There’s a lot of misinformation floating around the internet in regards to hair extensions, so we thought it was high time to set the record straight! Now there’s a couple of ways to break down this question because there’s no easy answer. The short answer is no. The long answer has to do with brand, maintenance, type of extensions, etc. So buckle up, we’re about to get technical!

Brand

The first factor to take into account when asking if hair extensions damage your hair is brand. Not all extension brands are created equal. And it doesn’t just have to do with the quality of the hair itself (although that is very important). It has to do with the technology used. Tony Odisho’s extensions use tested technology to safely secure the wefts to your natural hair. 

Plus our specially formulated removal solutions help ensure that damage during the removal process is slim to nonexistent. Not every brand takes the care we do to ensure the safety of your natural hair!

Type of Extensions

Tony Odisho carries three different types of extensions: Fusion, Tape, and Velo. Our Velo Extensions are made with a double wefted wire suspended clip-in system, so they are virtually damage-free and can be taken in and out by the wearer as desired. 

Tape extensions are applied in smaller wefts. Their seamless application technology is safe on hair when applied and maintained correctly. Plus, they last 6-8 weeks and can be reapplied up to two times after the initial application.

Fusion extensions are applied strand by strand and stick a lot longer than tape. They last up to 4 months. Removing them is a more involved process than with tape, but our removal solution is specially made for it, so any TO certified professional hairstylist can remove them with minimal damage.

Application/Removal

Proper application and removal cannot be emphasized enough when it comes to avoiding damage from hair extensions. That’s why Tony Odisho offers such carefully designed, hands-on certification classes. Our classes will leave stylists fully equipped to create a perfect extension application every single time. 

Maintenance

Of all the factors that come into play in regards to minimizing damage to hair after wearing extensions, maintenance is the most important. First, we highly recommend only using product from the Ostia Collection hair care line because all of the products in it are specially formulated to be safe on extensions.

We also recommend using our mixed bristle paddle brush at least twice a day to limit tangles and distribute healthy natural oils to your extensions. Additionally, when heat-styling hair, you should always use a heat protectant like our 3-in-1 Mist and avoid placing heat directly onto tape tabs or fusion bonds. For any other questions you have regarding maintenance, be sure to ask your stylist!

So we finally have an answer to the question: do hair extensions damage your hair? It doesn’t have to be as scary or daunting as some folks make it out to be. If you follow these tips, you’re sure to love your hair while you have extensions and after you remove them!


Sure, dry hair sounds like more of a winter than summer problem, but hear us out! Your hair can get severely dried out from a number of different factors in the summertime. For example: sun exposure, chlorine, and even saltwater. Here’s how you can combat these and keep your hair hydrated this summer without sacrificing any fun!

Heat Style Less Often

We know how hard it can be to put down the blow dryer and curling iron, but this is important. If you can even just go a few days with your natural hair texture, it will do your hair a lot of good. If you really can’t stand how your hair looks, try some heatless hairstyles like braids or buns. The benefits to lessening heat styling are immeasurable!

Use a Heat Protectant

If you absolutely must heat style your hair, be sure to use an effective heat protectant. We recommend 3-in-1 Mist because it packs so many benefits into one bottle. Not only does it protect against heat, it also protects against UV rays and has detangling properties! It’s a must for your next beach day.

Brush Regularly

Brushing out your hair often helps distribute healthy oils from your scalp so they can moisturize your hair naturally. Be wary if you have naturally curly hair, however. If you have straight or wavy hair, this step is essential. We recommend brushing with a boar bristle paddle brush at least twice a day, especially if you have hair extensions.

Deep Condition Semi-Regularly

Deep conditioning is an easy way to rehydrate your hair quickly. However, you should make sure to check the ingredients and only use products that are free of sulfates and parabens. Sulfates and parabens actually dry out your hair and can even compromise your color! Luckily, the Hydrate Masque (formerly known as Intense Conditioner) is free of those harmful ingredients!

Drink More Water

This may seem like an odd inclusion on a list of hair tips, but it’s actually very important. If your body is hydrated, it’s easier to keep your hair hydrated. It’s really as simple as that. If you’re spending a long day out in the hot sun, be sure to fill your water bottle (or bottles) ahead of time!

Apply Smooth Serum

Smooth Serum is made with a super lightweight formula that moisturizes dried out hair without weighing it down like other hair serums. Apply it to damp hair after a shower or to dry hair as needed. It smells and feels fantastic so you’re practically guaranteed to get hooked and use it year-round!

Whatever your hair care regimen is, be sure to carve out some time and choose products specifically to keep your hair hydrated this summer. Follow these tips and you’ll have healthy, hydrated hair, no matter what the season!


You’re packing for summer vacation. You’ve got your favorite clothes, most reliable makeup, and of course, your hair care products. Did you remember to pack 3-in-1 Mist? It’s an absolute must-have hair care product for your travels this summer! Here’s why.

Heat Protection

First and foremost, 3-in-1 Mist offers heat protection. Even if you’re not heat styling your hair every day, it’s super important to protect it. It’s also important to take into account that sun exposure is heat exposure. So if you’re spending a long day lounging at the beach, protecting against heat is vital! This will also help keep hair from drying out or getting frizzy after prolonged sun exposure.

UV Ray Protection

Speaking of sun exposure, 3-in-1 Mist also protects against UV rays. Why does this matter? Well UV rays can seriously compromise your hair color and even dry it out. If you want your color to stay vibrant and your hair to stay hydrated, prep with 3-in-1 Mist before setting foot outside this summer.

Detangling

If you’re spending your summer swimming a lot or generally just staying active, your hair is going to get tangled. It just so happens that 3-in-1 Mist is a super quick and easy-to-use detangler. So no matter how much time you spend on a windy beach, you can rest assured it won’t take long to detangle your tresses afterwards.

Shine

As if all those properties and benefits weren’t enough, 3-in-1 Mist also offers a natural shine to the hair. It’s perfect for hair that’s dull or dry because it adds much-needed shine and moisture, but not so much that it weighs down the hair. Plus it smells heavenly. So it’s a win-win-win all the way around!

Don’t leave 3-in-1 Mist out of your suitcase when packing for your next vacation. Take advantage of its numerous benefits and enjoy healthy hair all summer long! Buy it here.


It can be a struggle to make wire suspended clip-in extensions look natural on thick short hair, but rest assured it is possible! It just takes some easy tips and tricks to make it look more blended. In this tutorial, Tony Odisho himself demonstrates how to apply Velo Extensions to thick short hair.

First, clip up most of the hair using Tony Odisho’s double hinged non-slip alligator clips.

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Begin French braiding the hair on the right side of the head, starting above the ear.

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Repeat on the left side.

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Pin up the two braids so that they don’t show after the Velo Extensions are applied.

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Let down a layer of the clipped up hair and then re-clip the top layer.

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Apply the first weft of the Velo Extensions. Adjust wire as needed.

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Release another layer of the clipped up hair.

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Then, using the clips attached to the Velo, apply the second weft of the hair extensions.

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Brush out the hair and extensions using the Mixed Bristle Paddle Brush.

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Apply Flexible Hairspray for heat protection and hold.

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Using the Infrared Curling Iron, curl the hair into loose waves.

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That’s it! A fool-proof way to apply Velo Extensions to Thick Short Hair. They look blended and natural, not choppy or disjointed. Try it on your own set of Velo Extensions today!

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When hair needs volume, the last hair care product people typically reach for is conditioner. But it’s time to reconsider that! Conditioner can do a lot for your hair’s health and body, but often gets under-utilized when it comes to adding volume. Here’s why you should try Volume Conditioner.

As we slowly slide into spring, it’s important to remember to nourish your hair. The winter months can make hair dry, dull, and limp. There’s no humidity or moisture in the air to add some natural hydration, so you have to add it yourself!

The key to using Volume Conditioner is in applying it correctly. Only apply at the mid shaft to ends of the hair. If you apply it higher, you risk trapping oils on the scalp, ultimately weighing down the hair and making it look stringy. Be careful not to use too much conditioner. All Ostia Collection products are highly concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way. It’s also just generally a bad idea to go heavy on the conditioner when you’re trying to achieve more volume.

Additionally, it is completely fine to alternate the Volume Conditioner with a different one, depending on what style you’re going for that day. You absolutely do not have to use Volume Conditioner every time you wash in order to reap its many. benefits.

If you need a little extra nourishment, alternate with Restore Conditioner. For ultra hydration, alternate with our Intense Conditioner. And for blondes who want to knock out brassiness, alternate with the Blonde Conditioner.

However you choose to implement Volume Conditioner into your hair care routine, you won’t regret it! It’s an excellent way to amplify fullness while offering much-needed hydration to natural hair and hair extensions.

For more essential hair tips and easy-to-follow hairstyle tutorials, read more of our blog! Let us know your thoughts and questions  in the comments. We’d love to hear your feedback!


Glossy hair has been all the rage lately and it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Whether you wear your hair straight or curly, hair with a healthy shine is always an asset! To try this look on yourself, check out our 4 easy tips to get glossy hair.

1. Brush Your Hair Every Day

Brushing your hair every day with a Mixed Bristle Paddle Brush does wonders for the hair. This is because it helps coat hair in the natural oils from the scalp, which adds shine and moisture to dry, frizzy ends. Brushing your hair every day (ideally twice a day) is especially important for those with hair extensions because it keeps the hair healthy and tangle-free!

2. Use Smooth Serum

The Ostia Collection Smooth Serum is specially formulated with cosmetic grade ingredients to be gentle but effective on hair. Its formula is ultra-light and paraben free, so it’s deeply hydrating but doesn’t weigh down hair. A serum like this is an absolute must if you want glossy hair.

3. Deep Condition Semi-Regularly

A great way to get hydration and shine is doing a deep conditioning treatment every couple weeks. For this, we recommend using our Intense Conditioner, which doubles as a deep conditioning mask. All you have to do is apply it to wet hair from the mid shaft to the ends and let it sit for at least 5 minutes before rinsing it out. You’ll be amazed by the results!

4. Get Your Split Ends Trimmed

One of the best things you can do for your hair is get its split ends trimmed. This will make a huge difference if you want glossy hair. Fried, dry, and/or split ends make hair frizzy–the exact opposite of glossy. So get that damaged hair chopped off and enjoy the results!

These easy tips to get glossy hair will also make your hair healthier in general, so it’s a win-win, really. Try them out for yourself and let us know what you think!


If you struggle with giving your flat, lifeless hair the volume of your dreams, you’re in good company! A lot of women deal with this, but it’s easier to fix than you may think. Here are 5 ways to add volume to your hair.

Use Volumizer Shampoo & Conditioner

The Ostia Collection Volumizer Shampoo and Conditioner are an absolute must. They are paraben and sulfate free so they don’t dry out or damage your hair (or make your color fade). Plus, they smell amazing and work well on hair extensions and natural hair alike!

Prep with Volumizing Mousse

Prepping wet hair with Volumizing Mousse is a great way to add volume to your hair. It’s a lightweight foam that enhances your style without getting sticky or stiff. It’s perfect for showcasing your natural hair texture (if you air dry) or giving smooth volume if you blow dry.

Get an Extra Boost With the Root Lifter

If you want some extra volume at your roots, the Root Lifter is the way to go. It gives a major boost of volume while increasing the longevity of your style. Just spray some at your roots while hair is still wet and reap the benefits!

Use Dry Shampoo

A great hack for adding volume to your hair is using Dry Shampoo! Your scalp naturally products sebum and oils to keep your hair moisturized. But these oils can also weigh down the hair as they build up. Dry Shampoo helps you combat this by reducing excess oils to keep hair light and voluminous!

Gently Tease Hair

Using a rat tail comb or teasing brush, gently tease at the roots where you want to add volume to your hair. We strongly emphasize here that you need to do it gently. Teasing too roughly or too often can cause breakage and snarls. So do it sparingly!

Try Extensions

Lastly, a tried and true way to add volume is hair extensions. If you have particularly thin or fine hair, we recommend using Tony Odisho Fusion Extensions. Tony Odisho Tape Extensions are also a good bet if you use our unique, single-sided tape technology so that the extensions don’t weigh down your natural hair.

Try these 5 ways to add volume to your hair and let us know what you think! Do you have any favorite ways to add volume? Comment below!


With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s time to start brainstorming the perfect hairstyle for your date night! Using Dry Shampoo, Strong Hold Hairspray, Smoothing Serum, and an Infrared Curling Iron, you can create the dreamiest of hairstyles.This romantic braided chignon is the perfect look for a fancy dinner date or a night out on the town.

Step 1

Apply Dry Shampoo at the roots for added texture. Then apply Smoothing Serum from the mid-shaft to ends for a sleek, lightweight shine.

Step 2

Part the hair into four sections (pictured below).

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Step 3

Use a mini crimper to add some texture and volume at the roots. Be sure to keep heat away from extension tape strips or fusion bonds. If you don’t have a crimper, boost volume using a teasing brush.

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Step 4

Pin top section into a little bouffant.

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Step 5

Create three braids using the back section of hair.

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Step 5

Gently pull on the sides of each braid to make them look fuller.

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Step 7

Wrap the right braid around the middle braid and pin into place.

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Step 8

Repeat step 7 with the left braid.

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Step 9

Wrap the middle braid into a spiral in the center and pin it into place.

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Step 10

Twist the front right section of hair inward, leaving a couple of face-framing pieces behind. Then pull it back and pin it.

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Step 11

Repeat step 10, but on the left side.

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Step 12

Curl remaining hair, using the Infrared Curling Iron.

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Step 13

Add in some decorative pins or clips to make the hairstyle pop. Finish with Strong Hold Hairspray.

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And there you have it! A gorgeous braided chignon hairstyle, perfect for Valentine’s Day.


When making New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget about your hair! Whether you have extensions or wear your hair natural, hair care is super important. That’s why we recommend that you resolve to take better care of your hair in 2019! Here’s how:

Use paraben and sulfate free hair products

Ingredients like parabens and sulfates dry out and damage your hair. They can even fade your color and weaken extension bonds. Luckily, all of Tony Odisho’s hair products are sulfate, paraben, and alcohol free. So you can rest assured that when you use our products, your hair is safe!

Drink more water

Whether you’re planning on starting a new workout regimen or you just need to cut back on the coffee in favor of something more hydrating, drinking water is essential. It’s extremely important for your hair’s health. The more hydrated you are, the more hydrated your hair is. It’s that simple!

Always use a heat protectant

We probably sound like a broken record on this one, but it deserves to be said again. Always use heat protectant! If you don’t protect your hair from heat with a spray like our 3-in-1 Mist, be prepared for dry, frizzy hair and split ends throughout 2019. No excuses!

Stay on schedule with your hair appointments

For the love of all that is holy, do not wait too long between hair appointments. Whether you’re prone to letting your extension bonds grow out past your ears or your split ends rise up to them, please don’t. Your hair (and your hair stylist) will thank you.

Wash your hair less frequently

Washing your hair every day is definitely something to leave in 2018. It dries it out and ultimately makes your scalp greasy. To extend your style between washes, use our talc-free Dry Shampoo. It may take a little bit for your hair to adjust to a new washing schedule, but it will be well worth it!

Follow these tips to take better care of your hair this year and we promise you won’t be disappointed. Whatever you aim to do in 2019, we wish you the best of luck and endless good hair days to go with. Happy New Year!


When it comes to holiday hairstyles, there’s a lot of options out there. It can be hard to decide which look really showcases your style and personality. Well your indecisiveness ends here! We put together a list of the top 9 holiday hairstyles to try this season, curated from our very own hairstyle tutorials. Whether you try one or all of them, you can go wrong with these glamorous looks!

1. Sleek part with loose waves

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This look comes from our NYFW Inspired Hairstyle Tutorial. It’s perfect for the holidays because it cane be dressed up or down and it is totally on trend right now. Plus it’s super easy to achieve!

2. Updo in just 5 steps

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This chic style comes from our post: Get a Glam Holiday Hairstyle in 5 Easy Steps. It can be worn to a holiday party or even a wedding! It’s hard to go wrong with a gorgeous hairstyle like this.

3. Old Hollywood waves

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This old-fashioned, yet totally classic look can be achieve using our tutorial: How to Create Old Hollywood Waves. It’s hard to go wrong with a look that is both vintage and timeless. If you want your holiday hairstyle to wow at your next party, this is the style for you!

4. Low bun updo

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Though this tutorial is entitled Elegant 5 Minute Updo  for Brides, it’s perfect for any special occasion! Plus it can be whipped together practically at the last minute if you nearly forgot about that holiday party you RSVPd to a month ago.

5. Trendy ponytail with a twist

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This Trendy Ponytail Hairstyle Tutorial offers a way to class up one of the most basic hairstyles! It’s a super elegant look, perfect for those with naturally long hair or hair extensions. Plus it can be dressed up or down depending on how upscale your holiday party is.

6. Braided updo on short hair

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This Braided Updo Tutorial for Short Hair proves that you don’t need long locks to have an absolutely stunning updo as your holiday hairstyle! It combines Dutch and French braids to create hairstyle that can be worn by brides, wedding guests ,or even holiday party guests.

7. Unique bow hairstyle

There are few styles as adorable or as unique as this Cute & Easy Bow Hairstyle! This one is especially cute on kids, teens, and tweens during the holiday season. It’s a novelty look that will certainly delight anyone who sees it!

8. Elegant ponytail using Velo extensions

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If you want a classic wrapped ponytail hairstyle, but simply don’t have long enough hair for it—you’re in luck. This 5 Minute Makeover Using Velo Extensions is absolutely perfect for the holidays and gives you the length you’ve been dreaming of!

9. Updo for short hair using headband hack

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All you need for this Quick Holiday Hairstyle is an Infrared Curling Iron, Flexible Hold Hairspray and a stretchy headband! It’s so easy to achieve, it’s practically fool proof. And it’s ideal if you have short hair, but don’t want to go to the salon to get an updo.

We hope you enjoyed our roundup of the top 9 holiday hairstyles to try this season! We certainly enjoyed creating these styles and can’t wait to give you more tutorial and inspiration in 2019.