Hair extensions are popular all over the world and for some very good reasons. This is because hair extensions give you more flexibility over your hairstyle, allowing you to add more length and/or volume as you wish.
Of course, there are numerous types of hair extensions available, each of which has its pros and cons. Which works best for you depends on numerous factors including which style you want to achieve, your lifestyle, and your budget.
Without further ado, here’s a closer look at some of the best types of hair extensions and how they work.
A weft is a line of hair strands sewn into a thin cloth, which is then attached to your real hair, adding volume and length as you wish. The actual method of attachment varies, including but not limited to the following:
- Bonded Weft Extensions
Bonded hair extensions involve using a resin that bonds the weft to your natural hair at the root. Heat is then used to ensure the resin bonds tightly, and the bonds can last for up to around six months.
- Clip-In Weft Extensions
Clip-in weft extensions are a popular option, largely because you can take them out when you want to. And it’s often recommended not to keep the extensions clipped in overnight encase they might otherwise cause damage to your real hair. Instead, clip-in weft extensions are best used when you feel like a change because you can just clip them back in again.
- Hand-Tied Weft Extensions
As the name suggests, hand-tied weft extensions are sewn into your real hair by hand. They are usually sewn in using thin but strong cotton or nylon threads. This approach helps make for a low-profile connection between your hair and the extensions, helping reduce irritation and maintain a natural look.
While this approach is appealing, it can take a long time depending on how many wefts you are applying. Regardless, the results are usually so stunning that it will be time well spent. Hand-tied extensions will also usually last for between six to nine weeks before they need to be removed or replaced.
- Tape-In Weft Extensions
Tape-in hair extensions are popular for numerous reasons. And one of their most popular features is that they can be re-used, with each new application lasting between 6-8 weeks, making them semi-permanent and letting you change your style more often.
And the benefits don’t stop there because tape-in weft extensions can help improve the health of your real hair. This is because hair extensions can mean you need less styling, helping your hair maintain a natural/healthy shine.
Tape-in hair extensions are a semi-permanent attachment method. They use a thin strip of glue that sits directly on top of the hair, instantly adhering to your natural locks. These will last you around 6-8 weeks.
Micro Link Extensions
Microlink hair extensions are another option that’s ideal for people with thin hair who want to add more volume. These extensions are applied by feeding your hair and the extensions strand by strand (or in small bunches) through a bead. The bead, which is lined with silicone, is then clamped shut, holding the two strands firmly together.
Microlink extensions will typically last for up to around 3 to 4 months before they need removing or replacing. These extensions are also a good idea for people with delicate hair because they don’t use heat, which can otherwise be damaging and irritating.
Keratin Link Extensions
Keratin link extensions are another method that involves securing individual strands or small bunches directly onto your real hair. They are bonded using keratin adhesives, which is the same material your body uses to make your hair and nails.
Keratin links are popular because they provide a natural look and are easy to wear. You can even run a comb through them once the glue has dried, meaning you can still have style and maintain your hair as you wish.
Make Sure to Get Natural Hair Extensions
Natural hair extensions are usually the best option regardless of the style or how they’re attached. Made from real hair, natural extensions move and bounce in the same way your hair will, making it difficult to notice they’re even there. Plus, of course, they come in a wide range of colours and styles from straight to afro.
With a wide range of different types of hair extensions available, anybody should have no difficulty finding a colour and style that suits them perfectly. One of your first decisions is to go for real hair or synthetic options, and real hair is usually the best option.
You will also need to choose between a variety of attachment methods, each of which has its pros and cons. And you can also change from a range of style options, from adding a little more length to giving your hairstyle a complete overhaul.
We use Bellami extensions which are among the best available anywhere, so you can be confident of results you can’t wait to show off. And while we always use the best available products, you can also count on us to pour love and passion into our work for the best result, every time.
Regardless of which option interests you, get in touch and we will be more than happy to hear from you. Our friendly and professional team looks forward to hearing how we can help you and give you a hairstyle that you will be delighted with.