Taking out rows of clip-ins by the hand at the end of the day is a concern that comes to mind when thinking of hair extensions. If you are thinking about whether to get up an hour earlier every day to put on permanent hair extensions, you should know that they are worth the effort.
Fortunately, there’s a technique to achieve the look of thicker, longer hair without putting in the time and effort. The semi-permanent line of hair extensions is now available to you. Kat Lewis, Bellami Hair’s head of education and an extension specialist, shares her advice on choosing the right style for you.
But if you wish for something that lasts longer, she recommends, “For a longer amount of time, semi-permanent extensions are the best option among the hair improvement techniques available. Like your actual hair, they may be washed and worn. Every four-six months or so, some require replacement, while others may be maintained in-salon.”
If you’re looking to add some length to your locks, two types of permanent hair extensions are available. To develop a solution to your hair problems, you must first identify the problem you’re trying to address. Do you want to get more length or more weight? Are you trying for a more natural appearance, or are you looking for a splash of colour? When choosing the type of hair extension, your way of living should also be considered. It relies on how often you wash your hair: weekly or daily. What method of drying do you prefer, air drying or heat styling?
This post explains the benefits and drawbacks of the most common semi-permanent hair extension methods, including anything from tape-ins to I-Tips.
At the base of tape-in extensions, the hair is sandwiched between two pieces of tape. As with semi-permanent extensions, the extensions are pulled down further from the scalp as your natural hair grows. For these reasons, natural growth and shed need salon maintenance every four-six weeks to keep them looking their best. Installation is easy; however, reapplication may take longer because they must be re-taped after each use.
No matter what style of living you have, if you use tape-in extensions. In extreme cases, heat and perspiration can harm tape adhesion. You may not be able to use this method if you’re a fan of gruelling early workouts, such as an extreme spin class. A last drawback of tape-ins is their lack of flexibility (such as the ability to swap up the look of your portion or braid it). You cannot wear any hairstyles except ponytails and high buns.
Keratin tips, also known as K-tips. These are permanent hair extensions attached to a cluster of your natural hairs one strand at a time using a single strand of extension. The heat from the instrument attaches the extensions to the natural hair, making them tangle-free. This strategy does require more time and patience, but it is well worth the effort in the long run. Aside from matching the density of even fine hair, K-Tips can also last a long time in the hair. Try this if you have an oily scalp or a busy lifestyle. For everyday style, they will be the most resistant to oils or water, and they’ll be able to move 360 degrees to provide users maximum convenience. Plus, they’re small and light, making them a breeze to wear.”
Remember that these extensions are non-returnable if you’re concerned about the cost. Keep in mind that if you take good care of them, you’ll only need to replace them every year or so.