Since hair is your crowning glory, you want to do it beautifully to match the dress and the occasion. But how is it possible to wear a chignon and on the next day to do a funky bob? How would you feel if your hair is too thin for a style or too short to put it up in a classy bun? The answer to all these problems is hair extension.
What’s the hoopla? Hair extensions as the name suggest are attachments to your hair to add length, volume or simply for a streak of funky color without actually coloring your hair!
There are various methods of adding extensions and depending on the type you go for it should be done professionally or DIY at home. The following are the ones for which you need to go to the salon and spend extra bucks -
A. The non sew-ins
1 Bonding: In this method, a section of extensions are glued to a section of natural hair to add length. The glue is nor your craft-glue in case you are wondering. It’s a special kind of glue that would not damage the hair. This glue can be flexible for more comfort or non-flexible which lasts longer.
Typically bondings last shorter than sew-ins extensions.
2 Fusion: This is similar to bonding, only, the extensions are attached to each hair strands with the help of a glue machine that looks much like hot glue-guns. These look very natural. Another way of doing this is - keratin coating is added to the hair tips and then, with a heat clamp which melts the glue and the extensions are attached . This is not only the most natural looking bonding, it is most low maintenance as well. You can do hair washes as frequently as you would your non-extensioned hair, or use hair products to style. But this is the most expensive and time-consuming method as well, often requiring upto 8 hours.
B. Sew ins
1 Netting: In this kind of extension, the hair is done into very thin braids and then a very thin hairnet or mesh is put on it covering up the head and it is fixed creating a smooth and uniform surface. The extensions are then sewn in on the net and the hair. The fine net allows the scalp to breathe. Netting lets you get a denser extension since the stylist can attach at random and not in sections or with individual hair. This is a comparatively easier method.
2 Lace fronts: This is a cousin of the netting method. A lace cap is fitted on the head and the hair (both natural and the extensions) are ventilated through the tiny pores of the lace. On the hairline extensions are attached with glue to merge with the cap.
The caps are customized depending on the size of the head or the bunches of hair that would come out. The ventilated hair is often sewed in again to ensure even better fit.
There are more ways of extension like tracking etc but all of them require professionals to do and taking them off. But if you are the self-sufficient woman looking forward to doing the extensions yourself don’t worry, Clip in hair extensions are there for you.
Clip in Hair extensions:
These are the safest and the best because these can be worn almost in a jiffy and you can alter your extensions every other day. Since they do not need chemicals to put on, the damage is minimum whatsoever. These are actually like wigs and come in sections. The sections have little clips attached which are not visible when put them on the hair.
Clip ins give you more freedom. You can choose artificial hair if you are not comfortable with human hair or go for the natural hair to achieve the perfect natural look.
Of the natural strands there are qualities available-the European, Asian, etc depending on your hair texture. Moreover, depending on your need the hairs are colored so was to blend in or make it stand out whichever way you prefer. You can just attach a streak of colored hair for that funky look without having to step into a salon and have your natural hair colored and therefore damaged!
In order to keep you gorgeous 365 days, we have brought the Balmain Hair clip in hair extensions which are one of the finest quality hair extensions that are quite popular around the globe. These are made from the finest quality of hair and can stand the recommended temperature for natural hair which is up to 160⁰ C . You can just use mild shampoo for cleansing or use styling products and appliances as you would to your natural hair.
If you are worried about matching colors, don’t be. The hair extensions are colored into different shades to let you choose your perfect shade or go for a change. There are sets as well as different pieces in almost every shade and color to let the inner diva out.
In case you want the exact steps and some tips and tricks to work with your clip-ins, watch out this space.
xoxo, Stay Gorgeous :)