A: They are artificial hair integrations which add length to human hair.
Hair Extensions are a method of adding commercial hair to natural hair. These methods are used to add volume, extend hair, add highlights or lowlights without the harshness of colouring your own hair, they can conceal thinning or hair loss in concentrated areas. Hair extensions mix in and move naturally with your own hair, making it difficult to tell you are wearing them. They can be worn continuously for up to 3 months before requiring maintenance.
Q: ARE HAIR EXTENSIONS SUITABLE FOR ME?
A: Hair extensions are perfect for most people. However, there could be factors, such as unsuitable current hair condition, hair loss, or hair damage that could prevent extensions from being an option. These factors will be discussed during your consultation
Q: HOW LONG DOES MY HAIR NEED TO BE?
A: It is recommended that your hair be 3-4 inches for thickening or volume and 4-5 inches for lengthening.
Q: WHAT TYPE OF HAIR DO YOU USE?
A: Elizabeth Clare uses only the finest 100% Human Remy Hair carefully chosen from around the world guaranteeing the most natural results integrating beautifully with every hair type and texture.
Q: HOW ARE HAIR EXTENSIONS ATTACHED?
A: There are so many different methods of attaching hair extensions, ranging from fusion-sewing, braiding, gluing, heat clamps, Micro-Rings and clip in’s. Elizabeth Clare’s technique of choice is the Micro Lock method.
Q: WHAT ARE MICRO LOCK HAIR EXTENSIONS?
A: This system, like micro rings, requires no heat, no glue, no sewing or braiding and causes no stress or damage to your natural hair. and feels just as natural as your own hair and just as comfortable to wear! The Micro lock method is a hair extension system that has been carefully designed to preserve the integrity of your natural hair whilst adding volume and length without having to worry about the long term effects. Micro locks blends incredibly well with the natural hair virtually undetectable to the eye, available in a variety of sizes, lengths, colours and textures.
Q: WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICRO LOCKS AND MICRO RINGS?
Elizabeth Clare uses tiny copper locks to attach the hair extensions, these are commonly know as Easilocks. They are alternative to micro rings. The main difference is the size of the connections (rings) they are smaller flatter and lighter and extremely comfortable to wear. As they are smaller, they are great for very fine hair making them undetectable and also great for shorter hair as they can be placed higher up, making blending much easier. The other difference is the hair type used.
Q: HOW LONG WILL MICRO RING HAIR EXTENSIONS LAST?
A: The hair will last clients 9-12 months with maintenance which means they will get up to 3 applications out of the hair. The hair extensions themselves can last up to 3 months before they need maintenance (re-tightening)
Q: CAN I KEEP THEM IN FOR MORE THAN 4 MONTHS?
A: No. You must have maintenance done on your hair extensions by the 4th month. As your hair sheds on a daily basis as part its natural process it is normal to loose up to 50 hairs a day. This combined with natural hair growth of around ½ inch per month can cause matting within the root area of the extension, as well as added weight pulling on the lengthened root area. If you were to keep them in for longer than 4 months you risk damage to your own hair.
Q: CAN I REUSE THE HAIR EXTENSIONS ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN REMOVED?
A: With the Micro Locks system it is possible to re-bond the tip and re-use them if they have been maintained well whilst being worn. The hair is 100% Human Remi Hair with cuticle sourced from Russia that has never been chemically processed. The hair is tangle free and has a minimum life span of 6 months but with appropriate home care can be worn for much longer! Each application can be worn for 3 months and then the hair may be re-used again!
Q: HOW NOTICEABLE WILL MY HAIR EXTENSIONS BE?
A: Micro lock hair extensions are designed to be undetectable to the naked eye. Elizabeths will ensure your hair blends incredibly well with the natural hair, all hair comes in a variety of sizes, lengths, colours and textures.
Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FIT MICRO LOCK HAIR EXTENSIONS?
A: The attachment process usually takes about 3 to 5 hours depending on the thickness of your existing hair and whether you opt for a half head or a full head of extensions.
Q: WILL THE WEIGHT OF THE MICRO LOCKS DAMAGE MY HAIR?
A: The short answer is No. For a healthy individual with no hair disease, hair fibre is incredibly strong, about as strong as a piece of copper wire with the same diameter as the hair. Hair also has elastic properties. It can stretch up to 20% of its original length before breaking when it is dry and when it is wet it may stretch up to 50% before breaking.
So why does hair breaks if it is so strong? It depends on the speed at which the pulling force is applied to the hair. If you pull on hair slowly and steadily with gradual increasing force the hair will resist for quite some time before breaking. But if you apply sudden force and yank on the hair it will break. The tensile strength of the hair is reduced, the hair has no time to respond and stretch, which distributes the force over the length of the hair fibre, and the hair just snaps. So despite the apparent strength of hair, it will break if you brush, comb or pull too vigorously because this applies a sudden force to the hair. This is the reason why the removal of glued extensions damage hair and Micro Locks cannot.
Q: WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF GLUED EXTENSIONS ON MY HAIR?
A: While there are different types of glue, some stronger than others one analogy holds true. Putting glue in your hair is similar to putting gum in it. It’s going to be hard to get out and even with the best removers some hairs will get pulled out leaving you with broken hair and damage.
Q: HOW DO YOU DECIDE ON MY HAIR COLOUR?
A: Elizabeth uses a colour wheel to classify the hair by colour. The lower the number on the scale, generally, the darker the colour. 1 denotes darkest black. These colours vary greatly from one manufacturer to another, and certain specialty hair suppliers also create their own signature patterns and colours. The highest number is the lightest colour, which is white or a very light coloured blond.
Q: CAN I CHOOSE THE TEXTURE OF MY HAIR?
A: Hair is available in Straight, Wave and Deep Wave – 14″,16″, 18″,22″