If you are looking for hair extensions, you can do no better than meet Louise Bailey, hair extension expert in London, and hair extensionist to the stars. Louise is based in Harrods Hair & Beauty where she gives advise and carry’s consultations. You can also see her at the Harow Extension Lab in Oxford Circus or can visit online on www.hair-extensionslondon.co.uk.
All the hair extensions Louise works with including clip in hair extensions come in a range of colours and blend in perfectly with your natural hair. Clip in hair extensions are very easy to apply yourself and it only takes a few minutes to pop them in. They are ideal for when you want that fuller head of glossy, shiny hair for a special occasion. Then theres is tape hair extensions which Louise apples for her clients and cuts and blends them.
Clip in hair extensions can be washed and styled with irons, curlers, or tongs in the same way as your natural hair. However, you should note that they must not be worn permanently. The reason for this is that clip in hair extensions have three to five small clips that run along the weft, as the name suggests. This means that they must be taken out at night because otherwise, the clips can rub against your scalp making it sore and causing your natural hair to thin while you move about in the night.
If you want a more permanent solution for hair extensions, Louise can fit you with tape hair extensions. These are very kind to the natural hair and need to be moved up the head every 8 weeks and the hair is reusable. These can be fitted in around 30 minutes and can last for up to 8 months before you need to replace the hair. Those with thinner hair may need the tapes moved up every six weeks or so.
Replacing the tapes is fairly straightforward. They are removed from the hair, then cleaned and re-taped. Your own hair is washed and trimmed in this process, and then the tapes will be reapplied.
If you have heard stories about tapes sticking and causing damage to the natural hair, don’t worry. As with most things, there are good quality and bad quality tapes. Louise only ever uses top brands, and she can remove the tapes in ten minutes or less leaving no mess or sticky residues.
If you want to order clip in hair extensions online but are not quite sure of the right colour, just send a photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to advise you. You can also call for advice on colour matching on 0203 416