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Frequently Asked Questions

We answer all of your pressing questions about Bond Hair Bar's unique approach to cuts, color, hair extensions and thinning hair solutions.

DO YOU OFFER OTHER SERVICES BESIDES HAIR EXTENSIONS APPLICATION

Yes we have over 15 years experience doing cuts, color, highlights, low lights: there is transformational power in cut and color too!

I’VE NEVER HAD EXTENSIONS BEFORE, WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

We start with a hair analysis-

  • Strand Size: thin, Medium Thick,
  • Density: Low, Medium or High
  • Scalp: Oily, Normal or Dry
  • Cuticle Quality: Healthy, Damaged, Fragile, Over Processed

Based on the factors above, we choose a hair extensions application option that fits your unique hair. We also make explore texture options: Silky Straight, Straight Wavy, Wavy, Textured, Body Wave, Curly

Lastly, we conduct a hair color analysis: Our experts use their extensive training in color theory to choose hair colors that match your skin tone and eye color.

WHAT TYPES OF ATTACHMENT METHODS ARE THERE?

  • Beading
  • Clear Silicon shrink wrap method
  • Weft Braiding & Sewing
  • Tape-in
  • Keratin
  • Weft/bead/sewing method – hand tied weft
  • Custom weft hair/elastic string - Brazilin Knots

DO YOU OFFER CLIP-IN EXTENSIONS?

Yes, we offer clip-ins in varying shades and density.

CAN I BRING MY OWN HAIR EXTENSIONS?

We don't advise bringing in your own hair extensions. We cannot verify the quality of hair extensions ordered from unverified distributors. The connecting method and hair from unverified distributors is often not up to quality standards, which may result in damage to natural hair and hair extensions might not hold.

*Here at Bond we have over 13 different distributors and manufacturers. Our distributors and manufacturers maintain the highest quality, industry standards and hold a manufacturer warranty.

DO HAIR EXTENSIONS DAMAGE HAIR?

Hair extensions only damage hair if:

  • It is the wrong method is chosen for clients hair type & density.
  • Hair extensions are put in incorrectly.
  • After care instructions are not followed.
  • Too much pulling may damage natural hair.

I'M AN ACTIVE PERSON; CAN I WORK OUT WITH EXTENSIONS?

You can safely work out with hair extensions!
If you have clip ins, make sure to remove them prior to your work out. Keep them stored in a silk bag.

If you have tape-ins, wefts, or any strand by strand extensions, here are our recommendations:

Avoid getting your extensions in contact with sweat. A high bun or ponytail should keep them safe but careful not to tie it too tight! Never style your hair in a way that pulls or adds stress to the extensions. Keep your styles somewhat loose. Wearing a workout headband or bandanna is advisable.

If you're doing outdoor activities, protect your bonds from the sun by wearing a hat.

If you're swimming, always wear a hair cap. Keep your hair extensions protected and do not submerge your hair extensions in chlorinated water.

After a workout, always wash your hair extensions with sulfate free, stylist approved hair products.

ARE THERE CURLY HAIR EXTENSIONS?

Yes, hair extensions can come in many different curl patterns. There are artificially made curls (using curling agents) and many different Natural Virgin curl selections to choose from.  

CAN HAIR EXTENSIONS BE COLORED?

SOME hair extensions can be colored. If your hair extensions have been treated with a color protectant, then they cannot be colored. (Most tape-ins, I-tip, keratin tips, can NOT be colored. Wefts normally can be colored) If you're unsure, ask us! We're here to help.

WHICH APPLICATION METHOD IS THE LEAST DAMAGING?

If you have the correct method for your hair type installed, none of the application methods will be damaging.

Damage occurs when the wrong application method for your hair is chosen. Proper move-ups are also key in reducing damage. If you leave your hair extensions in past the recommended move up date they will become heavier on the hair they are attached to and twist, causing damage to the natural hair. Following aftercare instructions is extremely important.

WHAT IS THE TYPICAL DURATION OF A HAIR EXTENSIONS INSTALL APPOINTMENT?

It depends on how much hair the client has and the method chosen. It can take anywhere from 2-4 hours on average, but truly depends on the method of application and how much hair is being installed. Schedule a consultation to get information that is specific to you!

HOW LONG DO HAIR EXTENSIONS LAST?

The rate with which hair extensions need to moved up or replaced depends on how fast the client’s hair grows. Most commonly, clients get their extensions moved up every 6 weeks. With any type of hair extension, you do not want the hair extensions to get further than 1 inch from the scalp.

CAN I STYLE MY HAIR EXTENSIONS?

Yes, just use heat protector when heat styling and never pull on the hair. If your hair hurts when you style it, be gentler. Your stylist can advise you on how best to style your hair extensions.

WILL PEOPLE NOTICE I HAVE EXTENSIONS?

No. Your Extensions Specialist will be able to guide you with proper method, colors and texture to make hair look better than or blend with your natural hair.

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY EXTENSIONS AT NIGHT?

The first rule is, make sure you don't go to bed with wet hair. Brush out hair before bed and form into two even braids. If you tend to lean towards having an oily scalp, use dry shampoo at night to wake up with fresh, voluminous hair.

HOW DO I WASH MY EXTENSIONS? & HOW SOON CAN I WASH AND WET MY HAIR AFTER MY EXTENSIONS ARE INSTALLED?

We do not recommend you wash your hair extensions every day. 3x per week is the average recommended frequency for washing. When washing your hair extensions always use sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. Avoid applying shampoo and conditioners with oils, hydrolyzed silk, and silicone. Do not apply conditioner directly to attachments, start with the ends of your hair and move up. For questions specific to each application type, please check with your hair extensions specialist. For more information, specifically for our braid & sew clients please watch this video:

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A NEW SET OF EXTENSIONS?

You do not need to purchase new hair extensions with every appointment. Your hair extensions can last 6-8 months with proper care and regular move up appointments with your hair extensions specialist.

HOW MUCH DO HAIR EXTENSIONS COST?

The price of hair extensions varies based on your hair type, and individual needs. The price can range anywhere from $250-$1800.

CAN I COLOR MY HAIR WITH EXTENSIONS?

Please do not color your own extensions. Consult your hair extensions specialist to see if your extensions can be colored. Many types of hair extensions have a protective coating applies that seals in pre-existing color and will not take well to applied color.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH EXTENSIONS I NEED?

Consult with your hair extensions specialist. Your hair extensions should be customized to suit the condition of your natural hair.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO REMOVE MY HAIR EXTENSIONS?

Do not remove your hair extensions by yourself! Book a removal appointment with your hair extensions specialist to keep your hair healthy and happy.

FOR MORE QUESTIONS, Call (650) 662-5742