Hair Extensions

  • Know What Hair Extensions Are Best for YOU!

    Confused on what to purchase? It’s okay! I’m here to help.

    Purchasing hair extensions can be a bit overwhelming due to having so many options to choose from, and for some, you don’t even know where to start! That’s okay. I’m here to bring clarity.

    What’s the difference between Malaysian and Brazilian Hair?
    Not much honestly, but there are a few differences. Malaysian hair is a more cost-effective option but you will still receive high-quality extensions. You receive more “bang for your buck”. Malaysian Hair Extensions continues to remain our top seller since we first introduced it to our product line. However, if you’re looking to purchase deep wave/curly hair or extensions past 24″ you should consider the Brazilian Hair Extensions. Both, Malaysian and Brazilian hair extensions should last you up to a year or more WITH PROPER CARE (I cannot stress that enough). Not sure how to take care of your hair extensions refer to our “10 Tips to Virgin Hair Extensions Longevity”
    Remember you will need 2 (maybe 3 depending on preference) bundles for shorter lengths (12″-16″) and 3-4 bundles for longer lengths (18″-28″)

    Below are the hair extensions textures available.

    I don’t want any of my natural hair left out… should I purchase a closure or frontal?

    If you are a beginner to wearing lace closures/frontals, PLEASE go with a closure until you gain expertise on how to take care of it and THEN upgrade to a frontal unless you plan on living in a hair salon. Lol. Closures and frontals both require maintenance as your natural hair grows over time, but frontals require MUCH more TLC than closures do. Also, please make sure you go to a stylist who will take care of your extensions and your natural hair. If you are in the Atlanta area, I’ll be more than happy to give recommendations.

    WARNING: Closures and frontals require gentleness during styling and day-to-day maintenance. They are made with human hair that is individually tied BY HAND onto a lace base. Therefore, over time they are going to shed and bald and is why so many hair professionals ask that you refrain from excessive brushing, combing and pulling to increase the longevity of the closure.

    Should I get a lace frontal wig or full lace wig?
    If you are wanting versatility and hairstyles that require excessive parting (cornrows, ponytails, etc.) then you’ll definitely need to go the full lace wig route. If you are only wanting to do a middle/side part than a lace frontal wig will work just fine, and will save you almost $100! Also, be mindful that full lace wigs are FULLY lace, and are constructed and tied by hand. Remember to be gentle with your wigs to ensure the longevity of them.

    xoxo Queens, 

    Benita
    Owner/CEO of Panache Hair Company 

  • The Value of Investing in Your Hair Extensions

    The Value of Investing in Your Hair Extensions

    Although virgin hair extensions are a hot commodity in the hair industry, there seems to be some backlash towards it as well. The problem is many people don’t see the true investment in virgin hair extensions, and I’m here today to clear up opinions I’ve heard from various people. I know I won’t be able to convince everyone, but I wouldn’t be doing my job efficiently if I didn’t at least attempt too.

    “Why should I pay hundreds of dollars on hair, when I can get the same hairstyle at the beauty supply store for a cheaper price?”

    To a certain extent, this statement is true, BUT the advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages. On average, women tend to wear their protective styles for about 4-6 weeks. If a woman wears hair extensions majority of the year that means she gets her hair done about 8 times a year. The average cost of a sew –in/wig installation is about $125. The average cost of beauty supply store hair is about $50/purchase. The price seems appealing, but in this case, you get what you pay for. Beauty supply store hair isn’t the highest quality hair available, and you’ll typically have to buy new hair about once a month or sometimes more frequently than that. With virgin hair extensions, you’ll spend around $200 and they’ll last you MUCH longer.

    Beauty Supply Store Hair Virgin Hair Extensions
    Hair Appointment (annually) $1,500.00 ($125 x 12) $1,000.000 ($125 x 8)
    Hair Extensions Purchase (annually) $600.00 ($50 x 12) $400.00 ($200 x 2)
    Total (annually): $2,100.00 $1,400.00

    With the information stated above, you could have the opportunity to spend $700 elsewhere or decide to put it into your savings. In addition to saving money, you’ll have hair extensions that will last you much longer and it’ll make a difference in the long run. You’d basically be saving $58.33/month investing in virgin hair extensions. Let’s be real… People can tell how much money you’ve spent on your hair because the quality reveals itself. With proper care, virgin hair has a natural luster that can trick people into thinking its hair growing from your scalp. Also, virgin hair allows to experiment with color, holds a curl for long periods of time, and you’ll experience very little shedding and tangling. On the other hand, beauty supply store hair typically has a really shiny appearance that isn’t authentic at all. You’ll constantly have to comb/brush the hair to maintain a decent look, and you’ll experience an unmanageable amount of shedding, tangling, and matting.  Not only does virgin hair extensions save you money, but it can save you time as well.  

    “I change hairstyles too often to spend that much money on hair.”

    I can TOTALLY relate to this statement. I get bored with my hair easily. If I could I’d change my hair every 2 to 3 weeks. However, when you invest in virgin hair extensions your hair is guaranteed to last you about 6 months to a year WITH PROPER CARE.  Whether you get sew-ins or custom wigs, you can always set aside previously used hair and switch up your hairstyle. In the long run, this method could save you hundreds of dollars.  This is the same concept if you’re ever feeling bold and wanting to add color to your hair. You are able to bleach and/or color virgin hair without it changing the quality of the hair, which is not possible with some beauty supply hair. However, I do advise anyone who is interested in chemically processing their hair extensions to consult with a hair professional. Also, I’d like to mention if you are someone who finds themselves wanting to change hairstyles on a regular basis, wigs would be a MAJOR lifesaver for you. Usually, when people hear the word “wig” they freak out because they are scared they’ll look too unrealistic. Of course, you want your hair extensions to look as natural as possible, and they can! It’s important when wearing wigs that you learn how to manipulate them to provide a more natural appearance. If you are unsure how to, there are many wig classes being held around the country, or do a little research and find a hairstylist to can do it for you!

    “I just can’t afford to pay that much money on hair.”

    I get it. Everyone has different incomes and bills that have to be paid. If you are interested and really see the benefit of investing in virgin hair extensions, save up for it. When you invest in your hair, you’re investing in yourself, and the investment is so worth it! Each pay period set aside a certain amount and allow it to accumulate until you get the amount needed to purchase your hair. Another idea is to buy 1 bundle of hair occasionally until you have 3 bundles. The cost of one bundle of hair cost around $50, which by itself doesn’t seem like it a lot of money. Also, buying the bundles separately may help the feeling that you’re spending a lot of money at one time.

    “I’ve tried virgin hair before and it was a terrible experience.”

    Unfortunately, this has become a common problem customers experience on a regular basis. Sadly, there are a lot of hair companies that advertise that they are selling virgin hair extensions but in reality, they’re not. Another common situation is when a  popular hair company with a good reputation, suddenly changes the quality of their hair without letting their customers know. Repeat customers can tell when the quality of the product has changed.  It’s important to do your research before investing. Look for RECENT hair reviews, speak with the company’s employees, and ask for samples if they’re available. Always know what you’re getting yourself into before getting involved. Personally, I spent A LOT of time searching around for the perfect vendor, because I never want my customers to wear something I wouldn’t wear myself. I am VERY particular and picky when it comes to my hair. My hair means EVERYTHING to me, and I understand that’s how it is with most women. We strive to provide the best to our customers. We don’t have any problem with answering any questions and providing samples to potential customers. However, another HUGE element of making sure you are getting a return on investment is to make sure you are taking proper care of your hair extensions. Not taking proper care of your hair extensions can cause the lifespan of the extensions to shorten, and result in you having to spend more money on virgin hair than you should. Take a look at a blog I’ve previously done, where I give you 10 tips for virgin hair longevity.

    Hopefully, I was able to increase your knowledge on the benefits of virgin hair extensions and potentially save you money in the future, and always remember to “Wear Your Inner Confidence”.

    With Love and Confidence,

    Benita Scott
    Owner and CEO of Panache Hair Company

  • 10 Tips for Virgin Hair Extensions Longevity

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    Virgin Hair: The hair is completely unprocessed. In further detail this means the hair has not been permed, colored, bleached, or chemically processed. All hair cuticles are intact, running in the same direction, and the hair comes from a single donor.

    Virgin hair extensions can definitely be considered a hot commodity in the hair industry. Investing in virgin hair extensions can end up being a huge money saver for consumers if you know how to properly take care of them. 

    1. I believe the most important rule is to realize that you have to take care of the hair extensions like they are your own. This will definitely keep the hair looking voluminous, have a natural looking appearance, and will constantly have you receiving compliments from everyone around you!

    2. When first receiving your hair extensions, I highly suggest co-washing your bundles. Co-washing involves washing your bundles with conditioner ONLY. No shampoo is needed for this activity. Co-washing the hair removes all the unwanted smells that hair extensions may have from factory production and reveals the extensions natural luster. In my opinion, hair extensions look so much better after being washed versus when you first receive them. I believe it provides it a more natural look and feel.

    3. Your shampoos and conditioners should be SULFATE-FREE. Hair products with sulfate have a greater tendency of drying out the hair and washing away hair color you may have previously applied to your bundles. Also, this can be especially important for weave-wearers who like to rock curly textures. Sulfate shampoos and conditioners tend to make your hair more frizzy and unmanageable. To prevent these problems from happening you should always pay attention to the ingredients in your hair products. Also, this could save you from problems with your natural hair too.
    Personally, I HIGHLY recommend Crème of Nature Professional Argan Oil Sulfate-Free Moisture & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner.

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    I’ve used this brand for my hair extensions and natural hair, and I fall in love with their products a little more each time.

    4. Because virgin hair extensions are provided from a human donor, you should expect minimal shedding. Please do not be alarmed and automatically think you received a bad batch of hair. Although all hair sheds, there are steps you can take to prevent it as much as possible. Sealing your wefts can be something to consider. Weft sealer seals the wefts of the extensions and provides an extra hold to prevent the hair from shedding. Also, whether you are getting a sew-in or getting a wig constructed, it’s important to avoid cutting the wefts as much as possible. The “Fold Over Method” is highly recommended to avoid unnecessary shedding, and it allows for a flatter appearance due to the placement of the tracks.

    5. I recommend that you allow your hair to air-dry as much as possible and reduce the amount of heat you apply to your hair. I know waiting for your hair to dry naturally can be very time-consuming, but I promise you’ll thank me later. When you’re constantly blow-drying and using heat styling tools, you’ll end up causing heat damage. You’ll know your hair extensions has been damaged when they appear dry, frizzy, and unmanageable.

    6. When styling or detangling the hair, always remember to start from the BOTTOM and GENTLY work your way up with a wide-toothed comb. This can prevent any unnecessary breakage, tangling of the hair, and makes the job easier and quicker for you. Also, curly textures should not be brushed, unless it is a Denman brush and the hair is wet.

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    7. You should wash your hair extensions with shampoo and conditioner about twice a month. Too much or too little washing can be harmful and affect the longevity of the hair.

    8. For a daily routine for curly texture, we suggest you wet and detangle your hair with a mixture of water and leave-in conditioner in order to revive the curls and keep the hair moisturized. If you prefer a more tamed look, add mousse or curling cream to your hair.

    9. In between installs you should boil your hair in silicon mix. This product can completely revive dry and damaged hair and make you feel like you just received new bundles of hair. TRUST ME, IT DOES WONDERS!

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    10. How you sleep plays a vital role in how long your extensions last. Every night you should be sleeping with a satin scarf/bonnet. Sleeping with a satin pillowcase is even better, but is totally optional. This keeps the hair moisturized, avoids tangles and unnecessary breakage.

    These are simple hair maintenance suggestions you should keep in mind to ensure you get a return on your investment, and allows you to “Wear Your Inner Confidence” effortlessly with your hair extensions.

    With Much Love and Confidence,

    Benita Scott
    Owner and CEO of Panache Hair Company