5 Popular Hair Extension Options

5 Popular Hair Extension Options

Whether you have a big event coming up or you just want to add some length and volume to your hair, getting hair extensions Westchester County NY is a quick way to get the beautiful hair you’ve always wanted. There are several different methods stylists can use to help you reach your hair goals. Here are five of the most popular types of hair extensions to consider depending on your unique needs.

1. Tape-In

With this method, special adhesives are pre-applied to an extension, heated to soften the glue, and then attached to the hair at the roots. This process is best performed by a hairstylist. It is recommended to use a special shampoo and conditioner to avoid washing off the tape.

2. Clip-in

Clip-in extensions are temporary and can be taken on and off whenever you want. You simply need to take each strand and clip it into your natural hair. You can apply multiple wefts depending on your hair goals.  

3. Sew-in

Also called a weave, sew-in extensions are applied by first braiding the hair until all the desired wefts are sewn into the hair. The hair can be cut and desired after the entire weave is attached, and the strands stay permanently attached to hair until removed professionally.

4. Microlink

This type of extension attaches small hair wefts to your natural hair using a bead that is secured into place using a special tool. This method typically lasts up to four months and does not use heat or glue to apply.

5. Fusion

Cold fusion and hot fusion are two different methods used for hair extensions. Similar to microlink extensions, cold fusion is a stand-by-strand method that uses nano beads to attach each piece. The hot fusion process is bonded to the hair by a keratin glue that is heated.