The short answer is "No." When they are installed properly and at-home care is followed, extensions are safe.
Once your extensions are installed, I will provide you with all the info you need to take care of your extensions at home. Since your extensions are human hair, they need to be treated gently and deep conditioned regularly (but not at the root!) To extend the life of hair extensions, most people decrease the times they shampoo their hair to once or twice a week. Keeping your hair braided during activities and sleeping is also important.
If you opt for attached extensions (tape-in, sew-in, micro cylinder) they need to be adjusted approximately every 6 weeks. As your hair grows, the extensions drop away from the scalp and are then removed and reapplied. If you have your color touched up regularly, it's best to coordinate your adjustment with your color appointment. It is not recommended to color your hair while extensions are attached.
With tape-ins, they can last 6-8 months. Sew-in wefts and micro cylinders can last a year or more. Accessory pieces like halos and falls can last more than a year since they do not need to be shampooed as often. Just like your own hair, excessive use of heat styling, too frequent shampooing and not keeping the hair from matting or tangling can shorten the lifespan of your extensions.
I keep on hand stock of multiple lengths and colors of hairtalk tape-in extensions. In most instances, I can install at the time of your consultation. Other methods are special ordered for your needs and color and can be installed as soon as 2-3 days after your consultation.
This is probably my most asked question. And for good reason. High-quality extensions installed by an experienced stylist are an investment and knowing the price ahead of time is important. But since extensions are so customized, it's impossible to give a quote without seeing you in person. The method, the length of hair and the quantity needed to create your final look all play a part in the cost.
When you get a quote from me, it includes more than just your customized colors of hair extensions and a certified install. I go beyond the basics and take the time to detail and shape the extensions with your hair. It's crucial to seamlessly blend extensions so they are completely undetectable. You also get a special brush so you can keep your scalp and extensions healthy by brushing at the root daily. This deters matting and ensures your extensions remain damage-free. Need any other advice? I'm just a text away!
Absolutely not! There are so many possibilities. Extensions can be used to add a highlighted or balayaged effect without having to possibly damage your own hair. Extensions can also be used to spot treat breakage around the front hairline. Adding a few meticulously placed pieces can instantly add density.
The first step is to have a consultation with me. I can give some information via a text or video, for example, if you are not sure if extensions are even an option for you. But in order to give a quote, you will need an in person consultation. Once I know the method, colors and quantity needed for you, a deposit is taken and your installation date is scheduled.
I understand extensions are an investment and you may have hair from a previous stylist or salon. With a consultation, I can help you decide if this hair can be reused or would still work with your current color or length.