Frequently Asked Questions
How do I set up a consultation?
Call or text Lindsey at 907-440-7198 and she can set up either an in-person or text consultation!
How long do the extensions last?
On average the extensions remain in the hair for 4-6 months before they grow out enough that they should be removed.
Are the extensions human hair or synthetic?
The extensions that Lindsey uses at The Silva Chair Salon are 100% high end real human hair.
Where do the extensions come from?
Most of the world's hair extensions come from India. The Extensions used at The Silva Chair Salon are no exception to this, what makes the difference is how they are sourced and the price paid for the extensions. Higher quality hair is sourced from the temples in India. In India it is a common practice to donate hair at the temples, this hair is perfect for keratin tipped extensions for a few reasons: Indian hair is similar to the widest range in hair texture, and it is what gives these extensions the beautiful body wave that helps them look so natural instead of hanging stick straight (a clear giveaway that you are wearing extensions). Temple-donated hair is also perfect for extensions because of how meticulously it is collected. Before the hair is cut it is put into a braid, ensuring the cuticle (outer layer of the hair) is all aligned in the same direction (ensuring less tangling). The hair is kept in tact in elastic bands and then purchased. The quality of hair used by The Silva Chair is hair that hasn't been previously colored or chemically altered, which gives it more longevity of use instead of breaking down and tangling as quickly. The temples then use the proceeds from selling the hair to fund schools, orphanages and for other charitable purposes throughout the community. This is one of the many reasons Lindsey finds it so important to purchase from sources that only pay fair-market prices for this high-quality hair.
How are the extensions colored?
These extensions are colored using textile dyes and the same technology used to color cashmere clothing! This ensures that the color will not fade as quickly as if it was colored with regular hair color.
How is the extension attached to the hair?
These particular extensions have a keratin protein tip on them that is softened with a heat tool and formed around your hair
Will I still be able to put my hair up in a pony tail/bun?
Yes! pony tails, side braids, buns, etc. are all still easily achieved with these extensions in. In some extreme cases there may be certain styling restrictions (for example if you have a shaved section or are extremely thin in a certain area) if you have any concerns about your ability to style, we can discuss these during your consultation!
Can I still get my hair color touched up with the extensions in?
Yes! While it is not advised to use at-home colors you can still go to your regular stylist and get your color touched up during the time you have your extensions in.
Can I still curl and straighten my hair while wearing extensions?
Yes! Because these are great quality human hair you will be able curl and/or straighten the extensions just like you would your own hair, just being careful to avoid placing your hot tools on the keratin tip of the extension and with or without extensions it is always a best practice to use heat protectant spray.
How are the extensions removed?
An alcohol-based spray formulated specifically for the keratin tips is sprayed on the keratin attachments, then a tool is carefully used to break the seal of the bond and the extension is slipped out past your natural hair, keeping your natural hair intact!
What if I have curly hair?
Custom curly extensions can be special ordered in order to match your natural curl. If you have curly hair but straighten your hair daily then straight extensions may be a better option, Lindsey can help guide you toward what will be the best for your day-to-day routine!
What if my hair is thinning?
Depending on the placement of your thinning hair, if you are currently losing a lot of hair, and how you want to be able to wear your hair with the extensions in, keratin tipped extensions can still be a great option! Lindsey will need to do a consultation with you to determine if this would be a good option for your hair goals.
What if I have fine hair?
Keratin Tipped Extensions are a great option for fine hair! Call or text Lindsey at 907-440-7198 to find out more and schedule a consultation!
Why do I need to have a consultation in order to get a price quote?
The price of extensions varies greatly. Pricing will be determined based on your current hair density, texture, length, and fullness in comparison to your desired end result.
Is my hair too short for extensions?
This all depends on your desired end result. If you want length added you will often need 5-6 inches of current length in the areas we would need to put the extensions. The exception to this can be if you have extremely fine hair - often with fine hair we are able to achieve more length with shorter hair. If you are just looking for added fullness then generally we only need about 3-4 inches of growth. Call or text Lindsey at 907-440-7198 for a consultation to determine what can be realistically achieved with your current growth.
What if I'm currently losing a lot of hair?
If you are currently shedding a lot of hair due to stress-related hair loss, recent surgery, or a recent pregnancy it may be best to wait before getting your extensions done however this is something that can be better evaluated in your consultation. Consultations can be set up by calling or texting Lindsey at 907-440-7198.
Hair extensions can still be an option if you have Alopecia, please speak with your doctor to find out their recommendation. If they say that it is okay for you to get hair extensions, Lindsey has worked with several people with Alopecia would love to schedule a private consultation or have a text consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for hair extensions. Consultations can be set up by calling or texting Lindsey at 907-440-7198.
Hair extensions can still be an option if you have trichotillomania, please first speak with your health care professional to find out their recommendation. Lindsey has worked with several people with trichotillomania would love to schedule a private consultation or have a text consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for hair extensions. Consultations can be set up by calling or texting Lindsey at 907-440-7198.