It is useful to understand your natural hair shedding process. When using hair extensions your hair will shed in just the same way as it does when not using hair extensions, there is an acceptable amount of hair shedding which generally equates to one quarter to one third of the hair originally used to apply each professional hair extension. This hair will stay in the extension but shed from your scalp. If a client is concerned and feels her hair is shedding above the normal range, then she should consult a manager at Lucinda Ellery as soon as possible.
In real terms this is extremely unlikely to ever happen. We use the safest bonding method and our staff are expertly trained in applying extensions, even to very fine hair. However we discuss this briefly on our website and in consultation appointments to make clients aware of what is normal and abnormal.
We recommend you to have test extensions for two reasons. Firstly to test for any irritation to your skin; clients who have sensitive scalps for any reason should make an effort to have these test extensions.
The second reason is to test your hair for instability. Having fine hair, even extremely fine hair, does not mean your hair is unstable. Successfully testing your hair with the test extensions is not conclusive that your hair is suitable for extensions, however it is a good indication that we can proceed. Please bear in mind you should check you hair every few weeks for the first month for excessive hair shedding. It is highly unlikely that your hair is unstable but it is worth checking.