What are the Different Types of Hair Extension?
There are many different types of hair extension on the market. Whilst there are obvious differences in colour, length and the number of strands, one of the key differences is how they attach to your natural hair. Three of the most popular types of hair extension are clip in, pre-bonded and micro loop.
Clip in Hair Extensions
Clip in hair extensions are made from strands of hair with clips attached to the base of the extension that you can attach to your hair. These are easy to apply yourself as all you need to do is clip them on to the base of your natural hair. These are a great temporary solution that allows you to add more length, volume or highlights to your natural hair.
Clip in hair extensions are not a permanent hair extension solution but are great if you want to achieve a new look within minutes which makes them a popular choice with people who like experimenting with new looks. Take a look at our full range of clip in hair extensions here.
Pre-Bonded Hair Extensions
Pre-bonded hair extensions are a more permanent type of hair extension. These are attached to your natural hair by using a safe bonding agent called keratin. The keratin is heated with a heat gun and binds the extension to your natural hair. Make sure you buy good quality pre-bonded extensions to minimize the risk of damaging your hair. These are good value for money as they last for a number of months and are relatively inexpensive. Take a look at our full range of pre-bonded hair extensions here.
Micro Loop Hair Extensions
These are another popular, long term hair extension. These are the safest sort of extension for your natural hair as they do not require an adhesive to secure them to your natural hair. If these are well maintained they can last for six months. They are applied to the hair by threading your natural hair through small loops with some micro loop pliers. This is then clamped shut and offers a highly secure solution. Take a look at our full range of micro loop hair extensions here.
We offer all these types of hair extension in our store, please take a look and choose the ones that are right for you.