5. Hot Fusion Hair Extensions

Now, hot fusion is a method that is pretty involved and requires a well-trained professional. The procedure itself starts off with a keratin U-tip bond that is lined with silicone to be attached to the extension. The extension is then bonded to the root of your hair with the help of a heating tool. The silicone lining basically protects your hair from heat damage.

How Long Does It Take To Attach?

6-8 hours

How Long Does It Stay In?

4-6 Months

Pros

  • The most durable method because, with proper maintenance, the extensions can stay in for about 6 months
  • Since the keratin dries clear, you can’t really see where the extensions have been attached
  • Blends perfectly with your natural hair

Cons

  • With an application time of 6-8 hours, this process is tiresome
  • The heat application required for attachment can damage your hair
  • Not reusable
  • You may experience headache, discomfort, or itching for a few days after application
  • You need to find highly-trained professionals to get this done because if it is not done properly, you could cause serious damage to your hair

6. Cold Fusion Hair Extension

Cold fusion hair extension is quite similar to the hot fusion method. The only difference is that it comes pre-tipped with a keratin based polymer that needs to be attached at the root of your hair. Though you need a special tool to do so, it does not require any heat application.

How Long Does It Take To Attach?

4-6 hours

How Long Does It Stay In?

2-3 Months

Pros

  • The no-heat element of this method reduces your chances of hair damage
  • Can be applied super close to the roots, making it blend really well with your natural hair
  • Recommended for fine hair

Cons

  • Takes a long time to put in
  • The clamping tool can cause hair breakage
  • The hair extensions are not reusable
  • You may experience headache or irritation for a few days after application

Phew! Who knew there were so many ways to attach hair extensions? Well, now that you’ve weighed all the pros and cons of the different ways to get hair extensions, I hope you’ll be able to make a well-informed choice! And don’t forget to comment below to let us know which method you would like to try out and which you would never in a million years.

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