Prepare for your fitting:
Please ensure to thoroughly WASH and cleanse your hair before coming for your fitting, it is advisable to use a clarifying shampoo to completely remove any styling products or residue remaining in your hair.
Please have hair free from any styling products and straightened, this makes it clearer to see when applying the extensions.
To have hair extensions, your hair should be a minimum of 3-4 inches in length, just about long enough to put into a ponytail. Ideally, the longer your hair, the easier to integrate. However, shorter lengths can be done, but it will be harder to blend and grow out quicker. If your hair is short, then going any longer than 14 inches will not be advisable. Email me a picture of your hair before your consultation if you are unsure about anything regarding length.
***RULE ONE – IF YOU CAN NOT AFFORD TO MAINTAIN AND LOOK AFTER HAIR EXTENSIONS PLEASE DO NOT GET THEM***
It is strongly advised that you don’t wash your hair for at least 24 hours after having your hair extensions fitted, this is because the hair needs time to set & rest.
Please try to wash your hair a maximum of twice a week If possible, this is because the less stress you put on the hair the better due to heat styling etc.
ALWAYS wash your hair in shower standing upright. NEVER tip your head over the bath/shower. THIS WILL CAUSE TANGLES.
Always use a Salon shampoo and conditioner. This is because normal high street brands contain silicone based ingredients which will cause the hair to weaken and break down. To wash your hair ONLY lather the shampoo in your top horse shoe shaped section. Give a good lather & then put your head back in the shower and RINSE, RINSE, RINSE!!! This is now cleansing all your natural hair & extension hair. DO NOT lather in your weave up by your scalp. There is no need & this will make you itchy. Rinse well, way longer than you would without the extensions in. If you have an itchy scalp then you haven’t rinsed all the shampoo/conditioner away.
Remember to always take good care of your hair, gently dry it and do not take any shortcuts when caring for it. Hair extensions last longer and look better when taken proper care of.
It is advisable to wear your hair in a loose plait when sleeping, this will minimise tangling and knotting when you sleep.
You can style your hair extensions just as you would with your normal hair, you can straighten, curl, blow-dry, dye, crimp and cut them because they are human hair. If you are looking to get them styled in a salon, please ensure that you tell your hairdresser that you wear extensions. Root re-touching can also be carried out as normal.
It is strongly advised that you have a maintenance appointment halfway during your extension period e.g. 4-6 weeks. This will allow me to look at your hair to see how you are getting along with the extensions. If you don?t come have a maintenance, I cannot be held responsible for any damage caused to your hair, as it is your responsibility to look after them properly using my aftercare guide for advice.
Hair extensions should be kept in for no longer than 3/4 months at a time, this is because when they grow out too long, it is easy for them to become matted. Removal is completely safe and does no damage to your own hair; proper hair extension removal should be pain free with no tugging or pulling at your own hair involved.
I DO NOT CHARGE FOR ANY REMOVALS SO ALWAYS COME TO ME!!! Please note that I will not be held responsible for any damage caused to your hair if they are removed elsewhere.
You may find that immediately after having your hair extensions fitted, they may feel uncomfortable when sleeping where the weave has been attached, this usually disappears after about 4-5 days where you will hardly notice them. Please persevere with them and you will notice the results!
To have hair extensions, you must be willing to take care of them properly, they need careful washing, conditioning, brushing and straightening to avoid any damage. I cannot stress enough the importance of looking after them, if you feel that you need any aftercare advice please do not hesitate to contact me at any point and I will be happy to help and/or resolve any issues you may have.
Some clients experience itching to the scalp, this is perfectly normal! Remember that having hair extensions isn’t a natural process, your head has to adjust to having them.
I find that most of my clients hair improves in health after having hair extensions because they are doing less heat/product damage during the three months of having them.
“I was a bit nervous and unsure at first whether getting hair extentions would be right for me and if I wld be able to have them looking after them properly. Gail was FANTASTIC she explained everything and answered all my queries thoroughly and did such a brilliant job with my hair. She did everything the correct way unlike many other people iv heard of who rush and sont do it the correct way, she took her time made me feel comfortable was so friendly and did the best job ever im so happy and feel so confident with my hair now. You wont get a better person to do hair extentions for you! 10 out of 10. Im definately sticking with her, delighted xxx 🙂 xxx“