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The Types of Human Hair Extensions

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Today, it’s common practice to wear hair extensions, or a wig, for various reasons, such as hair loss, thin hair, special occasions, or just for fun. The highest quality of hair extensions is virgin remy human hair extensions. Human hair extensions can be curled, styled, or colored just like your own hair.

Clip-in Hair Extensions

Clip-in wefts, or clip-in hair extensions, are the easiest and most common type of hair extension, since you can place them in your hair by yourself in about 5-15 minutes. You can remove them and reapply them whenever you want to. The virgin remy human hair clip-in extensions should last 3-6 months, or up to a year or more with proper care.

Tape-in Hair Extensions

Tape-in hair extensions are pre-taped, and then taped or glued together with your own hair. A hairdresser can apply this type of hair extension in about an hour. The tape-in extensions needs to be lined up with the natural hair roots, and are applied with a tool that heats up the glue to stick to your hair. You can leave them in for about 4-8 weeks before you need to have them removed.

Sew-in Hair Extensions/Weave

Your natural hair needs to be braided into cornrows. An hairdresser uses a needle and thread to sew the weave into the braid. It takes several hours to complete. The weave will affect your natural hair’s growth, so the maximum length of time to leave it in your hair is four months.

Fusion and Pre-Bonded Hair Extensions

An experienced hairdresser uses a tool that looks like a glue gun to bond the hair to strands of your natural hair. It takes about 3-4 hours to apply, and is damaging to your natural hair. As your natural hair grows, the hair extensions will need to be repositioned, usually every 2-3 months.

Microlink Hair Extensions

Microlink hair extensions are applied by attaching tiny wefts of hair with a small silicone-lined bead. The bead is tightened into place by the root of your natural hair. It takes about 2-4 hours to apply by an experienced hairdresser. The microbeads need to be repositioned in 2-3 months.

Wigs and Hair Pieces

Wigs cover your whole head, and have lace or netting fronts. Hair pieces are usually in the shape of a ponytail or bun. They can be used to create a different hairstyle or to add thickness to your natural hair. With proper care they can last up to a year. Hair extensions come in synthetic material and real human hair. No matter which type of hair extension you want to try, make sure you buy the best quality with 100% virgin remy human hair.

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