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By A Virgin Hair Girl

Welcome to the UK Hair extension blog where I get into all things hair extension related. From hair extension brand reviews to the best hair extension application methods for different hair types. If you are considering hair extensions and wondering which kind to get you’ll find helpful advice and tips on the pros and cons plus I’ll be asking questions such as, which are the best Micro rings? Where can I find the finest virgin hair? & what are the best styling and after care products you can use on hair extensions to keep them looking wonderful?

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Hair extension maintenance in Manchester

Hair extension maintenance in Manchester

How much should hair extension maintenance cost? How to get the most out of your hair extension maintenance.

Do I really need hair extension maintenance? Is hair extension maintenance important? Hair extension maintenance is vital to keep your extensions and natural hair in great condition. Contact us to arrange your hair extension maintenance appointment.

What is hair extension maintenance?

During maintenance appointments your hair extensions will be removed, re-tipped as needed and re-fitted in the original position nearest to the roots with a new micro ring or nano ring.

When using top quality virgin hair you will not discard your hair after a few installments so it will need to be re-fitted for you to prevent swinging & damage to your own hair. It is a good opportunity for me to make sure you are happy with your hair extensions and that you are caring for them properly & it gives you the chance to have any questions answered.

How often should I need hair extension maintenance?

Depending on how quickly your own hair grows; 6 weeks to 3 months. This is just a guide though and we will check your extensions for you after 6 weeks to see if you need maintenance or not. We will never charge you for maintenance if you don't need it.

A lady I know has maintenance every 2-3 months, i need it more often?

Girls with strong straight hair tend to be able to leave longer between hair extension maintenance appointments than curly haired girls. This is because straight hair has a circular follicle whereas curly hair has an oval follicle causing the middle to grow more than the sides of that follicle. This means curly and wavy hair is weaker and has an uneven growth rate. Due to this hair extension maintenance is needed more often. Unless properly cared for and maintained, neglected hair extensions will lead to tangled roots and matting. That is a nightmare for girls not aware of the need for different girls to have maintenance at different frequency.

What if I chose not to have hair extension maintenance?

This is the worst idea since people used glue to fit hair extensions! The painful truth is that your hair and extensions will start to break and the micro rings would pull on your hair.

In the short term this will lead to breakage and in the long term if hair extension maintenance is neglected it could even lead to traction alopecia.

Sable & Lock charge very reasonable sums for maintenance so you will not need to leave it over a time limit that is safe for your hair for financial reasons.  We are always willing to remove your hair, give it back to you and see you again when you have put cash aside for re-application of your hair extensions.

We will travel to you for hair extension maintenance in south Manchester and Cheshire  & carefully remove, re-tip & re-apply your hair extensions, so that you never have to be without your extensions. We will trim and blend your extensions again so that they look and feel as amazing as the first time they were fitted.

How long do hair extension maintenance appointments take?

Hair extension maintenance appointments can take between 2-5 hours because great care is taken when re-tipping and re-fitting. You will notice that our hair extension maintenance prices are well below that of local salons. This is because we do not believe virgin hair extensions should be the reserve of the uber rich and know how off putting high maintenance fees are for ladies considering extensions.

What is hair extension Re-tipping?

Re-tipping is the process of renewing the keratin tip that holds the individual strands of the extension together. Quality virgin hair is far more durable than the keratin tip that holds the strands together. Over time the extension tip deteriorates due to the natural oils from your scalp, washing and heat from your dryer. Re-tipping is important because without it the extensions will begin to shed strands and you will loose volume and body. Re-tipping is carried out at maintenance appointments before the extension is re-fitted.

What if I don't have time for a full maintenance appointment?

We also offer a postal hair extension re tipping service whereby special envelopes will be posted to you and recorded delivery returned. Re-tipping of our hair extensions and good branded Beauty Works, Great Lengths and Remy Cachet Elegance is charged at £20 per hundred strands. Please be aware we only re-tip and re-fit good quality hair. We will then make a separate fitting appointment that will be approximately half the time of a full hair extension maintenance appointment

Your hair extension maintenance fees so reasonable compared to salons in Manchester, why?

Having worn hair extensions our entire adult life we know the ongoing cost! Hair extension maintenance is vital and we feel it is unfair and unreasonable to charge huge sums of money to ensure they stay safe and beautiful. Maintenance in local salons offering virgin hair of a similar quality is into the hundreds!!! This means if you are a normal woman who is self conscious about her thin hair you are forced to either wear them only for a few months and throw away your hair (which the salon will keep by the way!) and all the money you invested in the beautiful hair is gone too.

Can you cut my own hair at maintenance?

Our hair extension maintenance fee includes a conditioning trim to your own hair with ultra sharp scissors so as not to damage your own hair with blunt blades. When we have re-tipped and re-fitted your extensions we generally use a razor to blend them in because it is the best way to achieve a perfectly seamless look between your own hair and the hair extensions. Hair extension maintenance fees include this service.

Will my extensions be cut & end up shorter?

The tip is around 1cm long and we use a high quality keratin to seal the virgin strands together. If you follow the advice to keep heat away from this tip & your hair clean then this tip should last through 2 or 3 maintenance appointments so you will not loose any length over that time.

When re-tipping is needed we will very carefully remove as little length as possible (1cm) and re-tip the hair extension strands before re-fitting your bespoke hair extensions.

This means the hair will get shorter over time?

The thing to remember is that when you spent your hard earned money on our virgin hair extensions you invested in the highest quality hair available in the world. You don't throw away a pair of Louboutins or a Belstaff leather jacket because you've had it a year and you wont want to throw away your beautiful hair either!

I have consecutively worn my current hair extensions for 3 years, have dyed it 4 times! I curl it 3 times a week & straighten it a lot, I trim it when it needs it and once a fortnight use a really good protein pack that you will be given free of charge when you purchase our extensions. Although my extensions are about 3 or 4 inches shorter than when I first made & fitted them I still adore them, their beautiful shine and natural silky bouncy movement.

So remember that proper hair extension maintenance is vital and appointments are good chance for a proper sit down and a natter about all things hair extension related for us both. We are always trying to go the extra mile for our valued clients and will even come to your office if you are desperate!

We offer weekend and late night appointments to fit in with every schedule, so there is no excuse for neglecting your hair extensions on our watch :).

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