Different Methods of Hair Extensions

Different Methods of Hair Extensions

We all have different ways of coping with our hair and nothing seems to do the job better than hair extensions. To add length and volume or just a change of style… Depending on what kind of look you want accomplished there are various types of hair available in the market. Here we discuss some of them and how you too can incorporate them in your hair.

Strand based:

These incorporate a painstaking method of applying each extension on small hair sections. This method can be performed either by using heat fusing methods, weaving techniques, metal tube clamping or even using glue. Several hair stylists also prefer using polymers and waxes to attach them. Within this technique there are sub-types like glue or bond techniques, non glue techniques etc.

Glue based techniques: Within this category there are various methods that are used. For example, Remy type of extensions, a modulating technique is used whereby an heat connector is used to fuse them onto the hair via a keratin wax bond. This technique uses high grade hair and removal can only be performed by hair experts. Other techniques include methods such as where low temperatures are used to merge the extensions onto the hair. Using a bond made of protein mould it forms a high tensile bond which is safe for the hair.

Non-Glue based techniques: In these methods no glue is used to attach to the hair. Instead, tubes, micro links, threads, braiding techniques etc. are used.

Weft extensions:

These are basically tracks on which the extensions are affixed. Then, each of these tracks is applied one by one onto the hair. These can be attached to the tracks either by hand or with help from a machine. However, hand made is more preferable as it can be customized to individual needs.

Clip-on extensions:

These are very easy to use and can be simply clipped on to the hair whenever needed. These can also be removed by the wearers themselves.

Source by Diane Mead

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