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5 Things to Know About Handtied Extensions

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

When our clients come sit in our chairs and they pull out their phones to scroll through tons of hair inspiriations that they found on Pinterest and Instagram, the majority of these pictures are showing long, full-bodied locks; Needless to say, there’s a very apparent trend happening. So what’s the secret to this envy-inducing length and body that has been swarming through social media? Well you asked, so we answered! This month we are answering our clients questions about a new service we are offering here at Elleven: HANDTIED EXTENSIONS! The popularity around this type of extension is overwhelming! (I mean…who wouldn't want beautifully long, luscious locks in a matter of hours?!? Lol.) And since we’ve been doing different types of extensions at Elleven for a while, we jumped at the chance to send two of our lovely ladies, Lindsay and Jenny, to get certified in this popular technique!

Again, a lot of our clients have seen this extension technique taking over social media, but some might not have any clue what an extension is! So what are handtied extensions? Handtied extensions are a long weft of hair that are hand sewn to create a thin, flat weft. A row of beads is created along the client’s head, and then the weft of hair is sewn into the beads. They are super light-weight and lay flat to the head in order to blend seamlessly with your natural hair and texture. Now, let’s take a little sneak peak into the world of handtied extensions and answer the top 5 questions you all have been asking!


Treat your extensions like your natural hair! Shampoo twice a week, and any professional styling products that you would normally use on your hair can be used on your extensions as well. Brush your extensions every night by sectioning out both the natural and extension hair, and then put it in a loose pony tail or braid. We love Mane Ivy scrunchies for stylish ponytails, plus they don’t cause any kinks or tangles, and then wear to bed! Click HERE to check the different styles of Mane Ivy Scrunchies. A new installation is recommended every 8-10 weeks, but with proper care, you can usually use the same weft of hair for up to a year!


Purple shampoo is not recommended because it could change the tone of the extensions due to the porosity of the hair. If you normally use purple shampoo on your hair, we recommend sectioning out your natural hair to wash with purple shampoo and then letting the shampoo rinse on to the extensions. You could also put conditioner on the extensions before using the purple shampoo to act as a barrier. But the extensions can be glazed, so if you like getting a glaze or toner, we provide that service in the salon! Also, any sunscreens can cause the hair to turn pinky/peach, so we recommend putting the extensions in a ponytail or covering them when spraying sunscreen.


Anything that is foreign in your hair could cause damage without correct maintenance; however, with quality training we will help you maintain the integrity of your hair. Again we recommend using professional grade products and brushes. Click HERE to see the brush we love using for the Bombshell Handtied Extensions.


Absolutely you can wear your hair up! You can also wear it in braids! The placement of the hair on the head and the flat/thin nature of the weft allows for a seamless look when your hair is pulled up. Also, each extension service is color customized to blend with your natural hair color.


We know that every client’s hair is different and each person has different needs, so we strive to customize all extension and color services to fit those needs. It is also so important to us that you receive all the information and instructions of the extension service. Because of this a Complimentary Consultation is required first for all extension services where length, color, maintenance, and cost are discussed in detail.

Whether you are just looking for that added thickness or wanting a major lengthening transformation, whatever your desire, we can make it happen with our Bombshell Handtied Extensions! Give us a call at (256)489-4247 to set up your Consultation!

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