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A Guide To The Least Damaging Hair Extensions

With the correct care, maintenance and fitting there should be no reason for damage to your natural hair when having hair extensions.

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With the correct care, maintenance and fitting there should be no reason for damage to your natural hair when having hair extensions.

Damage from hair extensions often comes from poor fitting and poor knowledge on hair extension methods and how they should be cared for. Micro ring hair extensions can be the least damaging method of hair extensions when fitted professionally and aftercare is followed thoroughly.

Micro Ring Hair Extensions

What is the Micro Ring aftercare?

Our most important do’s and don’ts are to use the correct shampoo on your hair extensions. We recommend using a salon quality volume or clarifying shampoo- we love the Shu Eumera Volume shampoo! Using a shampoo which is nourishing or moisturising can cause hair extensions to slip and cause issues with your own hair and the connection area. Always dry your hair after washing- blast the connection area completely dry to avoid any tangles and matting! Do not be scared to brush your hair extensions but use a tangle teezer and glide over the connection area. You must not exceed the wear time of 12 weeks for micro ring hair extensions- coming in at 10-11 weeks for your first time wearing the extensions is always advised so we can assess how your hair is looking.

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What are the pro’s and con’s of Micro Ring extensions?

Pros and cons of micro ring hair extensions are that they are an individual method, meaning they are fitted strand by strand- which can be great when trying to add length, but during refits they often need trimming due to not being placed back in the exact same spot. They are not suitable for individuals with metal allergies- which is determined by patch testing and adding test strands. There are many benefits to having micro ring hair extensions- they are reusable, do not require heat to apply and can gain length for clients who want to achieve up to 22”! Your own hair will grow down with your hair extensions, and you can monitor this by how far your hair extensions have grown down.

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How much are Micro Ring hair extensions?

To see our full price list you can visit our website! All of our appointments start with a free consultation which you can book online or by calling Natasha our clients relations manager on 020 7323 1793

Sarah Mckenna

Sarah McKenna is the founder of Vixen & Blush and The London Hair Lab. Sarah graduated as a research biochemist in 2005 and started a career within the pharmaceutical industry, before becoming a hair extensions expert. In 2010, Sarah gained insight into the hair extensions industry and could see that clients had a very poor value/quality proposition. At that time, poor-quality hair extensions were available, at prohibitively high prices. Sarah left her initial career and set out on a mission to improve the hair extensions industry in the UK, using her research and development skills.

Spending 3 years securing a high-quality and sustainable supply of human hair, Sarah then developed new products and fitting techniques to allow long-term refits of the same hair. In this way, Sarah was able to offer hair extensions services at a more affordable price to clients, while improving the quality of the service for her clients.

With Vixen & Blush starting in 2012 as a 1 chair salon in London, Sarah quickly grew the business to what it is today, a team of more than 20 hair professionals working together as London’s leading hair extensions specialists.