Earlier this week, I headed to Nolensville to Copper & June Parlour to make my mermaid hair dreams come true. Angela Goff, one of the owners of Copper & June is a level 3 NBR Licensed Stylist and extension queen! She is the sweetest soul and I had the best time getting to know her and the NBR process during my appointment.
I’ve gotten some questions from Instagram followers on this process and am breaking it down for you in today’s post!
Everything You Need to Know About NBR Extensions
What does NBR stand for?
NBR stands for Natural Beaded Rows.
How are the rows put in?
Rows of hair are placed in and sewn on with beads and thread. They’re sewn onto your natural hair and blended. This makes the hair look more natural!
What’s the process?
You start the process by dying your hair and the extensions so that they blend seamlessly. The official NBR website says, “The hair extensions are placed in rows in the hair by creating a “track” with an exclusive bead and string technique. Wefts are then placed on the track and sewn in. The extensions are then cut and blended to clients’ hair to create a natural and beautiful look!”
What is maintenance like?
You go to the salon every 6-8 weeks to have the hair moved and you get new hair every 4-6 months. You can swim and do activities but suggest wearing it in a loose braid or ponytail and brushing with a wet brush and leave-in conditioner every time you get out of the water. I braid my hair every night before I go to sleep too to help with tangles.
What kind of hair care products can you use on your extensions?
You are able to use a conditioner without worrying that it will loosen your hair extensions. Angela recommends using Kevin Murphy Hydrate-Me Wash, Hydrate-Me Rinse and Un.Tangled products on your new hair.
How much do these extensions cost?
Most first time clients can expect to invest $1,000 to $2,000. If you want an approximate number, call/email Angela and ask!
What can you expect the week following getting extensions?
You may have a slight headache for a few days since your head is getting used the weight. Angela also advised keeping hair braided and in a low pony and no topknots or high hairstyles for a week after.
What is summer maintenance like?
Sunlight can alter the color on your extensions so use a leave-in UV protectant to protect your hair from sun exposure. If you go to the pool/beach completely saturate your hair with tap water and apply a leave-in conditioner before getting into the water. Also, be careful of sunscreen since this can change the color of your hair as well. Before applying sunscreen put your hair up.