Elli’s Hair & Beauty salon offers you high quality Hair Extensions in London.
Our stylist will advise you the best technique and answer all you questions
Pre-bonded Hair Extensions
Pre-bonded hair extensions are incredibly popular and consists of strands that consist of applying individual hairs that are bonded together at the ends by a keratin protein glue. The pre bonded hair extensions are then melted by a fusion iron or fusion heat wand which then connects to individual sections of your hair.
The bond is basically as small as a grain of rice and see through. This helps to create a seamless blending of the hair extensions with your natural hair, ensuring that nobody needs to know that you are wearing hair extensions at all!
14 Inches – Just above bra strap
16 Inches – On bra strap
18 Inches – Below bra strap
20 Inches – Waist length
22 Inches – Below waist
How to Cut and Style
Good extensions should be entirely undetectable – blending your natural hair with the extension is critical. The best way to do this? A great cut. After the extensions are in, your hair should be cut dry, with layers that blend the two hair types. You can color extensions darker (no bleaching!), but it’s best to choose a shade close to your natural color to avoid overprocessing. Or you can mix and match various shades for a more natural-looking blend. As for at-home styling, extensions should allow you to wash and wear.
Extension hair should be cared for just like your natural hair: gently. Be extra careful with wet hair, dry hair completely with your fingers before using a brush to style. Avoid tugging or yanking at the extensions while brushing. Instead, hold hair at the root, and begin detangling starting at the ends. At bedtime, put your hair in a loose braid so it doesn’t get matted or tangled while you sleep.
The weight of extensions can put additional stress on the roots, so it’s important to match hair density to avoid unnecessary tension on natural hair. In other words, if you have fine hair, your extensions should be a lighter density; those who have thicker, more coarse strands should look for hair with medium density. Placement is also essential.Extensions should be placed where hair is strongest. Avoid areas along the hairline or the back of the neck, where hair is the most fragile.
The Profession Extensions will last for approx 12 weeks depending on your natural hair growth. After this time it is vital that you have them all removed to prevent damage to your natural hair.
Hair Extension do not cope well in the sun and in salt water. After swimming it is extremely important that you rinse them thoroughly as salt water and chlorine can cause the bond to breakdown and dis-colour the extensions. We would always advise that it is best to get your holiday out the way before having extensions. The sun and different types of water can affect your extensions making them difficult to manage especially if you are a first time user of hair extensions.
You may loose a small amount if any bonds with the Extension Professional System. Some clients do not loose any bonds in the 12 weeks others loose one here and there, it all depends on how frequently you wash and style your hair.
They will not shed like many other brands.
The procedure will take around 90 minutes for a full head, this does not include preparation, cutting and styling times. We recommend, wands, hair dryers and rollers to be used on a low heat and we advise to use a heat protector. We recommend to use sulphate free shampoos and conditioner and make sure you keep oil based products away from the bonds. When conditioning your extensions apply to mid-lengths only and comb through before rinsing, You must brush your hair extensions twice daily using a Tangleteezer starting at the end of your hair extensions working your way up to the bonded area brushing gently over the bonds to prevent matting.
Any one with an active life style ie – excessive constant gym use can lead to excess sweating. The salts from excess sweat can cause the bonds to break down.
We use the best quality material and our staff are very experienced hairdressers who specialise in hair extensions. We will maintain your hair throughout and provide you with all of the maintenance advice and follow up that you need to care for your new hair extensions. You are in safe hands.
We advise that you get your colour done a week before you have your extensions. We recommend at 6 weeks to have a T section of colour applied avoiding the bonded area. At 12 weeks you have them all removed and have your full head of colour done. Getting colour between the bonded area and scalp can damage your natural hair. This in special cases can be done but your hair dresser must speak to one of team for advise before doing so.
How Long does your hair have to be to apply hair extensions?
Your hair ideally needs to be around 4 inches long, e.g. long enough to get into a ponytail.
How long do hair extensions last for?
Our hair extensions are designed to last for up to 3 months, they can last longer if cared for properly but it is not advised to keep them in after 3 months. You can reapply them if you wish after 3 months.
Will they damage my hair?
Absolutely not! There are many hair extension horror stories out there, these have come about due to inexperienced and unqualified people fitting hair extensions and as a result damaging people’s hair. We can guarantee that your hair will not be damaged if you care for them properly and follow our aftercare advice.
Can I style them with heated appliances?
Yes, you may style them just as you would with your own hair, curly, straighten or blow-dry them etc. Just remember to ensure that you don’t use heated appliances on the bonds as they will then melt down.
Can I dye them?
Yes you can dye them, although it is advisable to do a strand test as your own hair may dye a different colour to the extension hair.
How long will it take to apply hair extensions?
This usually depends on the client’s hair and the thickness of it, but usually a full head takes 4 hours on average and a half head takes around 2-3 hours.
Will they make my natural hair thinner?
Absolutely not! Without noticing, on average we lose between 50-100 hairs a day, but when you have hair extensions fitted in, it will be less noticeable so when it comes to having them removed you may find some of your natural hair is coming out, this is because it has been held in place by the bonds. You may think that your hair feels thinner afterwards but this is because you will be so used to having thicker hair from the extensions.
Can I go swimming with them?
You can go swimming with them, however activities like swimming can dry out the hair extensions so it is advisable to wear a swimming cap. If you do go swimming please ensure to thoroughly wash and dry the hair extensions properly afterwards as they can get knotted.