Friday, October 24, 2014

Styling Curly and Wavy Hair

“If you can spend a lot of time in the mirror every day, then you can go with the hair that needs constant styling,” says our Celebrity Hair Stylist, Cynthia Alvarez.  “If you’re tight on time in the mornings, avoid hair that will need to be styled daily.”  says Alvarez.   “I recommend wavy textures for those with busy schedules because it is a wash-and-go texture but it also straightens really beautifully.”

"Adding serums and sheens can actually have the opposite effect on the hair over time. Instead of making the hair shine, it will weigh it down, make it stringy, or damage the hair."

Styling Curly and Wavy Hair

  • Just like natural curly hair, curly weave hair tends to be dryer than other textures.
  • Avoid brushing your curly weave when it’s moist, damp or wet. Curly hair is more susceptible to break off when you attempt to comb through the curls when it’s dry.
  • Curly hair weaves tend to get frizzy and needs more attention when the weather turns damp
  • A leave in conditioner can help and make it easier to comb. Gently Use wide tooth comb or your fingers to style your wet & wavy weave.
  • Before shampooing detangle your curly weave by sectioning the hair into three or four sections. 
  • Focus on one section at a time. Start with the ends and work your way up so you don’t rip your hair out .
  • To keep your weave well hydrated use a moisturizing conditioner every time you shampoo.
  • Always have a easy to use cream based leave-in conditioner for your hair this will help retain its natural shine. Use a silicone product to contain frizz, this also helps reduce friction from combing, and reduces static. These two products can be combined during styling.
  • To prevent frizz and dryness let your curly weave air dry naturally. If you must blow dry invest in a diffuser attachment.
Read more of Cynthia's interview with Essence here: 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pink Pewter Head Wraps

Fun and easy way to change up your style!  We love these at the Hair Factory and are giving away this pink and green head wrap this week to one lucky person.  You just need to vote for Who Wore It Best on Facebook or Twitter.  Hurry this contest will end soon.  We carry many different variations and you will find them on our website under Pink Pewter.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Hair Factory Style

We have to honor all of yours and our Friends and Family who are going through cancer, those who have lost someone they love and also those who are Cancer survivors. You are our hero’s and we want to show our appreciation and our undying support for a cure for this now not so deadly but unforgiving disease.
We have to be a part of the end of Cancer. Statistics help us understand cancer, even if you’re not going through it physically but we need to do more than just read statistics. Every 2 minutes a woman in the U.S is diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  We need to DONATE! Every donation gives a chance at a new cure, a day for another survivor. The BCRF has donated 7,385,920 hours of research to cancer in order to help find a cure. This link will give you more insight on this nonprofit organization and how you can help.   
On a good note nearly 3 Million people are breast cancer survivors and this is only what we know as for the U.S! 
We at the Hair Factory, in honor of Breast Cancer, are making clip-in hair pieces in the color pink for this month. They will be free with any purchase made online or over the phone of $150.00 or more.  You can click here for more information.   
I will be walking in the Rays of Hope Breast Cancer Walk in honor of Omaira Torres. It will be on October 19, 2014 at the Temple Beth El of Springfield Mass. If you would like to donate to her cause she is a fighter and has been standing strong throughout this with her husband and two beautiful daughters and family.  If you would like more information on Omaira Torres’ walk you may find this here.
If you would like come out and walk, come show your support! We need and we will hopefully soon find a cure for Cancer! 
Submitted By :  Brittany

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Trending Now: Gorgeous Grey Locs

Ladies! Watch! Check out this fab video by beauty blogger Ty Alexander and celebrity stylist Cynthia Alvarez on going grey using a Hair Factory U-Part Wig! This is a must-see if you've ever had thoughts of trying grey! Ty looks so fierce rockin' Cynthia's masterpiece! @cynthiaglam thank you for the shouts!    Need more from this beautiful grey lady? Check out her blog right here: for the hair, naturally come see us over at Hair Factory:

Perfect Beach Waves Made Easy

Judging by Spring 2014’s runway beauty trends, its time to catch the wave. From Diane von Furstenberg in New York, Burberry Prorsum in London, and Versace in Milan, this season’s hairstyling was all about the messy, natural wave. Carefree and reminiscent of beach days ahead, the relaxed waves added a nonchalance and sex appeal to every look… Think Gisele Bundchen, Nicole Richie, and Gabrielle Union.
Wondering how to get that ideal, undone, just rolled out of bed wave? The key is adding texture, keeping hair matte, and remembering the look isn’t meant to be perfect. First dry hair by combing through with fingers to add texture. Once hair is dry, select random sections of hair and curl mid-length with a medium-barrel curling iron, and then straighten ends to add polish.
Depending on your natural texture and prep time, “setting” hair can also add the perfect amount of low-maintenance wave to your locks. For the fresh off the beach look at home, fill a spray bottle with salt water and spritzing before you start styling. Twist hair into a low bun or braids, leaving the ends loose to achieve a mixed texture. Let sit while you get dressed and do your makeup, undoing them once your ready to walk out the door, and voila! Add a spray of dry shampoo to seal the deal and you’re ready to strut the sidewalks. Two products that can help you achieve this look is Paul Mitchell Ultimate Wave and my fave Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist.

Amber Riley Rocking Hair Factory's New York Remi Wave styled with  perfect tousled curly beach waves.

Hair not cooperating? Is the ability to create those beach inspired waves and natural “kink” not an option for your strands? A helping hand is never too far away. Extensions, weaves and wigs allow for everyone and anyone, no matter what your hair texture may be, to have the exact hair style you desire. Try our  fabulous line of wigs and weaves just for this purpose. You can adjust the amount of curl on the wig or hair extensions to give yourself those perfect sexy waves. If you opt for a wig, just wash it to return it to it’s natural curl so you can reuse it time and time again.

-Thank you to Iman for sharing this how-to post

Friday, January 10, 2014


Leave it to Erykah Badu to keep it funky fresh. Whether it’s her threads, her music or her hair you can always expect something new. Yesterday, the soul singer took to Facebook and Twitter to debut her latest do. It’s an oldie but goodie.
The FatBellyBella had her locks trimmed into a very impressive high top fade.
She posted the picture on her Twitter with caption: “Faded…High”
And then she showed the back …
…and captioned it “Pyramids and vortices.”
We’d be remiss if we didn’t note the flyness of the four full-fingered rings.
By now you know Erykah is one of those women who can pull off pretty much anything when it comes to hair styles. And this is no exception. Love this look on her.
What do you think? Are you digging it?

Thank you Madame Noire for sharing 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Braidstyle Inspiration

Thank you to Pretty Girl Rock blog for sharing this short tutorial on braid styles.  Braids are the perfect solution to winter hairstyles since they hold up perfectly under the dry conditions and still give you the versatility of rocking long locs.  Need bulk hair for braiding? Check out our popular selection of textures at