Hair extensions are hair additions that are secured to the base of the clients hair in order to add length, volume, texture, or color. Extensions offer a better blending of real hair and artificial hair than hairpieces.
Hair extensions might seem like a new invention but in reality hair additions have been around as far back as the Egyptian times when both men and women work wigs [Egyptians were the first to cultivate beauty in an extravagant fashion and to use cosmetics as part of their personal beautification habits, religious ceremonies and preparing the deceased for burial. They were said to shave their heads with bronze razors and wore heavy black wigs to protect themselves from the sun]. Hair pieces have been in and out of fashion since then.
The trend has become much more widespread with many different people using them for different reasons. They play an important role in today's fashion-conscious world.
Permanent hair extensions can cost a few hundred pounds for each application and they only last up to around 4 months. Hair extensions will not last forever, Mostly because the attachment breaks. Most common reason is because the growth of your own hair. Extensions connect to your own hair which will progressively loosen as your hair grows [approximately 0.4" per month] depending on how fast your hair grows and how well your take care of it. They should either be taken out or re-tightened as they become loose. Some systems can last longer then others but in general they can last anywhere between 2 to 6 months.
STRAND BY STRAND:: With this technique small strands of extension hair is attached one by one to small sections of your own hair by either weaving in clamping with metal tubes or using wax and polymers.
WEFT EXTENSIONS:: A weft is a track of several inches long on which the hair is already attached [a curtain of hair attached together at the top and free flowing at the bottom] These should be applied using one row [track] at a time instead of strand by strand.
CLIP ON:: These are considered to be the easiest to apply. Clip a strand within your hair and take it out before you go to bed.
METHODS OF ATTACHMENT:
FUSION METHOD [STRAND BY STRAND, OR PRE-TIPPED HAIR]- Is a process done with small sections strand by strand.
WEAVING METHOD- A process in which you create a cornrow or track around the head and close to the scalp. Extension hair is sewn onto the tracks for a natural look.
BONDING METHOD- Is considered to be the easiest of methods though only works temporarily. This is when a bonding glue is applied onto the weft of the extension hair and then applied at the root of the hair.
CLIP-IN- Is a method where clips are sewn onto human extensions and may be clipped in and out yourself. It is easily detached just like removing a hair clip.
TAPE ON AND SEAMLESS- This method is a new age way to put hair extensions in. The wafted part of the hair is made from polyurethane really thin flat strip that is already pre taped with a stick double sided tape. This method is easy to do, you just pull the backing off and apply the hair. These extensions last up to 1-5 days, though if you want it to last longer you can apply adhesive that should last several months.
MINI-LINKS-This method uses no glue, no heat, no remover nor damages the hair. Your own hair is pulled into the small pieces with a crochet hook looking tool and the pre tipped hair is then pulled inside the link and is squeezed tightly.To remove extensions use punchers to open the links.
A LINK IVE FOUND TO HELP YOU CLIP IN EXTENSIONS. EASY AND FAST. IT ALSO MENTIONS HOW MANY SHOULD BE APPLIED:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUHpiSat66g