What exactly 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 and we only use the latest technology and techniques at Franco International.

How much does it cost to get hair extensions?

The cost depends on various factors. It can be as little as R900 to R20000 or more it all depends on a clients needs, what systems and techniques are used and hair quality you’d like. Our experienced technicians can answer all your questions, book a consultation no charge. Anytime from Monday to Friday, Saturdays appointment only.

Why can’t I get extensions without a consultation? And what happens at a consultation?

At the consultation we are going to discuss with you the colours you are looking to get in your hair and why you are looking to get the extensions. We do not have all the colors in stock and since we want to make sure we match your hair color the best we can we want to see your hair to conclude if we have to order extensions. This will also be where we can give you the most accurate price quote because we are able to see the length and thickness of your hair. We will also be able to learn why you want the extensions, getting extensions for length vs. thickness could be a difference in price. The best part is the consultation is free and only takes about 20 minutes.

Can anyone notice that I am wearing hair extensions?

If the application is done at Franco International, that means with a qualified and trained Stylist, it is nearly impossible to tell. The only way some can guess you have them is because your hair is so amazingly beautiful they just assume you must have some extensions otherwise how could you have so much beautiful hair.

How long can I leave my hair extensions in?

The answer to this question depends on how fast your natural hair grows and how well you take care of your extensions. Typically, because at Franco International extensions are applied with such meticulous attention to detail and natural appearance, they have a much longer life than older, traditional hair extensions methods. Typically our clients can leave them in for up to six months!

Who is a good candidate for hair extensions?

Almost anyone can wear hair extensions. There are, however, a few cases in which it might be advised against, or one method of application may be better than another. Results look better when you have at least 20cm or more to start with. And for example, someone suffering with Alopecia would not be considered a good candidate, as well as those taking certain medications, or with genetic disorders causing loss of their natural hair.
You should always schedule a consultation at Franco International before having hair extensions applied.

Will hair extensions damage my hair?

As long as the hair extensions are applied properly and you take the proper care of them there should be no damage. A lot of this depends on you.  If you are a very restless sleeper you can damage your hair because the constant rubbing on a pillow can cause your hair to be pulled out. It is best to sleep with your hair in a braid or pony tail to help this. You need to be gentle with your hair. If you are used to just ripping a brush or comb through your hair they may not be for you. Using the correct brush helps and making sure your hair is kept tangle free and free flowing is very important. Extensions are not hard to take care of you just have to be aware of them so you don’t catch them with a comb or your fingers.

Can hair extensions be cut?

Absolutely! Hair extensions can be cut and styled in almost any way that you want. With that said, cutting hair extensions is no easier than cutting normal hair and it is advised that you have a professional do it. At Franco International we train our stylists to properly. In fact, many consider it much more difficult to cut hair extensions because there are subtle differences in how to approach cutting them.

How often should I get my Hair Extensions Maintained?

You should schedule your maintenance appointment around the 6-week period.

Can I colour my Hair Extensions?

You can do anything with human hair extensions that you can do to your natural hair. This includes dyeing, cutting, heat styling and chemically processing your human hair. At Franco International we often dye extensions to get an exact match to their natural hair colour.

Are hair extensions painful?

There should be NEVER be any pain or discomfort associated with the hair extensions. At Franco International we make sure you have the best experience possible. A slight awkwardness can be expected on the first night or two of sleeping on hair extensions, but this is due to the new feeling of the attachment. It is also an adjustment to suddenly have long hair, and have to deal with hair around the face while sleeping

How do I wash my hair extensions?

Wash the hair in one direction. From top to bottom, avoid washing hair upside down in the sink. Use shampoos and conditioners that are for dry hair and add the most moisture. Wash hair right after swimming. 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.

If my hair is damaged from chemicals; can I have Hair Extensions put in?

Yes. Our priority is to protect your hair from any damage so that you can improve your look with confidence. In some cases, clients experience hair growth and fortification because the extensions force them to stop over processing.

Are there any issues with swimming and hair extensions?

Yes you can go swimming in a pool or hot tub, but try to avoid  the ocean. Juts make sure to wash your hair as soon as you get out. Also try not to braid your hair when you swim. Put a little bit of spray in conditioner on before and after you are done swimming.


Which is better, straight or wavy hair extensions?

It depends on what you do with your hair. If it is typically straight then keep it that way. If you like to change it we recommend wavy as it can be worn straight or curled.


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