Did you know that North America has the largest hair extension market globally? So, while America is the biggest importer of hair extensions, Hong Kong and India are the largest exporters.

There are a number of ways to install hair extensions, permanently or temporarily. So, what exactly are the various hair extension methods?

Keep reading to find out how to boost your beauty regime with long, flowing locks.

The Different Hair Extension Methods

In the same way that people are surprised by the wide variety of hair growth products, they are also surprised to learn how many various types of hair extensions are accessible to customers. Wefted panels and strand-by-strand extensions are the two primary types of hair extension methods, each of which includes a variety of attachments.

Strand-by-strand Extensions

A total of thirty-two separate hair strands are used in this technique, each of which is joined at one end with a bond such as glue, keratin, or polyurethane. These extensions are then applied to the client’s hair using either heat or cold. Increasing volume typically necessitates as many as 150 strands, while increasing length typically needs twice as many.

Tiny portions of one’s natural hair are pulled through a small cylinder or copper bead and crimped closed with pliers in this strand-by-strand hair extension process. Because the individual strands of hair flow more organically and no heat or glue is utilized during the application procedure, this is a popular approach.

These need to be applied professionally or after you’ve taken some courses for hair extensions.

Wefted Panel Extensions

A weft of hair is just a bunch of hairs sewn together at one end. They are applied in sections or rows and are not applied strand by strand. Wefts range in length, they can be anywhere from one inch to five feet. They can be attached in a variety of ways to the hair.

1. Tape-in Extensions

Tape-in Extensions

The weight of the wefts is distributed over a large area, causing little to no harm to the wearer’s natural hair, making this the safest and most comfortable hair extension option.

Sandwiching effect is achieved by applying polyurethane-coated wefts with double-sided tape on either side of the client’s hair.

2. Clip-in Extensions

Clip-in Extensions

Wefts are applied using little clips as a short-term remedy. This is an excellent alternative if you want to check out hair extensions before making a full commitment. They’re particularly popular for important occasions.

Because clip-in extensions may be applied without the help of a salon, you can alter the color and style every day if you choose.

3. Hand-Tied Extensions

Hand-Tied Extensions

This approach is ideal. Using yarn or string, many rows of “hand-tied” wefts are sewed to beaded attachment points. This approach is perfect for persons with thick, coarse hair because it is lightweight, pleasant, and unnoticeable. Wearers can wash their hair as usual after application and blow-dry, curl, or straighten their hair as usual.

Beautiful, Long, Luscious Locks

Any of these hair extension methods can give you the beautiful, flowing hair that you’ve been dreaming of.

It’s just a question of what kind of solution you’re looking for, whether you want to be able to do it yourself or perhaps you’re considering a short-term solution.

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