To ensure the highest standards of quality and service, we provide each Professional Partner salon or stylist with a unique certificate number. Please ask for this at the time of booking your appointment.
Contact us if you are concerned about the authenticity of your Stranded Professional Hair Extensions, or to verify that your stylist is certified by us.
If you are an end client interested in having Stranded Professional Hair Extensions fitted, we are unable to discuss prices with you. You will need an initial consultation with one of our Stranded Professional Partners, who will advise you whether our hair extensions are suitable for you, and if so, the best option to achieve the look you want.
There are several methods of professionally applying hair extensions and Tape is one of them. Tape hair extensions do not require heat. They are applied in approximately 1-2 hours by sandwiching a small amount of your own hair in-between two tapes. Your hair professional will use specially designed pliers to apply pressure to secure the fitting. As your natural hair grows, your extensions will grow further from the root. Depending on the growth rate of your hair, they will require re-fitting every 6-8weeks. Stranded Professional Tape hair extensions can be re-used three to four times.
When re-fitting is due, your extensions will be removed with a liquid bond remover – a quick and comfortable procedure. The tape attachments will be cleaned, and new tape applied, ready for re-fitting. Tape extensions are fast becoming the most popular option for professionally applied hair extensions. The quick and simple procedure uses no heat and places minimal tension on your natural hair, meaning it is less likely to cause damage
Pre-bonded hair extensions have a keratin tip. They are applied by taking a small section of your hair, approximately 0.5 inches from the root. The keratin is bonded to your natural hair using a heated applicator. This procedure can take up to 3-4 hours, depending on the number of bonds required. The Pre-bonded method is very long lasting. The bonds will need re-fitting approximately every 6-9 months, but this will depend on the growth rate of your natural hair. Stranded Professional Pre-bonded hair extensions can be re-used three to four times.
When re-fitting is due, a gel bond remover is applied directly onto each bond. This helps to soften the keratin, before specially designed pliers are used to open the keratin shell, allowing the removal of the bond and the hair. New keratin bonds are used to re-apply the hair. Pre-bonded extensions are a traditional method of professionally applied hair extensions. They continue to be popular due to their versatility and long-lasting benefits.
The word ‘Remy’ identifies the finest quality of human hair. It is not a brand. Remy hair describes human hair that is very lightly processed to maintain a premium standard. Remy hair has the cuticles aligned, which means each strand of hair has not been changed from its natural direction. This factor is important because friction occurs when the cuticles are not running in the same direction, resulting in tangles. It is more difficult to achieve a soft and silky feel to hair extensions when the cuticles are not aligned. Unfortunately, not all Remy hair extension brands follow this procedure. Some strip the hair of all cuticles, then coat it in in silicone to provide a soft feeling. The silicone washes away after a few washes. This whole procedure involves excessive processing and undoubtedly impacts the quality of the hair. In our opinion, such hair should not be known as Remy.
It is difficult to see this difference with the naked eye. As a rule, stripped and coated hair extensions will be unusually low in price. Stranded Professional 100% Remy hair is never stripped or coated. We only use the highest quality 100% Remy hair.
Fitting extensions at home is possible, however it is important to remember that only clip-in extensions are suitable for home use. More permanent, professional quality hair extensions should always be fitted by a trained hair professional. Methods such as Tape, Pre-bonded, Micro Ring and Nano Ring extensions require expert fitting and removal. Failing to use a professional to apply and remove these types of extensions can result is significant hair damage. A qualified hair professional will ensure your extensions are fitted correctly, protecting your own hair and your extensions from damage.
Be sure to check your hair professional is qualified to fit the method of hair extensions you require. All extension methods are different and require different training. Stranded Professional Hair is only available to purchase and fit via our approved and qualified salons and stylists. Choosing an approved Stranded Professional salon or stylist means you can be confident that your hair extensions will be expertly fitted.
Professionally fitted hair extensions can be washed with shampoo and conditioner just like your own hair, but there are some steps you can take to keep your natural hair nourished and prolong the life of your hair extensions. It’s important to use a good quality sulphate-free shampoo. Sulphates in shampoos can over clean your hair and strip your hair and scalp of natural oils, which are needed to keep natural hair nourished. It is also important to avoid conditioning the roots of your hair, where your extensions are fitted. This could trigger slippage of the bonds or tapes. It’s always a good idea to shampoo and condition hair extensions without scrubbing, but by gently massaging the products into the hair.
It is possible to have colour applied to your hair while wearing extensions although this should always be done professionally. A colourist would carefully colour in-between your extensions, avoiding colouring your actual extensions
Depending on your chosen application method and the growth rate of your natural hair, extensions can be left in from 6 weeks to 9 months..
Stranded Professional Remy hair extensions are 100% human hair. It is important to know that this is not the case for all brands, despite what the label says on the box! The quality will quickly decline if the hair is not 100% human hair.
Hair extension techniques have advanced during the last decade and nowadays extensions are virtually undetectable when fitted by a qualified hair professional
Removing professionally fitted hair extensions at home is never recommended. This can cause significant damage to your own hair and could ruin your hair extensions, making them unusable.
Never box dye hair extensions. The quality of ingredients in box hair dyes is not suitable for hair extensions. It is always better to use the desired shade of hair extensions and avoid colouring in order to maintain superior quality.
Hair extensions are not suitable if you are head sore or suffer from any type of scalp or skin condition such as psoriasis or alopecia.