Archive for May 2017

Follow These Steps to Dye Your Brazilian Hair Extensions

Are you looking for something to give a new look to your hair? Then Brazilian hair extensions should be considered. Hair extensions have been popular for years, a lot of women, especially African-American women, love them to change their look by easy usage. Hair extensions is mainly divided into Brazilian hair extensions and synthetic hair extensions, the former is usually made of 100 percent Brazilian human virgin hair, it is pure and natural, while the latter is made of nylon or polyester fibers, but it costs less.

 

Human hair extensions can bring a lot of benefits, it is versatile, such as women can dye, straighten and curl human hair extensions. In a word, it can be styled in the same way as you do on your own natural hair. Now here I will tell you how to dye your Brazilian hair extensions.

 

Before dying, please make sure you have the following tools:

 

Brazilian hair extensions

Hair color

A brush

A color bowl

Plastic wrap

One pair of gloves

A Towel

Aluminium foil

A wide tooth comb

 

Here comes the guide to help you dye step by step:

 

First, disentangle the hair extensions, comb them with a wide tooth comb, then wash the human hair extensions to ensure that hair conditioner and other stylish hair products to be washed out before applying the hair color. Dry the extensions with a towel.

 

Second, prepare hair color mixture. Please ensure that you have worn one pair of rubber gloves and read hair color instructions. Pour hair color into a bottle, close the bottle and shake it well to ensure everything is mixed thoroughly.

 

Third, once the hair color mixture is ready, use the dye to apply your Brazilian hair bundles. Comb the extensions so that the dye could be evenly coated. Use the aluminum foil to cover hair extensions once the dying is finished.

 

Fourth, rinse excessive hair color from the extensions. Use warm water and rinse the extensions fast and thoroughly. After all hair color is removed, use shampoo to wash the extensions and then apply hair conditioner. Combing the extensions gently after applying conditioner.

 

Fifth, use cold water to rinse your colored Brazilian extensions to get rid of the conditioner.

 

Sixth, it is best to air dry the extensions, because air drying could preserve moisture in the hair and make the hair look more natural. But you can also use a blow drier if in a hurry.

 

MICROBLADE VS POWDER/SOLID BROWS

Many clients often have a challenging time navigating through all the terms for permanent cosmetic choices. Eyebrows being the top choice and with so many styles to choose from can be confusing. One thing to note is that any professional tech is going to create a customized brow for you regardless of the label, often we blend multiple techniques as well to create the best outcome. Often this is dictated by what the clients skin can tolerate. Here are the basics

MICRO BLADING: Micro blading is only used for eyebrows. This is a tool and technique that creates very fine lines and “hair strokes”. Manually applied with different types of micro blades. The size the thickness of the blades can determine how the hair stroke will look. We often use thicker blades to create thicker more coarse looking hair strokes, there are also blade counts such as a 7 or 12 that will dictate what type of hair stroke the artist wants to create. This is also one of the more intense procedures and can have some sensitivity to the client.

DIGITAL HAIR STROKES: Creating hair strokes with a digital or “machine”. Often using different needles as our paint brushes we can create hair strokes and this is often the choice for skin that cannot tolerate the micro blade. This creates a more diffuse hair stroke.

POWDER/SOLID: Powder brows are meant to create a powder look much like topical powder make up. They are not for creating hair strokes at all and are best for clients that want a more solid looking brow or have brows but want a base color. Solid brows are similar but usually have more density to create that “pin up” look or “vintage” look.

COMBO: Often we use combo techniques to combine powder with micro blade or hair strokes. Combo are good choices for clients that have little to no hair at all and may not be able to handle only microblading. It also helps to create more natural shading and dimensions.

Just like any procedure in beauty you really need to trust and communicate with the artist. There are to many details we are trained on to explain it all to a client but understanding some basics helps and showing pictures of what you desire does as well. Bring in your favorite looking brows and also showing what you do not prefer will go a long way in decoding the communication gap. Most techs will also show you the design and color choices before starting the tattooing and you should approve this.

For more information, visit Vine Studios, located in Seattle