FAQ'S & AFTERCARE
HOW LONG DOES MY HAIR HAVE TO BE?
For extensions and to get the best blend it ideally needs to be jaw-shoulder length with no very short layers on top.
If you have short damaged hair then it would be best to have hair integration until your hair can grown and extensions can be applied safely.
the top layers need to be 5-6 inches long to be able to blend with extensions and then you will only be allowed to have around 12-14' extensions to allow a seamless blend until your hair has grown.
WHICH METHOD IS BEST FOR MY HAIR?
Each method has its pros and cons for each hair type.
Depending on whether your hair is fine, normal or thick.
To enable me to offer you the best method of hair extensions you will need to have a full consultation where I can assess your natural hair.
This will allow me to give you the best match for your hair.
Weaves are most suited to medium-thick hair
Tapes are most suited to fine-medium hair
Nanos/ultra tips are most suited to fine-medium hair
Mini Tips/Locks are most suited to medium-thick hair
You can have a combination of methods so if your hair is finer at the sides you can have a weave through the back and bonds/nanos/tapes at the sides.
WHAT LENGTH DOES THE HAIR COME IN?
The extensions come in 12" - 24" in length with custom orders allowing to up to 34"! Custom orders take a minimum of 21 days to be made.
It is good practise to only double the length of your natural hair to allow a perfect blend.
WHAT DOES MY EXTENSIONS INCLUDE?
You receive the selected hair of your choice, fitting, cutting, blending and styling.
HOW LONG DOES THE HAIR LAST?
The lifespan on the hair is based on what hair range you have fitted.
A standard range will last 3-6 months and the highest range such as remi cachet can last up to 18 months but this is with good aftercare and regular refits.
You can see the guide prices on the price page for each method but a final price will be given upon consultation once your hair has been assessed.
WILL EXTENSIONS DAMAGE MY HAIR?
Yes and no!
Extensions are amazing for allowing your natural hair to grow but if you do not follow aftercare or have your refits done at the required time you may damage your hair.
As long as extensions are fitted by an experienced, qualified extension specialist and they are fitted correctly, extensions should allow your hair to grow.
GYM, SWIMMING & LIFESTYLE
So you can still have extension if you go to the gym several times per week but you should only be washing your hair 2-3 times per week maximum.
Sweat and salts can break down tapes, bonds, weaves so you may need to opt for another method .
Washing your hair too much will dry out the extensions and your natural hair so you need to make sure you are using oil, masks and keeping your extensions hydrated.
Again swimmers will need to wear their hair up when swimming as chlorine will dry out your hair.
A full and detailed aftercare guide is available in the process section of this website
CAN I WEAR MY HAIR UP?
Yes you are able to wear your hair up with most methods but this is dependant on your natural hair.
If you have fine hair then you will need to wear your hair in mid-low styles or adapt how you wear your high hair styles.
It is not advised to continuously wear your hair high up with extensions as you may cause tension and cause your extensions to become looser.
DO I NEED REGULAR REFITS?
Yes, you will need to have refits every 8-10 weeks depending on method and your hair type which will be discussed upon consultation.
If the refits are not done in the timeframe you can damage your hair.
MY HAIR IS DAMAGED, CAN I HAVE HAIR EXTENSIONS?
I would always advise NO.
This is because you will need some element of heat styling on your natural hair to blend in with your extensions especially if it is short/damaged.
This will cause more damage.
Olpalex is amazing for repairing damaged hair, but you may need to cut those damaged ends and allow your hair to grow.
If your hair is weak from being too over processed you will only weaken your hair more by adding extensions.
It is always advised to get your hair back to a healthy stage and then have a consultation.
CAN I COLOUR MY HAIR WITH EXTENSIONS IN?
You can have your t-section and hair line coloured but not within the extension attachments.
You will need to have a removal, hair coloured and then a refit.