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How Bad Are Extensions For Your Hair?
January 18, 2022
Hair Extensions are a great solution when you're looking for fuller or longer hairstyles and your hair doesn't measure up to your expectations. Sometimes you want short-term changes and other times you want a more long-term answer to your hairstyle struggles. When you're looking for a long-term solution Hair Extensions or Wefts are generally the best option, but you need to make sure you're prepared properly for them.

If you have seen horror stories about hair extensions or wefts then you may be afraid to try them or worried about how they will impact your natural hair. If you are questioning the safety of using hair extensions or wefts then this article will help you to understand why you might see so many bad reviews and horror stories and how you can proactively make sure you don't have the same experience.

When a professional installs hair extensions or wefts at a reputable salon you shouldn't have any type of hair damage, but that doesn't mean that the fault would be on the stylist or salon if you do, the fault would then be on you because the biggest part of maintaining hair extensions and your own hair health with extensions is your way of caring for both the natural and added hair. You need to be fully prepared, educated, and shown how to care for your hair while the hair extensions or wefts are installed.

Below you will find some questions to consider that go over some of the main causes of damage or hair loss when hair extensions or wefts are installed.

1) Was a thorough consultation done with the stylist to go over your expectations, hair issues, health history, lifestyle, stress level?
The stylist is responsible for doing a thorough consultation so they can find out what is going on with your body and hair, what medications you may be taking that cause hair loss if you're especially stressed and your hormones are making you lose hair, or maybe you have a health condition like Alopecia that causes your hair to fall out. They need to know the whole story of what can be causing changes to your scalp so that they can direct you to the correct hair extensions and wefts, there are plenty of different options and installation methods and certain ones are better for certain hair issues.

If your stylist is not doing a very thorough consultation with you before ordering the hair extensions or wefts then you need to go elsewhere because you will probably have more issues if they don't care enough about your hair before they install more hair. They should go over detailed care instructions and send you home with either a link to resources to care for your hair with extensions or they should give you printed instructions themselves.

2) Did the stylist use the correct type of hair extension or wefts and method of installation?
As discussed in the first question, the consultation is the foundation of making sure that the hair extensions or wefts being installed are the right fit for your needs and your unique hair. There are a lot of different types of hair extensions and ways of installing each one, if your own hair can't handle certain types then they cannot be used, or you will have a lot of issues.

Some salons only use or are trained on one type of hair extensions, so they may not say anything about different options because they want to get the money for the service. If they don't offer other options, you need to ask them about those options and make sure the choice they are making is the right one for you. Educate yourself and find out what your options are and meet with stylists that either do multiple types of hair extensions and wefts or meet with the ones that would fit your hair needs. It is important to go to the specialists like xtensionenvy.com. They are hair extension specialists and do this every day.

3) Was the proper brushing and hair care performed while the hair extensions or wefts were installed?
Now we get down to the responsibilities of you, the client, and how you are caring for your natural hair, your hair extensions or wefts, and if you're following the instructions provided to you.

If you don't brush the hair frequently this will cause matting and damage to your own hair and the hair extensions or wefts. You will break the hair, pull hair out, damage the installation method, and create even bigger issues for yourself. You have to brush and care for all the hair on your head, whether that is your natural hair or hair extensions.

You need to make sure you are washing your hair as instructed, and with the products, you've been instructed to use. That goes for styling products too, certain products are too acidic and others have oils that can cause damage to certain hair extensions or wefts as well as the application method used. These are pieces of information you should have before you walk out of the salon and make sure you follow them carefully. If you aren't sure, then you can also schedule weekly appointments to have your hair washed and styled while your hair extensions or wefts are installed so that all of the care is taken care of by professionals familiar with your hair, but you still need to brush frequently and properly.

Brushing Properly Is Important
Brushing properly is not something that everyone is familiar with, so let's examine that for a minute. You should always, no matter if you have hair extensions or wefts in or not, start at the bottom near your ends. Brush out any tangles and snarls at the ends first, then move up a few inches and brush down to the ends, do this until you reach your roots or the extension installation. By brushing this way you create a smooth and tangle-free surface to pull the brush through as you go. You also need to brush in smaller sections, no bigger than your hand full and hold the hair at the root to offer more support instead of pulling on your roots or the hair extension application area. This will prevent more hair from being pulled out and give support to the lower sections being brushed through. Here is a link for more information https://xtensionenvy.com/faqs/

4) Did you maintain the appointments necessary to maintain the hair extensions or wefts?
Before you leave the salon after having your extensions installed you should have all of your maintenance appointments scheduled as advised by your stylist. First, you need to maintain the timing of your hair extension maintenance, this is when your extensions will be moved up, checked, your hair will be washed and styled again, and any issues will be corrected and discussed. Second, this will keep your style looking the best so you don't have extension installation methods showing, different colors from needing to have root touchup or color applied, and be healthier for your natural hair. Third, a good hairstylist will be booked out in advance, this is why you should always have appointments made before you leave your appointment. Whether that is a trim, color, extension maintenance, or anything else you need to schedule your next appointment before you leave the current appointment.

Having regular maintenance appointments for your hair extensions and wefts ensures that your hair is being well cared for and that the extensions are not causing issues. This is also when you can ask additional questions as you get used to having the hair extensions or wefts. It can be a lot to get used to, from sleeping with the installation hardware (if there is any) to how to style and care for the hair, how often to wash, and how to wash it.

Neglecting to Have Regular Maintenance Appointments Will Lead to Loss of Warranty
Some of the more responsible salons (and brands that manufacture the hair extensions or wefts) will not guarantee the extensions without regular maintenance. This means if there is an issue that comes up and you want to get a refund if you didn't have regular maintenance appointments they won't offer any refund at all. This is because they can't show proof that the proper steps were taken throughout the process to take care of your hair and scalp. (this is the same thing that happens if you don't have regular oil changes and maintenance appointments for your car, the warranty is voided because there is no proof of taking care of the vehicle)
Xtension envy has a membership program that includes you monthly maintenance to ensure you are properly taking care of your hair. https://xtensionenvy.com/memberships/

When you have hair extensions or wefts installed your own hair will continue to grow, which means you will need to make time for it to be colored, trimmed and anything else you would normally do. If you have highlights or root touch-up done when the extensions are installed, you will need to work out those appointments when you have your extensions maintained too. Your final style will need to be cut and trimmed with the extensions in also so that the style and two types of hair combine correctly and the style is correct.

Using the right products is important, as stated previously. You may be able to get shampoo and conditioner that are made to be used with your particular hair extensions or wefts, or the salon may carry a line that they recommend for this purpose. If they don't have anything in-house you should ask for specific products that you can purchase yourself. That goes for styling products too, if the salon carries a brand of products that work with the extensions they install, then you should use them.

Be Prepared, Hair Extensions or Wefts are a Financial Investment
The final piece of information you need to be sure of before you go into this process is making sure you budget for the amount of money required to have and maintain hair extensions or wefts. Many people that have never gone through this process have no idea how much it will cost or how often they will need to be in the salon. This causes them to miss appointments and to go with cheap products and salons, these are going to lead to a lot more damage and problems down the road. You may need to consider your options on real hair vs artificial, different installation methods that are different prices and require different amounts of maintenance, the salon you choose, and the products needed to care for your hair. If you aren't well prepared for this investment then you will cause yourself to have hair that is heavily damaged by the process that you can't care for. https://xtensionenvy.com/memberships/

Hire the Right Stylist
Read the reviews on the salons you are looking at, ask for proof of certification in the methods they use for installation and the hair products they use for those installations. Most reputable hair extension companies will require stylists to go through rigorous training of the stylists before they will allow them to purchase the extensions they make, this is to ensure their product is not going to be given a bad name by people that don't know how to use it properly. The stylist should be able to produce a certificate of training and practice sessions submitted before they start working on your hair. If they can't do this or get defensive when you ask, you should not allow them to continue the consultation.

Hair Extensions Are Not Bad For Your Hair
Hair extensions are not bad for your hair, when they are done right and maintained properly. Quality comes down to, you get what you pay for, there are good quality extensions and poor quality plastic that is passed off as extensions. There are good quality stylists that install hair extensions and there are stylists that do not know what they're doing. If you do your homework and go into the hair extension and wefts process with all the knowledge you need to make the right decisions for you hair and budget then your hair will remain healthy throughout the process.

The health of your natural hair throughout the extension process is as much on your shoulders as it is on the shoulders of the stylist you choose. If you work with them as a team and hold up your end of the responsibility to care for your hair and extensions, then you will have a great outcome. Communicate regularly and attend your appointments regularly, and make sure that if anything changes personally or with your health, even things you don't think will impact your hair, you need to let them know. Let the professional make the decision on if it is information that is necessary or not.

As with anything else in life, protect your investment and it will perform better. Take care of your hair properly and listen to your stylist, your natural hair will be healthy and happy and you will love your look.

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET HAIR EXTENSIONS
January 07, 2021
Throughout history, most women have had hair issues at some point in their lives. It may be a thin hairline, hormone changes, a bad haircut, or alopecia. Hair extensions provide a much-needed solution to these problems.

We all wish we had Rapunzel's hair, don't we? It's long, colorful and voluminous. Unfortunately, that only exists in fiction. In real life, things like genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, alopecia, and excessive styling all play a role in how the hair looks.

For women living in Scottsdale, Arizona and surrounding counties Xtension Envy is the hair extension specialists and do all methods of hair extensions that are safe. Xtension envy also offers a membership that makes getting hair extension affordable and can save you up to 50% over a year.

These include:
  • Beaded sewn in Weft hair extensions – They have a micro link sewn right on the track of the hairline. The installation couldn't be easier and safer for the clients.
  • Micro-link hair extensions- These are attached by looping them into the natural hair using hair clamp.
  • Tape-in hair extensions- These come pre-taped then they are sandwiched to your natural hair.
  • Clip-in hair extensions- You need to open the clip and attach the extension to your natural hair and are great for the special events, but not to be worn daily.
Hair extensions have numerous benefits:

BOOSTS YOUR SELF ESTEEM:
To rule your world, be it corporate or social your appearance can make all the difference. It gives you the confidence you need to succeed. Hair extensions boost your self-esteem almost immediately and we see this every day with our clients. They have tears of joy with their new looks.

ADDS LENGTH
Many times, our natural hair will not grow due to over coloring, nutrition, or hormone changes
Hair extensions add the length you desire instantly; that is why they are so popular among women. No need for regimes, no fuss.
And Most of our clients say it’s easier to manage their hair with hair extensions.

ADDS VOLUME
They will add volume instantly into your thin hair. This enables you to style your hair differently and gives you a superb new look.

ENHANCES OR ADDS COLOR TO YOUR HAIR
With hair extensions you can add a pop of color or change the extension colors without doing any damage to your own hair as you don’t have to color your hair or bleach it.

HIDES BAD HAIRCUTS
Do you regret your current haircut? Well, you can easily hide the haircut with hair extension and wait for your natural hair to grow back.

If you live in Scottsdale, Arizona, there are a wide variety of hair extensions available for your use. They add volume, color, shine, bounce, and length to your natural hair instantly. Looking for more information please contact us at:
Xtension Envy Hair Extension Salon in Scottsdale Arizona
9619 N Hayden Rd Suite 110
Scottsdale Az 85258
480-836-9562

Hair Extensions
December 15, 2020
Located in Scottsdale, Arizona,
Xtension Envy Hair Extension salon.

We are the Hair extension and color specialists. Rated the best hair extension salon in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert and surrounding areas. We have close to 1000 5-star reviews currently and growing.
We Specialize in sewn-in beaded wefts, I tips, and tape-ins hair extensions. Our stylists are the best and promise to deliver high-quality hair extension services for all your hair-styling needs, whatever they may be!
We provide the absolute best extensions and guarantee customer satisfaction. At Xtension Envy our goal is proper maintenance in order to keep your hair healthy and growing! We deliver the best service and value in hair extensions every day.

Hair extensions are a way to add length, volume and fullness to your hair so you feel Sexy, Confident, and Empowered.

1. Sewn-In Beaded Wefts:
Sewn-in extensions. These are our most popular and give you the most volume and length. We carry a special flat weft which is extremely flat and lays close to the scalp so it can be used on all types of hair even very fine hair.

How do Hand-tied Wefts work?
Hand-tied wefts are thinner and flatter than machine-tied wefts. These are hand tied and very thin and are very useful for thin and fine hair. They don’t usually have the full thickness of flat wefts but are very thin and lay nice in the hair.

How do Machine-Tied Wefts work?
These wefts are bulkier and thicker than hand-tied wefts, making them sturdier overall. These wefts have the flexibility to handle various type of instillation methods and our Extension Specialists will be sure to choose the right method just for you.

2. I-Tip Hair Extensions:
I-Tip Extensions. Each pack of I-Tip hair has a small tip that holds all of the distinctive hairs together. The beads used for I-Tip extensions are extremely small, which makes them the perfect size to hold the natural hair, as well as the tip of the hair extension. The bead is strung onto a section of hair near the client’s scalp, whereby the tip of the hair extension strand is placed into the bead. In order to achieve a natural look, our Extension Specialists blend and trim to the hair after installation.

3. Tape-Ins:
Tape-in hair. . Tape-in extensions are a weft of hair that is sandwiched together around your natural hair. These are alittle thicker than I tips for volume and length as the weft is wider.

With Xtension Envy’s exclusive membership you get a monthly maintenance to keep you hair healthy and beautiful. Along with the maintenance you will get discounts on other services and products. The benefit of being a member means you will always know you will be taken care of and we stand behind all of our work. We look forward to helping your with all of your hair needs.

Hair Extension Membership benefits from Xtension Envy The Hair Extension Salon.
September 14, 2018
We all know hair has a lot to do with how you feel about yourself. Your self-esteem can be lifted instantly. When you leave the salon, you should feel more confident and beautiful than you did before entering. The moment you leave, no one can break that wall of confidence. It is almost as if you are indestructible.

For many women, you hair might start to thin out as you get older. There are so many reasons for hair thinning. Some examples would be having a baby, changes in your hormones, or a new medicine you started. As the hair extension specialists, we have seen it all. Whether it be your hair thinning out from natural causes or you have been undergoing chemo; whatever the reason may be, we understand the traumatic experience you feel.

Here at Xtension Envy we do our best to assure bad hair days are a thing in the past. You shouldn’t have to have the stress and worry about your hair throughout the day. We carry and specialize in all types of extensions such as: i-tips, wefts, tape-ins, clip ins, and all the way to topper pieces. The unique difference that sets us apart from other salons is an extension membership. We live in a world filled with memberships, gym memberships, massage memberships, eyelash memberships etc. All of them have their own benefits to help with your lifestyle. So we created a hair extension membership to help make your dream hair a reality.

Here at Xtension Envy our membership gives you exclusive hair along with the best customer service! You will enjoy special treatment at an affordable price and amazing discounts. We are the first salon in the Industry to offer a hair extension membership! As an extension member, you are serviced by only the best and certified extension specialists. Our stylists will always find the best solution to suit your lifestyle and Customize every service for your hair type. The best part about our membership is how cost effective it is. You can save over 50% over a year with becoming an Xtension Envy member. And who doesn’t like to save money!

We only carry the best quality 100% Remy Human Hair extensions. And we match that with our outstanding, Customer service. Our stylists are dedicated to not only making your hair look good, but maintain the health of Your hair. We are Arizona’s best hair extension salon and we pride ourselves on keeping the integrity of your Hair as it grows, while still making sure you always have the hair of your dreams!

At Xtension Envy we will give you the best hair extensions and the perfect look instantly! And make sure You always feel like a million dollars when you leave! Don’t settle for thin or damaged hair, come on in to our Salon and get a membership that can change your life!
6 Reasons why you should get hair extensions
March 8, 2018
Throughout history, most women have had hair issues at some point in their lives. It may be a thin hairline, a bad haircut, or alopecia. Hair extensions provide a much-needed solution to these problems.
For women living in Scottsdale, Arizona and Phoenix, there are a variety of hair extensions available for them that are safe.
These include:
• Micro-link hair extensions- These are attached by looping them into the natural hair using hair clamp.
• Clip-in hair extensions- These extensions come with sewn in clips. You need to open the clip and attach the extension to your natural hair.
• Tape-in hair extensions- These come pre-taped then they are glued to your natural hair. This process takes about 40 minutes.
• Beaded Weft hair extensions – They have a micro link sewn right on the track of the hairline. The installation couldn't be easier and safer for the clients.
A hair extension has numerous benefits:

ADDS LENGTH
So, you have tried ever hair regime you could get your hands on, but, still, your hair won't exceed the length it has been for the last year. This can be quite frustrating.
Hair extensions add the length you desire instantly; that is why they are so popular among women. No need for regimes, no fuss.
This is also advantageous because you can switch between two looks; short hair for office hours and long hair for your nightlife.

ADDS VOLUME:
Thin hair gives you an inelegant look. To get the volume you desire, consider using hair extensions. They will add volume instantly into your thin hair. This enables you to style your hair differently and gives you a superb new look.

ENHANCES OR ADDS COLOR TO YOUR HAIR:
Your hair looks fabulous after your weekly or monthly visit to the salon. Your hair is bouncy, shiny and the color amazing. You feel beautiful.
Sadly, a few weeks later the color fades away. All that cash and color have gone down the drain. Do not repeat the same process and expect different results. A hair extension will instantly give you the color you want. This is a one-off investment.

HIDES BAD HAIRCUTS:
Do you regret your current haircut? Well, you can easily hide the haircut with hair extension and wait for your natural hair to grow back.

NEW LOOK NEARLY INSTANTLY:
Most women are accustomed to one hairstyle, the ponytail, because of their hair's volume. With extensions enable you to change your hairstyle for different events you have to attend. Hair extensions can be hot-ironed, straightened, and curled.

BOOSTS YOUR SELF ESTEEM:
To rule your world, be it corporate or social, your appearance matter a lot. People first judge you by that. Hair that has volume, color, and length boosts your self-confidence. It gives you the confidence you need to flourish. Hair extensions boost your self-esteem in a matter of seconds.

We all wish we had Rapunzel's hair, don't we? It's long, colorful and voluminous. Unfortunately, that only exists in fiction. In real life, things like genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, alopecia, and excessive styling all play a role in how the hair looks.

If you live in Scottsdale, Arizona, there are a wide variety of hair extensions available for your use. They add volume, color, shine, bounce, and length to your natural hair instantly. In the end, your confidence is boosted, and you have a new elegant look to boot. nt look to boot. Looking for more information please contact us at
Xtension Envy Hair Extension Salon in Scottsdale Arizona

9619 N Hayden Rd Suite 110B
Scottsdale Az 85258
480-359-2326
Xtension Envy Hair Extension Salon in Scottsdale Arizona

9619 N Hayden Rd Suite 110B
Scottsdale Az 85258
480-359-2326
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Xtension Envy the hair extension salon
14850 N. 87th St. Suite 130 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-359-2326