Frequently Asked questions
How long do the extensions last?
8 to 10 weeks varying on the client’s hair growth. This is recommended to eliminate matting, frizzing and tangling, and ensures the extension is always fresh and close to the scalp. They can be reapplied up to 3 times for a total of about 6-8 months of wear; this is recommended so that the extension bond remains seamless.
Is it Human Hair?
Hotheads extensions are 100% Remy human hair, meaning the cuticle is intact and the hair is placed with the cuticle all facing the same direction. Benefits to this are no matting, tangling or short hair returns.
Hotheads fantasy color hair is a blend of temperature safe synthetic and human hair. Bright colors typically have drastic fading within one to two shampoos and this blend allows the colors to remain vibrant. This product can be ironed and blown out just like regular human hair products.
Can you color it?
There are 42 colors that can be blended to over 500 different shades. If you are unable to blend to create your desired shade you can deposit color down two- three levels. We do not recommend that you lighten the extensions. To create a more platinum blonde you can apply a toner. In the process of applying color, keep all color away from the adhesive tab. If you decide to deposit color to create your desired shade, it is recommended that you wait 24-48 hours from the time of application to allow the adhesive to seal firmly. Please keep in mind coloring the extensions voids their warranty.
Can you iron, curl or blow dry the hair?
All of the above heat processes are okay. Do not sit under a dryer while wearing Hotheads or isolate any of the above heat processes to the adhesive tabs. Concentrated heat applied to the tabs can make the adhesive tacky.
How many packs does it take to do a full head?
On average, it should take 3 - 4 (20 piece) packs to create length. You are matching the density of the existing hair, so if their hair is thicker or they have shorter layers, you may need 4 -8 (20 piece) packs; if their hair is fine, you may be able to complete a full head with 2 (20 piece) packs.
What lengths are available?
10 -12” | 14-16” | 18-20” | 22-24”
Do you offer different textures?
We have two textures: natural body wave and slightly textured. Our body wave hair is able to be worn straight or wavy. The Texture Collection is designed to blend more naturally with ethnic hair types.
Can I reuse them?
Yes, the suggested re-use is up to 3 times. After 3 uses, bulk at the attachment area may be created and new hair purchase is necessary.
What products can be used in the hair?
We recommend that clients use the Hotheads wetline. It is formulated specifically for second hair (hair not attached and getting nutrients from the root). Heavy conditioners can not to be applied at the scalp, or adhesive tabs, but rather from mid shaft to end. Rinse longer than usual to ensure there is no product left in the hair and avoid products containing alcohol, oil or ethanol.
Can the roots be retouched while the extensions are in the hair?
Yes, roots can be retouched, keeping in mind to stay away from the adhesive tabs. It is recommended that roots be done 24 to 48 hours prior to application. If roots need to be done between extension services and there is enough new growth to keep the color off of the tabs, we suggest doing a partial retouch along with the hair line.
Can I swim, exercise or go in the sauna?
We recommend applying and leaving in Hotheads Smooth Conditioner prior to swimming. This nourishes the hair and allows it to absorb the moisture. This prevents the hair from absorbing harmful elements, such as chlorine and minerals. Hair tangles when dirt and sweat build up so advise clients to wear their hair up or in a ponytail when exercising or relaxing in a sauna. Be sure to wash the hair after working out, as well as brushing before and after exercising. Exposing extensions to sunscreen may cause discoloration.
DO wait 24-48 hours before washing or chemically processing your hair.
DO use a soft, boar bristle brush; starting at the ends and working your way up, always brushing in a downward motion. Brush before shampooing to keep hair from matting.
DO use a good leave in conditioner from mid shaft to ends, keeping away from the tape tabs. For best results use Hotheads products to keep extensions feeling soft and looking sleek and healthy.
DO wear your hair in a pony tail when swimming, exercising and sleeping.
DO have a licensed professional remove and reapply your extensions.
DON‘T use any products containing alcohol, oil, or ethanol. Alcohol based products are drying to the hair and can compromise the strength of the adhesive bond.
DON‘T brush hair harshly.
DON‘T go to bed with your hair wet.
DON‘T chemically process your hair at home. Rely on your salon professional for any services while wearing extensions.
DON‘T remove your extensions yourself.