How long do micro link hair extensions last?
Not all micro link hair extensions last the best!
The length of time the micro links hair extensions last depends on what hair extension system your want installed! There are many variables like the quality of hair, the density of your natural hair, your hair texture, type or brand of hair extensions used, the quality of installation, the aftercare involved, and the products you use.
Most micro linking systems are a safe way to get an undetectable look in hair extensions without any adhesives or glues, and you can also add highlights and lowlights very quickly. Micro link hair extensions are a popular technique that is healthy for your hair and durable to wear. They are the most miniature, most undetectable non-glue hair extensions technique.
Micro links are a strand by strand hair extension system which combines the natural hair with the extension strand using tiny metal tubes. These methods of hair extensions are discreet and the safest by far. Micro linking is a free-flowing hair extension method of adding length or volume to your natural hair. They are the easiest way of adding thickness and length to short, thin, and fine hair without causing damage and hindering hair growth, providing versatility with easy top knots and high ponytails.
Micro link hair extensions last anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. Many lifestyles prefer the micro linking method, referring to them as the best hair extensions method. Also, when we talk about micro links, there are many brands and techniques out there. But basically, there are only two different ways to install them. In this blog, let me go through some of the variables to help give you a better understanding of micro linking hair extensions.
Two main types of installation methods
There are two main types of installation methods with micro linking in applications. These are different techniques and will significantly determine how long your hair extensions last.
- Flat pressed micro link.
- Crimped micro link
Both methods attach below the roots of your natural hair using a small circular bead, also referred to as a micro link. The idea of micro links is that they react inside your hair as part of your natural hair. You’re not supposed to notice the extensions in your hair, and they are supposed to feel light and blend naturally, just like your own hair, and are seamless with tiny beads, rendering the strands undetectable.
Various Micro links are available in 5-7 different COLOURS to match hair tones and sizes to fit other areas and hair thickness.
Another vital key to the longevity of this style has everything to do with keeping in contact with your hair extension artist, who can first achieve the best possible installation and be available for ongoing hair care needs.
Different kinds of micro link hair extensions!
The micro ring’s consistency is usually an aluminum microbead, a copper micro link, or an aluminum ring with silicone inside the beads. The aluminum with silicone bead is standard because of its extra security buffer to grip the hair better. But it is a more significant size bond.
No matter which micro link, they are all safe to attach hair extensions.
Flat pressed micro link.
The flat pressed micro link hair extensions last from six weeks – to three months with regular maintenance: detangling and washing regularly! These hair extensions are applied by taking small sections of natural hair and attaching tiny strands of hair to it with no heat or glue involved on your natural hair in this method.
These systems are pressed flat with the use of a flat plier. Most of the flat pressed tubes (micro links) are aluminum. The flat pressed micro connection is not as durable and can slip or shed depending on the strand’s preparation or purchase history.
These are not certified hair extension systems. You do not need to be a hairdresser to purchase these products. Therefore, if you may feel tightness or temporary headaches on the first day or so, it may be because of tension from the microbead installation to close to the scalp. The bonds in the strand by strand hair extensions should move with your natural hair for the free-flowing effect.
The following are some of the many micro links available:
The Micro link
An I-tipped hair strand is pushed through a micro link and is closed by pressing the link flat with regular pliers. You can purchase these at Sally’s or Amazon, and the human hair used by these methods very rarely has authenticity papers.
Micro link with silicone or Silicone Ring
The silicone lining of each link protects your hair from the metal link with a thin non-slip silicone layer inside them for cushioning and better grip.
Micro rings are fine quality with smooth rounded edges in a round-shaped bead. They are a bead pressed flat to install and last 2-3 months, and these are only different names for the same thing.
Silicone Micro Beads
Silicone is very gentle on your hair as it acts as a cushion between your hair and ring. Good for hair prone to breakage. With silicone lining, easy to offer a superior hold that prevents slipping and damage to your hair.
Aluminum rings are thicker and hold tight with some types of hair. Silicone aluminum rings.
This silicone micro ring bead usually includes five COLOURS: Black/Brown/Dark Brown/blonde/Light Blonde.
Microbeads use the tiniest bead for installation and do maintenance at 4-6 weeks after the initial install.
Looplets fit smaller extensions strands and appear flattened and generally less noticeable.
Micro loop hair extensions
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Crimped micro linking methods
This method of micro link hair extensions lasts the longest by far! This method of installation will last up to six months with proper maintenance. Furthermore, the crimped micro link is a certified system requiring a hairdressing license and certification.
The crimped micro linking hair extensions use tiny beveled copper rings that are crimped and folded to install hair extension strands. The crimped method of the micro linking strategies is a strand by strand system that links a copper cylinder to your natural hair strands without the natural hair in contact with any glue or harsh chemicals.
It is a series of tiny beveled-edged rings that give a secure grip making your hair extension system last the six months.
The copper is thinner and softer, more comfortable against the scalp for some. Good for hair that is very fragile, prone to breakage or overprocessed. This system gives a non-bulky natural, free-flowing look and feel.
The crimped micro link hair extensions will last for six months with proper installation and care. Although the length of time in your hair may vary as it is an individual recommendation, in which case it may not be as long as six months.
Consider only wearing them for five months on finer hair, as delicate hair will need more care. These hair extensions are harmless for most hair types, especially normal-medium ones. The smaller links are best for near the hairline,
The crimped micro linking method is a certified hair extension system. It requires a certified professional hair extension artist familiar with the crimped micro linking hair installation and removal processes.
Your micro link hair extensions should not give you any degree of pain from wearing them. Contact your hair extension artist with any issues. They should be able to address the issue.
Euro Locs is an alternative crimped micro linking method.
Micro link hair extensions last best with good density and hair texture!
If the client does not have even hair density on their scalp, their micro link hair extension will not last. Density means an even number of strands of hair growing out of each square inch of your scalp. Ensure there are no bald spots or damaged hair in the areas where you install the strands.
Hair density tells you a lot about the condition of your hair and how well you look after it. Other reasons for the low density of hair would be genetics or a medical condition. If you are experiencing any medical conditions, micro link hair extensions may not be suitable for you. Please see your specialist.
The best hair quality will make your micro link hair extensions last. The strand by strand system gives the best hair quality because, in each bundle, the shorter hairs are ‘drawn out,’ keeping only the longest healthiest hairs. Using only the most extended lengths makes for a soft, sleek hair extension look. Other cheaper systems may use single-drawn hair, which has shorter hairs, which can break faster, look messy and not look the length intended.
The quality of the hair will affect the length of time the micro link lasts in your hair. Although the connection may stay in its place, you wouldn’t want to wear the hair extension system if the hair is compromised. It will affect the length of time your hair extensions system will look good and last.
Reusing the same hair!
Reusing the same hair may not save you money. When we buy hair, we purchase it in a commercial bulk form and from that, we derive at a reasonable price. Old strands have glue on the tips that will not last if reused. Re-gluing the nail head strand systems take time and extra money.
The strands can have broken pieces that need to be ‘drawn out.’ All this is a different procedure that costs professional time, and it takes longer to apply the system on reused hair, possibly making the cost more than the return. Our hair is of exceptional quality after wearing the micro link extensions.
We use high-quality 100% Remy human hair in various textures with crimped micro links. It is always best to see and feel the hair before agreeing to your hair extension service. You can choose the one that looks similar to your hair, and textures would be straight, wavy, or curly. Be careful with curly hair extensions, though. Curly hair is dry and will need lots of conditioning.
The hair texture does not affect how long micro linking hair extensions last. If you have a hair type that grows fast, you might notice the extension start slip; this adds unnecessary pressure to your hair strands starting from the root. If this is the case, you may want to consider maintenance sooner than expected or removal before the six months.
Prepping or buying the hair strands will help the micro link hair extensions last.
Buying hair strands.
Having the micro link hair extensions last, a sound system for adhesion is in the commercial hair. The system will shed if the hair extension tips are dried out or old. The micro links will not last with the wrong type of glue. If old hair can be dry-looking, your micro linking hair extensions will not look good and be hard to look after. So it’s essential to have a professional hair extension artist buy the hair for you.
I have my systems here, which I use for the hair extension systems. I import high-quality hair and products, and I will not go through the complications that hair clients bring in their hair. Human hair is one of the most complex products to buy, and it takes years of experience to recognize good hair quality.
To supply my clients with the best products, I need everyone on board to give the best price and a guaranteed quality job. To find the best suppliers with luxurious hair, I have to buy kilos of hair at a time. Unseen and with the help of trusted suppliers to send me the best quality. I received many hair bundles that were unsuitable for hair extensions when I first began hair extensions. I have ‘practice hair’ on hand other hair extension stylists may use as their staple product. So be aware.
Trust your stylist!
Pre-tipping custom strands.
Pre-tipping the hair strands from bulk is what I do to ensure the pre-tipped strands are from fresh keratin adhesive to secure the micro link hair extensions last. I know we say no glue, but there is glue on the tip of the hair strand, and that is to ensure the strands won’t shed, and this glue does not adhere to your hair.
The glue may dry out on old strands, and it is best with the pre-tipping procedure to on new hair.
Type of glue used on the tip of the hair results in the durability of the strands. Defective glue at the ‘tip’ of the strands can cause shedding. Once they start shedding, the circumference of the pre-tipped pre-glued tip gets smaller and will not fit in the micro link, causing the strands to start ‘shedding,’ and the sooner you lose of the strands.
The objective of the glued tips.
The glue used to pre-tip the objective is to deconstruct the glue bond, causing more of a sticky note adhesive, then mold them inside the link as a cushion for your natural hair. You are giving additional protection from damage in the bond area. It takes the glue from a sticky adhesive to more like a sticky note so he can peel off the hair at the removal from the head.
Micro linking is a glue less hair extension system, there is glue on the tips of the hair, and this glue helps secure the hair strands inside the bond. Still, we don’t want it to adhere to the natural hair, so what we do is break down the glue, so it’s more like a sticky note, and then it’s going to bend in the link, and this is going to give us secure a long-lasting bond.
Micro link hair extensions last with the correct installation procedure.
Sectioning for Hair Extensions
Micro link hair extensions last the longest with good clean sectioning with evenly weighted distribution when installing the extensions. Keeping further away from the hairline so they won’t be noticeable when wearing up dos or ponytails.,
We shed hair every day when we wear hair extensions; we can’t brush these fallen strands out. When this happens, separating these strands is necessary, and this is done simply by splitting two strands apart. Ask your stylist!
Micro linking hair extensions last with good installation.
Installation is too close to the scalp. The micro link hair extensions may prove painful, mainly the case. Hair extensions placed too close to the scalp may cause itchiness and discomfort during the first few days or weeks of wear, and they may be slightly uncomfortable to wear. However, hair extensions are not for everyone, and it is entirely at your expense if you find discomfort in their wear.
The installation could use various sizes of the links on the same head. For instance, we would typically use regular size links that fit more extensive hair strands in the back of the head, but we may use smaller links with the sides or top of the head. The application procedure will take anywhere from one-five hours, depending on how many extensions are needed allowing the client’s natural hair to thrive.
Use clean, even sections to have the micro link hair extensions last much better for a solid micro linking set. The hair can’t be messy, and the hair has to be smooth from the root area to the bond and through the bond. It’s so important to have your section that you’re going to put the hair strand on, from the root area to the bond; each hair has to be straight down and smooth.
All the strands should hang at relatively the same length of placement. You don’t want any bulking or lift or over-directing from the root, and it has to be smooth working down in the direction of the natural hair growth.
Go to a professional.
It’s essential to have a professional hair extension artist; sectioning is crucial in having nice clean sectioning is having a nice clean natural hair extension look. Clean and precise sectioning with the hair smooths out the point of bonding. Also, it is vital to have high-end equipment for bonding! I always have plenty of tools and new fresh templates for every customer.
Hair extension Removal!
Micro link hair extensions last far longer than the due date but do not leave them in longer. The follicles can not take the weight of the copper ring and natural dreading of the fallen hairs. Leaving them in longer will cause breakage, and removing the dreads will thin out your natural hair.
The proper equipment and knowledge of the hair extension systems are essential when doing removals. It would be best if you never attempted to remove your own micro link hair extensions because you may accidentally pull out your natural hair, making for a harrowing experience.
Schedule an appointment with your stylist for micro link removal to eliminate the chance you might destroy your natural hair during the removal process.
The correct aftercare will help micro link hair extensions last!
Products for hair extensions!
Micro link hair extensions last with clients’ correct aftercare regime. Proper cleansing of the hair and scalp can promote hair growth. The consistent cleansing regimen of your hair and scalp (In addition to a well-balanced diet and adequate supplementation) can help hair grow.
Not all shampoos are good for hair extension hair.
The human hair cut from the head no longer has an acid mantel. It will now have a positive charge, so favorable ionic based products will work the best on the commercial hair. Acidified products will dry out the hair extension hair and cause matting making it hard to look after your hair extensions.
Excessive scratching can cause soreness of the scalp and could be due to the products you are using. Shampoo products for hair extensions should always be at a neutral ph. For all commercial hair, we recommend Level Ph7 shampoos.
But, with styling products, this problem may not occur. Always use a good moisturizer (keeping away from the bonds) and a preventative thermal conditioner before blow-drying or the flat iron.
Avoid breakage and maintain the longevity of the extensions with proper, gentle care. The hair will last longer and look glamorous or a natural look.
Get maintenance appointments for micro link hair extensions last!
Micro link hair extensions last best when you remove the hooks from your fallen hairs! Time and time again, clients miss this step. If you ever heard someone not happy with the condition of their hair after micro link hair extensions, they probably missed this step! It is so important to have ‘maintenance’ on the strands so you can wear them for an extra three months.
Also, maintenance appointments at the three months depending on the micro link used.
With the crimped micro linking hair extensions to last six months, you need to have your professional hair extension artist perform the maintenance procedure at three months of wear. If not, I recommend you remove your crimped micro linking system.
Hair extension maintenance is much-needed in-between wear, specifically for the crimped micro links. Do not overwear your extensions, which will damage your hair, and do not color over the bonds or near the bonds, especially when bleaching.
While the convenience of changing your look with hair extensions rapidly, the maintenance appointment may be slightly on the downside as to the inconvenience and what accompanies the removal process. That inconvenience will entail making a trip to your hair extension artist, faithfully!
The key to the longevity of this style has everything to do with keeping in contact with your hair extension artist, who can first achieve the best possible installation and be available for ongoing hair care needs.
Conclusion for micro link hair extensions.
No doubt that the strand by strand system with the crimped micro link hair extensions last the best! Although it is essential to get professional installation and maintenance for these hair extensions, they last the longest with the most effortless daily wear because of the bond’s high-quality hair and durability.
This video is for entertainment purposes only. It is not advice or financial investment, legal or otherwise. Any decision or action made by any viewer of this video is entirely at the discretion of that individual. Betty Bizzarre does not warrant or represent that any information is accurate.
This blog is for entertainment purposes only. It is not advice or financial investment, legal or otherwise. Any decision or action made by any reader of this blog is entirely at the discretion of that individual. Betty Bizzarre does not warrant or represent that any information is accurate.
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