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Different methods of hair extensions

We all have different ways of coping with our hair and nothing seems to do the job better than Hair Extensions. To add length and volume or just a change of style... Depending on what kind of look you want accomplished there are various types of hair extensions available in the market. Here we discuss some of them and how you too can incorporate them in your hair.

Strand based hair extensions:
These incorporate a painstaking method of applying each hair extension on small hair sections. This method can be performed either by using heat fusing methods, weaving techniques, metal tube clamping or even using glue. Several hair stylists also prefer using polymers and waxes to attach these hair extensions. Within this technique there are sub-types like glue or bond techniques, non glue techniques etc.

Glue based techniques:
Within this category there are various methods of hair extensions that are used. For example, remy pre bonded of hair extensions, a modulating technique is used whereby an heat fusion connector is used to fuse the extension onto the hair via a keratin wax bond. This technique uses high grade hair for the extensions and removal can only be performed by hair experts. Other techniques include methods such as where low temperatures are used to merge the hair extensions onto the hair. Using a bond made of protein mould it forms a high tensile bond which is safe for the hair.

Non-Glue based techniques:
In these methods no glue is used to attach the hair extensions to the hair. Instead, tubes, micro links, threads, braiding techniques etc. are used to attach the extensions.

Weft extensions:
These are basically tracks on which the hair extensions are affixed. Then, each of these tracks is applied one by one onto the hair. The hair extensions can be attached to the tracks either by hand or with help from a machine. However, hand made is more preferable as it can be customized to individual needs.

Clip-on extensions:
These are very easy to use and can be simply clipped on to the hair whenever needed. These can also be removed by the wearers themselves. They are extremely popular as there are no fitting or removal costs involved.

Ponytail extensions:
Pony-tail hair extensions, are one of the easiest ways to change your hair style, to add instant volume or length to your ponytail. Simply clip the ponytail to your natural hair and wrap around to secure the extensions.

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