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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 March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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