Luscious Lengths: Are Extensions Safe For Your Hair?

At Hair Art & Beauty, we understand the allure of long, luscious locks and the confidence they can bring, but we also know that the health of your natural hair matters just as much as achieving your desired look. We’re here to answer one of our most asked questions – will hair extensions damage your hair?


The Great Lengths Difference

At our salon, we exclusively offer Great Lengths tape-in and keratin bonded extensions, both of which are 100% ethically sourced and traceable. These extensions are crafted from high-quality human hair, and the Great Lengths approach to processing the hair sets them apart.

Instead of subjecting the extension hair to a harsh bleaching and recolouring processes, Great Lengths takes a unique approach. They use a gentle 21-day osmosis bath to remove the natural pigment from the hair shaft, followed by a re-pigmentation process that ensures the extensions' colour remains vibrant without damaging the extension hair.


The Safety of Hair Extensions

Now, let's talk about safety. Hair extensions can be a fantastic way to achieve the hair of your dreams, but the key is to have the correct type of extensions for your hair, installed by a qualified extensions specialist. At Hair Art & Beauty, we emphasize the importance of a pre-appointment consultation for all new extension clients. This consultation serves several crucial purposes:


  1. Hair Assessment: During the consultation, our specialist will assess your natural hair. This step is essential to ensure that your hair is in good condition and suitable for extensions. We take pride in helping clients achieve their hair goals while maintaining the integrity of their natural locks.

  2. Colour Matching: Achieving a seamless blend between your natural hair and extensions is vital for a natural look. Our specialists are skilled in colour matching, ensuring that your extensions seamlessly complement your existing hair colour.

  3. Personalised Quote: We understand that every client is unique, and so are their hair goals. Your consultation will include a personalised quote based on the length, volume, and type of extensions you desire. We're committed to transparency and ensuring you have a clear understanding of the investment involved in a service like extensions.


What type of extensions should I have?

While both tape-in and keratin bonded extensions are safe when applied correctly, we've found that keratin bonded extensions offer a particularly gentle method for your hair, and are more suited for long term wear, while tapes are better for shorter term. Unlike some other techniques that may use adhesives, beads, or tight braids, keratin bonded extensions are attached to your natural hair using keratin (one of the main proteins that make up our hair). This keratin bond moves and flexes with the natural hair, placing minimal tension on your hairshaft and follicle.


The Gentle Removal Process

When it's time to say goodbye to your keratin bonded extensions, we take a careful and non-invasive approach to removal. A specialised solution is applied to break the keratin bond without affecting your natural hair. This gentle process ensures that the extensions slide out effortlessly, leaving your hair intact and ready for your next styling adventure.


Hair extensions don't have to cause damage when you choose the right method and have them applied by experienced professionals. At Hair Art & Beauty, our commitment to your hair's health and our use of Great Lengths extensions mean you can enjoy the beauty of longer, fuller hair without compromising its integrity.

Schedule your extensions consultation today, and let us help you achieve the hair of your dreams, safely and confidently. Your journey to longer, thicker locks starts here!