When my daughter began to ask for hair extensions back in 2010 I really started questioning the use of this product. I was already wearing it for years, but I trusted myself as a person who can take proper care of my own hair and the hair extensions. But for her, it had to be different. I wanted a product that was easy to maintain, easy to blend with her hair and mostly, looks extra natural and undetectable. It was very difficult to find.
After I realized how difficult it was to find the type of hair I was looking for, I decided that once I found it, I would be sharing to them with everyone else. Soon I found the right training on making hair extensions from a great lady “doing her thing right” and that I admire a lot just for that. And CafeCouleur Hair was created. I gathered 2 partners who I was already working with on CafeCouleur.com, selling online home decor at that time. We made the shift from home decor to hair extensions.
Wow! We were in for an experience,
nothing like expected
Soon after launching and selling hair, we realized how little we really knew about the hair extensions business.
No matter how great the training was, we had our real learning lessons by TRIAL and ERROR !
To be totally honest we started with processed hair. The hair that needs to be chemically modified to remove the cuticles to avoid tangle. In this business we are very depending on the quality of hair the provider gives. The issue with processed hair is that, the process can be missed sometimes, some cuticles may remain and we end up selling a missed batch of hair. The type of hair that will tangle and piss our customer off.
After a few miss from our providers, we decided to make our own processed hair
Now the training for this was a bit out of reach at that time. So we tried and tried and tried again on our own. After loosing literally the cost of a training in lost hair , we made it. CafeCouleur Hair, could now process their own raw non-Remy hair into a nearly 100% cuticle free product that would end up beautiful and soft and that our customer would love.
Today we do not produce processed hair anymore
After we mastered the art of hair processing and realized the real cost of producing a high quality product in that range. We made a business decision to work only with extra virgin hair.
Ha virgin hair! Finally what we were looking for!
Less work, less hassle and need to make it tangle free. The beauty of working with nature as it was meant to be. Virgin hair is naturally tangle free because all cuticles are intact and in the same direction. We make the weft and only use salon quality products on our virgin hair to prepare them for you. Well maintained, virgin hair will last for up to 3 years. It is the TOP quality to look and feel more natural and confident.
Hair restoration service
The knowledge we learned with trial and error in our processed hair journey, was very useful to recognized the different types of hair extensions on the market. But the real benefit is that we can now help anyone recycle their old extensions. We created the hair restoration service with the techniques we discovered. We can extend the life of any BAD weave out there and make them fresh again. As long as it is truly human hair, remy or non-remy. We do not restore synthetic hair.