Weekly Hair Extension Tip for December 28, 2011
What Causes Slippage?
Slippage is 50% of the reason why extensions aren’t successful occassionally. An oily scalp, adding oil onto the hair strand, or using too much conditioner near the bead are the main reasons for slippage to happen.
Be sure to analyze your clients scalp and hair before the service. Clarifying the hair prior to application and keeping hair oil free will help ITip application to have long lasting results.
If the client has a naturally oily scalp that can’t be controlled with your product recommendations, it may be best to not perform this service on them.
Adding an excessive amount of oil to your hair near where the extension is will cause the “tightness” of the bead to loosen and the extension to slip. Conditioning your hair is essential in haircare maintenance, however applying where the bead is placed can cause the hair to swell above the tightened bead and can cause 1 of 2 things. First, it can cause your own hairs’ elasticity to stretch and not return to it’s natural state which means breakage, or second, it could cause the hair to swell pushing the extension down and causing it to slip and eventually fall out of placement on the head.
If you use the best practices when installing beaded hair extensions, and your client sticks to the maintenance suggesstions you’ve given, you should vary rarly see any signs of slippage.
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