When you have your hair extensions
fitted you should be advised by your hair extensions technician about the importance of maintenance appointments, how regularly you will need them, and how much they will cost you. Maintance are a very important part of hair extension aftercare, and should be made a priority, therefore here we shall detail why they are important, what they involve and why you will need them.
Why Do I Need Hair Extension Maintenance Appointments?
There are a number of reasons why you will be required to check in for maintenance appointments when wearing hair extensions. The main reason for maintenance appointments is to help extend the longevity of your hair extensions
. By having the hair regularly checked and trimmed, your hair extensions are likely to last you much longer , and are more likely to stay looking as good as new throughout the time you are wearing them. Maintenance appointments are also a great opportunity to discuss the hair extensions with your technicians, to raise any concerns you have, make any adjustments you require, and to check for any obvious issues.
What Happens During A Hair Extension Maintenance Appointment?
Maintenance appointments will vary greatly from technician to technician, therefore during your consultation it is important to discuss what is involved so you have a full understanding of what to expect.
Generally speaking a maintenance appointment will involve your hair extension technician firstly checking your hair and scalp to ensure all is in order. Then she/he will replace any bonds which you have lost. Some technicians will replace the bonds with brand new hair, others will request that you bring back to them the bonds that have fallen out, and therefore it is important to ask beforehand so that you can be prepared. Some technicians may remove sections of your hair extensions to replace, such as the extensions around your ears which are likely to grow down and feel more noticeable. The technician may then give your hair extensions a trim and a tidy up.
As stated above, this may vary from technician to technician with some offering additional services such as a complimentary hair wash or hair curl which is why it is so important to find out what is involved and at what cost, so that you know what you will need to budget.
How Much Does Hair Extension Maintenance Cost?
As above, this will vary from technician to technician depending on the level of service offered, however generally speaking maintenance appointments are usually priced at around £40-£60.00 per hour.
How Often Will I Require Maintenance Appointments For My Hair Extensions?
You will need a maintenance appointment every 4-6 weeks to ensure your hair extensions are in the best possible condition. As hair extensions are designed to last 3 -4 months, this would mean during the time you have your extensions you will need 2-3 maintenance appointments, therefore before having your hair extensions fitted and making the initial payment for the fitting, you need to ensure you have budgeted for your maintenance as well.
Your Responsibilities Between Hair Extension Maintenance Appointments
Although maintenance sessions are very important, and you should have your appointments booked in regularly, this does not mean that you can neglect any daily maintenance that is involved on your side in terms of your after care routine. Unfortunately, it is very common for those booked in for regular maintenance appointments to think that they do not need to look after the extensions themselves as their technician will be able to do this for them during the appointment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and neglecting your hair extensions on a daily basis can result in hair extensions not lasting you as long as you had hoped. If you have failed to look after your own extensions by not separating the bonds
for example, and have left the hair for 4 weeks, this may result in excessive tangling and matting which will mean your hair extensionist will not be able to maintain your hair extensions, and will instead need to remove them for you and start again costing more money. This is why it is important that you not only keep on top of your maintenance appointments, but you also stay on top of your own aftercare requirements. Check out our top tips for daily aftercare here.
By sticking to your maintenance appointments every 4-6 weeks, and by following the correct aftercare routine, you should find that your hair extensions last you a long time and look beautiful from the day you have them fitted to the day you have them removed. Maintenance appointments are key to your hair extensions staying and feeling healthy, therefore be sure to schedule in your first maintenance appointment 4-6 weeks after you fitting, and you will be on the right track from day one.