Which hair extensions are best for you?

April 12, 2016

When you decide you want new hair extensions, the process can seem a bit daunting with the different types of hair and fitting methods out there. Well, don’t worry and read on as we will talk a bit about the pro’s and con’s of each fitting and explain what they are!

 Sewn In Weave

Sewn in weaves are the most popular type of hair extensions, a qualified extensionist should always fit this and will create 2 or 3 cornrows into your hair in either diagonal or horizontally across the back of your head. The weft of hair is then sewn onto the braid in your hair tightly. Your hair stylist should advise on how many rows you will need depending on how thick you would like the hair. Sewn in weave’s makes an excellent choice of fitting for many reasons, here are some of the main ones:

Fast Results – Sewn in weaves can take up to 2-3 hours depending on the thickness and weight of the design. Perfect for women who love to change their looks up and get instant results.

Instant Length – Women with shorter hair may not want to wait months and years for their hair to grow out. Similarly, some women may have received a haircut that is shorter than they wanted. In these cases, a hair weave is an ideal solution; you’ll be able to get the length, without having to wait for your natural hair to grow. A hair weave comes in lengths up to 30 inches, so you can get the length of hair that you want, instantly.

Natural Hair Protection 

 After years of colouring, perming and styling, hair can become weak and damaged. A hair weave can help protect your natural hair. Binding it into the braids means it takes all the abuse of styling tools and products.  Some women even find that when their hair is damaged to the point of breaking, a weave can help them gain some of their hair strength back.

 Micro Ring Application 

Micro ring / Stick Tip Hair extensions are quickly becoming the favourite type of fitting for hair extensions. Applied strand by strand by clamping your hair with a micro ring, these are safe and almost invisible in your hair as the rings are usually 5mm in size (which is tiny!!) These are also perfect for those who wear their hair up often!

 Less damaging – These hair extensions do not use any adhesive, and are better for your natural hair.

Longevity – When properly cared for, these extensions will last from four to six months depending on the hair extension type and brand and also the hair care routine you have for your hair extensions.

Natural Looking – Micro ring hair extensions are very natural looking and extremely secure


Keratin Bond Extensions

Keratin bonded hair extensions are strands of hair which are attached to your hair using a heat connector. The bond “protein glue bit” is the bit holding the extension hair to your hair. The extension is now fused with your natural hair at the root, relatively close to your scalp to create a seamless blend with your natural hair.

 Lots of Choice – The hair is widely available in many different grades, they can add length, colour, volume

No Messing – The hair comes pre-bonded already and ready to use with the adhesives attached

Longevity – Can be worn for 3-6 months at a time depending on the hair type, brand and aftercare

Suitable for Everyone – Often used on short hair, you would just need a lot of extensions to fill the volume


Clip in Hair Extensions

Clip in hair extensions are fantastic if you want a temporary style change, they are extensions that are clipped into the hair to create a temporary hair effect, as you can easily create the length that you desire, as well as the volume with these types of hair extensions. Clip ins are the most popular type of extensions for the simple reason that there they are minimal fuss!

 No damage – Providing these are put in and taken out correctly, these won’t harm your hair

Cost – No cost to have them fitted

Temporary – Adds instant style and can change your look and style as often as you want

Tape in Hair Extensions

Double-sided tape is applied between two sections of your natural hair. A quick, easy and pain-free process, the tape extension lies flat and comfortably in your hair, and won’t damage your natural strands.

 Time of Application – Quick application, and simple to remove

Treat Like Your Hair – Easy to maintain and can be washed and styled as normal

Longevity – Semi-permanent and last anywhere from 6-12 weeks




 – No matter what type of hair extensions you have fitted, always remember the most important thing when wearing them is after-care! A good after-care routine will pro-long the life of human hair extensions and make sure they are kept nourished, conditioned, well groomed and healthy.


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