Hair extension


In the modern world, in order to «grow» hair, it is not necessary to spend years waiting. You will read everything about the hair extension service in this article.

Long, thick, shiny hair. What girl doesn’t dream about it? However, not everyone, unfortunately, nature gave a chic head of hair. This problem can be solved in almost any beauty salon by artificial hair extensions. This procedure will help to add density and length. But do not rush to mindlessly buy beauty. After all, like any salon procedure, the hair extension method has both its pros and cons. You can find detailed information in this article.

hair extension procedure

The procedure depends on the method you choose for yourself (extension methods are described below). On average, the duration of the procedure is from 40 minutes to 2.5 hours.

For extension use natural and artificial hair. Among natural hair, you have the opportunity to choose the type of hair (European, Indian, African, etc.)

The longest period of wearing hair extensions is 3-4 months (depending on individual characteristics). This figure refers to Italian hair extensions. When using other methods, the duration of socks without correction will be less.

The procedure is painless and, subject to technology, does not harm the hair.

The length of your own hair for a successful extension must be at least 5 cm. You can remove the extensions at any time after the procedure.

Hair extension technologies

There are two main hair extension technologies:

  • Hot technologies
  • Cold technologies

These technologies include many different hair extension methods.

Hot Hair Extension Technology

These technologies are the most practical and aesthetic. Strands of hair are attached with heated resin. The basis of this resin is keratin, which is part of the human hair. The indisputable advantage of this technology is the fact that it is easy to take care of the hair after extensions — they can be washed, dried or styled with a hairdryer, stretched with irons, dyed. Also, this type of hair extension is not afraid of baths, saunas, or going to the pool.

Hot technologies include the following methods of hair extensions:

  • Italian hair extensions
  • English hair extension
  • french hair extension

It should be noted that among all methods of hair extensions, Italian is considered the safest and most durable.

Cold technology hair extensions

With cold hair extension technologies, the strands are mechanically attached to the hair. Various options are used for fastening: weaving, rings, clips, clothespins and much more. Cold technologies are more traumatic, less durable, but on average cheaper than hot ones.

Cold hair extension technologies include the following methods:

  • Japanese hair extension
  • Spanish hair extensions
  • Tape hair extension
  • Hair extensions on tresses
  • Ring hair extensions
  • Hair extensions on silicone strips

Care instructions after the procedure

To keep your hair beautiful for a long time after extensions, and correction is not required for a long time, follow these recommendations:

  • When using masks and balms, do not rub them into the hair roots.
  • Before using the shampoo, dilute it approximately 2:1 (shampoo : water)
  • It is recommended to braid your hair before going to bed to avoid pulling out.
  • Use special care products for hair extensions
  • Avoid massage brushes, comb your hair with wide-toothed combs


Very often fashionistas believe that hairdressing services cannot have contraindications. However, it should be noted that hair extensions are not for everyone. This is largely due to the fact that strong pressure is exerted on both the hair follicles and the scalp, because in a very short time you “load” your head with significant excess weight. This means that both blood vessels and nerve endings suffer. Therefore, in order to avoid negative consequences, pay attention to contraindications before you decide on the procedure.

The main contraindications for hair extensions include:

  • Increased skin sensitivity
  • Allergic reactions and dermatitis
  • Vegetative-vascular dystonia
  • Oncological diseases (the period of chemotherapy, especially)
  • Taking hormonal drugs (including oral contraceptives)

Let your hair be beautiful!

Author: Natalia Kay

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