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What Are Hair Extensions

Apr 29, 2024 SEE WIG

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Hair extensions are strands of hair that are added to a person's natural hair to increase its length, volume, or to enhance the hairstyle. They can be made from synthetic hair or real human hair.

 

Types of Hair Extensions:

1.Clip-in hair extensions

Clip-in extensions are temporary extensions that are attached to the natural hair using small clips. They are easy to apply and remove, making them a popular choice for those who want to add length or volume for a specific occasion or event.

2.Tape-in hair extensions

Tape-in extensions involve attaching thin wefts of hair to the natural hair using adhesive tape. They lie flat against the scalp, creating a seamless and natural look. Tape-in extensions are semi-permanent and can be worn for several weeks before they need to be repositioned or replaced.

3.Sew-in or weave hair extensions

Sew-in or weave extensions involve braiding the natural hair into cornrows and then sewing the hair wefts onto the braids using a needle and thread. This method provides a secure and long-lasting result. Professional assistance is often required for the application and removal of sew-in extensions.

4.Fusion or pre-bonded hair extensions

Fusion extensions use a heat-activated adhesive to bond individual hair strands to the natural hair. The bonding material is usually keratin-based, which creates a strong and durable attachment. Fusion extensions require professional application and removal.

5.Micro-link or I-tip hair extensions

Micro-link or I-tip extensions involve attaching individual hair strands to the natural hair using small metal beads or rings. The beads are clamped shut, securing the extensions in place. This method does not require heat or adhesive and offers a more flexible and reusable option.

6.Halo hair extensions

Halo extensions are a temporary type of extension that involves a weft of hair attached to a wire or nylon thread. The weft is placed on top of the head, with the wearer's natural hair covering it. The wire or thread is then hidden under the natural hair, creating the appearance of longer or fuller hair.

 

Materials of Hair Extensions

Hair extensions can be made from real human hair or synthetic materials. Human hair extensions are generally considered to have a more natural look and feel, and they can be styled and treated like natural hair. Synthetic hair extensions are more affordable and come pre-styled but may have limitations in terms of heat styling and durability.

When choosing hair extensions, consider factors such as the desired length, volume, type of application method, quality of the hair, and budget. It is often recommended to seek professional advice and assistance when selecting and applying hair extensions to ensure the best results and minimize damage to the natural hair.

 

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