How Do I Take Care Of My Hair Extensions?

Hair extensions, how safe are they and how do I take care of them?  There are different kinds of hair extensions on the market.  Some include:
  • Clip In Hair Extensions
  • Tape Ins Hair Extensions
  • Sew Ins Hair Extensions
  • Utips or Fusion Hair Extensions, that’s also called Keratin Bonds
  • I tips or Micro links or Cold Fusion Hair Extensions

What Hair Extension Technique Lasts the Longest? 

Each hair extensions technique carries a different method of applying it and taking care of it. Each one requires a different kind of connection. Each hair extension technique last different periods of time.    

What Hair Extension Techniques are There?

Clip-In Hair Extensions

Clip In hair extensions is a technique that allows you to clip it in and out. You should not sleep with clip in hair extensions, nor should you clip in the hair extensions in the same place in your head all the time. Clip In hair extensions is a great way to start using hair extensions because they are very temporary and does not require a professional install or take out.

Tape-In Hair Extensions

Tape In hair extensions. This kind of hair extensions typically lasts six to eight weeks. Tape Ins Hair Extensions should not be shampooed every day because that will loosen the adhesive on the tape. If you have tape in hair extensions, you want to shampoo once per week. You can use a dry shampoo in between shampooing in case you need to shampoo more than once per week. If you have oily hair or scalp tape in hair extensions will not be the choice for you because any kind of oil that gets onto the adhesive will cause the hair extension to loosen up. So if you have oily hair or scalp, tape ins would not be the right one for you.

Sew-In Hair Extensions

Sew In Hair Extensions can be done with or without a braid. There is braidless sew in and sew in with braids. Most hair types can do sew in hair extensions. The choice will depend on if you’re used to feeling tension on your scalp. So if you don’t mind feeling some kind of tension on your scalp initially then the sew-ins would be a great choice for you. Sew Ins Hair Extensions are very safe on the hair because there’s no glue, there’s no adhesive. The hair extensions are completely sewn in. So it’s a little bit safer.     With sew ins if you’re doing it by the row, you don’t want to keep them for more than six to eight weeks. And if you are doing more of a full head or with some leave out, You would want to take it out after two to three months. You want to make sure that if you’re doing the braided technique, that the hair is not braided too tightly because that will create tension on the hair. and scalp.

Micro Links Hair Extensions

Micro links Hair Extensions are also called Itips or Cold Fusion. These typically are put in individually on the hair and they’re connected by a micro link. The drawback with this extension is as you comb and brush your hair over time, you might lose a link or two. So over time, you may need to replace the micro links. The length of time to keep micro links extensions would be three months. After three months you should get them removed. You can have them put back in the same time you get them removed. The reason is has they grow further away from the scalp, there’s going to be a distance between your scalp and the connection hair or the hair extension. The greater the distance between your scalp and the hair extensions connection, the greater your chance of hair breakage.     Do not keep them for more than three months without getting them removed. There may be some people that will say you can keep them in for up to six months. This will cause breakage is you leave them in that long. The thing to do is to remove them after three months and then have them put back in. You can also have them move up after a few weeks of growth but you should remove them after three months If you consistently get them moved up every two to three weeks based on the growth of your hair then you can keep them in longer than three months because you will not have that great distance between your scalp and the hair extension connection.

UTips Hair Extensions

Utips Hair Extensions are also called fusion or Keratin bond. I would suggest that you’re going to do this particular technique that you used the one with the Keratin bond because those tend to be safer on the hair. There is fusion hair extension that has glue on them. You want to stay away from the glue because the glue is very difficult to get out of your hair once it’s time to remove it. When you go to purchase to hair for this hair extensions, the cheaper ones would probably make up of glue and the more expensive ones, for the most part, will be made up of Keratin Bonds. . It’s a great idea to get the Keratin bond. If you’re going to do Utips or fusion hair extensions.     They will be a little bit more pricey, but it will be worth it. They also should be professionally installed and professionally removed. These are the most damaging form of hair extensions if they’re not done properly. You want to make sure you can afford to get the keratin bond version of these extensions and you want to make sure you could get them professionally installed and professionally removed.

Which Hair Extension Technique is Right for You?

If you cannot get them professionally installed and professionally removed, then it’s a great idea to choose a different technique, because you don’t want to play with this technique. If you have damaged hair, over process fine hair, fragile hair, you don’t want to do this particular hair extension. This extension is for people with medium to coarse hair who have relatively healthy hair and they don’t have any problems with their hair or any hair damages.     If you have problems with your hair then this hair extension technique may not be the choice for you. Let’s talk about the techniques to use if you’re trying to give your hair a break or give your hair some rest. or the least damaging hair extensions.

Which Hair Extension Technique is Least Damaging to Hair?

One of the least damaging hair extension would be a sew in hair extension. If you’re doing a sewing and you put most o your hair away or all of your hair away then the hair being put away will go to rest. Let’s say you are doing a sew in with some left out. This would be a great way to protect your hair. If you are doing tape ins, they are also great as long as you don’t have fine overly bleached hair or oily hair or oily scalp. Tape Ins would be a great option. Clip-Ins hair Extensions can be used on any hair type because you would be clipping it in and out.     When considering hair extension it is a great idea to get a professional consultation from professional licensed cosmetologists that will examine your hair and see what hair extension would be best based upon the condition of your hair type and texture of your hair. That will be very important before you choose a technique. Once you choose a technique make sure you make sure you ask what are the advantages and the disadvantages of the technique that you’re getting and also how long should it stay in your hair and what will be the upkeep.Making sure you’re very aware of the different upkeep of each technique, so the technique that you’re doing, you will know how to upkeep it for maximum results, and to reduce breakage. You don’t want to do hair extensions and create breakage on your hair so it’s very important to choose the correct technique. Make sure you know how to take care of it at home for sure. Also be sure that you follow the advice for the technique that the professional gives you when you do these kinds of extensions. Hair extensions can be great. They’re very safe on the hair if the correct technique is used for your hair type and texture, and if you follow the correct way of taking care of it at home.     Article was written by      Sandy Sills     Shallamar’s Hair Solutions     407 507 3000 

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