All About Attaching Hair Extensions

26 September; Author: Hair Extensions Australia

All About Attaching Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a great way of updating any look. You can go from short locks to a long flowing mane in a matter of hours depending on which application method you go for. However, it is important to do some research before going ahead with extensions as you will need to match the technique and hair extension type to your natural hair and your preferences. You need to think about whether you want individual strands or a weft and also what sort of hair you want. There are two main choices: synthetic hair and real human hair. Human hair is of a better quality and you can do more with it with regards to styling, but it is also a lot more expensive than synthetic hair.


A weft is a band of hair stitched together which is then either taped or sewn onto your hair. This method is usually cheaper than the strand by strand method and is good for adding instant length. However, the individual strand method tends to look more natural.


There are many different ways of attaching hair extensions and it is important to be aware of the pros and cons of each one before deciding to go ahead with extensions. Weaving is a common method and involves the stylist sectioning your hair into rows and then each human hair extension is sewn onto selected strands of your own hair using a needle, close by the scalp. Generally, the hair strand is pulled very tight in order to get a good result and a secure fix and this can cause discomfort. However, as no chemicals are used with this method it is often preferred. With this method the extensions will need to be regularly checked for looseness and re-tightened when necessary.



Bonding is a method that involves a chemical or a glue to attach the hair extension to your hair. This method uses the individual strand technique and the extension is attached close to the scalp to give a natural look. It is easy to remove the extensions with a remover that dissolves the glue. With any sort of extensions it is always advisable to go back to the salon where you had the extensions applied to have a stylist professionally remove them.


Fusion is a similar method to bonding. Fusion can be warm or cold fusion, link/lock fusion or fusion loops. The basic principle is that pre-tipped extension hair strands are coated with a chemical that “fuses” with your own hair when treated with an applicator gun. The fusion loop method involves using a ring that is tightened around the hair strand and the extension strand to keep them attached. These may need to be tightened by your stylist to keep them in place.


Finally, clip-in extensions are another popular method of application. These are the easiest extensions to deal with and can be simply clipped-in and clipped-out whenever you want. They can be clipped in as close to your head as possible to give a natural look. However, the quality of hair tends to be lower than other extension methods and need to be removed before washing.


Hair extensions are great and can really boost a person’s confidence and make them look really amazing! However, you need to think about whether you want a permanent or a temporary hair extension style before going through with the application process. If you go for permanent extensions then you need to understand that you will need to go to your stylist to get the extensions fitted and you will need regular appointments to take care of them afterwards. Your human hair extensions will also need to be looked after properly in order to have them for as long as possible. This includes washing your hair less so as not to dry out the hair and also investing time in using a good quality shampoo and conditioner and leave-in conditioner. You may find yourself spending more money on and using more products than you would usually, but it is all worth it to keep your locks looking topnotch.


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