Once you've made the decision to get hair extensions, you may then find yourself wondering about which type of fitting method to use. It can seem a little daunting at first, especially if this is your first time. With that in mind, we're going to talk you through the different options you have, and some of the key pro's and con's for each.
Tape In Hair Extensions
Tape is currently the most popular option for applying hair extensions professionally. This method involves taking a section of your hair and sandwiching it in-between two pre-taped extensions. A quick, easy and pain-free process, the tape extension lies flat and comfortably in your hair, and is virtually damage free.
Time of Application – Quick application, and simple to remove.
Treat Like Your Own Hair – Easy to maintain and can be washed and styled as normal.
Longevity – Semi-permanent and last anywhere from 6-12 weeks.
Micro Ring Application
Micro Ring / Stick Tip Hair extensions are safe and almost invisible in your hair, the rings are usually 5mm in size. They are also a great option for those who wear their hair up often.
Less damaging – These hair extensions do not use any adhesive or heat.
Longevity – When properly cared for, these extensions will last from four to six months.
Natural Looking – Micro ring hair extensions are very natural looking and extremely secure.
Keratin Bond Extensions
Keratin bonded hair extensions are strands of hair which are attached to your hair using a heat connector. The extension is fused with your natural hair at the root, relatively close to your scalp to create a seamless blend with your natural hair.
Lots of Choice – The hair is widely available in many different grades, they can add length, colour, volume.
No Messing – The hair pre-bonded and ready to use.
Longevity – Can be worn for 6-9 months at a time.
Clip-In Hair Extensions
Clip-in hair extensions are fantastic if you want a temporary style change. The extensions are clipped into the hair and are a great temporary solution to add volume fast. Easily create the length and/or volume that you would like with these types of hair extensions. Clip-ins are the most popular type of extensions for the simple reason that there they are minimal fuss and so easy to apply.
No damage – Providing these are put in and taken out correctly, these won’t harm your hair.
Cost – No cost to have them fitted.
Temporary – Instant results you can remove whenever you like, meaning you can change your look and style as often as you want.
Sewn In Weave
A qualified extensionist will create 2 or 3 cornrows into your hair either diagonally or horizontally, the weft is sewn onto the tightly. A hair extensionist will advise the client on how many rows needed.
Fitting Time –Can take up to 2-3 hours to fit.
Whichever type of hair extensions you have fitted, remember to have them fitted professionally (except Clip-In Extensions). Poorly fitted extensions will look obvious and damage your natural hair.
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