Some people may have naturally thick and luxurious hair. For others, this type of hair is naturally an unattainable beauty goal. Hair extensions can help those who have not found success through supplements, serums, and other options. Anyone considering extensions should learn more about the benefits of hand-tied versions.
Hand-tied extensions are a natural-looking alternative that reduces the risk of allergic reactions to the bonding materials of other extensions. The sewn-in wefts put less strain on natural hair. Here are a few suggestions for getting the most out of your investment.
Understand the Limits
Stylists install hand-tied hair extensions in horseshoe-shaped wefts. The installation method can make it challenging to use the product seamlessly on short or thin hair or high on the scalp. Anyone considering the extensions should talk to a stylist to determine if the desired style is possible and if growing out their hair or choosing another hairstyle may make extensions more feasible.
Prepare Before Applying
Make sure the hair and scalp are healthy before installation. Hand-tied extensions cause less stress on the follicles and roots than other methods, but it does cause some stress to natural hair. Choose a certified stylist with experience to avoid damage to the natural hair. Invest in quality extensions for a natural look and a more durable product.
Buy a satin pillowcase to reduce damage to the hair when sleeping. Satin makes the hair less frizzy. The smooth material causes less friction on the hair when people move around at night and may result in less hair loss.
Maintain as Needed
Use nourishing hair care products and gentle styling techniques after the application. Plan for regular visits to the salon. As the hair grows, the stylist will need to adjust the wefts. The extensions may also need a trim after a few months of wear.
Experts recommend people occasionally remove their extensions to allow their hair and scalp to relax. Hand-tied extensions cause less stress and potential damage than other hair extensions but are not risk-free. Not caring for the scalp and hair or giving the hair a rest from the added weight of extensions could cause damage to the follicle. Hair loss because of damaged follicles is permanent.
The cost of hand-tied extensions and how long they last will depend on who does the work. Always use a licensed stylist with certification in the process. Not all states require a license or certification to install hair extensions. Choosing someone trained to do the work correctly will reduce the risk of hair and follicle damage.
To learn more about hair extensions, contact a hair professional in your area.