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If you’re new to the world of hair extensions and you’re getting ready to get them put in your hair, it’s important to be prepared before heading in for the first appointment. Extensions have experienced massive growth in popularity in recent years and although there are a lot of people with them in, it’s important to be as well-informed as possible before actually sitting down in the chair to get them put in your hair. So we’re sharing a few tips to get you prepped for your appointment with your extension specialist.
Get the Necessary Tools
Getting extensions in is a process, although they have a ton of amazing versatility it’s important that you have the necessary tools/products once they’re in. Prior to actually heading to the appointment, research and ask your extensions specialist what products are recommended for your chosen extension method. You’ll likely need to get a specific brush made for use with extensions as well as different shampoos/conditioners. Having these products prior to your appointment will help make sure you’re prepared and ready to go once they’re in place.
Prep Your Hair
The day of your appointment for application, you’re going to need to make sure you do not apply conditioner or any type of styling product in your hair before heading to your appointment. These things can impact the extensions so it’s best to not apply them at all the day of your appointment. In addition, you’re going to want to use a clarifying shampoo the day of the appointment. Clarifying shampoos are great for eliminating buildup and/or oil from the hair, leaving your extension specialist with a clean slate. You’re going to want to arrive for the appointment with dry hair, brush your hair prior to arriving. While some specialists may be willing to wash and dry your hair, it’s likely to take even more time in the process and probably cost more.
Plan on Spending Time at the Salon
Extensions are not the quickest things to get put in place, it’s likely going to be quite a long appointment when you get them in for the first time. So you’re going to want to plan accordingly. Be sure to ask the extension specialist how long it will take, and even figure in a bit longer just in case.
Know What You Want
It’s important to arrive at the appointment knowing the outcome you’re looking for so you can clearly confirm and explain it to your extension specialist. Communicate thoroughly with your specialist so they’re able to help make sure your desired outcome becomes a reality.
The fact of the matter is when heading to your appointment with your extension specialist it really comes down to being prepared. Be prepared with the necessary products, tools, information, and time and you’ll be good to go!
If you’ve had extensions applied before, what tips do you have for those going to their first appointment?