A Closer Look At The Types Of Hair Extensions And Application Methods

If you’re ready to invest in some hair extensions to transform your look and add the length that you crave, it’s important that you take some time to assess the different options that are available to you.

Hair extensions are definitely not a one-size-fits all look and there are a number of different routes you can take.

Let’s provide you with a quick overview of the different types of hair extensions that are available along with the application methods that can be used.


The very first type of hair extension is the classic clip in extension.  These extensions are great when you just want to change your look for an evening and come in a number of different pieces that you easily clip right into your own hair.

They’re available in a number of different lengths, colors, and styles so you can pick and choose your own depending on the exact look that you want to create.

At Hairpower we sell the hair and clips separately so just let us know when ordering that you want clip in and we will help you select the best hair and clips.

Sew-In Extensions

The next type of hair extension is a more permanent option and is sewn in extensions.  These will last for a number of months and will be sewn right into your own hair so there is very little signs that the extension is in place.

Those women who  want their extensions to be real looking and permanent often go this route, but take note that depending on how thick your extensions are, you can sometimes see the thread used to sew them in.

Bonded Extensions

Another type of hair extensions to consider is the bonded extension.  With this one the hair extension is melted right to your own hair using a glue that holds it in place.  This type of extension has a relatively natural look to it, but the drawback is that using a flat iron or curling iron close to the bonds could cause them to melt and the extension to fall out of place.

You’ll have to be extra careful when styling if you have this variety of extensions.

Fusion Extensions

Finally, the last type of hair extension that you might consider that is the newest technique on the market is fusion extensions.  These are going to utilize a protein bond to fuse your own hair shaft right to the shaft of the extension so there is very little evidence that they’re even there.

Instead, you’ll create a very natural look that appears just as your own hair would.  This variety of extensions does take the most time to put in, with the process taking two to four hours depending on the stylist and how much hair you have.

So there you have the main types of extensions to consider.  Each comes with its own set of pros and cons so by weighing what it is you’re looking for from your extensions you can make the most informed decision of which will be perfect for you.

At Hairpower.com we can help you select the best type of hair for your hair type and advise you as to what maybe the best application.   Please either call or email us if you have any questions regarding hairextensions.

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