About hair extensions

  1. What are hair extensions ?

    Hair extensions are hair that is attached to your own hair to give you the appearance and feel of longer hair. Hair extension can be made from synthetic hair or from real human hair.

    There are many different types of hair extension, including:
    1. weaving - a process in which you create tracks on the individuals head and sew the hair extensions on. This method is the most widely used in adding hair extensions.
    2. Braiding - a process in which you add hair extensions by braiding them in. There are many types of braiding techniques such as cornrow but they vary from one beautician to another. 
    3. Fusion - a process in which the extended hair is attached directly to your own hair by a heated glue stick. In this method, an acrylic glue stick is placed inside a glue gun that heats and melts the glue. The hair extension and the glue are then attached directly onto the individual's hair. 
       Bonding - A simple method of extending hair. A bonding glue is brushed or applied onto the extension hair and then applied to the root of the real hair. This is more of a temporary method of extending hair.
       U - Tip - a process in which a "U" shaped spot of glue is already on the tip of the hair ready to be attached by using the hair extension iron. 
       I - Tip - a process in which an "I" shaped spot of glue is already on the tip of the hair ready to be attached by using the hair extension iron or with a Ring. With the Ring, there's no heat applied to the hair.
       Ring - X - one of the new processes in which the metal ring is already on the hair ready to attach using the Ring - Xer. It is very easy to apply and can be re-used.

  2. How many bundle do i need ?

    For normal request,usually most customers choose 2-3 bundles to achieve more density . If you have high request with the density ,3-4 bundlesare a good choice .BTW,if your hair is longer than 18 inches, you can also choose 3-4 bundles .

  3. Can i re-use extentions ?

    Some hair extensions can be reused but it often depends on how the hair is taken care of, Some high quality hair extensions may be re-used if only the hair care instructions are followed.

  4. Can i cut or color wefts ?

    Of course you can cut the hair wefts ,you can cut them when you sewn in our own hair .Most hair extensions have been processed so shouldn't be coloured as it can damage the hair. If you need to make a colour match try coloring your natural hair to match the hair piece rather than the other way round. Or you could try combining two different colours of hair extension to obtain a more natural tone.  However, if you feel you must dye the hair piece, start by depositing color from lighter to darker using non peroxide dyes. Test the colorant first with a small strand of hair.  

  5. Will hair extensions damage my own hair ?

    No, not as long as it is done properly by a professional and the hair is properly cared for afterwards.

  6. How long does extension last ?

    It depends on how you maintain and care it . Usually they can last half year to 1 year. With correct methods and take good care of it ,lasting over one year is not hat problem.

  7. How do i care my extensions ?

    Wash the hair when you shower and make sure it is hanging loose Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner. Remember that hair extensions don't benefit from the scalp's natural oils like growing hair so make sure it is regularly conditioned.

    After washing and conditioning apply a good leave-on spray conditioner to keep it fresh between washes, never use just plain water and if it gets wet in the rain apply some more and condition hair after exercise too as the salt in perspiration can be damaging.

    Always pat excess water from the hair and try and let it try as naturally as possible. Avoid sleeping with wet or damp hair. If you do have to use a blow dryer, dry the hair from the ends up and use one with a diffusing tool.

    Loosen the hair every morning and before you go to bed. Avoid combing tightly curled styles and shake them out instead You can use a wide tooth comb or fingers to loosen wavy hair and a comb is fine for straighter hair extensions.

  8. What should I do when sleeping with the extensions?
    Just brush and plait your hair before going to bed to avoid excessive tangling. NEVER go to bed with wet hair!
  9. How long do WigEncounters extensions last?

    It depends on how frequently you wear your hair extensions, which style you select and what you do to them, so for example are you regularly applying heat o them? The hair can exceed 1 year assuming that they have been well installed and maintained. Maintenance also refers to visiting the stylist for periodic adjustments. The hair can be removed and reinstalled so long as your stylist exercises care and patience during the removal process. Take proper care of your hair and enjoy the lasting benefits.

  10. How to choose the length of your hair extensions?

    You can choose any length of extensions based on your personal specifications or dependent upon your natural hair length.
    No matter how long your hair is, clip in hair extensions should be worn from a lower part, about 2-6 inch down from your hair top.
    Please note that, we highly recommend you to wear clip in hair extensions when your hair is longer than 6 inch.