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How Frequently Should You Wash Your Hair

11 August;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

How Frequently Should You Wash Your Hair

In Western culture bathing and washing our hair is a natural custom. For some people it is a daily procedure for which they feel is necessary. Washing ones hair is required to remove dirt, oil, excess sebum and chemicals from the environment or from hair products. Washing your hair is a general practice in which most people learn from their parents, or hair care specialists (hairdresser, stylist). Where it differs is how often one should wash their hair.

            Determining how often you wash your hair really comes down to personal preference. Medical and hair care professionals disagree about the amount of time in between hair washes. Some advise against frequent shampooing because it leads to an overproduction of sebum to compensate for the removal. Others recommend more frequent shampooing because an accumulation of sebum can lead to oily hair and acne production. Oily or unwashed hair is also unacceptable and unsightly in Western society. It can also feel gross or dirty. However, without sebum or natural oils, your hair becomes dry and can prematurely shed.

            Today’s hair washing routines are based on a system of depleting the hair of its natural moisturizing oils by using shampoo and soap and then replenishing it with conditioners. In the 1950’s women had their hair washed and styled once a week at their hairdressers. At the beginning of the 20th century it was recommended to shampoo every two weeks or even longer once a month. It is only in recent years that shampooing daily has become a more frequent hair care practice.

            To determine your own frequency of washing your hair consider your hair type, the length and thickness, the use of hair care products, and scalp or hair conditions. People with naturally oily hair should consider washing their hair daily or at least every other day. Short hair or long and fine hair tend to look greasy or oily very quickly because there is less surface area fro sebum to travel down the hair shaft. Therefore these types of hair should be washed daily or every other day. Naturally dry hair is a sign of damage therefore hair should be washed less frequently to allow natural oils to moisturize and heal the damaged hair. Specially formulated shampoos and conditioners can repair dry and damaged hair. Additionally, curly, coarse and thick hairs make it more difficult for natural oils to travel down the hair shaft. Therefore, you should only wash this type of hair 1-2 times a week.  Using hair products, chemical processes or heating appliances affect how often you should wash your hair. Adding hair products to your hair causes them to build up on your hair strands. This makes it easier for dirt, dust and pollution to stick to your hair. To remove these hair products wash your hair daily. Chemical process such as perms, relaxers, bleaching or coloring makes hair more fragile. Heating tools such as blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners dry out the hair exposing it to damage. Excessive washing and drying processed or heated hair can weaken the strands even more. Therefore it is only necessary to wash this type of hair 1-2 times a week or every other day. Lastly if you have a scalp rash or condition such as dandruff, wash you hair daily to reduce oils and yeast that is causing your condition. Medicated shampoos can be used to completely eliminate rashes and flakes caused by dandruff.

            If you are unsure of how often to wash your hair try washing daily for a week. Then the following week wash your hair only every other day and see how your hair is affected. If you still can’t decide on how often to wash your hair consult your hair care professional to determine your best course of action.

Sarah Labdar graduated with a BA in exercise science and has worked in the medical field since.  Her focus is alternative medicine and how it interacts and works in conjunction with traditional medicine.  Check out my health website!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Extensions

24 May;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Extensions

Article by CALEB

You must have noticed that over the past few years hair extensions have become so significantly a popular thing. In fact, you have probably realized that everyday you see someone on the streets who has hair extensions. This prevalence of hair extensions is because of their advancement and their use by famous individuals. If you have ever considered getting hair extension but have some doubts about it, here are some common questions and misconceptions about hair extensions.

Q: Does wearing extensions damage my hair. Hair extensions when properly worn will not cause damage to your hair or scalp. It’s of essence though that you know how to attach your hair extensions correctly. For example, when you are sing clip on hair extensions they should be clipped in an evenly placed arrangement so that you get consistent coverage and they should be placed below the ear line so that they don’t get visible.

Q: Can hair extensions be cut?Absolutely! Hair extensions can be cut and styled in almost any way that matches your needs and when I say matches your needs I mean your preferred look. The difficult part is that cutting hair extensions can be no easier than cutting normal hair and it’s strongly advised that you have a professional do it unless you are fully confident in your own abilities. In fact many consider it much more difficult to cut hair extensions because there are subtle differences in how to approach cutting them.

Q: What types of hair extensions are out there to choose from? There are quite a number of common types of hair extensions to choose from including types that are clipped, glued, or otherwise bonded on. The two common types of hair extensions are those that are clipped on and those that are glued on.

Q: What are the dangers of wearing hair extensions? Properly worn and applied, hair extensions provide no significant dangers to the wearer. It’s however advised to follow carefully the instructions on the packaging or given to you by the hairdresser.

Hair extensions can be a fun, easy, and beautiful way to transform your look or just help to smooth over the awkward phase when you are growing out your hair. With proper maintenance and care for your hair extensions, they can last and maintain their intended look for an extended period of time before they need to be replaced. Whether you are looking to make a drastic change or just have a little fun, hair extensions can be a great way to spice up your hair.

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Lace Wig Frequently Asked Questions

30 March;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Lace Wig Frequently Asked Questions

Article by LaRae Michelle

Lace Wigs are becoming an upcoming force in the hair industry, hence fueling a lot of consumer interest and questions. This article address the most frequently asked questions concerning lace wigs.

What is Remi Hair?

Remi Hair can be categorized in the premium segment, as far as hair quality is concerned. Remi Hair is bundled in such a manner that the roots of the hair are on one side and the tip of the hair on the opposite side. Since all the hairs are placed in the same direction, the hairs remain undisturbed, making them more durable and long lasting. Remi hair is virgin hair processed to the desired color and texture.

What is a lace wig?

What makes a lace wig different from a regular wig is the Lace. All have a unique cap which is made from a transparent lace. There are many different style wig caps – the most common are the full lace cap with ear to ear stretch, the full lace cap with no stretch, front lace only cap, front lace cap with thin skin in front and lace around entire perimeter of head. There are many kinds of lace the most popular being French Lace and Swiss Lace. The French Lace is most durable of the two. This special lace gives the wig and it’s hairline a more natural look and makes the hairline nearly invisible. Each hair strand is hand tied to the lace to give it the illusion of hair growth from the scalp.

Who should buy a lace wig?

Anyone can wear lace wigs. It’s perfect for the woman who wants versatility in her look, to give her hair a break from processing and heat, or a different look without the effort of weaves and braids. You can go from short, dull, and lifeless to long, sheen, and full in just minutes. The wigs are also perfect for cancer patients, alopecia patients, and anyone going through hair loss due to chemotherapy or scalp disease.

How long will my lace wig last?

Your lace front wig or full lace wig can last for several months and possibly years depending on the upkeep and usage of the wig. We will provide you with proper care instructions for your full lace wig or lace front wig. Including how to attach your lace front wig or full lace wig, how to remove it, how to wash it, etc.

Why does it take so long to make my customized lace wig?

Each lace wig is measured and shaped to fit each clients head. Once that is completed, each remi hair strand is hand tied to the lace wig. For a quality product, the time period of 4-6 weeks is required.

French lace vs. Swiss lace

French lace is the most popular type of undetectable lace material used in producing in lace wigs. It has more durability than Swiss lace and is recommended for first time lace wig owners. Swiss lace is the more delicate of the two and is by and large the most undetectable. Swiss lace recommended for the veteran lace wig wearer or for the owner or more than one lace wig.

Information provided and researched by Remi Lace Wigs, an online full lace wig, lace front wig, custom lace wig, and stock lace wig supplier.

Remi Lace Wigs is an established online business specializing in making 100% Remi Hair Lace Wigs. Each customized unit is made by hand with exceptional quality. For more information regarding lace wigs you can visit or call (609)458-3361.

About the Author

LaRae Michelle has been in the hair care industry for over 10 years with a specialization in hair research and extentions. With a passion for hair growth and natural hair, she has played an active role in the product development for the company she is with. Currently employed by Remi Lace Wigs, an exclusive successful online lace wig site, LaRae has been an innovative asset to the company.


Hair Extensions Frequently Asked Questions

30 March;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Hair Extensions Frequently Asked Questions

Will Hair Extensions Damage My Hair?

The main cause of hair breakage in inferior hair extension systems are due to wax, metal or other hard compound hair extension bonds that do not flex when the hair is wet.

The Great Lengths Hair Extensions keratin bonding process will not damage your hair if applied in the prescribed manner by a Great Lengths Certified Hair Extension expert. The bond is applied using the Great Lengths hair extensions applicator, which uses less heat than a curling iron. The applicator simply moulds the bond around your natural hair and leaves it to cool. The bond is so small and light weight that it is virtually undetectable and causes no stress whatsoever on your natural hair.

How Long Will Hair Extensions Last?

it depends on what type of hair extension you have applied. Clip in hair extensions are a temporary option which can be applied for a special occasion and taken out straight afterwards. Semi permanent options last up to 12 weeks and are generally a tape hair extension system. Your more permanent options are prebonded keratin hair extensions such as Great Lengths hair extensions.

With regular maintenance, which includes brushing daily with a Great Lengths special hair extension brush, Great Lengths Hair Extensions will last six months. As your hair grows, the bond will naturally grow out with your hair. Proper treatment, such as using the Great Lengths Hair Extensions Wetlines after care products that are specially designed for Great Lengths hair extensions, will extend the life of your hair extensions.

What is the difference between flat and round bonds?

You’ll get more voluminous results from the round bond formation while flat bond formations will give a sleeker, more seemless result.

The flat bond formation can be more discrete in especially fine, thin density areas, such as the fringe area but on average density hair neither bond formation will be visible.

Will Hair Extensions Affect My Lifestyle?

Great Lengths hair extensions will not affect your lifestyle at all. The bonds of the hair extensions expand and contract with your hair and will not deteriorate over time unlike other types of hair extensions such as glues, waxes. With a little care, you can wear your Great Lengths hair up or down, go swimming, exercise and do most other things you would normally do without ever damaging the hair extensions or the bonds.

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Can I get my hair coloured/highlighted while I have hair extensions in?

Yes, you can with Great Lengths prebonded hair extensions. A qualified Great Lengths technician is trained to colour between the hair extensions should this be necessary. You can easily freshen up colour in the “freezone” or top of the head section where hair extensions have not been placed.

Where does Indian temple hair come from?

For over 5000 years, Hinduism has been entwined in the rich culture of India. For Hindus, every part of life is a sacrifice, a giving of oneself or ‘Jivayajna’ for which one receives true spiritual fulfillment. On a daily basis, devout pilgrims travel to temples across India to pay homage to their gods by making an offering to the temple.

Worshippers donate objects such as gold trinkets, personal possessions or their hair, a symbolic offering to show their devotion to the deity.  This ritual shaving of one’s hair is known as tonsuring.

At hair auctions, the temples fetch a good price in exchange for the hair and these funds are then used to aid the poor.

Great Lengths pays the highest price for the best quality hair and to ensure that hair has been donated willingly and ethically.

How much does it cost to get Great Lengths?

Great Lengths Hair Extension Service costs can vary greatly from client to client because each is truly a custom service. There are also many Great Lengths hair extension application options to be considered, such as lengthening, full volumizing, zonal volumizing, dimensional color work or special needs applications. For the most accurate answer, based upon the state of your natural hair and desired result, schedule a consultation with a Great Lengths Certified Stylist. For those nearest you, please visit the Great Lengths Salon Locator.


How do I know I’m getting authentic Great Lengths hair?

There are several ways to confirm a salon/stylist Great Lengths Certification status.

• Ask to see the stylist Great Lengths Certification Certificate.

• Check the Great Lengths Salon locator to see if they are listed. Link to

• Contact Great Lengths on 1300 138452, a Great Lengths Representative will be happy to assist you in determining ones Great Lengths Certified Status.


How do I know if I’m a good candidate for a Great Lengths application?

If you have a medical condition that causes excessive hair loss, it is not recommended that you get hair extensions. It would also not be a suitable option for you should you have scalp concerns such as (but not limited to) Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis. You natural hair needs to be at least 10 cm long consult with a Great Lengths Certified Stylist. They will share with you what your options and/or limitations are.

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