I have worn a weave once and a wig once in my life. The wig was for this shoot, so we can count that out. I would be lying if I said I do not like hair extensions and all, because i totally love them on other people. Every time I am going to the salon, I do my research and even decide on some hair extensions, then boom I chicken out and just plait. Well we can only do something for so long, right?
I need to understand hair extensions and my search led to this amazing site that has all sorts of human hair extensions. I am no expert with things hair, but here is what I have learnt.
Make a decision first so that what you would like and what you get are not two various things in hair extension style altogether. The kind of hair you have determines the design and style that best suits you.So what styles would you like? They are essentially two groups: glue/bond based attachments and non glue/bond based attachments.
Within each human hair extensions category there are various kinds of hair extension pieces that you can buy which also come with different application techniques . Some techniques allow you to attach it on your own hair while other techniques allow you to glue or bond either to your hair extension or your own personal hair.
If you are in search of a glue/bond based attachment, then you can go for the following options;
Invisible locks. For those of you with fine baby hair this is the style for you. This extension bonds well with the soft skin but you must allow time for it to attach firmly on your scalp. This is about 5-8 days without tagging on the hair.
Mega extension of virgin hair. This is a complete opposite of the invisible type since it requires a thicker base of hair to ensure that the extension has firm roots to meld into.
Raccoon extensions. This extension utilizes a connecting material (A gentle translucent bond is used to apply) and its credibility is attributed to the strength, durability and easy removal.
For the non glue/bond based attachment;
Micro cylinder extensions. This is a gentle attachment method that odes not need heat, glues, or chemicals. Instead, small tube like cylinders (micro–cylinders) are used as attachment to the strands.This can be termed as the most cost effective method of getting extensions put on hair since it is an easy and straight forward procedure. This style provides extensive variety in sizes, colors and hair excellence
Invisible strands technique. This method is labor intensive however, it is worth it as the final product allows you to treat your hair just like you would your normal hair and may be reused for as long as a year if taken off and stored correctly.
The funny part is that the extension of locks are laced to your real human hair using dental floss, then the floss is taken out to leave the invisible strand. A sealant is utilized on this strand to ensure the extension piece is sealed correctly and appears natural. This whole process may take 4-8 days with a specialist who really cares for your hair . To say the truth 4 days is too long, but then again as earlier mentioned you get to treat it much like your own real human hair.
I do not know about you to this end, but SheInhair got me all confused with all these human hair extension words. I will be looking to wear one very soon though.