Updated: Jul 9, 2022
There are many methods of hair extensions available. I will explain the differences in the methods I offer in to help you decide which method is the right fit for you.
KERATIN BONDED EXTENSION
Keratin bonded hair extensions, or fusion extensions, are bonded close to the root using a keratin or polymer bond. I use heat to bond them. I prefer this method over cold fusion (electric current) as I feel I have more control of the level of heat needed to bond the hair extension. The temperature can be adjusted for clients who have more fragile or compromised hair. With the cold fusion (electric current) method, this isn’t an option.
Bonded hair extensions can be used on very fine to very thick hair and the bond can be custom sized and custom blended to meet each client’s needs. This makes the options endless. Because I can customize the bond size, bonded hair extensions allow to work nearer to the hairline and on the top of the head while still concealing the bond.
Bonded hair extensions typically last 4-6 months before having to be replaced. They will grow out with your own hair. I typically wear my extensions for 6 months. Finer haired clients may have to replace a bit earlier, depending on the installation. I can determine this at your consultation.
Bonded extensions DO NOT damage the natural hair. I’ve worn extensions for nearly 20 years and with absolutely no break for the last 12 years. I have finer hair and love the thickness hair extensions provide. Without extensions, my ponytails and buns are quite anemic, but with them, ponies and buns are full and luxurious. What causes damage to the natural hair is improper installation and/or improper care.
Bonded hair extensions are relatively easy to care for. I recommend gentle cleansing at least 3 times a week, and a daily brushing. It’s that simple. Bonded hair extensions can blow dried, curl or flat ironed and styled just as you style your own hair. Your color can be touched up while you wear your hair extensions.
All methods of hair extensions are color matched to your hair. If you’re thinking of changing your current hair color, we would address this first and then match the extensions to the new color.
Bonded hair extensions are the most expensive as they are the most labor intensive and the least amount of upkeep. Once they are installed, you don’t think about them until it’s time for a new set. Prices are available upon consultation. All consultations are complimentary.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or to book a complimentary consultation. 954.224.2417