When it comes to extensions it is highly recommended that you consult with a Licensed Cosmetologist Extension Specialist.
Reason being they can carefully inform you on the all types of extensions and methods of installation that would best suit your needs. In most cases Hair Extensions are phenomenal way of providing immediate length, thickness, and luster to your own tresses.
When consulting with the specialist it is important first, that you must consider before inquiring about extensions is your hair in a healthy enough condition to be able to support and maintain the extensions.
Is your dry and brittle?
Is your hair thinning excessive shedding?
Have your been chemically damaged?
If you have a answered yes to any of theses questions.
your hair may not agree with the additional stressed inflicted on your natural hair by Hair Extensions, no matter what some of these Hair Extension companies say. It is imperative be honest with yourself, by first getting your hair back to a healthy state. before using extensions as a easy solution. You will prevent your self from future hair loss and damage.
(A) Extension Attachment Method : Strand by Strand, Weft, and Clip on
Small premeasured individual pieces of hair are attached one by one to small sections of your own hair by using bonding (warm or cold), clamping, shrink tubing , micro tubes. Weaving or glue were and still are practiced but are older inferior methods of practice.
These methods provide too much risk to your hair . ( Not Recommended )
Cold Fusion – Basically identical to Warm Fusion but the keratin bond is not warmed, but rather ultrasonic waves melt the Keratin to form the bond during installation. Cold Fusion as with Warm Fusion, bonds are removed with a special solvent, and tool.
Safest of all the extension materials
Lightest of all extensions
Safest and Healthiest for the hair
Keratin tipped Fusion Extension
Longest lasting method 3-6 months +
New inventive installation technique
Most costly of all methods
Virtually the same as Warm Fusion but for greater cost
Time intensive installation
Warm Fusion – A small amount of Keratin, or other organic material is pre-attached or utilized on the ends of a strand.
The extension strands are then attached to small sections of your hair near the scalp by warming the Keratin and forming a small bond to your hair.
The site of attachment is so, that the extensions can move naturally with your own hair. These extensions last 3 – 6 months or more, and should be removed or redone at that time.
Same as Cold Fusion except for the installation technique
A few systems are re-useable
Most costly of all methods with the exception of Cold Fusion.
Time intensive installation
Links, Microlinks, Beads, Tubes, Rings, or Locks – Strand to Strand technique where the extension hair strand and your hair is put through a small tube which is then squeezed shut with a special tool in order to attach the extension to your hair.
Micro-Link Extension method
Less expensive than Fusion techniques
slightly less time consuming installation compared to the Fusion method.
Micro-beads can be moved up when they slip down the hair shaft.
Longer lasting method than Weft systems.
Heavier and more readily seen when compared to the other Fusion methods.
M-Links\ tubes are hard metallic materials and can be uncomfortable against the scalp for some especially when lying down.
Micro Links frequently slip down the hair shaft and need constant readjustment.
M-Links contain grooves similar to a screw, and this can cause friction which can damage the hair shaft, when Mlinks are clamped together.
Scalp attached extensions (Medical Implant) – The Extension is a skin replica. An air tight, water tight seal is created allowing 5-8 weeks of attachment.
Flat-Taped Weft Extensions
Weft Hair Extensions
A weft is a track several inches long on which the hair is attached (a swathe of hair is attached together at the top and freely hanging at the bottom).
A weft can be man-made or created by machine. The extensions are then applied by using one row (track) at the time instead of strand by strand.
Methods of attachment of Wefts consists of Micro Rings, Tape, Glue , and sewing to your hair.
Micro-Rings – A weft is located on a divided section of the client’s hair. Two strands (one from the scalp and another from the weft) are joined and pulled through a micro ring, which is then flattened. This way the weft is attached by fitting together several strands both from the weft and the scalp.
Taped Hair extensions – also called skin weft, is a relatively newer technique. Hair is held together by double transparent sided polyurethane tape.
One piece of the tape is torn off and the weft is applied the scalp. The weft and the attached hair is pulled upwards and another weft is attached underneath.
That way the client’s hair section is surrounded by two wefts.
Bonded (Glued) Hair Weft Extensions – Hair bonding glue is used for this method with Weft Extension It can be applied in several ways depending on client desired look the hair is protected and then fitted and then bonded in on the client’s head.
Sew-Installation (Weft Extensions)- client’s hair is braided, into desired braiding pattern to obtain the flattest foundation for the install. This technique can be used for partial or full installment After this has been done, the wefts are sewn down to the braids.
Installation time is much faster than the Strand by Strand method.
Weft Attachment methods consist of sewing to original hair, tapin extentions
Less costly than Strand by Strand
Installation time is much faster than any Strand by Strand technique
Stress Hair much more than Strand extensions. Significant more weight per hair than Strand method Weft extensions utilizing Tape creates excessive residue, and makes it difficult to remove extensions without pulling out some of your own hair.
(some tape brands claim to limit residue)
Some people have allergic reactions to the tape adhesive used.
Glue and braids are pretty much old-school applications, and these applications as we have experienced can cause the most damage to your hair.
Weft Hair extensions are more visible to the human eye compared to Strand by Strand some types show less than others.
Maintenance intensive, needs readjustments.
Clip on Extensions – are the shortest term temporary solution in which you use on a day to day basis, and remove them before retiring for the evening. Some clip on extensions come with Remy Hair.
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