Hair extensions have become increasingly popular among women who want to add volume, length, or thickness to their natural hair. With so many different methods available, it can be difficult to decide which type of extension to choose. In this blog, we'll go over some of the most common hair extension methods and their benefits and maintenance.
Halo extensions are super popular nowadays. They have a clear band you wear around your head and lay your natural hair over it. This creates an easy way to have longer and thicker hair. However, you can only go about an inch or two longer than your natural hair so it still blends seamlessly, whereas other methods can give you much longer hair than you have.
Clip-in Hair Extensions
Clip-in hair extensions are a popular option for those who want to add length or volume to their hair for a special occasion or event. They come in a variety of lengths, colors, and textures, making it easy to find a match for your natural hair. Clip-ins are great because they can be easily removed at the end of the day, making them a temporary solution for those who don't want to commit to longer-term extensions.
Tape- in Hair Extensions
Tape-in hair extensions are another popular option for those who want a more long-term solution. These extensions are attached to your natural hair using a special type of tape and can last for up to 8 weeks before needing to be reinstalled. Tape-ins are great for those who want to add volume and length to their hair without the bulkiness of other types of extensions. It is important to take good care of your extensions and brush often to avoid matting. Ask your stylist for the best products and tips to care for your extensions.
Hand-tied hair extensions, also known as weaves, are a more traditional method of adding length and volume to your hair. This method involves braiding your natural hair and then sewing the extensions onto the braid or using a beaded method. These extensions can last for up to 2- 3 months before needing to be redone. They're great for those who want a more natural-looking extension since the hair is sewn in rather than taped or glued. Make sure you go to a specialist to ensure safe installation of extensions.
Fusion Hair Extensions
Fusion hair extensions are a popular option for those who want a more permanent solution. This method involves fusing small strands of hair extensions to your natural hair using a special type of glue These often always use k tip bond like extensions that are bonded one by one in the hair. The extensions can last for up to 6 months before needing to be redone. Fusion extensions look very natural and blend seamlessly with your natural hair.
Microbead hair extensions are another popular option for those who want a longer-term solution. This method involves attaching small sections of extensions to your natural hair using tiny metal beads. The extensions can last for up to 3 months before needing to be redone. Microbead extensions are lightweight and won't put too much strain on your natural hair.
Things to Keep in Mind
Some things to keep in mind when considering extensions is the cost and maintenance. The cost of extensions can range from 1200+ for the hair and first installation. This is because the cost of human hair is very high and in demand. Synthetic hair cannot be colored and cannot be customized for your hair color and type. Human hair extensions also come in straight and wavy to curly textures, this is so you can have extension related to your hair type that you can also stye with ease.
The maintenance can be high depending on which method you do. Sessions can cost anywhere from $300-600 depending on if you are coloring and cutting along with your extension maintenance. Also taking care of them requires special care and patience.
Make sure to book with one of our extension specialists at The Warehouse Salon to ensure a safe extension installation and the best knowledge on how to care for your new long mane!