Hair Extensions FAQ's
If you haven't gotten hair extensions done before, the process can sound a little intimidating. It's important that you find a qualified hair extension specialist in order to get the best results! Here are some of the most commonly asked questions that we hear from our clients.
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Will hair extensions damage my hair and keep it from growing?
During your consultation we will help you find the most gentle method of hair extensions for you that will NOT cause damage to your hair with proper installation and proper home care. In most cases, our guests are able to even grow their natural hair out while wearing extensions!
That being said, hair extensions that are done poorly or are the wrong method for your hair type WILL cause damage. If your stylist gathers too much or too little hair in a section, places it too close to the scalp or in areas that cannot support the weight of the extension, the natural hair will mostly be pulled out. In very rare cases, some women may have a weak follicular funnel that cannot support any hair weight or pressure, and this can be tested prior to the application of hair extensions. In the cases of the wrong hair type being chosen, a woman with not enough density of hair may be recommended a method such as a microbeads, fusion, or weft-type extensions that will cause too much weight for their natural hair and cause it to fall out.
It’s very important to make sure your stylist is fully educated and competent in extensions, and at Crown Salon we pride ourselves on our hair our ability to provide high quality extensions- without the damage.
Will hair extensions show in my hair and look obvious?
While pictures of celebrities caught by the paparazzi with their hair extensions showing may deter you from trying extensions, there are ways to hide and wear your extensions without fear of showing!
Your stylist will place your extensions far enough away from your hairline that you should be able to wear your hair up or down, almost any way you please, without fear of showing.
Your stylist will give you quick tips on how to style your hair as to avoid this problem, too! As your extensions grow out, it does become harder to hide, so make sure you are keeping up on your regularly scheduled hair extension maintenance and you will be fine!
Will it be hard to take care of my hair extensions?
We have a motto here at Crown, “Take care of your extensions like your own hair, but better.”
That being said, all you need to do to keep your extensions looking beautiful for as long as possible is to just have good hair habits!
- Use good quality products without sulfates, waxes, and parabens (we can recommend our favorites)
- Brush regularly
- Wash & style gently with heat protection
- Avoid saltwater & chlorine when possible
You will want to avoid washing your new extensions or getting the wet for the first 48 hours. Other than that, everything else is common sense, and we would be happy to give you all the tips and tricks you need during your extension appointment.
Are hair extensions uncomfortable?
Most women don’t even feel a difference after getting them done! Tape-in extensions are by far the most comfortable extensions available, even more comfortable than clip ins or temporary extensions.
There are only two exceptions to this:
- We find that the first couple of nights you sleep with your extensions take some getting used to because when you have your hair against a pillow you do tend to feel your extensions more. This shouldn't cause any pain or lack of sleep, just a strange feeling that most women get used to after the second night.
- About 1 in every 100 women have extremely sensitive scalps and will not be a good candidate for extensions. If you think you may be one of these women, try wearing a few bobby pins a quarter inch from your scalp all day. If you are overly irritated and experience pain, then extensions of any kind may not be right for you.
Aren't hair extensions expensive?
While hair extensions are definitely a luxury service, we have options for everyone in a variety of price ranges and upkeep schedules.
Remember that your first-time cost is much higher than your maintenance. Why? Because your first-time cost includes all of your 100% human, remy, ethically-sourced Bellami hair extensions which are some of the best money can buy. This hair can last up to a year or longer with proper care, while other, less expensive brands may only last one application, costing you more money and hassle in the long-term. Because of this, you can expect to pay almost 4x more for your initial installation than your maintenance appointments every 6-8 weeks. While you can expect cheaper, lower quality extensions to only last one use.
We use all-inclusive extension pricing to keep it simple and easy-to-understand for our clients. After your 100% free, in-person consultation, your extension price includes not only the cost of your hair in unlimited blends and colors that we keep in stock and on-hand (and by custom order if necessary), but also your professional application, and any cutting or blending that is needed to make your extensions look 100% natural, as well as your styling and instructions on how to care for your extensions, professional product recommendations to keep your extensions looking beautiful, and our guarantee that should you lose any extensions within your first 6 weeks wear time, we will reinstall those pieces for free, which gives our guests tremendous peace of mind!