Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Skin Weft

Skin Weft

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 Skin Weft Tape Hair Extensions moved up?

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

What attachment products can I use for Weft Hair Extensions?

You can use any of the following - 5mm Micro Beads, 6mm Micro Beads, 6mm Copper Beads, 3.5mm Euro Locks, Shrinkies or Needle & Cotton.

What is the quality of the hair?

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. This product is made from A+ grade, 100% human, Single drawn remy hair

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.

How do I retape my tape hair extensions?

First retape - no tape to be removed. New tape to be applied over first tape. Second retape, retape to be removed and thrown away and new tape applied.

How do I remove my Skin Weft hair extensions? How do I remove my Skin Weft hair extensions?

Spray the remover into the centre of the tape, place the tail comb in the centre [between tape] and pull toward you. Remember to remove the backing. Always peel from the centre never the sides. Please note: if you have any residue, this happens when heat tools are applied. To remove use Showpony Luminous Mist and comb out. Deep cleanse at least 2-3 times before re-applying the hair extensions to ensure the residue from the Luminous Mist is removed. If you are having difficulty with this apply heat from a hair dryer & deep cleanse again.

What is the difference between Skin weft and Slimline Tape?

Slimline tape has the appearance of a tab at the top, where as the Skin weft tape appears like a piece of scalp with hair growing out of it. For an example of the look of the tape please click here.

Is it attached the same way as slimline tape?

Yes, the attachment is the same, just the finished look is more undetectable.

Is it as strong as slimline tape?

Yes, it is. We have not compromised the strength of the extension for the finished look.

What is the length?

This product is currently only available in 20”.

Does it shed hair from the tape?

No, the hair is machine sewn into the silicon tape piece and does not shed.

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.