The Do’s, The Don’ts & Everything To Know About Hair Extensions!

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Which technique is best suited for my hair type?

First you must decide if you want permanent extensions (which remains in your hair for a few months) or semi-permanent extensions (clip-ons that you can apply and remove as you please). The semi-permanent extension suits all types of hair.If you require permanent extensions, here are a few questions that you should ask and understand before you start!

What is Remy Hair?

Remy hair means that all the hair scales are naturally oriented with the roots pointing upwards and the tips pointing downwards. This will help retain its shine and last much longer than conventional products on the market because the hair, untouched by aggressive treatment, will retain their natural protection.  Mary uses Indian hair that has not been colored.

Do hair extensions damage your hair?

Mary believes that every technique used by a professional, for both the application and removal of the hair extensions, along with the proper maintenance done by the client, will not result in damaged hair.

How much do hair extensions Cost?

Hair extensions can start off at 350 to 1400 depending on the length and hair strands needed.

Where can I get hair extensions?

You can get them at Mary and Ernesto on 2409 Yonge street.  The Name of salon is called Runway Hair Studio.  Mary is your number one specialist for Hair Extensions in Toronto!

How long does it take to put extensions in?

It usually takes about 30 minutes, then time for a cut and color if need be.  There should be time allowed for a consultation and time to order the correct color and length of hair.

Can you feel your hair extensions in place?

No you will not be able to feel them in the hair.  They are light, and easy to sleep on.

How do you remove hair the hair extensions?

They are removed with a special solvent.  They are easily removed without losing any hair.

Does your hair have to be any specific length to have extensions?

No you don’t have to reach any requirements.  The only thing, if your hair is short and you want long extensions, your own hair would need to grow in order for it to blend

If I am suffering hair loss can I get hair extensions?

No if your losing lots of hair. It would not be recommended for you to get any type of extensions

What is the duration of my extensions?

Without a doubt the most difficult question to answer. The life expectancy of your hair extensions solely depends on how well you maintain and take care of them. That’s why we give you a rough estimate of 3 to 12 months. Mary will make sure that you have regular scheduled appointments to make sure the hair and the extensions are in great shape.

How to choose the right color?

Go according to the color that is closest to the tip of your hair. You will notice that this color is the one that is in contact with your extensions oppose to your roots. Still uncertain? We’re here to help! Simply send a photo of yourself and we will be happy to provide you with a consultation.

How to Wash your Hair Extensions?

Always brush and detangle hair extensions dry before washing. Wash your hair extensions carefully always keeping your head straight. Gently massage the scalp and the attachment points of the root to the tips but never in reverse Use a mild moisturizing shampoo without sulfate or phosphate, Mary will recommend the right shampoo range for you at the salon  as usual shampoos are inappropriate especially when they contain silicone and other aggressive detergents and will age your extensions prematurely. Rinse your hair always keeping your head straight. Wash them at least once a week and every three days if you have oily hair. If you go to the salon, make sure that the steps mentioned above to avoid entanglement in the washing tank is respected.

How to dry your hair extensions?

NEVER BRUSH, COMB OR UNRAVEL WET HAIR. Soak your extensions wet hair gently with a towel. Then dry finger head right into the dryer from top to bottom, then proceed to the styling with the brush when 80% dry.

How to brush or comb your hair extensions?

Brush gently from the bottom up, taking your hair. If you feel a root node, gently separate extensions. Do not pass the brush or comb attachment points. Do not pull too hard when you feel resistance to brushing because the pressure can get hair extensions or worse pull your root if hair extension resists. It is also important not to scratch too hard at the root not to break or damage your hair hair extensions.

How to style your hair extensions?

You can straighten or curl, but never leave your extensions out to dry naturally in order to prevent them from knotting.

And sleeping with hair extensions?

Brush your hair extensions right before you go to bed. We advise you to tie up in a bun or braid as well.

Sports and Leisure with Hair Extensions?

You can participate in any sport or activity as long as you tie your hair extensions in a bun or braid in order to prevent the possible risk of tangling. For the following sports and activities, such as swimming, jogging, biking or boating, take note that chlorine or sea water is extremely dehydrating, but not forbidden for hair extensions. So if you swim in the sea or pool, apply a hair oil or serum and do not forget to wash your extensions that same night.

Can I color my hair extensions?

All hair extensions can be colored darker, but this process should definitely not be abused. Also, please avoid discoloring them! This procedure will be too dehydrating for your extensions
There will always be more questions about your hair and hair extensions!  If you need more information please do not hesitate to call Mary!  She would be happy to answer all of your questions. And make sure to visit her Instagram account @maryandernesto to see all of the beautiful before and after photos!.

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