Types & Benefits of Hair Extensions - Usage & Recommendations

Multiple types of hair extensions are available in the market for purchasing, and in salons for professional hair extension services. We have selected and compiled the best ones for you. You can now easily choose what type of hair extension will best fit your style and provides you the convenience. Appreciate and love what hair extensions can give you, the best and quality types of hair extensions are listed below.

Clip-in hair extensions

Clip-ins are a great way to start your hair extension experience. They are simple yet perfect to make your look more stylish, your locks to be longer or be fuller, and are suitable for daily use. It is a type of attachment method that uses clips and multiple wefts. It ranges from two to four clips depending on the size of the weft of your hair. You must combine and fit it in with your natural strands perfectly near the roots so that the clips will not show.  You can easily attach and remove them and are also great for special and sudden occasions. 
Clip-in hair extensions are recommended for wefts on medium or longer hairstyles because your natural strands need to cover up the clips. This type of hair extensions is one of the safest methods for hairstyle changing because it doesn't cause damage to real hair strands. Different colors, highlights, lengths, and an ombre look can be achieved.


How to Use Clip-In Hair Extensions?

Clip-ins are perfect for beginners and those who want to have temporary extensions, which they can wear and remove any time. It is so easy to attach the clips to the hair. It is used by simply pressing on a clip to open it, and when you are done attaching the weft in its place, press again to close the clips. Clip-ins should be attached to the hair strands about half an inch from the roots to hide it and to prevent it from slipping off.




Tape-in hair extensions

It’s a hair binding method, which uses small pieces of adhesive tape that connects to your hair. This method uses strips of hair that you apply with glue. Some hair strands need to be in between the tapes to secure the tape in hair extensions. The hair comes in small tapes that are very thin and about 4cm wide, unlike the clip-in which comes in wefts. The tape in method is recommended for people with thin hair because it will easily blend in and won't be visible at all. The tape is see-through and small, which makes tape-in a great option. The higher quality tape extensions will not shed, mat or tangle. And they are reusable for up to a year. With tape in hair extensions you will not lose hair or experience any discomfort.


How to Use Tape-in Hair Extensions?

The process might be a bit difficult for a beginner, yet possible to do it yourself. It is better to ask someone to help you to get it done. However, it is more likely convenient to just set an appointment with your hairstylist at your favorite and trusted salon.
It is easier to start from the back of your head, then apply two or three tapes above the neck. You should increase or decrease the number of tapes as you go up by following the shape of the head as well. Separate a strand of your hair, glue one extension strand underneath, and the other on top of it. Once you remove the tape extensions, you must clean them and add new tape, then re-apply them. If you want good hair and tape to last through a year or so, you should get a high-quality tape-in hair extension.
Since your hair grows and the tapes go down with it, you need to maintain them regularly and have them re-taped. To take extensions out, use a glue remover. You might have some glue residue left on your hair that you should also clean.




Sew-in Hair Extensions

Sew-in hair extensions are wefts of hair that you cut to the desired size and then sew-in. Sew-in extensions are multipurpose that work for all different types of hair. This method is also known as weave hair, which is great because you don’t have to tape anything, use glue, or heat during the process. You can also add as many wefts, and you can fit on your head. Sew-in hair extensions commonly used for those who have thicker hair because of the way they are applied. The application can feel very heavy, which is why it doesn’t fit well with thin or lighter hair. This type of hair extension is popular because it’s the most permanent and seamless, as the hair is sewn into your hair and cannot come off.


How to Use Sew-in Hair Extensions?

First sew-in hair is applied by braiding the natural hair into cornrows, then sew the hair extensions by using a needle and thread into the braid or cornrow. It is a very technical and difficult application that needs to be done by a professional and may take several hours to finish to achieve the best result. Sew-ins also come in wig form in one piece, which is sewn into cornrows the same process.
Keratin Bonds Hair Extensions
Do you want to fill in your thin hair to add volume or strengthen your strands? The recommended hair extension is Keratin bond hair extensions, also known as keratin fusion. They are real hair strands, which were bonded by keratin adhesive and a special heating tool. You can wear it in different hairstyles as well as high ponytails and can easily blend with the roots of the hair.

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