What are hair extensions?

It is a very easy way to have more hair, placing extensions in bundles in your own hair.
(gluing them with keratin, braiding them...) or curtain (sewn to your hair, attached with clips, adhesives, etc.).
Extensions are placed by a stylist, but nowadays
Many women place them in their own home (self-placers). Extensions can be curled, cut, styled...

Will it be noticed that I'm wearing them?

Nobody will notice. Choosing the right color is very important. With correct placement, only you will notice that you are wearing them.

How long do extensions last?

There are many factors involved. It is best to buy hair of the best quality, use the right products
and take care of it so that it lasts longer. Good quality hair does not tangle or shed in large quantities.
All extensions sold have been pre-processed, sterilized, dyed and sometimes permed.
So it is no longer virgin hair (except in the case of natural color), so it does not have the oils that your own
hair becomes dry and thinner over time. Even the best hair has to be replaced after a while.

Will extensions ruin my own hair?

Extensions should not damage your hair if they are cared for and maintained.
You must be careful when brushing your hair. If there is any tangle, hold your hair while brushing it,
especially if your hair is fragile. Retouch your extensions at least every two months.

What makes hair of good quality or not?

The most important thing is how the hair is selected and the subsequent treatment. The best type of hair is virgin,
the one that has not been treated. It is healthy, strong and of the highest quality hair. The elaborate extensions
With this type of hair they last much longer, and they don't get tangled or dry. The treatment given to
hair is essential. Each company processes hair differently and that means that the extensions they sell have different quality.
remy hair with cuticle: it is the best hair that exists. It is picked by hand strand by strand to ensure that all cuticles
are in the same direction. It has a cuticle that is soft to the touch, which lasts longer and prevents unwanted tangles.

What is Remy hair?

Remy hair is the definition of tangle-free hair because It is not waste hair , but has all the ends in the same direction. When we say waste hair we are referring to rebonded hair from hair salons that is saved and then fixed, matched and used to make extensions.

Non-remy hair inverted cuticles
NON-Remy Hair
Loofah Non-Remy Hair
NON-Remy hair with cuticle and inverted root

The most surprising thing is that not even the extension manufacturer himself, in many cases, can be 100% sure, because most manufacturers buy the hair in stores specialized in this raw material and sell the hair already paired, clean and classified by measurements. . The only way for a manufacturer to know for sure if the raw material is really 100% Remy hair and does not contain any mixture is by analyzing it in a laboratory, and this is something that almost no manufacturer cares to do.

How to know if the extensions are Remy hair or not

One way to know if the hair is remy or not is if it has black balls at the ends, which is an indication that it is not remy. Although there are factories that eliminate this as well. But If a hair has black balls at the ends, you can be sure that it is not remy .

What color do I choose for my hair extensions?

When choosing a color, choose one that harmonizes with your natural color from roots to ends.
Don't choose a color that is like your natural root color, as it is always darker.
Choose the color a little below.

hair extensions color chart

This is the first time, what do I do?

First think about whether you are going to put them on yourself or ask a professional to put them on for you.
Choose the color that suits your own hair. There are some types of extensions that you can place yourself,
such as adhesive curtains or clip extensions . It all depends on your own ability and the price you want to pay, but you can also ask a friend for help.

With other methods you will need to go to a stylist. The most important thing about extensions is the quality of the hair. In some hair salons they sell you the extensions in addition to placing them, but if you decide to buy them yourself they can be cheaper.

How much hair do I need?

The amount of hair needed will depend on how thick you want your hair, the size of your head,
how you want to apply it, whether you are going to cut it... It is best to consult with a professional.
We recommend at least 100 to 150 units in the case of wick extensions (about 125 grams of hair).
In the case of sewn curtains, we recommend purchasing one or two packages (about 100 grams of hair).
In the case of adhesive curtains, keep in mind that the adhesive does not hold much weight.
Each curtain is usually about 50 or 60 grams, so one would not be enough for the entire head.

You will also need more quantity in these cases:

  • If you are going to wear your hair straight, it falls with less volume.
  • If you choose hair with a length greater than 55 cm.
  • If your hair is thick, you have very marked layers or a “garçon” cut.

Can I wash it, brush it, blow dry it, curl it...?

Clear! You can curl it however you want. You can wash it every day if you want, but you will notice that your extensions
They stay clean and curly for days. It is advisable to let it air dry, use a comb
and some hair conditioner. Keep in mind that hair dries out more when you use a dryer,
Letting it air dry is best.

How do I wash it?

Wash it in the same direction: from top to bottom. Avoid doing it the other way around. Use shampoo and conditioner for dry hair to provide more hydration. When you brush your hair, start from the ends and work your way up while holding your hair at the top so it doesn't come off.

Can I dye or perm my hair?

Human hair is human hair. That is, just as if you dye your own hair and dye it again, it becomes drier and tangles more easily, with natural hair extensions it is the same or even more so because it does not receive nutrients from the roots. The more times you dye it, the less your extensions will last. It is not advisable to reapply chemicals.

Many extensions come already curly if you wish and you can choose the color that most closely resembles yours. Since the extensions have been sterilized and processed, we suggest not adding more chemical treatments as they could be damaged.

What types of product can I use?

Moisturizing your hair extensions is very important. Please do not use products for oily hair or strippers that remove chlorine, because they leave your hair dry.

Use alcohol-free or low-alcohol products. Products for dry hair are the best. Spray conditioners are perfect for the ends.

Can I go swimming and to the beach?

Of course. You can go to the pool or the beach without a problem. It is best to wash your hair immediately afterward. Try to avoid letting your hair come into contact with salt water as it takes away all the moisture and your hair will become tangled.

Don't braid yourself to go to the beach. It is better to wear your hair down. Put on spray conditioner after swimming.

How often should I maintain my extensions?

Maintenance sessions are typically scheduled every 2 months.

How long do extensions last?

There are various types of extensions, both due to the way they are placed and the type and quality of hair with which they are made, for these reasons there is no fixed duration. To help you with this topic, you can find out in the following link How long do different types of extensions last ?

How are hair extensions done?

Each type and quality of hair extension is different and each one has a different way of manufacturing so it cannot be answered briefly. In the following link you can learn more about How hair extensions are done .

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