What are hair extensions?
This is adding hair to your own hair by means of fusion (strand by strand), weaving, braiding or bonding. There
are many variations to all of these techniques and stylists call these by different names. I will be educating you on the
most popular terms. Now clip ins are also called extensions. Extensions are usually applied by a stylist but many customers
are doing this at home. Human hair extensions can be cut, curled and styled.
The ultimate luxury in hair. The healthiest hair is hand picked strand by strand. This ensures
all cuticles are laying in the same direction. Our cuticle hair is superior quality, soft to the touch. Long lasting
and tangle free. The weft is sewn to help eliminate shedding.
How are extensions applied?
Fusion or strand by strand
This is a process done strand by strand in small sections. Using heated adhesive sticks made for extensions
placed in a glue gun. Extension hair is added directly to your own hair. Your hair lays over the top for a natural look.
This is a process which you create a corn row or track around
the head and close to the scalp. Extension hair is sewn on the tracks. Your own hair lays over the tracks for a natural look.
This is the easiest method. A bonding glue is applied onto the weft of the extension
hair and then applied at the root of your hair. This is a temporary method. We sell bonding glue and remover.
Clip insClips have been sewn onto human extensions
hair. You may clip these in and out yourself. Clips can be purchased from us and sewn on a ¼ pound of hair yourself.
This is my first time. What do I do?
the color that matches your own hair, choose a length and curl pattern. Read how extensions are applied to decide if you would
like to do this yourself. You may also take your new hair to a stylist to have hair added. The most important part of hair
extensions is the right hair. By purchasing the hair yourself, you are in charge of this very important decision. You will
have the exact hair you want
What color should I choose?
When choosing a color, to perfectly match
your own hair always choose a color that matches your hair from about one inch of the top down to the ends. Never buy
hair the color of your roots as it is always darker. The blending of your hair is most important. Our hair comes in many beautiful
shades to choose from.
How much hair do I need?
Ladies with thin hair wear ¼ pound. However,
you may need more than 1/4 pound if: Your hair is very thick, you have heavy layers or a bob cut you are going to try to cover,
you are wearing 22" or longer. Because hair comes by the ¼ pound, with the longer hair, you will get more hair in length than
in the thickness so you will want more than ¼ pound to make it thicker.
Strands of hair which have been sewn along one edge to create a line of hair.
Will extensions damage my hair?
Extensions should not damage your hair
if properly cared for and maintained. You must be careful brushing. If you have a tangle, hold the hair while you brush it
especially if your hair is fragile. Have them redone about every 6 weeks.
Can I brush, curl blow dry and wash it?
Although the cleanliness of the hair extensions will prolong its use, you should
not clean it too frequently, perhaps once a week, as you will find that your extensions hair will stay
clean and curled for days.
How do I wash them?
the hair in one direction. From top to bottom. Avoid washing hair upside down in the sink. Use shampoos and conditioners that
are for dry hair and add the most moisture, but AVOID shampoos that contain oil, use the water base ones (I sell the products
for adequate washing, detangling and care for your extensions). The hair extensions should be gently detangled using
a wide tooth comb or detangling brush every day, before washing and before going to bed. When brushing your hair, start
from the bottom and work your way up while holding the top part to keep it from shedding or stretching. Never rub or massage
the hair extensions while washing; shampoo and conditioner should just run through the hair. If towel drying, gently squeeze
out excess water and blot with a towel. Do not rub or roll the hair in the towel.
*** If curling or blow-drying the hair extensions, avoid any area where heat sensitive
adhesives have been used to affix the extensions. Also, when blow drying, we recommend the use of a diffuser.
*** We recommend to dry hair thoroughly before going to bed. Long extensions should
be braided into one long braid, and short extensions should be wrapped in a turban to prevent tangling and to maintain style.
A satin pillowcase is also helpful in preventing tangles.
Can I color or perm the extension hair?
The great thing about our human
hair is it comes with the perm in it and you can choose your color. You may, but it is advisable to not color or perm the
hair since it has already been processed. If you MUST color them, (this practice is generally discouraged by most human hair
manufacturers as the hair has already been processed) be sure to use ONLY a semi permanent hair color as it has approximately
only 5% peroxide compared to permanent hair colors which have 20% peroxide. Coloring the hair extensions will have the best
results if you deposit a darker color to the hair than a lighter one. A strand test should ALWAYS be done prior to the whole
hairpiece being colored.
What about coloring my own hair?
This is also another alternative for a solution to getting a good color match
to the hair extensions, is to color your hair to match the hair extensions.
or your stylist may definetly color your own hair. Just color the area of hair that has been left out of the extensions. Careful
not to get color on the extensions hair as it grabs color really fast.
What types of products should I use?
Will anyone know I am wearing them?
Moisture is the most important thing.
Please do not use products for oily hair or strippers that take out chlorine or product build up. These leave the hair dry.
Use styling products that are zero or low alcohol. Products for dry hair are the best. Spray in conditioners and glossifiers
are wonderful for the ends.
No one should be able to tell.
Choosing the right color and curl pattern is important. With the right application you will know they are there but no one
Can I mix several colors?
This is a great idea! Most people
have more than one color in their hair. Blending several colors gives you a more natural look. This is also a great way to
create highlight or the latest trend of chunky colors. You may choose 2 different colors and we also sell highlighted hair
in several colors