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How Can You Protect Your Remy Hair from the Sun?

If you'll be in the sun, use a protective hair serum.

A protective hair serum is essential if you’ll be in the sun.

Summer is here and that means beach time, pool time, dining al fresco, hikes, bikes and more. In other words, summer means it’s time to soak up the sun. By now, most people are well aware they should take precautions, such as wearing sunscreen, hats and protective clothing, to make sure their skin doesn’t become damaged by the sun’s harsh UV rays. What about the sun’s effect on your hair? Especially if you have hair extensions, there are steps you should take to keep your hair from becoming dull and damaged in the sun.

Hair Needs Sun Protection Too

Especially in summer, you should get into the habit of applying sunscreen to your skin and protective hair serum to your extensions and natural hair before you step out the door. The key to using protective hair serum on remy hair is to focus the product application on the ends of the hair, rather than on the area connected to the tape or micro ring. If you apply the serum too close to your scalp, you risk causing the adhesive to break down and loosen.

Strategically Cover Hair

If you'll be out in the sun, learn how to care for hair extensions.

Learn how to care for hair extensions if you’ll be in the sun.

Beyond using quality hair care products to keep your hair from becoming damaged, a stylish scarf or hat offers an added layer of protection, as well as an opportunity to integrate fashion into your summer look. A cool, casual baseball cap or visor, a floppy sunhat or a colorful scarf can be just the finishing touch your outfit needs to pull together a chic summer look. No one will need to know the real purpose of your cover up is to protect your remy hair! Additionally, consider placing your hair in a trendy updo as you prepare to spend an extended period of time outside. An updo protects the most vulnerable part of your hair – the ends.

Rejuvenate It When You’re Out of the Sun

Quality hair care masks and conditioners are essential to strengthening your strands so they are better able to withstand the sun’s drying rays. Before applying the UV protective hair serum you are using, go ahead and slather a leave-in conditioner on to the ends of your hair too. You can never have too much moisture in your hair!

If You Plan to Swim

During the summer months, use quality hair care.

Quality hair care is a must in the summer.

You do not have to shun the pool when you have remy hair extensions. You do need to take special precautions, though. Lather your hair with leave-in conditioner before you swim to provide a barrier between hair and chlorine, never comb or brush wet extensions, rinse with fresh water after swimming, dry hair and reapply plenty of quality conditioner.

Summer is finally here and you can enjoy it in all its sunny goodness, even with extensions! For more tips and advice about how to care for hair extensions during the summer, contact us at RemySoft Solutions. We are your go-to source for the products and the information you need to keep your synthetic hair looking beautiful throughout the seasons!

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Do you wear hair extensions or wigs or simply have long locks? Learn why the RemySoft Glam Rocker products are right for you!

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Swimming with Your Remy Hair

Protect your hair when you swim with quality hair care products.

Quality hair care products protect your hair when you swim.

At long last, it’s time to say goodbye to a frigid and punishing winter and hello to the warm and welcoming days of spring and summer. Regardless of where you live, it’s probably safe to assume you’ll be tempted to dive into a swimming pool at some point over the next several months. Here’s a bit of great news: you can safely swim with your remy hair extensions — if you take the proper precautions to protect them. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind before you take the plunge.

Condition, Condition, Condition

You are probably used to applying conditioner to your hair after you’ve cleaned it. To protect your hair from chlorine, apply conditioner before you swim as well. The conditioner will create a protective barrier between hair and chlorine. When you are finished swimming, rinse out the conditioner right away with cool, fresh water. Then, you guessed it, condition again! This time, apply a high-quality hair care conditioner to keep the strands moist and healthy. For an added layer of protection and to prevent tangles, apply a heat cap followed by a protective hair serum.

Scrunch, Don’t Brush

Perhaps the worst thing you can do while swimming is to brush or comb your remy hair while it’s wet. Women, we are especially talking to you here! For whatever reason, men seem to be able to forget about their hair when they’re enjoying an afternoon at the pool and leave it alone, which is a good thing. Women, on the other hand, tend to hop out of the pool and feel the need to comb through their wet hair. When you are wearing extensions, this is an absolute don’t. Even the best hair products for remy hair are not able to reverse breakage or hair loss due to brushing through wet hair. Take a deep breath and embrace the natural look until you are finished with your swim.

Don’t Sleep on Wet Hair

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Hair products for remy hair will keep your hair looking great.

If you are partaking in a late-night swim or dip in the hot tub, you may be tempted to fall into bed without drying your hair. Resist the temptation. Men, even if you have super-short remy hair, you aren’t exempt from this rule! At the very least, dry the hair at the base of your scalp. If you sleep on wet hair, the moisture could cause odors and even mold to develop.

Avoid Saltwater

While swimming in a pool is okay if you take precautions, it’s not a good idea to subject your remy hair to saltwater. Salt will strip moisture from your hair and cause tangles and breakage. If you must catch a wave, make sure to condition your extensions, then tuck them firmly under a tight-fitting swim cap. If you’re planning a pool outing, make sure your bag is packed with quality hair products for remy hair.

Contact us at RemySoft Solutions for quality hair care products that will keep your synthetic hair looking beautiful.

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Wear Your Hair Down for Prom!

Take good care of your hair with quality hair care products.

Quality hair care will make your prom hairstyle look great.

Prom is a magical time marked by excitement and a flurry of activity. You’ve got to lock in your date; find a stunning dress, perfect shoes and dazzling accessories; arrange for your makeup to be done; and decide how you’ll style your hair. Many girls opt for up-dos because these styles have become the standard-issue hairdo for prom, but you’re no standard-issue girl. You’re a trendsetter who loves to turn heads. The best way to do that is by wearing your hair down for prom! You want your style to stand out so grab some hair extensions and experiment. Here are three looks to try for your special day.

Go Glam with Corkscrew Curls

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Sulfate free shampoo and conditioner creates luscious locks.

To get this look, part your dry hair to one side and spritz on a heat-set spray. Work in sections and use a gator clip to secure the hair you aren’t working on so it stays out of the way. Using a one-inch or larger diameter curling iron, curl a section of hair from bottom to top. Here’s the key: when you release a curl, unwind it slowly and gently from your curling iron instead of pulling the curling iron away from the hair. This will keep the corkscrew-shaped curls intact. Repeat on all of your hair and finish the look with a pretty sparkly clip and humidity-resistant hairspray.

Go Retro with Classic Curls

If your prom dress is a classic, pair it with this equally timeless hairstyle that will stand up to a full night of dancing. After you’ve towel-dried you hair and massaged smoothing cream through it, comb it and part it deeply to whichever side you prefer. To recreate this style, you’ll need a 1-1/4-inch diameter curling iron. Spritz on heat-set spray and curl sections of hair from the middle to the roots (leaving hair around the scalp untouched). Let curls thoroughly cool and then smooth the hair near your scalp with a paddle brush. Using a light hand, gently brush back curls to achieve a soft look. Spritz on a medium-hold spray and you are ready to dance the night away!

Pin-Up Girl

Complement your hairstyle with quality hair extensions.

Hair extensions can help you achieve these great looks.

Vintage glam is a big prom trend and with it is pin-up long hair. Part hair diagonally and dry it while working a paddle brush so hair wraps around your head. Using a one-inch diameter curling iron, make large curls at the crown of your head and pin each back to cool. Repeat throughout your hair. Once hair cools, gently remove the pins securing the bottom pins only, allowing curls to flow loosely. Do not brush! Keep the top curls pinned and use bobby pins to meticulously place them. Spritz with maximum-hold spray to secure the look.

A Word about Hair Extension Care

The styles above will come alive with hair extensions. Most are made of synthetic hair so they require quality hair care products so they don’t become damaged. Sulfate free shampoo and conditioner are the best options for gently cleansing your extensions. You don’t skimp on products for your natural hair so make sure to treat your extensions with the same TLC.

For quality products to care for your extensions, contact us at RemySoft Solutions. We’re experts in synthetic hair and will keep your wigs and extensions looking beautiful.

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Add Style to Your Music Festival Look with Remy Hair

Learn how to care for hair extensions in the sun.

Knowing how to care for hair extensions is important when spending time outside.

All across the country, music festivals present the opportunity to get together with others who have the same taste in music and enjoy some amazing shows. Whether you are going to see just one band or you’re in it for the overall experience, creating the perfect hair style is paramount. Understanding how to care for hair extensions, especially if you’ll be outdoors, is essential to keep them looking their best for longer. With the use of a protective hair serum, you can achieve these stylish looks.

Flower Crowns

Sun protection for hair will keep your hair looking great.

Sun protection for hair is necessary when attending music festivals.

Flower power may date back to the 60s, but it’s alive and well in today’s music scene. If you want to make the most of your hair extensions, consider adding a floral crown to your favorite hair style to dress it up for your time at the music festival. A floral ring can also increase sun protection for your hair as it covers some of your hair from the potentially harmful rays of the sun.

Flower Accessories

You don’t need a full flower crown to create a fun look for the music festival season. In fact, you can incorporate flowers into just about any hair style, whether your hair is long or short. You can purchase a number of hair accessories featuring beautiful blooms or head to the craft store and buy a few small silk flowers that match your favorite outfits. Cutting the stems short, you can easily weave these flowers into your hair extensions for a fun look.

Waves and Braids

Keep your hair looking great with protective hair serum.

Protective hair serum will keep your hair looking great.

Braids are big when it comes to music festivals. They’re easy to create and help keep your hair out of your face so you feel cooler out in the warm summer sun. To achieve this look, pull your hair back in a half-tail and braid it down the center. Use a styling iron to create a wavy look with the hair that remains down. This perfect combination of braids and waves is perfect for those who have longer hair and are using hair extensions to either lengthen or thicken their hair.

Playful Ponytails

Ponytails are another easy way to create a playful style for the music festival season. Pull your hair back into a high or low ponytail and add a few streaks of spray-in color to really stand out from the crowd. With a low ponytail, you can even add your favorite baseball cap to keep the sun out of your eyes and provide some additional sun protection for your hair.

Finding the perfect hair style for music festivals is fun and easy. There are so many options available, many of which are made even better with the addition of hair extensions. As long as you use a protective hair serum to prevent drying out in the sun and wind, you can have beautiful hair throughout the festival and express yourself in new ways.

If you’re looking for the best products to help you care for your hair extensions, contact us. RemySoft Solutions offers a number of quality hair care products for hair extensions and wigs.

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Best Wedding Looks for Your Bridesmaids

Achieve these looks with the help of quality hair care products.

Quality hair care keeps your bridesmaids’ hair looking great.

If you are planning your wedding, your top priority is making sure you look amazing on your special day. It goes without saying you and your groom will be the stars of the show. However, all leading ladies have supporting casts, and in this case, you’ve got your bridesmaids. They won’t hold a candle to you, of course, but you do want to make sure they shine in their own rights as they take a supporting role in your special day. Here’s the good news: with quality hair care products, including high-end hair extensions, your bridesmaids can look amazing without breaking the bank.

The Ethereal Braid

Hair extensions are the perfect complement to wedding hairdos.

Hair extensions can help all of your bridesmaids achieve great looks.

Thanks to natural-looking, versatile and easy-to-use hair extensions, even your bridesmaids with shorter hair can pull off this timeless look. With a bit of practice, perfecting this style is simple. From the crown of the head to the middle of the hair, create a French braid and then secure it. Then, from the middle of the head to the ends, braid about three quarters of the remaining hair. Pin that section with rhinestone or pearl pins, and let the remaining one quarter of hair flow naturally down into a soft wave.

The French Twist Times Two

A French twist is lovely and elegant. Double it, and you’ve got a wedding-worthy special-occasion look for your bridesmaids. Here is how to get the look: create a mini pompadour toward the front crown of the hair. Roll one side of the hair toward the crown and pin it, then repeat on the other side. Secure both twists with decorative pins or even faux flowers that complement your bridesmaids’ dresses.

The Chignon/French Braid Combo

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Hair products for remy hair are ideal for producing wedding hairstyles.

This hairstyle combines two classics: the chignon and the French braid. It may sound daunting, but with patience and practice, your bridesmaids can recreate this look. First, hair should be parted to one side and that side should be French braided and then secured. Next, repeat the same steps on the other side of the head. Hair in the center back of the scalp that is not swept up into a braid should be lightly combed to add volume. Finally, take the loose hair, roll it into a classic chignon, twist and secure. Voila! A classic long-hair bridesmaid look.

Hair extensions are a great way to stand out and elevate your look during special occasions. Your bridesmaids will love experimenting with these looks and the versatility of hair extensions. In fact, if they have never worked with extensions before, don’t be surprised if they become hooked and opt to make them a regular part of their looks.

Are you wondering how you can possibly thank your devoted bridesmaids for helping you pull off your special wedding day? How about surprising them with an assortment of hair products for Remy hair? That is a gift they’ll truly appreciate! Contact us and we’ll help you put together the perfect thank-you gift!

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Get Your Dream Look for Your Wedding

Create the ideal wedding look with hair extensions.

Hair extensions help you create the perfect look for your wedding.

You’ve dreamed of your wedding day for a long time. You may already have an idea of what your dress will look like, which flowers you want to use, who will stand up with you and what color they will wear. All that’s left is determining what you want to do with your hair on this special day. The following hair styles will leave you feeling glamorous on your wedding day, especially if you use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.

The Piecey Bun

A bun is a popular style for brides because it is a classic look and can be enhanced with the use of hair extensions. However, if you feel like a typical bun is too severe of a look for your wedding day, consider this alternative. When you create your bun, allow some layers of hair to fall out of the secured shape so it frames your face. This creates the perfect complement to your veil or other headpiece.

Sideswept Bangs

Another classy look that is ideal for use in weddings is the sideswept bangs. This hair style works best if you have longer hair or if you have hair extensions you won’t be removing before your big day. To create this type of style, loosely brush your hair toward the back of your head and secure it with a rhinestone encrusted clip or one covered in flowers.

Mussed-Up Twist

The French twist is a popular hair style for brides, but you don’t have to stick with the tight style that has been used for years. Instead, consider allowing the hair around your face to puff out loosely. You can further alter the look by allowing some strands to break free and surround your face.

Romantic Twists

If you prefer to keep your hair down, a romantic twist can be the perfect alternative, especially if you won’t be wearing a veil and have chosen a tiara instead. This hair style is easy to create and allows for a greater number of choices for hair that is left down. Simply separate two small bunches of hair, one on either side of your head near the front. Make sure they are at the same height along the side of your head. Twist each of these sections along the side of your head and then secure them together at the back. You can curl your longer hair and hair extensions or leave them natural.

Finding the perfect look for your wedding can be overwhelming. You’ve always dreamed of this day and probably want everything to be exactly the way you have envisioned. Not only do you want to make sure you find the right dress and flowers, but your hair is a top priority as well. These and many other hair styles are perfect for hair of all lengths, especially if you wear hair extensions.

If you’re looking for quality hair care products to keep your hair looking great for your wedding, contact us. We carry a full selection of sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair healthy and beautiful.

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2015’s Hottest Prom Styles

Consider hair extensions to create these looks.

Hair extensions can help you create the perfect prom look.

Prom season is right around the corner, and it’s never too early to start considering which hair style you want to wear, especially if you still need to get hair extensions to pull it off. While picking out the right dress might be your top priority, how you fix your hair can make or break the overall look. If you’re still looking for the best hair style, consider these options.

The Retro Movie Star Look

If you look back to the movie stars of the 20s and 30s, you will recognize some of the styles as today’s popular prom styles. To create this look, part your hair straight on one side of your head. Apply a strong hair gel throughout your hair, particularly in the top portion, and rub it in well. Use your fingers to create waves where you want them and then dry the gel with a hair dryer. You may also want to curl the ends.

Long, Luxurious Waves

Prom styles of the past typically consisted of fancy up-dos that piled the hair on top of the head. However, today’s hair style trends focus on creating long, luxurious waves of hair that add volume to your style. With the help of quality hair products for remy hair and a curling iron, you can coax your hair into luxurious waves that cascade over your shoulders and accent the look of your dress.

Half Up, Half Down

Not everyone enjoys the weight of their hair piled on top of their head. However, if you prefer the look of the up-do, consider choosing a style that is half up-do and half down. This is a great way to frame your face. Before your hair dries, apply styling cream to your wet hair and then dry with the help of a blow dryer and paddle brush. Part your hair to one side and draw back the front portion of each side toward the back of your head, securing it with bobby pins. Curl the back of your hair to complete the look and apply flowers or other accents.

Messy Curls

Today’s hair style trends focus on a slightly messier look. It’s no longer necessary to create the perfect hair do for any occasion. Instead, curl your hair loosely with a curling iron and pin the hair up in whatever style you would prefer. A light finishing spray will keep your hair in place the entire night.

When it comes to the top prom hair styles, there are plenty of options trending. Many of these styles can be enhanced with the use of hair extensions and quality hair care. Whether you wait until after you have found the dress or before, this list of hair styles can help guide you in the right direction.

If you’re looking for the best hair products for remy hair to keep your hair looking great, contact us. Our quality hair care products are sulfate-free and create the beautiful looks you want, even if you wear wigs or hair extensions.

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What Special Products Should You Use on Remy Hair?

Make sure you use the best hair products for remy hair.

Do you know about the best hair products for remy hair?

When you use remy hair, whether as wigs or hair extensions, you need to take good care of it, just like you would with your natural hair.  However, unlike with your natural hair, only quality hair products for remy hair should be used when shampooing, conditioning and styling. A good wig shampoo and conditioner will ensure your hair stays looking great and doesn’t become damaged, providing longer wear.

Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner

Many of the shampoos and conditioners you buy at your typical department or grocery store are full of chemicals that can actually damage your hair in the long-term. If you want quality hair care for remy hair or your natural hair, it’s best to purchase a good sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Using a sulfate-free wig shampoo and conditioner increases moisture retention, retains color when the hair is dyed and is gentler on the scalp. Even if you are wearing a wig or hair extensions, the benefits of going sulfate-free far outweigh the money you would save buying hair products that contain sulfates.

Leave-in Conditioner

While some people prefer an all-in-one shampoo and conditioner for the convenience, there are benefits to using leave-in conditioner. These hair products for remy hair will prevent tangling, which is important if you have hair extensions you won’t remove to sleep. Leave-in conditioner can also prevent dryness in your hair. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of using this type of product is you can use it as an alternative to washing your hair if you are in a rush or need a quick touch up. As long as you choose a product designed for remy hair, you won’t have to worry about heavy buildup on the hair.

Protective Hair Serum

As you expose hair to the elements, it can become dried out, brittle and experience a number of other problems. This can happen to your natural hair, as well as remy hair wigs or hair extensions. One of the best ways to combat these issues is to use a protective hair serum designed for remy hair. These quality hair care products coat and seal the hair to protect it from the harmful UV rays of the sun and to keep the wind from pulling the moisture from the strands. This product can even serve as a detangler so you don’t have to wrestle your hair into your desired style.

Using the right hair products for remy hair is essential to ensure you fully protect your wig or hair extensions to increase their longevity. Because remy hair is made from natural hair, it’s important to use only high quality hair care products. This includes a sulfate-free wig shampoo and conditioner, a leave-in conditioner for those days you don’t have time to wash and a protective hair serum to protect your hair from the elements.

If you’re looking for the best hair products for remy hair, contact us. RemySoft Solutions carries a full line of quality hair care products to help you keep your hair looking and feeling great.

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Hair Extensions for Men and Women: Are They the Same?

Men can benefit from hair extensions as well.

hair extensions are a great option for men too.

When most people think of getting hair extensions, they think of women, but did you know many men are turning to the same solution? Both men and women can use extensions to achieve the new looks they want without waiting for their hair to grow out. The only real difference between the extensions men wear versus those women choose is the length of the extensions themselves, which can vary based on the individual’s need.

The Installation Process

Individuals who choose hair extensions will find the installation process is the same for both men and women. There are several types of extensions available. However, permanent extensions last much longer than the alternative because the hairstylist will weave the additional strands of hair into the existing hair for an integrated approach. Using hair products for remy hair is a necessity to ensure the longevity of your extensions since you won’t be able to remove them. If you want something temporary, clip-in extensions can be an ideal choice. Talk to your hairstylist to determine which option is right for you.

Quality

Just as there are several methods for installing hair extensions, you will find the quality varies greatly as well. Some individuals are happy with synthetic extensions, but it can be difficult to implement them seamlessly into your natural hair. This is why most men and women choose real hair or remy extensions. These extensions are available in a number of textures and colors so you can easily blend them into your hair or use them as highlights or lowlights. The higher quality the extensions, the longer they will last, especially with quality hair care.

Maintenance

Hair extensions are relatively easy to care for, whether you have permanent or temporary extensions. It’s important to wash them regularly, just like you would with your natural hair. The primary difference is it’s important to purchase special hair products for remy hair for maintenance. These products don’t contain the harsh chemicals found in the hair care products you find at your grocery or drug store. There’s no need to wash your hair more often than normal just because you have extensions.

Hair extensions are just as popular with men as they are with women. While men and women typically prefer different hairstyles, the extensions are the same for both. The only real difference is the length of the extensions. Other than the length, the extensions are made from the same synthetic or remy strands and offer the same options. Regardless of what style you’re looking for, you can find the right extensions to give your hair the extra boost it needs. With quality hair care and hair products for remy hair, you will keep your extensions looking great for longer.

If you have hair extensions and need products to care for them properly, contact us. RemySoft Solutions carries a variety of quality hair care products specifically designed for extensions and wigs.

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