Types of Hair Extensions and how to choose the right one!
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Types of Hair Extensions and how to choose the right one!

Hey Everyone,

You don’t have to be blessed to get pixies or loose waves. Thanks to Hair Extensions. Clip-in, Weaves, Micro-loop, what do they all mean? What with so many different types of hair extensions in the market, it’s easy to get confused. So I thought of sharing my views on the types of hair extensions and how to pick the right one. Here goes……


Clip-in Hair Extensions

Clip in Hair Extensions are a good alternative when compared to permanent extensions because they last forever. They last really long and don’t cost much. Clip-ins are more affordable. They’re easy to use and maintain. You can even style them as and when you wish. They cause no damage or fuss compared to the glue based ones. It helps your hair to get the right volume and length.

Clip in’s look like our normal hair and sometimes they are messy as you can see the clips.  A good pair should last you 5/6 months or even a year. It is damaging in the long run. So it is better if you buy the real hair ones than synthetic ones.

In this technique, your hair weft will be sewn with small toupee clips onto them. A set usually consist of eight strips of human hair in varying widths ranging from two to eight inches. The hair is sectioned neatly, after which the weft is placed onto this section with the clips open and facing the scalp. The clips are snapped into place. You can comb lightly section wise for a secure grip. This process is repeated.

Clip-ins can be worn day and night, but you must remove them before sleeping. This type of hair extension is very versatile. It is easier to style them as well.

These are for you if you are a sucker for instant length or volume and want to take it out whenever you feel uncomfy, you have time to sew them in and style, you want to add colour to your hair, you don’t want to wait for long hair forever and you’re on a budget.

Micro Loop Hair Extensions

In this technique, a single bond is held in place with a tiny micro ring crimped around strands of your own hair. Hair extension is looped through the natural hair and then clamped on to it using pliers and a metal bead. This method is a very popular one. In this style you get a long look without having actual hair strands. The hair is separated into small sections and then using hair-braiding weave, the hair is weaved within the synthetic hair, creating a braid. This process might take 3–15 hours, and you can wash your hair only after 12–14 days. This technique will last on your hair up to 6 months. Maintenance is essential and you need to make sure that your hair is conditioned and moisturized. This is not suitable if one has brittle hair because it can be damaging. Micro Loop Hair Extensions are famous among African females. People who have short hair could benefit from these hair extensions.

Weave in Hair Extensions

This technique incorporates braiding hair into your own hair. Natural hair is braided into what’s known as a corn row. A weft of hair is then sewn onto the corn row with a needle and cotton.

Hair weave is a popular method among black women. An 18 inch hair weave made of 100% Indian Remy hair is the best one to choose. These extensions have a soft silky feeling, no shedding and are tangle free.