Questions to Ask Your Stylist before Getting Extensions
Posted on January 04 2016
Many women who have gone to the same stylist for years, or
used the same types of extensions since they first began wearing them, are
astonished to find, upon visiting a new hair salon, that they may have been
using the wrong type of installation (clip-in, tape-in, sew-in, or protein
bonded), wrong type of hair, or simply the wrong style all along. Unaware that
other options existed – sometimes salons only carry one or two brands, or are
unable to perform certain types of installation – it can be a happy surprise to
find out that your results can be even better than you thought possible; so why
not hasten the process?
We’ve outlined a few of the most important
questions you should ask your stylist – whether new or old – prior to your next
appointment to install real hair extensions. With these guidelines, you can
leave your appointment with extensions that will last longer, look incredible,
and better match your lifestyle.
How thick are the
strands of my hair?
Thickness of hair strands (not “thickness” as in volume of hair) can
determine which type of extension you should ideally be using. African-American
hair does better with glue-in models as strands tend to be thicker, which
adheres better to glue while causing less tangling. Fine-haired women should
avoid glue- or tape-in extensions, as they can be very difficult to remove.
Asking a stylist can help determine if tape-ins are a good option for you.
How often can I
heat-style my hair?
Unless you have purchased our durable real hair extensions, which can be
heat-styled exactly like normal hair, your extensions may suffer from repeated
use of curling irons, straighteners, curlers, and heat sets. Inferior hair
extensions will not hold up in the same manner as our product. If you are
purchasing extensions directly from your salon, ask about their longevity; it
may be worth it to invest in Remy Capillus’ straight or wavy extensions to make your look last
longer and ultimately save money over time.
How can I manage my
Part of the beauty of extensions is the ability to change your look in mere
hours – and sometimes, the change can be drastic. If you are making the switch
from shorter extensions to long, flowing locks, there can be an abrupt
adjustment period; while you will become accustomed to natural hair as it grows
in, enabling you to get plenty of practice styling longer and longer hair, it
can be difficult to suddenly find yourself with many inches more and no idea
how to keep it under control. Ask your stylist to explain what she is doing as
she blow dries and styles your new hair, along with any other tips she may find
useful in helping you maintain your desired look.
What is the best
installation technique for my lifestyle?
Extensions are by no means one-size-fits-all. If you’re an adamant athlete
and frequently wear a ponytail, often wear glasses or sunglasses, or prefer a
certain style (such as a braid or topknot), let your stylist know – this can
drastically change where she places your wefts, making them far more
comfortable for you to wear as you’d prefer.