What are West Coast Hair® Natural Soft Bond Hair Extensions?
West Coast Hair® is a proud combination of safe hair extension products forming a method of semi-permanent strand-by-strand hair extensions. THE BOND, a soft bond product and THE HAIR, an amazing, silky long-lasting extension hair you have installed by a professional and can wear for 4-6 months giving you the appearance of longer, fuller hair.
Are they fusion hair extensions?
No. West Coast Hair® hair extensions do not use hard-to-remove keratin, glues or keratin fusion to attach the extensions. The professional soft bonding product is exclusive to West Coast Hair®, created by Tiffany Twist and probably not anything you've seen before. The patent-pending technique of soft-bonding is exclusive to Tiffany Twist's hair extension companies.
What is THE BOND™?
It is the safe, gentle bonding material used to attach strands (small bundles) of extension hair.
Will this work for African American hair?
Yes. If you wear fusion hair extension bonds successfully, you can wear this, as well. You will find many of the same wear and care instructions for hot and cold fusion hair extensions apply to West Coast Hair®'s Natural Soft Bond Hair Extensions. Then, without harsh acetone chemicals to remove the hair extensions, you should find the soft bond is much gentler on dryer, courser and/or chemically treated hair.
How long does the product last in my hair?
Many months, typically 4-6, or until you remove them.
How do the extensions come out?
Simple! No chemicals or tools. Just break up THE BOND™ (the hard, dried casing which creates the attachment), remove the extension and comb out the residue.
Is it safe for my hair?
Yes, extremely! There are no chemicals or tools used in West Coast Hair®'s hair extension method and technique and THE BOND™ is a natural and gentle product.
Should I ask for straight or wavy extension hair?
You probably want a texture close to your own. But, if you flat iron your hair all the time, choose straight extension hair. Usually a loose wave is just there until you wash it and the straight may become a little wavy after washing. The best results for any extension hair, like your own, are achieved with styling.
What length hair extensions should I ask for?
You will probably want to add 3-4 inches of extension hair to your own hair length for blending and unnoticeable wear. 14-16 inches is in the bra-strap area and is easier to care for. 18 inches is the most-asked-for length. Some colors are only available in longer lengths and super long length.
I have thin hair, can I wear these?
Yes. The THE BOND™ is lightweight and very discreet. The bonds can be made very thin and are nearly invisible in the hair!
How long will this take to apply?
Typically around 4-6 hours but depends on how much hair you are putting in.
Can I color the extension hair?
You can but this is not recommended since the extension hair is pre-colored.
Can I color my hair with the extensions in?
You can easily get root touch-ups. When you need complete color changes, you should plan this between removal and re-application of the hair extensions.
What can the THE BOND™ handle?
A lot! You will find the bonds will withstand most standard activities as well as some extreme ones, too! Running, biking, motorcycles, boating, skiing, diving, swimming are just a handful of them!
When can I wash and style my hair?
Wash after a minimum 24 hours has passed to allow bonds to cure (48 hours is even better). Then at least 1-3 times a week and daily, if you need to. Style like your own hair immediately, just be careful with too high of heat right on your bonds.
Can I swim or go tanning?
Yes. Wash and rinse your extensions WELL after swimming. THE HAIR is recommended if you are planning to be in chlorine or salt water. Your bonds should not be wet beyond 3 hours for best wear. Wait 24-48 hours after applying before swimming.
How do I take the extensions out?
Just bend up the bonds to crack and break them up. Remove the extension and comb out the residue along with any shed hairs which have been held in the bonds.
Can I take the extensions out in the shower to just wash them out?
No! Removing from wet hair is a difficult task. Remove from dry hair. Using a little olive oil will dissolve bond and help you carefully remove shed hairs.
I've removed my extensions and have bond in my hair, can I leave it there?
You can and it will eventually come out, but carefully removing shed hairs and tangles from those shed hairs is the best way to take care of your hair when removing the extensions.
I have so many hairs coming out! Am I removing these wrong?
Probably not. When you remove the bonds after many months you will see the shed hairs which were held in each of your bonds. You naturally shed 50 to 100 hairs per day. In just 10 days that is 500-1000 hairs! You are seeing them at once.
I've removed the extensions, can I put new ones in right away or should I let the natural hair rest?
The THE BOND™ is gentle. You can wash and dry your hair, it will be ready for a new installation right away if you like.