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Frequently Asked Quesions

How long does it take to put in the Hair Extensions?
Normally it will take 3-5 hours to create your new style.

How much will my Hair Extensions cost?

Price can vary depending on your needs and desires. Many clients simply wear Hair Extensions in order to add fullness to their Hair and not length. In this case cost will remain low ($150-$600). On the other hand, if someone with dense hair is looking for additional length, more hair must be added in order to maintain density from root to the new end. Therefore, cost increases accordingly ($900-$1400). A consultation is the best way to find out where in this spectrum you fall. The average price to add length is around $1000

Does it hurt to braid my hair? I was specifically asked to add this to website to inform customers that my braids are harmless.  We make sure we cater to tender headed scalp.  We have a protocol process for each individual.  We blow dry hair until completely straight, we then add moisturizer (grease), we then blow dry again to get the hair as straight as possible, therefore while we are braiding or applying extensions there won't be any tangles.  This is how we are able to say we do everything possible so your experience will be harmless and a great experience. 

Will I be able to comb/brush through my Hair Extensions?

Yes, combing through the Hair is a must. However combing through the actual Hair Extension bond is not possible. Combing over the bond with a boar bristle brush is recommended in order to keep the Hair around the bond from tangling with neighboring bonds.

Will my Hair Extensions need to be tightened?

No. Unlike the type of extensions which are sewn into the hair or attached with "beads".  Fusions extensions will grow out with your Hair and never need tightening.

Will my Hair Extensions fall out while I have them in my Hair?

The average person who wears hair extensions will have anywhere from 100 to 300 human hair extension bonds . Over the life of the Extensions (four months) some bonds may slip out. Proper care of the bonds will keep loss at a minimum.

How much is maintenance and how long does it take?
Maintenance is scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks, the cost is around $165, and the appointment takes between an hour to 90 minutes.

How long does my hair have to be?
The minimum practical length is around 4"

Will I have to do anything special to take care of my Hair Extensions?

It is important that the Hair Extension bonds are kept dry as often as possible. Also, we recommend the use of a sulfate free shampoo, and a natural boar bristle brush to brush over the bonds themselves.

How do I match the Extension Hair color to my own Hair color?

Bee will make the decisions in respect to color matching. The Extension Hair is available in a wide variety of colors and in most cases several different colors will be used in order to achieve the most natural look

Can I wear my hair up?

  • Yes!  When extensions are applied properly, you are able to wear it any way you like without anything showing.

How do I know my Extensionist has experience?

  • This can be difficult.  Ask to see photos (before/after). Ask if you can contact one of his/her long term clients. Most hair extensions clients like to remain anonymous but there is usually one or two who like to talk about their extensions. If possible seek consultations with at least 2 stylists that way you will get a way of comparison. You could also email several extensionists. Go with who makes you feel most comfortable

What kind of extensions work for African American Women?

  • Most hair extension techniques that work for Caucasian women will also work for African American women.  Black women typically use weaves that are sewn onto tiny braids. These can be great but they can also be very bulky. The strand-by-strand method that is most popular with Caucasian women works extremely well for African American hair. You will find that the hair will flow freely. You can actually run your fingers through it.
    As to when to relax I suggest relaxing hair 5 days before the application of the extensions and in most cases future relaxings will have to be done when the extensions are out. But you can talk to your stylist about this.

How much should I tip my hair extensionist?

  • I suggest about a 5%- 10% tip on the extensions total cost including the hair. If your extensions cost between  $ 800.00 - $ 1500 most stylists would be very happy with a $100 tip you could give more if you wish but I don't believe it is necessary. If the extensions are below $500 I would try to stay close to 10% if you can.

    Can extensions be used if my hair is thinning on top?
  • For people who have thinning hair on top, “integration” (which involves using a hairpiece with your natural hair woven into it) provides a basis for the extensions and the necessary top layer to hide the bonds. Ask your stylist for details. Some insurers will help pay for this process as well as reimbursing for wig purchases for medical reasons.

Can I Use a Relaxer on my Fusion Hair Extensions
• You should fully treat your hair with a relaxer 24 hours before bonding Fusion Hair Extensions.
• While wearing Fusion Hair Extensions only touch up treatments should be done, and you should seek the advice of your Fusion Hair Extension Stylist in doing so.
• Do not apply relaxer on bonded areas. 
• Rinse with face down.

What Styling Products are Safe to Use with Fusion Hair Extensions?
• You may use the styling products of your choice, but should avoid any product that contains alcohol, as alcohol will damage the protein bond.

Flat Irons & other heated styling equipment:
• Do not use on bonded areas. 
• You may use these styling products on non bonded areas on Fusion Hair Extensions.
• Almost all styling equipments can be used in styling. On some equipment, temperature can go up as high as 400 degrees or more such as Stove Iron.
• Be sure that you are aware of the equipment temperature before styling.
• Just like your own hair, Fusion Human Hair Extensions can be damaged due to extreme heat.
• Extreme heat will not only damage the product, but it will damage your own hair as well.

BRAIDS OR TWIST FAQ'S

WHAT LENGTH DOES MY HAIR NEED TO BE TO START DREADS OR BRAIDS? 

To start braids your hair should be about 4" long all around head to have nice decent braids for all texture hair.  To start dreads 3" is long enough to start dreads.

WHAT IF I AM NOT SURE WHAT STYLE BRAIDS I WANT?

Well to start you can look on my website for pictures of previous hair styles i have done and see if you can find something you like.  If not you can google images of braids and bring me a picture and I will try my best to get it as close to the style as you like.  My pictures are originals and are updated monthly. 

 

DOES MY HAIR HAVE TO BE LONG FOR DESIGN BRAIDS? 

It depends, some styles require more length then others.  Depending on style the length of your hair will matter.  It takes about 5 inches of hair for me to be able to complete any style completly. Many people who aren't sure if they hair is long enough may send me a picture and ask for my suggestions for the length that you have currently.

DO YOU START DREADS? 

 Yes, I can start dreads from scratch with all types of hair, Methods varies depending on texture of person hair.  No one is excluded from starting dreads, whatever texture hair you have it can be successful. 

IS IT TRUE BRAIDS BREAKS MY EDGES OR HAIR?

NO, braids grows your hair not break it.  However if you leave on your braids for too long and don't get the edges redone after 6 weeks it will continue to have new growth that will break if not taken cared of immediatly when noticable.  I recommend you come in and get your edges redone after 6-8 weeks if you decide to keep it in longer. 

HOW TO MANTAIN HAIR BRAIDS / TWIST EXTENSIONS? 

Braids and Twist Extensions can last for up to 3 months if you mantain your hair pretty well.  Which means, no swimming with braids, no working out and sweating out braids to an extent, no washing synthetic hair and most human hair.  Braids or Twist Extensions  are holding your natural hair down however texture of your natural hair may change if you get excessively wet.  Some braid like Micro Braids Human hair extensions are durable hair styles for working out or getting wet, however some time texture of your own hair may be noticable when gets fuzzy.   Your braids can be shined or greased with an oil base base hair spray with no alchohol daily, you should tie down braids every night with a du-rag (handkerchief type scarf made for hair).  Braids should not be washed unless you ask your stylist first.  If you have wet and wavy hair you should buy a spray bottle and mix bottle half with tresemme conditioner for curly hair into bottle and other half with water.  shake it well and spray on ends daily, you can also add non-alcohol mousse on ends mostly the applied hair not your natural hair.  Keep your natural hair as dry as possible to avoid any extensions from falling out.  Extensions are secured in every way possible but just like a nail can break you may lose a few braids from styling.  Edges can be redone at half the price paid if you decide after 6 weeks you want to keep them in longer your edges will need to be redone because this is the thinnist part of your hair. 

 

HOW DO I GET THE HAIR I NEED FOR MY STYLE?

Well you have two options, you can purchase your own hair ( i can recommend some places)

or

You can come in 3 days before your schedule appt to bring in the amount needed for me to purchase the hair.  I purchase only top of the line hair and nothing less than $180 per bundle of 100% remy non-cuticle human hair.

WHAT DAYS DO YOU WORK AND ARE YOU WILLING TO WORK LATE?

I Try and accomodate everyone schedule.  I work in a shop that is open 7 days a week and hours are open from 10 am - 8 pm.  I take my last appointments at 6 pm.  I work only by appointments. In order to insure you are granted services you must schedule an appointment.  I sometime do long hair styles and cannot take someone if they walk in.  However if you are local you can always pass by and speak to me in person. 

I have a daughter who wants braids in her hair and I don't know who or where to go?

I do all types of hair styles and all types of genders.  I specialize in childrens hair.  Yes I do the braids and the beads for little girls who wants braids in the front of their hair or their whole head.  I do all types of designs or straigh back braids.  If a child comes in twice a week I can provide a set prices for ongoing customers.  Just ask....

 

DREADLOCK QUESTIONS:



What are dreadlocks? 

Dreadlocks are matted hair.

How long does my hair have to be to make dreadlocks?

Your hair should be at least three inches long to start dreadlocks.

What should I wash my dreadlocks with?

You should only wash your dreadlocks in a shampoo that leaves no residue behind. Some people say that you don't have to use a shampoo that removes residues or doesn't leave any residues behind, but most of the time, their dreadlocks look terrible and the shampoo is to blame. I recommend DreadHead residue free shampoo.

How often should I wash my dreadlocks?

You should get in the habit of washing your dreadlocks every three days, your dreadlocks will lock up fast and they will look and smell good at the same time. As long as you wash your dreads once a week you should be fine.

Do I have to use a different shampoo when I have dreadlocks?

Yes, you need to use a shampoo that leaves no residues behind in your hair and removes residues that are in your hair. The reason using this kind of shampoo is so important when you have dreadlocks is because dreadlocks like to hold stuff. When you have normal hair the residues are free to fall out and fall out while you are brushing your hair, but when you have dreadlocks you don't brush your hair, and the hair isn't free to let the residues fall out. So the residues begin to build up, and after a while they can cause the dreadlocks to mold. The residues also lubricate the hair, so the knots can't tighten as much as they could if there were no residues there. 

Can I use Conditioner on my Dreadlocks?  Yes you can use conditioner on your dreads after they have been already locked up.  If you are in the beginning stages, then no its not a good idea to use conditioner because it will loosen up your dreads and will make the process longer.  

Can I use Treatment on my Dreads?  Yes you can treat your hair as often as you like.  We also recommend and provide good treatment in our salon.  We promote hair growth and scalp treatment.  Although you have dreads you may have a problematic area that will cause you not to sleep at night.  Don't worry we have solutions to treat dreads.  Sometimes you have to come in and see a specialist in that department.  And at Braids by Bee @ The Braiding Depot Inc. we treat your hair to grow


What should I look for in a bad shampoo?

A shampoo that has scents, or conditioners is an enemy to dreadlocks. Stay away from these types of shampoos. Some shampoos are bad for dreadlocks because they leave residue behind in the dreadlocks.

 

You do not have to shave your head when you want to t o out the dreadlocks you don't even have to cut your hair. Here are the ways to take dreadlocks out:

1. You can cut or shave your head if you don't care about your hair, this is the
    fastest way to remove the dreadlocks.
2. Cut the deadlocks until they are about 3 inches long and then soak the rest of
    the dreadlocks in VO5 conditioner and comb them out. This will leave you
    with about 4 or 5 inches of hair.
3. You love your hair and want to keep it. Just soak the dreadlocks in VO5
    conditioner and comb them out, it may take a couple hours but you will get to
    keep your hair. Don't worry if you lose a lot of hair while you are combing
    the dreadlocks out, this is hair that would have fallen out in the day-to-day hair
    removal cycle. The only reason you still have it is because you had dreadlocks
    and dreadlocks keep the hair all knotted together.

What are the different methods you can make natural dreadlocks?

Backcombing
Twist and Rip
Twist and Pin
Twisting
Brush Rubbing
Dread Braiding
Neglect

How long until the dreadlocks look like dreadlocks?

The dreads will look like dreadlocks after you make them if you use the backcombing, twist and rip, twist and pin, twisting, or brush rubbing method. It will take about 3-6 months for the dreads to lock up completely with these methods. The dreads will look like dreads in about a year with the dread braiding and neglect method, and they will lock up at about the same time.

Is wax good for dreadlocks?

Wax is great for dreadlocks, it helps moisturize them while holding together while they are new, and it is a great conditioner for older dreadlocks. I recommend DreadHead Wax.

Is Aloe good for dreadlocks?

Aloe is a good dread conditioner, but only use it as a dread conditioner, it can't hold new knots together at all

 

Do I have to use a different shampoo when I have dreadlocks?

Yes, you need to use a shampoo that leaves no residues behind in your hair and removes residues that are in your hair. The reason using this kind of shampoo is so important when you have dreadlocks is because dreadlocks like to hold stuff. When you have normal hair the residues are free to fall out and fall out while you are brushing your hair, but when you have dreadlocks you don't brush your hair, and the hair isn't free to let the residues fall out. So the residues begin to build up, and after a while they can cause the dreadlocks to mold. The residues also lubricate the hair, so the knots can't tighten as much as they could if there were no residues there.


REFUND POLICY: 

There are absolutely no refunds on extension services. You must realize that some people will simply not like having new hair attached to their own hair, or find that the extensions are not what they expected them to be. Most people love extensions, however there are exceptions and you can not always know ahead of time. If you have extremely sensitive skin or find that you are prone to allergies or skin irritations, extensions may not be right for you. You do need to give extensions a fair chance. It can take a week or two to get used to the feeling of the attachments.
     We are not responsible for personal preference. The extension hair may not feel exactly like your own hair and that is to be expected.

BRAIDING OR TWISTING SERVICES: 
There are absolutely no refunds on Braiding or Twisting services. Everyone is asked if this is to your liking, we suggest certain hair to you for styles that we know work.  However if you choose to buy the hair you choose and selelct a style that doesn't apply to the hair you choose it is at your own risk.  We do what you ask for.  We give you many opportunities to look at what is being done to your hair so you have many times to speak up.  We would prefer you say exactly how you like it. You must realize that some people will simply not like having new hair attached to their own hair, or find that the extensions are not what they expected them to be. Most people love extensions, however there are exceptions and you can not always know ahead of time. If you have extremely sensitive skin or find that you are prone to allergies or skin irritations, extensions may not be right for you. You do need to give extensions a fair chance. It can take a week or two to get used to the feeling of the attachments.      We are not responsible for personal preference. The extension hair may not feel exactly like your own hair and that is to be expected.


Dread Services: NO Refunds Dreads is permanent, and everyone who decides to do dreads, takes a long time to decide to take this route with their own hair. Many procedures are used to do dreads, we may suggest best options however you can choose which ever method you feel is right for your journey of starting locks however there will be no refunds for hours put in to create your dreads for any reasons.  

 


PLEASE NOTE: Some appointments before booking will require a deposit.  Why we charge a Deposit?  We don't play with no ones time, and we don't want anyone playing with ours.  Due to cancellations and clients booking however not showing up, we now require a Deposit for your Services.  Deposit will be discussed with you at time of making appointment and email of invoice will be sent to you to obtain payment for services to be rendered on the day of your desired appointment time. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Braids, Weaves, and or Extensions, comes from a timeless tradition whose roots can be found cross-culturally, from the nubians and the early Egyptians through to the Romans, Greeks, Orientals, early Plains People of th world and middle/modern age Eastern and Westerners. In the present, as in the past, Braids, Weaves, and or Extensions are worn to depict a person's freedom of expression, individuality, social, cultural, and or economic position. Likewise, throughout history to date, both men and women have been wearing unique braiding, weaving and extension styles. For example, modern celebrities such as Cher, Oprah Winfrey, EnVogue, Brandy, Rosanne Arquette, Spike Lee, Eddy Murphy, Stevie Wonder, and many more, wear an array of artistic and expressive extensions.

Braids, weaves, and or Extensions is considered to be an art form because it is a three-dimensional beautiful expression of sculpture and artistry, which represent elegance and imagination. Furthermore, contrary to the narrow minded belief that braids, weaves and or extensions are backwards or too ethnic, is the modern and progressive stance that these styles are a sophisticated blend of ancient and modern techniques and lifestyles.

In addition, wearing braids, weaves, and or extensions has HEALTHY BENEFITS AND ADVANTAGES such as:

  1. it has no chemicals which alter the hair structure.
  2. it works with the existing hair texture.
  3. it is low maintenance, saving precious time.
  4. it matches your hair perfectly because it comes in a wide range of colors and textures.
  5. due to the variety of colors available, one can safely add colors or blends of colors without damaging their own hair to create a unique style.
  6. it is light weight and seals safely and easily.
  7. it shampoos easily.
  8. it won't cut your own hair, and allows for healthy and thicker growth hair.
  9. ultimately, it wears healthier and longer (three months) than most conventional chemically attained styles.

How much is designer braids for Men or Children?

Men designer braids varies it depends on the style you select.  It may cost $45 - $120.00.  Many styles that takes about and hour are about $45 - $ 60.  Fishbone styles that takes 2-3 hours are $75-$120.00. 

How do i know if my hair is ready to be braided or twisted?  

If your hair is a little about your ears it can be twisted.  If it is longer pass your ears it is ready to get braided.  To allow your hair to grow faster when starting to grow your hair out it is better to start off with single twist. 

What is Dread maintenance?  Dreads maintenance is making an appointment with your stylist every 2-3 weeks for retwisting the roots of your locked dreads.  After hair is washed and well conditioned, it is then retwisted and pinned in place, then you are put under the dryer for 45 min to an hour for drying.  After hair is completly dried you can then get it styled or wear it loose.