp.

• STEP THREE

Raise the first applied extension up, clipping it to your hair bundled on top. Some people are very concerned with how to apply tape hair extensions by this point! But do not stress too much, it is completely normal for your own hair to attach itself up to the tape hair extension.

• STEP FOUR

Take your second tape hair extension and apply it by pressing it tightly against your hair with the first tape extension that you have already clipped up. Your tape extensions are now neatly stuck together with your own hair sitting comfortably in between.

• STEP FIVE

Repeat steps from 1-4, ensuring that the tape hair extensions are sitting side by side with a 1cm distance in between each Tape Hair Extension, to also allow for some movement over time. Complete your first row of tape, and then move on to your second row (usually 1 inch up from first row) and work your way up on your head. Keep in mind that if you are placing your extensions too far onto the left and right sides of your head, your hair extensions may become visible. Ensure that your tape hair extensions stay covered by your own hair.

 

Weave hair extensions

Hair Extensions

Weave hair extensions

Weave in application.Before you begin to weave the extensions, decide what kind of hair you are looking for.

Synthetic hair or human hair? The latter one, though slightly expensive, is a better option than the former one, as it has a more natural appearance with long duration compared with synthetic hair.

To begin with, wash your hair thoroughly, ensuring the hair devoid of oils, dust or scurf. Then blow-dry the hair or just leave it to dry naturally. Then comb through it to ensure there are no knots or snarls. A good beginning facilitates the following steps to go with a swing.

Section the hair by using the railrat comb to draw horizontal lines, equally divide your hair into sections where you want to attach hair extensions, comb up the upper hair and secure it with a hair clip. For instance, if you sew in extensions just for adding length, section your hair from temple to temple or from the top of the left ear and across the head to the top of the right ear. Then again, part the hair a tiny bit underneath your first par. Leave a strand of hair(not too much) between the two parts lines which is then used to make your cornrow that serve as the “anchor” attaching the extensions to the hair. Secure the hair below the cornrow part with a hair clip.

Braiding your hair into cornrows. Starting at one side of the head, grab three small, fairly equal size amounts of the hair from the section that you’ve reserved for the cornrow. Keep one in your right hand, one in the left and hold the left one as the center strand. Do not braid with too much hair for it will make the braid look bulky and create a bump under the extensions. Whatsoever, the hair could be hard to dry completely when washing it if the cornrow is too thick, which may consequently cause moldy. Cross the hair in your right hand underneath the hair in your center section, then cross the hair in your left hand underneath the hair that is now in the center. Repeat this pattern along the part line of the hair.

As you move, pick up additional hair from the head and add it to the center section so that you’re making one, continuous cornrows braid. Cornrow the hair horizontally across the back of your head. You can either add hair to the center part or to the left and right hand sections as you braid. The cornrow should be tight enough so that it will not come undone, but not too tight as it can lead to hair loss. When you finish using the sectioned hair to braid your cornrow, secure the end of the braid with rubber bands or stitch thread.

track weave

track weave

Thread your needle.You will require a curved hair-weaving needle and a good quality hair weaving thread. Cut a piece of extension thread about 48 inches long and thread one end through the eye of the curved needle. Pull the tread through until there is an equal amount on both sides. You are planning to make a double thread. Tie the two loose ends together with a secure knot.

Secure the weft together. A single hair extension is called a weft. (For adding extra fullness, simply fold your weft in half.) Take your needle and insert it through the unfolded edge of the weft so that it’s held together along the unfolded size. Make the first stitch. As the weft now is attached to your needle and thread, insert the needle underneath the cornrow and bring it up. The curved needle facilitates this step. The point of the needle should now be facing down.

Attach the extension. Take the needle (the point is facing you) and insert it into the front of the extension right below the seam, which is called the track. For a folded weft, ensure your needle goes under both tracks. Hold the hair extension up and try to cover the cornrow with it. Insert the needle back under the cornrow and pull the thread gently, leaving a loop. If your cornrow extended beyond your part, simply fold it back onto the head as you attach the extensionmake a knot.

As soon as you bring your needle and thread up from behind your cornrow, insert the needle through the loop you left at the end of your last stitch and pull the thread through. Pull firmly to attach the extension in place securely.

Keep sewing. Insert the needle back underneath the track of your extension about a 1/2 inch away from your last stitch. Slide the needle under the cornrow, leave a loop and bring the needle and thread through the loop to secure your extension. Go on sewing your extension along the part line keeping your stitches neat and a uniform 1/2-inch distance apart.

End the row. When you reach the point that is one stitch away from the end of your extension, insert the needle through the front of the extension and tack the two folded ends to one another. Do not go under the cornrow again. Create two or three stitches to fold the folded end onto itself. Then insert your needle through one of the stitches, pull through to make a loop and insert your needle through the loop to create a knot. Make a knot at the end of the stitch two or three times in order to guarantee security. Trim the edges of the leftover thread on both ends of the extension.

Cut if necessary. This relies on how you wear your hair. If your extensions continue past your braid, when you come to the end of the braid, you have to cut your extensions. Then you will need to cut the thread, but before you do, you need to sew a tight knot at the end of the row that will prevent the thread from unraveling. Then, cut any dangling thread and proceed to the next row until you have finished  the weave hair extensions.

Also, you may need to get a hair cut to create a new style or to help your extensions blend even more seamlessly into your own hair. This is all the detailed step of applying weave in hair extensions.

As soon as you bring your needle and thread up from behind your cornrow, insert the needle through the loop you left at the end of your last stitch and pull the thread through. Pull firmly to attach the extension in place securely.

Keep sewing. Insert the needle back underneath the track of your extension about a 1/2 inch away from your last stitch. Slide the needle under the cornrow, leave a loop and bring the needle and thread through the loop to secure your extension. Go on sewing your extension along the part line keeping your stitches neat and a uniform 1/2-inch distance apart.

End the row. When you reach the point that is one stitch away from the end of your extension, insert the needle through the front of the extension and tack the two folded ends to one another. Do not go under the cornrow again. Create two or three stitches to fold the folded end onto itself. Then insert your needle through one of the stitches, pull through to make a loop and insert your needle through the loop to create a knot. Make a knot at the end of the stitch two or three times in order to guarantee security. Trim the edges of the leftover thread on both ends of the extension.

Cut if necessary. This relies on how you wear your hair. If your extensions continue past your braid, when you come to the end of the braid, you have to cut your extensions. Then you will need to cut the thread, but before you do, you need to sew a tight knot at the end of the row that will prevent the thread from unraveling. Then, cut any dangling thread and proceed to the next row until you have finished  the weave hair extensions.

Also, you may need to get a hair cut to create a new style or to help your extensions blend even more seamlessly into your own hair. This is all the detailed step of applying weave in hair extensions.

Why Celebrities love Pre-Bonded Extensions

Why Celebrities love Pre-Bonded Extensions

If you don’t remember this, there was a time when people used hot glue to bond hair extensions to the scalp. It must have been the most excruciating experience. However, pre-bonded extensions are nothing like that, in fact, they are a blessing to hair extension lovers. Celebrities who enjoy these extensions look sensational. So you will like every bit of it right from the bonding process to its discreteness. You can flaunt the long hair extensions and have everyone believe it’s natural. There are several factors you have to consider before going for pre-bonded extensions.
Natural/Synthetic:
The hair extensions can be natural or synthetic. It all depends on what you would prefer and how much you would be willing to spend. The natural extensions are slightly expensive but tangle less than synthetic types. It is also easier to maintain the human hair extension one than the synthetic. If you have thick, and course hair yet you need a naturally curly look, you can consider any of the two.

The Tips:

The extension comes with Keratin based glue but with different types of tips. It can come with a stick tip, Remy tip or a nail tip. The nail tip/u tip already has its glue on the tips of the hair extension where a hairdresser will use a particular heating device for the bonding process. As for the Remy tip, it will use the same bonding process as the nail tip just that it will be mono-directional. It’s also from human hair. The stick type uses a unique kind of bonding because it does not use glue like the others. Instead, the stick tips come with their micro-rings that match the clients hair/transparent. The micro-rings will be used to attach the extension to the hair. So among all the tips the healthiest are the stick tips because they reduce risks of hair damage when compared to the rest.
Therefore, consider human hair extensions (if your budget allows) but if you are on a tight budget, synthetic hair could still look great on you. On the other hand, micro-rings serve as a better choice when compared to the other hair glues.
Celebrities, who are always haunted by the paparazzi and need to look their best at all times, can simply not leave their homes without the perfect mop that’s only possible with pre-bonded hair extensions!

Tips for Healthy Hair

Tips for Healthy Hair

From top blow-drying and styling tips for Healthy Hair products you need to revive dry and damaged tresses, we’ve asked the hair experts to reveal their best hair tips and tricks of the trade.

Whether you’ve got short hair, long hair, fine or thick hair, we’ve got great hair care tips to turn your lack-lustre tresses into luscious locks. We’re not talking expensive products, pricey treatments or fancy gadgets, each of these ideas are quick and simple to fit into your existing routine.

Healthy Hair Tips

Healthy Hair Tips

  1. Mash a ripe avocado (pit removed) with one egg, and then apply to wet hair. Avocados are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals that will help restore luster to your hair, says Stephen Sanna, expert colourist. Leave on for at least 20 minutes, then rinse several times. Repeat once a week for damaged hair and once a month for healthy hair.
    2. Tips for Healthy Hair Use one part apple cider vinegar and two parts very warm water to help balance the pH level of your scalp and bring out natural red highlights. It may be smelly, but it works, says Federico. Simply pour the vinegar mixture onto your hair, massage it into your scalp, and let it dry for a few minutes. Then wash hair as usual.
    3. Mix one egg with a small amount of shampoo, apply to your hair for five minutes, and rinse well. This “shampoo omelet” helps to enhance the protein in your hair.
    4. Tips for Healthy Hair helps to make your own conditioner. Here are some simple tips to condition your hair using some everyday household ingredients:
  • Rub enough mayonnaise into your hair to coat it, wait up to an hour, and wash it out. You’ll be amazed at how soft and shiny your hair is, thanks to this great protein source.
    •Substitute condensed milk for your regular conditioner. The protein provides an extra-special shine.
    •Mix 2 ounces olive oil and 2 ounces aloe vera gel with 6 drops each of rosemary and sandalwood essential oils. Olive oil is an emollient, aloe hydrates, and rosemary adds body and softness.

Hair Extensions Prices

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Hair Extensions

Over the last few years, the popularity of hair extensions has grown dramatically, not only in the UK, but also around the world. The ever-growing demand for 100% human hair extensions is making it increasingly difficult to source the top-quality raw hair that we use in producing our quality hair extensions. Put simply, the huge demand for hair, coupled with limited supply, is causing raw hair prices to skyrocket. The law of supply and demand in full force!

pre- bonded 60

pre- bonded 60

Girlis has always strived to provide the best quality hair at an affordable price. When comparing hair prices, you must first calculate the price-per-gram as not all companies sell the same amount of hair per pack. To get the price per gram: Divide PRICE per pack by GRAMS per pack = PRICE PER GRAM.
With that said, our prices will still be far lower than our competition and our price-to-quality ratio will be some of the best in the business.

Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions

To our loyal customers, we deeply appreciate your business and we’ll continue to providing you with great quality hair, fast shipping, and excellent customer support. For our new customers, we think you’ll find that Girlis is one of the best values in the world of hair extensions

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