Different Types Of Hair Extensions
There are different types of hair extensions. It may be overwhelming for you if you are new to the world of hair extensions. Clip-ins, tape-ins, weaves, pre-bonded, fusion, micro-link…what does it all mean? There are so many Different Types of Hair Extensions and terms used.
The below blog will drive you through all types of hair extensions and help you make best choice for your hair. Let’s get started.
1. Clip-in Hair Extensions
Clip-in wefts, also known as Clip-in extensions are the temporary style of extensions because you can quickly remove and put them back on whenever you want. As the name suggests, Clip-in extensions has clips attached on the base and comes ready to use. It is super easy-to-wear just like your basic tic-tac pins. It can be simply worn by clipping in and out with no salon or professional help.
Gorgeous Hair offers 8-piece clip-in set which means 8 individual wefts which can be attached as per desired length and volume. It is advisable to put all 8 wefts for a proper fuller and voluminous look. Clip-ins usually take 5-10 minutes to apply at home.
Clip-in hair extensions are also the least damaging because they don’t involve any chemicals, heat, or pressure, they simply clip onto your hair with ease so there is zero damage to your natural hair. This is one of the many reasons why it’s one of the most popular hair extension types.
2. Tape-in Hair Extensions
Tape-in Hair Extensions are semi-permanent style of hair extensions. They are exactly what they sound like. They are individual wefts sandwiched between your original hairs. It is taped/ glued together on either side of your hair.
Gorgeous Hair offers more than 15 shades which can be mix-matched as per your desired look. Typically Tape-in Application is performed by an expert to align them with roots and apply them carefully. It is not advisable to try Tape-in hair extensions on your own unless professionally trained. We at Gorgeous Hair Studio have professionally trained experts for the application and styling. It usually takes approximately 40 minutes – 1 hour for a full head application.
We suggest 15-20 sandwiches (30-40 wefts) if you desire to achieve thicker and voluminous hair. It is recommended to use special shampoo or conditioner products that are less harsh and not as oily to ensure the glue stays for long. You can style them any way you want because they are made with human hair and stays with you day and night.
Tape-ins are considered semi-permanent. Typically, they last for 4 – 8 weeks before you need to remove and re-apply them. Same set of hair extensions can be re-taped and used multiple times if you buy a good quality human hair. This is the best extension type for women who wants to have longer and thicker hair all the time.
3. Sew-in Hair Extensions/ Weave
Sew-in Hair Extensions is the permanent type of hair extension as it usually lasts longer than tape-in hair extensions. It is seamless as the hair is literally sewn into your own hair with a thread and needle and cannot come off.
Gorgeous Hair offers premium quality hair wefts to be sewn into your hair. This type of hair extensions is performed by an expert as it is technical and time-consuming.
Generally speaking, it is less recommended for women with light or sensitive scalp as they may not be able to handle the weight of the hair weft. Another popular recommendation for people with weaves is to wash the hair with a special protein product to minimise damage and weakening of the hair.
Overall, it’s the perfect option to carry longer and thicker hair for longer period of time.
4. I-tip Hair Extensions
I-Tip Hair Extensions are also known as Micro link hair extensions, micro bead hair extensions or micro loop hair extensions. These are individual hair strands attached to small sections of your hair using a micro-ring. It is also a semi-permanent type of hair extension which is typically applied by experts. It usually take 1-2 hours for a full head application.
Gorgeous Hair offers 50 strands in packet. Usually 2 packets of I-tip extensions is recommended to get desired volume and length. You can always customise the number of strands as per your will.
It can be washed and styled the way just like your natural hair. After a period of time, same strands can be re-positioned for a fresh and neat look.
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Till then, Look Gorgeous, Look Confident!