What are Micro Link Extensions?

Micro Link extensions:

If you are looking to add length and volume to your natural hair without doing a sew-in micro links may be the way to go. Micro links also known as micro bead or micro ring extensions are small metal beads that link the hair extensions to your natural hair with no glue. Any style is possible with the micro links as they are very un-noticeable! Having fine or thin hair can really benefit from this install.   woman with extensions


The micro link installation can take around 2-3 hours for a full installation. A partial installation can take less time. The micro link specialist will loop the hair extensions through a piece of your natural hair, then clamp it to secure it using pliers. With proper installation your micro links can last around 5-6 months.If you decide to use heat on your extensions try using it as little as possible to reduce risk of damage to your hair and extensions. If you decide to apply heat to your extensions use a heat protect-ant first on the hair.If you really would like to try something new with your extensions try color! A professional stylist can find the right color for you to choose to create highlights or even a ombre effect to your hair.woman with extensions


Washing your hair can still be done the same way you were washing your hair before! Try to be a little more gentle when washing your hair with the micro links to avoid any tugging or pulling on them. Do not wash your micro links too often if you would like to preserve your hair extensions. When washing your micro links wash your hair in the direction your hair grows in. Do not try to rub your head or scalp in circular motions as it can cause tangling. When cleansing your scalp try not to disturb the beads or bonds. When done do not wrap the towel around your hair. Squeeze your strands of hair to get the excess water out, then let your hair air dry. Once your hair is dried as much as possible you may use a blow dryer.When combing or brushing your micro links to look gorgeous every day be very careful. Brushing can cause the beads to slide down causing you to go to the salon faster than usual.Not maintaining your regular salon visits may cause damage to your hair. Try to stick to your salon visits by getting your micro links re touched every two to four months.When using hair care products be very cautious as same can cause slipping of the beads due to lubrication. Consult with your hair stylist what will be the best products to use with your micro links. 


When sleeping with your extensions you want tom make sure you protect them as much as possible. You want to try anything that will protect your hair from any tangles, pulling or frizzing as you sleep at night. Different ways you can try to protect your hair is by wearing a silk scarf or bonnet, or try a protective style like a braid.woman with extensions  


To remove your micro links it is recommended you let a professional stylist remove them. If you are trying to save some money, you can try it at home. The micro links are very unnoticeable so taking them off you want to be sure you are aware of them. When taking out the micro links you will use pliers and a rat tail comb. With the pliers you will first carefully pull the link apart releasing the extensions from your hair. After it is apart and out, you will then use your rat tail comb and comb the root of your hair to make sure it is not tangled.


  • Volume
  • Length
  • Versatility
  • Less damaging to the hair compared to other hair extension methods
  • Low maintenance
  • Blends well


  • Risk of harm to scalp if not installed correctly

Micro links is a great choice for a trendy and low maintenance style. If you are interested in trying a new look with extensions this may be the look for you!

This blog was written by Ginelle’ Anderson at Shallamar’s Hair Solutions.

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