Selecting the right hair extension method and product for your broken, over-processed hair is important. You will not want to select a hair extension method or product which can damage you hair even more. You will also want to be aware of what you are selecting for your preferred hair extension method even if your hair is healthy and you just want hair extensions to update your look or maybe you want to mimic your favorite celebrity's hair style. Hair extensions are the fastest and easiest way to do this!
This client came to WEST COAST HAIR® with processed, broken and thin hair. She was interested in the most cutting-edge hair extension products and method.
After careful review and consultation, she decided WEST COAST HAIR® soft bonds were the very best for her!
She has been through processes which used glue and fusion to apply the hair extensions and was interested in a hair extension method which was non-damaging to her very fragile hair.
We added beautiful remi extension hair with the soft bonds and, in no-time, our client was feeling so much better about her hair!
We were so happy to have her at our WEST COAST HAIR® hair extension studio in Minneapolis. (Call for your appointment! 1-888-WCH-5487 or use this form here.)
The end result made her feel happy and look fantastic. I always rave how hair extensions can take a decade off our faces, it's truly amazing!
Our client sent an email about a week later:
"Hi! I just wanted to write and tell you how great I think WCH extensions are! I absolutely love them so far - very easy to work with and style! I feel like I have hair again! It doesn't tangle, I haven't shed much - absolute perfection! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
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How can I help my hair extensions from feeling dry and brittle? Bring Spring!
This terribly dry winter weather is awful for my hair extensions. It's cold, all the water is frozen and there isn't a droplet of moisture to be found.
As a result, my usual silky, youthful extension hair feels dry and brittle and I'm looking for the best way to bring life to my dry, tangly hair extensions. So far, expensive hair care products aren’t helping me.
Many products contain alcohol and other such ingredients which are further drying to my hair and hair extensions. They aren't moisturizing but for a minute and then those products spend the rest of their time in my hair collecting and attracting dirt and dust causing my hair to feel dirty. And dirty hair just means I have to wash my hair more often. More work, more time. No thank you! I wear extensions so that I have to spend less time washing, styling, and working to make my hair look great. The hair extensions have always done this wonderfully for me with little collective effort from day to day.
Oils products and heat from my flat iron create a dangerous combination for my hair extensions. Oil products, such as bamboo, macadamia, coconut, although feeling wonderful at the moment of applying it, work against my extensions, too, since a subsequent high heat hot iron can end up cooking, and frying, my hair extensions.
I've found I have to be really careful using products containing oils in it on my hair extensions and not use them before styling my hair extensions.
I use the oils for treatments to my hair extensions only on the nights before I plan to wash my hair extensions.
Then, I wash and rinse super thoroughly to ensure all the oils are cleansed from my extension hair. Super clean hair lasts longer, looks and feels better. (Super clean once or twice per week, not what we might think we are doing by washing daily, which most times may work against getting our hair to a state of healthy, long and beautiful.) This oil treatment, and you can use a good conditioner to accomplish the same, brings a bit of that silky softness back for a few days, whew. This will get me thorough. It has to.
Winter is such a bad time for hair and skin in the frozen, dry parts of the world. My skin itches and my hair extensions feel brittle and dry. I'm just trudging through the next few months waiting for the weather to change and some moisture to come into the air to refresh my hair and skin. I love my hair so much better in the summertime.
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You absolutely can grow your hair while wearing hair extensions. And you can find a safe, gentle hair extension method to use while doing it.
My hair extension client is a singer and model who came to me just over 3 years ago and wanted to know all about my new method of applying hair extensions. She heard about the safe, non-damaging, hair extension products I had created and was testing, and thought it too good to be true and chances were, as far as she could tell, it would just be another false claim trying to defend hair extensions, right? Or would it be?
My client had just been recovering from a fusion hair extension installation which left her hair nearly destroyed. Scissors were used to remove some of the fusion hair extension bonds which left her with small sections of hair just an inch or so long in various places in the back of her head. Other areas were just broken off from too much chemical use. Subsequently, Kaytee began to wear clip-in hair extensions but after 6 months of the metal scraping her head day-after-day and pulling causing small bald spots, she’d had enough.
She thought, there must be a better way.
Here are Kay’s “before hair extension’s photos” when she first came to me.
She started her search online and found my natural soft bond hair extension product. She made me assure her over and over the hair extension product would not harm her hair. After I showed her the soft bonds in my own hair, we talked about doing a few things to monitor her natural hair while she wore the hair extensions.
One thing we did, along with take photos, was to use ribbon to wrap around her ponytail and then trim the ribbon end to end. Then, she could take this piece of ribbon with her (put it in her wallet, maybe or somewhere she would remember it) and measure once again when the hair extensions are removed.
And here was Kay 4 months later after removing her first West Coast Hair® install after which (since she saves time and money easily removing the hair extensions herself) she came for her second set of hair extensions.
You can see how the condition of her hair improved even while she wore the hair extension method! her hair grew longer and became thicker during those 4 months of wearing the West Coast Hair® hair extension method and products. She’s been pleased ever since.
Typically, after months and months of wearing hair extensions, the wearer becomes accustomed to the thickness of the extension hair. Thus, when the hair extensions come out, it is sometimes a shock to see or feel how thin the natural hair is. This, many times, is a matter of perception since the natural hair might be no thinner than it was to begin with.
This is why I take measurements, with an actual tape measure and the ribbon (as with Kay, above) so I can assure the wearer the natural hair only feels thinner because she has become used to the thickness of the hair extension.
Once she realized her was not thinning out from the hair extensions but actually thickening (since the ribbon could no longer be placed end to end) and is growing, we could stop using the measure but we always keep up the photos.
Each and every extension install, I take a photo of the back and sides of her hair so we can compare these to her “before hair extension’s” photos each install she comes for. I print out the pictures and place these in a file for her which contains her consult cards, specific clips and tools I use for her installs, and any extra hair. We keep in this file for her next hair extension appointment. Looking through the photos to see how much her hair has grown is our favorite part of the day.
Here are some more of this client's next set of pictures we took before putting in her hair extensions.
Continuous hair extension wear doesn't need to be harmful or damage the natural hair. West Coast Hair Natural Soft Bond Hair Extensions is a proven product and technique which allows the natural hair to remain healthy while wearing hair extensions.
And then pictures again 4 months later. Her hair is growing and becoming fuller through each subsequent hair extension installation proving you can actually grow your hair while wearing hair extensions!
Kay comes for a new set of hair extensions around the 3-4 months point. Her hair is growing and thickening beautifully while wearing her West Coast Hair® hair extensions.
You can imagine she is absolutely convinced of the West Coast Hair® Natural Soft Bond Hair Extension product and method and assured it does no harm to the natural hair, a claim we are so proud to be able to make. Most of us have become accustomed to “casualties” when it comes to wearing hair extensions, which means we are used to a hair being pulled here and broken there and smelly chemicals on our hair extension removal day.
It’s just part of the sacrifice to having immediate longer and thicker hair and hair extensions are the only way and hair extensions are damaging, right?
West Coast Hair® Natural Soft Bond Hair Extensions use an exclusive hair extension product created by Tiffany Twist. The bond has no glues or adhesive fusions to bind to your hair as in fusion, cold fusion and bonded weft hair extension applications do. This is why there are no pulled, ripped or broken hairs involved in West Coast Hair® hair extension wear. The bonding product is flexible and moveable and allows a single hair to be released safely from the extension attachment when it is pulled gently from its grip. And this doesn’t mean your hair extension is not secure. Amazingly, the bonds are secure for as long as you wear them. (Recommended time of wearing a hair extension is typically around the 4 month period.)
This means with West Coast Hair® you will not cause damage to your own which is beyond repair. You won’t see broken hairs or hair which has been prematurely pulled out from the root (we all shed our own natural hair naturally, but it is hairs not ready to shed that can be pulled from the root when using glues and wax adhesives such as latex and liquid adhesives and other super-glue type products we find are being to attach hair extensions.)
West Coast Hair® uses an exclusive, safe, patent-pending hair extension bond which is a balance of products found in nature, natural and contain no toxins, are not chemicals, are glue-free. Tiffany Twist has created THE BOND™, a formation of 100% naturally occurring lipids which can easily be removed from the hair sans harsh, harmful chemicals. When asking for, installing or wearing West Coast Hair® you can be assured of gentle and safe products, no chemicals or heavy machinery =) to remove, the ability to re-use your extension hair and the assuredness of great possibilities when it comes to growing your hair longer and thicker while wearing hair extensions.
THE HAIR™ included in your West Coast Hair® Natural Soft Bond Hair Extension install is top grade, virgin colored remi extension hair. We acquire our hair from many places around the globe but the processing and handling of the hair is far different from most hair you’ve seen or worn.
Cuticle in THE HAIR™ extension hair is left intact. It is not stripped down by chemicals and then rebuilt as in most extension hair processing. It is left alone, in its most natural state and cleansed with a natural cleansing process which allows the hair extensions, once they are in, to behave more like healthy, natural, young hair.
A client writes in, “Once I learned about the hair extension industry and the quality of hair, I’ve become super anal about hair quality and the right to call hair “Remy.” I’ve found COUNTLESS brands of hair that claim to be “remy” but are not….if there are root bulbs at the tips of the hair…it is NOT REMI!! So I took the liberty to take a few pictures…and I found that YOUR hair and the hair that I bought for my first install (virgin indian curly hair) are the ONLY ONES so far that DON’T have these root bulbs!”
“These photos I’m attaching really explains why most hair starts to go to crap so fast after a month or so. If [THE HAIR] ever loses it’s coating, it probably won’t tangle anymore than normal hair because it is TRUE remy hair. And I’ve inspected every single strand on that weft you gave me…it’s all good!”
“Even this popular and expensive hair has some of these root bulbs that I’ve found.”
West Coast Hair® Natural Soft Bond Hair Extension Services are a proud combination of safe and comfortable hair extension bonding along with top quality extension hair from reputable sources.
You’ll find your choice of an exotic and luxurious 100% top grade human remi extension hair which has been pre-colored for easy blending with most all natural and colored natural hair. The extension hair is pre-treated with a gentle rinse of carefully selected and high-end salon coloring products so your hair extensions remain vibrant and beautiful throughout the 4 months or so of your hair extension wear. This means no fading or discoloration of the extension hair.
The WEST COAST HAIR® installation offers the finest quality of pre-colored, virgin and tangle-free forever extension hair you wear along with a flexible, non-damaging hair extension bond, WEST COAST HAIR® THE BOND™.
THE BOND™ is carefully infused with ColorLock™ which means your bond will blend with your hair color and remain just as vibrant as your hair color for the time you wear it. This means no flaking or whitening of your hair extension attachments.
Using extension hair from our trusted sources means many months of tangle-free, no matting, no crawling of the extension hair with proper care. And because the THE BOND™ uses no chemicals or oily removers to remove, you can re-use this extension hair, saving money and resources, if you want to. What a great gift to give yourself and/or your environment!
WEST COAST HAIR® Natural, Soft Bond Hair Extensions use 100% human remi extension hair which stays beautiful and tangle-free even up to a year with proper care including, non-sulfate hair products, daily brushing and detangling.
High-quality extension hair should not tangle or matt as happens in common hair extension methods and procedures. Proper care means you can have silky, comfortable and long-lasting beautiful hair extensions you will love!
Your hair extensions are an investment. This means you will want to take care of them for long-lasting and comfortable wear!
A short list of caring for your new hair extensions involves daily brushing, weekly washing and monthly detangling of strand-by-strand hair extensions. You will get the best results from your hair extensions when you learn about shed hairs and how to remove them and manage them when you come in for your hair extension appointment. We have care cards, online resources and videos which will all help you to care for your hair extensions.