Frequently Asked Questions
How long should my natural hair be to have extensions fitted?
Your hair needs to be at least 4 inches all over including the top layer as you need this to cover the bonds or tapes.
How long will my hair extensions last?
Tape in hair extensions will last for approx 8 to 10 weeks and will then need maintenance to have the hair moved up the head. Pre bonded hair extensions last 3 to 4 month but the hair cannot be re-used like the tape hair extension method. These times are varied depending on your natural hair growth. After this time it is vital that you have them all removed to prevent damage to your natural hair.
What if I am going on holiday, can I swim and go in the sun with my new hair extensions.
Hair Extension are fine to to go on holidays with, but After swimming it is extremely important that you rinse them thoroughly as salt water and chlorine can cause the bonds or tapes to breakdown and dis-colour the extensions.
Will tape hair extensions ruin my hair like glue bonds and weft can?
Should I expect to lose any bonds or tape hair extensions?
You may loose a small amount depending on your life style but in general most clients do not loose any. With the Tape hair extension System you should not loose any tapes. You must keep all oils, conditioners and dry shampoo away from the bonded areas
Do I need to have to have maintenance?
You will not need any maintenance with the pre bonded system. You will need maintenance of the tapes every 6 to 10 weeks depending on the thickness of your natural hair and how fast it grow.
How long does application of tape hair extensions take?
Louise is super fast at her job and takes her around 40 minutes for a full head, this does not include preparation, cutting and styling times.
Can I use hair straighteners on my hair extensions?
NO it is not recommended as the high heat damages the extensions, hair extensions do not look good poker straight! We recommend, wands, hair dryers and rollers to be used on a low heat and we advise to use a heat protector.
What products should I use on my hair extensions?
Louise Recommends Unite hair care shampoos and conditioners. She also Recommends Hairdreams hair Extension products.You should always use sulphate free shampoos and conditioner and make sure you keep oil based products away from the bonds. When conditioning your extensions apply to mid-lengths only and comb through before rinsing, You must brush your hair extensions twice daily using a Tangleteezer starting at the end of your hair extensions working your way up to the bonded area brushing gently over the bonded or taped area to prevent matting.
How often should I wash my hair extensions?
You should wash your extensions as often as our need to. Washing everyday can lead to deterioration of the bonds and tape products. Louise recommends to wash your hair extensions not more than three times as week to keep them in the best possible condition. Blow dry with a Regincos Brush and a nozel on your hair dryer for a smooth finish.
What if I colour My natural hair?
Brush extensions from root to tip with a Tangle Teaser.
Keep head upright when washing hair.
Gently comb conditioner through hair when conditioning then rinse.
Try not to shampoo and condition your hair more than 3 times a week.
Every 10 days leave on you conditioner on for 15-20 minutes then rinse. This will help keep your hair soft, nourished and rehydrated.
Only use the recommend shampoo and conditioners.
Loosely tie or plait hair at night when sleeping. This is optional it can be left down.
Always use a bristle brush when blowdrying and ensure the nozzle is on your hairdryer blowing straight down the hair shaft from the root.
Use a heat protector when blow drying hair.
Where possible avoid using hair straighteners – these will damage the hair and rapidly shorten the lifespan of your hair extensions.
Avoid serums and oil (such as Moroccan oil) on the root. These should only be applied to mid lengths and ends. Oil on the bond of tape can cause your bonds to slip
When visiting the hairdressers for a blow dry advise the stylist to take extra care not to cause too much tension or to elevate the hair near the taped area
Ensure you keep to the date of removal. After this point the bonds or tapes start to grow down the hair and become noticeable and can damage the natural hair
Always make sure you rinse your scalp properly when you shampoo your hair whilst wearing hair extensions. With all the extra hair you have you need to scrub in between the bonds or tapes and rinse well. A build up of shampoo can cause severe scalp irritations.
Extensions take a while to get used to depending on each client. It is important to let them settle. This usually takes around 2 weeks. Louise also recommends visiting a salon once a week for a professional wash and blow dry whilst wearing extensions.