I Loved My First Install! Now What? Reinstalling vs. Getting New Hair: The Great Debate

I Loved My First Install! Now What? Reinstalling vs. Getting New Hair: The Great Debate

So you loved your first install, but the time has come – removal is imminent and it’s time to get those extensions re-done!

Clients often ask me after their first install, should I re-use the hair I have already worn, or get new hair?

Clients who are happy with the condition of their extension hair at the time of removal are absolutely able to have that extension hair reinstalled. I have personally used the same extension hair for over a year and it held up well! My constant heat styling did create some split ends over the year, but a quick trim here and there is all it needed.

Lots of clients choose to re-use their extension hair. We call this service a “Reinstall”.

Great, but what if a client who wants to reinstall lost a few strands say, on a weekend trip to Vegas, and those strands never made it home with them? Ha ha!

Believe me, it happens! Those clients can still choose to re-use the extension hair they already have, while also adding anywhere from 10-50 NEW strands at a discounted price. This is still considered a reinstall, and clients will find the option to choose how many new strands they would like to add when they schedule a reinstall online.

Okay, but lets say more than a few strands were lost by the wayside (are we still in Vegas? Ha!) and a client isn’t sure if they will have enough hair for a full reinstall, or that adding up to 50 new strands will be enough, either.

Or they have an event they are getting the second install for and want fresh locks.

Whatever the case, here is my suggestion.

You can save any hair from any of your installs with WCH and combine it at any time for a reinstall!

This means, feel free to save hair the hair from your first install.

Then, if you choose new hair for your second install, when your time wearing that second install is complete and you're ready for your third, you are welcome to use the hair from both the first and second install and do a reinstall for your third, if you wish!

I save most of the hair from my installs so that I have it available to reinstall at any time – whether I want length, volume, or a bang fill in (Long Bomb Bangs, anyone?).

New hair is fabulous, but reusing hair saves resources and means I can schedule without having to wait for that new hair to ship. ;)
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