You Just Got Extensions, Now What?

Part Three in a series on what everyday women want to know about extensions

This photo, courtesy of Hairdreams, shows how extensions are a great option for customers who want to length.

This photo, courtesy of Hairdreams, shows how extensions are a great option for customers who want to length.

You can ignore the rumors that extensions require a lot of work.  Once you get home, you’ll be able to treat your hair similarly to how you have in the past, with a few exceptions:

  • You’ll need to use a sulfate-free shampoo;
  • You won’t want to use any products or a conditioner that contain dimethicone – check the label for ingredients that end in “cone”;
  • A special type of brush needs to be used on your hair while your extensions are in;
  • You’ll want to blow dry the bonds that attach your hair immediately after washing, but won’t need to wash your hair as frequently;
  • Be sure to keep other heat (curling or flat irons) directly off of the bonds; and
  • You’ll want to schedule quick (30 to 45 minute) hair cuts every four to six weeks to keep your hair looking good.

With these simple instructions, you’ll be set for the next four to five months.  After that, you’ll want to make an appointment to have them removed.

“Most of my clients comment that their extensions were easier to care for than they ever imagined,” explains Rick Mosley Hair stylist Jenna Reiter.  “Many of them just quickly blow-dry the bonds after showering and then let their remaining ends air dry to achieve a beachy wave look.  A flat or curling iron can be used on the dry ends to achieve a more finished style.  There are many ways to care for extensions, none of which need to add extra time or stress to you day.”

We hope you have enjoyed this series of articles that involved a deep dive into the topic of extensions.  If you have remaining questions, please call the salon at 515-279-4075 or request an appointment online.  You’re also welcome to ask questions about the process via our Facebook page, or by sending an e-mail to info@rickmosleyhair.com.  We can’t wait to hear from you and discuss your hair extension options!

Extensions – Quality Makes a BIG Difference!

Part Two in a series on what everyday women want to know about extensions

This photo, courtesy of Hairdreams, shows how extensions are a great option for customers who want to add up to 18 inches in length.

This photo, courtesy of Hairdreams, shows how extensions are a great option for customers who want to add up to 22 inches in length.

At Rick Mosley Hair, we pride ourselves on using the highest quality products available and the hair we use for extensions is no exception.  After much research and testing, we have selected Hairdreams as our preferred hair provider.

As you can imagine, there is a big difference between the hair we use in our professional salon and the hair available at your local drug store or some other salons.  The things you want to consider and look for include the health of the hair and the proportion of its tapering.

Hair Health

Healthy hair has shine, elasticity and bounce.  Much of this is due to the state of the cuticle layer – it should be intact and closed – and how the hair has been treated.

The hair we use has been minimally treated and is of the highest quality.  It can even be re-attached up to two times, which saves you the cost of purchasing new hair each time you add extensions.  It is available in about any color you could possibly want and once it is attached, it can be treated or styled just like any other human hair.

If you go with other lower cost options, be careful that the hair isn’t coated in silicone.  This gives it a great and shiny look at first, but can become a nightmare in a week or so once the silicone dissolves.  Tangling is a big issue for people who use low-quality extensions.

Proportion of Tapered Hair

When you look at your natural hair, it is tapered in a way so that only about 5 percent of your hair is the longest length.  When you choose Hairdreams hair for your extensions, you are able to add hair strands that are all the same length (not as tapered), which in the end requires less strands (cost!) and application time.

At Rick Mosley Hair, we exclusively use 100 percent human hair, which is collected from around the world in accordance with strict ethical guidelines.  It comes in two quality options – basic and special.  While we highly recommend using “special,” we are confident in the quality of the “basic” hair for clients who need a lower priced option.  We’d be more than happy to discuss these options when you come in for your consultation appointment.

One more thing we’d like to point out is that when attached properly, extensions shouldn’t cause you pain and they shouldn’t break your natural hair.  You hear about these horror stories when the bonds are attached directly on the scalp.  Our team is trained to place the bonds 1/8 of an inch out from the scalp to prevent any of these types of issues.

Check back next week to learn about the special daily care extensions require.

Add Pops of Vibrant Color to Your Hair in Minutes

Bold colors are hot this season. Stop by Rick Mosley Hair today to see all of your options.

Add vibrant colors to your hair with easy, low maintenance extensions.

We can give you a new look without creating long-term damage by using extensions

From Katy Perry and Alison Sweeney to presenters at the Oscars, you’ve probably been noticing the many celebrities rocking shades of pink, blue and other bright hair colors.  While many of them are using color treatments on their own hair, you can get a similar trendy look without the cost, damage and fading that comes with coloring.

Adding dyes that don’t naturally occur in hair never lasts more than a week or two at their initial vibrancy.  Hair also first has to be bleached and then colored over with the desired hue.  Since this involves a double process, it can be time consuming and expensive.  The alternative option is having extensions placed in your hair.  They come in a rainbow of colors and never fade.  And, you can even add or remove Swarovski jewels to your Hairdreams extensions.

Four of our color experts at Rick Mosley Hair – Jenna, Kelsey and Nicole H – have received their Hairdreams extension certifications.  This means they can give your hair a pop of color by adding in hair pieces that both go in and come out quickly and easily.  With just a few strands, we can help you create a striking effect that will last until you get tired of it.  Single strands cost $10 each and panels start at $30 each.

Stop in to Rick Mosley Hair to see the great new extension colors we have in stock or call us at 515-279-4075 to set up an appointment to add a fun new color (or two!) to your look.

 

Photos courtesy of Hairdreams.