Having longer, fuller hair is now as easy as a trip to the salon for hair extensions. But which type of hair extensions are right for you? There are a few different options for you at Lorraine’s House of Styles in Hoboken, and below is a brief description of each. The best thing for you to do, though, is to come in for a free consultation. Speak with one of our extension specialist about your goals, daily lifestyle and maintenance habits. We can help recommend the type of extensions that may make you the happiest.
Hair Extensions at Our Hoboken Salon
Weft Hair Extension
Weft means its a long strip of hair that’s like a curtain and it has a seam at the top.
This where you can sew clips, or glue/or sew hair into a clients hair
Weft sew- in hair extension is the oldest and most popular hair extension method in the book. Even with so many new hair extensions methods emerging, sew in weft popularity because of its many benefits :
A sew in weft is a quick way of adding lengths to short or thinning hair
It is a very gentle hair extension technique. If you take care of your braided hair,your hair will be very healthy when you take it out . A full sew in weft enables you to choose any hair texture and color you choose, it last 3-4 months depending on the maintenance .
When getting a sew in weft you either have the option for a partial or full sew in. A full sew in is where all your natural hair is hidden under the extension. This method is particularly popular with woman who want to hide their own hair texture in Order to wear straight,wavy, curly luxurious hair. This way there is no need to troubleshoot blending issues
A partial sew in weft is where you braid 3-5 tracks horizontally from ear to ear . Then the weft extension hair is sewn on to the braids, integrating there’d natural hair with the hair extensions.
Sew in weft are commonly addressed as being a healthy hair extension technique since your own hair is protected underneath the extension in braids. This way there os not a lot of stress with blending , flat ironing , brushing or curling your natural hair.
Tape in hair extension
Tape in hair extension are extension applied using tape. The tape hair is on a track that has a tape applied to the track made for putting in your natural hair. This method is another option to create a result that resembles bonded/ glue in hair extension or a clip in hair extensions. Tape hair extension last up to 3 to 4 weeks before it begins to loosen and slip out of the hair.
With this method you part your natural and sandwich your hair between two pieces of the tape hair extension. This way the hair falls as your natural hair would with added length and fullness. This extension technique is performed by the hair stylist it is important when opting for tape in extension that you chose hair that matches your own texture and color of your own natural hair is visible and integrated into this hair extensions.
Fusion hair extension
Fusion hair extension are individual extensions that are applied in a strand by strand method. The fusion hair extensions themselves come with a keratin bond already attached to the tip of the hair extensions itself. The keratin bond is then gently heated and attached to the clients hair in a strand by strand method. This method can be done either with the common “twisting” application , which is a cylinder affect, or flat application. The flat application is a newer method, which is ideal for clients who never had hair extensions before, that just as description states lays flat against the head .
The results for fusion hair extension can last up to 4-6 months depending on hair type and texture and how fast your hair grows. With this application of hair extension this hair can not be reused once its removed . A full head application can require anywhere from 180- 250 individual extensions depending on the thickness of the clients hair and head. This process can take 3-8 hours for a complete installation which includes the cutting and styling of the hair extensions . Maintenance needed approximately 4-6 weeks depending on hair type and texture.