The Essence of Tatiana Karelina's Hair

The Essence of Hair Extensions' Hair

Our hair extension stylists always use virgin hair that has never been coloured, permed, tinted or chemically treated in any way. This means that the extension hair can

  • be perfectly matched to the wearer’s hair with respect to colour, curl and texture
  • be coloured, highlighted, permed, blow-dried, flat ironed straight and curled to create any look you want
  • behave exactly like your natural looking hair

Why you shouldn’t use Chinese or Indian hair?

Chinese hair is often very thick and coarse and Indian hair, also known as “Temple Hair” while finer is only available naturally in dark colours. The hair is collected in mass quantities during a religious ritual called tonsuring. During this process Indian women have their heads shaved and the clumps of hair are collected in baskets such that the hairs are turned in opposite directions causing the hair to tangle and matt.

In order to reduce the thickness and give it a softer and finer texture and to fix the problem of tangling and matting with Chinese and Indian hair, respectively, many hair companies expose the hair to an aggressive acid treatment to strip the cuticle layer. This chemical treatment destroys the cuticle layer, leaving the hair opaque and fragile. To get the hair blonde it has to undergo an aggressive bleaching process subsequent to being covered with a silicone layer, which gives it a simulated healthy look. In the beginning the hair seems shiny and beautiful, but after a few washes the silicone layer starts to wash away and the colour fades leaving the hair with a dull matt appearance.