Hair Extension Application Methods
Fusion Strand by Strand
This process is done strand by strand in small sections using heated adhesive sticks or glue specifically made for hair extensions. Extension hair is added directly to your own hair. Fusion is generally the preferred method as fused hair extensions can last up to three to six months with skilled application and proper care. With fusion hair extensions, the extensions should be indistinguishable from your natural hair. If properly applied, the attachment site should be virtually invisible.
Indian Hair Weaving
Weaving is by far the most popular technique. Weaving is a process where a corn row or track is created around the head and close to the scalp. Extension hair is sewn on the tracks. Your own hair lies over the tracks for a natural look. Depending upon how much hair you need depends on how many tracks you have. For example: If you had hair to your chin and you wanted hair to your bra line (about 18" long) you might need 5 or 6 tracks/wefts depending upon my current haircut. If you had hair to your shoulders that was thin and stringy and you wanted it thicker and more luscious but the same length you might need 2 or 3 (or more) tracks/wefts. Once the tracks are done, the wefts are sewn to them and then your own crown area hair is blended with and combed over the extensions. From now on you have to think of the extensions as YOUR HAIR.
Clip in and Clip on Hair Extensions
You may clip these in and out yourself. The techique is the least permanenet but the most convenient. It is quite easy to construct these yourself from bulk hair that we sell.
Indian Hair Bonding with Pre-tipped Hair
This is the easiest method for a more permanent hair installation solution. Bonding is a process where bonding glue is applied onto the weft of the extension hair and then applied at the root of your hair. A weft is horizontal hair strands attached together at the top of vertically flowing hair strands. Wefts can be machine-made or handmade.
Indian Hair Netting
This technique requires braiding the hair under a thin, breathable net that lays flat on a surface that stylists weave the extensions onto. The stylist is not limited to sewing extensions to a braid or track, so it offeres much more flexibility This type of installation can last up to three weeks, but you need to make sure that the hair is dried properly when washed... otherwise mildew and mold could collect under the actual netting.
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Step-by-step instructions and video advice: Hair Weaves and Hair Extensions demonstration
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