A) Hair extensions are methods of adding commercial hair to natural hair. These methods are used to conceal thinning or hair loss in concentrated areas as well used to add any combination of length, thickness and body, and colour.
Can Anyone Have Hair Extensions Applied?
There are some scalp conditions which are unfortunately not compatible with hair extensions e.g. psoriasis, eczema, etc. However, the severity of these conditions can vary greatly from individual to individual and can be assessed at your consultation.
How Long Does My Natural Hair Need To be ?
This very much depends on your own hair type but ideally your own hair should be a minimum of 10cms long.
Do You Charge For Consultations ?
No, even though our consultations are very thorough and take up a ½ hour time slot, there is no charge.
Will I Lose Any Of My Own Hair During The Removal?
No matter which method of hair extensions you chose to have, your hair extensions will have been in place for a considerable amount of time. During that time, some of your individual natural hairs would have shed which is inevitable and a natural process that takes place without even having extensions. These hairs would have been held in place by the bonds so at removal stage these hairs will be released and will fall away. However, your hair will look exactly the same as it did prior to having your hair extensions fitted.
How Long Will It Take To Have My Hair Extensions Fitted?
It will take approximately 3 – 3.5 hours to have a Full Head of permanent hair extensions fitted.
Do I Have To Give My Hair A 'Rest' In Between Having Hair Extensions?
No, this is not necessary. There is no benefit to giving your hair a ‘rest’ in between, as long as the hair is well maintained and has the standard maintenance that's required then there is no need to have a break. This is all down to preference and personal choice.
How Long Will My Hair Extensions Last For?
The micro ring method allows for hair to be re-used and will last up to 6 to 9 months. This is down to the choice of hair / quality being used. Russian hair as the quality is one of the best on the market the longevity is the highest. Using European and Indian hair the hair can be used up to 3 - 6 months.
Can I Use Hot Styling Equipment e.g Hair Dryer - Hot Rollers ?
Yes, you can use all of the above with real hair extensions however with synthetic hair - straightening irons and curling tongs any type of heat can not be used. During the consultation period all will be discussed.
Can You Brush The Hair Extensions When Wet ?
Do not brush or comb your hair extensions while they are wet. The strain on the ring can cause it to prematurely weaken. Additionally, regular nylon or bristle brushes can be course, tugging and pulling on tangles, this also can cut into the life of your extensions. I would highly recommend that a loop brush to be used, to avoid any type of strain on the hair extension as well as your natural hair.
What Is The Best Way To Sleep With Hair Extensions ?
Swap your current cotton pillow case for a silk or satin case for your extensions. Due to the finely woven fibers in the cotton this will have the tendency to catch / tug or pull on the extensions. I always suggest to my clients to invest in a satin or silk case as its beneficial for hair and skin. Alternatively, you can tie your hair in a bun before bed to keep them from tangling. The longevity of the extensions will be a lot greater if the extensions are well maintained.