Hair extensions come in
many different types. There are differences in the way hair
extensions are prepared, in the technique used to attach it to your
own hair, and in what kind of hair is used. Some systems only differ
from materials that are used or just from name. With many techniques
some kind of glue or bond is used for attachment, these methods
involve coating your own hair with a chemical or foreign substance.
Some glues can be harmful for your hair or skin, others are safe.
Ask your stylist what type of glue will be used. There are many good
salons that do not use a name brand extension technique. Hair
extensions will not last forever, sometimes because the attachment
breaks but mostly because the growth of your own hair. Extensions
connected to your hair will get more lose as your hair grows
(approximately 0.4" per month). Depending on how fast your hair
grows and how well you take care of your extensions they have to be
removed or retightened when they get too loose. Some systems last
longer then others but in general we can say anywhere between 2 and
6 months. With some hair extensions it is possible to reuse the hair
what can save you some money, this also depends on the hair quality
and how well you take care of it.
There are three major categories: Strand by strand extensions, weft
extensions, and clip-on extensions
Strand by strand
Hair Extensions: With
this extension technique small strands of extension hair are
attached one by one to small sections of your own hair by either
weaving in, gluing, heat fusing, clamping with metal tubes or using
waxes and polymers.
Glue/Bond based attachments: D'Vine
Lengths: is a hair extension system that matches to the contour of
your head. This system is very flat. The inventor claims that this
system is virtually undetectable even in fine, thin hair. The bonds
are flexible what makes them comfortable as you sleep. The New
innovative interlocking system eliminates slipping and shedding.
With these hair extensions every strand can be reused.
D'Vine Lengths: is a hair extension
system that matches to the contour of your head. This system is very
flat. The inventor claims that this system is virtually undetectable
even in fine, thin hair. The bonds are flexible what makes them
comfortable as you sleep. The New innovative interlocking system
eliminates slipping and shedding. With these hair extensions every
strand can be reused.
So.Cap. USA Hair Extensions: This method
introduces an innovative and advanced equipment in the field of cold
fusion, 'Flat Ice'. The hair extensions are attached using the
highest standard of ultra sound technology combined with a very easy
and practical use of the machine. It works by transforming the
electrical signal sent by the main unit into waves that soften the
keratin. So.Cap. USA hair is available in 81 colors which are
available in straight, wavy and curly. Each strand of hair is 100%
unprocessed human hair with no silicone coat.
Hair Extensions: Donna Bella
Milan is known amongst hair professional's world wide for its
certified remy human hair. Besides trading raw human hair for both
wigs and extensions, Donna Bella also manufactures their own unique
line of products. The Kera-Link system is applied using a
flat-tipped heat tool that fuses the extension into the client's
hair. The European formulated bond comes in a flat shape that can be
cut into smaller pieces making it very difficult to see.
Hair Extensions: This
method is based on a gentle principle, 'modulating'. The attachment
of the hair strand to your own hair is composed of polymer chains
whose molecular structure is very similar to that of human hair. A
special applicator joins the strand with your hair. Easy to install
and remove by an expert. Great lengths uses the highest quality hair
Invisible Hair Extensions: The Extension
is a skin replica. An air tight, water tight seal is created
allowing 5-8 weeks of attachment. “Skin” base is adhered directly to
your scalp by the use of an medical grade adhesive. Your hair will
continue to grow out while the grafted hair addition remains
attached to your scalp. It can be re-used and brushed in any
direction. This method can be used if you have "baby fine" hair.
Hair Extensions: These
extensions are attached to your own hair at low temperature with a
protein-moulded bond. The bonds are strong and flexible and made of
protein that is not harmful for your hair. In general a high hair
quality is used with these extensions
application method can be used on areas on the head where ordinary
extension can't. A polymer bond is used for the attachment.
With this method a
keratin based hi-tech adhesive is used for application. Because the
bonds are slightly thicker this method is not recommended if you
have very thin hair.
Hair Extensions: This is a
bond attachment like Great Lengths and Cinderella. The bond is made
of a different material but can be small and long lasting.
Hair Extensions: This technique
uses a 'hot bond' method. The bonding material has been specifically
designed for hair extensions and provides a balance between
strength, durability and, importantly, ease of removal. The bond is
kind to the hair during application and equally gentle on removal.
NON Glue/Bond based
Hair Extensions: The I-Link
system is applied using micro links. Donna Bella has two types of
links that come in different sizes. Their most popular is the
"non-slip" link that is threaded on the inside which secures the
extension without damaging the client's hair.
Hair Extensions: This
gentle attachment method does not involve glues, heat, or chemicals.
Tiny tubes (micro-cylinders) are used to attach the strands with a
special technique to your own hair. Easy to install and easy to
remove by an expert. Applied in the correct way this is a strong and
safe method that will not damage your own hair. This method can also
be used for weft extensions. The cylinders come in different sizes
and colors but also in different qualities. This method can be used
with the highest hair quality and with hair of a lesser quality, it
depends on the salon.
Hair Extensions: One of the
latest inventions in the field of hair extensions is a very gentle
thread technique that is virtually undetectable. The process is
quick and easy with no pulling or stress and no damage to your own
hair. It is very comfortable and light, you can hardly feel it
yourself. The attachment is so small that it can be applied on very
thin hair and on areas of the head (temples, mid scalp, fore head)
where most other systems can not. High quality human hair is used.
The extension hair is
applied to a strand of your own hair using dental floss, the floss
is then removed leaving an invisible strand. A sealant is applied to
each extension to ensure that it lasts the duration of the process.
The technician said that this method lasts from 8 months to a year.
It could take 3 to 8 days to complete with 2 specialists working on
your hair. The process does not cause damage to your hair. You care
for your hair like normal.
Pro Hair Extensions: A gentle method of
attaching synthetic hair extensions without the use glues or
chemicals. The ProHair is braided into the hair using a 3 stem braid
close to the root area, some of the extension fibre is wrapped
around the braid and then heated with the ProStyles Heat Clamp. The
ProHair shrinks around the braid locking it in place and preventing
it from unravelling. Removal is easy as well, simply twist the heat
seal until it fractures then the extension slides out without any
damage to the clients hair. Gentle because it does not rely on
tension or chemicals for application or removal. It is also suitable
for all hair types European, Asian or Afro. ProStyles are the
inventers of this method.
FLhair™ Xtensions strand by strand: This
method utilizes a custom designed micro-cylinder shell. Small,
weightless and strong each shell’s interior is coated with a
Silicone compound to protect the hair from any compression stress.
The outer shell is colored co-ordinate to match the hair color for
truly sightless, gentle dependable connections. The uniqueness of
this method is all the Remy Hair Strands come fully prepared with a
shell and threader attached. It can be used for length or volume on
all hair types, excluding medical hair loss. FLhair™ Xtensions
Strand by Strand method makes it affordable and dependable for the
stylist and client.
Hair Extensions: Attachment is
done with skilful manual application using a soft silicon pad that
does not stress your hair. They supply only 100% cuticle hair.
This method is
based on the same principle as micro-cylinder. No heat, no glue or
polymer is used. The tubes are larger and have a different shape
than the micro-cylinder but both are tightened to create the
Individual braiding: In this time consuming
method extension hair is braided into your own hair.
A weft is a track of several inches long on
which the hair is already attached (a curtain of hair attached
together at the top and free flowing at the bottom). A weft can be
made by a machine or by hand. Handmade wefts are better, they are
custom made to suit your head and match your hair. The extensions
are then applied by using one row (track) at the time instead of
strand by strand
Flattracks: Flattracs is an exclusive
method that only takes an hour to attach. It looks natural and costs
half of what a full head of individuals would. There is no damage to
the natural hair. No special products or brushes are required. The
hand-tied hair is sewn on to a thin section of your natural hair.
This technique was developed by Cynthia Orr.
Simplicity Hair Extensions: can be
applied in less than 30 minutes. The Extensions are attached with
specialized liner tape. This method can be used to add length,
volume, highlights, and bangs. Simplicity Hair Extensions are 100%
human hair and are sold pre-cut in 38 different colors and a variety
of sizes and styles for all over attachment. They last 4-6 weeks
with proper care and can be easily removed and reused.
Hair Extensions: involves a
human hair weft. A tiny hook tool is used to pull a small but secure
amount of your natural hair through the weft and then add a tight,
silicone ,waterproof , heat activated seal around the keratin
protein bond. This is repeated every half an inch around the weft.
This way the weight of the extension is evenly distributed through
your whole head Keraloc hair extension will grow out and need to be
uplifted every 10 to 12 weeks or 8 weeks if your hair is fine or
fragile. The hair extensions can be re–used, as long as you have
looked after it will the correct shampoo/conditioner and styling
products. This system has been developed and copyrighted by Hot Hedz.
Hair Extensions: is a new technique
which uses the finest quality of hair! Highlights include safe,
fast, easy and full and flawless look not to mention a completely
flat and reusable base which is easy and safe to wear and maintain.
It is attached simply with a special medical grade tape and holds
for 2-4 months. This method is actually a two sided tape method,
where the tape sits on a polyurethane base and is placed on the
client's hair just below the scalp. It is available in many
different colors and textures and special orders are made per
Hair Extensions: The weft is
applied with adhesive to your hair or to your skin depending on
salon and stylist. For some people it will last for many weeks and
for others it loosens up after the first shampoo. This method is
faster and therefore less expensive than strand by strand
Hair Extensions: First a braid
is created of your own hair and than the weft is sewn onto the
braid. The number of tracks depends on what you want.
Hair Extensions: This is done by
weaving your own hair around a number of threads. This way a track
is created. The weft is sewn onto this track. Braiding and weaving
give more tension to your hair and skin because it is tight and
therefore will pull more. The extensions stylist should braid the
tracks firmly but comfortably, it should not hurt. Some clients
complain about being uncomfortable and having headaches using these
systems, others have no complains at all.
As the name already revealed, you can clip
these extensions into your own hair whenever you want it and take it
out at night before you go to sleep.
Donna Bella Milan Clip-In
Hair Extensions: Donna Bella Milan is known amongst hair professional's world wide
for its certified remy human hair. The clip-in line comes in both
natural and fantasy colors. Clip-in hair is thought to be the
easiest of all systems to apply and remove. Clips come in all sizes
and lengths used for both highlights and full heads.
having your hair extensions done, ask your stylist
about the method and the hair that will be used.