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Why Tape-In Hair Extensions Are Popular?

We all know that hair extensions are worn by women worldwide and are in high demand. There are many types of hair extensions, but tape-in hair extensions are more popular than others, below are top 3 benefits of tape in hair extensions. They Look Real
Tape-in hair extensions blend in with your natural hair so you don’t have to worry about it getting seen by other people. The bonds that are attached to your head are completely flat making it invisible and doesn’t make you itch or uncomfortable.
Low Maintenance
Tape in extensions are the easiest hair extension to maintain due to their thin construction. Basically, you can treat them the same way as you deal with your real hair. You can wash, straighten, and curl your extensions, just remember do these as softly as possible.
Least Damaging
They are very lightweight and do not pull on your own hair like other extensions do – they grow out with your own hair and do not tug or pull. Clip in extensions are actually heavy and will cause bald spots if you wear them every day. Tape in hair extensions are non-damaging and very easy to remove. When it comes to hair loss you do not want to lose hair from wearing extensions.
Do you know the advantages of tape-in hair extensions now? If you are still not sure which hair extensions to choose, you can find all types of hair extensions from uniwigs.com, and some of them are on sale!

How To Choose The Right Length Of Hair Extensions

When you use hair extensions to make your hair look longer, but at the same time you want your dreamy hair look natural and blend well with your own hair. Then it’s important to choose the right length of your hair extensions.
The best way of checking which length hair extension will be most suitable for you is to measure from the middle of your ear downwards using a tape measure. This will show you roughly where the hair extensions will fall on you and also give you an idea of how much longer the hair extensions will be compared to your own hair.

The most popular and versatile length is 20-22 inches, for most people they come to bust level but this is dependant on height. You should choose extensions which are not too much longer than your own hair. For example, hair which is already longer than shoulder length can take the longer extensions and hair which is shoulder length and above tends to work best with extensions no longer than 20-22 inches. So it’s best to be realistic with your length choice and you’ll still have enviable length and volume!
So are you considering buying hair extensions to get more volume and length? UniWigs offers different length of hair extensions, there is definitely one suitable for you.

How to Dry Your Synthetic Hair Extensions

synthetic hair

synthetic hair

1. Squeeze the excess water out of the hair. Simply place the hair in the palm of your hand. Then, close your hand as if you’re making a fist to squeeze out the excess water. Work from the ends of the hair to the top while gently squeezing. Don’t rub the hair against a towel, and don’t ring the hair the way you would ring out a towel.
2. Place the hair extensions on a towel. Place each extension on a towel with space between each track so that the pieces don’t overlap. They will take longer to dry if you pile them on top of each other. Don’t disturb the hair by brushing or combing it while it is wet.
3. Air dry the hair. Don’t use a blowdryer.

Tips: Do not use hot tools or a blowdryer on 100% synthetic hair extensions.

Hair Extension Knowledge from UNIWIGS

Googling hair extensions and feeling a wee bit overwhelmed with all the info, or lack there of? So sick of reading gimmicky, confusing info? Let me help you with some insider terms. First, fusion. You hear this alot. It means typically a strand is fused to hair by a solvent or compression. It what’s mainly around the KC area. Fusion method requires a VERY heated tool to attach a bond to your hair and either an acetone or oil solvent to remove it. Compression is my fave. It just compress the hair to your natural hair.   Remy, another term you hear ALL the time. Quite over used if you ask me. It just means the hair still has its cuticle intact. A hair shaft in good condition has a cuticle( outer layer like a Christmas tree) that is tight and close together , cortex (middle layer) and medulla( inner core of hair shaft). If someone over colors or  his heavy handed with flat or curling irons( we see it all the time) more than likely the cuticle has been damaged.  Remy basically means un -damaged  ,  virgin hair.  Remy is soo not a big deal anymore. If a hair extension company even has to say its “remy”  it screams unprofessional to me.  I mean if your getting professionl extensions then shouldn’t remy hair be a given?  Then of course there is the origin. Which part of the world it comes from. Very important.  See my other posts about this.

White Blonde Virgin Remy Human Hair Clip In Extension

White Blonde Virgin Remy Human Hair Clip In Extension

So here’s what we use and why.
The Hairloc brand of extensions hair specialize in adding length, volume, color ,thickness and helping clients regain hair density lost due to illness and medical treatments. Most extension companies use Indian hair and we have found that this simply does not blend well with most western hair textures  It is the only professional company to offer 100% European (Italian or Russian) full cuticle hair extensions with no heat, glue, or other solvents.  If you know me and the salon then you know we believe that the cleanest and purest way to achieve a desired look is always the best. That is why we use Hairlocs. Its quite simple. We only use 2 things for extensions. The loc and the hairstrand. The loc is tiny tube made from copper. Copper is a naturally occuring metal in our body, so a full set of Hairlocs can actually promote increased hair growth. Copper has also been proven to help with inflammation.We thread this copper “loc” through a strand of your hair and then insert the extension and compress with a special tool. Since the hair is enclosed in this weightless little loc, there is less tension. Other knock-off brands use an aluminum bead which can corrode and mildew your hair. This blows my mind. I wont even use deoderant with aluminum , let alone attach it my hair!? Plus our type of extension is re- usable for 12-18 months. So over the long run most economical. Other systems are un-usable after a few months. To me that is just plain wasteful.

22" Straight Remy Human Hair Flip In Hair Extension

22″ Straight Remy Human Hair Flip In Hair Extension

Some salons offer this “technique” but if a stylist doesn’t unroll the hair in front of you and its wrapped in tissue that has the HairLoc logo, its not HairLocs.  I’ve heard of stylists who are certified with professional companies, like Hairlocs , but then use hair from other, less reputable suppliers. So the client thinks they’re getting this hair, but aren’t. They dont exactly lie, perhaps.. but they aren’t exactly telling you its not HairLocs.   How freakin shady is that?? This company is the highest end not only for the theory, but for the quality of the hair as well. They were the first to do this method and the first to offer European hair. Other “budget” online sites wont stand behind the hair quality.

Beware of these salons, they’re all about profit.
So my advice to anyone thinking of getting extensions, do some research. You will find the right system for your hair and your budget.  And be realistic.  All extensions require maintence and vigilant at home care. If you slack on home hair care in between visits. It shows, literally. The last few weeks have been hectic  and I didnt use the right products or brush my hair as often as I should have and hellooo Chewbacca! My hair  looked dry and dull.   A little TLC revived it, but it taught me a valuable lesson. Treat your hair crappy , it will look like crappy . Treat it with luv, and it will luv you back.

Further Reading: Weft Hair Extensions, Long Hair Extensions