FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS and Thickening Systems
Regarding the Hairdreams Hair Extension
We have collected questions about hair extensions that are frequently asked. If any of your questions are not answered here, then please use our contact form. We will be happy to help you.
General Questions about Hair Extensions
How do hair extensions work?
How much do hair extensions cost?
Where can I get hair extensions in my area?
Wearing Hair Extensions
Do hair extensions look natural? Are they visible?
How long do hair extensions last?
Questions about Hair Care and Styling with Extensions
Are hair extensions hard to take care of?
Requirements for Hair Extensions
Can I get hair extensions with heavy hair loss?
Effect on your own hair
General Questions about Hair Extensions
Hairdreams attaches great importance to the choice of its hair. You can choose from the two different hair qualities Hairdreams 7 star SPECIAL and Hairdreams 5 star: The luxurious Hairdreams 7 star SPECIAL quality is raw hair of European type in all natural colors ranging from blonde to dark brown, which come from all over the world. Specially trained Hairdreams representatives select and collect this hair according to highest quality standards. This hair has to be virgin hair (neither colored nor chemically treated) and it can’t be damaged in any way. After it has been collected, the raw hair is hand-selected and hand-sorted, hair by hair, in an elaborate and labor-intensive process. This process of hand-selection takes about 10 days for an average hair extension.
Altogether Hairdreams Special Hair passes through a very complex 15-step process.
Hundreds of hands ensure that our product meets our standard of perfect quality and highest satisfaction.
We make this enormous effort so that the color of the hair only has to be changed slightly in order to match the natural hair spectrum. The refinement process puts such minimal chemical strain on it that one can really almost speak of virgin hair. The result: Hairdreams Special is the absolute indulgence in hair extensions because it has not been chemically lightened and therefore has retained its perfectly elastic surface. For you, the client, it is important that Hairdreams Special Hair can be re-used for up to two years depending on hair style and care.
Hairdreams 5 star is a very good hair quality. This hair is made from black human hair, which comes primarily from India and the bordering countries.
This black hair is not collected by Hairdreams representatives, but purchased from wholesalers. Therefore this hair has to be re-arranged, so that that all hairs point in the same direction (root and end).
After that the black hair is gently lightened in a time-consuming osmosis process, and then colored to match the different colors of the natural hair spectrum. This hair is suitable for a wearing period of 4 to 6 months.
Do I Have to Wait for Hair Extensions?
After the consultation with your hairdresser the Hairdreams strands are selected exactly according to your desired hair style, your own hair color or your desired color, and your hair structure. Some of our Hairdreams Partners have a large selection of Hairdreams strands in their salon and are able to apply your extensions immediately after your consultation. If your salon does not have any Hairdreams hair in stock, it can order and receive it within 24 hours.
How Do Hair Extensions Work?
Hairdreams hair is delivered to your hairdresser in very fine strands. These strands have a connection tip, a so-called “Bonding”, at the top. This Bonding gently connects the Hairdreams strands to your own hair close to the root. The Bondings are warmed up and thus softened, at which point they are closed around your own and the Hairdreams Hair. This process is repeated strand by strand, until the hairstyle of your dreams is perfect.
Our Hairdreams Partners work with two different systems.
With the Selector Method each strand is applied individually and by hand. This system allows for individual customization to your own hair because your stylist can choose from 4 different strand sizes. For volume and fullness for example, strand sizes Normal and Medium are combined for a particularly natural result. The Bondings are rolled or pressed flat and thus adapted to the shape of your head.
With the Laserbeamer Method up to 8 very fine strands can be applied automatically and at the same time. The Laserbeamer is the size of a blow dryer, and it performs the work of manual application at the push of a button. As a result this system is exceptionally fast and cost-effective. The Laserbeamer uses only one strand size called “Comfort” strands, which optimally conform to the shape of your head.
This question can’t be answered across-the-board. For starters, the time it will take depends on your desired hair style. A compact hair extension requires many more strands than for just hair thickening. If you would like partial extensions, e.g. bangs, only, then the process is even faster. First and foremost the time needed depends on the number of strands that need to be applied. The next deciding factor in terms of time is the system used. Using the Selector Method, where each strand has to be applied individually, you can expect a time frame of about 1.5 hours for an average hair extension. A comparable hair extension using the automatic Laserbeamer Method will take about a third of that time. Please keep in mind that the time for washing and drying, as well as for possible coloring and cutting has not yet been considered here.
How Much Do Hair Extensions Cost?
We can not give you a universally valid answer to this question for several reasons:
First off it is important to know what hairstyle you would like, and what your own hair looks like. With this information your hairdresser can decide on how many strands, what length, what structure and what hair quality (7star SPECIAL or 5 star) is to be used for your individual desired hairstyle.
Prices also vary depending on the system that is used. Naturally the much faster Laserbeamer Method is more affordable than the individual application by hand using the Selector Method.
And finally the price depends on what your hairdresser charges for the application, as well as additional services such as washing, cutting, coloring etc.
Wearing Hair Extensions
Do Hair Extensions Look Natural? Are They Visible?
Hairdreams Hair Extensions look completely natural and are not noticeable to people who don’t know that you are wearing them. Your Hairdreams Specialist matches the Hairdreams strands to your own hair’s structure and color, and correct placement of the strands ensures a perfect result.
However, a certified Hairdreams Partner will not agree to do hair extensions if he thinks that he will not be able to achieve a natural-looking result. An example is if you have a short hair cut and you would like to have very long hair extensions. In this case it will probably not be possible to create a flowing transition between your own hair and the Hairdreams Hair. Your hairdresser will bring this to your attention and explain to you what he can do instead, and what the result will look like.
With the huge range of Hairdreams colors you will find the perfect strand for any color type. In most cases your salon will use two to three color shades for completely natural hair color results.
If you would like a special color shade, which is not part of the Hairdreams Color Ring, then your Hairdreams Specialist can have the desired color custom-made by Hairdreams, or he can color the Hairdreams strands himself in his salon.
Will I Feel the Hair Extensions?
All Hairdreams Bondings are very small and therefore hardly noticeable. We distinguish between Standard- and ComfortPoint- (CP) Bondings. Standard Bondings are available in three sizes: from SuperSmall to Normal. This diversity of available Bondings allows for a perfect fit of your Hairdreams strands and your own hair.
All Bondings are about the same length of 5 – 6mm and are simply of different widths depending on strand size.
How are the strands removed?
Your hairdresser uses our Hairdreams Removal Solution to take out the Hairdreams strands. This is a special solution, which allows for extra gentle removal.
The Removal Solution is applied to the Bondings and penetrates the Bonding material. The material quickly softens and you can simply slide the strands out. Your own hair and the Hairdreams Hair are not damaged in any way by the Removal Solution.
We recommend a Tidy-Up Cut every four to six weeks in order to ensure especially quick and easy removal. During this service your own hair, which has naturally shedded but is stuck in the Bonding, is cut at the top in order to avoid matting.
Your hairdresser will charge his normal hourly rate for both the Tidy-Up Cut and the Removal of the strands. It is best if you clarify those details before you get your hair extensions.
How Long Do Hair Extensions Last?
The wearing period of Hairdreams Hair Extensions depend on your individual hair growth, the structure and volume of your own hair and your desired hairstyle.
The Bondings slowly move away from your scalp along with your natural hair growth. Therefore the Bondings will be more visible after about four to six months, and should be removed.
If you have decided on Special Quality, then you can re-use the hair for another two wearing periods. This service is called Rebonding, and allows you to wear your hair for up to 1.5 years.
Yes, Hairdreams Special Hair can be re-used up to two times. This service is called Rebonding. Only the original Hairdreams Special Hair is so healthy that it can be worn for several wearing periods without a problem.
After removing the strands your Hairdreams stylist will send the strands to Hairdreams. They will receive a new Bonding and are sent back to the stylist.
It is important that your hairdresser keep the Guarantee Cards for your Special strands and send them to Hairdreams along with the hair. The Rebonding Service is only available for original Hairdreams Special Hair.
Hair Care and Styling with Extensions
Do I Have Any Limitations When Wearing Hair Extensions?
You don’t have to limit your lifestyle in any way. Thanks to the secure Bondings and the excellent quality of Hairdreams Hair you can pursue all your hobbies and activities as usual.
Long hair always requires more care than short hair, and this is true for Hairdreams Hair as well. If for example you do vigorous exercise on a regular basis and thus have to wash your hair more often, then you have to take especially good care of you Hairdreams Hair in order to enjoy the Hairdreams Quality for a long time.
Are Hair Extensions Hard to Take Care Of?
You need to take care of your Hairdreams Hair as you would of your own long hair.
We have a special Hairdreams Hair Care Line, which is specially formulated to meet the needs of human hair extensions. Your Hairdreams Hair is not connected to your scalp and therefore not automatically supplied with natural conditioning substances. The Hairdreams Hair Care Products target this natural deficiency and balance it. When used regularly your Hairdreams Hair will retain its beautiful shine, optimal elasticity and deep color.
Your Hairdreams Salon will recommend the right combination of products for your hair type.
You can style your hair as usual using your blow dryer, flat iron or curling iron. The same is true for other processes such as perms or color. Having hair extensions does not mean that you are stuck with one particular hairstyle.
However, chemical processes like coloring, tinting or perming can drastically change the surface of the hair, thus stressing it. You should only let authorized Hairdreams Salons perform such services in order to get the most out of your Hairdreams Hair.
Brush your hair several times a day from roots to ends using our special Hairdreams Brush in order to prevent tangles.
When blow drying be careful not to set the blow dryer too hot, and to keep it at a distance of at least 20cm (8in). Extreme heat can damage or dry out your Hairdreams Hair.
Beauty Sleep: Tie your hair or put it in a braid before you go to sleep. This is how you avoid tangles in your Hairdreams Hair.
Requirements for Hair Extensions
Do I Have to Meet Certain Requirements in Order to Get Hair Extensions?
With Hairdreams Hair Extensions, reasonably full hair with a minimum length of 8-10cm (3-4in) is enough for the Bondings to be invisible and for the Hairdreams strands to naturally blend with your own hair.
We recommend our Microlines Integration System for very thin and fine hair.
Can I Get Hair Extensions with Heavy Hair Loss?
Since heavy hair loss is often caused by medication or hormonal imbalances, the hair loss has to be stopped before Hairdreams strands can be applied. Otherwise we can not guarantee the hold of the strands.
Effect on Your Own Hair
Are Hair Extensions Damaging to My Own Hair?
Hair Extensions are very gentle and do not involve chemicals, which ensures that your own hair will not be damaged.
The various strand sizes make it possible to customize hair extensions for your individual hair type. Furthermore, your own hair is protected by the Hairdreams strands, because the Hairdreams strands enclose your on hair. We call this the “Shoulder-Effect”.
Shoulder-length hair usually gets split ends and breaks at the level where your hair touches your shoulders. Thanks to the enclosure with Hairdreams strands your own hair can recover during the wearing period and split ends or breakage are prevented from occurring.
Regular follow-up service is a crucial requirement for the perfect condition of your Hairdreams hair. This includes Check-Up Service, Tidy-Up Cuts etc. at your Hairdreams Salon.
Our Hair Care Line, which is specially formulated for our hair extensions, is very beneficial for your own hair as well.
Will Hair Extensions Make My Own Hair Fall Out?
Hairdreams emphasizes the protection of your own hair. Therefore your hair dresser is careful that your Hairdreams strands are attached to the same amount of your own hair.
With the help of our four strand sizes (Normal to Super-Small) your Hairdreams Extensions can be optimally customized for you. The only way you may experience hair loss is if your hair is overstrained because these guidelines were not followed.