Maintenance appointments may or may not be required between reapplications depending on how well your extensions have been looked after and your natual hair type. During maintenance appointments we will reapply any extensions that may have slid out, and replace any loose bonds. We can also apply a ‘top up’ of hair, to fill out any areas if needed.
It is normal to experience a small amount of shedding and to lose a hair extension from time to time, but so long as the home care guidelines are adhered to this should be kept to a minimum. If a maintenance appointment is required, we’d normally advise booking an appointment between 6-8 weeks after the initial fitting.
How Long Do Hair Extensions Last?
Most of our hair extension methods can generally be worn for 10-12 weeks provided that the home care guidelines have been followed correctly.
Every client is different and therefore, some people’s hair extensions will last longer than others depending on their natural hair type. After this period they will need to be replaced. If you wish, you can have your hair extensions removed, coloured and reapplied on the same day, ensuring that your hair continues to look its best.
It is important that hair extensions are not worn for longer than 3 months, before having them reapplied. Due to your hair’s natural life cycle, it is normal to loose up to 100 hairs a day as part of this natural process. When wearing hair extensions the shed hair remains trapped within the bond, and over time it will start to build up at the roots.
This can cause matting at the root area if the extensions are worn for too long. Also, as your natural hair continues to shed, the extensions will be secured by fewer strands of your real hair, producing an imbalance of weight and subsequently causing excessive strain on the natural hair if the extensions are kept in longer than 3 months. Therefore, if you leave it too long before having your hair extensions reapplied, you run the risk of damaging your own hair. Additionally, since the extensions grow with your own hair, after 3 months the bonds will have grown down significantly, and can become visible and can also start getting caught during brushing and styling.
We sell a home-care pack which includes a shampoo, conditioner, styling product and brush which will help maintain your chosen hair extension method (please contact us to purchase an aftercare pack). We offer all new clients a free check-up appointment (at the home salon) after 2 weeks of the initial application, so that the hair extensions can be examined and to ensure that the home care guidelines are being followed correctly.
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