What Hair Extensions Are Suitable For Me?

What Hair Extensions Are Suitable For Me?

Almost every female in the Western world will know what hair extensions are and how they greatly enhance the looks of any woman. But just how are extensions fitted?

As you might already know, extensions are also known as “hair weaves”, and can be lengths of real or synthetic hair that are firmly attached to the scalp, which adds length and/or thickness to a woman’s own natural hair. There are different systems for fastening hair extensions, some of which will last longer than the rest. When they are combined in colour and texture, and applied by a professional stylist, hair extensions will blend and mix naturally with hair, which makes it difficult to know that the person actually has them. They provide volume, extends hair, and can add either highlights or lowlights. With good maintenance, top quality extensions can last for up to a full year before any need of removal.

Techniques of Application

Hair extensions may be administered in differing ways, depending hair type, how much is to be added, the customer’s budget, and lifestyle. When large amounts of hair are to be applied, or the hair is expected to remain for a long time, a professional hair stylist with full experience in hair extensions in Perth, should be consulted for the best results.

Gluing (Also known as “Bonding”)

This technique usually includes longer wefts of hair, which can be up to about 6 inches (15.24 cm) long. An adhesive is applied to the roots of the hair before any extension is fitted. This type is a relatively quick method, but does not last anywhere as long as others.

Micro and Shrink Links

Long-lasting extensions can be administered to hair with metal rings or keratin tubing. With this type of process, the hair is attached to a small ring or tube, and then clamped to pieces of real hair. This is a popular method, due to minimal damage to the natural hair, and no glue that can potentially irritate sensitive skin is used. This type is normally not recommended for people with fine hair.


A special type of glue is used to bond the extensions with real hair. Small pieces of hair can be connected together with this method. Hot fusion includes braiding the extension into someone’s natural hair and then bonding them all back together with a special wax adhesive.


Natural looking hair extensions can be sewn into the hair. The hair is usually braided tight and near the scalp in rows, and the weft then sewn into the braid. This technique may take some time, as a customer’s own hair must be braided first, but those who have had it done, reckon on it being the best. This type can also be slightly more expensive, but will last for a long time.

Now it’s up to you to take your pick! And don’t forget to make sure that you use experienced professionals in getting your hair to look just the way you’ve always dreamed it could look!

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