Q. How are the extensions put into my own hair?
A. The attachment process is very safe & is non-damaging to your natural hair. A patented, keratin-protein bond is softened with a unique tool & then formed around your natural hair. The protein bond replicates the molecular composition as that of human hair, which ensures that there is no damage done to the natural hair.
Q. Will So.Cap extensions damage my own hair?
A. The So.Cap technologies ensure that there is no damage to your own hair. An at-home care sheet will be provided and gone over with you at your consultation. So.Cap uses absolutely NO glues, waxes, braids, knotting, or welding processes which very often severely damages hair!
When the hair is cared for, as demonstrated to you by your stylist, long-lasting, healthy, gorgeous hair will be achieved and maintained. The main step in the at-home care is brushing with a special brush. Your hair naturally sheds anywhere from 50-150 hairs a day. The hair inside the bond will have nowhere to go, once shed. Brushing allows the naturally shed hair to lie down and not get inter-mixed with the rest of your hair. This intermingling can cause tangling at the bond, which can greatly increase the time it takes to remove the extensions.
Q. What makes So.Cap Hair Extensions “the best”?
A. There are many reasons So.Cap is considered among the best in the industry. So.Cap maintains the highest level of integrity of the hair they sell by making it’s products available only to So.Cap trained and certified technicians. If you are not highly trained in the field of hair extensions, you cannot acquire the So.Cap signature hair. (and yes, there is a huge difference).
With So.cap extensions the hair’s cuticle layer is perfect, healthy, and intact. Many steps are taken to ensure the hair maintains a standard of excellence. This includes ensuring that all of the hair cuticle is aligned in one direction, completely ridding the extensions of excessive tangling.
Also, So.Cap hair extensions come in the largest variety of colors, lengths and textures of any other manufacturer, giving you nearly infinite combination options.
Q. How long will the So.Cap extensions last in my hair?
A. These extensions last anywhere from 3-5 months. This all depends on your natural hair and what the extensions were put in for. A thicker head of hair is going to last much longer than that of fine hair, due to the size of bonds being used. Hair growth, natural shedding, color, density, and care are all things that determine the longevity of your extensions. Home-care maintenance, if followed, ensures that you will maintain the healthy, longest lasting extensions for your hair.
Q. If I am losing my hair.. Should I use So.Cap hair extensions?
A. This would depend on the reason for the hair loss. So.Cap extensions are ideal for adding volume to naturally thinning hair. We do not recommend hair extensions for hair loss due to illness. You may need to wait a certain amount of time to get these extensions, until you are no longer losing hair-this could be due to pregnancy, medications, stress, etc. During the consultation, your hair will be analyzed and your concerns about hair loss will be discussed.
Q. Is the hair difficult to style or manage?
A. The hair has a beautiful texture, which is absolutely gorgeous. These extensions deliver the “wash and go” freedom while looking like you spent your time with it. The hair is VERY easily blown straight, with little effort at all and can be worn in any style you wish, while holding its shape (no more curls that fall flat!!) If you have wavy, very curly or straight hair the extensions can be customized by specifically ordering the texture of hair you need and incorporating it with your color and desired end result. The hair is very easy to manage and is not at all high maintenance. Any style you can achieve with natural hair you can also do with the extensions.
Q. Can I chemically treat my hair with So.Cap Extensions?
A. Chemical services can be done. But it is recommended that the chemical services be applied by a trained So.Cap technician. These stylists are trained to use the correct products and procedures that will maintain the integrity of the ‘protein bond’, while still giving you the amazing results you expect. Your natural hair (hair around the bonds) can still be color treated, but only a So.Cap technician knows exactly what to do when dealing with extensions, and if they are performing your chemical service, they will know what can and can’t be done when working with these extensions. It is not recommended to color treat the actual extension hair.
Q. How long does it take to do?
A. Approximately 1 hour per 30 strands. Some adjustments to time may be made due to how long it takes to do the pre- application prep and the finished style.
The consultation will better determine the approximate time to allot. But certainly not less than two hours.
Q. Can I reuse the extensions?
A. So. Cap hair is not reusable, due to the bond being broken down during the removal process.
Q. How do you take the So.Cap extensions out?
A. A So. Cap technician can easily remove the extensions by using a special removal solution and tool, which allows the bond to soften and slip out of the hair. It does not remove your own hair; you can continue to grow your natural hair under an extension application. The amount of time it takes to remove the extensions depends on how well you follow the home-care maintenance regime and if you brush your hair daily, as instructed. An hourly rate is charged for the removal of the extensions.
Q. How much will the extensions cost?
A. Each head of hair is different. The cost depends firstly on why you are getting the service.. Length, Volume, Color, or Style. The cost also depends on your own color, texture, and density. An average lengthening service can cost about $1,000 to $1,500. That is an average estimate and varies depending on all of the included factors.
The price is $9 per strand, so when we determine (through the consultation process) how many strands are needed for the desired effect, you will multiply that number by 9. (Hair can only be purchased in bundles of 10) Thick hair may be much more in price and thinner hair may be less. Some volumizing, color, and style services, however, may be significantly less in price, and can start at $200 and go up.. depending on what is needed to obtain the desired end result.
All So.Cap extension services are customized specifically for each person. The hair’s prep work, precise application, placement, customized cutting and blending, colors used, bond attachment/size, and everything else in-between.. all play major roles in the outcome of your extensions. This is why choosing a certified, creative, and well-educated stylist along with the highest quality extensions is the only way to go. In the end you spend a lot more time and money by using inferior extension hair. Lesser quality hair extensions do not maintain their luster and beauty, they become dull and dry and must be removed due to excessive tangling, their bonding methods can lead to damage or simply won’t last, and poor application can lead to severe discomfort and breakage.
So, do your homework and choose a certified So.Cap specialist!!
Q. I am interested in getting the So.Cap extensions, what do I need to do now?
A. A consultation appointment must be made. This will allow further details to be discussed and any questions you may have will be addressed. During this time you will be educated on the ‘start-to-finish’ process and application, look at some before and after photos, and your hair will be analyzed thoroughly. You will review and sign a maintenance agreement. Your color match, texture and desired length will be determined, and an amount of hair to order and your total cost will be calculated.