(Original post by NatalieMT)
I have Racoon hair extensions, I have been getting them for the past 2 years or so. It is a serious investment and the maintenance is time consuming. You don't just get these extensions and forget about them. If you think clip ins are a hassle then I don't think you will find bonded extensions any easier. To me it's worth it but I'm willing to put in the time to keep them looking nice. They are expensive though, depending on what hair you order (grade, bundle weight, length) and how long the application process takes it varies but it's in the hundreds. My friend does mine so I don't pay that kind of price tag but it can be a hefty bill.
Mine tend to last between 3-4 months, before I have to remove and replace. Every 6-8 months you have to remove completely and take a break for a month or so before reapplying. Although mine isn't synthetic hair it does dry out a lot because it doesn't have any natural oils etc. So you do have to do protein treatments and deep condition the ends regularly. All the bonds have to be individually separated about twice daily to make sure they don't tangle round each other.
In answer to the question do they come out, yes they can, if you weaken the bonds for any reason (getting conditioner on them, melting with a hair straightener, not completely drying them asap after washing causing water to get in the bond and so on) then they do pull out. I had my last set put in about 2 months ago and I've only lost 1 bond so far, but in the past it's been more. You should go back to your hairdresser quite regularly so they can check the bonds are tangling and remove any that have weakened. If you want to know about the actual removal process then it is a bit lengthy, the bonds have to be weakened with acetone usually and cracked and then they slide out. Then you have to wash your hair with deep cleansing shampoo to remove any residue. Again best to get a hairdresser to take them out, I wouldn't attempt it myself.
If you have any more specific questions let me know and I'm happy to answer them.