Hair Extensions 101:
Everything You Need To Know About Hair Extensions
- What are I-tip hair extensions?
- What is micro-link hair extensions?
- Do hair extensions damage your hair?
- How much do hair extensions cost?
- How long do hair extensions last?
- What are the best hair extensions for me?
- If I have curly hair can I still wear I-tip hair extensions?
- How do I choose the right texture of SL Raw Virgin Hair extensions?
- How long does my hair have to be to wear hair extensions?
- What type of extensions are best for black hair?
- How long does it take for micro-link hair extensions?
- How do I style my hair extensions?
- Will hair extensions blend if I have short hair?
- Where can I buy I-tip hair extensions?
- How to wash and dry hair extensions?
- What is Raw human hair?
- What is the difference between stick I-tips and k-tips hair extensions?
- What are the best hair extensions for fine/thin hair?
- What are the best hair extensions for short hair?
- Will my hair extensions be obvious to others?
- Can I sleep with hair extensions?
- Where does SL Raw Virgin Hair Hair come from?
- What type of hair extensions look the most natural?
- Will I-tip hair extensions work for my wedding hairstyle?
- What products can I use on hair extensions?
- Can I curl and straighten hair extensions?
- What are the different types of hair extensions?
- What are the best human hair extensions to buy?
- How to brush hair extensions?
- Can I dye/color my hair extensions?
- Can I swim with hair extensions?
- How can I hide my extensions when I put my hair up?
- Can I play sports with hair extensions?
- Can I use stick I-tips for fusions?
1. WHAT ARE I-TIP HAIR EXTENSIONS?
I-tip hair extensions are tiny strands of extensions which are the perfect choice for a micro-link service. Commonly referred to as hair link, tips/fusion hair or simply keratin tips, these small yet powerful elements contain pre-glued keratin at their tip in much the same way that a shoelace's end is narrowed - except with delicate hairs instead! With I-tips you can enjoy both fusion and micro link services safely and efficiently. I-tip hair extensions are the perfect solution for those who are looking to get fuller hair and longer hair, with semi-permanent benefits.
2. WHAT IS MICRO-LINK HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Micro links are a strand-by-strand hair extension technique that uses stick I-tip hair exensions and small micro-beads to complete the application. These links latch onto natural hair so there's less rigid movement, creating a more natural-looking effect. There's no tension or harsh chemicals required for installation - just comfort and convenience. Micro links are an incredibly safe option to enhance your appearance like never before. Check out this blog post.
3. DO HAIR EXTENSIONS DAMAGE YOUR HAIR?
When hair extensions are applied by a trained salon professional, they can be absolutely risk-free and not damage your existing tresses. But, it is essential that you follow the necessary steps for proper upkeep of your mane so as to maintain healthy hair growth at all times.
4. HOW MUCH DO HAIR EXTENSIONS COST?
If you're considering purchasing human hair extensions, be prepared to invest anywhere from $150-$600 or more. We highly recommend you purchase authentic Premium virgin human hair extensions - they are of a significantly higher quality than synthetic options and can be styled and washed like your real hair! SL Raw Virgin Hair 20'' SL Raw Lao Curly I-Tip hair extensions range from $117.94+, depending on the number of pieces that you choose (100pcs, 200pcs, or 300pcs sets ). SL Raw Soft Kinky Curl I-Tip hair extensions range from $109.50+.
5. HOW LONG DO HAIR EXTENSIONS LAST?
Depending on your care techniques, the type of products you use, and how often you tie up your hair at night, i-tip hair extensions can last for an impressive amount of time! If looked after properly and worn regularly, SL Raw Virgin Hair Extensions have a lifespan that stretches from 4 to 5 months or even longer. Get all the tips you need to preserve those luscious locks with this informative blog post.
6. WHAT ARE THE BEST HAIR EXTENSIONS FOR ME?
The perfect hair extensions for you are those that fit your daily life and regular hairstyling routines. If you often engage in physical activities such as running, lifting weights, dancing, swimming or playing sports on a regular basis - semi-permanent hair extensions like i-tip hair extensions are the perfect choice for you. Not only do they stay put through any activity but can be styled just as easily with your own hair! To ensure achieving the best results and a style that you love, we suggest selecting hair textures with which you are familiar and comfortable managing.
7. IF I HAVE CURLY HAIR CAN I STILL WEAR I-TIP HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Yes, if you have curly hair you can still wear I-tips hair extensions. Even if you have curly hair, I-tips extensions can still be worn for added volume and length. You can also style the hair into gorgeous curls and waves with the help of hot tools or rods. Check out this incredibly helpful blog post for tips on how to blend them with your hair!
Opting to air dry your hair with i-tip extensions overnight in twist-outs or braids can provide you with beautiful, beachy waves in the morning. Not only that but experimenting with different rod curlers is also possible without having to purchase multiple curling irons!
8. HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT TEXTURE OF SL RAW VIRGIN HAIR EXTENSIONS?
SL Raw Virgin Hair offers a stunning selection of 6 hair textures ranging from 2A to 4C. The Straight I-Tip collection radiates beauty, with a variety of colors that range from Jet Black to Platinum Blonde. When selecting your hair extensions from SL Raw Virgin Hair, it is essential to know your hair type in order to ensure that you choose the right set of hair extensions for you. The store categorizes each hair extension according to its curl pattern label - though if this does not help, our knowledgeable support team is always available for assistance. Click here to ask
9. HOW LONG DOES MY HAIR HAVE TO BE TO WEAR HAIR EXTENSIONS?
We recommend your hair should be at least 4-5 inches in length for the most effective results. This means that it must reach slightly below your earlobe to allow for i-tip extensions to blend seamlessly with your natural look. If you have shorter hair than this, then hiding tips can become an issue and compromise a flawless finish.
10. WHAT TYPE OF HAIR EXTENSIONS ARE BEST FOR BLACK HAIR?
I-Tip Hair Extensions are an ideal solution for African American women who want an alternative from sew-in weave. With I-Tips, your hair can breathe, allow access to scalp, and feel fuller while still being gentle on the scalp! Other great hair extensions that work excellently with black African American hair, are sew-in weaves, fit 'n' go wigs, and I-tip link extensions.
11. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MICRO-LINK HAIR EXTENSIONS?
The amount of time it'll take to complete the Micro-link extension service depends on how many I-tip extensions you use, but expect a period between 4 to 7 hours.
12. HOW DO I STYLE MY HAIR EXTENSIONS?
I-tip hair extensions can be styled in a lot of different ways. You can make your hairstyle look thicker and longer. With I-tip hair extensions, you can craft a lusciously full and long hairstyle just the way you like! By treating your new hair with loving care - as if they were part of your natural tresses.
With I-tip extensions, you can effortlessly craft an immense range of hairstyles - such as a wash-n-go, roller sets, up-dos, ponytails, and even braids. The possibilities are truly infinite!
For an abundance of hair styling tips and tricks, be sure to explore our Instagram- it's the perfect place for your next dose of hair inspo!
13. WILL HAIR EXTENSIONS BLEND IF I HAVE SHORT HAIR?
With short hair, you can totally pull off extensions when installed by a professional hairstylist! To ensure seamless blending, your hair should be at least 4 inches long. That said, the salon pro will ultimately determine if and where to place them for best results.
14. WHERE CAN I BUY I-TIP HAIR EXTENSIONS?
For the highest quality i-tip hair extensions available, shop at SL Raw Virgin Hair online. The selection of I-tip hair extensions is second to none and promises to give you the most natural-looking style without breaking your budget.
15. HOW DO I WASH AND DRY MY HAIR EXTENSIONS?
To ensure healthy hair under extensions, it is recommended that you wash your locks at least every 8 days. When shampooing, tilt your head back and concentrate on giving the scalp a deep cleanse to get rid of any dirt or debris.
Be sure to rinse out all residue with clear water and then condition as usual; finish off by rinsing with cool water for best results. Afterward spritz some leave-in conditioner in before using an SL Raw Paddle brush to detangle the strands - sit underneath a hood dryer for 1 ½ – 2 hours until they are completely dried up before styling!
16. WHAT IS RAW HUMAN HAIR?
Raw virgin hair is cut straight from a single donor and hasn't been subjected to any harsh chemicals or dyes; so it remains in its most natural state with all the cuticles aligned correctly. Raw hair is unprocessed, so it has not been bleached, permed, dyed, or chemically altered. Raw virgin hair is the highest quality hair you can get, without a doubt.
17. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STICK I-TIPS AND K-TIPS HAIR EXTENSIONS?
I-tips, aka I-links (also called hair link or tips/fusion hair), is a hair strand with keratin stick like tips and can be used for both fusion and micro link services. This technique of hair extension implements I-Tips and microbeads, which are attached to the natural hair with special hair extension pliers. This allows for smooth movement without sacrificing texture or freedom. It features strands of hair that have been glued together with keratin at the tip. Think about how a shoelace looks tapered at the top, but much smaller with hair strands. However, not all i-tips are identical and can only be implemented for micro links; therefore, it is paramount to read the product description carefully.
K-Tips, or Keratin protein tips provide a unique style with their square-shaped flat tip, which are individual strands attached to your hair by a hot fusion method only. This desired technique uses an extra layer of silicone that creates a protective coating around the natural hair while permitting free movement and texture. To remove this form of installation, a special acetone solution must be used!
18. WHAT ARE THE BEST HAIR EXTENSIONS FOR FINE/THIN HAIR?
Hair extensions are a great way to add thickness to thin or fine hair without causing any damage to your natural hair or slowing down its growth. The best options for getting more volume on thin hair are I-tips hair extensions and wigs, which provide a lot of extra tresses and can give you dramatic results without having stress on your own hair.
19. WHAT ARE THE BEST HAIR EXTENSIONS FOR SHORT HAIR?
I-tip hair extensions are the perfect option for women with short hair who want to switch up their looks. Whether you got a haircut you're not happy with, can't seem to grow out your natural hair, or simply need more versatility in your hairstyle choices, I-tip extensions make it easy and convenient. Enjoy longer tresses whenever you desire!
For maximum density then sew-in wefts and wigs are the ideal hair extensions to add more extreme volume. They provide an ample amount of extra tresses that will give you maximum transformation results with no need of leaving your hair out. Remember that these options provide the least range of versatility.
20. WILL MY HAIR EXTENSIONS BE OBVIOUS TO OTHERS?
SL Raw hair extensions are designed to be discreet and undetectable, ensuring your new look remains private as long as you have a professional stylist install them.
21. CAN I SLEEP WITH HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Of course, you can sleep with your hair extensions! All you need to do is make sure they're protected by wearing a no-slip SL Raw Satin bonnet. That way, both your extensions and natural hair will be safeguarded while you rest.
22. WHERE DOES SL RAW VIRGIN HAIR COME FROM?
All of our hair is sourced and manufactured in South India, North India, and Southeast Asia. We guarantee the highest quality of hair by exclusively sourcing our products from trustworthy distributors. We ensure that each worker involved is satisfied with their job, so you can trust us to provide only ethically-sourced hair that has been manufactured under fair working conditions. Our commitment to ethical standards allows us to uphold a long-standing reputation for dependable excellence!
23. WHAT TYPE OF HAIR EXTENSIONS LOOKS THE MOST NATURAL?
I-tip hair extensions are the most natural looking and can be used in many different styles. They are less obvious than other types of hair extensions and can be put in and taken out without damaging your hair. These extensions are designed to last, making it a breeze for you to install and forget about them.
24. WILL I-TIP HAIR EXTENSIONS WORK FOR MY WEDDING HAIRSTYLE?
Yes! I-tip hair extensions are a good way to help you achieve your wedding hair dreams. They are good for adding more volume and length, and they can help you create the perfect updo or hairstyle.
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With the help of hair extensions, you can create your dream wedding hairstyle and make it a reality.
25. WHAT HAIR PRODUCTS CAN I USE ON HAIR EXTENSIONS?
As hair extensions do not receive the same nourishing benefits from their scalp as natural hair does, it is crucial to use the proper products in order to maintain their luxurious look and feel.
Selecting the right products for your hair extensions will ensure lasting protection and shine. For optimal hydration, we suggest choosing shampoos and conditioners that contain no alcohol or sulfates as they can disrupt the moisture balance in your hair resulting in frizziness, matting, or tangling.
To ensure healthy, hydrated, and nourished hair strands, we suggest investing in quality products specifically designed for dry and damaged hair. Additionally, deep conditioning your extensions once per month by leaving them on for 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water is a great way to nourish the hair!
It is a good idea to use a heat protectant spray before you use heat tools on your SL Raw Hair. This will help your hair last longer. You can also use nourishing hair oils or serums such as (Biosilk of Chi silk serum).
26. CAN I CURL AND STRAIGHTEN MY HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Yes! Hair extensions made with 100% Premium Raw Virgin Human Hair can be styled in many ways, just like your own natural hair. You can curl it, straighten it, perm it, blow-dry it, and more.
In order to preserve and extend the lifespan of your SL Raw Hair extensions, however, we suggest always using a heat protectant spray and deep condition hairs prior to styling your set.
For the best results when styling your extensions, we recommend setting your heat to 190C/375F. Anything higher could put a strain on hair strands and lead to split ends; while our own locks can handle a high temperature, they are constantly renewing with nutrition from the scalp whereas hair extensions don't get that sort of nourishment. By keeping it at medium heat you will keep them in good condition for longer! Checkout our blog on heatless ways of beautifully styling your new look!
27. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Micro link/Micro bead/Micro-ring/Loop Hair Extensions
Micro link hair extensions are a luxurious type of extension install that offers unparalleled quality. An experienced stylist will loop single-strand with micro-bead and stick i-tip extensions through your own hair before clamping them down with extension pliers and small metal beads for a secure finish. Microlink hair extensions are a go-to choice for any bride or bridesmaids looking to add some flair to their style. Women from around the globe have been using these extensions to create mesmerizing and beautiful updos, making them a staple in wedding hairstyles. When you want to add length or volume to your hair, opt for premium virgin human hair i-tip extensions. Not only will they retain their style after washing and heat styling, but with proper care, these high-quality extensions can last anywhere from 5-10 months up to a year—depending on how often they're worn. SL Raw Virgin Hair extensions are of the highest quality, 100% authentic premium virgin human i-tip hair extensions. You will need to go to a professional for the application of micro-bead hair extensions.
Sewn-in/Weave Hair Extensions
Sewn-in hair extensions are good for people who have medium-density, coarse, or naturally textured curly hair. To attach the extensions, your own hair is braided into corn rows throughout your entire head, and the extensions are then attached using a needle and thread. For those looking for maximum volume, these hair extensions are a perfect choice. However, if braids are too tight, they can cause pain and strain on your scalp; as such they should be avoided by anyone with thinning hair or sensitive scalps. Moreover, hygiene is a key factor to consider. When wearing cornrows, it can be hard to properly clean the scalp as all of the hair is braided. For sewn-in extensions especially, going to a salon professional for upkeep and scheduling regular maintenance (every 4-5 weeks) is essential in ensuring that your extensions remain securely fixed and your hair is thoroughly clean.
Tape in Hair Extensions
The Tape in hair extensions technique requires taking each weft and attaching them directly to your own strands. Wide bonds of tape are utilized to join hair strands, with your existing hairs tucked between them like a sandwich. An advantage of this type of hair extension is that they can remain in your locks for 8-10 weeks, provided you wear them continuously. Tape-in hair extensions may not be the best choice if you're looking to tie your hair up in a certain way, as it can become difficult for them to stay put due to the inability of repositioning the wefts. For the best results, it is essential to have tape-in hair extensions applied by a salon professional.
K-tip/Keratin Bond/Pre-bonded Hair Extensions
These hair extensions are securely fastened to the scalp with keratin bonds at the top of each extension. These bonds can be fused together quickly and precisely using a hot tool.For optimal results, heat is needed to attach these extensions and regular visits to the salon for maintenance. They can look amazing when taken care of properly! To avoid damaging them, it's best not to use oils, conditioners or any hot styling tools – this will weaken the bonds which in turn could cause your extensions to come out prematurely.
Microbeaded weft extensions/ Braidless weave
Microbead extensions are made with natural human hair and secured onto the scalp by small microbeads. They're attached to your hair and weft, a technician carefully clamps each weft in place for added length and thickness that looks incredibly realistic! Microbead weft hair extensions are not the ideal solution if you want to tie your hair up in a specific manner, as it can be difficult for them to stay secure due to the fact that they cannot be repositioned. To make sure you get optimal results, it is best to have micro-beaded weft hair extensions applied by an experienced salon specialist.
Clip-in Hair Extensions
Clip-in hair extensions are a temporary method of hair extensions, which means you can clip them in and out whenever you want which you can apply all by yourself without having to go to a professional. Clip-in hair extensions are ideal if you are looking for a temporary way to add length and volume to your hair without the commitment. You need to take off your clip-in hair extensions when you shower, sleep, or swim, however, clipping them in takes only about 10 minutes.
28. WHAT ARE THE BEST HUMAN HAIR EXTENSIONS TO BUY?
SL Raw Virgin Hair offers the best human hair extensions that come from real human donors in India and Southeast Asia. This makes it the best human hair to buy if you want extensions that look natural.
29. HOW TO BRUSH HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Brushing your SL Raw Wavy Hair Extensions properly is a vital step to maintain their luster and longevity. Start by holding your extensions at the base to support them, ensuring no unnecessary tension is placed on the bond or weft. Use a high-quality SL Raw Paddle brush specifically designed for hair extensions. Take your time to gently detangle any knots from the ends, working your way up towards the root. Be sure not to rush this process, as harsh brushing can cause damage to the extensions. Maintain a regular brushing routine, ideally brushing your extensions two to three times a day to prevent tangles and keep them looking their best. Remember, proper care for your hair extensions is the key to their prolonged beauty and life.
Unlike straight or wavy hair extensions, curly hair extensions have unique needs to maintain their curly texture. The golden rule to remember is to always brush your curly hair extensions when they are wet, never dry. Dry brushing can lead to breakage and cause damage to these delicate extensions, disrupting their beautiful curls. Begin by delicately holding your extensions at the base, ensuring you do not apply excessive force on the bond or weft. Submerge your curly extensions in cool water, then using a high-quality SL Raw Paddle brush, crafted for hair extensions, begin detangling from the ends. Gradually work your way up to the root, being patient and gentle during this process. Remember - your SL Raw Virgin Curly Hair Extensions are an investment and their longevity and beauty are entirely dependent on how well you practice these essential care techniques.
30. CAN I DYE/COLOR MY HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Yes, you can undoubtedly dye and color SL Raw Hair Collection, much like your natural hair. However, it's essential to remember that the process should be carried out gently and meticulously to protect the integrity of the extensions.
If you're new to hair dyeing, we highly recommend seeking professional help. If you decide to DIY, always perform a strand test first to ensure the final color is what you're aiming for. Use high-quality, professional hair dye or color for optimal results and minimal damage. Also, be sure to thoroughly wash your extensions with a sulfate-free shampoo and hydrate them deeply with a nourishing conditioner post-coloring. Your SL Raw extensions will maintain their luster and texture with the right care and color techniques. Remember, your hair extensions are an investment and their longevity and beauty are a testimony to your care routine.
31. CAN I SWIM WITH MY HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Yes, enjoying a waterside lifestyle or enjoying a leisurely swim doesn't have to be a dream with SL Raw Virgin Hair Extensions. These high-quality extensions are quite resilient, and with the right care, can withstand exposure to water.
However, it's paramount to follow specific precautionary measures to preserve the integrity of your extensions. Prior to diving in, ensure you wet your hair thoroughly with clean water. This step prevents your hair from absorbing too much chlorine or salt, which can be drying. Post-swim, it is highly recommended to rinse your extensions meticulously with fresh water to wash off any residual chlorine or salt, as these substances can damage the hair over time.
Consider applying a hydrating conditioner or hair mask post-swim to replenish moisture. Always allow your extensions to air dry and avoid combing when wet to prevent frizz. With these best practices, swimming with your SL Raw Hair Extensions not only becomes feasible but enjoyable, too.
32. HOW CAN I HIDE MY EXTENSIONS WHEN I PUT MY HAIR UP?
Hiding i-tip extensions when styling your hair in an updo is entirely possible, and with the right techniques, can be done effortlessly. The key lies in carefully selecting the right hair texture and extension method that blends seamlessly with your natural hair. High-quality SL Raw Virgin Hair Extensions, have a diverse range of textures, allowing you to achieve this blend with ease.
Your hairstylist will Start by positioning your i-tip extensions strategically around your head, leaving out the top layer of your natural hair to cover the extensions. When putting your hair up, ensure to style your hair in a way that conceals the extensions, for instance, a loose bun or a braided updo. Daily brushing of your extensions can also aid in blending them more naturally with your hair. Remember, patience and practice are key when learning to hide your extensions during styling.
33. CAN I PLAY SPORTS WITH HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Active lifestyles and sports are no longer an obstacle with SL Raw Virgin Hair Extensions. These extensions are designed to endure the demands of physically active individuals, allowing you to continue your daily activities without compromise.
When engaging in sports, sweat is inevitable. It's essential to maintain a cleansing routine for your extensions, ideally once to twice a week if you're highly active. Why? Sweating can cause a buildup of oils and residues, potentially leading to tangles and a dull appearance. Opt for a gentle yet effective sulfate-free shampoo, ensuring optimal cleanliness without stripping the hair's natural oils. Bear in mind that over-shampooing can lead to dryness. To combat this, consider co-washing – using conditioner alone in between shampoo sessions. This method retains moisture and helps prevent the hair from becoming dry and brittle. Always follow with a hydrating conditioner to maintain healthy, lustrous extensions. With these maintenance techniques, your scalp and SL Raw Hair Extensions will continue to look and feel great, even as you pursue your athletic endeavors
34. CAN I USE STICK I-TIPS FOR FUSIONS?
SL Raw Virgin Stick-I-Tip Hair Extensions offer an great way to add versatility and volume to your hair. These high-quality extensions feature a unique, shoelace-style tips, which allows them to be applied using hot fusion or micro-link method.
Hot fusion involves a professional hairstylist using a specialized heating tool to gently melt the keratin bond to your hair, thereby creating a seamless and natural blend. The micro-link method, on the other hand, attaches the extensions to your hair using tiny, silicone-lined beads, providing an equally durable and inconspicuous result.
As both these techniques require professional expertise and precision, we strongly recommend consulting with your hairstylist to determine the most suitable extension method for your specific hair type and condition. Remember, the beauty and longevity of your SL Raw Stick-I-Tip Hair Extensions rely heavily on the proper installation and maintenance, further testament to the value of professional consultation.
With the correct approach, your Stick-I-Tip extensions can provide a stunning transformative enhancement to your look, amplifying your natural beauty and boosting your confidence.