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Hair Extensions FAQ


Q: What are Hair Extensions?

A: Hair extensions are human, animal or synthetic commercial hair that is attached to one's own natural hair through various methods to lengthen or thicken one's hair temporarily or semi-permanently for a natural or fantasy look. Some installation methods can include Basic Hair Weaving, Advanced Hair Weaving, Piggyback Weaving, Strand-by-Strand, Micro Rings, Fusion, Pinch Braids, Weave Perfection, Front Lace hair pieces, Weave Closures, Interlocking, Crotchet Weave, and on and on. Your hair extensionist should know which installation method will work best with your natural hair to achieve your desired look.


Q: Will extensions damage my natural hair?

A: If hair extensions are done properly by a qualified extensionist, there should be no more damage to the hair than that caused by normal combing and brushing of ones natural hair on a daily basis. It is very important to have an expert do your hair extensions and that she or he thoroughly explain how to maintain your style for optimum healthy hair.


Q: Clip-in Extensions: How do I maintain them?

A: You treat hair extensions like natural hair. Shampoo with a detangling shampoo for dry hair and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner. My favorite Shampoo is Cream of Nature Detangling Shampoo and Matrix's Sleek. Look conditioner. NEVER sleep on your extensions while wet or damp to avoid matting and possible damage to your natural hair! Comb all the tangles out before wetting or shampooing hair and for longer lengths be sure to braid or tie up the hair before sleeping on it.


Q: Hair Extensions: How much do they cost?

A: Cost for hair extensions can vary according to the area you live in, the stylist's experience, the quality of hair used and the time it takes to do your particular method of choice. Extensions can be done for as little as $35 a row/track on up to thousands of dollars.


Q: Hair Extensions: How long should they last?

A: Hair Weaving or Strand-by-Strand Extensions should last for at least 2 to 3 months regardless of the method used. If they are not lasting that long then there is likely a problem in the installation or the daily maintenance program. CAUTION: No hair extensions should be worn longer than 3 months in-between tightenings or re-dos to avoid breakage or damage to your natural hair no matter what!


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