Everything you need to know about hair extensions

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When it’s time to pose, the hairdresser starts by making one or two cleansing shampoos in order to remove all the deposits and products present on the hair and the scalp. The goal ? Better prepare your hair to receive the extensions. Then, he proceeds to a smooth brushing and goes to the pose according to the needs of each one. The appointment ends with a small cut in order to harmonize the whole and obtain the expected result.

HOW TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS? 

Above all, the expert would like to point out that “poorly maintained extensions can damage the hair”. To avoid this and make your hair extensions last longer, “it is necessary to brush your hair morning and evening using a soft boar bristle brush, for example. Be careful though, no comb, it could damage the attachment points, ”he continues.

How to brush your hair properly?

At night, it is recommended to tie up your hair to avoid the formation of knots in the extensions. In addition, with each shampoo, it is advisable to apply a hair mask to help detangle them. On the other hand, it is necessary to banish all silicone-based products which would have the effect of causing the extensions to slip. Only this person will be able to maintain them properly,” says the specialist.

WHAT ABOUT THE REMOVAL OF HAIR EXTENSIONS THEN?

Whether you want to continue your experience with extensions or not, a pose lasts 3 to 6 months. On the one hand, for your hair which needs to breathe a little. On the other hand, because with the regrowth, the extensions can become visible. Back to the hairdresser for removal. “This last appointment lasts one to two hours depending on the number of locks,” says Gianni Coppa. The hairdresser deposits the extensions wick by wick, then carries out a treatment for the scalp and the hair in order to clean and free the hairs from the old pose”.

HOW MUCH DO HAIR EXTENSIONS COST?

 The final price varies according to the type and length of the client’s hair, the number of strands required and the desired finish”. Also, the thicker your hair, the more strands you need. If your hair base comes down to a short square, in other words hair reaching the nape of the neck, count about 100 to 125 strands for fine hair and 150 to 200 strands for thick hair. At an average of €5 per strand, the total cost can quickly climb. Any advice to avoid unpleasant surprises? Ask for a quote before you start. Packages are offered. The most advantageous include the installation, cutting, follow-up and removal of hair extensions. So, ready to lengthen your mane?

HOW IS A HAIR EXTENSION APPLICATION CARRIED OUT?

Are you taking the leap? To begin, it is imperative to go to a specialist. “Only an expert can diagnose your hair and determine if the pose is possible,” insists Gianni Coppa. Indeed, it is impossible in the following cases: lack of hair, lack of mass, hair that is too short, hair that is too fragile or too damaged. This first appointment also allows you to discuss the desired finish and choose the locks best suited to your hair type (thin, thick, colors, types). For fine hair  ? Do not panic, less heavy extensions exist!

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