Explaining Extensions


Extensions add thickness, length, or cool colors to your natural look. The different applications of extensions sewn, glued, clipped in, or strand by strand applied.


 Sew in’s require hair be iinitially braided in cornrows covering the bottom half to the whole head. If you have fragile thin hair this might be a less viable option. After cornrowing is complete  your selected hair extensions of human or artificial hair are sewn into the braids. Since there’s an unnatural ratio of real hair to artificial hair weight, the weight of the extensions and the tightness of the braids over time can cause Traction Alopecia.

When a person or an animal wears their hair in tight styles such as pony tails, braids, or by wearing certain hair accessories (barrettes, rubber bands instead of hair bands, etc) repeatedly can cause Traction Alopecia.


Depending on the skill and time put into application glued extensions can last for a couple of weeks. If you apply them by yourself be precise, and meticulous. I suggest you get a friend to help, otherwise things could get messy! A small chance exists that you are allergic to the glue, so do a predisposition test 24-48 hours prior! A great set of hand glued extensions last close to a week and a half. If you put the money into glued extensions you might as well have a set of GOOD clip-in extensions that have been tailor cut and colored for your use. Ask your stylist to show you how to properly place them yourself. I suggest human hair for clip in extensions, which extends styling capabilities to drying, curling, and straightening as well as color if desired. Sheen or oil is necessary for the upkeep of your extensions.


 Strand by strand extensions also known as heat applied extensions. A stylist uses a hot implement to fuse the extension to the shaft of your hair.  If your hair is healthy and thick enough hold and blend out to the extensions its the closest thing you’re going to get to having real hair. However they are exactly what their name implies…lots of your time. This specific type of tend to be expensive when done correctly. Don’t skimp and let a cheap inexperienced stylist apply these to your hair, you will not be satisfied.


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