Your hair extensions are designed for up to three months of continuous wear, after which time you should make an appointment to have them removed.
During those three months, it’s very important to know how to look after your extensions so that your hair stays looking as good as it did at the first application.
Where will my hair extensions be done?
I am fully mobile & happy to travel to do them in your home or at a location of your choice. I can also accommodate at my address in North London.
How much will my hair extensions cost?
The consultation will be free of charge. At the time of booking a deposit will be taken to sum of the cost of the hair, to secure you application appointment. This will be deducted from the final price.
Prices are based on a bespoke basis starting from £600.00. Removal and maintenance will be charged at an hourly rate of £85.00 excluding travel costs.
How long will my hair extension take to put in?
Anything up to 7 hours. I take the utmost care at every single application. This meticulous approach is vital to be certain your natural hair doesn’t suffer any damage and ensure the longevity of the extensions.
Can I style my hair Normally?
Your hair can be washed and styled as normal.
Will my hair extensions damage my own hair?
The consultation is designed to assess your own hairs suitability for hair extensions. If I think that your own hair will be jeopardised in any way, I will not proceed. Providing the aftercare advice is followed, your own hair will not be damaged. All of Racoon’s products are scientifically proven to keep natural hair safe and healthy, and are endorsed by an independent trichologist. The bonding system has been formulated to ensure that Racoon uses the safest methods in the industry. Racoon has achieved the British Standards Institute ISO 9001 accreditation (BSI kite mark of quality).
How long does my own hair need to be?
I recommend that your own hair is at least 4 inches long, to achieve the most natural looking results.
How long will my hair extensions last?
They last up to 3 months providing they are properly maintained and looked after. At this point you should make an appointment to have them removed. I recommend giving your own hair a break of at least a few weeks before reapplication.
Why is there shedding when I remove my hair extensions?
Hair sheds naturally on a daily basis. It’s normal to loose up to fifty hairs a day. Hair extensions don’t stop this entirely natural process. The hairs that are shed over a period of time become trapped in the bonds and released when the extensions are removed.
WASHING YOUR HAIR
- Before every wash, separate each bond and make certain that the hair is free of tangles.
- Do not wash your hair extensions over a bath or sink.
- Ensure your hair is thoroughly washed using the products supplied.
- Smooth shampoo down the length of the extension hair, working around each strand and ensuring that all shampoo is properly rinsed.
- Conditioner should only be applied from the mid-lengths to the ends of the hair – not on the bonds.
- Do not apply hot oils, wax treatments, henna or any styling products containing oil or wax.
- After washing, pat your hair dry with a towel. Do not use a rubbing action.
DRYING YOUR HAIR
- Fully dry your roots using a cool setting on your hairdryer. Section and blow-dry without excessive pulling.
- You can straighten, curl, and tong the extension hair, but avoid excessive strain and pulling.
- We highly recommend using a heat-protecting spray and a medium heat setting if available.
- Styling products such as hair sprays, mousse and serums may be used, but you should avoid applying them near the links.
- Only use a soft bristle brush, brushing from the bottom to the top of your head.
- Ensure you support the roots whilst brushing.
- If you’re in intense sunlight or on a sun-bed, use a wrapped towel to protect your hair and the bonds.
- If you’re swimming, be sure to wash your hair immediately afterwards to remove all traces of chlorine.
- If you have a more active lifestyle and are taking part in sport, tie your hair back for the duration. Try to avoid excessive washing.
- Before going to sleep, put your hair into a plait or tie it up loosely to avoid any tangling during the night.
- Avoid going to bed with wet hair.