Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a full head of extensions and half a head?

Most clients go for a full head of extensions as you get the maximum fullness and thickness, and they blend completely with your own hair. A full head of extensions is suitable for most hair types, although if your hair is very thin or fine the extensions may be visible higher up so a half or three quarter head would be more suitable. Half a head of extensions is mainly to add thickness without adding much length, so if a client already has fairly long hair they may want to just make it a bit thicker.

Which method should I go for?

At the free consultation we will determine which method is most suitable for your hair type / lifestyle.

How long does it take to fit the extensions?

For the individual strand methods on average it takes a maximum of three hours to fit a full head, around two to two and half hours to fit a three quarter head, and an hour and a half to fit half a head of extensions. For the London Road weave and micro weft extensions it takes around one to one and half hours.

Can I still tie my hair up with extensions in?

Yes, it is still possible to tie your hair up with extensions in as they are applied away from the parting and away from your hair line. It is not recommended to tie them very tightly, or wear them in a very high ponytail as the bonds / rings may become visible. The London Road weave is the best method if you plan on wearing your hair up often, as it is only applied to a few rows.

Can I go on holiday with extensions in?

Extensions are great for holidays as you can just wake up with long flowing hair and leave it naturally wavy without having to straighten or blow-dry it. It is recommended that you put your hair into a loose plait and coat it in conditioner whilst sunbathing and swimming. This way the hair will be protected from heat, chlorine and sun damage, and will stay in good condition.

Can I straighten and curl the extensions?

Yes, as the hair is 100% human hair you can curl it, straighten it, and blow-dry it. It is important to use heat protection if you straighten or curl it so that it stays in good condition.

Can I dye the extensions?

If you want to discuss colour then please call in and speak to the staff at London Road Hair and Beauty. We can provide a whole range of colour possibilities as part of our after service care. Any colour changes made following the provision of hair extensions that are either done by the client or by another salon will void any claim on London Road Hair and Beauty Ltd for the original service we provided.

How do I prepare my hair for getting hair extensions fitted?

On the day of the fitting please make sure your hair is washed, preferably with a clarifying shampoo which ensures all oil and residue is removed from your hair. This is more important if you are having the pre-bonded method of extensions. If you don’t have a clarifying shampoo then a normal shampoo is fine. Please do not apply any styling products or conditioner anywhere near the roots as this can affect the adhesion of the keratin bonds, or cause micro rings to slip. Please come for your appointment with your hair straightened and in its usual parting.

How do I look after hair extensions?

There is a lot to cover in this question so we have a special after care sheet which provides most of the information you will need to know to care for your hair.

My hair is very thick and cut in a bob, can I still have extensions?

Yes, and as part of your consultation we will advise you on the work we will do to ensure the extension fit naturally. We will always give you the best advice even if it means you decide not to have extensions fitted.

How long does my hair need to be to have hair extensions?

Ideally your hair needs to be able to fit into a ponytail, even if it’s just a short stubby one. This ensures that your hair will blend with the extensions and look natural. Extensions can be fitted to shorter hair but it depends on the style. If your hair is very short then the bonds may be visible and you wouldn’t be able to have extensions, so it is important that you come for a free consultation so we can make sure it’s suitable.