What are the best types of hair extensions?
There are many hair extension methods in which personal preference and your natural hair will determine the best types of hair extensions for you! Assuming budget is not a factor because that is an entirely different blog. In this blog, I will be going over the different types of hair extensions, and hopefully, this will help you choose the best hair extension method for yourself.
The best types of hair extensions!
Hair extension systems have a purpose and will serve the purpose well if installed and maintained correctly. Following the correct maintenance regiment and guidelines will preserve your hair extensions and give you easy care and long-lasting wear.
Where to go:
The best types of hair extensions are certified hair extension methods that require professional training and experience.
The professional hair extension artist takes precise sectioning, has upgraded equipment, and keeps a clean station. They will also boost their knowledge base frequently as the hair extension industry constantly upgrades, reinventing better and more efficient methods.
The hair used:
The best types of hair extensions are not only proven high-grade systems, but they must have high-end hair to look natural and work well within the clients’ natural hair.
High-end meaning fresh Remy hair that has been drawn out into beautiful long lengths! No shorter or broken hairs within the installation.
Most of the less expensive hair extensions are from single-drawn hair that may not be nice to wear, and this would be with the longer lengths drawn out, leaving shorter, older broken hairs in the bundles.
Hair quality will always make a difference in the look and feel of the hair extensions.
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Most of the less expensive hair extensions are from single-drawn hair that may not be nice to wear. Single-drawn hair has longer lengths drawn out, leaving shorter, older broken hair strands in the bundles. Some single-drawn bundles may be better than others, but most with the healthiest hairs removed.
Hair quality will always make the difference in the best types of hair extensions. A lesser rate of hair will mat and tangle, requiring shampooing. This hair extension will also be arid and require tons of conditioners.
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You have to discover the best types of hair extensions through research and trying the methods out for yourself. All the hair extension systems are sound, and it’s all about how you wear them, your maintenance schedule, and how long you wear them?
The best types of hair extensions would be under two classifications. There are ‘strand by strand’ methods and ‘hair weft’ panels. When your hair extension professional purchases hair, it would come in either a long threaded panel called a weft or bulk hair ready to prepare the strand by strand methods. Bulk hair means loose hair tied in a bundle.
1. Strand by strand – keratin fusion bonding, micro links and knotting (braiding).
2. Weft panels – tape in, clip in, flip in, sewn in, beaded panels.
Strand by strand methods.
The best types of hair extensions are the strand by strand methods for comfort and a natural blend. Strand by strand methods is free-flowing; they move naturally with your hair and work well in all hair types. These systems can last up to six months, and because of the work involved in the application, they are a bit more expensive.
The strand by strand method requires the best quality hair to succeed in wear, rendering their soft silky feel. Colors can be mixed or blended, chunky or dimensional it’s like adding hair length and colour simultaneously.
Micro linking methods.
The best types of hair extensions for medium hair are the crimped micro linking methods. These types of micro linking require installation by a certified micro linking hair extensions technician. They stay for an incredible six months, and you can style and colour your hair as before.
The crimped micro links are durable with free-flowing movement, just like natural hair.
There are many different micro links, and not all are the crimped method. The micro links come in various sizes, makes and colors, and the strands can be of different thicknesses or superfine. These variables will affect the length of the wear or the quality of the installation.
Micro linking on thick hair
The crimped micro links are the best types of hair extensions for thick hair. The bonds are super durable and undetectable with thick hair, lasting until you have them removed. If you are growing your hair, shot too long, these bonds are incredible flawlessly blending the strands to new lengths and lasting the measure of time; through hot tools, shampooing, weather issues, and volcanoes. However, I would recommend doubling up on the conditioners if you have them in mind.
Thick hair requires more strands to cover a full head, but the micro linking strand by strand systems hide flawlessly in the hair. However, the thick hair extensions become pricy with high-quality luxury hair. The average number of strands in a full strand head by strand method would be 150 to 250+ strands. Thick hair can go up in strand count depending on how long the client’s hair is to begin the job. An average weight would be 3 to 4 ounces of hair for a full head, and thick hair could add more weight.
Micro linking on medium hair
The best types of hair extensions for medium hair are micro linking because they are the most natural-looking hair extensions. They work well in all hair colors and densities, and they last longer than the other methods and are easy to maintain.
Generally the same information as the previous ‘micro linking on thick hair.’
Micro linking on thin hair
The micro linking systems are specialized for fine hair.
There are special-sized micro links for thin hair. The crimped micro link has a half size that folds over ever so tiny, making them safe for fine hair.
However, if your hair lacks density, micro linking is not recommended.
Also, repeated wear of the micro linking on thin hair may not always be appropriate. Instead, switch it up, wear the preferred cold fusion, and intermittingly have the micro linking.
The strand by strand method can suit thin hair, with adjustments made to the systems to suit fine hair. Each design will adjust installation to fit the hair texture’s best needs. Sometimes clients like thicker strands with fine hair, and sometimes more delicate ones. The finer the strand, the finer the bond. Finer strands may require more strands in the head, or you may suit thicker strands with fewer strands in the head. Or one might say that the thicker strand helps cushion and protect the fine natural hair.
Personal preference can vary from individual to individual.
Micro linking on fine hair is harmless with the right system and installation techniques.
Keratin cold fusion strand method
The best types of hair extensions for fine or blonde hair are the strand methods of keratin cold fusion. The cold fusion method is the least damaging to the natural hair.
The high-end cold fusion companies have a complex keratin fusion bonding that lasts six months and requires professional removal due to its durability and longevity. These systems will stay well in any hair type. A low-frequency pulse softens the keratin cold fusion strands compared to hot fusion, which is very hot and can harm the hair.
The cold fusion method is safe for the hair and gives it a secure bond for 4 to 5 months. This method is the least damaging to the natural hair, making them perfect for blonde or fine delicate hair.
If your hair is oily, the cold fusion method may not be the best. Oil can deconstruct a fusion bond, causing slippage and loss of your strand. Do not put conditioner on the bonds, only on the hair lengths, not the fusion bond.
With the DIY systems, if you use hot tools and do a lot of hair styling cold fusion, these may not be the system for you.
Keratin cold fusion on thick hair
Oils from the hair shaft can affect the keratin bond or loosen the hairs inside the micro copper ring, so frequent shampooing keeps the bonds free from oils.
The thicker the hair, the more hair strands.
Keratin cold fusion on medium hair
Keratin Cold Fusion is also one of the best types of hair extensions for medium hair. They are strand by strand systems that look natural; they work well in all hair colors and textures.
Colors can be mixed or blended, chunky or dimensional it’s like adding hair length and colour simultaneously. The free-flowing movement is like your natural hair, now fuller and longer.
Keratin cold fusion on thin hair
The best types of hair extensions recommended for fine thin hair are the keratin cold fusion system, and these bonds are the gentlest on natural hair.
Some companies with stronger bonds offer six-month wear on their Keratin Cold Fusion hair extension methods, but if natural hair lacks density, hair extension strands can slip out. If the natural hair density is patchy, they can also slip out in those areas.
The DIY Keratin Cold Fusion
lasts me approximately four months, and I install them myself with the most beautiful hair I sort and draw out. I love my hair extensions!
Strand method knotting (braiding)
These techniques are braiding and knotting.
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Sample of clip-in and tape-in hair extensions in single-drawn human hair.
The weft methods will take the hair from an already threaded weft (or, in this case, also a glued panel) and apply the extension systems.
The wefts can come in different forms of threading, depending on the distributor or your request. Sometimes there are hand-tied wefts; some wefts are double strips, sometimes single strips. Threads are the same colour as the hair blending in well.
Clip-In Weft methods
Clip-Ins are the best types of hair extensions for many hair types. Not only because they are the fastest and most affordable, but also great for adding colour or extra volume.
When wearing clip-ins, you would install and remove them each day. Sleeping with this type of hair extension could cause damage to your hair. Clip-in hair extensions are meant for temporary use to extend your hair.
Clip-in extensions are fast and so simple – you don’t even need a hairstylist to put them in. The toupee clips come in different sizes and are attached to hair wefts; then, you clip them in your hair. It’s an excellent option for when you are not ready to commit to wearing extensions on a more permanent basis.
Clip-In weft methods on thick hair
The toupee clips add a lot of bulk, and already thick hair may be cumbersome. You may need to double the panels required in a complete set of clip-in extensions or maybe use extra panels.
It would be best to try the different sizes of toupee clips to see which ones better suit your thick hair. I had a client come in with extremely thick hair, and she liked the tiny ones. She bought many tiny ones and placed them directly beside each other on the weft panel, and they stayed best for her that way.
Also, installing so many Clip-ins daily and removing them at night is a big job, so make sure you are up to it!
It’s an excellent idea for a one-day event like a wedding or a special night out. It is long hair instantly without committing to more permanent hair extension methods.
Clip-in weft methods on medium hair
Clip-in hair extensions work great on medium hair types. Easy to install, easy to hide, and very comfortable to wear.
The average number of panels sold in a complete set is suitable for medium-weight hair. With careful installation and daily removal, the clip-in method of hair extensions is ideal for medium hair.
Clip-in weft methods on thin hair
Clip-In hair extension methods on thin hair might only be a half head application- with half the number of panels recommended for a complete set, it can sometimes be plenty for the ‘fine hair’ client.
You wouldn’t want to place them too close to the hairline, too high up, or too close. Fine hair might have a hard time covering up the attachment panels.
A minimal amount of weft panels should work well in the fine hair, but you need to test the different sizes of toupee clips. The smallest size may not work in fine hair, and there might be a need for a larger grip to clasp more of the fine hairs together for a more secure hold.
Tape-in weft methods
Tape-In hair extensions are not from a weft but the same concept; pre-glued hair panels are used, not threaded panels as in the weft. Tape-ins are a comfortable hair extension system that is fast to install and easy to maintain.
Tape-Ins might be better suited for some hair types better than others. But the tape width and lengths can be adjusted, which may help with your hair and kind.
The tape-in hair extension systems will last approximately 4-6 weeks in your hair before you will need to remove them. They can be re-installed once the panels have been re-glued with a specialized double-sided adhesive.
Tape-in weft methods on thick hair
The best types of hair extensions for thick hair probably are not tape-ins! With tape-ins, the thick-haired client would experience the same problem as the Clip-ins with a lot of bulk at the base of your hair, especially with the number of panels needed to cover the thick-haired client’s head. Depending on the placement of the tape-in weft panels, you may need double the recommended amount of panels to cover the thick natural hair.
Tape-Ins are wefts sandwiched between two panels of the hair extensions and the natural hair.
The tape-in panels adhere with double-sided polyurethane-coated tape. Installed close to the root, it can give a natural look that will last about a month before needing replacement. The panels can be re-glued and reused as long as they are not left in the hair too long and with proper hair extension maintenance.
Tape-in weft methods on medium hair
Tape-ins are also one of the best types of hair extensions for medium hair. Like Clip-ins, they hide seamlessly and usually work well with a complete head installation.
Tape-In weft methods on thin hair
Tape-ins are the best types of hair extensions for fine hair. So other people say, and I’ve read it online, that tape-ins are the best type of hair extensions for fine hair, but I don’t think so.
I think you can see the tape-in attachments through fine hair. Even when the tape portion hides after installation, it seems to pop through at some time during the wear. I always say ‘no’ to tape-ins when it’s in fine hair.
I know people who swear by them, but they have a baseball hat over their hair when I see them. Because not long after wearing tape-ins, the sides of the glued panels can lift and start looking sloppy. Be careful with that! It might help if you buy your double-sided tape to fix the problem immediately if you continue to wear tape on hair extensions.
Sew on Weft Methods
Weft installs are one of the older methods of hair extensions. Sew-on weft methods are commonly a weft sewn to braids or sometimes attached with beads or micro links to connect the wefts.
Weft installs are one of the older methods of hair extensions. Sew-on weft methods are commonly a weft sewn to braids or sometimes attached with beads or micro links to connect the wefts to the natural hair.
Sew in weft methods on thick hair
These are the best types of hair extensions for thick hair! Sew in weft methods are ideal for coarse or thick hair.
The wefts have a more significant amount of hair than the strand by strand methods. When installed, it helps blend into the thick hair client’s head. Also, when needed, install double wefts for extra thickness.
The Sew-in methods are a thick weft of hair sewn onto braids at the base of the hair. A good part of the extra bulk from the natural hair hides in the braids. This method lasts approximately three months and will very in hair quality.
Sew in weft methods on medium hair
The Sew-in weft methods are also one of the best types of hair extensions for medium hair. It hides well and will and will give comfortable wear.
Read the previous paragraph on ‘Sew in weft methods on thick hair for more information.’
Sew in weft methods on thin hair
The weft methods are not the best types of hair extensions for fine hair, and fine hair would slip out of the connect and not hold the hair panels in place very well or slip out completely.
Right knotted thread is not good on fine hair. The tight threads can cause breakage, mating, and dreading.
The stress on the scalp from the weight of the extension is harmful and can cause hair to fall out.
The best types of hair extensions are ultimately going to depend on four things, the natural hair type, the budget you have for hair extensions, high-quality Remy human hair, and a certified professional hair extension technician.
Let a certified professional hair extension technician recommend the best system for you.
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