Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Mini Micro Beads

Micro beads

Can I colour my Showpony hair extensions?

We do not recommend it as colours may react differently on extensions in comparison to natural hair. If it is necessary to tone your extensions, we do ask that you consult your hairdresser. Avoid using shampoos containing toning pigments.

Can I perm my Showpony Hair Extensions?

We do not recommend or guarantee it, as the Extensions have undergone a chemical process. Perming the hair extensions will void the Showpony warranty and possibly damage the integrity/quality of your hair extensions.

What products and ingredients can I and can't I use on my Showpony Hair Extensions?

Our Showpony Shampoo & Conditioner has been specially formulated to care and protect your Showpony Hair Extensions. Stay away from shampoo or products containing Argan or Moroccan oils, oils, protein, citrus, high alcohol content, Keratin treatments or lauryl sulphate. This includes any medicated or toning shampoos and fake tanning products. Using these products may cause tape slippage and/or discolouration to your extensions and may void your Showpony warranty.

Can I use Keratin on my Showpony Hair Extensions?

No. Your Showpony hair extensions have already undergone an intense chemical process. We do not recommend a Keratin treatment prior to the hair extension application. Keratin creates a build up on the hair shaft therefore not providing an ideal working field, the take home products used to maintain your Keratin treatment will also create issues with your hair extensions.

How often do I need to have my Micro Bead Hair Extensions moved up?

Every 6-8 weeks. This is the safest amount of time to ensure safe hair extension wear.

What attachment products/ beads do I use for Mini Micro Bead Hair Extensions?

You can use any of the following attachment options - 5mm Micro Beads, 6mm Micro Beads, 6mm Copper Beads, 3.5mm Euro Locks or Shrinkies. The ideal product to use for this product is our 1000 jar of Mini Micro Beads.

Can I reuse the beads when I have my hair extensions moved up?

No, the beads need to be squeezed to hold for placement and reopened to release for moving up or removing the extensions.The clamping manipulates the elasticity of the metal bead so it is always best to use new beads.

What does single-drawn mean?

Single-drawn is where the hair has only been pulled through the hair extension hair mats once. The hair is tapered and is fantastic to use for partials or a more tapered hair effect.

What does premium double-drawn mean?

Premium double-drawn is where the hair has been pulled through the hair extension hair mats three times. The hair is very thick to ends and is fantastic for clients that want a blunt appearance.

What does Remy A+ mean?

Remy A+ means all the cuticles are aligned, so all the hair has been placed in the same direction. This means that you are always brushing in the direction of the cuticle. You are brushing the hair down not up. Therefore, the hair is less likely to get tangled or matted. A+ is high quality Remy hair.

Will they suit my hair?

Microbeads are best suited to people with Medium to Thick hair as they use individual strands, allowing the hair to move more naturally. There is no heat or glue required.

How are they attached?

A small section of hair is threaded through the top of a bead, then a strand of extension with a tip on the top (similar to the look of the end of a shoelace) is then threaded into the bottom of the bead. The bead is then pressed closed to hold the tip tight to the natural hair

Do they damage the hair?

Damage only ever occurs if the extensions have been incorrectly applied, at home maintenance guidelines have not been followed or if they are left to grow out past the recommended 4-6 weeks. This is why it is so important to find a salon that is correctly trained and diligent in educating you in how to best care for your extensions and your natural hair whilst wearing them.