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5 Reasons to Wear Hair Extensions

Tues, 28 Mar.

When it comes to hair extensions, it can sometimes be difficult to decide whether or not it’s all worth it. At MyCuts, we understand that making the decision to wear hair extensions can be hard. Luckily, we are here with 5 reasons you should definitely consider wearing hair extensions if you’re looking to switch up your look. With that, let’s get started!

Experiment With Color

If you have ever found yourself wanting to experiment with the color of your hair but have been reluctant to take the plunge thanks to worries about how it’ll turn out, hair extensions are the perfect solution. Worrying about how a new hair color will look is a common worry that everyone considering switching up their color experiences at one time or another. Hair extensions, however, make experimenting with hair color easier than ever!

From trying out the ever-popular ombre to adding lowlights or highlights without the need for a long-term commitment, hair extensions grant you the power to get creative with your style. Just pick up some hair extensions in the color that you’re interested in trying out and see how it looks! Best of all, if you aren’t in love with the results, you can simply take them out and try something else.

Add Some Extra Length

It’s no secret that one of the biggest benefits of hair extensions is found in their ability to instantly add some extra length to your hair. Many of us struggle to grow our hair out to a certain point no matter how patient we are. If you find yourself in this category, hair extensions can help! Instead of waiting patiently for your hair to grow to your desired length, you can simply attach hair extensions and get the look you have been craving in a matter of a few minutes!

Hair extensions are also the perfect solution for those who have suffered from a haircut gone wrong. It happens to the best of us and if you have recently gotten a haircut that took just a little too much length off, hair extensions can reverse the damage. A haircut gone-bad can be fixed up with hair extensions and they won’t hinder the growth of your hair whatsoever, meaning that you can rock a beautiful look all while waiting for your hair to grow back out.

Boost Volume

There are few things that can be a bigger hit to your self-confidence than hair loss or thinning hair. If you have found yourself struggling with either of these issues, hair extensions are here to save the day. Hair extensions can boost the volume of your hair, giving you the appearance of luscious, more full-bodied hair.

Endless Style Options

For those who enjoy switching up their hairstyle frequently, there are few better ways to try out new styles than with hair extensions. Sometimes we get a little bored with our current hairstyle and want to try out a new look without making a long-term commitment. Hair extensions are easily styled whether it be with a long ponytail, intricate braid, or a stylish bun. You can even use hair extensions as accessories to spice up your look for special occasions or events!

No Risk of Hair Damage

Finally, one of the biggest reasons to wear hair extensions is that there is no risk of hair damage. While other alternatives such as bonding or tape-ins run the risk of causing damage to your mane, hair extensions grant you the same benefits without any risk of damage. Those looking to avoid hair damage would do well to give hair extensions a try!

Ready for Hair Extensions? Book an Appointment With Your Hairstylist!

Now that you know 5 of the biggest reasons that you should wear hair extensions, it is likely that you will want to book an appointment with your hairstylist in the near future. Luckily, the MyCuts app is here to make booking an appointment easier than ever before! Our app features both appointment scheduling and monitoring features that simplify the booking process for both hair salon owners and their clients alike. If you are a hair salon owner looking for an easier way to manage your busy schedule, check out our demo to see what we can do to help!

How to Clean Your Hair Styling Tools

Tues, 18 Feb.

At MyCuts, we know that you want your hair styling tools to function at their best, working continuously to give you a great look. In order for that to happen, however, your hair styling tools have to be well maintained and cleaned. Thoroughly cleaning your hair styling tools will go a long way to keep them functioning at their best for the longest amount of time possible.

Ask yourself when the last time you cleaned your hairbrush was. What about your blow dryer or favorite heat-styling tools? If you can’t remember, it is likely you need to get into the habit of cleaning your hair styling tools regularly. After all, product buildup on your favorite hair styling tools can result in burnt hair and split ends.

Today, MyCuts will be telling you how to clean your hair styling tools properly so you can get the best function possible. With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to a better hairstyling experience. Let’s get started!

Use a Heat Protectant

The most effective way to avoid heat styling damage without cutting out the use of hair styling tools completely is by using a heat protectant. If you aren’t using a heat protectant each and every time that you use a heat styling tool, you are putting your hair at an unnecessary risk of damage. Get into the habit of thinking of a heat protectant the way you think of sunscreen before spending a day in the sun. A good heat protectant will keep your hair healthy and beautiful while locking in your hair color.

Cleaning Your Hairbrushes and Combs

While you may think that the only thing getting stuck in your hairbrushes and combs is your own hair, there are several different things that can get stuck, causing a nasty mess over time. From dust and germs to oils from your head and hair spray, your hairbrush can become packed with undesirable particles over time. When you don’t clean your hairbrush for weeks at a time, all of these items get stuck in your hairbrush. Think about what you are brushing or combing through your freshly washed hair each time you use them! So what is the proper way to clean your hairbrush and comb?

First, take any long, thin tool, such as a closed pair of scissors, and slide it under the stuck hair in your brush. Next, gently tug upwards to pull the hair away from the brush. If there isn’t much hair in your brush at the time of cleaning, you can simply use your hand to remove the hair. It is best practice to remove hair from your brush each time you use it to eliminate buildup over time.

Next, it is time to wash your hairbrush or comb. Simply fill up your sink with warm water and use a cleansing shampoo on your hair styling tool. Depending on your preference, you can either let the hairstyling tool soak for a while or take a toothbrush and scrub away buildup that way for a more thorough cleaning. It is best to focus on the base of the brush as this is where oils and hair spray tends to cling on and build up the most.

Watch How Frequently You’re Using Heat Styling Tools

How often do you find yourself using heat styling tools? If the answer is frequently, you can protect your hair by cutting down on use. Using hair styling tools too frequently can cause your hair to become damaged and brittle over time. In order to cut back on the frequency at which you are using heat styling tools, experiment with new types of heatless hairstyles. Branching out can be a fun experience and you may find forms of hairstyles that you like even better than your favorite heat styling ‘dos!

Once you have cleaned your brush or comb thoroughly, all that’s left to do is let it dry. You can either let your brush air dry or you can use a blow drier if you’re in a hurry.

Cleaning Flat Irons and Curlers

When sticky hair products build up on your favorite heat styling tools, this opens the door for a chemical reaction that can result in burnt hair and split ends! For this reason, it is crucial that you know how to properly clean your flat irons and curlers. Always make sure your heat styling tools are unplugged before starting as cleaning your tools while they are plugged in can pose an electric shock risk.

Start by using a moist cloth to go over your heat styling tools and remove as much buildup as possible. For extra thorough cleaning, add a little rubbing alcohol or a professional iron cleaner to wipe down your heat styling tools. Make sure to dry your tools thoroughly before using them again as, again, water and electricity don’t mix.

Cleaning Your Blow Dryer

While many of us don’t think to clean our blow dryers, it is vital that you regularly clean this hair styling tool. Take a look at your blow dryer’s vent. Is there lint and dirt buildup? If so, it is far past time to clean your blow dryer. Lint and dirt buildup can severely harm the functioning of your blow dryer so it’s good to maintain a regular cleaning schedule.

Start by removing the back cover of your blow dryer. Once this is done, take out the filter and clean it with a small tool like a Q-tip. Next, rinse it with warm water and let it dry out completely. While the filter is drying, take some time to wipe down the body of the blow dryer itself with a warm, wet cloth. This will remove any hair product buildup found on the dryer. Once this process is complete, reassemble your blow dryer and enjoy maximum airflow!

Get the MyCuts App!

MyCuts hopes these tips were helpful to you and that you will have an easier time properly cleaning your favorite hair styling tools going forward. If you are a hair salon owner, it is likely you already knew about these cleaning practices but have you heard of the MyCuts app? If not, we are here to offer you valuable information that can make scheduling appointments and maintaining your schedule easier than ever!

The MyCuts app is a tool created with salon owners and their customers in mind. Our app features software that includes appointment scheduling and monitoring features that take the chaos out of booking. Feel free to take a look at our demo to see what the MyCuts app can do for your salon!