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There are quite a lot of other ways to use hair extensions, we might like to explain and examine them here so you’ll be able to make an educated choice on what might be the perfect methodology on your hair.
As soon as once more, all info in this blog stems from my own & our clients personal experiences, and when you’ve got some other expertise value sharing, please add a comment beneath 🙂
MICRO BEADS – These are our most popular method of utility, as they’re straightforward to apply and take away, don’t use any heat / glue / chemicals to apply or remove, and might be much less damaging in your hair than other strategies. In saying this although, you need to ensure you are getting the suitable sort of micro beads, there are fairly a number of different varieties – copper tubes / screw lined / double beads / silicone lined.
We personally recommend the silicone lined beads, as they have a thin silicone ring inside the bead, in order that when it’s clamped shut in your natural hair, it acts as a protecting layer between the metal bead and your own hair. A number of the cheaper metal beads could cause breakage at the roots from the thin edge of the bead pulling and rubbing constantly during regular put on. This additionally implies that if you do by accident pull your hair too hard and a few extensions come loose, it’s much less likely to tug your personal hair out. Our beads also have a protective coating which implies the colour is not going to chip off and leave metallic bits in your hair.
Micro beads are available in a number of completely different colours so that your extensionist is ready to match the bead color to the color of the roots of your hair. If the beads are positioned and applied accurately, you shouldn’t have the ability to see the beads in any respect while wearing your hair extensions. Nevertheless, for these of you with extremely skinny or very blonde hair who are fearful in regards to the visibility of the micro beads, another strategies will be better suited. My hair could be very skinny, although when I have it dark, you might be unable to see any beads at all, but when i had mild blonde hair, you had been capable of see them by way of my hair, so I used a different software method.
It is recommended to have micro bead hair extensions maintained / moved up each 2 months to keep away from damage or matting of your natural hair. We’ll discuss hair extension care in one other blog.
Here is a photo of the micro bead application. The tape weft extensions may give a a lot flatter really feel when utilized and usually have a quicker application time. They can even present a more pure look for some folks with shorter or thinner hair, because the sections that are applied to your roots are wider than the person strands of the micro bead technique, and can give a much less ‘separated’ look. Nonetheless, because the applied sections are wider, it can be more difficult to put on your hair up with the tape wefts utilized. You generally need to put on your hair in a low, unfastened ponytail and avoid twisting or folding the tape sections when using hair bands and clips. You are unable to drag your hair back tightly at the sides because the tape sections usually are not as versatile / maneuverable as the beads.
The Tape wefts are good for blonde hair as they are harder to see than the beads, however, if you happen to tone your hair so much using a purple or blue shampoo, the tape tends to carry onto a few of that color and get a slight purple / blue tinge happening after some time, so it is necessary that you keep your hair clear and dry at all times and make sure not one of the tape sections are exhibiting through. Examine the again of your head in the mirror if you are anxious, get your hair in the suitable position / fashion and add a bit hair spray to keep away from hair transferring / parting at the again without your knowledge throughout the times.
Tape weft hair should even be maintained round every 6 weeks. Because the extensions are applied to larger sections of your natural hair, if they change into too grown out, you can danger pulling your hair a lot on the roots and causing breakage.
Tape weft hair is also applied using heat and the tape can go away a gluey residue in your hair once the extensions are eliminated. To remove / maintain them a keratin disolver or acetone sort chemical is used to disolve the glue on the bond and your hair. This is often not so good in your hair, which is why we choose to suggest the strategies which don’t use heat / chemicals, however the tape does also have it’s good sides, so it is type of private preference as premium now wet and wavy human hair to which you prefer.
Here is a photo of the pores and skin weft / tape hair extensions. Just like the pores and skin weft. Heat continues to be required to use them. They can be much less seen in lighter hair, but they normally require more frequent maintenance as they will slip out easier. In addition they tend to hold on to the colour of toning merchandise, and are tougher to take away than micro beads.
Shrinkies are utilized like a bead, but instead of being steel, they’re a skinny plastic tube which usually comes in clear or black, they are heated once applied and shrink around the extension and your hair to maintain it in place. This can also end in some glue (and typically melted plastic) staying in your hair for a while after elimination. Removal of shrinkies generally takes longer than elimination of the other methods, because the tube has to be crushed to get out, which frequently additionally leads to your hair extensions needing to be rebonded earlier than you can re-use them.
Extra time = costlier.
Shrinkies / Shrink Tube Software
There are different methods accessible, which we don’t personally use in our salons, although we used to supply the fusion technique, but stopped a few years in the past as a consequence of shoppers having too many issues with them.
Fusion Method: Hair Extensions being directly glued into you own hair. You generally go away them in for much longer (months and months) before having them taken out, however often are unable to re-use the hair, and your hair on the roots could be fairly broken from not being able to brush it whereas the extensions are in. Software and elimination is quite time consuming, and once once more requires heat and chemicals to be used in your hair.
Sewn In Weft: Wefts are traditionally designed for thick, already lengthy hair – akin to African hair. They are applied by being sewn in to a very tight braided section of your pure hair, and are often not in a position to be utilized to the sides, solely the back of your head. If your hair is fine, the load of the weft can break your natural hair on the roots, and so can the tightness of the braid. You also can’t get to the braided section of your hair to dry / wash correctly, which may go away your hair fairly bad upon removing.