Get a Great New Look with Strand by Strand Hair Extensions
Of all the options available, using strand by strand hair extensions produces the best results. They look quite attractive and move naturally with real hair. They are attached in small bundles near the scalp and full coverage could mean the application of as much as 300 bundles. It demands precision and patience as the process could take 3 to 7 hours. The cost is usually between $300 and $3000. The exact figure will depend on the expertise of the stylist, the kind of hair used, and the method implemented.
Extension hair is braided with natural in tiny sections at the root, then wrapped with a thread less than an inch from the scalp to secure them. This method is good for people who want minimal damage as no glue or similar chemicals are required. Just by cutting the thread, the extensions can be slid off fairly easily.
The attachment is secured with the help of a hot non-toxic liquid. The extensions are dipped in the liquid and pushed down on the hair to let them bond as the material cools at room temperature. The flexibility remains so people find it to be one of the most comfortable methods of application.
Removal is a simple matter of bending along the bonded areas to break them gently and allow the strands to slip away.
This method also drops glue in favor of small metal tubes. The hair and the extensions go through these tubes then a tool presses down to flatten them. The inside of some cylinders are coated with a thin silicone to get a better hold on the hair and prevent damage. The tool is also used during the removal as it can open the tubes to allow them to slide right off.
Hot keratin glue is used to bond the hairs together to create a pretty convincing result. However, removal can be difficult and damaging as an acetone solvent is required to break the bond.
Ultrasound technology is used to bond the hairs with the help of a keratin-based polymer. The vibration of the waves causes the polymer to crystallize around the extension. This is seen as the better alternative to heat fusion as it is less damaging. Removal involved the application of a special type of lotion which breaks down the polymer.
If you would like to learn more about hair extensions or would like to get a complete hair do, we at Evergreen beauty school can help you. We offer various beauty courses as well as affordable salon services. Contact us today for more information.