Portia & Alexa's Halo hair extensions are installed in a few seconds. These extensions sit on your head gently and are attached to the head using an invisible wire and two silicone backed clips.
The wire attaches to both sides of the weft. The wire is virtually undetectable and the Halo extension piece slides right onto your head like a headband. The wire is so thin and undetectable you won't even know that it is in your hair. Blends easily with your own hair giving it a natural long and full look. Also with this halo piece, is 2x two clip extensions to be placed either side of your hair giving you that length and fullness on the either side of your hair for a more even look.
Made with 100% Remy human hair, Portia & Alexa Clip Halo's can be dyed, washed, styled, blow dried, flat ironed, and/or curled using hot tools, just like your own hair.
How do you prevent tangling and matting and reduce shedding?
BRUSH YOUR HAIR OFTEN
The first and quite possibly one of the most important steps is to brush your extensions out before washing them and only once the hair is 90% dry. This helps minimise the possibility of breakage and shedding because the hair is at its weakest point when wet. Keep in mind it is also more susceptible to breakage when wet. Instead, use your fingers to gently loosen any tangles. Always gently brush your extensions before and after each use to reduce shedding and breakage. This will also prolong their lifespan. You can do this by starting at the ends and making your way up to the roots.
USE THE RIGHT HAIR PRODUCTS
The proper hair products make all the difference in whether your extensions will tangle or be soft and manageable. Purchase products specifically formulated for dry and damaged hair, as they will help keep the strands healthy and nourished. Also, look for products that add moisture to the hair like argan oil, coconut oil, and castor oil. Purchasing sulphate and alcohol-free products is a necessity as they are imperative to maintain the health of your extensions. These ingredients strip the hair of its natural oils and will affect their integrity. This, in turn, makes the hair drier and more prone to tangling or matting.
KEEP YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS MOISTURISED
Keeping your extensions moisturised and nourished is crucial, considering they don’t have a natural hydration source like your own hair does. If you are brushing your extensions throughout the day and you seem to notice dryness or some minor breakage, apply a pearl-size amount of a lightweight or water-based hair serum or a lightweight oil, like argan oil. Always ensure you apply it from the mid shaft of the hair down to the ends and follow by brushing the extensions to evenly distribute the product throughout. Remember, less is more. You do not need to apply a hair oil daily, as this can cause buildup on your extensions. Instead, you apply it once a week or when you notice significant tangling and dryness.
READ THE INGREDIENTS LIST
Also, keep in mind that not all companies claiming to make sulphate-free shampoos are truly free of sulphates. Be sure to check the ingredient listing and ensure you don’t see the words: SLS, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Alcohol denat, Ethanol, SD alcohol 40, Propanol, Isopropyl, and Propyl.
HYDRATE YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS
Since your extensions don’t absorb the oils your natural hair would, you don’t have to wash them as often. As a general rule, the less you wash your extensions the longer they will last you. When washing your extensions, it's important you hydrate them as much as possible, and apply a moisturising sulphate and alcohol-free conditioner before and after shampooing. Sometimes, you can even skip the shampoo and only co-wash your extensions with conditioner! Always be sure to rinse the extensions in cold water at the end to close cuticles and lock in moisture.
When you notice your extensions getting dry or tangled, apply a deep conditioning treatment or mask. This will hydrate and restore some moisture back into them, as well as help make them softer and more manageable to style. It’s an easy and simple process to do—all you have to do is dampen your extensions and apply a generous amount of a sulphate and alcohol-free deep conditioning treatment or conditioner to the hair, and let it soak in the product for 5-6 hours or overnight by placing it in a shower cap or a plastic bag. Rinse off as normal the next day.
HANDLE YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS WITH CARE
Improper hair care can also take a toll on your extensions. When washing, make sure to handle the extensions gently and to not rub them vigorously. After you are finished, carefully squeeze any excess water from the extensions. Never rub your extensions dry with a towel. Instead, always lay them out on a flat surface and gently pat them dry. When air drying, invest in a microfiber towel as it will remove excess water faster and it won’t rough up the hair (which can also cause tangles).
LIMIT HEAT STYLING AND ALWAYS USE A HEAT PROTECTANT
We do not recommend blow drying your extensions after every wash as doing this constantly will make them dry and more vulnerable to breakage. If you can avoid it, we highly recommend air drying your extensions for the safest route as this will also prevent against tangles. Also, we always suggest using a heat protectant spray prior to using any heat styling tool to extend the lifespan of your hair extensions. Additionally, we recommend to only use a low heat setting of 60-180 degrees celsius as anything higher runs the risk of damaging the hair.
LIMIT THE USE OF HEAVY HAIR PRODUCTS
Limiting the number of products you apply to the hair will help with tangling. Using sticky products such as hairspray, hair gel, or hair wax, can and likely will clog up your extensions. The more products you use, the more you will need to wash your extensions, leading to dry, tangled extensions.
Dying Hair Extensions Disclaimer.
All hair extensions & dyes are different. You cannot guarantee your product will produce the same results from brand to brand. We do not cover any costs nor take any responsibility for any issues you may encounter during or after the dying/toning process as we cannot be sure how your specific product reacts or the method in which it was applied. Always test your dye/toner one small piece of hair first to ensure it gives you the results you want.
Dying/toning is considered drastic modification of the product as these products contain quite harsh chemicals that may effect the feel, condition & lifespan of your set. It may increase the chance of dryness, shedding, tangling & breakage. Our hair goes through a long dying and bleaching process to get it to our fabulous shades.