Frequently asked questions

  1. How long will it take for my extensions to be fitted?
    This will depend on the look you are going for and how many extensions it will take to achieve that look. On average a thickening process could take 1 to 2 hours and a lengthening process 2 to 4 hrs. I will advise you of approximate timings and costs when you have your initial consultation.
  2. Will people be able to tell I'm wearing extensions
    Providing the style and colour matches your own hair, the extensions will look totally natural and no one need ever know. On the other hand, if you're going for an obviously fun, funky look, then people will be able to tell, but only because you want them to.
  3. How long does my hair have to be for extensions to be fitted?
    4-5 inches but at the nape of the neck hair can be a little shorter 3 inches is the minimum.
  4. Will extensions damage my hair?
    This is a commonly asked question. When extensions are applied properly there is virtually no reason why they would damage your hair, and to this end thousands of women have used extensions to grow their own hair to a desired length with no adverse effects whatsoever. However, that is not to say everybody's hair is suitable for ext ensions. I take the safety of your hair very seriously and take every reasonableprecaution to ascertain the suitability of your hair before commencing with the extensions. Everybody experiences normal hair shedding, don't worry, this is entirely natural. You will notice on your hairbrush, whether you wear extensions or not, that you shed between 70 to 100 hairs a day - adding up to around 3,000 hairs a month or 36,000 a year. It seems a lot but on average we have at least 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on our heads alone, so this rate of growth and renewal is entirely normal.
  5. How long will my extensions last?
    Indian Remy Hair extensions have a life span of on average 3 to 4 months but can last longer if they are well cared for.
  6. Can I add highlights?
    This is a very effective way of enjoying extensions and you can choose instant colour that your hairdresser might otherwise feel would be too damaging to chemically apply to your own hair. With extensions no harmful dyes or solutions are used and you can either opt for subtle highlights and low lights or even bold neon's, reds, blacks, blues, yellows, pinks, and greens - whatever you want, really. Hair extensions are a great way of achieving a bold new or natural colour.
  7. Should I give my hair a rest between fittings?
    There is no need if they are properly applied and removed, so your own hair remains undamaged. Most people prefer to have their extensions removed and replaced on the same day, so their hair continues looking as good as ever.
  8. Can I bath, shower, swim, go out in the rain and play sports with my new extensions?
    Your new hair will look as fabulous wet as it does dry, and the extension joins will not show in water. You can shower, swim and go out in the wind and rain without having to worry. Our hair extensions perform as well on the sports field or in a gale as the thickest head of rooted hair. They are so well connected to your own hair that they are indistinguishable from natural hair and just as tough.
  9. What happens if I don't like my new extensions?
    This very rarely happens, but if you are unhappy it is strongly advisable you let a qualified technician remove your hair extensions without damage or residue, leaving your hair just as it was when you started.
  10. Won't all the extensions be to heavy for my real hair?
    If they are applied correctly there should be no problem whatsoever. A good technician will balance the weight perfectly, taking a section of your hair and adding an extension of equal weight, resulting in a completely balanced natural look. It is surprising how quickly you get used to having a gloriously full head of hair.
  11. Will my scalp be able to breath naturally?
    My extensions are fitted close to the hair roots and scalp but do not block them, so you will be able to feel and touch your scalp as normal.
  12. Can I use Hair Dryers, Heated Rollers and Straighteners with my extensions?
    You can use all of the above with Indian Remy Hair extensions
  13. Can I let my hair dry naturally?
    You can, however I would advise against doing this as it can make it a lot harder to style or even brush through.