The Amazing Perks of Natural Hair Extensions

If you want a stylish, fresh, and totally easy way to ensure that your look is always changing and evolving, than having clip in hair extensions on hand is definitely right for you. Whether you are a short-haired gal who would like to be able to easily add some length or a long-haired girl who wants to enhance her hair’s volume and body, clip extensions are the easiest way to spruce up your look. While natural hair extenders used to be a luxury of only rich socialites, these days clip in human hair extensions are totally affordable to even the not-so rich and famous. 100% real hair-extensions can easily be purchased in a variety of styles, colors, lengths and textures, ensuring that every woman can make them a part of her beauty routine. Here are some of the perks of investing in hair extensions.

Hair Health

Believe it or not, having clip in extensions on hand can help to preserve the health and vitality of your natural hair. How, you ask? It’s simple, really. You can use hair extensions for styles where you may have otherwise teased or used harsh heat styling on your natural hair. For example, instead of teasing at the crown to achieve extra body, you can use an extension placed strategically under your natural hair to create body and volume without damaging your natural hair.

Glamor in a Flash

If you only have an hour or so to get ready for an event where you need to look your best, having extensions on hand can be a lifesaver. Sleek high ponytails or voluminous, regal up-dos can be achieved with lightening fast speed when you are using a fabulous clip in extension instead of your real hair. For example, no matter what your hair’s natural texture, you can easily pull your natural hair into a quick high bun, and secure a clip in ponytail to create a sleek and red carpet ready look.

Stylish Variety

Simply put, one of the best perks of having a variety of natural hair extender in your beauty arsenal is the amazingly wide array of style choices. Having hair extensions on hand allows you to mix up your look from day to day, without having to commit to any long-term cuts or styles. If you want to go long and luscious one day and short and sassy the next, the choice is completely yours, without any permanent commitments.

Managing Your Wavy “S” Hair

Wavy hair falls between the category of straight hair and curly hair. An anomaly, wavy hair tends to be coarse and has a definite “S” pattern to it. A wave forms from the base and throughout the hair in the shape of the letter “S”. This “S” type hair curves while laying flat against the scalp and does not stand up away from the head in the manner that curly hair does. Actress Jennifer Aniston and supermodel Yasmeen Ghauri all are proud owners of the “S” pattern wavy hair type.

Wavy and curly hair types are often confused with one another because certain individuals get to manage their curly hair to lay flat and look wavy. Do not take this out of context though. To make curly hair appear as if it was wavy takes a lot of time, money, and energy. Usually this takes at least a couple hours conversing back and forth with your hair stylist. The reason why this transformation requires a lot of work and efforts is because the distinguishing characteristic of wavy hair is that it sits close to the scalp. Even if you cut it into layers, the hair will not bounce up.

Getting that “to die for” red carpet hair style is not as difficult, or as expensive, as you might think:

Average Time
About half an hour to an hour depending on thickness and length of hair

What you need:

– Straightening Spray (for thick, course hair)

– Volumizing spray

– Ponytail Holder

– Bobby pins

– Hairspray

– Hair dryer

– 1-inch barrel curling iron

– Saltwater spray

– Shine serum


1) Wash your hair thoroughly and then spray the roots with volumizing spray.

2) Its a good idea to spread straightening spray throughout your hair if it’s very course and curly.

3) At this point, your hair MUST be completely dry. Now blow dry your hair straight. Starting at the root of the hair will give you more volume. Also, blowing cold air into the roots adds even more volume because cold air locks in the style.

4) Separate your hair into three sections and securely fasten them with your ponytail.

5) Use the 1 inch barrel curling iron to curl your hair. Starting with one section at a time, take 1 inch portion of your hair and wrap it around the barrel of the curling iron. Remember, this IS NOT traditional curling. DO NOT clip the hair into the barrel and curl it all the way to the root. And when curling, be sure to leave the ends of your hair a bit loose.
After about 5-10 seconds, remove the curl. Hold it longer if you want a tighter curl. Now you should have a corkscrew curl.

6) Roll and pin the curl to your scalp.

7) Alternate the direction of the curls as you move through the section. This means wrap hair under once, then over the next time. Following this method will present much more natural curls.

8) Once your curls, that you have pinned down, are cooled you can remove them.

9) Gently loosen waves with the blow dryer. You can also separate waves with your fingers but make sure you don’t brush them

10) Looking good!! We are almost done. You can use hair serum or saltwater to add shine to your waves.

11) Now all you have to do is spritz the waves with hairspray. But DON’T over kill it or else the waves will look hard and crunchy!!

Tips It’s been recommended by most hair stylists to moisturize your hair at least once a day so you can replace all the moisture lost from within the hair strand. Best method to moisturize is to use a leave in conditioner that targets the hair strand and the root as well.

Fancy Colored Diamond Engagement Rings

Historically, a groom wishing to present his bride the diamond of her dreams, mainly concentrated on the size of the stone. In some instances, he may have had some diamond education and learn about cuts and clarity. However, more frequent than not, the diamonds being purchased were colorless white ones.

As more non-traditional couples are now selecting rings together, new trends are emerging. Couples are moving away from conventional settings, cuts and even colors. The freedom of creating their own personal diamond allows even greater possibilities of individuality.

Trends are emerging that with brides being able to provide input regarding their diamond engagement ring, they are selecting non-traditional, fancy colored diamonds more frequently. Unfortunately, the cost for these colored diamonds can rival their beauty. However, a scientific process that has been around since the fifties can provide a couple the colored diamond of their dreams for a more affordable price.

Using this methodology, not only can scientists create genuine diamonds up to two carats in size in a laboratory setting, but they can also alter the chemical composition to be able to create gems in almost any color – blue, red, cognac, yellow-green and even white.

Another interesting component of the technology is that scientists can use a personal carbon source, such as hair, in the growth process of the diamond. In nature when a diamond is created, the carbon is pulled from the earth. But, these clever scientists have found a way to really personalize these man made diamonds even further. Brides and grooms go off and get a hair cut and then send in the clippings to use in the high heat, high pressure process.

In seventy days or less, not only will these fancy colored diamonds be a symbol of a couples unique style because they will be customized according to their exact wishes of color, cut and size. But, the diamond that they will have created for them will forever contain their personal essence as well.

Who says scientists aren’t romantic?