Hair in Recovery is a specific hair extensions service which provides an alternative to wigs for clients suffering from medical hair loss – particularly patients in recovery from cancer. This tested, approved and trusted hair extensions service has the seal of approval from an independent trichologist, Iain Sallis M.I.T.
The Hair in Recovery service includes full consultation prior to an application of Luxe Bonds, on-going advice and regular salon check-ups to ensure the client is managing their extensions okay. Their existing hair and scalp is also checked to ensure they remain in tip-top condition.
For people registered on the Hair in Recovery programme, Racoon offers a subsidy on the cost of the hair, bonding and aftercare products, the detail of which will be explained on an individual basis.
In addition to being qualified in the Racoon International Luxe Bond system, your stylist must have achieved certification in the expert Hair in Recovery course. You can either ask your stylist to provide a copy of their certificate or contact Racoon International for verification.
Hair extensions can give you instant texture, volume, length and style without the need for chemicals or patch testing. Our versatile bonding system allows the size of the bonds to be formed individually to suit short or thinning hair. Racoon International is the only company to offer this specialised Hair in Recovery option for clients suffering from medical hair loss.
With Racoon International hair extensions, not only can you achieve beautiful glamorous length and va-va voom volume, you can transform fine, thinning hair into thicker luscious lengths. Use a dash of colour to add texture and depth with highlights and lowlights or even reconstruct and alter an existing style with a fringe, layers and creative geometric shapes. With Racoon International the possibilities really are endless!
The bonds created in Racoon’s Luxe Bond system are small and discreet, no bigger than the size of an uncooked grain of rice. They are also translucent, taking on the colour of the client’s own natural hair making our Luxe Bonds virtually undetectable. The unique formula of our bonding material is easy to apply and quick to remove, leaving no trace or residue.
Yes, provided the correct maintenance and aftercare guidelines have been followed our hair is fully re-usable. Part removal and re-application take place every four to six weeks when you return to the salon for regular ‘rotation appointments’ to re-site extensions as your hair grows.
With regular salon maintenance and the use of Racoon-Xtend care products, Luxe Bond and Luxe Link extensions should last for at least six months and easily up to one year.
Yes. Racoon’s exclusive colour matching service means salons can order bespoke blends of shades to perfectly match the client’s own hair. Racoon’s Luxe Bond method is a loose hair system which allows your stylist to blend a mix of hair shades together to achieve the most natural of looks. With an extensive palette of colours to choose from, Racoon’s Luxe Bond system achieves natural, multi-toned colours to seamlessly match your own hair colour.
Care must be taken not to get colour onto the bonds themselves but Luxe Bonds can be tinted, coloured or highlighted only by a Racoon International certified stylist especially trained in this specialised process. If colouring is carried out by a non-Racoon trained individual, the bonds may break down and invalidate your guarantee.
Top Tip: Colour during maintenance appointments.
Some hair extensions can seriously damage hair. However, Racoon International hair extension systems are scientifically proven by an independent trichologist not to damage hair provided they are applied and maintained by a Racoon-certified expert and the aftercare guidelines are followed. Luxe Bond extensions are applied weight for weight so there is no excessive strain on the hair making them kind, gentle and damage free.
Racoon International’s hair is sourced via a well-established supply network providing human hair to the extensions industry for generations. By working closely with our supplier network, we can guarantee the ethical sourcing of all our hair.
Racoon International’s premium quality hair is very competitively priced. Our Luxe Bond hair extensions when looked after can also be economically re-used and reapplied making them great value for money – just a couple of reasons why Racoon is the No.1 in hair extensions and the professional’s choice.
Top-Tip: In addition, Racoon also offers a subsidy on hair, bonding and aftercare products for some clients registered with our Hair in Recovery programme.
Absolutely not, Racoon extension hair is not glued in. Our unique formula bonding material creates tiny bonds to secure extension hair to fine sections of your own hair. Easy to apply it is also quick to remove, leaving no trace or residue.
Your extensions will not slip out provided you correctly maintain and look after them.
No; provided they are removed and rotated every 4 to 6 weeks and the appropriate aftercare guidelines are followed, clients will not experience any matting or residue from Luxe Bonds.
Top Tip: separate your bonds every day – ideally two or three times a day. Use your fingers to gently tease apart any extensions which have ‘locked’ together. Neglecting to do this can lead to ‘dreadlocking’ where several hair extensions cling or ‘lock’ together.
Yes, the Hair in Recovery programme has been specifically developed for individuals with recognised medical hair loss that have experienced either hair loss or thinning hair. As the bonds are individually formed and the hair is applied weight for weight they are still discreet even for clients with extremely fine hair.
Racoon extensions are suitable for all hair types. Luxe Bonds are suitable for clients with oily hair (who tend to shampoo more frequently) and for sporty clients or those who regularly swim or visit the gym. Their hair will be cleansed with specially formulated Racoon X-Tend Detox shampoo before Luxe Bonds are applied.
Extensions removal must be carried out by a Racoon International certified stylist. Our unique removal process ensures your hair extensions can be removed quickly, leaving no trace, residue or damage to your natural hair.
Approximately 30 to 40 minutes but each client’s need varies. Check with your Racoon-certified stylist.