Hair extensions, also called hair weaves, hair fusions, or artificial hair, add fullness and volume to natural human hair. They are not only used for celebrities anymore, but for everyday women who want to add a little something special to their hair to make it look thicker and fuller. They can be permanent or temporary, sewn in or glued in. Depending on the method of application and the type of hair being used, different types of extensions may result. However, one thing remains the same: hair extensions offer permanent results.
Hair extensions are most often clipped, glued, or attached with glue by adding extra synthetic or human hair to your hair at a spa or beauty salon. If you choose to glue them in, you’ll need a heat-activated adhesive that adheres well to human hair (your own hair is preferable), and clipper or scissors to trim off excess hair. You’ll need an experienced hair stylist for this process to ensure that your extension adds the best results possible. This is a great way to save money as it is generally cheaper to use a skilled stylist to attach extensions versus purchasing them at a salon.
Bonded extensions bonding is another common way to apply hair extensions. Bonded extensions have two separate strips of hair extensions bonded together with a heat-adhesive. You need to make sure that the adhesive bonds well to your hair, otherwise it will not stay in place. Bonded extensions are one of the most inexpensive and popular types of hair extensions available. Bonded extensions are easy to care for and they last longer than clip-on.
Temporary hair extensions are a great way to make a huge impact when attending a special event on a budget. Temporary hair extensions are glued or stuck into your natural hair with a special glue that has adhesive glue. This is the cheapest method of adding hair extensions but the results are not always the best. It is important to make sure that your glue does not damage your hair extensions.
Clip-in and tape-in hair extensions both use adhesives that connect the extension to your natural hair with clips or small bands. They can be individually applied or you can attach them together using a clip. Both clip-in and tape-in hair extensions can be individually applied or you can attach them together using a clip. Clip-in hair extensions can be removed easily if they become unattached from your head, but tape-in extensions cannot be removed without damaging them. Tape-in hair extensions are great if you want to make dramatic changes to your appearance quickly; they can be attached to your hair in seconds using a clip.
Luxury hair extensions are a new and exciting way to add volume and length to your hair without the use of chemicals or heat. Unlike traditional clip-on hair extensions or weaves which require saran wrap or hot iron techniques to attach your wefts, luxy hair extensions use advanced technology that makes attaching your wefts quite simple. Wefts for luxy hair extensions are woven into the hair from the roots up, following the natural hair growth pattern of your scalp. They are then attached to the head by bonding the wefts to the scalp with a special adhesive. Once attached, they can be styled, changed color, or even worn while sleeping without being uncomfortable.
Although all hair extensions are made of high quality, synthetic, FDA approved plastic, it is important to know that they are still made from human hair, which is slightly more expensive than our natural hair because we have to pay more for the hair to become healthy enough to use for extensions. Human hair does not shed as much as synthetic hair, so it will last longer before becoming damaged. However, it is still important to use heat protection treatments on the hair regularly in order to prevent it from becoming damaged.
With any type of hair extension you must remember that you must be sure that your hair extensions are completely healthy before wearing them. They should be regularly brushed to remove any tangles and then only applied by a professional stylist to ensure that they are completely smooth and free of knots. As with any other hair piece, using too much heat on a hair extension can cause damage, so it is important to avoid heat whenever possible to reduce the risk of damaging your hair extensions.
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