What Are The Different Types Of Hair Extensions?




Switching up your hair to a longer, fuller, more voluminous style is fun, and one of the best (most non-committal) ways to achieve a major hair makeover is by experimenting with extensions. With the vast amount of hair extension types available, it can be difficult to figure out which are best for you. The type of hair extension that is best for you depends on your type of hair and your overall preferences. Here's a guide on the different types of hair extension methods to choose from.







Lady Hairroin Braidless Sew In or Volume Weft hair extensions are ideal for coarse, curly or thicker hair. No tape, glue or heat needed for this volume-enhancing look as they are sewn in to the hair. Lady Hairroin Volume Wefts allows for fullness but with improved comfort and wear. The weft construction provides a thinner, softer and more flexible weft that lays flatter to the scalp without losing volume.


Application & Aftercare

We apply Volume Sew-in Wefts using a looping tool, beads, a micro-beaded threader, a spool of nylon-based thread and a curved sewing needle. Installed by choice method of beads or braids to create a secure base. The application itself takes 3-6 hours. With proper maintenance, your volume weft will last 6-12 months.





Tape-Ins

As the name implies, tape-in extensions adhere to the hair's root using medical-grade tape and are usually 1.5 inches wide. What results is an instant, practically unbreakable bond that means there's no way that hair is going anywhere. This method is 100% natural and requires no tools or chemicals for the installation process.


Application & Aftercare

Tape-ins brought the average time for getting extensions down from several hours to as little as 30 minutes. Applying tape-ins too close to the scalp can make removal difficult and may cause damage as the further the bond is from the root, which is why they should always be installed by a certified professional. Tape-in extensions allow for easy removal, the ability to reuse the hair, and the ability to maximize placement options giving the client a more natural, clean look. Tape-ins are considered semi permanent extensions and can last around 4-8 weeks before needing to be changed or re-applied.






I-Tips

I-Tip extensions are made up of several hair strands glued together at the tip. They are a type of hair extension that latches onto natural hair using flattened microbeads or metal cylinders. I-Tips are a great option because they offer easy access to the scalp. All your natural hair will be left out, unlike with sew-in weaves, where the majority of natural hair is braided down under the extensions. This translates to less time in a stylist’s chair.


Application & Aftercare

Your I-Tip installation will last six to eight months, while the hair itself will last a little over a year. We recommend a visit to the salon every four to six weeks so that the cylinders can be opened and shedding or dead hair can be removed. Once all the debris is cleared, we'll slide the cylinder back up and secure it over new growth.








K-Tips

Keratin Tip (K-Tip) extensions are installed using a heating element which safely melts the Keratin Tips onto your hair. This Keratin Tip is partially made of the same naturally occurring protein found in your hair. A silicone additive on the K-tip helps to create a protective coating for your natural hair strands. The K-tips are bonded close to the roots of the hair, ensuring there is enough space to allow free movement of your hair which maintains a natural layered texture and feel to your hair.


Application & Aftercare

The application time for pre-bonded extensions can take between 2-4 hours for a full-head. You will need to have your bonded extensions removed and repositioned every 8-12 weeks, depending on your natural hair growth. To be removed, your stylist will crush the bond to break down the keratin, then apply a bond removal solution to remove the extension from the hair.






Microlinks

Microlink hair extensions are ideal for fine to medium density hair. No tape, glue or heat needed for this volume-enhancing look as they are sewn in to the hair. Microlinks allows for fullness but with improved comfort and wear. This patented weft construction provides a thinner, softer and more flexible weft that lays flatter to the scalp without losing volume.


Application & Aftercare

Microlinks are installed using a looping tool and microbeads. The application itself takes 3-4 hours. With proper maintenance, your volume weft will last up to 6 months.


37 views0 comments