Hot fusion is a strand method attached at the keratin based tips with a heating element. Hot fusion hair extensions are also known as keratin hair extensions and tip hair extensions. They are applied to your natural hair in small ‘bundles’ with a heated keratin adhesive. Since your hair is already made of 90% keratin (a protein compound,) this method is actually gentler on hair than regular glue is.
Hair Extensions Terminology
Your hair stylist will section off your hair depending on how many “tracks” you want. ( a track is a weft of hair that is attached in rows around your head) Typcially you would use anywhere from 3-5 tracks depening on desired outcome. The stylist will braid a cornrow like braid tightly against your scalp. Using a needle and thread they will literally sew the weft of hair into the braid.
This brand-new method is a showstopper. Installation is astonishingly fast and the look is shamelessly seamless. Tape-in extensions are small wefts with adhesive tape on one side. It is also called “sticker hair”. The application can be done without the use of any tools. In general your own hair is “sandwiched” between two strips of tape extensions with the adhesive tape glued together.
Clip in hair extensions are amazing if you want a temporary style change, they are extensions that are clipped into the hair to create a temporary hair effect, as you can easily create the length that you desire, as well as the volume with these types of hair extensions.
Also known as micro link, micro loop hair and cold fusion extensions. It is another strand method that is applied by weaving small sections of hair through a micro link tube. To install you use weaving tools and pliers to weave the small sections of hair. Microbead hair extensions were created to be a gentle alternative than keratin hot fusion hair extensions. Microbead hair extensions does not use heat to apply the hair extensions to your hair. This is a no heat hair extensions method that bonds hair via a ultra sound applicator. It is a more updated extensions method that was created to be a lot gentler on your natural hair than hot fusion.