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.
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 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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