Many women who’ve experienced thinning hair due to aging, a medical condition, or their genetics often choose hair replacements so they can have fuller heads of hair again. There are many options for non-surgical hair replacements, including those below.
If you’ve noticed that your hair is thinning or it has begun to fall out, you can opt for hair bonding or fusion, which involves applying hair extensions with some form for adhesive. The most common adhesive is a rubber-based glue that is applied underneath a layer of your hair. A weft of hair, which is another term for an extension, is then applied to the glued layer and the hair layers are fused.
Most extensions are bonded with a hot tool to help seal the extension to the natural layer of hair. To help this hair replacement last longer, wearers should avoid applying oils, conditioners, or heat near the application site but the tips of the extensions can be conditioned. This hair replacement method usually lasts three months but, with care, it might last up to five months.
Hair integration involves sewing extensions into your hair, with some methods applying a fine mesh over the scalp and threading the client’s remaining hair through it. The hair extensions are then sewn to the mesh instead of using glue or heat as hair bonding does. This method is offered at hair studios around the world including a studio specialising in women’s hair replacement in Manchester
Another integration method involves tightly braiding the client’s natural hair to the hair extension. No glues or heat are needed for this method. Hair integration methods usually last for several weeks with care and it’s recommended for clients to visit the studio every six to eight weeks to have their hair checked to make sure that the extensions are holding up.
Hair extensions can be applied using micro-beads, which are also referred to as micro-rings. They clamp the extensions onto existing hair without the need for glues or heat and they are usually more comfortable than techniques involving tight braids on your natural hair. This method lasts three to four months and you can shampoo and condition as well as dye the extensions, just as you would natural hair.
Women with short hair or with some hair loss often want to make their hair look longer or fuller for a special occasion. The easiest and least expensive way to accomplish their hair transformation is to use hair tape to connect extensions to their natural hair. The client’s hair is placed between two wide strips of hair tape and the extension is clamped onto the tape. Depending on the method and quality of tape, this can last for a few days or, by taking good care of them, they can last up to six months.
Hair extensions are usually made from human hair, although synthetic hair is also available. With human hair, it can be washed, combed, and styled as you would your own.