With the third installment of "Twilight" officially a wrap, Ashley Greene has traded her character's pixie cut for a longer, softer look.
Essly Powel— of L.A.-based salon Parlour on 3rd— is the stylist behind Ashley's new 'do, and offers the following advice for anyone experimenting with extensions:
— For protein bond or Keratip hair extensions, it’s very important to NOT wash the new extensions for two days.
— Hair must be brushed at least once a day.
— Avoid over-styling with heated tools such as a flat iron or curling iron.
— If possible, find the perfect match as far as the hair color goes; this avoids double processing the extension hair, which will prolong the life of the hair.
— Do not wash your hair every day; over-washing will strip the protective coating from the extension hair, therefore causing hair to be too porous.
— Never leave hair sopping wet for an extended period of time, as doing so will cause the bonds to swell and hair to slip out sooner. Always blow-dry just the bonds, even if you are not doing a full blow-dry.
— Use conditioners that have more emollients in them, to help re-moisturize the extension hair.
— Braid hair before going to bed; it will prevent hair from tangling.
— Swimming is OK, but keep it to non-chlorinated pools, and hair must be braided and washed and conditioned immediately after getting out of the pool.
What do you think of Ashley's latest look?