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Kay asks:
I have recently had chemotherapy and lost most of my hair. The chemo is nearly over and I have to go back to work which requires me to wear my hair in a bun. This is not practical with a wig so I was wondering if extensions would be a good option. What do you suggest as the best type and what sort of cost would I be looking at.

Dawn CooperAnswered By:
Dawn Cooper
Racoon International number one in hair extensions has set up a heavily subsidised programme to provide an alternative to wigs for women suffering from medical hair loss. ...More >

The Racoon International ’Hair in Recovery Programme’ will offer a tested, approved and trusted hair extensions service that is structured to be both accessible and affordable to as many women as possible.

Racoon has developed a unique training course that offers a specialized service to people who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. Research to develop this specialist training and service has been conducted under the guidance of Iain Sallis A.I.T Consultant Trichologist who has clinics at three Nuffield Hospitals.

A pilot scheme is being launched by the company which is seeking 100 women to take part in the programme. Once the pilot is completed, Racoon is planning to roll out the service nationwide through its network of 5, 000 appointed salons. It is also hoped that the service will eventually be offered through the NHS. Racoon International will subsidise 70% of the cost of hair and their unique bonding system to the patient, and all Racoon salons will reduce their hourly rate for application and maintenance visits. Racoon say that the cost of a full head, including application, will range from £155 for 10" hair to £170 for 12" hair. The hair is reusable and with regular salon care should last the patient between 6 and 12 months. Ethical sourcing of the hair is guaranteed.

Full consultation prior to application, care advice and instructions post application and regular salon check up visits will ensure that the patient’s extensions, existing hair and scalp are kept in tip top condition.

If you would like to find out more about The Racoon International ’Hair in Recovery’ programme and how to take part call 01295 770999

Abundance asks:
How do I maintain my hair when it is under extensions?

Diane ShawAnswered By:
Diane Shaw
It really depends what type of extensions you have.

Full head weave: Your hair should have been washed, conditioned and neatly corn rowed with synthetic hair. Some people use wool to stitch the weave on, this is not good because wool traps and attracts oils and moisture and will eventually starts to smell. Your hair should remain tidy underneath your extensions. Try not to apply any grease based products to your own hair extensions (they won’t grow) or use any firm holding sprays, these contribute to your hair extensions becoming cloggy and heavy and eventually dirty. There is very little maintenance required for your hair underneath, because it is not being affected by any chemicals or continual grooming, so your hair is resting and growing. Try not to keep a weave-on in more than 8 weeks. I think it is a good idea to release your hair, have it washed and conditioned and then your weave reapplied. When your hair is in its natural state and resting, it will grow all by itself without any assistance. ...More >

Lace Wigs or Wigs: I do not advise using a wig cap for the same reason as using wool. I do not advise keeping your lace wig on continually for more than 2 weeks at a time if possible. You need to keep the area around your hairline clean and free from potential infection or skin discolouration or pigmentation problems. There is very little maintenance required for your hair underneath, because it is not being affected by any chemicals or continual grooming, so your hair is resting and growing. When your hair is in its natural state and resting, it will grow all by itself without any assistance.

Integrated Hair extension techniques such as strand by strand, integrated weave, hook and latch, micro ring track, clip-ins or weft bonded techniques. This means your hair is still exposed in between layers of hair extensions. It is best not to use any grease base products, but use a good quality leave in spray condition each morning and evening. Try to use a good quality brush that will groom from the root without pulling out your hair extensions, this will help to avoid matting. Wash your hair once or twice a week with a good quality shampoo for greasy hair. This shampoo type will moisture your hair without adding grease which might contribute to premature loosening of your extension. If you would like to know more about looking after your hair extensions

Sam asks:
I naturally have ash blonde hair and for a couple of years I've dyed it black but I want to go back to blonde without waiting for the dye to grow out because the regrowth look’s really bad. Is there a way I could do it at home because I don't really want to spend heaps of money for a hairdresser to do it?

Diane ShawAnswered By:
Diane Shaw
I think you are being unrealistic if you believe that you could reverse your hair colour at home with a home kit from black to blonde.

If you want a truly professional look and your hair to remain healthy then I think you could explore any of the following options: ...More >

Make an appointment with a reputable colour technician to help you achieve this. You could wear a short hair style and all the new growth would be blonde and healthy. Try a nice wig. Try using hair extensions so as to give the appearance of highlights whilst your hair is growing

I don’t know how long your hair is at present, but if you try to avoid getting it corrected professionally, it could end up costing you a lot more money in the long run. Go see a colour technician for advice, it won’t cost you anything until you agree to have something done to it.

Hope it all works out

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