There are different types of hair extension methods available on the market. Choosing the method that works best for you depends on a variety of factors such as your hair type, lifestyle and budget. This post explains the popular categories of hair extension methods available today, to help you make an informed decision on your purchase of hair.
Sew-in Weave: Sew-in extensions are ideal for coarse, curly or thick hair that’s able to handle them. They’re applied by being sewn into a tightly-braided section of your own, natural hair. This method can be worn for 3-4 months. Salon visits are advised every six weeks or so to ensure the section where it’s sewn is in good nick. The application can take several hours.
Tape-in Extensions: This is the newest method of extensions available. It involves sandwiching sections of the natural hair between two hair extension wefts. Volume applications take 20-30 minutes and full-length applications around 45-60 minutes. This method is suitable for thin, fine hair. They can be good for up to 5 or even 6 months without a big maintenance job.
Clip-in Extensions: These are wefts of hair that are attached to a clip. Clip-ins are of many different sizes so they can be placed all around the head. They are great for those looking for instant gratification for special occasions, and those who are not ready to commit to wearing extensions on a daily basis. The application of these extensions takes only a few minutes, and the durability of is highly dependent on frequency of use.