Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below!
M-TIED WEFT EXTENSIONS
WHAT IS A TRADITIONAL WEFT BUNDLE?
A traditional weft bundle is a 5 wefts 12 inch wide single strips of hair. The weft bundle can be cut or left as is and installed by either using our beaded row method.
HOW LONG DOES A WEFT BUNDLE LAST?
The hair can last for up to a 12-24 months with good care!
HOW OFTEN DO HAND TIED EXTENSIONS NEED TO BE MOVED UP?
Hand tied extensions should be moved up every 8-12 weeks as the hair grows out. Depending on the density of the natural hair & comfortability of the client, the time frame will vary.
This method is the most durable and long-lasting method on the market. At the maintenance appointment, we will completely remove the row, comb out the natural hair shed, and reinstall. It is still recommended you do your first re-installation at 7 weeks, but most women can extend well beyond that while wearing our method.
WILL INSTALLATION OF WEFTS DAMAGE MY OWN HAIR?
No! With professional installation, hand tied extensions are not damaging to your hair if the proper
method of application is used by a knowledgeable stylist. In fact, many customers feel that the wefts protect their own hair and allow for a healthier regrowth period. M-tied wefts should only be installed by a licensed professional.
CAN I LIGHTEN MY HAND TIED EXTENSIONS?
It is NOT recommended to lighten the hair with any bleach or lightening creme, as it can damage the extensions and compromise the integrity of the extension hair.
CAN I COLOR MY HAND TIED EXTENSIONS?
Hand tied extensions can be colored with a professional coloring system. However, this process should be done only by a licensed professional. A permanent or semi-permanent color can be used to change the tone of the extension hair or darken it. Custom colorization is a pro when it comes to exactly matching your hair. Your professional can add a root that will melt with yours so your hand tied extensions are undetectable.
ARE HAND TIED EXTENSIONS HARD TO TAKE CARE OF?
We’re often asked, “Is it hard to take care of your extensions?” The answer is no, if you follow these simple home care steps.
Proper care and maintenance is essential for keeping hand tied hair extensions healthy and beautiful. Taking care of your extensions also helps them last longer. Follow these steps to properly care for your hand tied extensions:
Wash your mane regularly with a sulfate-free, extension-friendly shampoo. Do not scrub the wefts! Focus on your roots, then gently squeeze the suds through your extensions. Follow up with a light hydrating conditioner, comb it through the strands, and let it sit for up to 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
Prepping Damp Hair:
Be aware that hair extensions absorb a LOT of water! After washing and
conditioning your hair, gently squeeze or pat the wefts with a towel to remove excess water. Then let your hair air-dry 80% to 90% of the way before finishing with your blow dryer.
Detangling and Brushing:
It’s important to thoroughly brush your hair several times a day. The Tangle Teezer is a good gentle brush that works on both wet and dry hair.
Separate and brush through each row individually. Make sure to lift the
hair and brush in-between the rows to prevent matting.
Think about brushing with the grain of your hair, working from the bottom up. Avoid dragging the brush through the applications near your scalp.
Extensions tend to be dry, so healthy hydration is key! A light leave-in detangler or leave-in conditioner makes detangling easier and protects the strands from damage. Next, apply an oil or serum to seal your ends (both your natural ends and the extension ends).
If your hair needs extra moisture, finish with a leave-in repair cream on
your natural hair ONLY. Avoid applying protein treatments or heavy
conditioners to your extensions, as this is not necessary and can make
the wefts crispy.
Before blow drying your extensions, separate the rows and dry each row
individually. Use your paddle brush or round brush to smooth your
natural hair and extension hair together. Be careful to get each row
100% dry to prevent itching or chafing.
Extensions open up TONS of fun hairstyling options— get creative and enjoy that mermaid hair! Many clients love to curl their hair extensions because the style holds for longer. Before heat styling, always apply a heat protectant to both your extensions and natural hair. Set your iron or heat tool to the lowest effective setting (ideally under 320 degrees) to avoid scorching or drying out your extensions.
Every evening before bed, work 3-4 pumps of hair oil or serum through your hair from mid-shafts to ends. Then put your hair into one or two low, loose braids to prevent friction and tangles.
Headed to the beach, ocean or pool? Before swimming, wet your hair and
saturate the strands with a leave-in conditioner or hair mask. Comb the
conditioner through your strands and secure your hair in a braid or bun. Rinse your mane out thoroughly after your swim!
While hand tied hair extensions require daily upkeep, it’s very manageable once you get into a rhythm. And the extra self-care will pay off with shiny, healthy and luscious hair!
HOW DO YOU SLEEP WITH HAND TIED EXTENSIONS?
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With all the time and resources you’ll invest in your hand tied hair extensions, you’ll want to ensure that you care for them properly, especially when you sleep! There are a few ways to make sure your hair
remains beautiful and luscious, day after day.
- Sleep On a Silk Pillowcase to prevent your hair from getting tangled while you sleep. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is not only good for your skin (helps to prevent wrinkles); it’s also great for your hair. Silk pillowcases are better than any other pillowcase because it creates less fiction to your hair compared to other pillowcases.
- Place Your Hair in a Braid or Low Ponytail Before Bed. By tying your hair in a braid or low ponytail (using a soft nylon hair tie), it will prevent your extensions from becoming knotted.
- Use a Hair Serum Every Night. Adding a serum such as the Goldie Locks® Signature Hair Serum will keep your hair ultra hydrated by locking in moisture — leaving your hair silky smooth.
- Do Not Go to Bed With Wet Hair. Damp or wet hair before bed can cause severe tangles, knots, and can even cause damage to your hair follicles.
- Brush Your Hair Before Bed. Brushing your hair daily before bed will help remove tangles from your hair. Brush from top to bottom slowly to avoid damage.
CAN YOU SWIM WITH HAND TIED EXTENSIONS?
Swimming with hand tied extensions is absolutely possible. However, you MUST take the proper precautions and follow a few key steps before entering the water.
You must make sure to wet your hair with tap water BEFORE entering the pool or ocean. Once you have dampened, you then need to generously apply a leave-in conditioner and comb through to evenly saturate. Secure your hair in a low ponytail with a nylon hair tie, tightly braiding the remaining hair. This hairstyle will ensure that your hair won’t tangle or mat as the waves ebb and flow.
Once you are out of the water, immediately rinse the hair with water and follow with a shampoo and hydrating mask from a professional line that is Ultra Hydrating Shampoo and Hair Mask. Then apply a serum to the middle to ends.
CAN YOU WASH YOUR HAIR EVERYDAY WITH HAND TIED EXTENSIONS?
You don’t need to (and shouldn’t) wash your hair everyday. Most stylists recommend washing your hair once or twice a week at most to maintain the integrity of your extensions. You’ll need to be gentle to avoid unnecessary tangling.
It is recommended you brush your hair first before wetting it. Also, it is imperative to separate the rows while shampooing to ensure the
attachment points get thoroughly washed.
For the best results, condition your extensions with Goldie Locks® Ultra Hydrating Signature Conditioner or another professional product every
time you wash them, and deep condition every other week to keep the hair shiny, supple and moisturized.
When wearing hand tied hair extensions, dry shampoo can also be a great option for keeping hair fresh between washes. Applying a hair serum to the middle to ends will greatly extend the hair through the week as well.
HOW DO YOU INSTALL CLIP-INS?
Effortlessly! Your clip-ins will come with instructions for placement and installation. Trust us, it's super easy and quick! You can also visit our video page and see how easy it is to install them on your own.
HOW MANY CLIP-INS WILL I NEED?
One full set of clip-ins should be enough for you! Those with thinner hair may find that they will only use 5-6 clip wefts in their hair. Alternatively, those with thicker hair may want to add a couple extra clip wefts for ultimate volume.
WILL CLIP-INS DAMAGE MY OWN HAIR?
Absolutely not! Our clips are designed to firmly hold in extensions without destroying your natural hair. It's like wearing a barrette or similar hair accessory!
CAN I WASH MY HAIR EVERYDAY AND BLOW DRY IT?
You cannot wash your clip-ins with your hair. How often you wash your clips will depend on how often you wear them. If they are worn quite often, we recommend you hand-wash them 1-2 times a week
HOW OFTEN CAN I HEAT STYLE?
You can heat style as often as you would heat style your own hair. Our extensions use 100% ethically sourced real human hair and as such all of our extensions will behave as real human hair. We suggest ALWAYS using a thermal protectant and a mild heat setting.
CAN I COLOR MY HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Yes, you can. Since our hair is 100% human hair, all collections can be dyed. Please note that you should only use semi or demi permanent hair dye. You should never lift the color, only deposit it. You want to keep the hair healthy. Color darker, never lighter.
LAYERED HALO EXTENSIONS
WHAT IS A HALO EXTENSION?
A Halo is a single weft that can be installed using an invisible wire that goes around the top of your head and is secured using clips into the back of your hair. Once attached, the wire is completely invisible and the hair hangs comfortably.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF USING A HALO EXTENSION?
Halo extensions are super convenient for a quick install! Anyone with a fast lifestyle that doesn't want the maintenance of a permanent install knows that the ability to add volume and length in seconds is priceless and this extension does exactly that! Our founder created this extension for working moms and professionals who need to be out the door in seconds and who want to be able to quickly remove it at the end of their long day.
HOW DO I USE THE HALO EXTENSION?
Your hair should be sectioned up at the top of your head around the crown. The invisible halo wire should be placed about 1-2 inches behind the front hairline and the extension placed around the sectioned area. You can choose to secure the clips or not, it is completely up to you! Once the halo is secure, the sectioned hair can be dropped and you can start your day!
WILL THE HALO HAIR EXTENSIONS DAMAGE MY HAIR?
No, the halo extension should not damage your hair. This extension is created for very minimal hold onto the hair and depends on the wire fitting around the top of your hair securely.
HOW DO I APPLY A HALO?
- Section off your hair at the crown leaving face-framing sections for easy blending.
- Place your halo® wire over the section of parted hair like a headband, securing with our velcro-backed clips for added security.
- Release your sectioned hair once your Halo is secured.
- Finish your look by brushing through and/or styling to your preference.