This question is asked quite a lot from clients wanting hair extensions without damaging their natural hair, so what is the answer?
The answer is actually a personalized one. Each person has different hair profiles & what may suit one person may not suit the next.
You can follow the guide to hair extension methods but to find out which method will be least damaging to your hair, you need to book a consultation appointment with a certified & experienced hair extension technician.
Book your free consultation with me to discuss your options for hair extensions & which method best suits your lifestyle.
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Check out this guide to hair extensions I’ve put together for you.
I highly recommend having a in salon consult as there are many factors to consider such as lifestyle, previous hair treatments etc
Best for: most hair types
A weft / sewn in hair extensions requires sections of hair taken & added into a beaded track. Then wefts of hair extensions are sewn in using a needle and cotton or nylon thread. No heat or glue is required for this application, and the hair can be reused. Maintenance consists of a visit to the salon every 4 - 8 weeks to have the beaded track & sewing re done. Avoid over-styling to prevent the beads from loosening in between appointments. This type of hair extension suits the majority due to the conforms, price & ease of wear. When applied properly a weft is virtually invisible.
Best for: Fine, thin, medium hair
Tape-in hair extensions are sections of hair attached to sections of your own hair using a double- or single-sided tape. This is a great option for those with fine, thin & medium hair, however tapes can sometimes be detected. Avoid silicone or oil-based products at the root of the hair to prevent the tape from slipping. The extensions can be reused, and application time can be up to a couple hours.
Maintenance required each 4-6 weeks
Best for: Virgin Hair, Medium to thick
With keratin bond hair extensions, individual strands of human hair are fused or bonded to your hair using a special glue or keratin (the same protein that your hair is made from). With proper care, keratin bond hair extensions can last for a few months. However, you must avoid applying oils, conditioners, and other hair products to the bonded area as these can dissolve the bond. The extensions cannot be reused, so you’ll have to purchase new hair every time you have them redone. Keratin bond hair extensions can take up to 8 hours to be applied, but they are ‘maintenance free’ compared to any other type of hair extension.
Best for: medium to thick hair
Micro-bead hair extensions are similar to keratin bond hair extensions in that single strand hair extensions are attached to small sections of your natural hair. However, micro-bead extensions are clamped to your hair instead of glued using a silicone lined bead. No heat or chemicals are required. This type of hair extension is not suitable for very fine or thin hair as the beads can be seen through the hair. Like keratin bond hair extensions, you should avoid oil and silicone hair products at the roots to prevent the beads from slipping.
Maintenance is required each 4-6 weeks