Hair extensions are synthetic or human hair extensions applied to a client’s natural hair in various ways. There are a lot of procedures used, such as Bonding, fusion, braiding, clips, seamless application, and weaving. While many of these ways require the assistance of a hairstylist, some people opt for more straightforward solutions such as clips at home.
However, having the correct information on hand is critical if your client has queries regarding maintaining and adding extensions. Human hair extensions, for example, maybe heat styled; synthetic hair extensions, on the other hand, cannot tolerate heat and should not be blown dry or flat ironed. Hair extensions created from either form of hair can be trimmed into a style, but human hair extensions are best for types with layers or defined bangs in most circumstances.
HAND-TIED HAIR EXTENSIONS
Hand-tied extensions are similar to beaded weft extensions in that a stylist connects beads to a row of a client’s natural hair. The approach is ideal for people who wish to add volume and length to their hair in a natural way without putting too much stress on their scalp or hair.
How Are They Installed? If you’re interested in the hand-tied approach, you need to consult a specialist, unlike clip-ins. Although you may do it yourself, it’s best to leave hand-tied extensions to the professionals. A stylist will know how to mix your hair effectively, how many wefts you’ll need, and how to take down your hair appropriately.
Leaving them to a pro will ensure that they not only look fantastic and stay longer but that they are also done correctly, which will keep your hair healthy.
How long do they last before they need to be replaced? The length of time your style lasts is determined by how you care for your hair following your appointment. Hand-tied extensions last six to nine weeks before they need to be renewed. However, she adds that the time between treatments is determined by how quickly your hair grows and whether or not you are adequately caring for your hair. The hair extensions themselves should last longer if properly cared for, and they may usually be reused for six to eight months.
To relieve strain on the scalp, you’ll also want to make sure you’re scheduling regular maintenance sessions. It will assist in protecting your hair from becoming too knotted as it grows out if you have them pulled up and removed at regular intervals. Even if you’re wearing hand-tied hair extensions, detangling, cleaning, and moisturizing your hair is recommended.
Tape-In Hair Extensions
What exactly are they? Hair extensions that are taped in are exactly what they sound like. On either side of your hair, the extension is pre-taped and then glued together. A hairdresser often administers Tape-ins since they must be aligned with the roots and are applied using a heated tool that heats the adhesive. You’d also have to get them removed and then reinstalled. Applying heat to your roots and any adhesive material such as tape or glue might damage your hair. This procedure takes around 40 minutes to an hour to complete, and the extensions can be reused provided they are in excellent condition.
Treatment. Applying conditioners or hair treatments to tape-in hair extensions should be done with caution since this may cause the tape to loosen or fall off. The hair slides off tape-ins, which is a fairly common problem. In ensuring the glue sticks to your hair, hairdressers typically recommend using a particular shampoo or conditioner and style products that are less harsh and less oily. Because they’re made of human hair, you can style them whatever you want, but keep an eye out for the glue or tape at the roots.
How long will they last? Tape-ins are a type of semi-permanent installation. They usually last 4–8 weeks before being removed and reapplied. However, just like any other hair, it is dependent on how well you care for them and how rapidly they develop.
Fusion Hair Extensions
Fusion hair extensions use glue or other adhesives to bind to natural hair. Pre-bonded hair extensions are applied by a hairdresser and take 3-4 hours to complete. Fusion extensions may not suit all clients because this form of application is quite destructive to natural hair. Thus your hairdresser may advise you against it. The procedure involves using a machine that resembles a hot glue gun to adhere the hair to individual strands of natural hair. In another application for pre-bonded hair extensions, a heat clamp is utilized to melt the glue to the natural hair.
Treatment. Fusion/pre-ponded application is cared for and handled the same way natural hair is. The extensions must be repositioned every 2–3 months as the natural hair grows, but you can use the same products as before. This procedure can also result in hair loss, breakage, and scalp irritation because of the various chemicals in the glue.
How long will they last? They’re termed semi-permanent because they can last up to four months in your hair. This, like all other forms of hair extensions, is dependent on the type and growth of your hair.
Caring for Hair Extensions
Your customer will need to know how to care for their hair at home once the weave or hair extensions have been installed. Of course, since some clients will come to you for extension maintenance, you’ll need to know how to keep the extensions looking new. The following are the directions you should give your clients:
Washing. Every 1-2 weeks, wash and condition your human hair extensions. This keeps the hair looking shiny and cleans it of all debris and styling chemicals. Before using any heat on your hair, make sure it’s scorched. After you’ve washed your hair, use a blow dryer to make certain the hair extensions are dry.
Hair extensions woven into the client’s natural hair are highly significant. Parts of the client’s hair will be damp if the hair extensions are wet for too long after washing. Mildew and scalp damage might result from the moisture buildup. Inform clients that hair extensions should be washed with lukewarm water and that if they sweat, both the hair and the extension be washed at least once a week. Sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners are preferable because they are kinder on hair extensions and the scalp.
General Care for Hair Extensions. Always inform your clients that human hair extensions should be cared for in the same way their natural hair is. Synthetic hairs do not last as long as natural hair and may require special care and maintenance. Some synthetic extensions come with specific cleaning recommendations, so be sure to follow them to maintain the appearance of your extension as good as new for as long as possible.
Leave Out. If a part of the client’s natural hair is left out, it should also be cared for. Because deep conditioning the hair helps prevent dryness and breakage, it’s preferable to do so after each shampoo. Apply a tiny bit of conditioner to the hair and let it sit for a few minutes. Cover the client’s head with a shower cap and keep the conditioner on for around 20 minutes. To enhance the effect of the conditioner, position the customer beneath a hooded dryer. To guarantee you reach the roots of the client’s hair, you may need to utilize a nozzle bottle packed with conditioner. Rinse the conditioner out of the hair with warm water and use a leave-in conditioner to avoid frizz.
Daily Care. While hair should be washed and conditioned at least twice a week, the antibacterial spray should be administered daily to a client’s braided hair. Because braided hair takes a long time to dry, this prevents mildew from accumulating on the hair and scalp. This procedure is especially ideal for individuals with thick hair that takes a long time to dry. Every day while the hair extensions are in, the spray should be sprayed after washing the hair.
Detangling. Detangling the extensions and any hair that has been left out after washing the hair is crucial. Detangle with a wide-tooth comb, starting at the bottom of the hair and working up to the weft until the coat is clear of tangles.
Hair Extensions Removal. Use a bond glue remover to remove bonded extension styles. To gently remove the weft of the extensions from the hair, apply a generous amount to the weft. Carefully remove any braids and wash condition, and trim the hair.
The dream of having flawless long hair is frequently only met with significant difficulty. Environmental causes, stress, chemical treatments, and a heavy load on the hair contribute to its deterioration. Hair should always be trimmed. Therefore the desire for long, healthy, and natural hair can only be realized with great care and patience (hair grows about one inch each month). The natural inclination, as well as eating choices, play a role.
Hair extensions from Hairdreams make it easier and more convenient. It’s nearly indistinguishable from natural hair and can give you hair length, volume, and almost any desired hairstyle in just a few hours!
Is it necessary for me to wait for hair extensions? Following a consultation with your hairdresser, the Hairdreams strands are hand-picked to match your desired haircut, natural or desired hair color, and hair structure.
What Is the Process of Using Hair Extensions? Hairdreams hair is sent in excellent strands to your stylist. At the top of these strands is a connecting tip or ‘Bonding.’ The Hairdreams strands are carefully connected to your hair near the root using this Bonding. The Bondings are softened by being warmed up before being closed around your own, and Hairdreams inch. This method is continued strand by strand until your desired hairstyle is achieved.
Each strand is applied individually and by hand using the Selector Method. Because your stylist can choose from four various strand diameters, this technique allows for personalized customization of your hair. For example, strand sizes Normal and Medium are combined for a very realistic outcome when it comes to volume and fullness. The Bondings are rolled or pushed flat to conform to your head’s contour.
Up to 8 very tiny strands can be applied automatically and simultaneously using the Laserbeamer Method. The Laserbeamer is about the size of a blow dryer, and it automates the process of manual application. As a result, this approach is speedy and economical. The Laserbeamer employs only one strand size, dubbed ‘Comfort’ strands, which are designed to fit your head perfectly.
How long does it take to apply the strands? This isn’t a question that can be answered universally. To begin, the length of time it will take is determined by your chosen hairdo. Compared to hair thickening, a compact hair extension requires many more strands. The process is even faster if you only want partial extensions, like bangs.
First and foremost, the necessary amount of time is determined by the number of strands to be applied. The system employed is the next deciding element in terms of time. An average hair extension will take roughly 1.5 hours to apply using the Selector Method, where each strand must be applied manually. A comparable hair extension created with the automated Laserbeamer Method will take around a third of the time. Please keep in mind that we haven’t factored in time for washing and drying, as well as possible coloring and cutting.
How Much Do Hairdreams Extensions Cost? It’s crucial to know what kind of haircut you want and how your hair looks. Your hairdresser can use this information to determine how many strands, length, structure, and hair quality should be used for your specific intended haircut.
The cost also varies based on the system chosen. Naturally, the much speedier Laserbeamer Method is less expensive than the Selector Method’s application.
Finally, the cost is determined by the fees charged by your hairdresser for the application, as well as extra services such as washing, cutting, coloring, and so on.
How are the strands removed? The bondings are soaked in the removal solution, penetrating the bonding material. The material softens fast, allowing you to slide the strands out easily. The removing solution does not harm your hair or the hair dreams hair in any way.
To guarantee quick and effortless Removal, a Tidy-Up Cut every four to six weeks is recommended. During this service, your hair, naturally shredded but is stuck in the Bonding, is cut at the top to avoid matting.
Your hairdresser will charge his standard hourly rate for both the Tidy-Up Cut and the Removal of the strands. It is best to clarify those details before you get your hair extensions. If you want more details, book an appointment with Tabu Salon and discuss it with the experts.