Hair Extensions – What you need to know before and after getting them (2023)

October 29,2022

Hair extensions are the perfect way to transform your hair overnight: you can try out a daring new look, give your

hair more volume, or simply enjoy long, thick tresses without having to wait months and months for your natural hair to grow.

As an award-winning hair extensions salon in Dubai, Sisters knows everything there is to know about hair extensions. Using 100% naturally Remy hair, our salon professionals can help transform your hair with extension packages catering exclusively to length, volume, or a blend of the two. In this guide, we’re going to go over everything you need to know about hair extensions, from picking the right salon to maintaining proper extension aftercare.

What you need to know before getting hair extensions

Waiting for your hair to grow out can be a long, arduous process. This is why hair extensions are the perfect, easy solution to long and thicker locks – with minimal effort required. But before booking your appointment, here are a couple of important points you’ll want to keep in mind:

Quality matters

When it comes to hair extensions, you don’t want to compromise on quality. After all, you’re going to want your hair extensions to blend in effortlessly with your natural hair, and using natural tape-in hair extensions is the only way to achieve this. If you opt for low-quality or synthetic hair, you won’t be guaranteed a sleek, natural-looking finish. At Sisters, we use only 100% Remy human hair, which offers both volume and length, and blends seamlessly with your natural locks.

Endless style options

While hair extensions are typically known for adding length to your natural hair, they can also be used to add volume and body. You’ll also be able to choose from various colours, style packages, and more; whether you want to try a 1950s-style voluminous blow-dry or add density to thin hair, hair extensions allow you to revolutionise your hair without limits.

They don’t damage your hair

Contrary to widespread myth, high-quality hair extensions don’t actually damage your hair. In fact, having hair extensions can actually improve the health of your hair, as you’ll spend more time taking care of your tresses while maintaining your extensions. When fitted professionally by a salon stylist, hair extensions won’t do any damage to your natural hair – so long as you opt for high-quality extensions and a professional salon.

What you need to know after getting hair extensions

Hair extensions do allow you to transform your hair with little effort – but once they’re in place, you will need to perform some maintenance to keep them in tip-top condition. Here are a few of our top tips from our salon experts at Sisters:

You’ll need some new products

When your hair extensions are fitted, you’ll want to make sure that your current hair care routine is extensions-compatible. That might mean overhauling your shampoos, conditioners, and other styling products. Our best advice would be to speak with your stylist during your appointment, who will be able to give you guidance and advice on what products to use on your extensions (and which products to avoid).

Get smoothing treatments or straightening treatments

Having hair extensions doesn’t mean that you still can’t treat yourself to some well-deserved hair pampering. In fact, opting for a hair straightening treatment or a smoothing treatment can nourish your hair extensions and help them blend further into your natural hair; a straightening treatment can help to create a uniform style, rendering your extensions indistinguishable from your real hair.

Wash your extensions correctly

As we already mentioned above, you’ll need to wash your hair extensions with the right products in order to keep them in flawless condition. It’s best to avoid high-street brands and opt for salon-approved sulphate and paraben free shampoos and conditioners instead; these won’t damage your hair extensions, and will instead keep them nourished and healthy. Again, make sure to speak with your stylist for expert advice on washing your extensions.

You’ll also want to make sure to never leave your extensions wet for extended periods of time, as this can damage the adhesive tape-ins. Always dry your hair extensions within 25 minutes of wetting them, making sure not to brush them too much while wet (as this can cause breakage).

Brush gently

Human hair extensions are just as prone to tugs as your real hair, which means that brushing them will be a daily part of your hair care routine. To keep the hair extensions from breaking while brushing, it’s a good idea to follow standard advice for real hair: this means brushing gently, and being delicate when working out any tugs or matting. Using a wide-toothed comb or a brush designed specially for hair extensions is the best option.

How long can I keep hair extensions in?

Generally, you should re-tape and refit your hair extensions every 4-6 weeks. The hair can be reused for up to 3-4 refits, and can last up to 12 months if cared for correctly at home. So ideally you’ll want to schedule a salon appointment every 4-6 weeks.

How can I keep my hair extensions in good condition?

The best way to keep your hair extensions in good condition is to wash them with the right products and perform regular maintenance. If you treat your extensions with delicacy and care, you’ll enjoy long, thick, flowy hair for months on end.

Care for your extensions at home with Sisters-approved products

When it comes to taking care of your hair extensions at home, you need access to the best products. To get your hands on extension-friendly haircare products approved by Sisters, take a look at our partner site, Beauty Tribe. Make sure to speak with your stylist beforehand about what products will best suit your hair extensions.

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