A Complete Guide to Permanent Hair Extensions

If you want to add volume and length to your hair, you can look for permanent hair extensions that can last up to six months of use. However, you have to be familiar with the different application methods used if you want to lower the costs of maintaining your salon-grade hair extensions.

Here are three of the most popular methods used for applying hair extensions.

Braided extensions and weaves

Braided extensions are manually attached by sewing them into tiny braids or corn-rows that are made from your own hair. These braids will run horizontally in the middle of your scalp and underneath your hairline in order to make them invisible to the naked eye. After these tiny braids are completed, the extensions are sewn into the braids and your hair’s crown area is combed over the top of your head.

Braided wefts are cheaper than any other method. Binding your hair into tiny braids will also protect it from damage. The weave will automatically shoulder all the abuse from different products and tools used for styling your hair. However, weaves can be very painful because their tiny braids need to be reasonably tight.

Hot and cold fusion permanent hair extensions

Fusion hair extensions are considered as permanent hair extension methods. With skilled application and adequate care, they can last from three up to six months. It is applied through fusion bonding, which involves gluing the extensions to your hair’s roots.

Fusion extensions are natural-looking and long-lasting. However, they require a huge number of maintenance tasks that can be very expensive.

Micro-loop extensions

Micro-loop extensions are applied to your hair by attaching synthetic hair to small plastic loops. Your natural hair strands are pulled into small rings, which are also tightened at your hair’s root. This particular hair extension method can be performed in salons or even at home.

Micro-loops will cause less damage to your hair because they are easier to apply and to remove than fusion and weaving. However, they are not recommended for very fine hair because they can pull the hair from its roots.

With proper knowledge on these three different methods for properly applying, you can easily find the best method that will cause less damage to your crowning glory.