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The 5 Most Common Questions about Hair Extensions

December 14, 2015 · Posted in: Beauty, Blog, Extensions, Hair

Hair Extension Questions

Hair extensions are a great way to add length and volume to your hair, or to try out a new hairstyle. If you’re new to extensions, you will likely have some questions before getting started. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about extensions. We also encourage you to read the Extensions 101 section of our web site for more information about extensions.

How long does my hair have to be before I can get extensions?

We recommend hair that is at least 6 inches long, but we can apply extensions to hair that is as short as 3″ depending on the type of extensions you use. Your XEX extensions specialist will help you determine which type of extensions will work best with your hair to ensure that they look great and are long-lasting.

Will extensions damage my natural hair?

As long as your extensions application is completed by a professional, extensions will not damage your natural hair. It is important to have a properly trained professional apply your extensions to ensure that they are applied properly and can be removed without damaging your natural hair.

Will my extensions look natural?

Yes! Your XEX extensions specialist will work with you to choose an extension type and color that works well with your natural hair. Properly applied extensions can be worn down, up, in a ponytail or in a formal updo.

Can I highlight and color extensions?

Yes, you can highlight and color extensions just like your natural hair. Your XEX extensions specialist can color-match your new extensions to your natural hair, or we can work with you to create a whole new look using your extensions and color treatments.

How do you remove the extensions?

Removal of extensions depends on the type of extensions you have. More information about hair extension removal can be found here. Some extension types are designed to be temporary, so removal is fairly easy. Others require special tools to ensure that your natural hair is not damaged during removal.

We encourage you to contact us if you have any further questions about hair extensions. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

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9 Responses to “The 5 Most Common Questions about Hair Extensions”

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  2. Milagros marrero says:

    Yes just like natural hair

  3. Dee says:

    Yes, just like your natural hair

  4. Lauren says:

    Yes, you can highlight and color hair extensions

  5. Evelyn Zepeda says:


  6. Akshada Kadam says:

    yes you can.. just like ur natural color..

  7. dana says:

    Yes, just like natural hair

  8. Courtney says:


  9. Kurt Hoffmann says:

    your natural hair