Which Hair Extensions Methods Are the Safest for Your Hair?
Getting hair extensions is risky. We have all heard horror stories from one girl or another about how they know someone who opted for hair extensions and went bald. Or their hair fall became excessive or they suffered some similar calamity. The point is that many people tend to demonize hair extensions as bad for your scalp or your hair’.
On the other hand, times have changed and so has the technology for hair extensions. The hair
extensions available in the market place today are completely safe for use and if you do your research, you can easily find the safest options available. The following are some hair extension methods, which we feel are the safest for your hair.
Micro Ring Hair Extensions
This hair extension method is relatively new and makes use of micro rings. These micro rings are fixed to the root of your hair and wefts of hair are attached to it. These wefts either have a U-link or an I-link that allows them to be threaded through the rings. A device is then used, which applies pressure and binds the links with the rings, making the extensions secure. This is one of the safest methods for hair extensions due to the fact that there is no heat applied and no glue used. Monthly visits are recommended as the micro-links can loosen, which means that the extensions will sit lower on your hair as the weeks go by.
Fusion Bond Hair Extensions
Also known as keratin hair extensions, there are the safest, most durable and most expensive hair
extensions that you will come across. Hair wefts are bound to the root of your hair with the help of
keratin solution that doesn’t harm your hair or your scalp. Heat may be applied to make the keratin bond with the hair, but it is usually minimal. Cold bonding is also done in some cases but all in all, there is no damage done with this method. Not only is this the most expensive process, it is also extremely time-consuming. On the other hand, it gives the most durable and natural looking results so for some, the cost is justified.
Weaves and Clip-In Hair Extensions
Weaves are known for being the safest methods for hair extensions and they are extremely durable to boot too. Your natural hair will be braided before the hair wefts are sewn to them. Careful placement is needed as well as maintenance visits to the stylist to ensure that your natural hair is still in good condition.
Clip-in hair extensions are also extremely safe and are usually recommended for anyone who is just starting out with hair extensions.
Stylist and Upkeep
Another thing to keep in mind is that the safety of any hair extension method depends on the stylist as well as the aftercare you give it. No hair extension, including weaves should be kept in longer than 4 to 6 weeks. Always be regular in your checkups and ensure that you are also looking after your extensions properly to avoid experiencing any negative effects.