What do you think about when you hear the words ‘hair extensions’? If it’s Sarah Jessica Parker, camera flashes, and a sequin and silk-filled life in Manhattan, then you’re one of us. You surely know by now just how many benefits they have, but do you know what the main types of hair extensions are? This is what we plan to cover in this article, so keep on reading.
1. Tape in Hair Extensions
We’re starting our micro list with the tape in kind for one, simple reason. They are the cheapest ones available on the market, both when it comes to the extension price itself and the application cost. They are also extremely low maintenance, and they last you for about three months. In fact, most ladies tend to say that they simply put them in and forget about them! You can also reuse tape ins, and they do not cause any hair damage, unlike many of the other types.
2. Sew in Hair Extensions
The amazing thing about these types of hair extensions is that they are made of real human hair. This means that you can style them exactly as you would your natural hair. However, it also implies that it’s a bit more difficult to care for them. For example, you need to use conditioner every time you wash, refrain from scratching your head so as not to create noticeable tracks or frizzy roots, and try to sleep with a night cap on. Otherwise, you will get pillow friction.
3. Micro Link Hair Extensions
One of the main types of hair extensions is micro links. They are also called micro loops, and they are among the most difficult to put in, take out, take care of, and just manage in general. You are never advised to put them in by yourself because if you do a poor job, they will severely damage your hair. Neither are you encouraged to take them out on your own. Stylists actually use pliers to do so. When first installed they can be very itchy for the first month, and they are also reported to be very heavy when wet.
4. Clip in Hair Extensions
Number four on our list of the main types of hair extensions are clip ins. The amazing thing about these extensions that they allow you complete freedom from your stylist. You can put them in and take them out by yourself whenever you please. Apart from that, if you take care of them according to instructions, they will last you for months. On the other hand, clip ins are extremely visible, especially if the wind is blowing or if you move your hair to the side.
5. Bonded Hair Extensions
Bonded extensions are made from 100 percent real human hair. This comes with both pros and cons. On the one hand, it means that you can style it any way you want because it will act as if it were your very own hair. On the other hand, you need to invest in the highest quality extensions. If you get the cheap kind, the hair will, most likely, be dead and it will matte after the first wash, making it unusable. The meaning of this is that bonded extensions are extremely expensive.
Here are the main five types of hair extensions available on the market. As you can see, they all have their pros and cons, so it’s fairly difficult to say which one is the best. What you need to do is simply test them all out and see which out will fit you best. Then write to us in the comment section below and let us know what you think.