3 Types of Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are becoming more and more popular these days. Back in the day only celebrities had the liberty to wear hair extensions because they were pretty expensive and hard to apply.

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  1. Hair extensions are becoming more and more popular these days. Back in the day only celebrities had the liberty to wear hair extensions because they were pretty expensive and hard to apply. Nowadays it is a much more accessible process since there are different types of hair extensions you can go for. Some are long lasting while others are so temporary you can take them off and put them back on in the same day. Consider three common types of hair extensions below:

    Clip-On Hair Extensions

    Out of the different types of hair extensions, these are the most temporary. You can put these on and then take them off in the same day. Many of them use synthetic hair strands instead of real human hair which is why they are also pretty cheap. These are good choices if you are intending on using hair extensions only for one night or one event and plan on going back to your usual hair style the next day.

    Clip-on extensions are very simple in design: the strands are attached to a clip (hence the name) or a comb that can be attached to the wearer’s natural hair. Clips are the more common of the two. All you have to do is clip the hair extension to layer of hair and that’s it.

    Cold and Hot Fusion

    Hot fusion is where the strands of hair are attached to your natural hair using wax, tape, or glue. The glue or wax will then be heated to create a bond, sealing the natural hair and the hair extension together. The only problem with hot fusion is that the heat can cause damage to your natural hair, making it dry and unhealthy. Also, wax is now considered a poor choice since it easily melts when under heat so you can’t use wax hot fusion if you are going to be under the sun a lot.

    Cold fusion, unfortunately, is also one of the more expensive types of hair extensions. This is a relatively new technique and the tools to do add this type of hair extension do not come cheaply.

    Cold fusion is pretty much the same but this time it doesn’t use heat to bond the extension to your natural hair. Instead, it will melt the glue using ultrasonic waves. This makes it a lot safer for your hair and it creates a far better bond. As a matter of fact, cold fusion hair extensions can last for a good six months before they need to be treated again.

    Weave/Sew In Hair Extensions

    This is one of the more painful hair extensions in des moines types. The hairdresser has to braid your hair very tightly and it has to be very close to your scalp. After creating these tight braids the hairdresser will then weave in the hair extensions, tightly sewing them through the braid. This creates a very tight bond that can sometimes be good for your hair since it is free from any adhesive chemical but it can also be damaging if you have soft, sensitive hair strands. The only real drawbacks are that it takes a while to apply this hair extension and that it can feel heavy on the scalp.

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