Preventing Babe Tape-In Slippage by justin trombetti

When Babe Tape-In hair extensions are unsuccessful, it’s usually because of slippage. Slippage is when the hair extension weft slips off of the hair. Sometimes this happens while brushing or styling, sometimes it happens all on it’s own.

Some slippage is completely normal, but any more than 10% is cause for concern. There are a few things that can cause slippage in Tape-In Hair Extensions.

Root conditioning. Conditioning is great for hair extensions, as long as it’s done on the midshaft down. Conditioner can cause the hair extension bonds to break down.

Improper brushing. Tape-In extensions stay in securely as long as they’re installed properly. But even with the best installation, the Tape bonds will come loose if they are constantly pulled and yanked violently. Make sure to use the Hair Extension Brush and hold your hair roots with one hand to support the bonds. With the other hand, brush gently by starting at the ends and working up toward the scalp. Always go in a downward direction to preserve the hair’s natural direction.Hair extensions can take a lot, but constant meddling with the bonds can loosen the bonds over time. Just brush, style, and leave them alone!

Dirt and oil trapped within the bonds. When the Tape-In extensions are first installed, it’s important that the hair is clean and free from any dirt or oils. If these are trapped in the Tape-In weft, the adhesive’s strength will be compromised.

The Easiest Way To Style Your Hair Without A Blow Dryer

Writer Ashley Ross fills us in on her experience breaking up with her blow dryer while attending a yoga retreat. 

Embracing Natural Texture

When I decided to embark on a yoga retreat to the remote Panamanian island of Bocas del Toro, I knew I’d be sacrificing a few things: access to WiFi and air conditioning. Island Plantation, the boutique hotel where I’d be staying, was an eco-resort, meaning it had your basic power sources but relied on natural ventilation and solar-energy to run the place. What I didn’t know I’d be sacrificing during my trip was access to a hair dryer.

The Travel Yogi, the company I’d be traveling with, sent out an itinerary for the trip a couple weeks before we were set to leave, writing that “hair dryers are not allowed for use on property. Bocas is a laid-back island so now’s your chance to go au-natural for your beach week.” It turns out, hair dryers use loads of wattage—up to 1,800 watts, compared to a straightener’s 170 watts—which is why you’ll see fuses blow sometimes from using one too many.

While I understood the rules and appreciated the eco-friendliness of the hotel, I panicked a bit. I have curly hair that desperately needs a diffuser to tame frizz and keep the curls from getting too kinky. No hair dryer, on top of the tropical climate I’d be in, had me pretty concerned at how good my au natural look would be.

Products To Use For Air Dried Hair

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I soon learned that the only way to tackle this problem would be to use the right products. I’ve bounced around between different curly hair products over the years, never quite finding the right ones. But this time, I hit the jackpot. I started by using Extreme shampoo and strengthening conditioner, which is made with an RCT Protein Complex chock full of soy protein, arginine and sepicap that adds structure, helps condition and restore the ends of hair. This was vital for a trip where my hair was taking a beating from lots of sunshine, sweat and saltiness from the sea.

I followed my shampoo and conditioning routine with One United All-In-One Multi-Benefit Treatment, a simple spray I used right after towel-drying my hair that sort of acts like a leave-in conditioner but does much more. The treatment is sulfate and paraben-free, made of coconut oil and keracare, which gave me shine and protection from breakages. Even with all the saltiness in my hair from swimming and sweating on the trip, my hair felt smooth to the touch without feeling like it was being weighed down by a heavy product.

No Blow Dry, No Big Deal!

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Next came the juggernaut: Redken’s No Blow Dry. This super lightweight cream comes in three formulas for fine, medium and coarse hair. I opted for the Airy Cream, since my curls are thinner than they look. I never could have imagined my hair would look so good after just air-drying. But this cream’s quick-dry polymers gave my hair control and movement.

I was worried that this team of products would really only work well in the topical humidity that lent itself to better curls than the dryness of New York City, where I live. But the first day I used it back in Manhattan, my friends complimented me on how great my hair looked. Now, I don’t need to break out my diffuser every time I want to style my hair. I can simply shower and get going. This new routine has truly made me feel like no blow dry is actually no big deal.

To check out more hairstyles created using No Blow Dry, follow @Redken on Instagram!

REDKEN STYLING SESSIONS: 3 EASY PROM &; WEDDING HAIRSTYLES

As the weather gets warmer, your social calendar starts to fill with tons of exciting events, and with prom and wedding season in full swing, you need a chic, easy hairstyle to complete your look!

In this hairstyling video, Redken Artist Kyle Pinneo shares tips and techniques for creating three beautiful hairstyles that are perfect for formal events. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create glamorous curls, an effortless textured bun, and a boho-inspired twisted crown look.

This head-turning set of styles to keep you looking fabulous at all of your Springtime parties! See below for styling steps!

GLAM WAVES

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Step 1: Mist with Iron Shape 11 which will protect the hair from heat

Step 2: Set the hair using a 1 inch curling iron. Holding the iron horizontally, take 1” horizontal sections, wrapping the hair away from the face. Pin at the scalp.

Step 3: Complete this technique all around the head

Step 4: Once the hair is cooled, release the hair and gently brush through to set curls.

Step 5: Finish with Shine Flash 02 for added shine and set with Fashion Work 12 hairspray.

TEXTURED BUN

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Step 1: Start by creating a side part. On the heavier side, take a 2 inch section of hair and set aside.

Step 2: Gather the rest of the hair to the opposite corner at the nape and tie into a ponytail.

Step 3: Gently tease ponytail for added fullness. Form a low bun and pin into place.

Step 4: Gather the front 2 inch section and loosely wrap around the bun. Pin into place.

Step 5: Mist with Triple Take 32 to finish the style.

TWISTED CROWN STYLE

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Step 1: Create a side part. Section out the crown area and clip away.

Step 2: Carve out a section starting from the side part down to the top of the ear. Create two sub sections and lightly tease.

Step 3: Wrap both sections around each other to form a twist. While holding the ends, lightly pull at the twist to create texture. Set with Fashion Work 12 and clip to hold in place.

Step 4: On the opposite side, follow the same twist technique.

Step 5: Secure the two twists together by crossing two bobby pins and forming an X.

Step 6: Let down the crown area and gently brush into place.

Step 7: For added hold, finish style with a mist of Fashion Work 12.

For more hair styling inspiration, tips & tricks, follow @Redken on Instagram!

THE BEST TRAVEL SIZE HAIR PRODUCTS FOR YOUR SUMMER TRIPS

THE BEST TRAVEL SIZE HAIR PRODUCTS FOR YOUR SUMMER TRIPS

Your summer getaway is planned, and your bags are (almost) packed. Before you hit the road, check out this convenient list of travel size hair products (and TSA-approved!) to ensure your style looks good, no matter the destination. Bon voyage!

Best Travel Size Hair Care and Styling Products

BEST HAIR PRODUCTS FOR THE BEACH:

1). Colour Fanatic Instant Deep Conditioning Hair Mask: this protecting and repairing hair treatment both locks in moisture and detangles, and contains a UV filter and AntiFade complex to help keep your color extra vibrant during all those dips in the ocean or hours spent in the sun.

How to use: Use it instead of conditioner when you shower, or apply on damp hair and cover with a plastic shower cap overnight; the heat from your scalp will help the ingredients better penetrate and work more effectively. Rinse out in the morning for soft and smooth hair.

2). Beach Waves Sugar Spray: this natural beach waves spray will give you the same believably tousled hair texture you’d get after a swim in the ocean, but without that dry, crunchy feeling you can get from salt sprays. The sugar cane for hair creates natural, beachy waves without drying your hair out.

How to use: Mist it on damp hair and air dry for easy, tousled waves.

Beach Waves Sugar Spray for beachy, tousled waves in travel size

BEST HAIR PRODUCTS FOR A ROAD TRIP:

1). Hydrate Air Dry Cream: Let’s face it—a blow-dryer is probably going to be tough to come by when you’re driving across the country. In this instance, a good moisturizing air dry cream is a must.

How to use: A small dollop through damp hair, and you’re good to go—who needs hot tools?

Travel Size no blow dry Air Dry Cream2). Style + Protect Refresh & Go Dry Shampoo: Let’s face it—even a shower may be tough to come by, so you most definitely do not want to forget a travel size dry shampoo. This oil-absorbing dry shampoo is perfect for both color-treated and natural hair.

How to use: spray on second-day hair and comb through for instant texture and freshness.

BEST HAIR PRODUCTS FOR A STAYCATION:

1). Girl on The Go Product Set :

The best part of a staycation is undoubtedly staying in a hotel. As a general rule, hotel products tend to be highly fragranced, which means they have a high alcohol content and often tend to contain color-stripping sulfates. Luckily, the convenient Girl on The Go Product Set not only contains travel size sulfate-free Hydrate Shampoo Hydrate Conditioner , but also a travel size travel size Colour Fanatic Treatment Spray . These travel size hair products will help product your hair color on the go!

How to use: For best results and maximum color care, use Hydrate® Shampoo and Conditioner together. Before you style your hair, spray Colour Fanatic Multi-Benefit Leave-In Treatment onto damp hair to reap the priming, protecting and perfecting benefits.

To see more hair care and styling tips, follow @pureologyus on Instagram!

CURLY HAIRSTYLES TUTORIAL: HALF TOP KNOT FOR LONG CURLY HAIR FEATURING INDIA BATSON

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Long curly hair, don’t care? Try this effortlessly cool, laid back look. In this how to video hair tutorial, beauty vlogger India Batson shows you how to create a frizz free half top knot updo. Using Redken Curvaceous hair products, India Batson, gives you the step by step tips and tricks to creating the perfect hairstyle.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PURPLE SHAMPOO FOR BLONDE HAIR

All blondes know that finding that perfect blonde shade takes time, money, and a commitment to keeping the color as fresh as when you left the salon. That’s where the beauty of purple shampoo comes in.

Purple shampoo is an absolute necessity for blondes to use in between hair coloring sessions as it easily helps keeps your blonde beautiful.

WHAT IS PURPLE SHAMPOO?

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Purple shampoo is just that—a shampoo with purple pigments that helps to keep undertones at bay. Think of it as your at-home toner that helps to beat brass.

The concept of purple shampoo might sound a little crazy to the blonde newbies, but ask any tried and true blonde and they’ll tell you it’s a must-have for keeping hair looking strong and bright.

WHY IS PURPLE SHAMPOO NECESSARY FOR BLONDE HAIR?

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Those of us with blonde hair need purple shampoo because of how the hair is lightened in the first place. According to Redken Artist Adina Doss “When I lift a client’s hair (colorist speak for lightening), there is an undertone that comes up, which I like to call ‘raw blonde.’ To get my clients to a richer, more quality blonde, I add a color treatment called a toner, specifically Redken’s Shades EQ, to eliminate any undesired undertones, whether that color is yellow or yellow-orange or even a reddish undertone.”

Those undertones can come out when the colorist applies a toner, but you may find they start to appear between color services as the toner fades. Insert the need for a purple shampoo to adjust tone at home!

Redken Artist Jaclyn Harwood says that these undertones can also be caused by things like sun, hard water or heat styling. For this reason, purple shampoo is not just for color-treated blondes. Natural blondes need it, too, Harwood says. In fact, those who’ve been jumping on the unicorn hair trend of purples and blue in their hair can also benefit from purple shampoo to help keep violet hues from fading.

Salon Tip: When a colorist lightens your hair, he or she should always use a toner as a step in the coloring process. Doss says this is a non-negotiable—so don’t be afraid to ask for it during your next service!

BUT, WHY IS PURPLE SHAMPOO PURPLE?

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“If you think of a color wheel, as basic as it sounds, whatever color you want to cancel out is directly across from it,” Doss says. “Directly across from yellow is purple. So, the purple helps eliminate the unwanted yellow colors from the hair.”

“It’s almost like a way to brighten the color to a cooler tone,” Harwood says. “So, if the hair has a little bit of a yellow tone, a pigmented purple shampoo is going to neutralize that warmth.”

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE PURPLE SHAMPOO?

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Keep in mind that purple shampoo does not replace your regular shampoo and should only be used once or twice a week. Doss warns that there is such a thing as too much purple.

“When you eliminate too much yellow, it visually ends up darker and a lot of people don’t want it to look darker,” she says. “So if you wash your hair twice a week, use the purple shampoo only once a week to keep the hair bright but not yellow.”

Harwood also adds that purple shampoo can be mixed with regular shampoo to add some of the violet pigment into a regular hair cleansing routine without any risk of going overboard.

Redken’s Color Extend Blondage, available in May 2018, is formulated with a Triple Acid Protein complex—amino, citric and maleic acids and wheat protein—that neutralizes unwanted undertones and helps strengthen hair’s cuticles while battling brass and keeping blondes bright

Hot Tip: Aren’t sure which products best fit your regular haircare routine? Use the Hair Diagnostic Tool to find out!

For more blonde haircolor inspiration and tips on how to maintain your haircolor between salon visits, follow @Redken on Instagram!

How to Use Dry Shampoos by the Redken Pros

Have you always wondered how to use dry shampoo without getting all the buildup?

Whether your roots start to get shiny after a couple days (or what feels like hours!) without a shampoo, everybody’s hair eventually gets greasy. Enter dry shampoo, a miracle product that saves time and adds style. But what is dry shampoo? Redken Artist Brittany VanDyke says, “it’s simply powders in aerosol form that can absorb greasiness and give you texture.”

WHO SHOULD USE DRY SHAMPOO?

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Sales of dry shampoo skyrocketed around 2011, but it’s actually been around since the Victorian era. Rumor has it, Marie Antoinette used perfume-laced powder in her hair to get her signature bouffant-styled up do.

Not everyone needs dry shampoo, but everyone can benefit from using it. If you’re looking to prolong the time in between shampoos, it’s definitely for you. It can also be used as a styling tool.

“Dry shampoo eliminates odor and oil, but it also helps to add body to the hair so even if it’s not oily, you can still use dry shampoo on day two or three or four of not shampooing just to revitalize the hair,” says Redken Artist Adina Doss.

HOW DO I USE DRY SHAMPOO?

Doss also mentions that often people don’t use dry shampoo correctly either.

“It’s so misused it’s not even funny,” she says. “People don’t use enough of it they kind of spray it around hitting only their part line that people see the most, but one of the keys to using it is that you take small sections and spraying each section to full saturation.”

Using Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo or Pillow Proof Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair, which is tinted, make small vertical parts in hair and spray the shampoo on each section, Doss advises.

Hold the dry shampoo at least six-inches from hair, about the length of the can, so the product isn’t concentrating on one spot. For more texture, blast hair with a blow dryer to move the dry shampoo around scalp, then add styling products over the dry shampoo to give hair a revamp.

The fresh scent will make hair feel freshly washed, and the matte finish will give it a nice refresh.

WHEN SHOULD I USE DRY SHAMPOO?

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Dry shampoo can also be used proactively as well. Spritz your roots with some dry shampoo before going to bed to get ahead of any grease.

“Stop the grease before it starts,” says VanDyke. Put on dry shampoo the night after a fresh blow dry or flat iron. If I put it in at night and sleep in it, my hair absorbs the dry shampoo better.”

CAN I USE DRY SHAMPOO FOR VOLUME AND STYLING?

Absolutely! Dry shampoo can also add dimension to hair. VanDyke uses the Pillow Proof Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair when styling up-dos and creating braids to darken the sides of the scalp that are often more visible in these styles.

“Spray it on really lightly and it kind of fills in those gaps and gives you a thicker appearance,” she says.

HOW MUCH DRY SHAMPOO IS TOO MUCH DRY SHAMPOO?

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Make no mistake, dry shampoo can definitely be overused. It’s easy to get spray happy, especially when you’re feeling greasier than normal. While, Pillow Proof is not going to weigh hair down, it will build up after multiple uses throughout the week, in which case adding a cleansing cream is important.

“Try the Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo once a week to clear everything off your hair and your scalp,” VanDyke says.

All in all, dry shampoo is an absolute must-have for anyone who needs a few extra minutes in the morning (so…pretty much everyone). Share your second (or third!) day hair with us by tagging @Redken in your next Instagram post!

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