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Five Reasons To Wear Hair Extensions


At Additional Lengths, we may be slightly biased but we believe that there are some excellent reasons why you should explore the world of quality hair extensions with us. We work closely with one of the UK’s leading hair extensions brand, Remi Cachet, to provide our customers with excellent human hair extensions. So, why wear them?

1. Texture

Firstly, extensions allow you to play around with different hair textures. If you have naturally straight hair which won’t hold a curl or wave, then you have the option to invest in a quality hairpiece or hair extensions which provide immediate luxurious waves. Curly haired ladies can experiment with poker straight tresses for a completely fresh look, avoiding any damage caused by chemically treating the hair in order to straighten. Plus, with the high quality human hair used to create some extensions, you’re free to use heated stylers to fashion your own texture.

2. Thicken up thin locks

We all know that simply having some extra hair can really make a difference to the overall feel and look of your hairstyle. Thin hair often struggles to hold a style or volume, and goes through a regular damaging process of backcombing and heat in an attempt to achieve the desired thicker finish. Whether you’d love a more permanent thickness, or want to give your hair a boost for a special occasion, there are hair thickening solutions available here at Additional Lengths.

Beautiful Blonde Girl. Healthy Long Curly Hair.

3. Volume

The benefit of extra volume definitely ties in with the hair thickening point mentioned above. The placement of clip-in extensions can affect the appearance of volume to your hair. Careful placement around the crown area and blended in with the natural hair can really lift the hair and give it an extra dimension. High ponytails are very much in vogue this year, so why not add some extensions to add some extra oomph to the ponytail? We love the instant results you can achieve with our Remi Cachet 100% human hair extensions.

4. Length

Perhaps you’ve discovered that short hair just isn’t for you, or you have a hard time growing your hair to a length you’d be more happy with. This is wear the instant results of hair extensions come in to solve your hair woes. Our most popular hair extension product offers clean and easy application as well as removal, so you can get the hairstyle you want in no time at all, and remove them effortlessly. With the excellent hair quality of the Elegance Range, the Mini Tips™ are designed to work with the Mini Locks™. The German Keratin bond is softer to work better as a cushion inside the Mini Lock™ to create tiny flat bonds to ensure that they are comfortable to wear, and conveniently discreet so no one would know you have extensions. Et voila!


5. Temporarily transforms your look

If you’re looking to make a big change to impress at an upcoming event or party but don’t want to commit to a specific hair colour or cut, then clip-in human hair extensions are definitely for you. They are so easy to apply to your natural hair and simple to remove, with minimal stress or damage to your hair or scalp.

Sometimes we just want to experiment with a new look by injecting some colour into our hair – without the commitment of permanent hair dye. Coloured hair extensions can provide an opportunity to inject a little colour without the permanency or waiting for the colour to grow out. A vibrant shade of red or subtle tones of pink clip-ins would look great peeking through waves. For blondes, perhaps you’d like to try out some lowlights, and for brunettes the option of highlights would take your look to a different dimension. Clip-in hair extensions cause zero damage to the hair, and can be applied and removed with minimum fuss.


Browse through our collection of clip-in hair extensions or human hair extensions to find the right colour and style for you. We have some fabulous products on offer with various styles including popular dip dye and ombres, as well as shiny base colours. We understand that it’s crucial that we take good care of our hair to keep it looking it’s best. We stock a selection of specialised Additional Lengths hair extension care products with treatments, shampoo and conditioners specially designed to care for extensions.

If you’re considering investing in hair extensions, or you’d simply like some styling tips, please do not hesitate to contact us to speak to one of our friendly professionals for some expert advice.

Hair Tips

Your Ultimate 2017 Hair Kit

It takes a lot to look this good, ladies. For those of us not blessed with wonderfully styled hair as soon as we roll out of bed, there’s a whole host of hair products and tools in our arsenal to give us a helping hand. Take a look at the Additional Lengths ultimate hair kit to check off if you have everything you need for a good hair day.

Tangle Teezer

We have an excellent range of the popular Tangle Teezer brushes here at Additional Lengths. The pros of this unique brush include the soft teeth which flex and collapse as they ‘teeze’ hair tangles and knots, which minimises breakage. No more shall you wince through the pain of brushing out tangles! Every girl needs a Tangle Teezer compact brush in their handbag for on the go tangle teezing. The Tangle Teezer blow styling brush in half paddle and full paddle are fantastic for blow drying the hair straight with minimal tugging on the scalp and reduced frizz on the lengths. This hairbrush design is ideal for using with hair extensions due to the gentle brushing action.


Heat defence spray

If there’s one absolute must-have on this list, we believe it’s this: a quality heat defence spray or heat protection cream. This will save your tresses the heartache of damage from heated stylers. As you’re probably aware, repeated use of straighteners or curling wands can really take it’s toll on human hair extensions, as well as natural hair. A good heat defence spray such as the Moroccan Oil Heat Styling Protection spray will protect the hair with a thin barrier against the heat, reducing the possibility of dryness and those dreaded split ends.



Salon quality hairdryer

Not only are hairdryers a practical item to own, they can also help create hair styles, or prep the hair for continued styling. We stock premium quality hair dryers by ghd which offer advanced ionic technology to minimise frizz and flyaways, plus a cool air setting to help lock your style in place. Create volume by blow drying your hair upside down, or smooth the hair shaft downwards using a brush to create a straight finish. Salon-style blow dries are only a click away!


ghd straighteners

The holy grail of hair straighteners, ghd are experts in creating stylish looking heated stylers and the ghd hair straighteners are an essential part of any girl’s hair kit. We love the beautiful ghd Platinum Serene Pearl straighteners which contain clever hair protection technology with intelligent sensors which maintain optimum styling temperature, reducing breakage by 50% and increasing shine by 20%. Now those are percentages we can get on board with! The straighteners even come in a stunning shiny coordinating heat-resistant bag, making them perfect for travelling.


Curling wand

On those days you just fancy giving beachy waves or elegant curls a go, you need to invest in a salon worthy curling wand. Sure, you can create some lovely waves with a straightener using the right moves, but for a no nonsense curl, we turn to the wave wand or curl tong from ghd.


Sleep-in hair rollers

Sometimes time isn’t on our side in the morning, so sleep-in hair rollers are just what we need to have daytime-ready hair which work their magic whilst we sleep. Our Sleep-In Rollers pack of 10 rollers create gorgeous curls with instant volume overnight with the comfortable foam and velcro materials which allow you to get a goodnights rest.
Our tips on how to use sleep-in hair rollers:

1. Split hair into sections
2. Roll up your hair in curlers
3. Secure the rollers with hair pins or clips
4. For ultimate comfort adjust your clips or pins
5. Relax and have a great night’s sleep!


Hair spray

Hairspray is literally the product which holds everything together. A wave or curl would be nothing without it. A good hairspray offers a flexible to strong weather resistant hold which easily brushes out, leaving no heavy residue in the hair. We love the Sexy Hair hairspray range which also provides illuminating shine and unbelievable volume, lift and hold.


Clip-in hair extensions

An ideal hair accessory for temporary volume, length and thickness, clip-in human hair extensions are a must-have in your ultimate hair kit. Easy to apply and remove, clip-in extensions and tape hair extensions by Remi Cachet are premium quality and made with 100% human hair for a natural look.


Get everything you need for your perfect hair kit at Additional Lengths and find out how to master those must have styles in our hair video tutorials.


The Best Hair Trends of 2016

Here at Additional Lengths, we’ve taken a look at the most popular hair trends of 2016, including the beautiful grey hair look, balayage and braids. Which was your favourite hair trend?

Hair Tips Trends

New Year, New Hair

Hairstyles and trends take inspiration from all sources, from fashion editorials to films, and reviving previous much loved trends with a contemporary twist. Perhaps you’re stuck in a hair rut at the moment and unsure of where to turn next. At Additional Lengths we’ve put together our hair trend predictions for 2017, so get yourself a cuppa and discover a new hair look to try out this year.

The High Ponytail

This look may be reminiscent of our school days but we’re telling you – this look will be huge this year. It’s so simple to achieve and super flattering, showing off your face and neck perfectly. You may be used to sporting this hair look in the gym or whilst doing your makeup in the morning, but with some extra care you can really make the ponytail work for you. Suitable for work and nights out, we’re certain this simple hairstyle will suit everyone.


How To: Use hair-friendly hair bands and grips to avoid snags and damage to the hair. Hide the hair band by wrapping a small piece of hair around it and securing. Smooth down any frizz with a light hair serum which will also provide a touch of shine. For nights out, add some texture with a salt spray or lightly backcomb the hair for an elevated, fashionable finish.

Rainbow hair

Last year we saw lots of beautiful pastel shades and silver hair trends on the street from girls who like to experiment with unusual hair colours. For 2017, pops of vibrant colours or a rainbow mix of hair shades will take centre stage. Primary colours placed side by side with pastels make a statement, whilst ‘streaks’ of blue or red visible through braids is bang on-trend.


How To: Fake it! Our Additional Lengths feather hair extensions are a fantastic way to incorporate bright colours and unique texture to your hair. They can be cut to size and positioned wherever you like, attached with micro rings for a long lasting finish.

Side Parting

This hair trend is taken straight from the catwalk with the likes of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner all rocking the deep side parting. It’s such an effortless way to change up your hair if you’re looking for an quick and easy change with no commitment. Get cute by using hair accessories or hair clips to keep hair parted, or simply tuck behind your ear. Extreme side partings look great with sleek straight hair which emanates shine with every turn.

How To: Take a comb to gently part the hair either just off centre, or more towards your ear depending on how much you wish to mix up your look. Keep flyaways in check with a touch of product around the parting smoothed towards the mid-lengths.

Go for the Lob

The ‘lob’, or long bob, is a modern take on the classic bob hair cut. Conveniently, if you’re already growing out a bob and your hair is in that in-between stage, you’re already halfway there! Pros: you’re still able to tie your hair up, ombre can still work well at this length and it’s achingly on-trend with celebs such as Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne displaying the perfect long bob. This cut is also a great option for keeping some length whilst getting rid of any damage caused by over styling issues or dryness from bleach.

Beautiful blond woman with style hairstyle

How To: Ask your hairstylist for a long bob that ends just above the collar bones. This is an easy to style haircut so it’s perfect for those girls who like a low maintenance cut. Create gentle waves with a heated curling wand or straighteners from GHD and use a flexible hold hairspray to set the look.

Pump up the volume

It’s the bigger the better when it comes to hair trends this year, and a more wearable version of this mantra is voluminous Hollywood waves. Don’t worry if you have thin or flat hair which struggles to hold a wave for more than ten seconds because at Additional Lengths we have some excellent Remi Cachet human hair extensions which will add that much needed volume and oomph. Whether you’re keen to have the volume stick around with fitted hair extensions, or you’re wanting a way to spice up your look for a night out with clip-in hair extensions, we have something for you.


How To: There are plenty of volume boosting hair products on the market to choose from, from root lifting mousses to volume shampoos and conditioners. For a fail safe voluminous hair look, we suggest investing in premium quality hair extensions which can be matched to your natural hair colour and styled with heated hair tools to help you achieve your desired hairstyle.

So there you have it, our top hair trend predictions for 2017 – why not try something different this year?