Frequently Asked Questions

The weft; is the material that the hair is sewed onto, to make it manageable.

Virgin hair; indicates that the hair has not been processed with chemicals in any way.

Remy; is a term used when the cuticles of every piece of the hair is strictly organized in the same direction. Remy hair, in general, lasts much longer, and tends to stay shiny and "tangle free" longer.

The cuticle; is the tough outer layer of the hair. This layer protects each strand, by surrounding it like the scales of a fish. During chemical processes, like bleaching, coloring, perming, and straightening, the solution must penetrate this area to achieve the desired result, and once the cuticle layer has been damaged, there is no way to reverse the damage.

                 

Drawn and double drawn; indicates that the collected hair has had all of the shorter hairs in the bundle manually removed. This means that hair extensions will be much thicker, and not be wispy at the ends.
This process is very laborious, and therefore makes the extensions more expensive.

100% Human Hair; means just that, but it does NOT mean that it’s REMY or VIRGIN.

Synthetic hair; is made of a wide array of different, synthetic fibers, that do not last as long as human hair, because they are damaged by the sun. It also looks stiff and not at all bouncy, like human hair.

Shedding; occurs for two main reasons. Firstly, it’s from a poor quality weft. However, today this is uncommon, especially when virgin hair is used. Secondly, and more commonly, hair sheds from the end of the weft if the stylist is not careful to tie it off correctly when applying the hair.

Types of Hair.

Caucasian / Brazilian Hair tends to be oval in shape, and fine to medium density with large variations of color. Blondes have the finest texture, darker colors are coarser, and red heads have the coarsest hair of all. Many Caucasian women process their hair leaving it unsuitable for hair extensions.

Asian / Oriental Hair is round in shape, mostly straight or slightly wavy and usually dark brown or black. Asian hair has the thickest diameter and is one of the strongest types of hair. Most Asian women do not go to the salon for chemical processes such as color, perms, etc, leaving the hair in its virgin state.

Indian (Hindu) Hair is small in diameter and comes in a variety of types, from fine to thick,. Thicker hair can have a natural wave.

European, Russian Hair is small in diameter and comes in many different textures and colors. Most women that live in remote areas do not process their hair at all, and it is in excellent condition and most suitable for hair extensions. However, European and Russian hair is in short supply and is normally very expensive.

Caring for your extensions the DOCAS way.

o Decide if now is the right time to wash your hair? Is it dirty?
o Does it smell? Do you have the time?
o Organize everything you need? A wide tooth comb, Shampoo,Conditioner, Towels.
o Clean the hair by first de-tangling it with a wide toothed comb.
o Wash the hair normally using a mild shampoo in lukewarm water.
o Rinse thoroughly and gently squeeze out excess water then pat dry the hair with a towel.
o Apply a quality conditioner and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, and again pat dry with a towel. Allow the hair to dry naturally without heat.
o Style the hair as usual or as recommended by your stylist.

Questions you should ask your stylist.

o What training have you received?
o Can I see some before and after photos?
o Can I have the names and numbers of 2 or 3 of your hair extension clients?
o What sort of guarantee do you offer?
o What can go wrong?
o What length would be best suited to my life style?

 

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