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Why Are My Stick Tip Hair Extensions Slipping?

If you have recently fit a set of stick tip hair extensions and are now finding that your customer is experiencing slipping, there are several potential causes for this.

Here we will outline common reasons stick tip hair extensions can start to slip and possible solutions that prevent this from occurring in the future.

Product Build-Up Causing Hair Extensions To Slip

A widespread reason that stick tip hair extensions can begin to slip is that the hair they have been applied to has experienced product build-up. This means that the natural hair inside the ring used to fit the hair extensions has a flatter, more slippery surface, and therefore the hair extension cannot grip as well. Product build-up occurs through the use of products that are not water-soluble, and over time they build up a layer on the surface of the hair. Many cheap conditioners are well known for creating product build-up, and this is relatively common.

How To Stop Product Build Up Causing Hair Extensions To Slip

Before installing a set of hair extensions, you must give your client the correct guidance for preparing their hair before the fitting. They should wash their natural hair with a cleansing shampoo to remove any excess product build-up, and they should not be using conditioner the night before the fitting. This ensures a nice clean surface for fitting the stick tip hair extensions, and slippage is less likely to occur.

Too Much Hair Inside The Ring Can Cause Stick Tip Hair Extensions To Slip

If you have taken large sections when fitting the hair extensions, then slippage may have occurred because there is too much hair inside the ring. If there is too much hair inside the ring where the stick tip is placed, you will not be able to get a tight squeeze on the ring to secure it in place. This will mean that the hair extensions will easily slip out and will need to be refit.

Not Enough Hair Inside The Ring Can Also Cause Stick Tip Hair Extensions To Slip

In the same way as having too much hair inside the ring, not having enough hair can cause a similar issue. If you only have a small amount of hair inside the stick tip ring, perhaps because your client has very fine hair, then the ring will have a lot of free space inside and not a lot to wedge against. This is likely to result in the stick tip hair extensions slipping out.

Make Sure You Chose The Right Hair Extension Fitting Method For Your Clients

If you have experienced having too much hair inside the ring, or not enough hair inside the ring, it is more than likely that this method is not suitable for this client. Sometimes clients will specify that they want a specific type of hair extension, for example, stick tip; however, if they have very fine hair, they will most likely be better suited to nano tip hair extensions. If your client has very thick hair, they may be more suited to a weft or tape hair extensions. It is very important to take your clients wishes into consideration, but to also advise them on what is the most suitable method for their hair type.

Hair Extensions Can Slip If Exposed To The Wrong Aftercare

Another extremely common reason for stick tip hair extensions slipping out is when a conditioner is applied to the bonds. It is essential to ensure your client has received detailed aftercare instructions on how to wash their hair extensions, as by applying conditioner to the roots, the hair extensions may begin to slip.

Much in the same way as misusing a shampoo and conditioner can cause hair extensions to slip, so can using the wrong hairbrush. Hair Extension Hair Brushes are designed to reduce the pressure on the bonds, preventing you from pulling on them and causing them to slip out, whereas traditional brushes could cause your hair extensions to slip over time.

Next Steps

Most issues with hair extensions slipping tend to come from the hair extensions not being appropriately secured or incorrect aftercare use. Therefore be sure to check in with your client and look at their bonds before assessing what could have caused the issue and the steps needed to fix it.