Are you dreaming of having long and beautiful hair? Or simply add more volume ? Why not try hair extensions. Although in most cases you may need to refer to a professional stylist who specializes in that, here are some examples of great hair extension methods and some of the most popular brands out there. Check ’em out.
Top 5 Most Popular Hair Extension Methods
Tape In Hair Extensions
Tape-In hair extensions are among the most popular methods of extensions. They are also the most affordable and the fastest method of application. They are ideal for thin hair because they are light weight and comfortable to wear.
Tape-In hair extensions are made of 1’inch or more wefts double sided that are coated with glue and they are applied on the person’s hair sandwiching the hair between two panels. The cost for tape-in hair extension can range from 100$-500$, depending on the brand, length, weight and type of hair and the installation process.
Cold Fusion, Micro-Links or I-tip Hair Extensions
This method involves microbeads that are clamped to securely hold each hair extension strand in place with your hair. It may be reused many times, no chemicals, no glue, and no heat. Installation time is 1 to 2 hours and it can last up to 6 months depending on how well you take care of your extensions. The price of I-tip extensions can be anywhere between 300$-1000$.
Keratin Hot Fusion Hair Extensions
The keratin bond technique involves connecting extensions to your hair strand by strand with keratin glue and sealing it with a hot extension tool that melts the glue and its rolled up into the hair giving it a 360 degree movement. It’s the most expensive method and the most damaging method of hair extension. Price is anywhere between 1000$-4000$. The application process is between 3-4 hours and the hair may not be reused, therefore new hair extensions must be purchased every time.
Braided Sew In Hair Extensions
This method also known as weave.It involves braiding hair in small sections and the hair extensions are then sewn into each row of braids. This hair extension technique is ideal for thick hair and it’s the most popular method used among African-American women. It can take several hours to install and it can cause hair loss if braids are too tight. The cost is anywhere between 300$-600$.
Clip In Hair Extensions
Clip in hair extensions is one of the best method. It doesn’t damage your hair and it is temporary. The wefts are sewn on the hair extensions and then are clipped on to your hair. You can remove them anytime and take care of them much more easier than having them permanently on. This is a great option for those who are not ready to commit wearing extensions on a daily basis. The average cost of clip in hair extensions are 200$-600$ or more.