Strand by strand, Tape in methods
There are several methods used to apply hair extensions and just as many types of hair( Straight, Wavy, Curly and Kinky Curly). The most popular system out now is the strand by strand method made by companies such as Great Lengths, SoCap. and Hair Dreams. They all use bonds made of special keratin polymers that are pre-attached to small groups of hair to form a strand. The hair that is used by these companies is all 100% human hair and comes from India or Europe. Since the hair is real it can be styled just like your own hair. Blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons and round brushes can all be safely used. The correct shampoos and styling product should be recommended by your stylist.
The prices for these services can range from $300 to $10,000, its well worth it. With me you can have affordable hair extensions How long should you wear hair extensions before taking them out? As your hair grows out the bonds will get lower on the hair. In 4 months they will be about 2 inches away from the scalp. At this point they might become visible or just make styling a little difficult. So its time to take them out and have new ones put in. The removal process is the same for all of the companies mentioned above.
A gel with a safe amount of alcohol is applied to the bond to dry it out in the case of hot fusion extensions. Then its pinched to break it up so it can safely slide out the hair its attached to. Normal wear time is 4 months but if your hair is finer 3 might be the maximum. If your hair grows slower you could wear them for up to 6 months, but any thing past that and youre risking damage to your hair.
Cold fusion is a newer and similar method of attachment using ultrasounds waves, and is meant to be gentle for the hair. This method uses a keratin-based polymer to attach extensions to the root. As this method uses no heat, it is good for fine or thin hair. The polymer offers more flexibility than hot-glue, and results in more natural-feeling hair. These extensions can last four to six months. Cold Fusion bonding uses ultrasound waves that are transformed into mechanical energy. The vibration caused by the ultrasound energy is directed only to the area where the 100% keratin tip of the extension meets the client’s natural hair. This vibration crystallizes the bond, forming a strong, invisible and long-lasting hold. This occurs without using any heat, which can cause damage to the hair or a weaker and more visible bond. Microbead Extensions are another form of Cold fusion Extensions.
Tape in Extensions are the newest method of fusion, in place of the usual clip in a hair weft there is a piece of double sided tape, designed to be undetectable when placed on the scalp. Tape In hair extensions can be washed and styled as normal, you can use your regular hair products, and they are designed to be lightweight and are suitable for most hair types. Tape hair extensions are semi permanent and can last up to 6 weeks dependent on specific circumstance, and reapplied at least 3 times. They are simple to apply and even easier to take out. You can reuse them over and over.
So if youre tired of dealing with hair that youre unhappy with, fusion extensions should be considered. I laso have access to all hair types and african american hair types. The strand by strand method gives the hair a more natural look and feel. Once you have them in you wont want to live without them. The ways to attach them keep getting better and better. Extensions are here to stay! Application is not done with a glue gun. If you see one. RUN…………….. This is a very outdated method and the chances of using glue instead of Keratin is very high. They may not be trained also. Ask to see their certification.
Strand by Strand (SOCAP USA Certified)
Amino Acid Smoothing
Keratin Smoothing Complex by Coppolla
Whirl A Style Updos/Braid/Blowouts
Scalp and Hairloss Treatments
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