When you think about hair extensions, you think about long thick sexy hair, do you ever think about how it is achieved?
There are different ways of fixing hair extensions in your hair. The first thing to think about is what kind of extension you are getting. Is the hair is being extended a strand at a time or will you be having a weft attached? A strand at a time is also called strand by strand and means selecting a strand of your own hair and attaching a strand of hair extension using one of the ways listed later. A weft is a band of hair stitched together, ready to be taped or sewn onto your hair ( good for providing instant length and usually cheaper than individual strands).
The most common ways of fixing hair extensions are
Weaving – you usually go to the salon for this procedure and the stylist will section you hair to create rows, on each corn row, human hair extensions are sewn onto selected strands of your own hair using a needle, close by the scalp. Your hair strand will generally be pulled quite tight to get a good fixture, so this can be quite uncomfortable. This method of attaching hair extensions is often preferred due to the fact that there are no chemicals used. The hair extensions will need to be regularly checked for looseness, and re tighten as necessary.
Bonding – This method uses a chemical or glue to attach a hair extension to your hair, usually strand by strand. The extension is attached close to the scalp. Most extensions can be removed using a a remover to dissolve the glue.. Some times acetone is used.
Fusion – can be cold or warm fusion, link/lock fusion or fusion loops. This is where pretipped extension hair strands are coated with a chemical that “fuses” with your own hair when treated with an applicator gun. The extension can also be fixed using a l ring that is tightened around your hair strand and the extension strand to keep them attached. These are generally attached in a salon and may need to be tightened, if they become loose or removed(when finished with) by the stylist.
Clip-ons -the easiest to put in your hair and take out again. The extension can be clipped into your hair as close to the base as possible. Clip ons are usually made of cheaper quality hair and must be removed before washing hair.