TYPES OF EXTENSIONS AND METHOD
Temporary extensions are usually fitted with clips and easily applied without professional assistance. There are a variety available, both on the high street and in specialist shops, or even online. Some use a circlet of a narrow, clear cord to place on the head under your own hair. Permanent extensions are applied by a range of methods: Micro-ring loops, are strands of hair attached to small ‘rings’, fastened directly to locks of your own hair, and closed firmly into place using pliers. Wefts, are strips of hair attached to a band or ’weft’ at the top and are applied in a length, to the hair. This can be attached by one of the following methods:
• Micro-rings to secure the weft to your natural hair • Braided, extension wefts sewn into cornrows worked
around the head Pre-bonded extensions have individual keratin bonds, which must be applied in-salon by one of the following methods: • Classic/hot fusion, a hot tool used to fuse the pre-bonded
strips to your natural hair near the scalp • Cold fusion, using ultrasound to loosen the bond and attach to the hair—it’s applied closer to the scalp than the classic method as it does not use heat Pre-taped, these have an adhesive strip across the top which secures around the hair close to the roots.