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Balayage vs. Ombre: Which Is Right for You?

Throughout the 2010’s, both ombre and balayage have maintained sizable popularity—at least, for those who frequently color their hair. People who aren’t quite so hair-savvy or don’t have many fashion-oriented friends may not have heard of these coloring techniques. If they have, they may not know the differences between them and consider both styles interchangeable. However, there are a few key differences between these styles, which are important to know if you want to request one of them at your next salon appointment.

What Is Ombre?

“Ombre” comes from the French language and means “two-toned.” Ombre is a dyeing technique that creates a gradient effect on your hair, which is usually a gradual transition from dark to light and extends from roots to ends. This look is popular because it lends the effect the wearer has had a bleaching treatment performed upon their hair and let it fade over time, letting their dark roots gradually overtake the lightened parts. Some stylists only recommend this look for people with naturally dark hair. However, there are many variations for a wide variety of hair colors, even unnatural ones

The most important thing to keep in mind with respect to ombre hair is it is intense, both in look and the amount of maintenance it requires. You will have to spend a considerable amount of time in the salon to keep ombre hair fresh, which may not work for people who are already constantly on the go.

What Is Balayage?

When you color your hair, you need to use hydrating shampoo.

Hydrating shampoo is needed when coloring your hair.

“Balayage” also comes from the French language and means “sweep.” The meaning of the word is quite literal because your stylist will apply this coloring technique to your hair by performing one large sweep over your hair, starting from the roots and pulling down toward your ends. Balayage looks similar to ombre because it’s usually a subtle shift from dark coloring to light. However, balayage is meant to look more natural, as if the sun’s rays have bleached your hair, rather than a hair stylist’s brush.

Stylists recommend you have at least shoulder-length hair for this look to take full effect. Compared to ombre, balayage is more subtle on all accounts. It looks more natural and requires less maintenance. You can let your hair grow out over time, and because there will be lighter streaks farther up your hair, the coloring will still look fairly unchanged.

As stated above, the difference between balayage and ombre is the severity involved. Balayage is more subtle and natural-looking than ombre hair and requires far less upkeep, which is good for busy people. At RemySoft Solutions, we carry an assortment of products to help your hair flourish, whether its colored or kept natural! Try our hydrating shampoo and leave in conditioner to nourish your hair. For further protection, you can rely on our protective hair serum. For more information on how we can help you and your hair, contact us.

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Check Out This Popular 2016 Hair Color

Unsure of what to do with your hair this new year? Are you tired of your current style and looking for a change? With the advent of 2016, stylists are already looking forward to the newest and hottest hair trends and have picked up on the latest phenomenon in the styling world. Whether you’re looking for a brand new style or just want to update your look a little, we’ve gathered the info on the most stylish new trend that is sure to make waves in the new year.

What’s the New Trend?

Celebrity stylists have pulled the newest trend from their clients, who have all requested this one thing: the sun-kissed look. You may have seen it yourself while out on the town—the type of hair that looks like its owner lives in the sunshine and hangs out entirely on the beach. Sun-kissed hair looked naturally bleached and silky, made up of dark roots that fade out into perfectly pallid ends. It’s akin to ombre or dip-dying but much less intense.

What Are the Benefits of This Look?

Luckily for you, sun-kissed coloring is far easier to maintain than the average dye job. The construction of it allows for roots to grow naturally over time and actually adds to the effect because it emphasizes your lightened tips and gives your hair that appealing, natural glow. This look is perfect for those who don’t want to spend a lot of time flipping through magazines at the salon or fretting over booking that last-minute appointment.

Where Did This Look Come From?

To protect your hair, you need hydrating shampoo.

Use hydrating shampoo for the best results.

You can thank a famous celebrity hair stylist for the creation of the sun-kissed style.  The biggest secret to this technique is matching the style and color of a client’s hair to their appearance. Sun-kissed hair has since become immensely popular and is sweeping across the country, not only due to its look, but how great it makes its wearers feel.

Want This Look for Yourself?

If sun-kissed hair sounds like the right style for you, we can help you achieve it with our products. We have a large selection of items to choose from, including our hydrating shampoo and our leave in conditioner. To help protect your hair, whether it’s colored or simply more sensitive than other tresses, we also have a special formula of protective hair serum. For more information on our products and services, feel free to contact us today. We specialize in helping everyone look their best!

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Keep Your Head Warm with These Fabulous Winter Hats!

Winter is here and it’s time to start thinking about how you will keep your head warm and protect your hair from the harsh winter weather conditions. Quality hair care that includes great sulfate free shampoo and protective hair serum ensures your hair stays moisturized and beautiful, despite the dry winter hair. However, you also need to choose a hat that not only protects your head, but creates a fashion statement as well.

A Fitted Beanie for Oval Faces

Protect your hair this winter with quality hair care.

Quality hair care will help protect your hair this winter.

If you have an oval face shape, a classic fitted beanie can often be your best choice. This hat fits tightly over your skull, keeping your hair in place and elongating your face. The good news is these hats are often easy to find because they are more traditional and are available in a vast array of colors and styles. Choose one that complements your coat or find one that expresses your unique sense of style.

A Relaxed Hat for Heart Shaped Faces

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A great sulfate free shampoo is a must this winter.

The heart shaped face can be difficult to complement with a hat because the shape is typically wider on top. This makes a more relaxed fit for your winter hat an absolute must. A slouchy hat versus one that fits tightly to your head can be adjusted to create a unique look that can help soften the angles of your face. These hats also come in a variety of general styles so you can select one that suits your personality and the overall look you want to achieve.

Round Hats for Oblong Faces

Before wearing hats, use a protective hair serum.

Use a protective hair serum before wearing hats.

A long, lean face shape, oblong faces don’t need to be elongated with a fitted beanie and there are no angles to soften. In these situations, choosing a round hat that sits on top of the head can serve as the perfect contrast to a more vertical face shape. Be sure to choose a round hat that extends beyond the edges of your face to accomplish the exact look you want.

Structured Hats for Round Faces

Round faces can be another challenge for winter hats. Again, you don’t want to choose something too fitted to further accent your round face shape. Instead, consider buying a structured hat, such as one that features a brim or otherwise holds its shape well. These hats help give your face definition and come in an array of styles, sizes and colors to work best with your overall sense of fashion.

A winter hat serves a number of benefits. Not only do they keep your head warm, but they also serve as additional protection for your hair. Along with great sulfate free shampoo and protective hair serum, a winter hat can help keep your hair moisturized and looking great throughout the winter months.

If you’re looking for quality hair care products this winter, contact us. We carry a full line of quality products designed with your hair in mind.

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Hottest Hair Trends for Fall ’15

Just like fashion, every new season brings new trends for hair. From shiny hair extensions to the best hair products for remy hair, if you want to look your best, you need to stay on top of the latest styles. Follow these hot fall hair fashion tips to make an on-trend impression.

Headbands Are Back

Use a headband with shiny hair extensions.

Shiny hair extensions look great with a headband.

While headbands and other similar hair accessories fell by the wayside for a while, they are making a comeback this fall. Women are looking for a fashionable way to keep their hair out of the way. Regardless of the style you choose, you will have a no-fuss way to pull your hair back and look chic.

A Messy Chignon

Make messy hair look great with hair products for remy hair.

Hair products for remy hair make even messy hair look great.

The chignon is known for its classy look and its long history as a fancy hair style. In 2015, this look is getting a complete makeover. Instead of being prim and proper, the chignon is taking on a disheveled appearance. You will still pull your hair back severely to the neckline, but instead of smoothing out the style, leave it slightly messy.

Bedhead Not a Don’t

Make sure you're using protective hair serum.

Protective hair serum is a must.

It was once considered unacceptable to simply get out of bed and go. However, this unkempt look has become a fast-growing trend for the fall 2015 season. A straight part down the middle of the head is just the beginning, but you don’t even have to straighten your natural part to create this fun, new look. Simply leave your hair down and don’t fret over every single hair out of place.

Slicked Side Part

You may use hair extensions for a slicked look.

Use hair extensions to replicate this look.

In addition to the center part for the above hair style, a side part is another option for today’s most popular hair trends. However, instead of leaving your hair hanging straight and natural, the perfect combination for the side part is to slick back your hair. Using a touch of mousse or another quality hair product for remy hair will help you achieve this on-trend statement.

Tuck It In

Hair products for remy hair keep your hair healthy.

Always use hair products for remy hair.

Free-flowing hair is often the only alternative to pinning it up in a bun or another similar hair style. As the weather chills, people are pulling out their turtlenecks and other high collared shirts. This has created a new trend of leaving your hair tucked into your shirt, rather than pulling it free. It may feel unfinished at first, but you will quickly realize you aren’t the only one sporting this look (and will stay warmer in the process).

When you use the best hair products for remy hair, such as a protective hair serum, you will find you can do just about anything with your hair. Before you head out this fall, whether for work or play, consider these on-trend styles to ensure you are looking your best. It’s not just your choice of clothing that says something about your style; it’s also about what you do with your hair. So get out there and make a statement!

If you’re looking for the best hair products to keep your hair looking great,contact us. We offer a full line of hair products to give you the look you want.

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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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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

Keep your hair looking great with hair products for remy hair.

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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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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