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4 Interesting Facts about Hair Extensions You Must Know

4 Interesting Facts about Hair Extensions You Must Know

Hair extensions are considered as ultimate hair accessories as they add more beauty, style and a new look to your overall persona. It is also a fact that hair extensions are used by celebrities as well as the common person, thus giving them credibility as a tool that is widely-used for personal enhancement.

Human hair extensions have been used for centuries and the documented evidence of their use dates back to ancient Egypt. It is also widely believed that Cleopatra used hair extensions, and they were also used extensively in medieval Europe.

If you want to know more about hair extensions, how to clip them properly and what type of styling can be done, here are some basic and interesting facts about them.

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1. How they are made

Hair extensions are made in a very interesting manner. Extensions, miniature tufts of synthetic or human hair, are glued onto an individual’s scalp or woven into real pieces of hair close to the scalp. They make an individual’s hair emerge fuller or longer. But they should not be cut. This will allow them to last longer and remain fuller.

Natural human hair extensions are made from the hair collected mostly from India and other developing countries. In India, people mostly shave their heads due to religious reasons and hair is then stuffed into bags and sold to hair extension makers in China and other countries.

2. The best hair extensions are made of 100% human hair

Real hair extensions may be inserted with a line of temporary colour for a wild look, or they could mix into a person’s natural hair. Men also use human hair extensions, especially if they are balding.

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In order to avoid looking unnatural and uneasy, always look for human hair extensions that are made by hand and style them accordingly.

Many hair extensions use tape and are also called tape extensions and are considered safe to use.

Synthetic hair extensions, on the other hand, are fibres and manufactured in a way to resemble the actual human hair. They can be either heat resistant or wear resistant and your choice to use any of them largely depends on the sensitivity of your skin.

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3. Hair extensions can enhance a weave

Women often have their hair braided alongside their heads in a coil outline, and strips of hair are then sewn right into the braids. These kinds of wigs are usually called weaves, as they’re weaved into the natural hair.

Using hair extensions with weaves can further improve their overall look and feel if their colour is matched with the main hair on your head. Hair extensions or wigs which are died in slightly different colours may not look natural. It is always recommended to match the colour first before checking the quality of the hair.

4. Hair from the temple is most expensive

Hair extensions that come from the temple are considered the most expensive. Some estimates suggest that they can sell at as high as $700 per pound. It always depends on your budget and the need to buy such hair extensions or else you can also use hair extensions made from normal hair.

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Hair extensions made from temple hair are mostly used by celebrities and other wealthy people, however, they are not out of reach for the common individual, provided that they are ready to spend on their style and luxury.

Above are some interesting and simple tips on human wigs and hair extensions. Feel free to look better this holiday season by using them.  Style them, curl them and fix them in whatever way you can to look beautiful and confident.

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Last Updated on December 2, 2018

How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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Review Your Past Flow

Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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