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HBK HAIR FACTS: SEW INS VS GLUE INS

18 Jun

hair glue

It’s time we talked about the effects of glue ins and who uses it. Well, as a licensed professional ¬†hair stylist I have learned a lot about the horrible effects of using hair glue. In the past, I have used hair glue because it was cheaper and easier to do than sewing in extensions. Cheaper isn’t always cheaper in the long run though. After, much usage of glue I experienced hair loss and lots of glue residue in my hair and combs. It was the worst thing ever, especially in the summer!

Many stylist tell there clients that they have to use hair glue to lay their top tracks flat. That is a lie! If you are a skilled stylist and care for your clients’ hair, you will be able to braid small enough to make a weave install look and feel natural. I have ran into many clients, that have been told that glue is necessary and now when working with them they truly notice the difference and know the truth. The top of one of my client’s head was very short and experienced a lot of breakage from using an extensive amount of Continue reading

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HBK HAIR FACTS: Hair Nets for Sewins

16 Jun

netweaving6

So it’s only right that since I am a licensed professional Cosmetologist.. specializing in Hair weaves and braiding, that I present to you with Hair Facts . So many of my new clients have been complaining about hair loss and wondering why their hair are not growing like it use to. Well, most time its because of the sew in technique their hairstylists are using on them. This post will be mainly on Hair Nets. A lot of hairstylists suggest that clients use the Hair nets because they say its safer for the hair and that it keeps them from sewing directly on the natural hair. This is a lie!

The net is mesh and has to be sewn directly around the clients hair hair line braided and then the weave (extensions) are sewn on the net still on to and through the braids underneath. The net is only beneficial to the stylist not the client. When you are wearing a net, it leaves no room for your hair to breathe or receive hydration. When washing your hair with a net installed it helps trap soap suds and prevents the hair to dry properly. Your hair will then tangle with its self and the ridiculous amount of thread used to secure the extensions. The only time the net is Continue reading

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