1. Which system is best for my clients hair?
This all depends on your clients lifestyle, maintenance program, and type of hair. These answers will all be key factors in helping you choose what hair extensions method will suit your client best. Some clients can benefit from just adding some volume to there current length whereas others will opt for a full head of length and volume.
Clients with extremely damaged and fragile hair may not be the best candidate for strand hair, since the there hair may not be strong enough for any tension, or not dense enough to apply the strands to. Tape in's and clip ins are a great option for the client who does not want to commit to wearing a 3-5 month method. Tape in, Seamless, clip-in and any weft type installation is quicker to install and remove. Whereas a strand method, such as u-tip and i-tip hair are a longer install and removal process.
Consider all of these factors in your consultation when choosing your method for the best results
2. What is the difference between hot fusion, cold fusion and skin weft?
Hot fusion is the strand method attached with keratin based tips with a heating element. Cold fusion is also known as micro link, or i-tip.It is another strand method applied by weaving small sections through a micro link tube using weaving tools and pliers. Skin weft is also known as the tape in method or seamless which uses custom cut sections that are sandwiched into sections of hair affixed with double sided tape.
3. Can i brush my hair?
Yes and it is recommended that you do brush your hair twice a day with recommended loop, or boar extension brushes to avoid tangling or matting. It is recommended when combing wet hair to use a detangling solution for easier combing and moisturizing benefits. Always comb from the bottom moving upwards towards the scalp. It is also good to hold your hair in a ponytail style fashion when coming out tangles. (so you are not putting tension on the attachment zone) Please see our care and maintenance link for more details on maintaining your hair extensions.
4. How much hair do i need?
It depends on your clients hair texture, density and length. It also depends on your clients desires. Some clients are just looking for a little volume and not much length whereas others may be looking for long length and a lot of volume. Find out what your client is looking for and choose the method you prefer from the single strand method or a weft method. On the product page you will find more information listed on how much hair comes in each package.
5. How do i choose my color(s)?
Determine the clients hair and the final desired result. Blending various shades of highlights and lowlights gives a very natural look and dimension. If you clients hair is colored it is not harmful to maintain color touch ups. Although, it is not recommended to bleach the hair extensions. Bleach and highlights are very harsh on the hair, this can result in a dry texture and can do damage to the attachment area.
6. Can i apply extensions after a chemical treatment?
It is recommended to wait at least 2-3 days after perming/coloring/ or relaxing before applying extensions. After chemical services your clients hair cuticle is raised and therefore you may compromise the strength of the bond. You should also wait 2-3 days to do any chemical treatment after the extensions have been installed.
7. What could cause hair falling out complete with root and extension?
For strand methods if you do not attach the extension to a sufficient amount of hair (hair section should be the same amount as extension you are applying) and/or your section of hair was not a even square base. Use a tail comb to section clean partings to avoid tension. Other reasons could be if the extension was applied to close to the scalp or the attachment area has not been sufficiently secured. The clients hair MUST be pre-treated, cleansed and dried properly before application.
8. What would cause the hair to tangle within the bond?
There are several reasons the hair can tangle or mat. To keep hair tangle free the client must tie up or put in a loose braid or ponytail at night. Client also must dry hair properly before bed. It is recommended to brush daily with an extension brush, wash gently allowing shampoo to rinse through in a downward position, avoid conditioner and other oily products on attachment areas, and always avoid direct heat on attachment areas. Leave in conditioners and oil based serums are highly recommended to keep extensions shiny and smooth.
9. What is Remy Hair?
Remy hair is not always virgin hair. Once virgin hair has been colored or chemically processed in any way short of removing all of the cuticles it is referred to as remy. Remy hair can be categorized in the "Premium" category, as far as hair quality is concerned. Remy Hair has its cuticles running in the same direction "unidirectional cuticle". The cuticles protect the hair from damage and gives the hair its natural look.