Change your hair style with extensions
So you’ve taken the plunge and cut your hair short. Now what do you do when you’re missing your long, gorgeous tresses? Enter Shilo Hair Extensions, but with so many types on the market, how do you know which one you need?
Hair extensions come in two types, synthetic and human hair. Here’s the lowdown on synthetic hair, this type of extensions typically comes coated with silicone to give them a naturally glossy look. However, after a while this sheen fades. Synthetic hair extensions can’t be dried or styled with heat. So basically you have very limited styling options. Synthetic extensions don’t last long. Expect your extensions to stay in good condition for 1-3 months. The upside on synthetic extensions is that they are less expensive than human hair. So if you are looking for a short term change that is budget friendly, you want to pick synthetic hair extensions.
But if you are looking for a more long term change to your look then you should consider human hair extensions. The beauty to these extensions is that they can be styled, dyed and dried like your own hair. In addition to that, the hair cuticles face the same way, which make natural extensions look more natural and blend with your own hair better. Human hair extensions do cost more than synthetic extensions but they last a great deal longer with proper upkeep.
So now that we know about the hair used for the extensions, let’s talk about the different types of hair extensions.
Pre- Bonded/Fusion Hair Extensions
These extensions are most probably one of the most popular types of hair extensions and the most discreet, yet can be one of the most damaging because of the application. Pre-bonded hair extensions are self-explanatory really; they’re bonded to natural hair using different adhesives such as glue and keratin. Applying pre-bonded hair extensions can take four or more hours of sitting in a hair salon chair but they are permanent for six months, until a professional takes them out that is. Interested in this type of hair extensions? Check out The One-Step Weft by SHE. These extensions are the easiest way to do Weft extensions. They are the fastest and most efficient hair to apply because it eliminates the need to weave the wefts in. Pre-attached to the weft are tubes, which the client simply attaches to the hair; this reduces the whole process to just this one step, hence its name. Copper tubes are pre-attached to each piece, allowing you to apply hair extensions in a fraction of the time. With the One-Step method, your work becomes less tedious and more efficient.
Micro Link/Micro Bead/Loop Hair Extensions
Micro link hair extensions, also known as micro bead and loop hair extensions, too. These hair extensions are applied by looping the extensions through natural hair and clamping it down with a pair of pliers and a metal bead to finish. One advantage or disadvantage (whichever way you look at it), is that the extensions can move up or slip down the hair shaft- great for those who don’t mind moving them up, however, not so great for those who find this extremely annoying!
Check out our Keratip extensions. For these extensions you are going to need some tools. What’s special about these extensions is they are very easy to apply. No need to deal with glue – simply slide the tips into a tube along with your client’s hair and clamp or shrink, depending on the type of tube you are using. Tips are hair reusable and shed-free. APPLICATION: Extentube Method – Tips applied with metal tubes using clamping tool (metal tubes also known as micro-links, beads, locks, etc.) Plastic Tube Method Tips applied with plastic tubes using heating iron (plastic tubes also known as shrink tubes, shrinkies)
Weave Hair Extensions
Weave hair extensions are particularly advantageous for girls with super thick locks, as they take a lot of hair to disguise. These types of hair extensions are applied in quite a unique way, where the natural hair is braided into a corn row (hence the name ‘weave’) and the extensions are attached using a needle and a thread of cotton. What’s great about weave hair extensions is that they cater to all hair types. However, if they are applied too tight, they can put strain on your scalp and sometimes can feel really heavy- another reason why they aren’t really suitable for girls with fine hair.
Tape/Clip-In Hair Extensions
Tape hair extensions are semi-permanent extensions and their main appeal is that they are quick and easy to fit in. The extensions are pre-taped and then sandwiched on either side of your own hair. These types of hair extensions can last anywhere from six to twelve weeks. While they’re easy to maintain and are pretty easy to put in, they are usually low quality hair extensions, plus, they can make tying your hair up a bother!
Whereas clip in hair extensions such as our Clip N Go Extensions, work slightly differently (hence the name). Clip on human hair extensions with clips designed to hold the extension comfortably in place, regardless of any activities engaged such as: swimming, dancing, running etc. Our human hair extensions by Beyond the Beauty are so comfortable and light that it feels like its the client’s own hair. Each package include seven pieces of hair weft, total of 14 clips (two pieces of single clip, three pieces of double clip and two pieces of triple clip). This way, the package will fit cover enough to fit all types of head sizes. The seven piece set creates a clip-in cascade of straight, layered hair. It is easy to seamlessly blend the extension with the client’s own hair since the set comes with seven different clips. However, the client does not have to use all clips. Are you looking for total convenience when using extensions? Then you need to check out our Clip N Go One Piece. Our clip N go one piece with five clip and 20’’ length Volumizing Quad Wefts are made with the finest quality, 100% Remy Human Hair .Quickly and easily transform your hair. Whether you want to step-up your glamour on those special nights out on the town or want to simply enjoy the added beauty every day to work. Clip n go hair by ‘’she’’ is so quick and easy to add or remove length and volume instantly.