Hair Extensions
 


FAQ
 

Can I use any products on my hair?
Consult your stylist for proper professional shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. Shampooing is not recommended more than a couple times a week due to the stress on the attachment. Avoid any shampoos, conditioners, or masks with protein, fruit acids (such as wheat germ) and citrus. They are not good for the hair and it may cause extensions to dry out and tangle. You should always complete your shampoo and conditioning routine with a leave in conditioner. We recommend Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream. Thermal creams or sprays are a must to prevent damage due to blow drying and heat styling. We recommend Oribe Royal Blowout, Balm D’or, or Supersine Moisturizing Cream.

Can I use heat styling tools on my hair?
Quality hairdryers, brushes, and heat styling tools are recommended. Ceramic on medium to low heat is best. Try to keep heat tools away from the attachment as much as possible – you might reheat the attachment and pull it out or damage your real hair by getting the attachment stuck.

What is the cost and maintenance?
Cost of the hair varies depending on what method you choose (tape in, tubes or beads), the length, color, and thickness desired. The stylist can give a more accurate quote during your consultation. Cost of labor will vary depending on stylist, method, and thickness desired. Stylist can give a more accurate quote during your consultation. Maintenance will vary depending on method, however most methods require an appointment within 6 to 8 weeks for a re-application.

Can the hair be reused?
Yes, generally about 2 to 3 times depending on proper care and maintenance.

Where does the hair come from?
All hair is from The Hair Shop and is 100% human hair.

Can I bring in my own hair?
No, we can only guarantee hair that is purchased through Chromatique Salon and Spa.

Can I color the hair extensions?
Coloring of all extensions is not recommended. Consult your stylist before using ANY type of hair color including temporary and chalk- they may permanently stain the hair and/or cause damage.

Can I swim or go in salt water with extensions?
Avoid getting hair wet in swimming pools, hot tubs and any other water containing chlorine (especially blondes). Salt water can also tangle and dry out the hair. Be mindful of water quality and hardness – especially out of the United States and in new areas when washing your hair. Some pipes and water systems have harsh water containing minerals and deposits that can be absorbed into the extensions causing tangling and irreversible color discoloration. If you have well water, hard water, or are not sure, you may want to invest in a water softener or only have your hair shampooed by a stylist in the salon.



Hair Extension Methods
 


Maintenance and Proper Care

 

Because inner circulation is not present in extension hair, proper maintenance and care is a MUST for maintaining healthy hair. All hair is from the Hair Shop and is 100% human hair and should be treated better than your natural hair.

• Smart tabs and Plastic tube attachment methods : Wait 48 hours before shampooing hair to give the bond time to harden and always take extra care to avoid conditioner, masks, and cream styling products near attachment.

• Consult your stylist for proper professional shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. Shampooing is not recommended more than a couple times a week due to the stress on the attachment.

Do Not turn your head upside down to wash. Always wash and rinse shampoo and conditioner in lukewarm water. Never use hot water on the scalp. Gently massage your shampoo at the root area getting in between the attachments and your scalp. Shampooing root and scalp twice before conditioning is highly recommended to ensure proper cleanse.

• We highly recommend conditioning every time you shampoo your hair. Always apply conditioner or mask mid shaft to ends. Do not comb or brush with conditioner in the hair. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

• Avoid any shampoos, conditioners, or masks with protein, fruit acids (such as wheat germ) and citrus. They are not good for the hair and it may cause extensions to dry out and tangle.

• You should always complete your shampoo and conditioning routine with a leave in conditioner. We recommend Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream. Thermal creams or sprays are a must to prevent damage due to blow drying and heat styling. We recommend Oribe Royal Blowout, Balm D’or, or Supersine Moisturizing Cream.

• Quality hairdryers, brushes, and heat styling tools are recommended. Ceramic on medium to low heat is best. Try to keep heat tools away from the attachment as much as possible – you might reheat the attachment and pull it out or damage your real hair by getting the attachment stuck. Never blow dry or comb your hair upside down – You will cause damage to your natural hair!

• Always use a boar bristle, wet brush, or loop brush on all extensions (especially near the attachment). You will be less likely to “catch” an attachment. We recommend brushing at the ends, while holding the hair near the attachment, then moving up the mid shaft and finally very carefully at the root last.

DO NOT wash and go to bed with wet hair and NEVER let the roots air dry. This may result in mat, tangles, and damage to your own hair. Always blow dry root completely on warm (not hot) setting. We also recommend using the blow dryer’s nozzle attachment to keep the hair cuticle smooth. Be careful not to pull on extensions while drying the roots, as the extensions can pull out easily when heated. Hair must be dry and either braided, or in a low loose ponytail before sleeping. We highly recommend loose pigtails for comfort reasons and to prevent matting, tangling, and stress to attachments. NEVER let your extensions air dry! For sleeping we recommend a silk pillow case to keep hair cuticle soft and smooth.

• Avoid getting hair wet in swimming pools, hot tubs and any other water containing chlorine (especially blondes). Salt water can also tangle and dry out the hair. Be mindful of water quality and hardness – especially out of the United States and in new areas when washing your hair. Some pipes and water systems have harsh water containing minerals and deposits that can be absorbed into the extensions causing tangling and irreversible color discoloration. If you have well water, hard water, or are not sure, you may want to invest in a water softener or only have your hair shampooed by a stylist in the salon.

• Coloring of all extensions is not recommended. Consult your stylist before using ANY type of hair color including temporary and chalk- they may permanently stain the hair and/or cause damage.

Extensions should always be applied and removed by a certified stylist.