EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Hair extensions have become the most requested salon service worldwide. Extensions are the permanent installation of human hair which can be glued or sewn into the hair rather than temporarily clipped onto natural hair. They are the most transformative beauty service which enhances your natural hair with volume and length to get the hair of your dreams.
Why do you need extensions?
There are many different methods of extensions and they can be fully customizable and each client has different needs. Hair extensions can be installed for many reasons to thicken thin hair, additional length that you cannot usually grow, to fix a botched hair cut or just to change up your look. Extensions can also change your texture and color without damage. Those with thin hair can get the volume they could never get naturally. So why not give your hair a new look with the best hair extensions in town! With these hair extensions, you’ll get longer and fuller hair in minutes.
Which method of extensions is the best
At Radiance Salon we do all methods of hair extensions (clip-in, tape-in, micro link/cold & hot fusion,weft, sew-in extensions) and have been doing extensions for over 10 years now. We offer all methods but the best method that keeps clients coming back and actually helps their hair grow and remain healthy is the WEFT EXTENSIONS.
Other methods of extensions have pros and cons and are not recommended.
Single strand extensions
The microbeads and fusion that use glue and individual beads can cause breakage. Some stands will Like any method that requires glue will cause breakage. Some strands will be loosing during removal. Individual extensions like microbeads and fusion can often fall out during wear while weft extensions are secure and not come off until removed. Weft extensions provide more even volume while individual methods as they fall out will begin to look stringy on the ends.
Tape in extensions
Tape ins are another popular method of hair extensions because they are very flat and easy to install. Because of the use of adhesive it may pull out some stands when removed which over time will actually thin out the hair. The tapes also tend to stick up once they grow out and no longer lay flat making them visible.
The weft extensions actually don’t have this problem because the hair grows down with the extensions and remains hidden even when they grow out. There is no use of glue with the sew in weft extensions so there is no damage with them pulling out. Also the wefts we use, either the hand tied or thin weft are VERY thin and are not bulky on the hair allowing them to be seamless and natural looking.
Which method of extensions is easiest to remove?
Removal is another important factor to consider with extensions. Methods such as tape ins and fusion can be difficult to remove because of the use of glue and will remove some of your natural hair strands when done. The process of removal also takes a long time as stylists have to carefully try and avoid damage.
The weft extensions are the easiest and healthiest to remove and when done right there is no damage. To take out a full head of sew in extensions takes 5-10 minutes because all the stylist has to do is cut the tread and undo the braid or remove the beads. After removing the extensions there may be some shedding from the hair that was unable to fall off while it grew over a 2 month period but no breakage occurs due to the extensions.
The weft extensions are a fan favourite and keeps clients returning as they see their natural hair growing under the extensions reaching lengths never before possible.
There are many ways to install weft extensions, At Radiance our clients prefer the braided or braidless methods which first create a foundation using their real hair with either a braid or using beads. Then the weft is sewn onto this foundation with thread for double security which allows this to be very secure. It also prevents breakage because the tension is evenly distributed throughout their hair than on one spot as with individual extension.
The weft extensions also last longer than any individual method of installation because the weft is very durable. Methods like fusion are not easily reusable so extensions become very expensive as you need to regularly buy new hair. At Radiance our braids such as Chloe Collection last for 1-2 years so the price to maintain extensions becomes affordable since the hair lasts for so long and can easily be reused.