Fall back in love with your hair. Make it long, make it short, make it ombre or maybe a balayage? But then not everyone yearns for colored hair or same styling of hair with a different outfit! Or maybe thin hair turns up to be a big-time problem for you. Change your hair as beautiful hair makes an ecstatic head. You might be wondering that wigs will do the entire work for you! But then, we say, wigs are for older women and extensions are for the slaying queens who yearn for longer and voluptuous hair!
Before delving in about the concept of hair extensions, you should there are two types of hair extensions. Human hair extension as the name suggests is made out of real human hair which is bequeathed by the donor. The extension is created in such a way that is known to be a remy hair where the hair has no tangling issues and flows in one direction, from the tip to the toe. And then there is synthetic hair extension which is fabricated with synthetic fibres and materials and 0 percent human hair. There are huge differences between using real and fabricated extensions. For natural and wavy looks, even for coloring techniques, real hair extensions works the best and enhances your entire look.
Let’s now take a merry go round on the different techniques and proceedings of the genre of hair prolongation.
1. Loop Hair Extension
Also known as micro link hair extensions, this procedure of hair extension is executed by looping the extensions with the natural hair. You must be wondering how can that stay intact? The implementation of the process is done with the help of a pair of pliers and a metal bead to keep it intact. At first, the small sections of hair are taken and then it is tightened with the metal beads. The entire proceeding takes near about 3 hours.
Just like you treat your normal hair, this hair extension is no different. Treat it like you have owned your natural hair like a crown. You do not need to perform the extension again and again. Just a little touch up every 3-4 months and Viola! You are good to go!
The entire thing stays intact for nearly 3 to 4 months; it also depends upon the hair growth to understand when you need a touch-up.
2. Clip In Hair Extension
Just as the name suggests, clip in hair extensions are done where wefts of hair are collected and small clips are attached to it. This clip has easy to open and close system that allows you to perform the setting all alone. Isn’t that great! Quite temporary in style, this hair extension is perfect for those who wish to style their hair for a day or so. Unlike other hair extension procedure, this clip in formula takes few countable minutes. The more you practice; you tend to become a dab hand.
We will undoubtedly advice you to seek for real hair extensions rather than the synthetic ones. Pretty easy to maintain and perform the process, do not wash the hair regularly. Same as the above-mentioned hair extension techniques, treat this like your natural hair, brush, shampoo, blow dry and you can even use styling products. This hair extension will work as long as you take proper care of it.
3. Tape In Hair Extension
One of the easiest and most favorite for the get to go style, tape in hair extension is a piece of cake to engage in and snug as a bug in a rug. (Dying to need one! Isn’t it?) As the name states, tape in has the adhesive tape attached to the tip of the extensions. Part your hair into different sections and interpolate the sections with the tape in warp and woof. A bit time consuming than clip in extensions, tape in hair extension needs to be applied carefully else you might suffer hair damage. We suggest you seek the help of the virtuoso.
Make sure when you are using the hair care products. Do not put much effort into using hair care products like shampoo and conditioners. This might lead to the loosing of the tape which might also result in slipping off the hair. These hair extensions are semi-permanent and even bigwig hair stylists recommend to use specialized shampoo and conditioners that will not affect the extensions. The entire product can last up to 2 to 4 months depending on how to take proper care of the hair extensions.
4. Sew In Hair Extensions
Also known as weaving hair extensions or braided hair extensions, this particular hair extension technique is pulled off with the braiding of the hair into a cornrow in the first place. Later the extensions are weaved using a needed in the cornrow. This procedure mainly opts for the ones with thick hair. The entire procedure is very time consuming and weaving too takes a long time. It might even occur that it puts an extra strain on your scalp. Not everyone should perform this procedure especially people with thin hair and sensitive scalp.
Moisturizing the scalp is very much important which is why you need deep conditioning products. Popular professional stylists will provide you all the important and required treatments that you need to opt for to maintain the entire styling. The entire procedure lasts for about one a half month or so. The maximum period of time you can opt for is 4 months but not more than that.
5. Fusion Hair Extensions
This hair extension technique is actually the application of the natural hair with contrasting adhesives. Also known as pre bonded hair extensions, this gimmick should be performed by savvy hairdressers. Quite a time consumable course of action, fusion hair extension is not suited for everyone. Mostly not opted by the hair stylists, this form of hair extension process is quite damaging to the hair as the adhesive used for application of the extension is somewhat like hot and strong glue. Or there might be the procedure of using a heat clamp to soften the glue to stick the hair strands to different little sections of the hair.
Just as the same way, you take proper and healthy care of your natural hair, for the fusion hair extensions you can opt for the same treatment. Touch-up is required every 2 to 3 months or depending upon the growth of your natural hair. We suggest you make sure that your hair will be going through loads of chemical application which might result in hair breakage so make sure to take proper care of it. The entire process that lasts in this hair extension technique is maximum of 4 months. Like we mentioned before, it is not necessarily the same for everyone, it varies on the hair growth.
Last but not the least, mostly opted for its synthetic hair extension, Wigs are the ones that cover the entire part of the hair at the same time can be used for different hairstyles. Applied topically, wigs have netted setting which comes in various shapes and sizes. For instance, you need to tie up your hair in a knot and place the wig that is formulated in the form of a bun in your head and secure it with a bobby pin. It is the best procedure to hide the baldness or make a different hairstyle with the loose ones.
These are little problematic when it comes to washing. Take proper care of it. The wigs made with real hair can last for about a year or so. The ones which are already designed needs proper care as it is mostly formulated with synthetic hair.
So many procedures, so many styles, your hair is the crown which you can never take off. To increase your hair also its volume, wish for the desired colour or you can even perform it yourself. The best thing about hair extensions is you know what? It shouldn’t look like one! After all, life is too short to have boring hair days!