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A Bonding glue or adhesive material is brushed onto the weft of the
extension hair and then it is applied to the root of the individual’s hair. The
extensions are easily removed with a bonding remover. There have been
women that have had an allergic reaction to the bonding material. Many
companies offer bonding kits with do-it-yourself instructions. This method is
a more temporary solution that will last a few weeks.
Micro Links, Micro Sleeves, Micro Shells, Micro Rings or Micro Locs
Human extension hair is attached with tiny links, sleeves, locs or shells that
can match your hair color or be clear. Some of these micro products are
made out of specially formulated polymer materials. Others are made from
flexible nickel tubing that is squeezed shut to hold the hair in place. They are
non-magnetic and do not rust. If you have a nickel allergy you will not be
able to wear them.
Micro rings can come with a silicone lining or adhesive material inside. They
are becoming a very popular method.
Some of these micro methods are used on extremely over processed hair,
very fine, silky straight hair and any hair that has trouble holding the
adhesive or keratin products used by the other extension methods. The
micro shells and links can be re-used sometimes up to three times.
Heat Seal: Strands of synthetic fiber hair are attached to the natural hair
using a heat seal that is created by applying a low temperature heat to the fiber hair. The fiber hair then shrinks down to form a seal securing the
Standard Track Weaving: Wefts of extension hair are sewn into tracks
created on the head with cornrows. Wefts are re-usable and this system can
last 3-4 months. Tracks can also be made with hand-tied knots. The
extension hair is sewn into the knotted track with a needle and weaving cord.
Tape: Various types of two-sided tape are used to attach hair extension
wefts or strands.
String: Extension hair is sewn or attached to the natural hair by using string
and any one of several different methods.
Crochet + Hook: A crochet needle is used to sew the individual strands of
human hair into the tracks created on the head with cornrows.
Filament String: Strands of hair extensions are attached to a filament
string. The string is then attached to your natural hair
Man-Made Skin: Extension hair is attached to a man-made skin and is then
grafted to the scalp.
Clip-Ins: Extension hair is clipped directly to hair with tiny hair clips. This is
an easy do-it-yourself solution for hair extensions. The hair is purchased with
the tiny clips already attached on the ends. Clip-in extensions may be a great
place to start if you are serious about getting hair extensions.
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