A weft is a track several inches long onto which the hair is attached (a curtain of hair sewn together at the top and free-flowing at the bottom). There are two types of wefts; one made by hand, and one made by a machine. Wefts can be installed using glue based or non-glue based application.
Tape-in extensions are small wefts with adhesive tape on one side. This is a simple application where your own hair is "sandwiched" between two strips of tape extensions with the adhesive tape glued together. This extension usually stays secure for approximately one month. One of the advantages of Tape-in is that the extension is reusable by adding new tape or bonding glue. Because they are easy to apply, Tape-in extensions have become a growing trend.
Clip-ins are easy to apply and remove, thus; making them a popular choice. Clip-ins do not require a stylist, you can clip in the extension anytime and remove before bed by yourself. This type of extension makes it easy to add length and volume or to create a new look (for example, an up-do style). However, clip-ins are not as easily disguised as other types of extensions especially, in thin hair. Also, because this is not a permanent type of extension, care must be taken to apply the clip-ins securely to prevent hair from falling out.
I- Tip or Pre -tipped extensions are used with the Strand by Strand Micro Links Application. I-tip extensions are also called shoelace tip or "stick tip." The extension composes of several hair strands glued together at the tip, and looks similar to the end of a shoelace. This type of extension does not use heat or glue; instead, they are attached to your own hair using micro links or micro rings. Micro links/rings look like small beads. Installing the I-tip extension requires an equal amount of your own hair to be pulled through the micro link attaching it firmly to your hair. When done properly (we recommend using a professional stylist), the micro link strand by strand method should secure your extensions for 2 months.
U-Tip or pre-bonded extension is also called "nail tip" because it resembles a long fingernail. The U-tip has a slight indented (curve), at which, an equal amount of your own hair is placed on the tip at your hair line, and is then placed in a fusion heating wand. The heating wand melts the glue securing the extension to your own hair. When the application is properly executed (we recommend using a professional stylist), the fusion strand by strand method should securely keep your extensions for 3-4 months.
Lace Closures are flexible and versatile for many types of hair, natural, scanty, perm, or receding hairline. Closures are not frontals; however, frontals can be considered closures. Lace frontals are basically a hairpiece, which mimics the hairline, covering it up from ear to ear. Closures come in different forms and sizes so find your perfect fit by looking for the size that would be a good match. Laced based closures are preferred because they lay flatter and are more comfortable.
Lace frontals can be considered closures. Lace frontals are basically a hairpiece that mimics the hairline, covering it up from ear to ear.
• Never use glue for your closure it can cause hair loss. Sew in closures to avoid spoiling it or losing your hair.
• The best method for putting in closure is by using a tape adhesive, whereby; the adhesive is applied sparingly to the lace mesh and then carefully secured on the front part of the hairline.
• Keep the area at the front hairline and crown well blended when wearing a weave.
• Sewn-in or bonded weaves usually require lace closures to cover the top area where the track hair or weaving hair gets bonded or sewn. This process often creates an area called the “horseshoe” where some hair gets left out. Closures can be used to cover up that area and add some decorative style to enhance the weave.
• Always make sure you tint the materials used on your closure to match your scalp to eliminate drawing attention to the closure.
• We recommend using tape adhesives or weaving thread to apply closures to create a natural look. For optimal results, get your closure fitted by a professional.