Hair Extensions Methods

WHY WAIT FOR BEAUTIFUL HAIR?

Racoon International supplies 100% ethically sourced hair extensions to clients who want an instant, glamorous, A-list look.

With several different types of hair to choose from, including bonded, weft and clip-ins, salon customers can find the perfect match for their needs, use and price bracket.But the high quality doesn’t end there. The Racoon-Xtend products are specially formulated to cleanse, condition and maintain to keep natural-looking hair, salon fabulous.

BONDED HAIR EXTENSIONS

Racoon International’s bonded system allows your natural hair to be easily and safely blended and lengthened.

Our multi-award-winning system is scientifically proven not to damage hair thanks to a unique inert polymer bond – non-allergy synthetic – which leaves no trace or residue.

The hair is applied over three to four hours, but can last up to six months with regular maintenance appointments.

The bonding material – containing natural products, such as pine kernel and orange peel extracts – is translucent and about the size of a grain of rice.

As it takes on the colour of your own hair, the bonds are virtually invisible.

Available in Euro Hair, Everyday and Standard Hair.

View our Bonded System video »

WEFT HAIR EXTENSIONS

Micro Wefts have a super-fine, ultra-flexible micro header, making them discreet to the eye and one of the safest system available on the market. They have small header tapes that are easily attached to the hair and are extremely comfortable.

Easy to apply in an hour, weft hair extensions are perfect as a temporary hair extensions option for weddings, parties and special occasions.

They last for up to 4 weeks before being removed, reconditioned and retaped.

The premium quality Indian cuticle hair we use for each weft is root point correct, with the cuticle intact.

Available in Everyday Hair.

View our Micro Weft System video »

CLIP-IN HAIR EXTENSIONS

Clix Professional Clip-Ins are affordable clip-in hair extensions that come in full sets and flash packs. Each option is offered in 100% human hair and Next to Natural.

Clix are also available in a variety of colours from Naughty Nightout (black) to Wild Honey (blonde).

Clix Full Sets, Clix Flash packs and aftercare products are available from the online shop.

View our Clix Clip-Ins video »

Take a look at Racoon International’s entire range, from clip-in and bonded hair extensions to wet line products and aftercare.

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GREAT LENGTHS

Live the Dream

The style you’ve always dreamed of, the confidence in knowing you look sensational, the ultimate statement of glamour and sophistication. Welcome to Great Lengths, the leader in premium hair extensions enjoyed by the world’s most stylish women. We only use the finest 100% human hair of guaranteed origin and ethicality. Great Lengths have been making dreams reality for women like you for over 20 years. Our hair is quite literally the best in the world.
Using our patented systems, our specially formulated bonds attach to your own hair and:

• Are kind to your hair and scalp
• Are virtually undetectable by sight or touch
• Are comfortable to wear, style and sleep on
• Are long lasting
• Can be styled, curled or coloured to create the perfect look for any occasion
• Look and feel as natural as your own hair
• Can be removed with no damage to your own hair
• Enhance your natural beauty

Cold Fusion – Gentle and desirable

Following on from the success of the Classic Fusion system, Great Lengths added Cold Fusion to the range. Again, a single strand application system and just as resilient. Cold Fusion produces small flat and cylinder bonds so hair will look and feel totally natural. Using ultrasound technology, Cold Fusion uses virtually no heat and produces the same amazing results while offering further protection to those with finer, heat sensitive hair.
Using our patented systems, our specially formulated bonds attach to your own hair and:

• Are kind to your hair and scalp
• Are virtually undetectable by sight or touch
• Are comfortable to wear, style and sleep on
• Are long lasting
• Can be styled, curled or coloured to create the perfect look for any occasion
• Look and feel as natural as your own hair
• Can be removed with no damage to your own hair
• Enhance your natural beauty

View our Coldfusion System video »

Standard Hair

Standard human hair, mainly from Asia is applied using the same method as with Racoon Hair. The cuticle has been stripped. What was once dark and straight may now be blonde and wavy. Whilst there are greater aftercare considerations with Standard hair, it is less expensive than the European equivalent. However, it can look equally fantastic and is sometimes better suited to certain hair textures. You need to be careful not to apply excessive heat as this will dry out the hair. This is also applied using The Bond Method.

Micro Ring Hair Extensions

Micro rings are one the best and safest hair extensions system available today, they are the most up to date innovative method of hair extensions and are harmless to your own hair as they involve no glues, bonds or weaves. Micro Rings are little tubes that are shrink wrapped around your own hair and the hair extension using a cold system that will not break your hair and are easy to remove. Remi hair is used.
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Shrinkies

Shrinkies are applied in a similar way to micro rings and are either clear plastic or dark plastic of about 1cm length. Heat is used to tighten up the shrinkie on the hair and the extension to stop the hair escaping. They are removed by cutting up the length of the shrinkie. Or simply re heating the shinkie it just slides off the hair. best used on fine damaged hair This method uses no heat at all but yet gives you long lasting, weightless, permanent extensions without the shedding that you can get from strand by strand method.
These lightweight, almost invisible shrinkies are applied to your own hair; extension is then clamped tightly inside ring holding it securely to your natural hair. The shrinkies which are coloured to blend in with your own hair will not be seen through.
This method does not use any heat or glue during application and is ideal for all type of hair.
As with all hair extensions, application times can vary from 1-2.5 hours half head or 2.5-4 hours full head. I use only Remy human hair for this method.
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Racoon Micro Weft

This method is where bonding tape is used to create a seamless blend of the weft to your own hair and is very comfortable to wear. Racoon hair is used. The Racoon Micro Wefts are endorsed by an independent Trichologist as being the kindest hair extensions system available on the market, in particular for people who may have damaged hair.
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Micro Weaves

The weaved weft, which is a bit like a grass skirt, is attached using the micro rings. Your own hair is then threaded through the weft and micro rings. Remi hair is used.
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Clip-on Hair Extensions

You can clip these extensions into your own hair whenever you want it and remove just as quickly.
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Braiding and Weaving

Give more tension to your hair and skin because it is tight and therefore will pull more. Lorraine will braid the tracks firmly but comfortably.
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Weft Weaved Hair Extensions

A weft is a track of several inches long on which the hair is already attached (a curtain of hair attached together at the top and free flowing at the bottom). A weft can be made by a machine or by hand.Hand made wefts are better; they are custom made to suit your head and match your hair. The extensions are then applied by using one row (track) at the time instead of strand by strand.
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Weft Braided Hair Extensions

First a braid is created of your own hair and then the weft is sewn onto the braid. The number of tracks depends on what you want.

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