How long does my hair have to be for extensions?

At least 3 – 4 inches

Will they damage my hair?
Extensions shouldn’t damage hair when applied correctly and if you care for them in accordance with the after care sheet you will be provided with.

How long do the hair extensions last?
With correct aftercare and maintenance your extension should last 2 – 3 months. Virgin Hair with all cuticles aligned, should last you at least 1 year and balmain hair will last 6monthis with proper maintenance.

Can I dye them?
Yes you can dye the hair if it is virgin hair, although it is advisable to do a strand test as your own hair may dye a different colour to the extension hair.

Can I brush, curl, blowdry, straighten and wash the hair?
Yes you can do all of the above. Using a heat protection spray will help prevent damage to the hair and also keep heat away from the bonds.

How long will it take to apply hair extensions?
This usually depends on the client’s hair and the thickness of it, but usually a full head takes 4 hours on average and a half head takes around 1-2 hours.

Will people be able to tell that I’m wearing extensions?
No, one will be able to tell you have extensions because i will blend them with your own hair.The colour match will be completely the same as your own hair and they will look completely natural.

Do I wash hair extension as normal?
Human hair can be washed as normal, you can buy aftercare range of products that are very mild and low ph shampoos and are manufactured especially for hair extensions.

What types of product should i use?
Moisture is very important, Use styling products that are zero or low alcohol. Spray in conditioners and glossifiers are wonderful for the ends

How much is the maintenance and how long does it take?
Maintenance is scheduled every 6 to 8 weeks depending on the method use, the cost start from £70- £100, and will take between 1 – 2hour.

Can I go swimming with them?
You can go swimming with them, however activities like swimming can dry out the hair extensions so it is advisable to wear a swimming cap. If you do go swimming please ensure to thoroughly wash and dry the hair extensions properly afterwards as they can get knotted.

What can hair extensions do for your hair?

  • Hair extensions can Add length – long hair in any color
  • Hair extensions can give physical thickness for fine hair
  • Hair extensions can Create a new look for a special occasion
  • Hair extensions can Add colour – fun, bright colours
  • Hair extensions can create a Professional Look for reasons – like modeling

Hair Length Guide
12 inches – shoulder length
14 inches – below shoulders
16 inches – above breast
18 inches – bra strap
20 inches – below the bra strap
22 inches – lower back
24 inches – waist

FAQ / AFTERCARE

 Prepare for your fitting – Wash your hair on the morning of the fitting, preferably with a clarifying shampoo. A clarifying shampoo ensures all residues are removed. These residues must be removed as they can effect the bonds. Do not apply any styling products. Thoroughly dry your hair in its usual parting and straighten if possible. This makes it easier to see where the bonds are going to be applied.

How long should my hair be to have hair extensions.
We recommend that you have hair that is at least 3 to 4 inches long at the shortest bits in order for it to look as natural as possible.

Are hair extensions bad for my hair.
Hair extensions are very safe for the hair if they are installed and removed professionally with the correct aftercare instructions being followed.

Can I straighten or curl my hair.
Yes. You can straighten, blow-dry, curl, and style human hair extensions, just as you would your own hair.

Do I have to give my hair a rest.
There is no need to give your hair a rest in between hair extension sets if they are expertly applied and removed. There should be no damage to your own hair underneath as it has continued to grow underneath the extensions. Most people prefer to have their extensions removed and fitted on the same day to keep their amazing long haired look!

Can I reuse the hair extensions after they have been removed?
As long as the hair has been well-maintained, it can be re-tipped and applied again many times.

Can I style my hair normally
Yes, you can wash and style your extensions in exactly the same way as you would your own hair.

How long does it take to apply Hair Extensions
This depends on each individual client and how much hair they have, A full head usually takes 4 hours to fit on average and a half head takes around 2 – 5 hours depending on the hair extensions method. Cutting and styling add additional time.

How will you match the Hair Extension colour to my own – If a face to face consultation is possible then your colour will be matched during this session. However, if distance and time mean that your consultation has to be done over the phone, you can send me some photos via text or email.

Why is there shedding when I remove my hair extensions.
Hair sheds naturally on a daily basis. It’s normal to loose up to fifty hairs a day. Hair extensions don’t stop this entirely natural process. The hairs that are shed over a period of time become trapped in the hair extensions and released when the extensions are removed.

Can I colour my Hair Extensions
With so many extension colors readily available it is unlikely that you’ll need to dye them but as the extension hair is 100% human hair, they may be colored. It is however strongly advised to do a strand test first as the extension hair may “take” the colour differently to your own hair. Try to avoid getting any hair dye on the bonds or rings themselves. Colouring your Hair Extensions is done so at your own risk.

Will people be able to notice if I am wearing extensions
Your hair extensions will blend perfectly with your own hair, match your colour and texture. Trimming and shaping after each fitting is part of the service.

How long will my hair extensions last.
You can wear your hair extensions for a maximum of 3 – 6 months before they will need to be refitted depending on the method

Will hair extensions damage my hair – Damage only ever occurs if the application is poor or incorrect, or if the correct aftercare advice hasn’t been followed.

Do i wash hair extension as normal.
Human hair can be washed as normal, you can buy aftercare range of products that are very mild and low ph. shampoos and are manufactured especially for hair extensions.

How do I care for my extensions
Your extension should be given extra care during washing, conditioning and styling. I sell a range of products that have had proven results in keeping extension hair soft and manageable.

Can I take my own hair extensions out – It’s not as easy as It seems, it is not recommended and I cannot take any responsibility over it, extensions should be removed professionally only

HAIR EXTENSIONS AFTERCARE

 Washing Your Hair.

  • Before every wash, separate each bond and make certain that the hair is free of tangles.
  • Do not wash your hair for 2 – 3 days after the extensions are fitted.
  • When washing your hair, do not tip your head over the bath or sink and do not wash it in the bath as this could cause tangling. Always wash your hair with your head upright – in the shower is ideal.
  • DO NOT BRUSH YOUR HAIR WHEN WET- As your hair still wet, some of your extensions could slip out and you could lose them, Brush your hair carefully, and only when it’s completely dry. Start from the bottom, from the hair tips and go up progressively area by area, slow and gently.
  • Always brush out any knots before you wash your hair, swim or sleep, Start at the bottom and work your way up slowly.
  • When shampooing hair wash scalp thoroughly to keep free from bacteria.
  • Ensure your hair is thoroughly washed using an organic shampoo and conditioner, free from silicone or sulphate.
  • Only condition from mid length to the ends of your hair as any conditioner on the roots may cause slippage.
  • When going swimming, keep your head above the water level and make sure to wash your hair immediately afterwards to remove all traces of chlorine.
  • Heated rollers, straightening irons, crimpers and tongs can all be used on the extension hair, although it is advisable to use a heat protection spray to protect both your hair and the extension hair.
  • Perming is very damaging to hair and our advice is not to perm your extensions. Any perming of the extensions is done so at your own risk.

You may get your roots touched up without any problems, once again avoid the bonds and extension hair, this is usually carried out by just colouring the t-section.

HOW DO I DRY AND STYLE MY HAIR:  After rinsing the conditioner pat dry, apply serum on the ends, rough dry, then in sections start smooth blow drying with a round brush or paddle brush making sure the bristle doesn’t have bobbles that can catch. Always make sure that the bonds are dry and give them a cold blast to make sure they cool down to stay strong and hold the hair well. Never sleep with your hair wet. You can tong or straighten with irons as you please.

  • If you are using Hair Straighteners or tongs, do not put them on the bond. This will cause the bonds to weaken and slide and eventually fall out.

Styling products such as hair sprays, mousse and serums may be used, but you should avoid applying them near the bonds

HOW DO I BRUSH MY HAIR: Brush every day from dry, take sections hold the roots firmly and gently start from the ends and work your way up towards the roots. Use after care conditioning spray to detangle. Make sure your bonds are separated at the roots. The use of serum is recommended.

Sleeping.

* Do not sleep with wet hair. Ensure it is dry before going to bed. It is recommended to gently tie your hair up to prevent tangling too.

* Before going to sleep, put your hair into a plait or tie it.

up loosely to avoid any tangling during the night.

Avoid going to bed with wet hair.

  • Brush your hair with a Paddle brush before washing your hair. This will stop your hair getting tangled when washing your hair.

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