The following comparisons are made with the assumption that the extension hair is high quality remy human hair, similar to Great Lengths amazing quality.
Of course, extensionists say “no”, but let me elaborate on that. Proper installation on healthy follicles do not damage the hair strand or follicle. Improper installation or improper homecare can damage the hair strands or follicle. So, make sure you trust your extensionist and they are willing to spend the time it takes to TEACH you proper homecare techniques and advise you on proper brushes and other tools. Ask for a few “test strands” if you are unsure of your follicle health.
With proper installation and healthy follicles all hair thicknesses can wear extensions indefinitely. Average Applications last 3-5months. On average, the thicker the natural hair, the longer a set will last. If you have thin hair, make sure to read FAQ #8
Proper installations respect your natural hair’s projection angle, range of motion, and have a proportional weight ratio of extension hair to your natural hair. Too much weight can stress your follicles. And be uncomfortable. Utilizing an extension method that is customizable to the varying densities throughout the scalp, especially the temples, is paramount.
Initially Fusion extensions are a more expensive option. But surprisingly they are comparable in price to tape-ins or NBR extensions over the same number of weeks. Fusion sets last an average of 20 weeks. Tape-ins or NBR extensions last an average of 6 weeks. So, Fusion lasts 3.3 times longer.
Fusion extension $1850 for 20 weeks costs $370 a month
Tapes or NBR – $800 for 6 weeks + $400 reset for 6 weeks +$400 for another 6weeks= $1600 for 18 weeks
$1600/18weeks = $355 a month….and that is IF the extension hair is usable for 3 full applications.
Other things to consider fusion only requires 1 salon appointment where the tapes and NBR would require 3 salon appointments for the duration. Along with customizable color and density and maximum style versatility.
It is a method of attaching extensions where protein polymers are softened so that they can be molded around a tiny amount of natural hair. Most systems use heat, but not the Ultrasonic by Great Lengths.
Ultrasonic Fusion is a method that uses ultrasound frequencies to soften the protein polymer. Those frequencies allow the polymer to fully surround each individual hair. This means there are no pressure points on the natural hair. This makes it gentler than the crimping method employed by link/beaded/NBR extensions.
It’s a fancy way of saying glue……but not all protein polymers are created equal.
I use Great Length’s patented synthesized keratin polymer because it’s formula mimics hair’s natural structure. This is important to the natural hair’s integrity because hair expands and contracts with changes in temperature and humidity. If the material surrounding your hair doesn’t expand and contract in the way, it weakens your hair at that spot.
Double drawn hair goes through a process, removing short hairs, in turn making the extension the same thickness at the ends as at the top. This accomplishes the fullness on the ends you desire, without adding unneeded bulk or weight. Which I talked about the importance of in FAQ #3. It also makes for faster blow dries.
Yes! High Ponytail, mid ponytail, low ponytail, braids, up styles.…yes yes yes yes. A set of Fusion extensions is made up of 50-300+ undetectable tiny attachments. This means you have the most style versatility of any type of extension. They also dry faster than NBR, Weft or Tape-ins for that reason.
Working out, swimming, blowouts, conditioning treatments, color retouches, pretty much any activity you would normally do with your natural hair. If you swim or practice hot yoga daily, it will not hurt your natural hair, but expect the duration of a set to be lessened by ½ to ⅓.
A beautiful set of extensions starts with a consultation. Bring a few pics of your desired looks and any questions. We will chat about your hair history, your desired color or colors, length, density, haircut, and placement. Then we look at our schedules and find an appointment for your new hair. The 50% down payment is taken at the time of booking the application appointment. After your desired look is complete the remaining 50% is due.
The timing varies, but most volumizing applications take 3 hours and lengthening applications take 6 hours. Every extension application starts with a deep clarifying treatment and blow-dry (approximately 45 mins.). Application(varies). Blending haircut (approximately 45 mins). Then, “new hair school” (approximately 45 mins). To ensure you can maintain and recreate the beautiful blend at home, I walk you through everything you need to know for success.
For a believable blend, the length of your crown hair should reach down to the top of your ear.
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Down Payments secure your scheduled spot and time allotted for the specialty service. If you need to change your appointment for any reason, notify Julie at least 72hours in advance. Changes after 72 hours will require another down payment. Any length, texture or color changes to your hair, following the consultation, must be expressed to Julie at least 2 weeks prior to set appointment. This allows time for appropriate adjustments to supplies, products and set up.
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