Which Hair Extensions are Right for Your Hair Type?
Posted on September 13 2018
Many women love to wear hair extensions that make their hair look thicker. But if you want your hair extensions to look more natural, you need to consider the natural thickness of your own hair. That will determine which type of hair extensions you should use. However, there are other considerations that you need to make too. For instance, the length of your hair and the hairstyle that you want to achieve are important factors as well.
Let’s examine the most popular hair extensions and see which hair types they go best with:
Fusion Hair Extensions
If you already have real hair that has a medium to high thickness level, then fusion hair extensions are the best to use. These extensions are made from real human hairs. When they are applied to your head, each hair strand of the extension is bonded to the strands of your own hair. The stylist will likely use a keratin-based adhesive or glue to bond the hairs together. You need to wait 8 hours for the bonding material to completely harden. After that, your new fusion hair extensions will last longer than any other type of hair extension would. The only thing is that you must avoid putting conditioners and oils on it.
Weave extensions are quite popular because they can accommodate multiple hair types, such as thick hair, curly hair, or coarse hair. But before you apply the weave extensions, your hair needs to be braided first from one side of your head to the other side. Once that is done, a needle and thread are used to sew the hair wefts into the braids. Although this doesn’t require any special chemicals or adhesives, you will need to get your braids re tightened every month. Just remember that if you have thin hair, then weave extensions should be avoided or else they could damage your natural hair.
Tape-in Hair Extensions
If you have thinning hair or very fine hair, then tape-in hair extensions will accommodate it the best. With tape-in hair extensions, you are basically attaching hair wefts to various areas of your natural hair. These might be areas that appear too thin and you want to make them look longer by adding extensions over them. The hair stylist will use tape to attach the extensions. This might be single-sided or double-sided tape. No one will be able to see the tape, but it might slip if you apply any oil or silicone-based hair products on them.