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Hair Extension Concepts for Women

Hair extensions are artificial hairs made with fiber or with actual human hair that are “integrated” on the hair itself. Use of real human hair is the most preferred method as it blends in quite naturally and is seemingly unnoticeable. Hair extensions are the most preferred method of hair alternation that can be achieved through a fairly easy method of application. It is more preferred nowadays by most people who want to change the way their hair looks and it can fairly last for a long period of time without even falling off unlike that of toupees and wigs.

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Techniques for hair extensions:


Clip-in or Clip On Hair Extensions

One of the most effortless method in hair extension techniques is called Clip-on hair extensions without any use of scalp glue to securely fasten it to your head. It is the least permanent method of hair extensions that can be easily removed if necessary. These sort of hair extensions utilize the use of small strips of hair in various lengths, usually measuring in 2 inches to 8 inches in length. The procedure starts at the back of the head, particularly the nape area, in which hair is combed and partitioned neatly. Each group of hair strands are clipped into place as close to the scalp as possible, allowing a secure grip in order to stay firmly attached. The portions of each segment of hair area on the head is uniformly back swept to allow a conformed positioning in order to achieve a proper look. These clip-ons can be worn the whole day as casual as the user wants to, provided that no excessive combing should be done in order to maintain a natural look on the extensions. It is however, prescribed not to go to bed and sleep with clip on extensions since they can easily be dislodged from their clippings.

Bonding and Sealing Extensions

Another method of hair extensions uses adhesives in order to securely bond hair into place, it is called bonding and sealing extensions. Glue or adhesive is applied to a portion of the extensions and then onto a person’s natural hair. It utilizes specially formulated  adhesives to prevent any probable damage to a person’s natural hair. The bonded hair sticks firmly into place without much inconvenience and can only be removed by those who had put it there in the first place. This sort of hair extensions usually lasts between 3 to 4 weeks with regular use including bathing. There are two specific types of hair bonding available that uses certain adhesives such as glue and silicone based adhesives. Soft bond incorporates the use of  latex, silicon and acrylic based adhesives and the hard bond method that literally uses super glue. Soft bond adhesives are mostly water based in formulation and tend to shed of after much bathing and toweling. Hard bond lasts pretty much longer than soft bond for reasons of the glue that is utilized on the hair. Yet, it is best to take into aspect of the comfort on one’s hair when considering the use of hard bond extensions for the reason of the adhesive’s very rigid texture. Nevertheless, hard bond adhesives can last as much as 6 weeks before requiring any maintenance.


One of the most preferred methods that can give the versatility that you look in a hair extension is its wear and tear. The fusion method of hair integration leaves a seemingly natural impression to those who see it. The method is carried out with the use of a machine that resembles a glue gun. The method employed here is similar to the bonding or sealing technique but, it is done on a more intricate manner that requires the bonding done to individual hair strands. Other methods of fusion attachments require the use of hair strands dipped in a keratin based adhesive and is applied onto with the use of a heat clamp to melt and bond the hairs onto the natural hairs. The keratin adhesive is individually bonded to the hair strands that results to a seemingly natural looking hair. It’s versatility can be proven as it allows frequent washing and the use of hair products such as styling gel. Fusion is a time-consuming method as it takes to 3 or more hours just to complete the whole procedure and the hair strands need to be repositioned for every two to three months at a time in order to facilitate the growth of your natural hairs. Also to put into consideration are the reason for eminent hair damage caused by the intense heat needed to bond the keratin adhesive to the hair.

Micro Rings (Micro Loops)

This method of hair extension utilizes small, minute aluminum ring bands lined with silicone rubber in the inside. The hair extensions are already placed into the rings and all it takes is to clamp on the extensions to the natural hair using a special crimping tool. The term micro loops are an adequate description when it comes to their size, as they can not be easily detected even when in close proximity with a person that is wearing it. This procedure needs the attachments to be repositioned every other two to three months to facilitate hair growth as the rings move away from it’s original position on the scalp because of hair growth. This can be considered as one of the most safest method of hair extension, given the reason that it does not use any adhesives or any form of extreme heat in order to attach it to the hair, thus cause less damage.


This technique is compared to the woven strands of a braided cloth. The method involves the braiding of the natural hair strands to such thin portions into a breathable net layer on the head. After completing the first step, stylists can now weav e into the small braided natural hairs, making it into a sort of weaving base. Since the natural hair will be braided and then used as the base in order for stylists to weave onto the natural hair, this method is less time consuming as it takes about 2 to 4 hours to complete.

Lace Fronts

Lace fronts are similar to netting techniques that require a nylon mesh material that is formed similarly to a cap. The nylon mesh is then securely fastened onto the hair by using the hair itself. The procedure involve using the hair to tie down the nylon mesh, which means knotting the hair through the nylon mesh. This method is used for the frontal effect for body and quantity of the hairline segment. For the assurance of proper fit, it is necessary to take absolute head measurements, that will compliment head shape, size and fit.


Tracking consists of hair strands that are braided in rows or tracks. Some of the most common problems with braiding are the obvious chances of having bumps or uneven texture. The attachment of hairs are sewn in a horizontal direction across the braids of the natural hair, from one side to the other staring from the bottom. The natural hairs are braided at first and then tied down when the extensions are placed at the right position in regards to the base weave or the braids. This technique can consist of as few as braids to as much as covering a whole weave of hair. However, this hair extension does not allow for any regular maintenance and the method employed can take a considerable amount of time to accomplish.


Most Common Kinds of Hair Extensions Used

Hair extensions may come in the form of natural, premium hair made from natural hair or regular hair which costs much less. There are also synthetic hairs made from artificial fibers that resemble natural human hair, but at close scrutiny using touch and feel, you will quickly come to realize the difference. There are two kinds of natural human hair that are used in hair extensions.

Premium Natural Hair:
Tangle Free Premium Hair – This hair is expensive when it comes to post producing it prior to selling it. The hairs are obtained and chemically treated in order to remove any cuticles that can cause hair tangling. The natural fibers of the hair are treated to an acid bath in order to reduce friction that causes tangling, thus give a natural luster with a silky shine that emulates natural healthy hair.

Regular Natural Hair:
Regular natural hair comes in a “as is” basis that means it has untreated strands that have a good tendency to get tangled. Regular hair does not go through additional post production processing.

Synthetic hair:
Synthetic fibers are made from a vast number of materials including fibers of polyester or nylon strands, synthetic wool and even a combination of regular natural hair mixed in with synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers are quite affordable in most cases but they lack the resiliency to last for a long time compared to natural human hair. Synthetic hair fibers can be damaged easily due to excess friction due to over combing and extreme heat conditions such as the use of electrical hair tools like  hair dryers and perming tools. There is very little amount of styling that can be done with synthetic hair fibers as it does have limited uses concerning styling tools.

A new age material called Futura has just recently been introduced publicly as an alternative fiber that can be used for hair extensions. It’s impressive characteristics include heat tolerance to up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit  that surpasses even the allowable heat that natural human hair can withstand. It’s uncanny resemblance to human hair can not be denied and it may even be better than human hair itself due to the fact that it is virtually tangle free. It can be straightened and it can be curled, but it could take a considerable amount of time to accomplish this because of its synthetic qualities. Although it closely resembles human hair, it can not be colored.

Texture, Quality and Color of Hair Extensions

Most hair extension manufacturers follow a world standard classification in terms of coloring their hair extension products. Most hair extensions already have their natural coloring but these colors tend to lose their natural luster over time. Manufacturers then apply hair coloring and post production processes to enhance the quality of the hair extensions that they will sell.

Since the texture of natural human hair vary in a great degree, manufacturers have set fort a classification standard in order to categorize each different kind of hair texture in order to properly match the individual needs of people accordingly with their hair types.

Proper Care and Styling for Hair Extensions
Taking proper care for your hair extensions would mean begin careful with it twice as much as you would do with your own natural hair. It takes twice the effort to maintain hair extensions as necessary head movements or situations can dislodge your hair extensions from their positions. Considering the price that you have to pay in order to have them attached which costs in between $100 to $200, not to mention the needed time and effort to maintain it for the coming months. The only thing that you have to worry about your hair extensions is that of the proper way of cleaning your hair without damaging your hair extensions.

Using a mild shampoo can give a sufficient way of cleaning your hair extensions without damaging it. Usually, your hair stylist will give you the ample information needed to maintain your hair extensions, including advice on how to properly wash it, the type of shampoo to use, methods of how to comb or brush it properly and how to properly dry it without causing any extensive stress that may damage your hair extensions. Hair extensions made from natural human hair can be styled and fashioned just like any other kind of natural hair ,but be very careful not to over do it. Cold water is usually used along with a mild shampoo to prevent dulling and tangling, since hair extensions are usually chemically treated to have a natural protection, this protection can fade off from frequent washing.

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Modern Trend Hairstyles for Men

Every woman has a keen eye for grooming in regards to men and particularly a man’s haircut. An average well groomed man has more chances of catching a woman’s attention compared to that of a good looking man who looks like he has just crawled out of a trash heap! For short, proper grooming, in this case, a respectable clean looking hair cut can make a first impression last, in regards to a woman’s point of view. Men however, do tend to become a bit picky on what kind of hairstyle would accentuate the shape of their face, as to make them look better. There is also a matter of individuality and lifestyle before considering a hairstyle that will satisfy you.

Men’s hairstyle should not only be limited to the aesthetics of just looking good but also functional in a sense that it should adapt to certain social activities such as work and leisure. Individual references would greatly influence one’s choice, and making a compulsive decision can often times lead to such lauded remarks as “You look great!” to the most ridiculous regretful comments such as “You should sue your stylist!”. In cases of such resounding criticisms, the more you should think about the most appropriate hairstyle that will benefit your well being and elevate your self esteem.

Todays trending hairstyle for men incorporate both style and function and is just a matter of choosing one that will fit your facial features. Yes, facial features are the basis of choosing the perfect haircut. One can not just simply pick one off a catalog and impose it on your head simply for the reason that it looks great on the model. In doing so, one would definitely end up regretting such a fool hearty choice. Your hair stylist or barber can suggest one that will go well with your facial features and it is for the good of the end result. Your stylist or barber has years of experience in dealing with different people with different looks, in short, they know what they are doing and they do it very well indeed.

A majority of hairstylists today recommend short sides and back with textured top, in which they referred to as a classic in terms of it’s timeless appeal and vary in a number of combinations that are both trendy formal.


The Back Brushed or Slick Back

This look is achieved by trimming the sides and the back short and clean, retaining a bit of length on the front. Using hair gel or texturing wax to set the hair and brushing the front all the way to the back. A clean, neat look is achieved that brings out the gentle man out of you. This is more of a formal look that is guaranteed to earn you the respect in regards to your looks and at the same time, defines simplicity and elegance.

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The Faux Hawk

This hairstyle was derived from the punk genre that was so popular in the late 1970′s up to the mid 80′s. It was originally intended as an anti social, counter cultural break away from society and is a representation of teenage rebellion. It has found a new niche in todays younger generation as it represents the exuberance and vibrancy of teen age life. The original Mohawk was inspired by the old Apache Indian tribal custom and then was adapted by the punk scene in it’s infancy in the mid 1970′s.

The punk genre Mohawk was done by retaining an ample amount of hair in the middle part of the head and shaving off the remaining sides completely! Hairspray of styling gel was added and brushed up, making the hair stand on ends.

In the 1980′s T.V. Series titled the A-Team, Mr. “T” made the Mohawk a house hold name. Todays Faux Hawk hair style still retains the original concept of the Mohawk, but at a more conservative approach. Faux Hawk hairstyle is a respectable approach, nevertheless, still has that “bad boy” look and a more sociable trend to it. It is an ideal look that gives an adventurous approach while keeping a clean look.


The Messy-Do

Also called the “Good Morning” look as it depicts how one would look like, just waking up from a long nights sleep, without even combing one’s hair and heading out straight for school or work! But, it is still considered as one of the most fashionable hairstyle trends ever made.

This is reminiscent of that old James Dean look which sports a messed up pompadour top, made famous by James Dean himself in the 1950′s. The Messy-Do can be accentuated by just a simple white tee shirt and a jacket, which gives a roughed up look that some women find it hard not to notice.

The look can be easily done by just opening a window of a running vehicle or riding a motorcycle without a helmet, and of course combs will just ruin this trendy hairstyle!


The Modern Day Mullet

This is another antiquated hairstyle that is finding its way back from the 1970′s and 1980′s. This hairstyle saw its birth in the deep heartland of the American South. Originally called the “Red Neck” look, the mullet was the favorite hairstyle of the average working class Americans, that eventually caught fame in Europe and eventually to the rest of the world.

The look can easily be distinguished by a long “duck tail” length of hair on the backside and short sides and front. A variation of this hairstyle can be a small portion of hair at the backside reaching a necks length and a “flat top” look that mimics a military hair cut. The Mullet found its place in society just right after the Vietnam war, as veterans came home from the war and grew the backsides of their hair long but retaining a military look on the front and sides.

Todays modern day mullet looks pretty much the same in principle but with a “sanitized” look to it. Still retaining that lengthy backside of hair but not as long as the original.

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Hairstyles and Cuts for People With Thinning Hair

Everyone is always trying to find a hair style that can make their hair look thicker. If you have thinning hair, there are many things you can do to change its appearance. You can use some cutting techniques, styling methods, and the right products to make your hair look as thick as it was 15 years ago. Here are some hairstyles for thinning hair that will help you cover up your hair loss while looking great.


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Adding curls to longer hair can make it look thicker. A little bit of layering and keeping a length just past your shoulders also helps. Begin with a curling iron with a one inch barrel. Curl a section underneath and give it a quick spray with your hairspray. Curl another and drop it on top of the others and give it another quick spray. Do this until you have all the hair you want curled. Another popular style to make hair look thicker is the bob.


Cutting Techniques

If your hair is short, there are options for you as well. Shaggy hair can help hide signs of thinning. When you get your hair cut, ask the barber to leave the hair in the front a little longer than the rest and to try to cut your hair in layers. You can use gel tousled through your hair to give it an even fuller look. Rough texture gives more volume.


If your forehead is slowly getting bigger, you can focus on growing the rest of your hair longer to cover it up. This is a very simple technique that is hard to catch. This technique is great for someone with an early stage receding hair line.


If the hair you have left is not too short, you can slick your hair back to help hide the signs of thinning hair as well. this will also help to cover up any bald spots that may be on the top of your head. This method usually turns out better than the comb-over look.

A mohawk could be used to help avoid people noticing your bald areas. This can be pulled off by some but if you work in an office, it may be hard to get away with. Even a short mohawk can help divert attention away from your bald areas to your bold new look.


Short spikey hair can help as well. Just use a little bit of hair glue, gel, mousse, or hairspray to get different looks. Longer spikes work just as well to cover up baldness but can quickly become too long to handle.



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A short crew cut is a great option that keeps attention drawn away from the thinning areas. The style itself helps to make your hair look thicker and you can blend your way into the bald spots.


One of the best options for men with thinning or balding hair is to have a buzz cut. It makes your thinning hair look much less obvious, it is low maintenance, as well as polished and sophisticated.


Buzzing it down does wonders in hiding thinning hair but shaving it clean covers up any bald spot you could possibly have. It can increase a mans confidence in their professional life and the bedroom.


Hopefully you will find that one of these styles or cuts works for you and you can cover up what time has done to your full hair. Try out a couple of these different options and see what works best for you.

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Hairstyles for Male Pattern Baldness

The condition predominant in men known as male pattern baldness or Alopecia, is signified with the progression of a receding hairline accompanied by the thinning and shortening of the hair follicles which results in finner hair strands. A receding hair line that is oftentimes distinguished by an “M” shape is a clear sign of it’s early manifestation. It usually begins at the brim of the hairline that consequently progresses to a classical horseshoe pattern, running from the sides to the back of the head.

Causes of male pattern baldness can come from various origins such as heredity, psychological stress or such inorganic causes such as medicinal side effects due to prescription medications. Male pattern baldness has a few methods of treatment that can help stave off the progression of the condition as only to slow it down. Treatments such as vitamins and minerals, dietary supplements and topical hair shampoos can help in a big way to deter any advancing effect.


The effect of male pattern baldness can often times get the best out of men and in the event that it does progress to it’s advanced stages, you can always find other solutions to augment the obvious loss of hair . These alternative solutions include hairstyles that can cover up baldness to wigs and hair implants.

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The best Hairstyle to Use

  • Medium Short Hairstyles – This is a good option to go with if you have a receding hairline with thick hair. Having your hairstylist cut the top part of your hair short and leaving an ample amount of hair at the sides long enough so that you can comb it to the top side. This method can cover up the part in which there is a significant amount of hair loss, thus creating an effect of thickness on that area.

  • Shaggy Layers – Having a receding hairline at the top can make it difficult to cover up that area if you want to sport a long hair style at the back part of your head. Shaggy layers are made by keeping subsequent strands longer in a alternating pattern. This hairstyle is achieved by keeping a good amount of hair a bit lengthy and trimmed with layers. And allowed to settle down on top of the head with a bit of a messy look.

  • Julius Caesar Look – This hairstyle was made famous by the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. This look is simply done with brushing the remaining hair strands downward to the front most part of the receding hairline. It creates a visible border on the receding hairline that effectively hides the obvious signs of baldness.

  • Short Hair – Similar to most alternative hairstyles for men, this method employs the need to grow the remaining top part of the hair quite a bit longer than usual. The goal here is to have the bottom part of the hair cut short while retaining longer strands at the upper most part. Covering up the top part with the use of hair gel, hair wax and other hair setting products.

  • Buzz Cut – This hairstyle incorporates the “military” hair cut that requires the use of a clipper, thus earning it’s term the “buzz” cut. A very simple and easy to maintain look that does not fade out of style.

  • Shaved Look or The Chrome dome – If there are no other alternative choices for your male pattern baldness, and if you have the guts to take your hair loss problems head long, you can always go for the Shaved Look or the Chrome Dome. This look was made famous by legendary celebrities such as Yule Brynner, Telly Savalas and Bruce Willis. It is considered as one of the most manly and intimidating approaches to male pattern baldness, but it is more fitting for those who create an almost perfect cranial head structure. It is not recommended for men with oddly shaped heads.

  • Facial Hair – Nothing can divert attention from your receding hairline like that of facial hair, the thicker it is, the better. Most men with male pattern baldness that have more adequate facial hair con sider this their second asset. Goatees and a full turf of facial hair can add masculinity that can redirect anyones attention from your baldness.

  • Hair Transplant Surgery – This would be considered as the most extreme of all options faced by men with hair loss problems. Besides being expensive, it is also time consuming as it requires a multitude of clinical sessions to get the most optimum effect that you want. By far, hair transplant surgery is perhaps the most effective method in countering thinning hair loss problems for both men and women. The satisfaction rating for this in most cases is 100% for those who have undergone the procedure. The disadvantage of it is that you are limited by the hair styles that you can make with it considering that it is a permanent fixture that requires extraction of hair from the backside of your head for implantation to the affected area. The procedure can take from as short as weeks to almost months, depending on your specific needs.

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Classic Bob Hair Style for Thin Hair

The “Bob” hairstyle has been around since the early 1920′s and has been one of the most influential hair styles that is synonymous with fashion and glamor. The hair style was influenced mostly by “flappers” or women that dance the “Charleston”. It was a time of great prosperity and the rise of women’s liberation along with the establishment of the “speak easy” culture. Some of the well known fashion designers during that era like Coco Channel, wore the “bob” hairstyle as it was a sort of counter cultural trend from the orthodox long hairstyles.

The “Bob” or “Bobbing” hairstyle for women was also an evolutionary way of the changing trend in fashion as hats that women wore became brimless right after the first world war. It was an awkward combination of long hair and brimless hats that opted women during that time to have their hair cut short in order to match the fashion trend of brimless hats. Since then, the classical “bob” hairstyle has never gone out of style. Since the time of it’s emergence from the 1920′s, the “bob” has gone through a lot of variations, but still keeping close to it’s original concept, and at often times, even adapting to the present fashion trends.

The “bob” is particularly more suited for women with thin straight hair. Unlike the “pixie” look which is the derivative term for the “boy’s” cut, the “bob” remains to accentuate the feminine touch. Some of today’s “bob” hairstyle fall in different variations of styles that can help accentuate a woman’s facial features regardless of hair color.


  • Sharp Edged Geometrical Hairstyles – This is the most basic of all “bob” styles which consists of neck length tresses with horizontal front bangs.


  • Soft Layered Bob Hairstyles – Layered styles of this variation of the “bob” hairstyle have a “flirty” approach as the end layers have a predefined “fly away” endings, mostly done with mousse or styling gel. This hairstyle usually goes well in a formal setting or gathering.






  • Choppy Layered Bob Hairstyles – Among the variations of the traditional “bob” hairstyles that is considered a break away from the basic approach. Unlike the soft layered bob which utilizes a small amount of gel or styling mousse, this hairstyle requires a generous amount of texturing to create a tousled look. This can greatly redefine thin hair, hiding all obvious perception of thinness and sparseness. This was greatly influenced by the punk genre and is a bold and adventurous approach to the traditional “bob”.


  • Edgy Layered Bob Styles – Though considered as one of the most unconventional variations of the “bob” hairstyles, it is also considered the most daring because of it’s uneven, perforated layers. It is guaranteed to get you the attention of everyone as you walk amongst a crowd or a gathering. This can be maintained by the use of a flat hair iron and smoothing cream. This style accentuates sophistication with the combination of the “messy” look and sharp characteristics.

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I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don’t work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don’t do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.