6 Kinds of Fabulous Hair Extensions Your Complete Guide

6 Kinds of Fabulous Hair Extensions Your Complete Guide

There are many different kinds of hair extensions. If you’re wondering what your options are, here’s the low-down on all the different types of hair extensions offered by Party Your Hair.

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So many hair extensions to choose from.

You’re a woman with a busy schedule. You dye your hair from time to time, often switch up your style, and look for an elegant way to add some flair to your look without much effort. Hair extensions are the perfect solution.

Hair extensions come in various forms, including human hair, synthetic hair, and micro loop systems. Whatever your preference, we stock both tops of the range 100% human hair and budget-friendly synthetic extensions.

Real human hair extensions are often more expensive than their synthetic counterparts, but you get what you pay for. Indeed, knowing the difference between human and synthetic hair extensions is the first step in avoiding a bad hair day.

Clip-in Hair Extensions

Clip hair Extension

Adding length, volume, texture and rebuilds over time without harmful chemicals or treatments. The easy-to-use Cliphair system gives the option to easily install clip-in weaves without a professional stylist.

A set of hair extensions typically comes with a variety of weft sizes, ranging from 1 to 4 clips.

With this simple method, you can give yourself a new look within minutes by simply clipping them in. The application and removal are no-hassle, as the system makes it easy to clip the hair extensions without tangling your natural hair. The attachment method is very simple, and you don’t have to worry about clips falling out while sleeping at night.

Remy clip in hair extensions are perfect if you want to add drama to your look but don’t want to wear them all the time. They can tilt up any boring outfit and instantly make it outstanding.

Clip-in hair extensions are a simple way to extend the length of your hair. They are typically sewn onto French lace, though there is another different type of clip-in method available on the market, seamless clip in hair extensions, also known as silicone-weft hair extensions.

These extensions are made with a very thin silicone band; this means it lays flat against the head, making them lighter than classic clip-in hair extensions. The weight of this extension is incredibly lightweight but extremely durable.

Sleek and Sexy is the motto for Clip-in Hair Extensions. These can be used by beginners as well as professionals because of their simple design. Professionals can use it to enhance their existing hairstyle, while beginners can use it to learn more about extensions in general.

How to Install Your Clip-Ins Hair Extensions

Wondering how long it takes to put in hair extensions? We have great news for you! With Clip-In Hair Extensions, you can get the look you want in a matter of minutes.

Hair extensions start with a weft that has three clips, which must be in the open position. You will work from the back of your head. Separate the bottom inch of your hair and secure it with a claw clip. Align the weft, lining it up against your hairline, and slide it into your natural hair, snapping the weft shut on both sides of your head. Make sure that the weft is flat along your scalp. And then secure rest hair wefts as the first.

Clip-In Hair Extension Mistakes to Avoid.

Many beginners make the mistake of using too much hair too soon when they order their bundles.

Just because you suddenly find yourself with this abundance of gorgeous hair doesn’t mean you have to overdo it – all at once.

This new hair, while a blessing in disguise, can be a bit overwhelming at first. It might make you feel like a princess or a mermaid – or maybe just Rapunzel. Regardless… it’s time to make some choices.

The trick with hair extensions is to not go overboard. Just two to four wefts are all you need. So, let’s talk about how much hair to use. At most, you’ll only need half of all that hair to put in your head.

The only thing you need to determine is how much natural hair you have and how many extensions you’re looking for.

The goal is to have a natural look. The best way to do that is to cover the bare area with your own hair.

Takeaway Tip

Before placing your order, you should think about what you’re trying to achieve. Length or volume? Maybe the texture of your hair needs to be taken into account too. 

Halo Hair Extensions – the ‘Angel’ Look.

Halo hair extensions are wefts that are wrapped in a row around a flexible wire to allow for manipulation. This style is known as “flip-in” extensions or halo extension. The wire works by attaching the weft of hair, and the top half remains loose. It’s easy to poach the hair or add some waves for some extra volume.

To install, place the hair extension on your head and adjust the transparent wire to secure it in place. Then, use a tail comb to pull a small section of your real hair through the wire for camouflage. This is a really easy method that you can pop into action in 5 – 10 minutes. The big plus factors are that you don’t risk damaging your natural hair, and you don’t need any fancy precision tools either. On the downside, though, you need to remove your halo before going to bed so you can stop being an ‘angel’ as your night progresses. 

Tape-in Hair Extensions.

For those of you with thin or fine hair, this style is especially recommended. A tape in extension involves small tapes being affixed to the top layer of your hair without utilizing a mesh/lace design. This takes about 20 pieces of hair, with each piece being about 4cm wide.

A set of tape in hair extensions includes 20 small pieces of hair extension. Each piece of hair extension comes with a piece of single or double-sided tape along the base. A piece of your natural hair is sandwiched between two pre-taped extensions. One of the best parts about tape-in hair extensions is that they are invisible and blend seamlessly with your natural hair.

Installing tape-in hair extensions is like putting a puzzle together. Everyone has to start somewhere. You can find the pieces to start by checking out simple tutorials on YouTube.

With tape-on hair extensions, you don’t have to worry about how you will keep your hair clean in the shower. Nor do you need to fear accidentally ripping a chunk of it out while running a brush through your tangles in the middle of the night.

Quick takeaway: When washing your hair, don’t use any alcohol-infused products. They may damage the adhesives, causing your extensions to come off.

Sew-in Hair Extension (Weave/Braided)

This method of wearing hair extensions is most suitable for women who have shoulder length and longer hair. Braids will be sewn into your natural hair, which means that you’ll be able to style your hair with a wide variety of braids, like cornrows or plaits.

Before you make an appointment with your hairstylist, you should let him or her know that you want to have a three- to five-hour meeting about your hair.

The process of putting hair sew-in extensions into your natural hair can be tedious. The hairstylist will weave your natural hair using a horizontal braid and sew wefts of hair into the braids to create a thick head of long, luxurious hair.

Everything you love about hair extensions with none of the hassles. No sticky tape, no glue, and no need to curl or fuss. The pure glamour of weave, without the worry.

Micro-Ring Extensions.

Micro-rings are a common type of ring used to affix hairpieces. They are attached to the hair using a special tool and then locked into place using a pair of pliers.

The technique is very natural, with your own hair blending in seamlessly. Many women have expressed their satisfaction with the results of seamless hair extensions. This method can be re-used with new rings over and over again.

Fusion Extensions.

If you have medium to thick hair and want to add length or volume, fusion hair extensions are a great choice. These extensions use individual strands of human hair fused to your hair using a special glue or keratin bond. Keratin is the same protein your hair is made from.

Full sets of fusion hair extensions can take up to 8 hours to be applied, but they last the longest out of any type of hair extension.

Fusion extensions come in two versions. 

Expert Tips

Expert advice is well worth havin.

Remember, the hair near the crown naturally has a lot of movement to it. While hair lower on your head (closer to the nape of your neck) tends to stay put more. 

Sticking with extensions lower on your head will let your hair do what it does naturally without exposing your secret. Plus, the wefts just stay in place better, too, when placed lower.

When working with multiple clips, use the most centred clip first to anchor your extension. Then anchor the other clips to each side.

You might try flat ironing your real hair so that it blends well with the extensions. You should try to get as close to the scalp as possible.

Dealing with Slippery Hair. 

i) Use a volumizing dry shampoo to add texture to your roots, which will improve the holding power of your extensions.

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Recommended dry Shampoos

ii) If you don’t want hair extensions to slip, try teasing your roots directly above where you want to clip them.

iii) You could also invest in backcombing brush – grab one from our store for a few dollars/pounds/euros. Just slightly rough up the natural hair of your weft by gently combing it from root to end. This will help anchor it.

iv) Just grab a small section of natural hair from below where you applied the tracks and clip that up and out of the way. Next, you’ll be working with some natural hair that makes up the bottom centre of each strand. 

This part will keep the extensions from popping out. Take this small section of hair in one hand, and using your other, tease it back and forth because this will give it volume. Do this for as much hair as needed to cover the extensions.

Whether you want to cover up your extensions or add a little volume, try curling or blowing out your hair.

When using heat on your real hair and hair extensions, it’s important to use a heat protectant. A heat protectant minimizes damage by reducing the amount of thermal heat reaching your locks for an extra level of protection. When using a flat iron or curling iron, spray it on your damp hair before blow-drying. As you dry your hair, section out small portions as you go and re-apply the heat guard each time after you’ve dried that section. 

Making Waves

The best way to get loose waves is to curl your hair with a curling wand. A curling wand comes with a glove, don’t throw it away! This glove will protect your hand from the heat of the wand. You can grab a mini wand from our store that would do a nice job for you.

The best way to curl hair with a wand is with small sections from the back of your head. Use a comb to section off four quadrants. Grab your hair from one quadrant and wrap it around the barrel, leaving the ends out. Hold for 10-15 seconds and release, making sure to let the curls cool down without touching them too much. Repeat this step until all of your hair is curled.

What’s a girl to do after flat ironing her entire head? This can be a tricky task, so here are a few tips—wrap your hair and use silk scarves. Gives it volume? All of my friends would say that I already have enough of that. Lame.

💁🏻 I'm a self-taught hair colourist, beauty influencer + blogger in London. My mission is to inspire others to master the art of hair - feeling confident in the process. 💪🏻💕

sophie nix

💁🏻 I'm a self-taught hair colourist, beauty influencer + blogger in London. My mission is to inspire others to master the art of hair - feeling confident in the process. 💪🏻💕

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