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6 Different types of Hair Extensions in India

Who said less is more? From Jacqueline Fernandez’s sleek pencil-like straight hair to Adriana Lima’s bouncy curls, a beautiful mane starts with long and healthy looking hair. While some may be born with it, others swear by a handy dandy hair tool called hair extensions. But what are the different hair extensions available to us in India? Do hair extensions damage your hair? (link to do clip-in hair extensions do not damage your hair). In this blog post, I will help you choose the ideal type of hair extension suitable for your hair and dish out on all the details you need to know.
 
WHAT ARE HAIR EXTENSIONS MADE OF?
Hair extensions are made of 100% human hair or synthetic fibers. While human hair is collected from a donor and meticulously treated, synthetic hair extensions are made by gathering plastic fibers that mimic human hair. Human hair extensions look and feels exactly like your natural hair, while synthetic hair tends to look rough and unnameable (synthethic vs human hair video)
 
 
Bonded Hair Extensions

WHAT IS IT? 

Bonded hair extensions are a semi-permanent method where silicon tipped bonds are attached to the root of your hair with the help of an adhesive.  The application typically takes between 3-4 hours. While you do not have to clip the extensions off, the chemicals in the glue and the constant weight of the extensions can cause hair loss. You will also have to refrain from using oil based hair products in your hair. 

 
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST? 
Bonded hair extensions are a semi-permanent option that can last up to 3 months.         However, monthly maintenance top ups are required if there is excessive shedding. 
 
           
Tape-In Hair Extensions
 
WHAT IS IT? 
Tape-in hair extensions are double or single sided polyurethane tapes that are stuck to both sides of your hair. Application of tape-in extensions must be done by a professional as the glue needs to be heated and stuck close to the roots. Unfortunately, the direct heat on the roots can damage and weaken the hair. Just like bonded hair extensions, oil based hair products like conditioners can loosen the glue and make them less secure.

 
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST? 
With good care, tape-in hair extensions typically last for 4-8 weeks.

 
Weave Hair Extensions
 
Weaves are applied by braiding the hair horizontally and sewing the hair extensions into the braid using a needle and a thread. These type of extensions are suitable for thicker hair, as they may heavy for someone with finer hair. Since weaves are also a semi-permanent option, there may be constant tensions on your natural hair strands, leading to hair fall (known as traction alopecia). Since the extensions are attached on braids, you may also be unable to experiment with different hairstyles. The braids can also make shampooing tricky, leading to poor scalp hygiene.
 
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST? 
Weaves can last up to 8 weeks, with touch ups every 4 weeks.

 
 
Micro-Bead Hair Extensions
 
 WHAT IS IT? 
These extensions are applied by looping a small sections of hair across your hair strands. The hair is attached by lopping the extensions through your natural hair, with the help of a special tool, heat and silicon lined metal rings. The application can parch your natural hair strands and the continuous weight can weaken the hair.
 
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST? 

Micro-bead hair extensions typically last for up to 3 months.
 
Wigs
 
WHAT IS IT? 
A wig is a full head of hair that acts as a replacement for your natural hair. It is most suitable for people who are balding and do not have sufficient hair to blend extensions with. The foundation of the wig, where the hair is attached is typically made of lace, netting or wefts. For application, your hair needs to be tied into a bun and completely tucked inside the wig.

 
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST? 
Wigs made of real hair can last up to 1 year, while synthetic wigs do not normally last for more than 1 month.
     
Clip-in Hair Extensions
 
This is the quickest, easiest and the most temporary type of hair extensions. They come in several pieces, known as wefts, that can be instantly clipped on and off your natural hair within minutes (see how to clip them on). Unlike other semi-permanent types of hair extensions, clip-in extensions are completely damage free because they do not tug on your natural hair strands and they do not require any heat or chemicals. Clip-in extensions are made with 100% human hair or synthetic hair. However, unlike human hair synthetic hair does not have a natural blend.
 
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST? 
With proper care and storage, human hair clip-in hair extensions can last up to 1 year.

 

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