How long do the extensions last?
8 to 10 weeks varying on the client’s hair growth. This is recommended to eliminate matting, frizzing and tangling, and ensures the extension is always fresh and close to the scalp. They can be reapplied up to 3 times for a total of about 6-8 months of wear; this is recommended so that the extension bond remains seamless.
Where does the hair come from?
Our hair is 100% cuticle on Remy human hair, from India. The extension itself is hand made in China with products from Asia, Europe and the US.
Is it human hair?
hairtalk extensions are 100% Remy human hair, meaning the cuticle is intact and the hair is placed with the cuticle all facing the same direction. Benefits to this are no matting, tangling or short hair returns.
Our fantasy color hair is a blend of temperature safe synthetic and human hair. Bright colors typically have drastic fading within one to two shampoos and this blend allows the colors to remain vibrant. This product can be heat styled up to 250°F/ 121°C just like regular human hair products.
Can you color it?
There are over 30 natural colors and 9 fantasy shades that can be blended to create over 500 different shades. If you are unable to blend to create your desired shade you can deposit color down two- three levels. We do not recommend that you lighten the extensions. To create a more platinum blonde you can apply a toner to the 613 or 25. In the process of applying color, keep all color away from the adhesive bands. If you decide to deposit color to create your desired shade, it is recommended that you wait 24 to 48 hours from the time of application to allow the adhesive band to seal firmly. Please keep in mind, coloring the extensions voids their warranty.
Can you iron, curl or blow-dry the hair?
All of the above heat processes are okay. Do not allow your clients to sit under a dryer while wearing hairtalk or to isolate any of the above heat processes to the adhesive bands. Concentrated heat applied to the bands can make the adhesive tacky. hairtalk Fantasy & Pastel colors are made from a temperature safe synthetic blend that can be heat styled up to 250°F/ 121°C.
What products can be used in the hair?
We recommend that clients use the hairtalk® product line. It is formulated specifically for processed hair and extensions. Heavy conditioners are not to be applied at the scalp, or adhesive bands, but rather from mid shaft to end. Remind the client to rinse longer than usual and preferably in sections, to ensure there is no product left in the hair or on the scalp. Avoid products containing alcohol, oil or ethanol.
Can roots be retouched while the extensions are in the hair?
Yes, roots can be retouched, keeping in mind to stay away from the adhesive bands. It is recommended that roots be done 24 to 48 hours prior to application. If roots need to be done between extension services and there is enough new growth to keep the color off of the bands, we suggest doing a partial retouch along with the hairline. Keep in mind, chemicals in the hair can compromise the adhesive bands.
Can I reuse them?
Yes, the suggested re-use is up to 3 additional times. After 3 uses, bulk at the attachment area may be created and new hair is necessary. Be sure to purchase Remove Solvent and adhesive bands for your re-service. They can be reapplied up to three additional times for a total of 6 – 8 months of wear; this is recommended so that the extension bond remains seamless.
How much do they cost?
Refer to current price sheet. The more you buy the better your price is. Price is based on length and color. Volume discounts available.
How do I remove them?
Apply solvent to new hair growth and allow it to trickle down the hair shaft in between the adhesive bands. Let it set for a moment and then separate the bands. Do not rub the adhesive strip. We recommend creating a system to place the extensions in the order in which they were removed. This will guarantee an easy and accurate re-application.
What lengths are available?
10 -12” / 30cm
14-16” / 40cm
18-20” / 50cm
22-24” / 60cm
Do you offer different textures?
hairtalk extensions come with a slight wave. The hair can be worn straight or wavy.
How many come in a pack?
Original extensions : 20 Bands
Original Plus extensions: 12 Bands
Partial Packs: 12 Bands
Petite Plus extensions: 12 Bands
Petite extensions: 12 Bands
Mini Strands: 20 Bands
Mini Strands Plus: 20 Bands
Rainbow extensions (Multi): 24 Bands
Fantasy extensions: 12 Bands
Pastel extensions (Multi): 12 Bands
How many adhesive bands come in a pack?
There are two different packs of bands. Original bands come in packs of 60. Petite bands come in packs of 36. Each pack has enough bands for 3 reapplications.
How many packs does it take to do a full head?
On average, it should take 3-5 packs of hair, however, this is completely customizable depending on the desired look.
Can I swim, exercise or go in the sauna?
We recommend applying and leaving in hairtalk Nourish Plus prior to swimming. This nourishes the hair and allows it to absorb the moisture.
This prevents the hair from absorbing harmful elements, such as chlorine and minerals. Hair tangles when dirt and sweat build up so hair must be worn up or in a ponytail when exercising or relaxing in a sauna. Be sure to wash hair after working out, as well as brushing before and after exercising.
Exposing extensions to sunscreen may cause discoloration.