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Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a popular way to add length, volume, and color to natural hair. They can be made from a variety of materials, including human hair, synthetic hair, and natural hair blends. Here is an overview of the different types of hair extensions and how to care for them:

  1. Clip-in extensions: These are the easiest type of extensions to apply and remove. They come in various lengths and colors and can be clipped into the hair using small metal or plastic clips. They are a great option for special occasions or temporary changes.

  2. Tape-in extensions: These extensions are applied to the natural hair using a double-sided tape. They are a good option for those who want a more permanent look. They are less damaging than other types of extensions and can last up to 8 weeks.

  3. Sew-in extensions: These extensions are sewn onto braids or cornrows in the natural hair. They can be worn for a longer period of time and are a great option for those who want a more permanent look.

  4. Micro-ring extensions: These extensions are applied to the natural hair using small metal rings. They can last for several months, but they can be damaging to the natural hair if not properly cared for.

  5. Fusion extensions: These extensions are applied to the natural hair using a hot glue or keratin bond. They can last for several months, but they can be damaging to the natural hair if not properly cared for.

It is important to take proper care of hair extensions to ensure they last as long as possible. This includes regular washing, conditioning, and detangling, as well as avoiding heat styling tools and chemical treatments. It is also important to visit a professional stylist or hair extension specialist to have them installed, removed, and maintained.

It's worth noting that extensions can put a strain on the natural hair, and if not used or maintained properly it can lead to hair loss, thinning, or breakage. It's always best to consult with a professional stylist before making a decision on which type of extension is the best fit for you and your hair.

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