While Lindsey has trained with many different methods and brands of hair extension application, she has chosen to specialize exclusively in high-end, single strand, keratin protein tipped extensions.
Why Keratin Tipped Extensions?
The extensions I choose to use at The Silva Chair Salon are the highest quality 100% real human hair on the market. They are not blended with synthetic and they are responsibly sourced. These extensions have a keratin protein tip which allows more versatility with hair styles and the best possible blending with your natural hair.
Will Hair Extensions work for my hair?
What I have Curly Hair?
Curly Hair Extensions can be special ordered 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 work best with your daily routine!
What if my Hair is Thin or Thinning?
Depending on the placement of your thinning hair, if you are currently losing a lot of hair, and how you would like to wear your hair, 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!
Is my Hair too Short for Hair 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. Fill out the Online Consultation Form for a consultation to determine what can be realistically achieved with your current length.
What if I am Losing or Shedding a lot of my Natural Hair?
If you are currently shedding a lot of hair due to stress-related hair loss, recent surgery, heath complications, 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. First speak with your health care provider to confirm what is causing your hair loss and ask them if they recommend waiting to get extensions. If they say you are okay to get extensions then fill our the Online Consultation Form for a personalized Hair Extension quote and more information!
Alopecia and Hair Extensions
Hair extensions can still be an option if you have Alopecia. Please speak with your health care provider to find out their recommendation and make sure they say that you can receive hair extensions. Lindsey has worked with several people with Alopecia would love to schedule a private consultation or a virtual consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for this kind hair extensions and help walk you through your options! Fill out our Online Consultation Form or call or text Lindsey at 907-440-7198 to determine if extensions would be a good option for you!
Trichotillomania and Hair Extensions
Hair extensions can still be an option if you have trichotillomania. As with all hair loss, please first speak with your health care professional to find out their recommendation. Lindsey works with several people with trichotillomania would love to schedule a private consultation or virtual consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for hair extensions and discuss your options. Fill out our Online Consultation Form or call or text Lindsey at 907-440-7198 to determine if extensions would be a good option for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I set up a consultation?
Consultations are easy with the Online Hair Extension Consultation form! Simply fill out the form, including pictures of your hair currently and any inspiration pictures you may have and Lindsey will get contact you shortly with a price quote, recommendations, and answers to any questions you may have!
How long do the extensions last?
The amount of time the hair extensions will remain in the hair can depend on your desired end result and how many extensions are added.
On average, a lengthening service will see the extensions remain in the hair for 5-6 months before they grow out enough that they should be removed.
What are the Hair Extensions made of and where do they come from?
The extensions that Lindsey uses at The Silva Chair Salon are 100% high end real human hair and the extensions are attached to your natural hair using a keratin protein tip.
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 or curl my hair?
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!
Because these are great quality human hair you will still 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. With or without extensions in your hair it is always a best practice to use a heat protectant spray before heat styling your hair.
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.
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!
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.