Types Of Hair Extensions

Oct 20

Types Of Hair Extensions

Types Of Hair Extensions


As a hair specialist, it’s your duty to educate yourself on all the hair extensions that can work for different clients who have different hair types. Specializing in only one brand is not being professional since it may not suite all clients. In this article, we are going to look at some of the hair extensions such as tape in hair extensions so you can educate yourself on and give your clients something new. In addition, as a client, you will find hair specialists who are already educated on this hair extension designs. You can ask for one that suits you.

  1. Sew-in extensions

This hair extension design is very easy to maintain, easy to remove and cost effective. The natural hair is braided on the head to form a tight base onto which the extension wefts are attached and sewn. This is not an extension design that can suit everyone since not all hairs are strong enough to sustain the braiding stress and the weight of extensions. After a period of not more than four months, you will require tighten the hair and extensions. Based on length and quality of an extension, there are very many types one can choose from. You can also choose an extension basing on texture or color.

  1. Clip in or flip in extensions

With this design, weft extensions are attached to an attached clip. The clip ins vary in size enabling them to fit well round a head. In most cases, they are suitable for people who want a quick make up say for an event. They take a very short period to be put on the head all types of color and texture can be fitted to different length and volume. They come in both synthetic and real hair. However, for styling purposes using heat, real human hair is recommendable. Alternatively, you can use halos to clip hair in them in place of clip ins halos have a wire (undetectable) that connect the hair wefts. The natural hair’s weight is used to secure the halo on the head. Halos are perfect for people looking to increase hair length and volume. Also, people whose hair cannot handle stress are perfect candidates to use halos.

  1. Micro link

They are also referred to as micro locks or micro beads. They are easy and gently to put in and out of the hair. They are added for both volume and thickness. No heat or glue is used to apply the micro links. Small silicone beads are placed at the base of the hair and a single strand of extension attached to it. With this kind of hair extension, precaution needs to be taken so that conditioner does not get close to the silicone beads. With this kind of styling, you will need to tighten the hair after a few months. The beads last for up to 4 months.

  1. Top pieces extensions

When placed on top of a head, they help camouflage hair that is thinning. These kinds of extensions do not need regular retightening and are suitable for people with thinning hair. The pieces can be attached using either micro beads or a clip. No regular re tightening is required.

  1. Tape extensions

They can be used for length purposes but suits volume and thickness perfectly. They can be installed over a very short period of time. The main disadvantage with tape is that you will need to visit your hair professionals after about one and a half to two months for re installing or removing but it is a very nice idea to boost volume and thickness.it is installed using heat. The heat heats up the glue strip found on the weft. To create a good seal, the natural hair is placed between two wefts. When using heavy conditioner o oils, you will need to be careful not to slip off the hair extensions. The main advantage with this kind of extensions is that they can be re used repeatedly before having to purchase anew set.

  1. Fusion

It can be hot or cold. They are suitable for people who want to combine length and volume at the same time very little maintenance once fixed. The fusion can be subjected to conditions similar to those natural hair is subjected to. However, if you have hair that cannot withstand stress, this kind of extension is not recommended. It takes a maximum of 4 hours to make this kind of extension, which lasts for over 4 months. It is very effective and flexible but also costly.

I hope you now have something new to try on your head for prospective hair extension fan. For professional stylists, you now have something new to learn and try on your clients too.

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