HAIR EXTENSIONS FAQ
Q01. Why Get Hair Extensions?
It is one of the greatest pleasures to have long, thick, shiny hair – and the confidence that goes with it!
Hair Extensions are the latest trend and are now one of the most popular methods in correcting thinning hair, short hair or just plain bad hair! They’re great for:
- 1) Thin hair
- 2) Short hair, causing lack of sex appeal or confidence
- 3) Bad hair cut, wanting to temporarily fix hair length as natural hair grows back!
- 4) Boost in confidence with hair length, to look and feel better!
- 5) Difficulty in managing your real hair due to texture or appearance
- 6) YOU are TIRED of having BAD Hair DAYS!!
- 7) Look & Feel Younger
Q02. How many pieces will I need?
This all depends on the look you require and the amount of volume and length you already have.
Highlights: 10-20 different shades of Hair Extensions tactically placed will enhance any style.
Fine lifeless hair : just 20 micro pieces will add instant volume and life in minutes. 50-75 Hair extensions will create lots of volume and change the shape of the style. 100-120 Hair extensions will add volume and length.
Medium hair : 50-80 Hair extensions are needed to create thickness and add length.
Medium to thick hair : 80-140 hair extensions are needed to create length and thickness
All of the above are rough estimates only and your extensionist/stylist will discuss your possible options during your FREE personal consultation.
Q03. How much will it cost?
On average a single piece costs between $5 – $9 depending on the length and texture of the hair chosen.
Q04. Will they damage my own hair?
Providing they are applied and removed by a qualified hair extensionist and our aftercare instructions are followed, then they should not damage your hair.
Q05. When are they not recommended?
They are not recommended to anyone suffering from alopecia, psoriasis or any other scalp disorder.
Q06. How long will mine last?
Due to the normal growth rate of natural hair, extensions should be removed after 6 months. However this will vary from person to person depending on your hair type. You can remove and replace new pieces on the same day.
Q07. Can my extensions be cut and styled as normal?
Cut: your Hair extensions can be cut and shaped to blend in with your natural hair.
Styled: your Elite hair extensions are best when styled using blow driers, straighteners, curling tongs or rollers.
Q08. How often can I wash my extensions?
To maintain the lasting good look, we recommend you wash them at least two times a week, (refer to the Connect after care instructions).
Q09. Can I colour my re-growth?
Permanent hair colours are only recommended when colouring your re-growth. But we do not recommend combing the colour through to the ends.
Q10. Not sure which method is for you?
There are many things to consider when deciding which method of application is best suited to your hair type and life style. At Elite hair extensions we take the time before applying your extension to ensure we use the right hair type to texture match and the best suited attachment for your hair type and lifestyle. Here is a rundown on a few of the different methods available.
Q11. Keratin bond hair extensions
Application: the extensions are attached to the natural hair with a patented keratin bond.
Removal: salon-only. They’re dissolved with a removal solution that promises not to damage your hair’s natural cuticle.
Lasts: 3 to 6 months if cared for correctly. We provide regular check up appointments to ensure the extensions are being cared for correctly to ensure they last the maximum amount of time. Keratin bonds are generally the most discrete and comfortable as well as natural looking.
Q12. Micro Ring (also known as loop or bead)
Application: This method of hair extensions uses no glue, no heat, no remover and if applied properly will not damage the hair. A small and carefully sectioned area of hair is inserted through the same micro bead and is pressed firmly with a pair of pliers to lock the hair firmly inside the bead. The pressed rings lie flat against the head. No glue is used with this method.
Removal: is simple, the same pliers are used to open the bead which will then slide off the hair.
Lasts: 12 months before you will need to replace the hair or longer depending on how well you care for it however you will need to have a refit/ moved up every 8-12 weeks
Application: This method is similar to the micro rings method but in place of the ring, a clear tube is used instead. Heat is applied to the tube causing it to shrink on to the hair and extension to provide a secure bond.
Lasts: 3-5 month
Removal: They are removed with a removal solution.
Q14. Skin weft hair or Tape extensions
Application: This method uses the wefts similar to clip- in extensions. These are small strips of tape with the hair attached. Your hair is sandwiched between the extension tapes.
Lasts: The tape extensions will need to be refitted/ moved up every 6-8 weeks
Removal: An alcohol solution is used to remove the adhesive from the tapes, your tape extensions can be reused after cleaning by reapplying new tape.