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Hair Extension 101: Understanding the Basics and Methods of Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are really popular nowadays and its value increases because of its aesthetic sense and confidence it can bring for making the hair fuller, thicker and longer. The categories of hair extensions include full head hair extension, half head hair extension or three-quarter head hair extension. Full hair extension is suited for those who want to achieve a longer, fuller and thicker hair, as it combines with the natural hair for a gorgeous looking hair. Half hair extension is for those who prefer to achieve a thicker hair and not much of an additional length. For those who wants just a little bit of the first two categories, three-quarter head hair extension is recommended.

The methods used for hair extensions are clip in or clip on hair extensions, bonding and sealing hair extensions, fusion extensions, weave and track extensions and hidden crown extensions. There are various hair colors for clip in and clip on hair extensions such as blonde clip in, black clip in and brown clip in hair extensions. The average strips of hair for a set of clip in and clip on hair extension is about eight strips, and it differs in lengths and widths, usually from two to eight inches. Clip in or clip on can be worn throughout the day for a special occasion or on a daily basis, and can be removed before sleeping.

Bonded hair extensions come in soft bond using latex based adhesives which is comfortable and flexible to wear, or hard bond that uses glue used to attach weft hair to a person’s natural hair. Fusion method involves the use of a machine like a hot glue for attaching the hair extensions to the natural hair’s individual strands. Tracking involves weaving or braiding a hair extension to an individual’s natural hair, which starts from the bottom sewn horizontally across the head from one side to another side. The tracking hair extension is the quickest to add length, and a full head weave can be achieved through this method. The “hidden crown” hair extension uses Remy hair which is known as the most expensive, easy to manage and highest grade of human hair. It uses an invisible wire attaching hair extension simply just sitting on your head.
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For hair extension management, it is important to apply conditioner twice or thrice a week to maintain its shiny, smooth and beautiful look. Do not wash it everyday and avoid using shampoo containing sulfate or silicon because it will break the strands easily and will fall off faster. Just like your natural hair, you can tie, perm, flat iron and style a human hair hair extension. With proper hair care and management, a hair extension can lasts up to a year or longer.6 Facts About Products Everyone Thinks Are True