Hair Extension FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How often do I need to maintain my hair extensions?
Typically, every 6 to 8 weeks is the average for a maintenance shedule.

 

How long does it take to get hair extensions?
Generally, the process can take between several hours up to a full day depending upon the type and the amount of extensions that will be added to your hair.

 

How are hair extensions attached?

Hair extensions can be attached using a variety of methods including braiding, sewing, fusion, shrink links, micro links, and some can even be clipped in.

 

 

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There are horror stories of hair extensions tangling up.  How do I avoid this?

Whenever hair extensions tangle, it is almost always a problem of hair quality.  If you are interested in extensions, always look for a specialist who uses high quality 100% remy human hair.   With remy hair, each and every strand of hair is cuticle correct.  This means that the cuticle layer of all of the strands is running in the same direction.  Remy hair is gently processed, and it looks and feels just like your own natural hair. It is easy to manage and style with very few tangles.  

Non-remy hair extensions are created from cheaper quality hair, taken from brushes or off the floor, stripped of its cuticle layer, and then coated with a silicone layer to make it appear shiny.  After a few washes, the silicone layer washes off, and then the problems begin.  Tangling, matting and knotting all occur, and the hair becomes messy and unruly. 

With quality hair that is cuticle correct, tangling is almost never an issue.  If hair does tangle, it is generally minimal and fingers or a wide tooth comb can be used to detangle.  

 

What types of human hair are used for hair extensions?
The main types of human hair available are European, Indian and Asian hair.

 

Will extensions damage my hair?
Extensions should not damage your hair if properly cared for and maintained.  That is why it is crucial to choose a specialist to apply your hair extensions.  Not every salon who offers extensions has certified stylists with the experience needed to apply extensions correctly.  We have over 25 years of experience and hair extensions are our specialty.  You get the benefit of top level training along with superior quality hair. 

 

Can I brush, curl, blow dry and wash my hair extensions?
Yes.  You can blow dry, curl, brush, and wash your hair extensions just like your normal hair.  We suggest letting your hair air dry and using a wide tooth comb or special hair extension brush to detangle.  Blow dryers, flat irons, and other heat styling tools can be drying to your extensions if used too often, so to keep your hair looking shiny and vibrant, keep heat styling to a minimum.

 

How do I wash my hair extensions?

Wash the hair in one direction from top to bottom. Avoid washing hair upside down. Use shampoos and conditioners that are for dry hair and add the most moisture.   Sulfate free shampoos are excellent options. 

 

What types of hair products should I use?
The best choice for shampoos, conditioners, and styling products are those that add moisture back into the hair.  Leave-in conditioners are fabulous for your extensions, and applying a leave-in conditioner each day will keep your hair hydrated and protected from the elements. 

Products for oily hair or chelating shampoos that take out chlorine or product build up should not be used as they will leave your hair feeling dry.  Also, use styling products that are zero or low alcohol. 

 

Can I swim and go in the ocean?
Swimming in swimming pools and hot tubs is okay, but it is best to wash hair right after swimming. We recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean and in salt water as the salt can take all the moisture out of the hair and cause it to tangle.  It is a great idea to add a leave-in conditioner after swimming. 

 

Will anyone know I am wearing hair extensions?
When properly applied, no one should be able to tell that you are wearing hair extensions. We will assist you in choosing the right color and curl pattern so that your extensions will be virtually undetectable.