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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 June 19, 2019

How to Practice Positive Meditation in 2 Simple Steps

How to Practice Positive Meditation in 2 Simple Steps

Just by simply spending some effort and time, staying positive every day can be easily achieved. All that is required is a fraction of your time, 10-15 minutes a day to cultivate the positive you!

But first, what is really positive thinking? Do you have to be in an upbeat, cheerful and enthusiastic mood all day to be positive minded?

No. Positive thinking simply means the absence of negative thoughts and emotions – in other words, inner peace!

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When you are truly at peace within yourself, you are naturally thinking positively. You don’t have to fight off negative thoughts, or search desperately for more positive thoughts. It just happens on its own. And here are 2 positive thinking meditation tips to empower you:

1. Relax as You Meditate

A powerful, simple yet rarely used technique is meditation. Meditation doesn’t have to take the form of static body posture. It can be as simple as sitting in a comfortable chair listening to soothing music. Or performing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises.

Meditation is all about letting go of stressful or worrisome thoughts. That’s it! If you spend just a few minutes per day feeling relaxed and peaceful, you automatically shift your mind into a more positive place. When you FEEL more relaxed, you naturally THINK more positively!

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Start with a short period of time, like 5 or 10 minutes a day. You can meditate first thing in the morning, during your lunch break, right before you go to bed at night, or any time. The most important thing is to consciously let go of unproductive thoughts and feelings. Just let them go for those few minutes, and you may decide not to pick them back up again at all!

2. Practice Daily Affirmations

Positive affirmations can be used throughout the day anywhere and at anytime you need them, the more you use them the easier positive thoughts will take over negative ones and you will see benefits happening in your life.

What are affirmations? Affirmations are statements that are used in a positive present tense language. For example, “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better, better and better” is a popular affirmation used by the late Norman Vincent Peale.

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So how does one go about using positive affirmations in everyday life? Let’s look at some guidelines to follow when reciting your daily affirmations.

  1. Use first person pronouns in your message (I)
  2. Use present tense (I have)
  3. Use positive messages (I am happy)
  4. Repeat your affirmations on a consistent basis

Affirmations have to be said with conviction and consistency. Start your day by saying your affirmations out loud. It wouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to repeat your affirmations; yet when done consistently, these positive affirmations will seep into the subconscious mind to cultivate the new positive you.

Here’s an example of a “success affirmation” you can use on a daily basis:

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I am successful in everything I do. Every venture I get into returns wealth to me. I am constantly productive. I always perform to the full potential I have and have respect for my abilities.
My work is always given positive recognition. I augment my income constantly. I always have adequate money for everything I require. I spend my money prudently always. My work is always rewarded.

You can find more examples here: 10 Positive Affirmations for Success that will Change your Life

Remember, affirmations work on the basis of conviction and consistency. Do yourself a favor and make a commitment to see this through.

Begin practicing these positive thinking tips right now. And I wish you continued empowerment and growth on your positive thinking journey.

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