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Basic Knowledge of Hair Extensions

Last updated Sep 27, 2023

People have different kinds of hairs and each kind has its issues. People with thin hairs face much trouble than others because with slight hair loss, the scalp’s skin starts to show which looks really bad. But with clip in hair extensions, this extra money and time can be saved. These come in different types and styles therefore before shopping; one must know the pros and cons of all its kinds.

What is the hair extension?

Hair extensions are methods of lengthening one's hair by incorporating additional human or synthetic hair. Natural human hair can be permed, dyed, and flat ironed whereas synthetic hair cannot. The methods include tape in extensions, clip in or clip on extensions, fusion method, weaving method, and wigs.

 How long do hair extensions last for?

On average, and if you're taking good care of them, tape-ins last up to six to eight weeks, glue-ins last four to eight weeks, and protein-bonded extensions last six to eight weeks. The only kind of extensions that last up to a year are clip-ins, since you're not wearing them every single day.

Do hair extensions damage your real hair?

It provides long wear without any damage to thin hair. Tape in extensions require no tools or chemicals. Glam Seamless Hair does not even need added glue or a flat iron as other companies do. That is what damages your hair in the long run.

How to apply 100% human hair extension

1. Before applying your clip in extensions, practice opening and closing the clips by applying pressure to each side of the clip with your thumbs.

2. Using your index fingers or a tailcomb, make a clean horizontal part across your scalp about 1 inch from the nape of your neck. Secure your hair that is above the part using a claw clip or hair tie.

3. Make sure all clips on the hair weft are in the open position.

4. Always attach the middle clip first. Slide the comb on the clip onto your natural hair and snap shut. Check if the attachment is securely in place. Repeat with the clips on the left and right side of the weft.

5. Make sure the weft lies flat along your scalp and feels secure.

6. Release the clipped hair above the part and use a comb to make another horizontal part ? to 1 inch above the previously applied hair extension. Once again, clip your natural hair that is above the part out of the way.

7. Attach another weft in the same manner as the first. Remember to always attach the middle clip first.

8. Continue making horizontal parts and attaching the extensions as you move up the back of the head.

9. Attach the smaller side pieces by making a horizontal part above the ear and attaching the clip in wefts in the same manner.

10. Use a mirror to make sure no visible weft is showing. Done! You can now use a hair straightener or curling iron to style your hair extensions.

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