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.

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