Posts Tagged ‘Extension’

 

Clip-in Hair Extension Tips

18 October;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Clip-in Hair Extension Tips

Nowadays, purchasing a wig is the perfect answer to a number of situations. Wigs offer a quick change of hair style and cause no damage to your natural hair. Todayâ??s wigs can be found in all colors, shapes and sizes, depending on your needs and budget.

In the past hair extensions were associated with illness but now they are seen as trendy fashion accessories, being used by most celebrities. The purpose of hair extensions is to cover thinning hair and provide a more voluminous look and today there are several brands of clip-in hair extensions with a simple process of application and removal that is not damaging to your own hair.

Hair extensions are gaining popularity because of the flexibility they provide but also because they arenâ??t permanent. Once you tired of wearing your clip-in hair extensions, all you have to do is remove them. Furthermore, hair extensions are a great option for women who wish to change their hair without any styling damage. This is the perfect time to try out hair extensions!

From all types of hair extensions such as weaves, metal tubing and adhesive based fusion, clip-in hair extensions are the least damaging and the easiest to apply. Such extensions will provide length, volume, texture and the great thing about them is that they can be clipped to your own hair. The number of clips you use for such extensions depends on the level of volume you want to obtain.

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These hair extensions are simply clipped to your hair and than they are snapped into place. Nonetheless, if you want the best result, we advise you to style your hair and the clip-in hair extensions separately. Furthermore you need to know that although hair extensions can be worn day and night it is recommended to take them out before going to sleep. The clip may tug on your own hair and cause unnecessary damage to your hair or damage the clip. The price of clip-in hair extensions is reasonable, being the most affordable form of available hair extensions.  They are available in human or synthetic hair.

From the most popular clip-in extensions, women seem to prefer ponytails. These extensions had been forgotten for a while but now they are back and it looks like they are here to stay. These ponytails are subtle and they work in every occasion, being the perfect solution for ladies who are facing a hair style dilemma. A ponytail can look either casual or glamorous, depending on where you place your part and where you place the ponytail.

There are several different styles for ponytails and your style can be chosen according to the look you want to adopt. You can place them anywhere on your head from the side, up on the head or low near the neck. They are available in straight, curly or wavy ponytails and the choice is all yours. However, make sure that the ponytail you select is suitable to the occasion you purchase it for. These days, hair extensions are available in different colors, textures, styles and lengths, being a perfect hair style option for social events or special occasions.

Hair extensions seem to be popular among Hollywood stars, offering you the glamorous look that you were longing for. Now there are many hair extension products on the market meant to help you change your look in a matter of minutes. Clip-in hair extensions can be put on and removed whenever you please, being the hottest trend in hair styling.

The process of clip-in hair extensions has evolved a lot due to innovative procedures that make them easy to apply in a short period of time. Today, extensions can be applied in less than two hours and the results are amazing. We are proud to put at your fingertips a wide range of stylish extensions, including lovely ponytails.

 
 

Clip-in Hair Extension Tips

13 October;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Clip-in Hair Extension Tips

Nowadays, purchasing a wig is the perfect answer to a number of situations. Wigs offer a quick change of hair style and cause no damage to your natural hair. Todayâ??s wigs can be found in all colors, shapes and sizes, depending on your needs and budget.

In the past hair extensions were associated with illness but now they are seen as trendy fashion accessories, being used by most celebrities. The purpose of hair extensions is to cover thinning hair and provide a more voluminous look and today there are several brands of clip-in hair extensions with a simple process of application and removal that is not damaging to your own hair.

Hair extensions are gaining popularity because of the flexibility they provide but also because they arenâ??t permanent. Once you tired of wearing your clip-in hair extensions, all you have to do is remove them. Furthermore, hair extensions are a great option for women who wish to change their hair without any styling damage. This is the perfect time to try out hair extensions!

From all types of hair extensions such as weaves, metal tubing and adhesive based fusion, clip-in hair extensions are the least damaging and the easiest to apply. Such extensions will provide length, volume, texture and the great thing about them is that they can be clipped to your own hair. The number of clips you use for such extensions depends on the level of volume you want to obtain.

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These hair extensions are simply clipped to your hair and than they are snapped into place. Nonetheless, if you want the best result, we advise you to style your hair and the clip-in hair extensions separately. Furthermore you need to know that although hair extensions can be worn day and night it is recommended to take them out before going to sleep. The clip may tug on your own hair and cause unnecessary damage to your hair or damage the clip. The price of clip-in hair extensions is reasonable, being the most affordable form of available hair extensions.  They are available in human or synthetic hair.

From the most popular clip-in extensions, women seem to prefer ponytails. These extensions had been forgotten for a while but now they are back and it looks like they are here to stay. These ponytails are subtle and they work in every occasion, being the perfect solution for ladies who are facing a hair style dilemma. A ponytail can look either casual or glamorous, depending on where you place your part and where you place the ponytail.

There are several different styles for ponytails and your style can be chosen according to the look you want to adopt. You can place them anywhere on your head from the side, up on the head or low near the neck. They are available in straight, curly or wavy ponytails and the choice is all yours. However, make sure that the ponytail you select is suitable to the occasion you purchase it for. These days, hair extensions are available in different colors, textures, styles and lengths, being a perfect hair style option for social events or special occasions.

Hair extensions seem to be popular among Hollywood stars, offering you the glamorous look that you were longing for. Now there are many hair extension products on the market meant to help you change your look in a matter of minutes. Clip-in hair extensions can be put on and removed whenever you please, being the hottest trend in hair styling.

The process of clip-in hair extensions has evolved a lot due to innovative procedures that make them easy to apply in a short period of time. Today, extensions can be applied in less than two hours and the results are amazing. We are proud to put at your fingertips a wide range of stylish extensions, including lovely ponytails.

 
 

Are You Looking For A Hair Extension Salon?

25 September;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Are You Looking For A Hair Extension Salon?

Hair extensions are a great way of changing your look. You can add thickness, length and even change the colour of your hair with extensions! But you do need to be aware that they can cost a lot of money, they take a long time to be applied and need to be applied properly. An inexperienced stylist can mean the difference between beautiful flowing locks and serious damage being inflicted to your natural hair; therefore it is essential to choose a hair extension salon very carefully indeed.

Not every hair stylist can fit hair extensions, they need to be specially qualified and have years of experience. Neither is every salon equipped to put in hair extensions, and even among salons that do offer the service, not every technique is the same. You need to do some research before making a short-list of salons and make a decision as to what sort of extensions you want. Once you have done this you need to set about finding a reputable salon and the best way to do this is through word-of-mouth referrals. If you know someone who has beautiful hair extensions then find out where they had them done and get yourself booked in for a consultation. Be prepared that you may have to travel in order to get good results. If personal references are proving difficult then have a look at online directories and book in for an initial consultation; this should be free.

As hair extensions are a pretty expensive hair treatment, it is essential to choose a salon that you are comfortable with. When you go for your initial consultation you need to look out for certain things before going ahead with your booking. Make sure that the salon itself is clean and neat with adequate lighting and mirrors and that it sells a selection of after-care products suitable for extensions. Ask the stylist to look at before and after style pictures of actual clients to demonstrate the calibre of their work. Also ask about the amount of experience the stylist has with different extension types as well as hair types. A stylist who has been involved with hair extensions for a number of years should be able to advise you on the best extension technique for your hair type and your needs.

At the end of your consultation the stylist should be able to provide you with a personalised written estimate for their services. This initial consultation should always be free as it is simply a way of asking questions and determining the best type of extension and method for each individual. During the consultation process the stylist should ask you questions about your hobbies and lifestyle in order to see if extensions really are for you and which method is most appropriate. Lastly, you need to choose a stylist who you feel comfortable with and can chat to as you are likely to be sat in the chair for a good few hours! A friendly and personable relationship will make the experience much more enjoyable.

Hair extensions do require a certain amount of after care and maintenance and a good stylist will advise you on follow-up appointments and maintenance tips. They should also provide you with specific hair products such as soft-bristle brushed and mild shampoo and conditioners designed specifically for extensions.

You know when you’ve found a good salon when you are made to feel at ease immediately by the staff and feel confident in the stylist’s ability to provide you with high quality hair extensions. They should be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and give you sound advice on important issues such as after-care. If you strike lucky with a hair extension salon then make sure you pass on the good news to your family and friends so they too can get beautiful hair!

Inanch Emir of Inanch London has over 12 years of experience in the specialist field of hair extensions and delivers exceptional results every time. Inanch’s clientele a-list includes Hollywood actress Mischa Barton and model and socialite Peaches Geldof to name but a few, and it keeps growing all the time. Just to prove how good she really is, she recently won UK Hair Extensionist of the Year and her salon was awarded Great Lengths Hair Extensions Salon of the Year at the prestigious Great Lengths 2010 Awards.

For a full list of hair extension services available at Inanch London please visit their website

 
 

Hair Extension Prices

19 September;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Hair Extension Prices

Extensions have become a firm favourite for women around the world as a quick and convenient way to change their hairstyles and appearance. Loved by celebrities and used as a staple by hair stylists within the TV, movie and fashion industries extensions are now available on most high streets throughout major cities as well as online. However, with the widespread popularity and new lines appearing on the market it is sometimes hard to keep track of prices.

Many people who are seeking extensions but they are not willing to pay a high price to have them put in will look into synthetic hair. The nice thing about synthetic extensions is that they can be put into the hair and last for several months and beyond if they are taken care of. At a fraction of the cost of human hair, these extensions are just right for somebody who wants to look amazing without the hefty price tag.

Bonding, also known as hot fusion is the traditional way of placing extension in the hair. This method is done in a salon. The stylist will use hot glue to attach the hair extension to your natural hair. The price for this method is around 0, but can vary depending on where you live and how many extensions you need in your hair.

The best way to gauge the quality of a hair extension is by assessing the cuticle. Usually, prices can also be an indicator of the overall quality. The more the price of the extension the more will be the quality and vice versa. Also, if the layers of the cuticle are intact and facing the same direction it means it is a healthy cuticle and so the price of the hair extension will also be higher. Bad quality cuticles indicate interlocking cells which can cause matted and knotted hair.

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There are salons that offer hair extension prices much less than these listed. Before buying discount hair extensions, however, make sure that the hairdresser is qualified. He or she should be a licensed cosmetologist with experience in applying hair extensions.

The last thing that you need to do is to choose the color that you want. Most human hair extensions come in so many different shades that it is super easy to match your color of hair. You do want to make sure that you have your normal hair the color you want first, so either choose the dye that you like or leave it natural. Either way, you want to have your natural hair the same color as the human hair extensions before they are put in.

Hair Replacement Centers helps people with hair loss or balding. However, they offer an assortment of European hair extensions from such vendors as Jose Eber, Raquel Welch, Ren of Paris, Revlon, Look of Love, Flawless, and Graffiti. They offer discounts on orders of over 10 sets. They also offer a business opportunity for people interested in opening a Hair Replacement Center. Additionally, they give a discount of 70-percent for Internet orders.

If the bride is thinking about extensions for her wedding day only, then she would probably go with the more temporary methods available today. Bonding is a temporary method, but it does involve applying an adhesive based product to your hair. I have heard of some hair damage occurring from the removal of these types of extensions.

Chinese hair is your least expensive option. These are usually the hair extensions you will find for per 100 strands or a ridiculously low price like this. This type of hair is coarse and thick. The texture requires that the hair be chemically treated before it can be used in hair extensions. After the treatment, it lacks shine and has a rough texture. Many Chinese extensions are coated with silicon to give it a shine and make it more appealing.

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Diary Of A Hair Extension Addict

14 September;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Diary Of A Hair Extension Addict

Article by Aleisha Clark









Experiment Objective:To decide which extension method was the best based on my personal experience. I need to point out from the start that I am an experienced hair extension technician who has applied all the methods trialled in this article for my clients. But I wanted to provide feedback based on my personal experience rather than comments received from clients.

Experiment Method: Over the space of 12 months, I decided that I’d personally try using three of the more popular hair extension methods in my hair to see what I liked and disliked. Each day, I recorded in a diary my thoughts, any problems experienced, the good points, and anything I thought potential hair extension buyers might be interested in. Experiment Timeframe: 12 Months (4 months per extension method)Hair Extension Methods Trialled: Clip ons, fusion, micro ring. All methods used human hair extensions.The Results:Clip Ons (Months 1-4): I added 8 pieces (wefts) of hair. The wefts were attached to my head using clips and I had to remove them each night before I went to sleep. By the end of 3 months, I was really getting over adding and removing them and they were a bit uncomfortable by the end of the day. I have decided these would be great if you don’t want permanent hair extensions. They’d be great for one-off occasions like weddings or parties. For those of you out there that don’t mind adding another 5 or so minutes to your morning routine then you should give these clip ons a go. They looked really natural too which I think is very important.

Rating Guide:Appearance:4/5Price: 5/5Ease of adding: 5/5Comfort: 3/5Overall: 4/5Fusion (Months 5-8): I had these extensions added at a salon in Sydney and it took about 4 hours to have them added. Because I wasn’t able to add the extensions myself the cost was higher than the other two methods. Each extension is individually fused to your natural hair using an adhesive. I was a bit nervous for my hair as an adhesive was used on my hair but I didn’t have any problems throughout the 4 months and they were removed successfully at the end of the trial. I had a few extensions fall out over the 4 months but nothing too drastic. I think these would have to have been the most comfortable extensions to wear. My biggest issue was that the extensions used were quite thick (about 0.8g per extension) and they looked really chunky in my hair.

Rating Guide:Appearance:5/5Price: 3/5Ease of adding: 3/5Comfort: 5/5Overall: 4/5Micro Ring (Months 9-12): I had a friend help me add these extensions as the method is fairly easy to add yourself. Each individual extension is attached to a small ring. You simply pull your natural hair through the ring and squeeze it shut with pliers. It took just under two hours to add them. Once they were added, there was slight discomfort (dull pain) at my hair roots for the first night and within 24 hours this discomfort was gone. I thought I’d notice the micro rings in my hair but after the 24 hours I didn’t notice them at all. The extensions looked really natural (more natural than the clip ons), I think mainly because the extensions are added individually rather than one big weft. One other thing was that the rings were undetectable in my hair, but if your hair was really short or very fine they’d probably be a bit more noticeable and another method may be better for you. As with the fusion method, I also had a few extensions fall out over the four months. That wasn’t a drama and I could add them back in using my own pliers.

Rating Guide:Appearance:5/5Price: 4/5Ease of adding: 4/5Comfort: 4/5Overall: 5/5

In conclusion, I found all 3 methods did a good job of giving my hair lots of length and volume. I think clip ons are better suited to those girls wanting to use extensions on and off. I could also see clip ons being great if you spend lots of time doing sports or spending heaps of time in the pool.

The micro rings and fusion were both comfortable and looked natural. I opted for the micro ring method as the winner based on price, ease of adding and a really natural look.

I hope this helped any girls out there who are considering any of these hair extension methods. Good luck with your extensions!



About the Author

Aleisha is an experienced hair extension technician who lives in Australia. She is passionate about hair extensions and is a director at one of Australia’s leading hair extension suppliers, Salon Hair Extensions.










 
 

Bond Hair extension

1 September;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Bond Hair extension

Hair extension is simply an additional length to the original hair. This is done by special connecting points between the original hair and the artificial hair called the “bonding”. Many people are afraid by the terrible stories that hair extension may lead to bald head. There is no need of any fear in this hair extension treatment, at the time of treatment our own original hair grows healthier and longer without any damage. Choose a good hair stylist before you go for the treatment. It may take time to find a good hair stylist, but patiently search for the best and undergo the treatment, for better result. Hair extension is really a gift for girls and ladies with short hair. Hair extension is done either with original human hair or hair made of synthetic fiber.

Before undergoing hair extension make sure that your hair is shampooed. Hair extension is preferable with human hair, since synthetic hair may melt when exposed to high temperature. Hair extension is advised to be done by an expert extensionist, since it takes the process of cutting, replacement and many other factors of our own hair.

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Tips to find good hair extensionist:

– Ask them to show certificate of the course they completed.

– Ask the license for the job.

This may help you to find the good hair extensionist.

Hair Extensions are now available in many different techniques which may confuse us to choose the best.

Points to care hair extensions:

– Use shampoos directed by the hair stylist.
– Dry the hair as you dry your own hair.
– Comb hair from bottom towards up when it coils.
– Do not apply heat to the tips.
– Use an extension brush.
– Regular maintenance for every two weeks.

At the time of removal go to a stylist and remove. If it is synthetic hair the area of bonds will be slowly heated up to remove them. If it is natural human hair a special solvent is used to remove the bonds. The life span of a hair extension is four months. The special glues will loosen as the time expires, so they have to be removed to protect our own original hair. Be sure the extension you’re making is worth the money you spend. With the introduction of clip-in hair extension it has become easy to have hair extension for both celebrities and non celebrities.

Instead of spending time in growing our own hair, we can go for hair extension. Use them as directed by a hair dresser and get a high trendy look.

The author of this article has expertise in beauty. The articles on wigs reveals the author’s knowledge on the same. The author has written many articles on Hair Extensions as well.

 
 

Hair Infusion Additions at the hair extension salon

17 August;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Hair Infusion Additions at the hair extension salon

Article by Frante Camar









Over the past thirty years, we have witnessed huge changes in regards to the different areas of the fashion industry. Whether this is the beauty industry, retail industry, or even the hair industry; improved and advanced technologies have evolved the ways in which these industries work and how they can benefit us as the consumer.In regards to the hair industry, this has altered drastically thanks to the craze that are additions of hair. Although these were barely in existence thirty years ago, thanks to the passion of Rodolfo Valentin, they are now a staple piece of many salons and are fundamental in creating an instantly dramatic alternation to an individual’s tresses.

As the benefits of hair additions became slowly recognized, only Valentin identified the main issue which stemmed from the application process and overall wearing of these extensions. With prolonged wear, the individual’s natural tresses can become severely weakened and damaged and as many of us may have witnessed from the wide number of celebrity magazines that grace our shelves; can even result in permanent hair loss. Valentin realized that additions of hair needed to be completely redesigned in order to help protect the individual’s natural tresses and provide them with gorgeous looking locks. It is after this realization that Valentin designed Hair Infusions which have helped him win the award for Best Hair Extension Salons 2011.

Using his own, specially designed application technique, Valentin’s Hair Infusion additions allow for a lightweight application of 100% human hair strands which not only allows for a natural and even application of your extensions, but also helps to protect your natural locks, promotion strong and healthy growth. Whereas other brands of hair extensions rely on heat bonding, Hair Infusions are bonded by hand to eliminate any unnecessary damage to the hair, making it the ideal choice of hair replacement for those suffering from any form of hair loss.

Now named as the Best Hair Extension Salons 2011, Rodolfo Valentin is not looking to monetize on this recent success, but instead, look to help make unknown hair additions wearers aware that they can protect their hair and sport luscious, long locks thanks to his Hair Infusions. Recognized as the world’s best hair extensions for a number of years, it comes as to no surprised that Valentin’s hard work and dedication towards promoting healthy and strong hair through his innovative hair extension attachment technique have resulted in his salon being named the best hair extension salon within the state of New York. With many rival salons looking to profit from Valentin’s exclusive hair extensions, many have opted to fabricate their own versions of Hair Infusion additions with disastrous results. Wearers are not only provided with a cheap imitation of Valentin’s creation, but may also experience loose extensions or hair loss which will damage their confidence and their wallets.

If you’re looking to dramatically alter your appearance safely, are suffering the after effects of hair loss or simply wish to see if these truly are the best hair extensions in the world, visit Rodolfo Valentin’s salon today. As the only official holder of Hair Infusion additions, you will not only benefit from the high quality of care and product, but will also be blessed with the chance to step foot into 2011’s Best Hair Extension Salons.



About the Author

Beauty and Fashion editor about Extensions for hair loss










 
 

Hair Extension Safety and Care Tips

13 July;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Hair Extension Safety and Care Tips

Article by Natalie Aranda







Understanding a bit about hair extensions can save you time and money especially with all the different types and styles available on today’s market. Most people prefer human hair extensions since they are normally easier to care for than others out there. Using hair extensions is a great way to have long hairstyles without waiting months for your own hair to grow. If you are considering hair extensions for wedding hairstyles or prom hairstyles there are a few things you should know.

The way that hair extensions are applied is very important. It does not hurt! There is a track made with your own hair by creating a same braid. Then the hair extensions are actually sewn to your own hair track. This track commonly called a corn-row by hair stylists runs horizontally around the back of your head. These tracks are done in the middle of the scalp where no one will be able to see them.

For all prom hairstyles and wedding hairstyles, the crown area of your hair will cover the top track. According to how many wefts you decide on will be how many tracks you will need for the long hairstyles. Also according to how much hair you need to create the wedding hairstyles or prom hairstyles will determine how many tracks you need. After the hair stylist has created the tracks, the human hair extensions or hair extensions of your chose will be sewn to the tracks. Then the hair will be blended into your own hair. The hair extensions will now be treated like your own hair.

To care for your hair extensions you should treat it exactly like you do your normal hair. However, if you could not grow long hair previous for all those long hairstyles you desired you might not have been caring for your hair for new hair growth. Here are a few tips to help you care for your hair extensions so you can always have the long and glamorous hair you deserve for all the prom hairstyles or any long hairstyle you choose.

You should always wash, condition and moisturize your hair, including your human hair extension every 2 to 3 days. Your hair extensions will not receive the natural scalp oils so you will need to add moisturizing to your routine. If you do not remember to moisturize your hair extensions, they will become brittle which can cause them to break easily, leaving you with ratty and split ends.

Remember, hair extensions will not grow back! If you get them too hot with the blow dryer, curling iron, etc., you can burn the hair and damage your beautiful hair extensions and this will not help with any wedding hairstyles or prom hairstyles you had planned.

Plan to visit your hair stylist in around 6 to 8 weeks. They will have to remove the wefts and check the hair extensions for any build up from the shampoo or other products you have used. Then it will be necessary for the braids to be redone and the same wefts attached again as your hair grows about 1 to 1 ½ inches in that time period.



About the Author

Natalie Aranda writes on beauty and 2006 hairstyles.

 
 

Hair Extension would surely get you compliments

11 July;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Hair Extension would surely get you compliments

Article by Anne Foster







Are you willing to grow your hair without waiting for years? Do you wish to have the kind of hair that you dream of? In this case, hair extension is the appropriate and the most suitable way of stylizing your hair. Well, it really matters to have long and wavy hair that looks absolutely stunning on you. It is commonly known that beautifully stylized hair adds to the looks of an individual, while badly done hair makes a person look really out of sorts. Hair extension not only increases the length of your hair, but it also enhances the thickness.

The idea of hair extension has been a new and astonishing development in the field of cosmetology. As per the process goes, strands of hair are attached to the track of actual and natural hair. The hair extensions are attached to the tracks with the help of copper coils that merge invisibly with the natural hair. Another thing to be taken care of that hair extension should be completely human hairs and not the mixed or animal hairs attached. Since the arrival of this form of growing hairs, it has been creating a revolution everywhere.

Hair extension has been preferred by a lot of people, who want that their hair should look beautiful. The concept of hair extension claims that every type of damaged hair can be fixed and corrected. Hair extensions are used according to the texture of the individual’s hair. After all, extensions should match the natural texture; otherwise the desired effect won’t be achieved at all. A person without properly stylized hair looks very messy. It is the suitable cut and style that enhances the overall personality of a person.

Be it natural hair or hair extension, proper maintenance is required. Without appropriate looking after, the hair extension would tangle and looks like a bird’s nest. It is sure that you won’t wish to have your hair look like that. After having hair extension fixed to your hair, you would be required to pay visit to your stylist after every 2 or 3 months for maintenance. As far as the maintenance process goes, coils are opened and restringed near to the scalp. After restringing, the shedded hairs are removed and then finally re-clamping is done. Apart from this, you should wash your hair after every 2 or 3 days and moisturize it too.

In the world of fashion and stylizing, hair extension has made its mark. Many times, people look out a special style or texture of hair and strive for that kind of hair. And this would make you anxious to get such type of length or style. Hair extension has been developed to meet the urgent demands to customers for growing their hair. Your hair is such a fantastic thing that if you get them done through a specialist and take proper care of them, the results would surely fetch you compliments.



About the Author

Anne Foster is a hair extension professional who loves giving her clients a completely new look through hair styles. She works for Killforthishair and likes to help out anyone who wants a new hair style. For more information on hair extension, human hair extension and real hair extension visit http://www.killforthishair.com”>www.killforthishair.com

 
 

Hair Extension Techniques

3 July;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Hair Extension Techniques

For some people, the term hair extensions is synonymous with fake or cheap looking hair and damage. However, this negative image of hair extensions has been overtaken by the positive results that are being produced with innovative new technological improvements. In the past, some people have experienced problems with tangled and matted hair and messy glues, but this is largely due to the application process used in the early days of hair extension application. This technique commonly involved braiding or ‘tracking’ lengths of hair into the natural hair or the use of damaging glues to secure the hair. The process of braiding can be a very painful process that puts excess pressure on the scalp that can cause bald patches. Using glue to secure the false hair to the natural hair often leaves the natural hair weak and brittle and it can also be very difficult to remove all the glue from the hair. 

Nowadays, there is a wealth of different techniques that claim not to damage the natural hair at all and have completely changed the look and feel of hair extensions. New technology means that hair extensions can not only lengthen hair but also add new textures, create fullness and volume and offer a wide range of hair colour options. If you do decide that professional fitted hair extensions are for you, whatever you needs or requirements, it is important to do some research in to the different sorts of techniques used in order to get the best result for you and your hair.

A lot of salons favour adhesive-based fusion as a method of attaching the extensions to your real hair. This method is arguable the best, although the type of adhesive used is very important. Wax-based adhesives have a low melting point, therefore cannot withstand and heat styling. A professional grade adhesive is a must in order for your extensions to fit in with your lifestyle. These types of adhesives can withstand both heat and chemical treatments. Also the removal of this sort of adhesive it relatively simple as the adhesive remover used dries the bonding agent to a powdery substance. Other methods use oil and heat to dissolve the adhesive which can become messy and can cause damage.

The cold fusion procedure is a new technology that uses ultrasound waves rather than heat to bond each extension to the natural hair. Because the procedure does not utilise heat, this means that the bond can be fitted closer to the scalp without any need to worry about damaging the scalp. This creates a more invisible bond, leaving you with perfectly naturally looking hair extensions. Cold fusion is the preferred technique when fitting hair extensions to weaker hair that has been coloured or chemically treated as it is less harsh than other methods.

Some people favour weaves or braids as a method of attaching hair extensions. This method involves creating tiny braids (that are done in such a way so that they are hidden) out of the existing hair as a way of holding the hair extensions against the scalp. The general concern with this method as it applies tension and weight to the natural hair which can cause hair loss and even baldness.

Some more recent methods use bonds to attach the hair extensions to the natural hair. The extensions used for this method have a latex plug attached to them which is glued to your own hair for short term use only. The advantages with this procedure are that it is quick and relatively inexpensive. However, the removal process is not so simple. The extensions are removed by using oil and heat to dissolve the bonding agent; this is very messy and can be time-consuming. The latex bond can also pull your own hair out if it is not removed properly.

Another form of bonding is to use metal tubing which is clamped over the real hair to attach the extension hair. However, in some cases it can break off the real hair and can be difficult to pry open later when it comes to removing the extensions. It is not recommended to use this method if you have fine or weak hair. 

Finally, there is a method called heat-shrink tubing. This method will not harm the natural hair but it doesn’t have the holding power needed for long-term wear. After a few washes the tubes can loosen and the extension hair can then fall out.

As you can see there is a wide range of options that you can use to create your ideal look. If you find yourself lusting after long luscious locks but in reality your hair stays put at a boring mid-length style, then hair extensions could be for you. Just be sure to do your research beforehand to get the best possible results.

 

For more information contact Inanch today.