Bundles: Everything You Need To Know.

Most people have done away with hair stores and buying hair from there and have instead moved on to buying bundles that come in a variety of different lengths, colors, and textures.

What's the hype?

Bundles can be great if you invest in quality hair and get the hair installed properly. For women with natural hair, or women who just want to escape the heat, sew-ins can be a great protective style. A lot of the time, people purchase expensive hair but do not go the extra mile to have it installed properly, which can result in hair loss. When the edges of your hair is gripped too tight, or the braid pattern is too tight, you will actually lose more hair instead of growing it. 

Furthermore, not getting your ends clipped between sew-ins or not changing the braid pattern can be detrimental to your leave out. Alternatives for damaging your leave-out would be purchasing a lace front closure to avoid excessive. 

Consulting with your stylist is always key to figuring out what is best for you. Buying bundles is an investment, so invest in yourself and your hair care by shopping with I AM Hair! We have 10A Loose Wave and Curly in stock, while 10A Loose Deep and Straight hair can be ordered with a 50% deposit.

 

Creamy Crack: The good, the bad, the ugly.

After the premiere of Chris Rock's "Good Hair", the stigma behind relaxers heightened. The chemicals within relaxers, such as calcium hydroxide, can cause scalp irritation and burns. A lot of people have moved to the natural side or anti-relaxer, however, there are instances where relaxers are necessary and even the best option!

If you are headed towards a pixie cut this summer, relaxers can be essential. For a shorter cut on the sides and back, a relaxer will keep your hair looking fresh and fabulous. Despite getting your sides or back permed, that does not mean you need a full head of relaxer; you can keep the rest of your hair natural for the fuller not so silky look!

But the bigger question is if your hair is not doing well "natural," what are you trying to prove? For instance, if you've been natural for over a year and your hair has not grown or is even falling out, a relaxer may just be a better option for you. Keep in mind, protective styles are a great option to giving your natural hair a rest in the summer or winter months, depending on how you wear your hair. 

For example, if you don't want to apply heat at all, rod sets, two strand twists or full, lace closure sew-in(complete sew-in) are options. Even if you do apply heat and just don't like the fact that the humidity swells your hair, you have options. 

 

Communicating with your stylist about the overall plans and goals for your mane is key. He or she will help consult you along the way and ease the stress of maintaining your mane; with their help, you won't have a mess on your head. 

 

Change is good and can be guided!

Cheif Editor Shardaisy

 

Summer Hair: What Works For YOU.

   As summer arrives people tend to be at odds about what they should do with their hair. Between the heat, humidity, rain, and adventures of summer finding what's best for you can seem like a challenge. Often times, the first style people jump to are braids, but here at I AM Hair, we have gathered a whole host of styles and tips to keep you looking easy, breezy, beautiful, and comfortable this summer. 

   Depending on your hair texture, natural or relaxed the humidity will probably obliterate your curls, therefore, different Protective Styles are key. One favorite is Sew-in Extensions. This style is as versatile as you can get; different hair colors, lengths, and styles are available. One can get a full sew-in with minimum leave out, a complete sew-in with absolutely no leave out(best for natural hair) or a lace closure(possible for natural or relaxed hair) again with no leave out, but allows for the client to have a natural looking part.

Pixie Cuts will be ideal for you to switch it up and enjoy the summer while looking sassy. This would require a relaxer at the very least around the sides and back. No matter if you are natural or not, pixie cuts can work for you. Your face shape may play a role in how your hair is cut, but anyone can rock a summer pixie and you don't have to wait until you "lose weight!"

Relaxers are good for the summer because as the humidity increase, your hair will be straight as opposed to going to its natural curl pattern. There are relaxers for mild, regular and super(which is not typically necessary).

Highlights are fun to play around with different colors such as blonde, copper, red, plum, blue and more. Highlights are ideal for summer because you won't have to constantly retouch your roots and the different colors will allow you to appear youthful and fun! They can even be changed with different rinses after they have been pre lightened, so they are east to switch up.

Permanent Color can be fun for summer as well, though it may require retouching in the roots over time. Permanent color can essentially be the same colors as what's available in highlights, but all over from the root to the ends.

Color Rinses are an option for a new color as well. Though it is deposit based only, so you can only go darker i.e. black, burgundy and plum on already naturally, light colored hair like brown and they are not so permanent or damaging to the hair. They can be testers and easily switched later on.

What Style Would You Like to Try This Summer? Let's Find What Works for You!

Chief Editor: Shardaisy