Hair Extensions What you need to Know!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Hair Extensions suitable for everyone?
Hair extensions are a cosmetic procedure and they should be applied to healthy hair. Hair must be at least 5 – 8 cms in length to provide comfortable attachments. There are some medical conditions that may make some clients unsuitable for extensions so at Origin we offer a free, no-obligation consultation.
Are real hair extensions better?
Human extensions are better because they create a more natural look and effect. This means the extensions can be styled using heated tools and straighteners, as well as being professionally coloured and permed. They are also suitable for most lifestyle activities. So there really are no limits to what you can do when wearing extensions.
Will the Extensions damage my own hair?
No. If hair extensions are attached by a professionally trained stylists and they are properly maintained by the clients, extensions should not damage your hair. The hair is 100% natural and the bond has been formulated using a special blend of polymers that replicate the molecular structure of keratin. Keratin is a protein from which natural hair is made so if your extensions are maintained in the recommended way, no problems should occur
How long should the hair extensions last?
By following the simple maintenance program, extensions can last up to 6 months using the Classic and Cold Fusion systems and up to 4 months with the Fast Fusion system.
Are hair extensions expensive?
At the Origin we will offer you a full consultation to discuss your hairstyle requirements. Only then will we be able to give you a price for your new look and this can be tailored to suit your budget.
How long does it take for hair extensions to be applied?
This depends on how many extensions you are having and the application system being used. For example, with either the Classic or Cold Fusion system you can have half a head of extension applied in approximately 2 hours. However, with the Fast Fusion method, this can less than an hour! We will be able to discuss this with you further at your consultation
Are hair extensions difficult to style?
Most hair extensions can be treated in just the same way as your own hair –straighten, curl, perm, and even colour.
Do I have to get a full head of extensions?
You can have as many extensions as you need to achieve the look you want – even a few simple strands can make a huge difference. Either a splash of colour or add a little more volume. The possibilities are endless.
How do I remove hair extensions?
You will need to come back to the salon where we have the specially formulated removal gel. When applied this gel gently breaks down the bond and with the removal tool, we are able to slide the bond down your own hair with no damage to your own hair.