There are three basic options when it comes to choosing the method of placing remy hair extensions. Each of these options has their own advantages, depending on whether one is trying to save money or have the highest of quality extensions. The most important thing to consider is the type of hair being purchased for the extensions. Remy hair is cut from a donor and all cuticles are left intact. This offers a much better extension look than hair that is gathered from the salon floor. Once a woman has purchased her hair, she will then need to decide which method of placement will give her the results she is looking for.
The three methods of placement include:
Fusion extensions are considered the best but they are also the most expensive. A keratin-tipped strand is applied to the hair using heat. This method gives beautiful results that can last up to three or four months. Unfortunately, this is not an application that can reuse hair. Once the hair is removed, it cannot be used again.
Tape-in hair extensions are a popular choice because they are economical. In this method, wefts of remy hair extensions are taped with double-sided tape and applied to small sections of hair. With tape-in hair, maintenance must be carried out every six to eight weeks but the wefts of hair can be reused.
Sew-in ombre hair extensions are preferable for African-American hair because it has the thickness and strength to hold cornrows so the wefts of hair can be successfully sewn in place. This process allows for three months of staying power and the hair wefts can be reused.
No matter which method is chosen, it is crucial a woman is careful to take care of her extensions so they will last as long as possible. It is important a woman is careful in the shampoo and other hair products she uses. Shampoo must be sulfate free and no products should contain silicone. Oily products should not come into contact with the taped, fused, or sewn areas since the oil in the product could cause the extensions to begin to loosen.
Remy hair extensions can last up to a year or even longer as long as they are properly cared for. Even when they need to be put back in place, the hair can often continue to be used as long as great care is taken in the removal process. With hair extensions, a woman can have the beautiful flowing hair she has always wanted.