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Blending Extensions With Short Hair + Twisted Half Up Do | Hair Tutorial

Blending Extensions With Short Hair + Twisted Half Up Do | Hair Tutorial

I love the look of this twisted half up-do and the versatility of the style!  The soft waves tie in perfectly with the romantic feel of the twists.

It's a great boho style for a wedding, summer concert, or date night look.  

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The first part of the tutorial shows how I blend my shorter-to-mid length lob with my longer extensions.  I'm wearing my 18" set of gggHAIR extensions and using a 1.25" curling iron.  

If you want to do this look on natural hair, with no extensions or you already know how to blend your hair and extensions, skip right to 3 minutes and 39 seconds in the video for the twist tutorial.

The twists are surprisingly easy to add.  I'm using a technique called "pancaking."  You hold one side of the twist or braid and gently pull on the other side.  It makes the twist or braid get bigger and more undone and is a quick and easy way to add tons of volume to a look.  

You know all those major hair inspo braids you see on Instagram?  They've all been pancaked.  I recommend doing a quick braid or twist prior to doing this hairstyle and practicing pancaking once or twice before doing the full look.  It's fairly easy, but just requires a little practice so you don't pull too much or too little.

I hope you enjoy and please feel free to ask any questions!

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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. 

All girlgetglamorousHAIR extensions are double drawn. 

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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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

gggHair: @girlgetglamorousHAIR

 

 

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Double Dutch Braids Hair Tutorial

Double Dutch Braids Hair Tutorial

I can't believe how popular Double Dutch braids have become again lately.  I remember my mother braiding my hair like this every day before school when I was in elementary school!  

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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What's In The Box: A girlgetglamorousHAIR Unboxing

What's In The Box: A girlgetglamorousHAIR Unboxing

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I honestly don't know why unboxing are so much fun, but they are!  I love a good unboxing.  I wanted to show you everything that comes in your girlgetglamorousHAIR box, so here we go...

1.  Tester piece:  the bottom compartment of your box has a 3.3" tester piece from your full set, so that you can see the color and length against your own hair. You can hold the piece up against the bottom of your hair to make sure the color is a perfect match!  Just make sure to leave it attached to the cardboard in case you want to do an exchange.  Once you've decided it's a match, you can add to the full set, which is located in the main compartment. 

2:  Full set:  The full set is in the top compartment, with a security seal.  Both the 16" and 18" length sets contain 9 wefts of hair.  Each set contains 1 weft that is 7" wide, with four clips, 1 weft that is 5" wide with three clips, 5 wefts that are 3.3" wide with two clips, and 2 wefts that are 1" wide with one clip.

3.  Extra clips:  As clips take a lot of wear and tear, being bent back and forth as they are clipped in and taken out, they tend to be the first thing that can wear out on every set of hair extensions.  So all girlgetglamorousHAIR extensions include two extra clips in the box.  Clips are super easy to sew back on and this will help extend the life of your extensions!

4: Storage box:  I designed every detail of the signature coral box myself and I'm proud to say that each box is made to last!  The boxes are designed with heavy duty materials to be kept as keepsake storage boxes.  You know those bobby pins and hair ties that you can never seem to hold onto? They can go in the bottom compartment that the tester weft came in.  The top compartment can hold a variety of combs, headbands, and hair accessories.  The divider flap folds down for extended room for brushes with longer handles.  I wanted you to be able to keep all your hair accessories in one place. The hair extensions can also be stored in the box if they are straight.  However, if they are curled, I highly recommend storing them in the girlgetglamorousHAIR storage bag (coming soon), so they won't have to be restyled.  (Heat damage is the main reason you'll have to replace your extensions.)  

5.  Instructions:  Instructions on where to clip in each weft on your head.  These can be taken out of the box and left on your bathroom counter or put into your storage bag for a quick reminder when you want to wear your extensions.  I love a good YouTube instructional video, but sometimes you just need a fast reminder!  This was also printed on heavier weight cardstock, so you can hold onto it for as long as you need.

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 Thank you for reading!  I hope this was helpful to see exactly what comes in your box of girlgetglamorousHAIR extensions!

 

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