Types Of Hair Extensions
If you are seriously considering getting hair extensions, the first thing for you to do is get the necessary information to help you decide which of the hair extensions in the market is suitable for you. For starters, there are two types of materials used on hair extensions; the synthetic hair extension which is made of silicone and remy hair extension which is made from human air. Out of these materials, different types of hair extensions styles are made. Some of the most popular hair styles of extensions are as follows:
Loop/Micro Bead or Micro Link Hair Extensions
This type of hair extension is attached to the hair by looping it to the natural hair. The hair extension is clamped down with the use of pliers together with a metal bead for finishing. One of the major setbacks of this type of hair extension is that it can cause hair breakage due to hair exposure to heat. The application of heat on the metal rings is necessary in order to successfully attach the extension to the natural hair.
Weave Hair Extensions
Weave hair extensions are suitable to girls with thick locks. The artificial hair is attached to the corn row of the natural hair by weaving or braiding them together through the use of needle and a thread of cotton. Weave hair extensions can be used on all hair types but they can strain the scalp if attached too tightly. This type of hair extension is also not suitable to fine hair.
Tape Hair Extensions
The advantage of tape hair extensions is that they can last for up to six to twelve weeks, which is why they are called semi-permanent extensions. They are also easy to fit and do not require heavy maintenance. They are also easy to apply. The application is done by pre-taping the extension and putting them in between the sides of hair.
Fusion/Pre-bonded Hair Extensions
Pre-bonded hair extensions can last for up to six months. The application is done by putting petroleum-based adhesives to the scalp to attach the artificial hair. The application and removal of fusion hair extensions should be administered by a professional.