Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
My fiance just had hair extensions put in for our wedding. She went on Saturday (yesterday) to have hair extensions put in. These are the type that are glued to the scalp.
She has not washed her hair yet but a big 4inch long piece (at the base of her scalp near the neck) has already fallen out. Now she is worried that they might all fall out by the wedding (in 9 days), we leave on tuesday.
Does anyone know how this can happen? Is this normal? How long are these typically supposed to last?
Apr 27 08 10:55 pm Link
Pomona, California, US
I'm not a make-up artist, but i use the glue-in extensions pretty much like some women use their favorite eyeshadow or whatever. basically, i use the stupid things a lot.
yes, they'll probably all fall out in the 9 days, especially if one has already fallen out. they come out super fast, especially if you wash your hair and brush it.
your best bet is to go to the nearest sallys beauty or what have you and buy the glue for it and just put it back in. it really isn't that hard. just make an even part in her hair and glue it on her hair but next to her scalp.
next time she gets them she should try clip-in ones the day before or the woven-in kind. they're more expensive, but for a wedding or any other special time its TOTALLY worth it to go to a legit salon and get it done.
Apr 27 08 11:40 pm Link
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Just because it happens it doesn't mean you shouldn't be pissed off.
1 falling out isn't a big deal and may just be a one-off thing but I'd get her to tug them a tiny bit, individually and if any others feel loose, go back. They aren't meant to fall out this soon.
Apr 27 08 11:43 pm Link
Beverly Hills, California, US
Ive had all different types of extensions and some shedding is normal, especially after brushing or washing, and sometimes styling.
If they are small bonded pieces (approx the size of 20-30 strands of hair) and if only one has fallen out, she should be ok. It may just be one wasnt glued quite right or came into contact with oil or heat that loosened the bond.
If she has wefts (long "tracks" of hair, several inches wide) then I would be concerned and go back to the salon ASAP. Most reputable salons will stand behind their work... I have had wefts sewn in, but not bonded. I believe bonded tracks arent meant to last long term.
If either of you have any questions, feel free to send me a message. I do know that she should be very careful about using oil or heat (flat irons, etc.) near the glue because that can cause them to fall out or loosen.
Apr 27 08 11:52 pm Link
Brisbane, California, US
Glue in's are crap, if you get too much conditioner on them it will release the glue and they will fall out, wefts are much better as they are more secure.
The best ones are the crimped eyelets, they are secured with tiny aluminium tubes which are crimped together.
Apr 28 08 05:31 am Link
Marina del Rey, California, US
just dont use glue
its not good for the hair.
Apr 28 08 05:36 am Link
Fort Collins, Colorado, US
I agree, the only reaon I could see for that one to fall out so soon if it's not been washed is either her hair had an oily coating of some sort and the glue bond is seriously weakend by that (remember it when she goes to take them out) or the glue was over dried when it was applied. When I want them to be just as temp. as possible I'll dry them almost all the way so they essentialy are just sort of stuck enough for me to style. The model in my port. with the wild black and white hair in the tree was done this way and she washed them all out that night easy and simple. I would go back and politely ask them to fix it, the stylist should do so to maintain thier integrity. Then I would invest in the appropriate glue at Sally's and remover so that she can fix any boo boo after you've left and that they can come out when she's ready and avoid the stylist who did it for future projects
Apr 28 08 07:41 am Link
Memphis, Tennessee, US
YOU can't be pulling on her hair as it will come loose. LOL
Anyway glue is not a great choice for the hair. It's great for quick hair additions you plan on having a few days or weeks. Clip on are better and of course sewing is the best. I don't allow anyone to glue hair on my head. Make sure the person adding the weave knows what they are doing.
Like the others suggested, go get some glue and reattach the hair or call the person who did it. They should have NO problem fixing it especially since it is for a wedding. Another choice is to check into a beauty school. Hair near the base of the neck does tend to come out first. Even when mine is sewn in, it is the first to grow out and waaaaaay away from my scalp.
Apr 28 08 07:24 pm Link
Toronto, Iowa, US
I'll be bold..she got a crap job done I think..falling out that fast..wow..I have had both braids and weaves and I have never had any fall out.Your fiance needs to find another stylist asap!..My weaves are all sewen in.
Apr 28 08 07:27 pm Link
Long Beach, California, US
I wouldn't say that the extentions were put in bad or wrong. But the stylist probably didn't tell her the proper way to take care of them. First, if her hair is naturally oily yes its possible for them to slip or come completely off in 1 day. Second, the stylist should have only done the glue in as a test run and suggested sewn in for the actual wedding. I'm sorry that this happened to her but I would suggest that unless she can go for more than a week without shampooing her hair, she will have to get her hair redone completely for the wedding.
Apr 28 08 07:51 pm Link
New York, New York, US
I would call the salon and complain
Apr 28 08 07:54 pm Link
Toronto, Iowa, US
DivaStyle Hair - Makeup wrote:
Good point too..I was just mad..LOL..cause if that was me a few days before my wedding which is next year..I'd have blown my top..grrr
Apr 28 08 07:57 pm Link
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I agree. I've had weaves, they don't fall out. Except individually sometimes. But the glue ones tend to come undone a teeny bit and the whole bit just peels right off. Go back to the salon, and tell the lady "I would hate to have to take my money and find another salon where they handle my hair with more care" they should fix them, free of charge. That's wayy to short a time for them to be coming out. Mind you, hair type does make a difference.
Apr 28 08 07:58 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
Has she used any hot hair appliances? The issue with glue in extensions are that you cannot get, for instance, a flat iron too close to the setting, or the radiating heat will melt it, causing an oozy mess, and loss of the extension.
Extension life will vary on how well the person takes care of the hair, and the expertise of the stylist. I had mine in for many many months before so much as even one fell out. I opted to try weave after, and I now know how to do it myself. I far, far prefer weave to glue ins.
If she has not used a heat appliance, make sure to tell her to be careful when she brushes her hair. The best way to do it is to grasp the hair (lightly) into pigtails, just under the glue settings, and brush from the bottom in short strokes and doing likewise moving upward..that way there is no pull or strain on the setting.
If none of these are the reason, you should go back to the stylist - he or she may not have been experienced. As said, I had no issues whatsoever with mine, and from what I recall, I had them in for quite a long time - longer than most women wear them, and none fell out for many months.
If you have the funds, you may want to opt for a weave - ask them if they can do it on the house because of the bad job (if they were at fault) with the glue ins. Weave allows you to use any appliance close to the scalp, and, aside from some shedding and tangling, is far superior to glue ins when it comes to volume and removal.
If you want to see the difference, in my port - the very first image on the top row (the playboy one) I have glue in extensions in.
In the second row on the furthest right, I have a weave in.
glue ins cost over 2 thousand. and, because I did my full head, I was there in the salon ALL DAY. As for removal, I knew it was time when, after many months without seeing any fall out, they started falling out at random times - like at dinner, where I made quite the first impression LOL!! Much of my hair at the nape of my neck broke off, and, just prior to getting them removed, the radiating heat from my flat iron melted a few, they slipped out, and the glue once again hardened in the middle of my hair. It was a gooey, then tangly mess.
Weave - full head. 160 bucks. More volume, longer lasting, cleaner removal. I shed virtually none of my natural hair upon removal, and was only in the salon for about 3 hours.
If you compare both of those images, you can see the difference in volume. Both were full head, but far, far more volume with weave and a HUGE savings in cost.
Weave is the way to go - no contest.
Apr 30 08 03:13 pm Link
Brighton, Michigan, US
I only use glue-ins for photo shoots.....one day deal. Unless your wedding is today I think they steered her wrong by encouraging glue ins. I'd go in and have them fix it but don't expect longevity! In my experience on myself they come loose after 3 washings. Hope she didn't pay a lot of $!
Apr 30 08 05:50 pm Link
San Antonio, Texas, US
i use bonded in extensions and i never have loose tracks. Thats poor work!
The glue isn't the problem, its the application & maintenance that messes up your hair. Sew in tracks are actually worse on the scalp and cause the hair to thin.
Your fiance might want to opt for clip on extentions the DAY of the wedding as opposed to bonded peices if its just for one day.
May 02 08 12:54 pm Link