1. What is hair extension?
Hair extensions are a technique of adding hair that is not your own onto your own hair. This is achieved by different methods (Weaving, Braiding, Bonding, Strand by Strand, Latch hook etc. ). They are applied by skilled hair professionals and offer instant methods of changing your appearance. They can be washed, cut and styled to a person’s individual taste
2.How many packets do I need for full head hair extension?
For hair weft under 18 inches, one packet is enough for full head. Over 18 inches, you should need more the one. If a hairdresser is doing your hair it is advisable to check with them as to how much you require for the hairstyle.
For the pre bonded hair, you should need 150-200 strands.Once again this depends on the style.
For other methods eg strand by strand you will need to consult with your hair dresser.
3.How many types of hair fibers?
Hair extensions are made from a range of human and synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers include Kanekalon and Toyokalon, and can differ from brand to brand. Synthetic hair in general is far less expensive than human hair, and is available in a wide array of colors and textures, from natural to extraordinary. However when considering hair extensions you must keep in mind that synthetic hair is just that synthetic and can not withstand hot temperatures so straightening and curling the hair is not an option as it will singe. Human hair is available in many different grades, and may be advertised by ethnic origin; India, mainland China and other countries in continental Asia are the top suppliers for ‘virgin’, or unprocessed hair.
4.What is virgin hair?
● It is unprocessed hair, no colored, no curled
● It has more cuticle than remy, collected from one donor, it is the same direction hair. It Is cut from one persons head & sewn in the same direction hair naturally grows. Unlike other commercial hair The Cuticle is just like nature intended it to be. Texture is silky soft.
● It is very soft and lustrous.
● The natural straight hair texture can wave up when wet.
● Great for all textures ( yaki/wavy/curly ), specially for natural wave and natural straight.
5.What is Synthetic Hair?
Synthetic hair is made of a wide array of different synthetic fibers. Synthetic hair, just as human hair, comes in weave (weft) and single strands for braids. Synthetic hair does not last as long as human hair because it gets quickly damaged from the sun.The quality of hair varies greatly, and if well maintained, synthetic hair can last up to a year. It will never look as human hair, as it is stiff and not bouncy at all. Synthetic hair is much less expensive than human hair.
6.Can we treat Synthetic hair as human hair?
No,we can’t.Heating appliances such as curling irons and straightening combs generally should never be used on synthetic hair. There are newer versions of synthetic hair from some brands that claim to allow styling with lower temperatures of heating appliances. Generally people should steer clear of such claims because the golden rule with synthetic hair is that heat is not an option. Synthetic hair is better used for shorter wigs. Typically when the synthetic hair is shaped it’s best not to change it, it is “What you see is what you get”.
7. What is Remy hair?
Remy Hair is not always virgin hair, once virgin hair has been colored or chemically processed in any way short of removing the cuticles it is referred to as Remy. Remy Hair can be categorized in the ‘premium’ segment, as far as hair quality is concerned. Remy Hair has its cuticle intact and running in the same direction “unidirectional cuticle” to prevent tangling. The cuticles protect the hair from damage and gives the hair its natural look. Remy hair is strictly reserved for those who demand only the highest quality. Cuticle hair is created by careful processing which leaves the cuticle layer of the hair in place. The result is a superior hair item that colors beautifully – it has the highlights and natural shading just like your hair.