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A Bonding glue or adhesive material is brushed onto the weft of the extension hair and then it is applied to the root of the individual’s hair. The extensions are easily removed with a bonding remover. There have been women that have had an allergic reaction to the bonding material. Many companies offer bonding kits with do-it-yourself instructions. This method is a more temporary solution that will last a few weeks.

Micro Links, Micro Sleeves, Micro Shells, Micro Rings or Micro Locs

Human extension hair is attached with tiny links, sleeves, locs or shells that can match your hair color or be clear. Some of these micro products are made out of specially formulated polymer materials. Others are made from flexible nickel tubing that is squeezed shut to hold the hair in place. They are non-magnetic and do not rust. If you have a nickel allergy you will not be able to wear them.

Micro rings can come with a silicone lining or adhesive material inside. They are becoming a very popular method.

Some of these micro methods are used on extremely over processed hair, very fine, silky straight hair and any hair that has trouble holding the adhesive or keratin products used by the other extension methods. The micro shells and links can be re-used sometimes up to three times.

Heat Seal: Strands of synthetic fiber hair are attached to the natural hair using a heat seal that is created by applying a low temperature heat to the fiber hair. The fiber hair then shrinks down to form a seal securing the attachment.

Standard Track Weaving: Wefts of extension hair are sewn into tracks created on the head with cornrows. Wefts are re-usable and this system can last 3-4 months. Tracks can also be made with hand-tied knots. The extension hair is sewn into the knotted track with a needle and weaving cord.

Tape: Various types of two-sided tape are used to attach hair extension wefts or strands.

String: Extension hair is sewn or attached to the natural hair by using string and any one of several different methods.

Crochet + Hook: A crochet needle is used to sew the individual strandsGet the Karmin G3 Hair Straightener at of human hair into the tracks created on the head with cornrows.

Filament String: Strands of hair extensions are attached to a filament string. The string is then attached to your natural hair

Man-Made Skin: Extension hair is attached to a man-made skin and is then grafted to the scalp.

Clip-Ins: Extension hair is clipped directly to hair with tiny hair clips. This is an easy do-it-yourself solution for hair extensions. The hair is purchased with the tiny clips already attached on the ends. Clip-in extensions may be a great place to start if you are serious about getting hair extensions.

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