Human hair extensions are necessary for the women who do not have long hair. Join the countless women who have uncovered their perfect hair using virgin hair extensions! Thin or short hair does not have to be a problem anymore, and attaining both volume and length is now incredibly easy. You can even resolve hair issues with a proper consultation and salon appointments with professional and well-trained hair experts that specialize in extensions.
But one of the best catches in wearing a hair extension is you can now wear them not just in one or two but in five different ways!
Clip-in extensions are the fastest and most convenient way to achieve those long and flowing locks you desire. As its name suggests, you simply have to clip the hair extensions in to secure them properly, and you're good to go. The clips should run along the horizontal section of your head where you want to clip them in. Depending on the length and volume of your natural hair, you may use all sets in the pack.
Clip-ins are so easy to install that you can wear them on a daily basis!
Tape-in extensions are pretty much like the clip-in extensions in that they are quick and easy to wear. The biggest difference is definitely the method.
Tape-in extensions use a "double-sided tape", which allows you to secure the extensions onto the roots and the original hair. For a fuller look, the extensions can be placed on top of one another.
If you're planning to wear hair extensions for a much longer period and consistently, you might as well go for the keratin bond. This involves installing micro hair strands with keratin near the roots using a heated tool. Not only does it ensure firm attachment of your extensions, but it also blends and appears more natural together with the human hair.
Perhaps the major challenge with this technique is that you may not be able to heat or condition the keratin tips as this may only weaken the bond, causing the hair to fall out. You may also have to go to the salon regularly for the necessary upkeep.
Sewn-In Hair/ Braided
Forming braids as your base for weft hair can be as effortless as the clip-in process, but the hair extensions should hang on more permanently than the latter. With thread and needle, the extensions are sewn and knotted to the braided hair. Women that innately have curly or thick hair are likely more suitable for this type of attachment because this entails handling a lot of hair weight. Hair bundles with 360 lace closures are very good sew in hair products.
Micro Rings/ Loops
This development for hair weaving has been making a noise in the hair extension industry lately. Instead of forming braids, the wefts are attached via small loops. You need to have a professional hair technician apply your extensions, which involves correct positioning and layering for perfect fitting. But keeping your extensions firm, intact, and connected without using any adhesive has certainly turned many into avid fans of this attachment.
A Few Notes!
Whatever method of hair extension attachment you choose, always remember this: maintaining them comes with a great deal of commitment.
You need to make sure your real hair is healthy enough to support your extensions.
Meanwhile, although any kind of hair extension will do for any form of attachment, it's always best to pick one that's made from natural hair such as Remy hair. Natural hair extensions are similar to your own hair, as they can be styled, cut, and dyed.
Whether you prefer convenience, price, longevity or effect, choosing hair extensions should be a wise decision. You would not want to end up with an irritated scalp or extensive hair fall. If you are a first-timer, make sure you consult hair experts and frequent users on which would suit you best. You should also know that more lasting and durable locks require more aftercare, including using the proper shampoo and even comb. (Fortunately, hair extension combs are also becoming popular these days.)
Taking good care of your hair may come with price and effort, but it is surely worth it in making your crowning glory shine.
And then, there is another sew-in method to introduce to you:
The Malaysian Sew In Method:
Over the next couple of days, we're going to be going over the pros and cons of various weaving techniques that are available. With so many choices out there, suitable for all hair types, it's hard for me to understand why so many sticks to the old fashion braided track sew in (Not that there is anything wrong with this method) but there are others that you can explore for a more versatile look. The first one we're going to be talking about seems to be the hottest look in the city right now, and by the city I mean NYC. I was able to talk to some of my stylist friends who have been applying the Malaysian method for a few years now and they highly recommend it. We'll get to the potential good and bad scenarios about this method in a minute but for right now, let's go over what it is and how to get it.
The Malaysian method is a sew in a method that uses silicon bands as the anchor for weft weaves. The process is fairly simple but should only be applied by a professional.
1. Has your hair shampooed and conditioned? I always recommend a deep conditioner treatment when transitioning to a major style.
2. The hair should be blown out and brushed. The stylist will part your hair, beginning at the nape and straighten your hair with a flat iron to get a smooth flat surface.
3. Your hair will be separated into small sections held together by the silicon bands.
4. The bands are tightened with a pair of special pliers
5. Additional bands are placed to bring two small sections of already separated and banded hair together. (This will provide the additional surface area for sewing and it will relieve the tension that a single band would place on the hair).
6. The weave is now sewn over the prepared section of hair
7. This process is repeated until reaching the crown of the head.
8. At the crown, a closure may be used but this method usually calls for leaving out a small section of your own hair.
Depending on the experience of your stylist, this method can be considerably quicker than a traditional sew in. It will last anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks and will give you the flattest most undetectable look out of all the methods currently available.
So what are the pros and cons?
Cons: This method runs on the more expensive side, starting at $500 it can go up to $2000. For a look that only last 3 months, the price makes it difficult to justify this as a go-to method for women who wear weaves year round. Although there are women who do make this their primary method. Make sure your stylist is properly trained on this technique and ask for references. A poorly done application can induce bald spots.
Really pulling this look off requires that you have some length. While I have seen this method successfully applied to women with hair length under an inch, it's really meant to be a blended look. If you're not planning on putting the hair up in ponytails or up-dos, then it's great for anyone. If you are planning on using this look for versatility with your style, at least six inches of hair is recommended. This look is best for relaxed hair and not recommended for use on natural hair.
Pros: It is the flattest and most natural looking of the styles currently available. It also allows your scalp to breathe better while allowing you to reach your own hair during washes and treatments for better maintenance. This look really has some great perks, like high ponies, pompadours, side sweeps and anything else you can imagine!
So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. This is one that you may want to try on your next trip to the salon, if you really like being able to style your hair comfortably in various ways, this may be the method for you.