Know about Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions way to get longer and fuller hair. There are many different types of Hair Extensions on the market, but for the sake of simplicity we will focus on two main types of application methods: Individual Strands and Wefts. Individual method involves taking small amounts of extension hair (natural or synthetic ) and applying to small sections of your own hair by either weaving in, heat fusing, gluing, clamping with metal rods or using waxes and polymers. These extensions usually only last a few months before they have to be taken out and completely re-done. The main problem with this method is taking the Hair Extensions out without damaging your own hair.

Hair extensions have been around forever, but recently there has been technological advancement in the industry and modern day hair extensions are becoming readily available and even affordable. Hair extensions can be done with either human hair or synthetic hair. Small strands of the human or synthetic hair are attached to your natural hair, creating a thick natural long flowing hair style. Hair extensions can be done with either human hair or synthetic hair. Some people love man-made hair for its disposability, and some hate the thought of wearing real human hair extensions.

Good-quality synthetic hair extension should be light and airy. The strands of hair should separate in the wind as does natural hair. It should have a natural "flat" shine. Many people prefer natural human hair extensions as they are wary of handmade synthetic hair or fear it may end up looking not as good as the real thing, Although fake hair is unbelievably good, at the end of the day it is hard to do better then the real thing. There are several grades of quality in real hair and many different methods to attach the hair to your existing hair. Other popular uses are for hair thinning or even hair loss situations.

There are some methods of hair extensions that can actually help improve the condition of your natural hair as it grows out. A heated clamp melts the solution sealing the extension around the hair. This is known as "heat sealing. Human hair grows approximately 1 cm per month on average. The extensions hair most likely has gone through some type of de-colorization process and then re-colored to get it the to color that it is now.

There are hundreds of methods used to apply hair extensions and just as many types of hair. The most popular system out now is the strand by strand method made by companies such as Great Lengths, Hair Dreams and SoCap. These extensions are attached to your hair with polymer bonds near the root in small sections. Hair Dreams and SoCap both use a heated tool to soften their bonds so they can be rolled around the hair sections forming a round seal. Great Lengths offers Cold Fusion; which uses a special tool to create an ultra sonic vibration to soften the bond. The bond is then is folded around the sections making the individual sealed bonds small, smooth and flat.

Most extensions, if applied properly, will last up to four months. After this the special glue-like bond attached to your natural hair will begin to loosen and fall off.

Juliet Cohen writes articles for skin care blog and hairstyles picture. She also writes articles for celebrity hairstyles.

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