How do I cut or blend my extensions with my natural hair?
" With a razor blade and not with scissors because of it being extensions that are attached to your own hair some strands may grow faster than the others and it will leave you with strands longer at the bottom than the other.
Can I wear my hair in a pony tail?
" Yes you can if your hair extensions are installed approximately 2cm from your hair line on the sides and in the back at your neck.
How do I determine if the bonds are high quality?
" At Illustrious we only supply the highest quality bonding and re-bonding that cannot be bent with your finger tips. The high quality bonds also do not allow loose hairs to come out of the bonding.
How long does it take for installation?
" Depending on the amount that you want to put in. Full head can take up to 3hours.
Do hair extensions damage my own hair?
" Not with the Micro ring method.
Will the extensions look natural?
" If it is 100% human hair extensions yes.
Will I be able to wash my hair as normal?
" Do not scrub hair when shampooing or conditioning. Condition and detangle the hair from mid-strand to the ends. Avoid the scalp area. Wrap hair with a towel to dry, do not rub hair with the towel.
extensions come in many different types. There are differences in the way hair extensions are prepared, in the technique used to attach it to your own hair, and in what kind of hair is used. Some systems only differ from materials that are used or just from name. With many techniques some kind of glue or bond is used for attachment, these methods involve coating your own hair with a chemical or foreign substance. Some glues can be harmful for your hair or skin, others are safe. Ask your stylist what type of glue will be used. There are many good salons that do not use a name brand extension technique. Hair extensions will not last forever, sometimes because the attachment breaks but mostly because the growth of your own hair. Extensions connected to your hair will get more lose as your hair grows (approximately 0.4" per month). Depending on how fast your hair grows and how well you take care of your extensions they have to be removed or retightened when they get too loose. Some systems last longer then others but in general we can say anywhere between 2 and 6 months. With some hair extensions it is possible to reuse the hair what can save you some money, this also depends on the hair quality and how well you take care of it.
Hair Extensions are not for everyone. When the hair is very thin and weak a lace wig could be a better solution.
There are three major categories: Strand by strand extensions, weft extensions, and clip-on extensions.
With this extension technique small strands of extension hair are attached one by one to small sections of your own hair by either weaving in, gluing, heat fusing, clamping with metal tubes or using waxes and polymers.