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Best Hair Extensions Types, From Clip on Hair Extensions to Bonded Hair Extensions

By Theron Neels

The clip on hair extension is one of a growing number of hair extension types. Depending on a number of factors and benefits, not all of these methods would appeal to you.

When you go about selecting what type of application process you want, you will need to take into consideration how long you are going to wear the extensions, to what type of hair you have. To make that kind of decision it is important to get an idea of what goes into each method, and then settle on what would be the best hair extension for your situation.

The hair extension applications that you will most likely come across are clip on hair extensions, bonded hair extensions, fusion hair extensions and weave hair extensions.

The clip on type involves hair extensions that are attached to your hair using a special kind of clip. Clip-ons - or clip ins - are the quickest to apply to your hair, and also the easiest to remove, and therefore this type of hair extension could be your choice if you want your extensions in your hair only for short periods at a time.

An appealing aspect of clip ons is that there is much less chance of damage caused to your hair, compaired to other processes involving chemicals of various kinds.

If cared for properly, clip on hair extensions can last for a very long time. In fact, it is simply a case of treating these extensions as you would your own hair!

Weave hair extensions refer to the method where extensions are actually woven into your hair. This is usually done at a salon and involves using a needle to sew the extensions onto strands of your own hair. The tight weave needed to keep the extensions in place can make this process quite uncomfortable at times.

These woven extensions may need to be tightened from time to time to ensure they are still properly held in place.

With fusion hair extensions there are both cold and warm fusions. Fusion hair extensions have tips with a special type of chemical on them. Using the applicator gun on them causes these tips to fuse to your hair. This type of application is long lasting and usually needs to by reversed by a professional.

Bonded hair extensions make use of a special glue, and are usually attached to individual strands of your hair. As this is a chemical process, this type of bond requires a special remover to be applied at the time of removing the extensions.

With all these types of hair extensions, it is sensible to look at cost and conveniency factors involved, including the need or otherwise of repeat visits to the stylist.

Do-it-yourself hair extensions are gaining ground due to these and other factors, with excellent information available about do-it-yourself clip on hair extension, including how to buy hair extensions, taking into account quality, quantity, length, and also instructions on how to prepare your hair for the do it yourself fitting process.

About the Author: A step-by-step guide available at shows that anyone can fit hair extensions at home, even with no hair dressing experience.

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