|Abundance asks: |
How do I maintain my hair when it is under extensions?
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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 wonít 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
|Carly asks: |
All my life I have had short hair, shoulder length at its longest, and it has always been a really dark colour, itís black at the min. I would really like to change my hair and go for a chocolate brown with caramel coloured highlights but I also want to have really long hair, so also extensions are in the picture. I was looking at hairstyles the stars have and really like a cross between Tyra Banks and Cheryl Cole hairstyles. Any recommendations/price ranges? I also have an oval face with medium to pale skin tone but often use fake tan, would this hairstyle suit both skin tones and my facial shape?
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Has your hair been naturally short, or have you kept it to a certain length by cutting it?
Shoulder length hair is an acceptable length for hair extensions. I would recommend you go no longer than 16Ē which would come down to about your bra strap at the back. ...More >
If you find a good consultant, she should be able to supply your with the mixture you want without making it look too odd. If you have a sensitive scalp, or your hair is quite fine, then I would recommend one of three techniques: Hook and Latch (no thread no glue) Micro ring track (using cold bond and micro rings) this is very light and very flat or the integrated weave technique (thin cornrow with weft of hair added)
All of the above techniques does not have any individual stress points to the hair and gives even distribution throughout. The integrated weave is particularly good for hot weather or if you have a hectic physical lifestyle such as the gym or swimming.
With regards to your face shape, it would be up to your technician and self to decide on styling your hair after the extensions have been added. Tyra Banks and Cheryl Cole use different types of extensions to produce a certain look. If you have not used hair extensions before or have experience in working with long hair, I suggest you break yourself in gently, when you get use to them you can then become a little more adventurous.
What you should expect to pay should be between £230 - £280 for 100% Remy treated hair.
|Jessica asks: |
My hair is quite fine and I was wondering if real extensions would damage my hair even more or should I just get the clip in ones and
if so do you know any cheap places in the Aberdeenshire area?
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Real hair extensions would not damage your hair if they are correctly applied and looked after. With fine hair, you have a couple of choices as to which techniques might best suit you. Firstly it depends on the length of your hair and the overall style and look that you want as an end result.
It might be best if you look at trying non aggressive techniques such as the Hook and Latch (no glue no threads) Micro ring track, (nice flat technique without stressing your hair) or the integrated weave hair extension techniques. You can see what these techniques look like by visit our website for more information.
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