How To Choose Which Hair Extension Is Right For Your
Ever wanted to find out which hair extension are right for you? Choose real hair extensions over synthetic as they’re more durable with washing and styling.
Pre-bonded hair extensions
These are attached to the hair by keratin bonds at the tip of the hair extension which are attached with a little hot tool. These are the most popular and look great, but they do require upkeep and regular salon appointments for hair maintenance. As well as that, you need to avoid putting conditioners, heated appliances near the connection, this will weaken the bond and potentially lead to your extensions coming out much earlier.
For maximum duration with this system, remember to condition only the lengths gently. If you’re blow-drying, dry the lengths first, then tip your head forward to dry your real hair.
Durability: 3 months, if looked after would last 4 – 5 months
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Tape In Hair Extensions
Tape extensions have had a bad reputation recently, this is because people use words like DAMAGING and MATTING when they’re mentioned.
If properly applied and cared for and made with good quality hair, are a good choice especially when using High quality Russian hair extensions.
They are connected by wide bonds that look like two bits of Sellotape. Your own hair is placed between them and they are clamped around the strands. The wide, rather than skinny bonds. They’re excellent and if you look after them properly they’ll last for ages.
Durability: 6 month if looked after properly.
Weave Hair Extensions
Weave extensions are ideal for curly or thick hair that’s able to handle them. They’re applied by being sewn into a tightly-braided section of the client’s own, natural hair.
These extensions require upkeep and salon visits are advised every six weeks. This will ensure the section where it’s sewn is in kept at a high standard as these extensions are woven into the client’s own hair, the stylist will also want to assess if they need to be adjusted.
Durability: 6 to 8 weeks to a salon