Throw away your flat irons which strip your hair cuticle leaving hair dry and void of shine. Below are simple techniques to get the same hairstyles and keep your hair and/or hair extensions healthy. Your hair is intended to last you a lifetime - so here it goes.
THE ROLLER SET will keep moisture in your hair and your hair will thank you for it. Especially if you have invested in hair extensions which can damage easier than your own hair.
1) For fine and less frizzy hair; set hair dry in Velcro rollers. Velcro rollers will add volume to your hair, promote shine and smooth the hair.
2) For more dense hair textures and curly hair; wet set in hair rollers and set under an overhead dryer until the hair is 100% dry. Invest in an affordable overhead dryer that can be set on a table. I find a wet roller set under a dryer the best for newly relaxed hair or natural hair. Avoid pulling and flat ironing after a hair relaxer.
Dry Set On Fine Hair
Braids were the original way to create a crimped look without the use of a hot crimping iron. The looser the braid, the looser the wave - which will create a beachy wave style. It is important to dry the hair attachment area, leave the hair extension damp (use a leave-in conditioner) and when dry you will have the longest-lasting style without heat or damage.
IT'S A WRAP - THE HAIR WRAP
Wise women have used this technique for centuries because it works. Hair is wrapped around the head in one direction (switch directions every so often) and this technique uses the shape of the head to add some volume and keep the hair smooth and shiny! Widely used on relaxed hair, but great for all hair textures.
Hair is pinned in placed and covered with a scarf or paper mesh. The longer the hair wrap sets - the smoother the hair.
PINUP GIRL - PIN CURLS
Pin curls have been used for ages and were very popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Glamorous vintage styles have made a comeback and pin curls are so simple to create. Gather sections of hair, the smaller the section the tighter the curl and spiral the hair around your fingers pin in place. You can get very creative with this one - a long stem pin curl emphasizes the curl at the end of the hair which achieves a looser curl.
Let the curls set while you're getting ready and zap with a blow dryer to set.
PUT A SOCK IN IT
I have used this technique at my salon for years and am so happy it has returned. Place a ponytail at the top of your head and roll a tube sock into your hair (cut toe portion off the sock). This technique is best done on damp hair - it does have to sit overnight or at least 3 to 4 hours depending on the thickness of your hair. The end result is a loose beachy wave. Use a bit of light hair gel for setting, but not a thick gel.
Try these old-school techniques instead of hot tools for healthy hair and hair extensions and you will not regret what you did. Save money by using these affordable suggestions. What is better than sexy, shiny, and healthy hair?
Hair Extensions Background
At Noelle Salon, we evaluate your natural hair, listen to our client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. We use human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using our Pull-thru Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used. You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out to us and explore the possibilities.