Different Types of Hair Extensions

If you are interested in wearing hair extensions, then there are plenty of things you can choose from. There are weft extensions that you can glue in, sew in or use as clip ins. There is also tape in hair extensions and ponytails that you can use to extend the length and thickness of your own ponytail. Whatever you decide to choose, there are a few things that you should consider before choosing a hair extension method.

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First there are clip in extensions.

These are a great way o try out hair extensions without having to commit to them. Clip in extensions come pre-made, or you can also purchase regular wefts to create and customize your own. You part your hair from ear to ear and tie up the top part, then clip in the extensions to the hair on the bottom. A fun way to wear clip in extensions is to include them into your up do’s and buns. You can easily achieve this by clipping them in upside down so they don’t appear bulky and fake. Clip-ins can last as long as you want them to if you properly care for them.


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Next, there are glue-in, pre-bonded or keratin bonded hair extensions.

These extensions are attached to your hair through keratin bonds at the tip of the extension and are fused with a hot tool. These are a very popular choice for those looking to try hair extensions. These are very popular, but require a little more maintenance and salon appointments. If you want to glue in your extensions, then part your hair as you would for clipping in extensions. Apply a little bit of glue to the weft and press it into your scalp to adhere it to your head. Make sure you don’t get it on your real hair. If you are in a hurry, or would like to move faster, then take your blow dryer and on a low heat low blow setting dry where you applied the weft.

One of the most popular methods for hair extensions is the sew in.

Sew in extensions are best for those who have coarse, thick or curly hair. Your natural hair is sewn into a tightly braided section and then the extensions are sewn into the tightly braided section. This can last for about 6-8 weeks and is a great method for a protective style, or to try a hairstyle that you don’t want to commit to permanently.

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The last method for hair extensions is tape extensions.

They are definitely not as popular as the other methods but is still very easy to use. If they are properly applied, then they will definitely look well and last. The hair is connected by bonds that your own hair is placed between. Your hair is then clamped around the strands. They last for a decent amount of time, but if your natural hair grows out very fast, then you will have to get them redone more frequently.

Here is a tutorial by Perfect Hair (a little outdated, but still great!) that explains a little more about tape extensions and how they are put in.

Hair extensions are a great way to wear your hair if you are need of some inspiration. They are a change to your hair that you don’t have to commit to and you can protect your hair while you experiment. Depending on your hair type and needs, there is definitely a method of hair extensions for you.

We do not offer hair extensions here at Creative Images, but if you need help styling or putting in your extensions for a wedding or for prom, we are always happy to help!! Schedule your appointment today!


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