If you’ve never had hair extensions before, it’s easy to be confused about the many available options on the market. And even if the world of hair transformation services isn’t new to you, there may still be a few gaps in your knowledge about the different hair extension methods out there.
If you get in touch with our Hair-extensionslondon’s friendly hair technicians and extensionists, we’ll happily walk you through your options and advise on the best choice for your goals and budget. However, we’ve also outlined the major hair extension methods below to give you better context about what may or may not be right for you.
Clip-in Hair Extensions
Clip-in hair extensions, also known as clip-in wefts, can easily be attached to your natural hair. You can even do this by yourself. Each weft will be made of fabric or silicone with clips attachment to it which you can attached to the toot area of your hair.
Out of the various hair extension options, clip-ins are the least permanent. You can remove them when necessary and attach them again whenever you like. As such, they’re also quick and easy to use a great hair extension choice for someone who wants to lengthen or thicken the natural hair for a special night out.
How long clip-in extensions last will depend on how well you take care of them, as well as the original quality of the product you choose. If you’re able to handle your extensions with sufficient care and maintenance, you could make your clip-in extensions last for years.
Tape-In Hair Extensions
This method is our speciality and a popular choice with our clients. It involves the taping (or attaching) of hair extension to your original hair. Unlike clip-in extensions, this needs to be performed by a skilled professional hairdresser or hair technician who can make sure the correct amount of hair is taken and the tape is attached to the hair safely and comfortably. The Tape hair extensions the need to be cut and blended into the natural hair to give the required style of the client,
Tape hair extensions do not damage the hair at all when they are applied and removed correctly. In many instances we find the clients natural hair improves greatly as less styling is needed to make the hair look full and great when wearing this type of extensions.
Louises salon is one of the best places to get London tape hair extensions applied and removed because she is an expert in her field of work, attention to the health of your natural hair is Louises main concern. always do our best to make sure all our hair extensions are seamlessly blended with a precision cut to blend with your natural hair to create flawless Look. All this is done buy not cutting into the natural hair leaving it to grow strong and healthy. The hair is reusable with this method when a good product is used
Sew-In Hair Extensions
Sew in extensions, sometimes referred to as ‘weave hair’, involves braiding your natural hair and then sewing wefts of hair into it. Using a needle and thread, your hair extensions are then sewn into the actual braid or cornrow of your natural hair.
This process generally takes quite a long time compared to the previous two methods. This is because a professional hairdresser will need to diligently weave your hair and attach your extensions through careful sewing.
This method can be quite damaging to very fine hair as the weight of the wefts and the tightness of the small cornrows are not great on the natural hair. You can expect your sew-in extensions to last up to 4 to 6 week and they will then need to be moved up, but as always, this will depend on how fast your natural hair grows. This method the hair is reusable
Pre-Bonded Hair Extensions
Pre-bonded, or Fusion, hair extensions are actually fused with your natural hair using various adhesive products. This will require something like a hot glue gun or heat clamp, which will essentially glue individual strands of your natural hair with your chosen hair extension product.
While this method can achieve some strong results aesthetically and offer cohesion between your natural hair and hair extensions, it can also over long periods of wear (years) you will defiantly see some deterioration in Your hair natural due to the way the system works, It is strongly advised that you seek the help of a professional hair extensionist
or London hair extension services to help you with this method as it is by far one of the most skilled methods.
This type of extensions can take anywhere between 1 to 4 hours to apply depending on the speed and experience of your hair extensionist, this hair extensions method can last for up to 4 months depending on your level of care and hair type. If you’re interested in comparing this type of hair extension with any of our London tape hair extensions, let us know and we’ll explain what will work best for you.
Microlink/ ring Hair Extensions
Also known as micro bead hair extensions, this method is applied by attaching tiny pieces of pre bonded hair to specific sections of your natural hair using a bead or a metal ring. Usually made from silicone or metal this bead will need to be attached using a special tool to actually secure the bead or ring in place.
While this won’t cause and heat or adhesive damage to your hair, it will still require a professional hairdresser to install the extension successfully. Otherwise, this can lead to damage through traction of application of the links on your individual strands, which will in turn pull your hair away from your scalp.
This method can last up to 8 weeks and then you have the product removed and moved up the hair, but will vary significantly based on the quality of the products used, the level of care you use to maintain your extensions and the professional services that you use to install your extensions in the first place. This method allows you to reuse the hair.