Don’t Be a Beauty Blunder: Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Hair Extensions

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Ah, hair extensions. They can be tricky, huh? If done right, they can give you that extra volume and length that you’ve always wanted (think Chrissy Teigen and Jennifer Lopez). But if done incorrectly, you can end up turning heads for all the wrong reasons (I’m looking at you, Britney Spears and Victoria Beckham).Dont-Be-a-Beauty-Blunder-Dos-and-Donts-of-Wearing-Hair-Extensions

Managing hair extensions takes an investment of money, time, patience, and knowledge. That’s why we’ve come up with a short guide to make your hair extensions look good and last longer. Read on for dos and don’ts that can keep you from experiencing a hair fail.

  1. DO buy hair extensions from a reliable store

There are thousands of online and physical stores that sell hair extensions. You need to find one that sells a 100% original and high-quality product. Let’s say you are looking for Remy human hair extensions (which, by the way, is what you should invest in because, with proper care and maintenance, they can look good for years). Purchase from a store that has outlined what to do in case of returns, exchanges or refunds, or one that has a money-back guarantee.

  1. DON’T purchase the wrong hair color

You don’t want someone to walk up to you and say, “Yep, this is where your hair ends, and this is where the extensions begin.” Go for a completely natural look. That means you have to choose the color of your hair extensions carefully. Online hair websites like Rubin have gone the extra mile to help you make the right choice. Just take a photo of your hair, send it to the company via WhatsApp, and they will send high-quality human hair extensions that match your real hair.

  1. DO wash before your first wear

Hair extensions straight out of their packaging have a glossy finish to them. It’s not easy to recreate that same shine with your own hair. Do a quick sulfate-free shampoo wash of your hair extensions before you wear them for the first time. Make sure you let them air dry completely before use.DON’T-sleep-with-hair-extensions

  1. DON’T sleep with hair extensions

This applies to temporary extensions like clip-ins and halos. At the end of a long night, the last thing you want to do is get all up in your hair. But just as you have made time to cleanse your face before you sleep (please don’t sleep with the day’s gunk on your face), add a couple of minutes to your routine and take out your hair extensions for the night. For the semi-permanent and permanent hair extensions, do a loose braid or bun before hitting the hay.

  1. DO be gentle when brushing

Hair extensions tend to tangle easier than your natural hair, so brushing regularly during the day is a must. Invest in a brush with natural bristles that are specifically designed to easily glide through hair. A wide-toothed comb is also a good option. Always start from the tips and work your way upwards, being careful not to pull or tug the hair as you go along so as to limit hair breakage.

  1. DO give your hair a trim

Yes, even hair extensions can do with a trim, especially if they have blunt ends. It is advisable to seek out a professional stylist who can give your extensions a dry cut. This helps the hair extensions to better blend with your natural hair.

  1. DON’T go crazy with the heat

Sure, you can blow-dry, curl and flat iron your human hair extensions, but keep it to a minimum. Human hair extensions can get split ends and break, just like your own hair. Reach for the heat protectant first before you go for the curling iron. Keep the heat at around 350 degrees Fahrenheit to reduce the chances of heat damage. Keep the heat away from the base of your extensions as heat can cause some bonds to melt and loosen.

  1. DO visit a professional

YouTube hair tutorials are great. But not everyone can follow them well. Plus you never know how much help the YouTuber has behind the scenes. That’s why we recommend visiting a professional hairstylist when installing or taking down your semi-permanent and permanent hair extensions. If you’ve spent hundreds of dollars to purchase high-quality human hair extensions, then make sure they are installed and removed by an extension professional so that the hair is not unnecessarily damaged.
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  1. DON’T wear hair extensions for too long

Just because the hair extensions can be worn for up to 8 weeks before you reinstall them doesn’t mean that you should push it all the way to the 8-week mark. Observe your hair and use your judgment. If the hair tapes or keratin bonds have noticeably slipped away from your hairline, or the hair is starting to look dry, dull and lifeless, then it’s time to book an appointment with your stylist.

  1. DO let your scalp breathe

Every now and then, take a break from the hair extensions and give your scalp and natural hair a chance to recover. Otherwise, you run the risk of developing thinning hair and bald patches at an early age due to the constant strain on your natural hair and scalp.

Final words…

Hair extensions need to be properly maintained, just like your natural hair (and sometimes they need more attention). With lots of TLC, your hair extensions can stay gorgeous and so will you.
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Consider a Home-Based Job as You Approach Retirement

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Just because you’re about to retire doesn’t mean you won’t be productive anymore. You can still do a lot of things that will help you feel useful after retirement. You can also earn money and not worry about financial issues. Even if you’re earning a pension and you saved enough retirement funds, you still need to consider earning additional income. As you get older, you will have more illnesses. You want to have enough money to support your hospital bills.

An excellent idea would be to try working at home. Several jobs are now available even if you don’t leave home. Your age doesn’t matter either. As long as you have the necessary skills to carry out the responsibilities, you will get the job.

Learn new skills

After years of doing the same job, you might stop learning new skills. Before you retire, you have to consider learning something new. There are home-based jobs for programmers, graphic designers, writers, editors, and many others. Find out which of these jobs would be suitable for you, and learn the skill. You can even take extra courses during weekends so that you will be an expert by the time you retire. You may also start job hunting before retirement.

Retirement isn’t easy

Some people wait for years so they can finally retire and live an easy life. The truth is that it’s not as easy as it sounds. Imagine doing the same thing for several years, and then you change everything in an instant. You also feel bad that you’re no longer as useful as you once were. When you can continue doing a job at home, retirement doesn’t sound so boring after all.

You can still pursue your plans to travel around the world or do other things you love. However, you will get bored at some point. It’s good that you have another thing to do once you start to feel things are always the same. Besides, if you have a computer-based job, it doesn’t matter where you are. You can continue working while traveling.

Don’t forget to have fun 

Since you decided to continue working while in retirement, you might forget to have fun. It’s crucial that you still think of ways to make the most of your free time.

You can even consider looking for a fairground hire to bring out the child in you. When it comes to exciting activities, your age doesn’t matter. You also need to start feeling young since aging is terrible. If you intend to organize fairground rides for hire for yourself or your community, you can partner with the right firm.

Retirement isn’t something to worry about. It’s an excellent opportunity to do things you couldn’t do when you still had a full-time job. You also need to have a positive attitude while you’re at this stage. Being optimistic will help you stay young and healthy. Once you realize that retirement is fun, you won’t be able to wait until that day comes.
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Using Liquor Bottles For Gorgeous Decanters

So I was reading an interesting article the other day and about glass containers and I decided to look into it because we have so many different glass vessels that are used in so many different ways, think about it. They’re probably all over your house I know they are in my house, including ones used for crafts, we paint them we put decals on them we decorate them and we put them on display. That’s a great way to upcycle.

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How many glass containers could you count in your home right now? I know my coffee maker has a glass carafe and I have juice containers, storage containers, candles and all of the bottles that food products come in and then shaker flasks that are used for making salad dressings with olive oil and vinegar or even all those mason jars for food storage.

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Originally shaker flasks were created for science labs and testing facilities and other industries and come in all sizes for testing products in labs. But today as you can see they can be used for a home decor project.

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Next time your shopping take a look at all the products that come in glass containers at the grocery store. Everyone is worried about plastics and recycling; it got me to thinking about recycling, but they don’t make much fuss about recycling glass as we hear about plastics being used and being recycled.

So I am going to make an effort to upcycle glass with this group of glass bottles I have saved. I found a great article here on Wikipedia

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What kind of glass recycling have you made, do you have ideas?

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