Most ladies think the invention of hair extensions ranks right up there with the creation of Botox, and we agree. Extensions, also known as hair integrations, can add both length and volume to a person’s hair. The hair that makes up the extension can be natural hair or synthetic. If you want to try out extensions, professional is the way to go. At Deseo Salon and BlowDry in Denver, we carry only the best hair extensions available in an extensive array of lengths and colors. If you’re after a certain look, our stylists can match your hair to the right materials. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend weft extensions for volume and keratin-bonded extensions for length.
Beaded Weft Hair Extensions
Beaded weft extensions come in a variety of thicknesses. This type of extensions, when applied by a professional stylist, will match your hair texture and the depth you desire. Even if you have delicate or damaged hair, wefts create more volume. Since they’re placed near your scalp, weft extensions always add volume (though they can add some length, too).
As with any hair modifications, work with a professional stylist. Not only can they make the look perfect, they know how to apply the extensions without damaging your hair or scalp. To keep your extensions in place and looking beautiful, you will need to have them “touched up” every four to six weeks. As your hair grows, the wefts will loosen. Extensions can wear out due to styling and daily care. Your stylist will move the wefts up and closer to your scalp to keep them invisible and attached correctly.
Keratin-Bonded Hair Extensions
Keratin-bonded extensions are a long-term look. They last for months, and they can completely transform your style. A salon professional needs to apply these hair extensions. They’re perfect for thick or coarse hair that needs extra length. While they can also be used for volume, the strong bond means it can handle a foot (or two!) of weight. If you decide on our keratin-bonded hair extensions for lengthening your locks, you can wash your hair and condition it at home. You need to remember these tips, however:
- Be gentle and shampoo in a circular motion.
- Use a shampoo that is sulfate-free, such as Kérastase’s Bain Fluidealiste Shampoo. Sulfates can break down the bonds of the extensions.
- For long hair extensions, especially, a salon-quality conditioner is imperative. Kevin Murphy’s Repair-Me Rinse detangles extensions without causing damage.
- Don’t go to sleep with wet extensions because they will become matted.
How to Maintain Your New Look
Extensions aren’t always easy to take care of, but your new look is worth it. Here are a few of our favorite tools and tips to make caring for keratin-bonded and beaded weft extensions easier::
Get the Right Brush
We use high-quality natural hair extensions, and they’re as close to your real hair as you can get. But they still need a bit more gentleness than your natural locks to avoid breaking the bond or putting stress on your scalp. So switch out your regular brush for the Balmain Extension Brush. It has soft nylon bristles that slide right through hair without catching on tangles or the bonding points.
Use Salon-Recommended Products
If you’ve always been a bit wary of changing your hair care products out for new ones, we’re right there with you. That’s why we only recommend products that are proven to work and that have ingredients we know won’t damage your hair. No matter which shampoos, conditioners, and styling products you use, check the back of the bottle. Use no parabens, silicones, or, as we have already noted, sulfates. Not only can they weaken your extensions, but they also aren’t good for your hair. At the same time, maintain keratin-bonded hair extensions by using only lightweight styling products. Also, use light heat settings when styling with a blow dryer.
Book Regular Appointments with Deseo Salon & BlowDry
Our clients love extensions, mainly because of the full range of styles available when you have longer or thicker hair. Wouldn’t it be fun to:
- Dye your hair any color you wish?
- Style your hair into a giant braid?
- Balayage your extensions?
- Try the beachy waves look?
- Show off bouncy, voluminous curls?
At Deseo Salon, we can help you with that and more. Our color technicians are excellent at highlighting, balayage, ombre, corrective color, and all-over color. We have procedures like the smoothing treatments and Brazilian Blowouts to help your hair de-stress as the seasons change. Denver’s dry air can wreak havoc with your hair. Our deep conditioning treatment can instantly add moisture, shine, and repair.
Book an appointment with us today. We can’t wait to help you find the perfect new look!