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How to Achieve the Perfect Curls With a Straightener

People with straight hair likely have a straightener in their collection of hair tools. However, a curling iron is not something everyone owns. If you have straight hair and want to incorporate curls or waves occasionally, you don’t have to invest in a curling iron. You can achieve similar or better results with your straightener. By following some quality hair care techniques, curling your hair with a straightener is simple and quick to do. Here’s how to create effortless curls with your straightener.

Opt For Lower Heat On Your Straightener

The first thing to do is use the lowest heat setting on your straightener, especially if you use hair extensions. If the temperature is too hot, you could damage the strands and be fighting an uphill battle when it’s time to style it. Always use sulfate free shampoo when you wash as well to maximize the strength of your hair strands. Doing these two things will set you up for success and allow you to focus on your styling techniques to pull off the perfect look.

quality hair careFocus on Your Technique

Your quality hair care technique is the most important thing to focus on when curling your hair with a straightener. The secret is to work on small sections of about one inch at a time. Grab the small section at the roots with your straightener and rotate it as you slide it down the hair. Be sure to use steady movements as much as you can so all of the hair gets the same amount of attention. Your wrist movement is key to how tight or loose the curls are that you create, so experiment with different techniques to achieve the type of curls or waves you desire.

Use Your Fingers To Maximize The Curls

Once you’re done with the straightener, opt for running your fingers through the hair rather than using a brush. If you don’t want to use your fingers, then a wide-tooth comb can have a similar impact. The idea is to loosen up the curls slightly to create more bounce and allow them to set in place after the heat of the straightener. The same is true even if you use hair extensions as well.

RemySoft always has different quality hair care tips and tricks to help you achieve the hairstyles you desire. While hair extensions are always a popular choice when you’re looking to alter your hairstyle, many times tweaking your styling techniques slightly can have a similar impact. We believe simple methods typically lead to the best-looking hairstyles, so contact us today for more ideas, tips or inspiration.

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Short, Curly Hairstyles You Don’t Want to Miss

People with short and curly hair either love it or hate it. No matter how much you try to straighten your hair, there will always be some curl to it, so sometimes it’s best to just embrace your locks and make the most of them. You may think your hairstyle options are limited, but with the right hair products for Remy hair and a little inspiration, you can create hairstyles that are suitable for the red carpet. Here are a few of our favorite short and curly hairstyles for you to try.

The Blunt Bob

The blunt bob is a popular hairstyle for people with straight hair, but it doesn’t mean curly-haired people can’t pull it off too. The ideal length for this hairstyle is above the shoulders, right around the chin. And if you want to take it to the next level, grow out some bangs to go with it. Framing your face is the most challenging part of this hairstyle, but there are plenty of hair products for Remy hair to help you get every strand in the perfect position.

Curls With Highlights

There may not be a more unique hairstyle for short curly-haired people than having curls with highlights. If you have dark brown hair, consider going with blonde or caramel highlights. If you have lighter-colored hair, you could opt for darker highlights. The idea behind this hairstyle is to keep your natural hair color intact and have your hairstylist highlight just the right amount of curls to add some style. 

Chopped and Feathered

The chopped and feathered hairstyle is great if you want to wear your curls a little looser than normal. Start with using hydrating shampoo and leave-in conditioner so your hair is simple to work with. The perfect length for this hairstyle is between the chin and the shoulders. You can even incorporate some bangs to help frame your face and highlight your best features.

leave-in conditionerTightly Coiled Rings

Maybe one of the most traditional hairstyles for people with short and curly hair is coiling the curls as tightly as possible. Before doing this, be sure to use hydrating shampoo for several weeks beforehand to ensure you don’t damage your hair when styling it. Your hair can be as long or as short as you’d like for this hairstyle, with the main idea being coiling the strands as tightly as possible.

At RemySoft, we believe creativity is an important element of every hairstyle. Just because you have curly hair that may not be the easiest to work with doesn’t mean you are limited to just one or two hairstyles. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of changing your hair products for Remy hair, while other times you may need to use an alternate styling technique. Regardless, feel free to contact us at any time when you need some inspiration.

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What You Need to Know About Halo Hair Extensions

We all know hair extensions can make a good hairstyle look even better. Most of the time when people think of hair extensions, they think of the popular clip-in wefts that are easy to install and remove. Halo extensions are a little different, as they include a clear wire to secure on your head and they wrap around the head. They are usually applied in a matter of minutes and give you instant volume. But before you rush out to grab some halo hair extensions, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to ensure they’re right for you.

quality hair carePerfect For People With Long Hair Already

The one downfall of halo hair extensions is they are suitable mainly for people who already have long hair. No matter how detailed your quality hair care routine is, you’ll likely struggle to get the halo extensions to blend into your hair if it’s short. These are ideal for people with mid-length to long hair since they are very easy to blend in with your natural hair and add the perfect amount of volume.

They Are Easy to Apply and Maintain Their Hold

Halo hair extensions use a wire that rests on your head, but also has a couple of clips for additional security. Once you use halo extensions a couple of times, it’s not out of the question for you to be able to apply them in less than a minute. Simply brush your hair like normal, section it off at the crown and apply the halo where you parted it. It should feel similar to a headband that sits right above the ears. At this point, you can clip them in for added security, incorporate your favorite hair products for Remy hair and brush it out to create your desired hairstyle for the day.

Halo Extensions Are Low Maintenance

Just like traditional hair extensions, halo extensions are mostly low maintenance. The main difference you have to worry about is not snagging or cutting the nylon wire when you’re washing them or applying them. Otherwise, simply wash them periodically without overwashing them, use the appropriate hair products for Remy hair and store them in a cool, dry and dark place to extend the life of them.

RemySoft loves it when people get creative with their hair. Halo hair extensions are simple and are mainly designed for adding volume, which can take your hairstyle to the next level. Add in some of the best hair products for Remy hair and you’ll be well on your way to creating voluminous hairstyles for even the most elegant occasions. To learn more about halo hair extensions or to get tips and advice on hairstyles to use with them, feel free to contact us at any time.

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Make Your Hair the Focal Point on Your Halloween Costume

Many Halloween costumes don’t cover up the head, which means you have to find something to do with your hair. This year, instead of making your hair just a part of your costume, make it the focal point. You have an abundance of options to get creative with, especially if you add in some hair extensions to give you more length to work with. Whether it’s simply tying your hair up in a bun and making it look like a pumpkin, creating some Medusa-inspired curls or even creating a full lion’s mane, you have the chance to truly showcase your hair this Halloween. Here are some ideas for making your hair the focal point of your costume.

Colorful Unicorns and Mermaids

Mythical creatures like unicorns and mermaids are popular Halloween costumes. Instead of buying a costume of one of them, create your own and start with your hair. With a little bit of pastel hair paint, some waves, curls and braids, you’ll create a magical hairstyle that won’t cause any damage to your hair. Using hair extensions is ideal for this costume so you have more length and volume to work with. You’ll be sure to impress at any Halloween party.

Pumpkin Buns

The pumpkin bun will be a trendy Halloween costume this year. If you have straight hair, simply pull your hair up into a tight bun on the top of your head. Paint it orange and add some fake leaves and you’ll be in the Halloween spirit in a matter of minutes. The best Halloween hairstyles are the ones you won’t have to alter your quality hair care routine much for, and this is one of them.

Medusa-Inspired Curls

If you’re feeling really creative this Halloween, you can try your hand at a full Medusa-inspired costume. Clip in hair extensions to maximize volume and create voluminous curls that can’t be achieved without them. When you curl your hair, it’s always a good idea to use leave in conditioner beforehand just for added strength and to give it more hold. Incorporate accessories like gold-painted snakes, flowers and other gold accessories to complete your Medusa look.

leave in conditionerCurly Lion’s Mane

For people with naturally curly hair, the easy choice for Halloween costumes is a lion’s mane. This looks best if you have tightly-wound curls, but even loose curls would get the job done. Focus on your quality hair care routine to maximize the volume of your hair as much as possible to get the full effect. Then all you need to add are lion ears and face paint and you’ll be ready to go.

RemySoft loves Halloween, especially when we see all the creative ideas people come up with regarding their hair. While it’s fun to get creative with your hair, be sure to keep your quality hair care tricks in mind so you don’t cause more harm than good. Most of the time wearing your hair different for a special occasion like this won’t hurt anything, but feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns.

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How to Dodge Your Next Bad Haircut

A bad haircut impacts people in different ways. You may be frustrated for the entire time until your hair grows back or you could simply make the most of it and choose to accept it. However, depending on the time of year and what events you may have upcoming, you sometimes can’t afford to have a bad haircut. You work hard establishing a quality hair care routine to always have great-looking hair, so having your efforts ruined at the salon isn’t ideal. Here are some basic tips to help ensure you won’t leave the salon with a bad haircut again.

quality hair careView Recommendations For Hairstylists

It’s always a good idea to look up reviews and recommendations for hairstylists before making an appointment. Especially look at the stylist’s specialties if you’re wanting a specific haircut. When you find one that looks good on paper, feel free to give them a call as well and explain exactly what you want to accomplish with your hair. They may provide you with recommendations to do beforehand to ensure they can achieve your vision, such as coming in with dry hair, slightly damp hair, washed hair or second-day hair.

Come In With Ideas and Visuals

If you make your stylist guess at what type of haircut you want, then there’s a good chance it’s not going to live up to your expectations. Have a clear idea of what you want and provide your stylist with a visual of the type of haircut you want. Sometimes what you say could be interpreted differently than what you actually mean, so having a visual ensures you and your stylist are on the same page and can discuss different ideas at that time.

Communicate Clearly With Your Stylist

There’s never any harm in providing feedback to your stylist, even when they are in the middle of giving you a haircut. In fact, most stylists appreciate this type of feedback since their ultimate goal is achieving the hairstyle you want. As long as you’re polite and honest with them, speak up and ask if there’s anything they can do to change it. Most of the time they will be more than happy to fix it without charging you anything extra.

Ask For Styling Tips For Your New Cut

Depending on the haircut you get, you may have to change up your quality hair care routine to maintain your great new look. Ask your stylist for some tips on how to keep your hair looking fresh for as long as possible. One tip you’ll probably receive is investing in sulfate free shampoo if you don’t already have some. Take the tips you receive seriously and you’ll enjoy great-looking hair for much longer than normal.

At RemySoft, we believe the best haircuts can be maximized when you follow a great quality hair care routine. Many stylists say dry hair is difficult to work with since it’s brittle and doesn’t style well. Sometimes it’s as simple as switching your shampoo to a sulfate free shampoo, but feel free to reach out to us at any time if you have any concerns or questions specifically about your hair.

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Hair Tricks for Even the Laziest of Mornings

Everyone deserves to have a lazy morning every once in a while. However, many times we have our laziest mornings on days when we still have to look presentable. Having a collection of quality hair care products to help you pull off various hairstyles will have you prepared for any situation. Whether you’re short on time, like to plan ahead or simply wake up not feeling like styling your hair, here are some tricks to help you get out the door looking presentable.

Pre-Curl Your Extensions

When you know you’ll be short on time the next morning, consider pre-curling your shiny hair extensions. Once you curl them exactly how you want them to be, hang them in their original carrier and you’ll wake up the next morning to perfectly styled hair. The great thing about shiny hair extensions is they will often hold their curls or waves for a few days, so spending a few minutes curling them could give you a couple of days worth of great-looking hairstyles.

quality hair careTry A Messy Bun

Whether you’re a fan of the high bun or the low bun, the messy bun should always be an option when you’re short on time. A messy half-up hairstyle is quick and easy to do if you like a high bun. A low bun looks great when you leave some face-framing strands down the sides of your face. These styles look best on second- or third-day hair after using your great sulfate free shampoo. Giving the natural oils a chance to come out will provide some natural texture and help the hair stay in place better.

Double Your Ponytail

Have you ever wondered how some people have such voluminous ponytails? Chances are they didn’t do anything special except for creating two ponytails and combine them. You may need to incorporate shiny hair extensions if you don’t have enough hair to pull it off, though. It only takes a few extra seconds to make a second ponytail, but the results make it look like you spent hours on your hair.

Apply Dry Shampoo Before Bed

We always recommend using a great sulfate free shampoo when it’s time to wash your hair. However, life sometimes gets in the way and time becomes short. On those occasions, dry shampoo can save a significant amount of time. Simply apply some on your hair before you go to bed and let it go to work absorbing the excess oils while you’re sleeping. Then you’ll wake up with hair that acts like it was washed the night before.

RemySoft is a big believer in having plenty of lazy day hairstyles in your collection. It’s hard to maintain a strict quality hair care routine every day with the busy lives we have, but your hairstyles don’t have to suffer because of it. For more tips and tricks like these, and to learn about what products can enhance your hair, contact us at any time to speak with a hair expert.

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3 Halloween Costumes for Curly Hair

quality hair careDo you love your curly hair and want to showcase it this Halloween? There are plenty of inspirational Halloween costumes that incorporate curly hair, whether you want to go all out or keep your costume simple. We tend to think it’s best to keep the overall costume on the simple side just so you don’t overdo it and not to highlight your curly locks as much. Your quality hair care routine and the hydrating shampoo you use are vital in how healthy and strong your curls are and will help make your Halloween costume an easier choice this year as a result. Here are a few ideas we have to emphasize your curls this Halloween.

Hair Flower Garden

You can transform your hairdo into an entire flower garden if you have thick, luscious curls. Your hair products for Remy hair should maximize the volume of your curls and make them easy to work with for this costume. All you need are fake sunflowers or any type of flowers you like. Tie a small rubber band around the base of the flower and slide bobby pins through it. Then all that’s left is to stick them in your hair. Get as creative as you would like with your hair flower garden and people will be attracted to your beautiful curls as much as they are the colorful flowers.

Flintstones Inspired Costume

The Flintstones didn’t have as many hair products for Remy hair as we have today, but you can let the world know what they would have looked like if they did. Find a costume that resembles Fred Flintstone, Wilma or Pebbles and add in a dinosaur bone or two. The characters in the Flintstones had straight hair, but you’ll quickly see how much better they would have looked when you put on their costume with your curly hair. This is a simple and fun costume that highlights your quality hair care routine with your curls.

Hair Galaxy

Transform your hair into something that’s out of this world. Think about the stars, sun, moon, rocket ships and more throughout your hair. This costume takes a little DIY expertise and some time and patience, but the result is well worth it in the end. Get a few styrofoam balls, crafting paint, pipe cleaners and other supplies to create the galaxy for your hair. And if you want to take this costume idea to the next level, find some small LED lights to weave throughout your curls so you’ll be seen wherever you go on Halloween.

RemySoft loves seeing all the creativity people use with their Halloween costumes, especially when they incorporate their hair. Many times the quality hair care routine plays an important role in whether they can pull off the costume or not. We are always impressed when people not only embrace their curly hair, but also choose to showcase it. If you’re looking for more hair inspiration this Halloween, reach out to us and we would be happy to discuss some ideas with you.

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4 Tips for Men with Curly Hair

Sometimes it’s best to just embrace your curly hair, even if you’re not the biggest fan of it. And even if you do love your curls, the right quality hair care routine can take your hairstyles to the next level. Men with curly hair know all about the challenges of keeping their hair tamed down and looking presentable daily. The proper hair products for Remy hair have to be used and you may even have to wake up a little earlier than other people to ensure your hair looks great. These tips can help you save time and still have great-looking curls.

quality hair careStart With A Great Haircut

The basis of any great curly hairstyle is the haircut you get. Find an experienced hairstylist you trust and tell them exactly what you want to accomplish with your curls. For example, if you want voluminous curls, the hairstylist may suggest layers. And if your curls are wound tightly, then a shorter cut may be the way to go. Being honest and open with your stylist can give you a fresh start to your quality hair care routine every morning.

Skip A Hair Wash or Two

You should always be using sulfate free shampoo and conditioner to keep your curls healthy and strong. However, even the best sulfate free shampoo and conditioner may dry out your curls if you wash your hair every day. Consider skipping a hair wash or two to retain some of the natural oils produced by the hair. This will help tame down some of the inevitable frizziness you experience after getting out of the shower or when you wake up in the morning.

Use Light Styling Products

Gels, wax and other similar products can be too heavy for your curls and make them look flat. Instead, try light styling hair products for Remy hair, like creams and leave-in conditioner. These products will give your curls the hold they need to look great throughout the day without weighing them down or making them look greasy in the process.

Invest In A Good Wide-Tooth Comb

Your curls will get tangled up occasionally, so the method you use to untangle them is essential in how they look. A good wide-tooth comb is a tool to have wherever you go. It’s flexible and gentle enough to not damage your hair strands while getting out your tangles. Keep one in your bathroom at home and even in a travel pack in your vehicle so you’ll be able to maintain your hair anywhere throughout the day.

RemySoft loves working with guys who have curly hair. There are so many different styling options to choose from, and they are simple to accomplish with the perfect quality hair care routine. We understand the daily challenges of maintaining curly hair, but we are always available to provide expert tips and products to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time for some ideas or inspiration on how to manage your curly hair.

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4 Hair Care Tips from Around the World

It’s fun to change up your hairstyle for many reasons. You may get bored wearing the same look every day or you may just feel the need to constantly change your hairstyle to keep it fresh. Regardless of your source of inspiration, you could eventually run out of ideas at some point. If you haven’t already, take a look at some of the quality hair care routines other countries around the world use. Some of them may not be for you, but you never know unless you try. Here are four interesting hair tips people from other countries use.

quality hair careAvocados Strengthen Hair Strands

You may have used an avocado mask to moisturize your skin before, but some properties in avocados can strengthen your hair as well. Many women in Colombia mix up an avocado with a couple of egg whites, rub the mixture in their hair and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Not only do the natural ingredients in the mixture strengthen your strands and boost hair growth, but it also gives it a smoother appearance and keeps frizziness under control. No more dry hair when you use avocados in your hair.

Natural Hair Dye

If you like to experiment with the color of your hair, but don’t want to use harsh chemicals to color it, you can get some inspiration from India. Many women in India use natural hair dye to keep hair healthy and still change the appearance of it. A combination of tea leaves, coffee grounds and henna is a commonly used mixture that gives the hair a dark brown look without damaging it. Combine these natural ingredients with a great sulfate free shampoo and you’ll enjoy great-looking and healthy hair.

Style Naturally Like The French Do

French hairdos are often envied and they sometimes look like they took hours to accomplish. The truth is one of the keys to a French hairstyle is being as effortless as possible. Minimize the use of heat tools, air dry your hair instead of blow-drying and use your fingers to style instead of a curling wand or other products. French women don’t have many quality hair care products in their collection since they want to keep it simple and style naturally. Overusing hair products is common, so try to eliminate some of yours and go for a more natural look.

Make Your Hair Shiny With A Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean diet is good for more than just eating healthy. This type of diet focuses on fish, whole grains, nuts, hydrating oils, olives and other similar items. Not only will you feel healthy when sticking to a Mediterranean diet, but you’ll also be promoting shinier and healthier hair as well. No wonder why people in Greece always have great-looking hair.

RemySoft loves getting inspiration from around the world. It’s easy to get stuck in our own quality hair care routine because of the busy lives we have. Sometimes it’s worth getting creative and finding different things to do with your hairstyle. You never know what part of the world your inspiration will come from. Feel free to contact us at any time to get some ideas on hairstyles that could work for you.

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The Hairstyles at the Emmy Awards Didn’t Disappoint

The celebrities at the 2019 Emmy Awards were expected to make a statement with a variety of bold hairstyles, and they didn’t disappoint. Some celebrities chose to keep their hairstyle plain and simple, while others took big risks and were rewarded with amazing hairstyles. It’s neat to hear about the quality hair care routine of some of the celebrities and how they were able to pull off such great-looking hairstyles. We are often surprised at how simple their quality hair care routine is, but it gives the average person inspiration to pull off a great look of their own. Here are four hairstyles from the Emmy Awards that impressed us the most.

Angela Bassett’s Voluminous Curls

Angela Bassett’s voluminous curls were worth an award on their own. The amount of volume in her hair was incredibly impressive, and pulling the curls into a half-back position gave it an element of style that’s hard to accomplish. This is one of those hairstyles that is much easier to pull off if you have naturally curly hair, but it’s possible to attempt with the right quality hair care routine and incorporating some hair extensions.

Zendaya’s Long and Soft Waves

There was never a single hair out of place with Zendaya’s soft waves and lengthy hairstyle. The reddish-bronze color was bold, but it worked out perfectly with the hairstyle and wardrobe combination. As glamorous as her hairstyle was, most people can pull it off when they use a quality sulfate free shampoo and hair extensions. Attention to detail and ensuring every strand of hair was in place made this one of the best hairstyles at the Emmys.

Mandy Moore’s Loose Curls

Mandy Moore went with a loose curly hairstyle that had just the right amount of volume. She didn’t use hair extensions to add length, but it appears she may have used them to increase the volume in her hairstyle slightly. The secret to her perfect loose curls was washing with sulfate free shampoo the night before, but not on the day of the event. The day-old hair held the hairstyle in place perfectly.

Emilia Clarke’s Sleek Middle Part

The sleek middle part doesn’t work for everyone, but it absolutely does for Emilia Clarke. Her long hair was perfectly parted in the center of her head and flowed smoothly down her back. The secret to having such slick hair includes always using a sulfate free shampoo to protect the strands and using quality hair care products that won’t damage the hair.

RemySoft looks forward to the Emmy Awards every year because there’s always a new inspiration to gain from them. Even a straightforward and simple hairstyle never ceases to amaze us because it’s clear the celebrities prioritize their hair in many ways. If you got any inspiration from a hairstyle you saw at the Emmy Awards and aren’t sure if you can pull it off at home, contact us at any time and we will discuss the possibilities.

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