What are hair extensions?

This is adding hair to your own hair by means of fusion (strand by strand), weaving, braiding, bonding, seamless, clips and more. There are many variations to all of these techniques and stylists call these by different names. Human hair extensions can be colored, cut, curled, styled and reused, depending on how well it is maintained.

What makes Gigi’s Finest Hair Extensions the best?

Gigi’s Finest Hair Extensions sells only the “Finest 100% Human Hair”. At our facility, we hand select only the healthiest, finest raw human hair. Our hair is meticulously hand processed with non-harsh, acid free substances. This produces a higher grade of extension hair that will last longer without tangling or drying. Finally, our hair is combed by hand and inspected, to insure only the highest quality and healthiest hair is selected for sale. Along with the most comprehensive personal buying experience we are dedicated to earning your trust and keeping your loyalty.

This is my first time. What do I do?

Choose the color that matches your own hair (check color chart), choose length (check hair length chart) and texture (check texture chart). If possible, consult a professional. The most important part of hair extensions is the right hair. By purchasing the hair yourself, you are in charge of this very important decision. You will have the exact hair you want.

How are extensions applied?

Brazilian (Fusion or Strand by Strand) - This is a process done strand by strand in small sections. Using heated adhesive sticks and glue gun make for hair extensions, extension hair is added directly to your own hair. Hair can be bought already cut, weft removed and pre tipped with adhesive, a purging tool is used to warm the adhesive and apply it to your hair. Your hair lies over the tip for a natural look. We sell a starter kit with glue gun video and all items you need to use a gun and adhesive sticks method and we sell pre tipped hair with the tool. Please see supplies or pre tipped Body wave or Straight hair.

Weaving - This is a process which you create a cornrow or track around the head and close to the scalp. Extension hair is sewn on the tracks. Your own hair lays over the tracks for a natural look.

Bonding - This is the easiest method. A bonding glue is applied onto the weft of the extension hair and then applied at the root of your hair. This is a temporary method. We sell bonding glue and remover.

Clip Ins - Clips have been sewn onto human extensions hair. You many clip these in and out yourself. Clips can be

Mini Links - This method uses no glue, no heat, no remover and also no damage to the hair. Small circular links are used. Your own hair is pulled through in small pieces with a tool that looks like a crochet hook then the pre tipped hair is put inside the link and it is squeezed tight. To remove, use pinchers to open the link. Hair can be reused. Weaves can be done with links. Make a row of links and sew extension hair to the links. You can also use a link in certain spots that may be lifting to hold to hold it down or make it to your next appointment. Links are also used to make a circle and sew down a hairpiece or to hold down wigs. The plus is no glue and no heat and they are very small so they lay really flat and are hard to see.

What color should I choose?

When choosing a color to match your own hair, choose a color that matches your hair from the middle to the ends. Never buy the color of your growth as that is always darker. The blending of your hair on the bottom part is most important.

How much hair do I need?

Many factors must be considered when answering this question. For example, if you have thing hair, you might want to consider purchasing more hair to achieve a fuller head of hair. Another factor to consider is the length of the hair you want to purchase. For example, although one ounce of 20” hair and one ounce of 24” hair weigh the same, the amount of hair in the sense of fullness will differ, this is due to the fact that the longer the hair the more each strand weighs.

It is generally a rule of thumb 8 ounces should be sufficient for a full head, 4 ounces should be enough for half a head, 3 ounces should be sufficient for a “healthy pony tail.” For wefted hair, (should be able to click for wefted hair pic) rule of thumb is one ounce of hair will give you one track.

What is a weft?

Strands of hair which have been sewn along one edge to create a line of hair. Picture a skirt that has not been enclosed. Wefts can be sewn thick or thin. We recommend ordering the regular weft. Thick wefts tend to make the extension harder manage. Thin wefts tend to weaken the weft, making shedding more probable.

Will extensions damage my hair?

Extensions should not damage your hair if properly maintained by following our recommended care instructions (this should be a link to care instruction page). If your not ready for the commitment of standard applications, clip on extensions are a great alternative to weaving, braiding and adhesive hair extensions.

Can I brush, curl and blow dry?

You can brush, curl, blow dry and wash our hair. You would care for the extensions the same way you would your natural hair. We do recommend that you wash your extensions at least once a week to avoid product build-up.

When brushing your hair, start from the bottom and work your way up while holding the top part to keep it from shedding or stretching.

Can I color or perm the extension hair?

Our extensions are 100% human hair, so you can do all of the above, keep in mind that our hair has been processed to match your color and texture and you run the risk of over processing. We advice you consult with a licensed hair professional before chemically treating your hair.

How do I wash them?

Wash the hair in one direction, from top to bottom. Avoid washing hair upside down in the sink. Use shampoos and conditioners that crème based for dry hair they add the most moisture. Please see care instructions for more details on maintenance.

What types of products should I use?

Moisture is the most important factor in the maintenance of the extensions; keep in mind that extensions are not growing out of the scalp and being replenished with natural oils. Use styling products that are zero or low alcohol. Products for dry hair are the best. Spray in conditioners and glossifiers are wonderful for the ends. It is important that you do not use products for oily hair or strippers that take out chlorine or product build up, these leave the hair dry.

Can I swim and go in the ocean?

You may go in swimming pools and hot tubs. It is best to wash hair right after swimming. Avoid getting hair in salt water as the salt can take all the moisture out of the hair and possibly tangle it. Never braid your hair and go in salt water. It is best to wear it down. Add a spray in conditioner before and after swimming. Please see care instructions for further maintenance instructions.

Will anyone know I am wearing them?

No one should be able to tell. Choosing the right color , texture and hair extension professional is important With the right application you will know they are there but no one else will.

How do I care for my new extensions?

Please see care instructions for further maintenance instructions.

Will hair extensions work with real thin hair?

Yes, depending on the severity of the thinning. You will need enough hair to lie over the top of the weft and clip to cover it. We advice you consult with a licensed hair professional for guidance.

Can I make highlights and lowlights with clip on extensions?

Yes, this is also a great way to save your hair from the damage coloring can do.

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