How long do hair extensions last?

The lifespan of sew in hair extensions can vary depending on the extensions method, growth and maintenance at home. On average, a healthy hair extensions or sew-ins can last anywhere from 6-8 weeks. To maintain its quality, we suggest visiting for a maintenance appointment every two weeks for a refresh and at least four weeks for a shampoo and retightening. We use professional hair extensions aftercare products to ensure the longevity of your hair investment.


Which type of hair extension is best?

Tape-in hair extensions, are one of the most discrete hair extension methods currently available. They use NO HEAT, and cause NO DAMAGE if installed correctly. They are totally flat to the head, due to the ultra slim line tape the hair extensions are attached to. They are a great way of taking a client with short hair and giving them longer hair instantly. Clients want a method of hair extensions that are discrete, well here is the solution, tape in hair extensions. 

This method is a very popular choice because of its versatility and seamless finish, as it looks and feels 100% natural and does not use any harmful chemicals. Tape-in extensions also last around two months, and can even be reused up to 3 times with proper care.


What hair extensions should I get?

There are many different factors to consider when picking your hair extensions as they vary in texture, colour, length and thickness. To find the perfect extensions, you need to decide what you want the final result to look like, how much you want to pay. This can all be decided by booking a consultation for a bespoke service or you can get some guidance from our social platforms.

TAPE-IN HAIR EXTENSIONSThis method is a very popular choice as it looks and feels 100% natural and does not use any harmful chemicals. Tape-in extensions also last around two months, and can even be reused up to 3 times with proper care.

MICROLINKS / ITIPS - Microlinks / micro ring / Itips  hair extensions offer a convenient way to apply extensions without heat or glue. Using a metal pulling loop, these extensions are threaded into your hair using small micro rings where strands of the extension hair can be inserted into the ring and clamped flat. This method is one of the more professional techniques of extension application and offers an extremely natural look and feel. For ultimate discretion, micro rings can be purchased in various textures, lengths and colours. Moreover, as the rings are not fused to the strand of hair, it means the hair extensions can be re-used with new rings.

BRAIDLESS MICROLINKS / LA WEAVE  - Weaves are suitable for a variety of hair types such as Afro, Caucasian and Asian, making it a very popular choice. Braidless microlinks / LA Weave installation can take around an hour and consists of attaching a row of micro rings to your hair to create a flat, secure track and then using a specialised stitching method to attach the hair. The install will usually be 5-7 rows for volume finish.

KERATIN PRE BONDED / KTIPS - Keratin Pre Bond aka K-Tips is a premium hair extension method that seamlessly blends up to 200 grams of Keratin Tips for a natural, voluminous transformation that lasts, they are attached near the root with a flat, square tip. Crafted with precision and care, K-Tip hair extensions provide a luxurious solution for those seeking a flawless, long-lasting enhancement to their hair, ensuring a stunning, head-turning result. A full installation of keratin fusion extensions is dependent on the size of your head.

What makes this method stand out from the others is, of course, the keratin bond that fuses the hair extensions onto your natural hair. Referred to as the ‘hot fusion’ method, the flat square keratin at the root of the extension strand is melted using a hot heat connector tool onto a section of your hair. The hair is then manually shaped and moulded around your hair and once cooled, a firm and durable bond is created.

However, these types of extensions are generally more expensive than other options because they require an experienced certified stylist to install them properly.


Can you put hair extensions in short hair?

Before making your final decision on whether to get a hair extension for short hair, you might want to consider the type of extensions that are best. So when choosing a hair extension for very short hair, take note of your natural hair length, texture, extensions thickness, extensions length, extensions colour, and extensions texture.

A better solution is Tape-ins extensions. These extensions are attached to your natural hair using a special adhesive tape. They can be a good option for hair that is not too short. You need just enough length to cover adhesive bonding which is generally 5 to 7 inches as they don’t require any heat or metal bonding to apply.


Which hair extensions are best for thin hair? 

If you have thin hair and are looking for a type of extension that will give you more volume and thickness, then sew-in/weave hair extensions is the best option. By leaving out the perimeter of your hair out, this will enable the install to be versatile to put your hair up in a ponytail. You can also style them in many different ways to enhance the appearance of thicker hair.


What are the least damaging hair extensions?

Sew-in weave/extensions are semi-permanent types of hair wefts that are applied by sewing weft hair extensions into braided sections of your natural hair. Alternatively, most stylists will sew a hair net on top of the braided cornrows followed by sewing the weft hair extensions to the net instead.  This process further protects your hair from damage. It is deemed as the ultimate protective style.


How to Make Your Sew in Hair Extensions Last Longer?

Just like your natural hair, hair extensions require regular maintenance to sustain the durability of the install. Knowing what products to use is of utmost importance, as what you use to brush, wash and treat your extensions will determine their condition and life span.

Your hair extensions must be treated like your real hair. This is due to the hair being sourced raw donors/human hair and are not receiving any nutrients from your scalp. So maintenance is vital for the longevity of your hair extension installs. Some of the tips that are highly recommended are:

Handling your hair extensions with care is crucial, even more so than your natural hair. When brushing, be gentle to prevent damage. For washing, use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner that leaves the hair soft and manageable  - you can purchase our hair extensions aftercare products scientifically made for hair extensions.

Before shampooing, detangle your hair extensions or sew-in weave from the ends towards the roots to reduce breakage and prevent tangling. Avoid rubbing too hard during washing, and work your way up from the roots to avoid damage. Use conditioning products that make the hair easy to manage and wash out with lukewarm water.