Researching hair extensions is often rather overwhelming. When you decide to take the hair extension plunge, the information comes quick. It’s hard to determine which direction is best suited for you.
Begin sorting through all the information by getting familiar with the various kinds of hair extensions. There are four different kinds: clip-in, tape-in, fusion and microlink.
Clip-in Hair Extensions
These are a new adaptation of the wefted hair extensions. The clips are sewn to the wefted hair, permitting them to attach and remove quickly.
Toupee or butterfly clips will often be used because they’re strong and flexible. Snap the clip one way to lock it, the other to unlock. Industry standard clip-in hair extensions are available in a classic 8 piece wefted set with a number of different clips.
These are the best option for hair extension. And, of course, Milani Hair is the best choice for clip in hair extensions!
Tape-in Hair Extensions
A tape-in hair extension features a base with medical grade adhesive which attaches to the hair. This base varies in form, size and material. These extensions are also called seamless extensions. These extensions last as much as six weeks and are good for fine or thin hair.
Fusion Hair Extensions
These are also known as Strand by Strand extensions. This process is achieved by attaching 25-30 individual hair strands with various bonding agents. Full length applications may need 200 or more fusion bonds. Applications can last from 2 to 4 hours.
The glue is applied through hot or cold fusion. After the fusion has become applied, it is called a bond.
These are also known as Loc extensions, locks, or microcylinder. This idea is founded on a similar idea as the fusion extensions. The system consists of small tubes or cylinder rings created from aluminum or copper. This is why it is called the microlink or lock.
The links are painted different colors to be less detectable within the hair. The links are designed to match the hair to which they are attached. They are also available in different sizes to match different hair densities.
The process happens through attaching 25 to 30 individual hair strands through the microlink. The real hair strand is held using a rubber tip or a hard hot glue tip. Full length applications could require in excess of 200 microlinks. Application requires 2 to 4 hours.
The links in many cases are rubber lined to produce a barrier between the metal and the hair. If the hair is tipped with hard glue, the rubber is unneeded. If the hair has rubber tips, then the rubber lining is required.