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Why Hair Extensions: The Ultimate Guide for Trendsetters

If you're reading this, chances are, you love switching up your style now and then. Whether it's experimenting with long, sassy haircuts, or trendy looks, one thing is certain: hair extensions offer unmatched versatility. There's just something liberating about having the ability to switch between different styles, thanks to hair extensions. They are perfect for those with fine hair who desire volume or anyone looking to change their look without any long-term commitment. 


The Many Reasons to Choose Hair Extensions

Whether it's a desire for silky straight, curly, or textured hair, the reasons for choosing hair extensions are plentiful. Some women turn to extensions due to hair loss, insecurities, certain professional requirements, or simply for a change.

Indeed, the list could go on endlessly.

So, what type of person are you? Are you the type who wears extensions because it's trending, and you're inundated with information from social media?

Or maybe you're a professional, such as a businesswoman or a nurse, who needs to maintain a certain look at all times?

Or are you someone who depends on extensions due to hair thinning or hair loss?

Regardless of the reason, in this blog, we will explore the different types of hair extensions that SL Raw Virgin Hair offers to help guide you on your hair journey.


Who Are Hair Extensions For?

Hair extensions are for everyone who desires a change in their hairstyle, regardless of gender, age, or hair type. They are an excellent solution for those feeling self-conscious about hair loss or thinning, offering a boost in volume and confidence. Hair extensions also cater to professionals who need to uphold a consistent image, such as television personalities or public figures, helping them maintain their on-screen persona. Fashion-forward individuals who love to experiment with their looks also find hair extensions to be a versatile accessory. Plus, if you're someone who's always on the go and needs a quick fix for a bad hair day, extensions can be your savior. So, simply put, if you seek flexibility and versatility in your styling options, hair extensions are indeed for you.


Exploring the World of Hair Extensions

Whether you're new to hair extensions or a beauty enthusiast, there's always something new to learn. Some of our favorite types of hair extensions available at SL Raw Virgin Hair include I-tip hair extensions, wigs, tape-in extensions, and clip-ins.

However, today, we focus on our most popular choice: I-tip hair extensions. These extensions are used for Micro-link hair extension applications, also known as cold fusions. Interested in learning more? Feel free to click here to see our blog on everything you need to know about Micro-link hair extensions.



Why I-Tip Hair Extensions?

So why would one consider I-tip hair extensions? Firstly, they are lightweight, undetectable, and offer the freedom to achieve any distinctive look you're going for. They are also non-chemical, meaning they don't require any adhesive for installation, nor do they cause any discomfort. Additionally, you have the freedom to customize these extensions however you like - whether you want them straight, curly, just for added length, or density.

You can choose the amount of hair and packs you want, catering to your specific needs. For example, if you want to add a bit of length and volume, you can opt for 150 pieces. But if you're looking for a thick ponytail or an up-and-down look, 300 pieces (six packs of hair) would be the ideal choice. You can learn more about micro link hair extensions in our blog.


Common Questions About I-Tip Hair Extensions


Are Micro Link Hair Extensions Damaging to Hair?

Good news! When installed by a skilled hair professional, microlink hair extensions using I-tips are not damaging to your hair.


Installation and Maintenance of I-tip Hair Extensions

While these lightweight hair extensions are easy to install by a certified hair professional, they can be reused as well. If you decide to purchase SL Raw Virgin Hair's I-tip hair extensions from the textured collection, you'll find that you can also install these using fusions. However, to maintain healthy hair care practices, we recommend avoiding heat and any permanent attachment to the hair.


Diagram of Microlink installation on textured hair


Can You Color Your Micro Link Hair Extensions?

At SL Raw Virgin Hair, you have the freedom to custom color your I-tip hair extensions. Just remember to do a strand test before each color application, and always follow the care instructions included with your order.


What Type of Hair Textures Do I-Tip Hair Extensions Come In?

When choosing I-tip hair extensions, you have a plethora of texture options including raw natural wavy hair, soft kinky curly hair, kinky straight hair, Lao curly hair, and seamless straight hair.


How Many Bundles Should I Buy?

The number of I-tip hair extension bundles you should buy depends on your desired hairstyle and hair type. Typically, our customers purchase 4 to 5 bundles (200 to 250 pieces).

 Use this chart as a guide

Fine hair   4 Packs (120 Grams- Thin Hair)
Medium hair 5 Packs (150 Grams- Medium Hair)
Coarse hair 7 Packs (210 Grams- Thick Hair)


The Benefits of MicroLink Hair Extensions

One of the significant advantages of microlink hair extensions using I-tips is their longevity. Unlike sew-ins, which typically last about 2 to 2.5 months, microlink hair extensions can last anywhere between 4 to 5 months. Plus, you can reuse them as long as you take care of your extensions and follow instructions.





Preparing for Your MicroLink Hair Extensions

Before installing your microlink hair extensions, we always recommend starting with clean hair. If you have natural hair and are using our textured hair collection, ensure your hair is clean, void of heavy oils, and thoroughly blown out or silk-pressed.


Investing in I-Tip Hair Extensions

Considering the luxury and convenience offered by I-tip hair extensions, the investment is worthwhile. The cost of the service can range between $1200-$2000, depending on your location and your hairstylist's skill level.  In fact, we've even heard reports of hairstylists in the Malibu, CA area charging as much as $3500 for these extensions.

Regardless of your reasons, hair extensions offer an exciting way to change your look without committing to a permanent change. Hair extensions, especially I-tip hair extensions, can be a long-lasting, reusable, and customizable option for anyone looking to experiment with their look. Finally, always remember to opt for a certified and trained professional for the installation of your hair extensions, to ensure the health of your hair is maintained.

Now that we've covered the different textures available and why you should consider I-tip hair extensions, we invite you to explore the SL Raw Virgin Hair collection.

If you have any questions or want to leave a comment below, we would love to hear your thoughts on what hair extension service you have tried, and what hair extension services you plan to try in the near future. If you are considering trying hair extensions, be sure to check out SL Raw Virgin Hair and take a look at their collection.

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