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Double Braid | No Heat Hairstyle Tutorial

Double Braid | No Heat Hairstyle Tutorial

 

I love the holidays.  Love them.  

This holiday season has been great, but I've had a few nights where I had to get ready on short notice or just ran out of time!  Whenever this happens, a no-heat hairstyle always saves the day!

I always love a no-heat hairstyle, it's much healthier for your natural hair and extensions to skip the flat iron or curling iron.  The bonus is, the no-heat styles are also usually way faster.  

I love this Double Braid style, the two different size and style of braids add a lot of texture to the look.  I also love that it looks just as amazing with a cozy sweater as it does a floor length gown.

If your hair dries somewhere in between straight and curly (like mine), you can always just curl a few strands around your face to smooth out those pieces.

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1 | Clip in a full pack of my extensions (tutorial here), to add some length and body to the braids.  

2 |  Create a nice, clean part.  Mine is a deep part, more off to one side side of my face (rather then centered).

3 | Leave a few strands out around your face, grab a 1.5" section of hair from the top of your head and start to braid it in a traditional braid.  Secure the end of that braid with a mini elastic band.

4 | Spray a bit of texture spray, to give the braid grip, then start to "pancake" it.  Hold one side of the braid and gently pull on the opposite side to make the strands super sized.  Gently and slowly pull on each piece of the braid until it's the size you'd like.

5 | Tease the crown of your head for a little lift, making sure to smooth the hair down over the teasing to hide it.

6 | Gather all the hair and the braid into a low side ponytail and secure with a thick elastic.

7 | Wrap a strand of hair around the elastic to hide it, tucking the end of the strand into the elastic.

8 | Split the hair into two sections and start to fishtail braid.  Pull one piece over to the other section, join it with that section, then repeat on the other side.  Pull one piece from the other section and join it with the first section of hair.  Braid down the hair as far down as you'd like, then secure the ends with another mini elastic band.

9 | Spritz with a bit of texture spray and begin to pancake this braid as well.

10 | If needed, finish the ends and front strands with a small drop of oil for polish.

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All done.  This braid took me less than 10 minutes total and I loved the finished look!

Let me know if you try it, tag @girlgetglamorousHAIR and hashtag #gggHAIR on Instagram!

 

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High Twisted Curly Bun | Hair Tutorial

High Twisted Curly Bun | Hair Tutorial

This is one of those gorgeous updo hairstyles that looks much more complicated than it really is.  The truth is, as soon as you get the twisting down, it's pretty straight forward!

I love that it can be worn for any formal event: bridal + bridemaid, black tie, prom.  It's so lovely and versatile.  You could also easily add accessories, a sparkly pin on the side for New Years Eve or a veil for a wedding day updo.

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High Twisted Curly Bun Tutorial

 

1 | Curl hair and spray with a texture spray to set curls and add grip.

2 | Divide hair horizontally into top and bottom sections and clip top section out of the way.  Having two sections will allow you to create more volume on top.

3 | Part your hair and add a 3.3" weft, upside down.  The hair will be facing the top of your head, instead of towards your back.  It will be more comfortable in the updo this way.  Make another clean part and add a second 3.3" weft.

4 | Start twisting sections of hair away from your face and gather them and the rest of your hair into a ponytail, making sure the ponytail is up high and almost touching the top section. 

5 | Add extensions to the top section now, with the 3.3" wefts facing the traditional way, with the hair falling towards your back.

6 | Twist sections of hair away from your face and gather them with the rest of your hair into a ponytail.  Make sure the top and bottom ponytails are very close, to avoid having a harsh, visible line between the two sections.

7 | Wrap a small piece of hair around the base of each ponytail, to hide the elastic band, tucking the end of that hair into the elastic.

8 | Start twisting pieces of hair from the ponytails into curls and place them around the top of your head in a loose bun shape.  Secure the curls with bobby pins.  Make sure the curls cover up any space in between the top and bottom ponytails.

9 | Once the curls are securely pinned down, spritz hair with a bit of texture spray and gently begin to pancake the twists. 

Definition of "Pancake": hold one side of the twist down and gently but firmly pull on the other side to give the twist more volume.

10 | When the hair and twists are looking as voluminous as you want them too, finish the edges and back of your hair with a drop of oil or pomade to add shine and keep your hair looking smooth.

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I recommend practicing this look the day before your event!  It takes about 10-15 minutes (not counting curling time) and gets much easier the more you practice it.

Thank you for reading!

xo - Molly, creator of girlgetglamorousHAIR

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How To | Wash Clip-In Human Hair Extensions

How To | Wash Clip-In Human Hair Extensions

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Washing your extensions is one of those things that is super easy once you know how to do it!  But it can seem very intimidating the first time.  This post will hopefully make it much easier.  I'm sharing all my tips on the best washing technique to prevent shedding and damage, how often to wash, and my favorite product for keeping my extensions silky.

There are two major differences between washing your natural hair and washing your clip in extensions.

1 | You only need to use conditioner to wash extensions.  

      - Clip-In extensions don't get the same oil from your scalp that your natural hair does.  Shampoo will only dry out your extensions.  Conditioner will cleanse the minimal amounts of dirt and styling products on the extensions.

         My favorite conditioner for washing my extensions is this conditioner.  They make a smaller size as well.

2 | Clip-In extensions only need to be washed every 6 months to a year.

     - Again, because clip-in extensions aren't getting the oil from your scalp and they aren't worn during working out, swimming, or sleeping, they actually don't need to be washed that often.  Unless you had to use a lot of hair spray or product on them, washing them every 6 months should be enough.

 

Technique:

As you'll see in the video below, I use a gentle squeezing motion to wet the hair, distribute the conditioner, and rinse the hair.  

I squeeze the hair by grabbing it and giving it a few gentle squeezes in the same spot, before moving my hand down and repeating on the spot below.  The light squeezes will distribute the water or conditioner through the hair without having to pull through it.

This method reduces the pressure on the wefts, which prevents shedding.  It's important to not run your fingers down your extensions (while they are wet or dry) as this will loose the wefts, cause shedding and breakage on the hair itself.  I only recommend gently brushing after the extensions are dry and again after wearing them and before storing them in their storage case.

 

 

After your extensions dry, you'll notice that they will dry with a slight wave.  This is because they are real human hair.  You can easily straighten them back out or curl them.  I always use this heat protectant spray before using any heat tools on my extensions.  This will also help them stay silky much, much longer.

I hope you find this video helpful!  It's amazing how much longer your extensions will last with proper care and storage.

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What Are Double Drawn vs. Single Drawn Hair Extensions?

What Are Double Drawn vs. Single Drawn Hair Extensions?

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If you've been shopping for hair extensions, you've probably come across a few new hair terms that are exclusive to hair extensions.

A question I get asked a lot on our @girlgetglamorousHAIR Instagram is: "What are Double Drawn extensions?"

I wanted to quickly explain the difference between Single Drawn and Double Drawn hair.

Single Drawn hair means the extensions contain multiple lengths of hair mixed into the extensions, resulting in hair that is thickest at the top, tapers at the middle and is thin on the ends.  Double drawn hair contains hair that is all the same length.  The hair is thick and full from top to bottom.

As you can see in the photo above, even with just one weft each, the double drawn ends are thicker.

The majority of hair extension companies are selling single drawn hair.  Single drawn hair is very cheap to make, because companies mix longer hair with less expensive shorter hair.  This means a company can say that their extensions are 20 inches long, but only 30% of the strands are 20 inch long, the rest of the strands are 5-16 inches long.  This is why some extensions are so thin looking on the ends.  You are paying for 20" or more of hair, but realistically only getting 1/3 of the length.  Honestly, this gets me fired up, because I feel as though these popular hair companies are taking ripping off their customers.  Can you imagine if you only received 1/3 of every other purchase?  You'd (rightfully) be upset.

Single drawn hair harder to blend, especially for mid and shorter length hair.  The extensions will add a lot of thickness at the scalp, but then are very sparse on the ends, which makes them look less natural.  Most people have to end up trimming 5-6 inches off the ends to make them blend better, resulting in much shorter extensions than they paid for.

Double Drawn hair is more expensive to produce, but worth the investment, in my opinion.  Every hair is the same length, so you get thick, full hair from roots to ends.   You get exactly the length you are paying for with Double Drawn hair.  

Double drawn hair blends beautifully with all hair lengths, even short hair.  Because it's so thick from the top to the ends, even women with chin length bobs can wear double drawn extensions and have it look like their own hair. 

When I first started wearing extensions, I couldn't figure out why some sets were so thin on the ends and harder to blend with my natural hair.  I hope this post clears up the same question for you.

  

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See how easy it is to blend girlgetglamorousHAIR extensions into a mid length LOB haircut?  The thick ends make all the difference in the hair looking natural.  I am super proud to be the original US hair company selling only double drawn clip-in human hair extensions!

 Thank you for reading.  I hope this post was helpful and we will continue to post educational tutorials!

xo - Molly

 

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High Ponytail Hair Tutorial | 2 Styles | Sleek + Voluminous

High Ponytail Hair Tutorial | 2 Styles | Sleek + Voluminous

The heat is on!  It's officially summer and this high ponytail has been my go-to hairstyle.

Ponytails are the hair version of a good pair of jeans.  They can be dressed up or down, worn casual or fancy.

I wanted to show my two favorite styles, a sleek version and a tousled look.  Both can be worn with the hair straight, wavy, or curly to vary the look each time.

And, to make it even easier to replicate, we have some handy-dandy photo tutorials after the video.  You can save them to your Pinterest board, so you can refresh your memory quickly the next time you are getting ready!

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Thank you so much for watching and reading!  Tag us in your hair pics on Instagram @girlgetglamorousHAIR!!

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Boho Hair Inspo // Tutorial from Beauty Blogger FrouFrou412

Boho Hair Inspo // Tutorial from Beauty Blogger FrouFrou412

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I love YouTube.  I can so easily get sucked in and spend hours watching beauty tutorials!

Ashley, a.k.a froufrou412 on YouTube and Instagram, is a fav because of how clearly she breaks down every style step-by-step in her tutorials.  I always feel like I can actually recreate the gorgeous hair styles she does.

She's just a peach and this video is AMAZING!  She reviews our hair and does a great boho half up hair-do that is major hair inspo.  Make sure you subscribe to her channel, she posts videos regularly.

Ashley is wearing shade 14, Medium Warm Blonde, in the 18" 180 grams set.  She trimmed hers about an inch to blend them with her shorter bob haircut.

I love that you can see how thick each weft is in the video.  The hair geek in me went wild!

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Tag us on Instagram if you recreate this look!

Ashley: @froufrou412

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Boxer Braids Hair Tutorial

Boxer Braids Hair Tutorial

I can't believe how popular this style has become lately!  Boxer braids are making a major comeback and for a good reason.

These braids are great if you only have a few minutes to pull together a polished look and they are also perfect if you need to take a break from heat styling your hair or extensions.  I also love them for a quick but cute gym hair style.  They keep my hair totally out of my face the whole workout!

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We added extensions to our braids to make them extra thick, but you can do them with just your natural hair as well!

I hope you enjoy the video tutorial!

  

 

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Wedding Hair Tutorial // Sneak Peak of Jade Roper's Wedding Hair

Wedding Hair Tutorial // Sneak Peak of Jade Roper's Wedding Hair

This Sunday, ABC is going to be doing a look back at it's 20 seasons of The Bachelor.  I only started one season ago, when our girlgetglamorousHAIR gal Jade Roper was on the show. 

I was immediately hooked on this show and now even started doing weekly watching parties.  Gotta say, those TV producers know what they are doing, they've turned me into a Bachelor addict!

I've done Jade's makeup a few times for various appearances and she became one of our first gals to love girlgetglamorousHAIR.  Jade (and Carly - in shade 613) wore her 16" set for her appearance on ABC's After Paradise and looked stunning.  

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How we created Jade's Side-Swept Curls for After Paradise:

1.  We prepped both Jade's natural hair and the extensions (16" length) with a heat protect spray.

2.  We created a deep side part and clipped the hair up in layers so we could work on one small section at a time.

3.  Curled the natural hair first.  We changed the direction that we curled each piece in, to create a more voluminous style and more natural looking curls. All the hair in front was curled away from her face.  We also used two different size curling irons, a 1" and 1.25" iron.

4.  Then we curled Jade's extensions using the same technique, alternating the direction the curls went in.

5.  We clipped the extensions in and blended the natural and extension hair. {tutorial}

6.  We sprayed a texture spray throughout to create even more volume.

7.  We parted Jade's hair with the thin side of a teasing comb and back combed the top. 

8.  We added a tiny mist of hair spray to smooth down fly aways for on camera (the texture spray already has medium hold) and used a pea size amount of oil on her ends and then used what was left on our hands to smooth out the top.

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Let us know if you re-create this look, tag us on Instagram @girlgetglmaorousHAIR

Shop Jade's shade: Shade 2, Darkest Brown

Here's an article with all the details on her wedding!  And for her makeup details see {this post}

And a sneak peek of her hair for her wedding dress shopping!

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How To Properly Store Your Hair Extensions

How To Properly Store Your Hair Extensions

When I first started wearing hair extensions, I didn't give a second thought to how I stored them.  I would either slide them back into the tight tube they came in, or put them in a small plastic bag.  Which I am even embarrassed to write.

I'd always pull them out of the bag, untangle them, comb out the frizz that storing them in a tight space created, and have to use my curling iron or flat iron to freshen them up and restyle them.  Not only did that take up extra time when I was in a rush trying to get ready, but it also damaged my extensions much faster.  Using heat over and over is number #1 thing that will dry out your extensions.

Enter storage sets into my hair extension journey.

Why I Love Storage Sets

Now I will style my extensions for a photo shoot or vacation the night before, I lay them on a table to cool (no hair spray needed if you do this!) and then the next morning I will pop them on the hanger and in the bag and off we go.  The curls stay forever this way.  Then if you are on a trip, you can take the extensions out, and hand them in the closet of your hotel room, right along side your clothes.

This is also a space saver at home, you can pop them in your closet and the curls will stay beautiful.  The extensions won't be getting tangled up in a drawer and taking up space in your bathroom.

Not to mention storage bags help protect and keep the style for so much longer, so you heat style way less.  Storage sets are an amazing value, because they add months and even years to how long your hair extensions last.

The Hanger

Hair extension hangers can look a little tricky at first, but are super simple.  When I was designing the hanger for the line I wanted a long wooden bar instead of the more common style with the two clips that face down and crush the clips on the extensions.  

The wooden bar gently holds the hair and doesn't crush the metal clips on the extension wefts.

How to Use The Hanger:  

1 // Gently push the top clamp forward to open the hanger.

2 // Place the hair wefts along the felted part of the inside of the wood.  Be careful to make sure that all the clips are above the wood.

3 // Close the hanger by popping the clamp back into the upright position.

The Bag

The bag was a custom design.  After using a variety of styles, I needed a bag that would also store my bobby pins, hair ties, a small bottle of hair spray or texture spray and a teasing comb.  Those are all my essentials when I'm using my extensions and I wanted to not have to carry a separate bag for them.  Especially when I'm traveling, I want to make sure I have everything I need.  We've all bought the $15 mini bottle of hair spray in the hotel gift shop and it hurts a little bit.  That $15 could be much better spent when you finally get to take a vacation!

I'm not married yet, but I can imagine that a wedding would be another day that you'd want to keep as stress-free as possible.  The second small storage compartment is intended to be a quick and easy way to keep everything you need close by when you aren't getting ready at home.  The front is clear so you can see everything in a quick glance.

The flaps in the top compartment open all the way out, so you aren't stretching the bag open to get the hanger and hair in.  It's a small detail that makes a big difference.

How to Use The Bag:

1 // Gently unzip front flaps.  

2 // Slide the top of the hanger in and through the top opening of the bag.

3 // Place the hair inside, making sure the curls or straight hair is neatly in place (to help hold the style).

4 // Carefully zip back up.

5 // Add any accessories that you will need in the bottom compartment.

You can now store your extensions in your closet or place inside your suitcase on top of your clothes.  

Here is a quick video on how I use my storage set:

 

 

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As always, thank you for reading, watching and being a part of the girlgetglamorousHAIR community!

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How to Brush Your Hair Extensions

How to Brush Your Hair Extensions

This is one of the easiest tips when it comes to caring for your hair extensions, but makes a huge difference!

Instead of brushing from top to ends, as I always did before learning this trick, make this simple switch:

1.  Hold your extensions by the top of the wefts.

2.  Start by brushing the bottom four inches first.

3.  Then brush from the middle down to the ends.

4.  Finish by brushing from the top to the ends.

By switching and starting with the bottom, you detangle and smooth out that section first.  This stops the extensions from being pulled on and prevents shedding or the hair snapping.  It's much more gentle on the wefts, so that the hair will stay thick and healthy looking.

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So simple, but makes a huge difference!

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