All You Need To Know About Hair Extensions

A Guide To The Best Hair Extensions at Bliss Hair Salons, Nottingham & Loughborough

Hair extensions are a fantastic way to completely transform your look, adding length and colour to your hair, but they can also be used to build volume into fine or thin hair too.

In this Guide to Hair Extensions, the team at Bliss Hair Salons in Nottingham & Loughborough tell you all you need to know about hair extensions.  If you’re interested in having hair extensions, book in for a consultation at our Nottingham and Loughborough salons so we can discuss the look you are after, give you a quote and explain how to look after your new hair.

Racoon International Hair Extensions at Bliss Hair in Loughborough & Nottingham

Racoon International are one of the top luxury brand of human hair extensions and they are available at your local Bliss Hair Salons in Loughborough and Nottingham.  They come in the finest quality European and Remy hair types which are ethically sourced and of a guaranteed high quality. Our stylists are accredited by Racoon to offer bonded hair extensions so rest assured you will be getting the very best hair extensions & hair extension fitting at Bliss Hair Salons.   View our gallery of hair extensions at Bliss Hair.

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Which Hair Extensions Are Right For My Hair?

Hair extensions come in a wide range of colours, lengths, widths, hair textures and can be either real hair or synthetic hair. There are also different ways in which to attach the hair extension.  Rest assured, our trained extension specialist will make sure your natural hair is left undamaged. 

Are Human Hair Extensions The Best?

If you want natural looking hair, we would highly recommend human hair extensions – also known as Remy hair.  Talk to your salon to find out whether their extensions are 100% human hair.   High-quality hair extension brands such as Racoon International hair extensions at Bliss Hair are ethically sourced and guaranteed.

Remy hair is considered to be the finest quality human hair because the hair is the same length and perfectly preserved, with the hair strands all lying in the same direction.  This means your hair will be much less likely to tangle and will look shiny and silky.

Human hair extensions can be dyed, styled with hot tools, washed and treated like your own hair.  Synthetic hair extensions are much cheaper than Remy extensions and do not blend easily with your own hair.  They can, however, be great fun to wear for fun occasions as they come in vibrant colours such as reds, blues and purples.

How Long Will My Hair Extensions Stay In My Hair?

Your hair extensions could remain in your hair for between three months and a year, depending on which fixing method you choose and how well you look after them.  Talk to your Bliss Hair stylist for after-care advice such as the right products to use in your hair, how to wash your hair, and may even suggest you put your hair into a loose braid or ponytail when sleeping.

Different Types of Hair Extensions

Here are some of the different types of hair extensions and some terms that you may have heard but are not quite sure about!

Micro Weft Hair Extensions at Bliss Hair Salons, Loughborough & Nottingham

micro-weft-hair-extensions-bliss-hair-nottingham-loughboroughMicro weft extensions are perfect if you want thicker, fuller, longer hair.

Small sections of human hair (wefts) are affixed using strategically positioned micro rings.  The wefts sit flat to the head and, with good care, will remain in place for more than three months.

With no braiding or sewing, damage to the hair is minimised and these hair extensions are much more comfortable for the wearer.

No glue. no heat, no sewing, no braiding, just great natural looking hair extensions!


Clip-in Hair Extensions or Hair Wefts

Clip-in hair extensions or hair wefts come with a clip or little comb attached to them.  You can then position these in your hair and take them out at the end of the evening.  They remain firmly in place but are not recommended for long-term use.  Bring them out every now and then when you want a special new hair look.

Cold Fusion Hair Extensions

Your hair extensions will be attached around your natural hair using a special ultrasound device which performs cold bonding.  Cold fusion is much kinder on your hair because it attaches the extension without using heat.

Hot Fusion Hair Extensions

An adhesive such as glue, wax or keratin is used to attach your hair extensions.  Heat is applied to ensure they remain in place.  Make sure your extensionist is experienced if you choose the hot fusion method as you do not want the adhesive to damage your natural hair.

Skin Weft Hair Extensions

Skin weft hair extensions are attached to your natural hair with glue or tape.  These are very easy to attach which means you can do this at home.  You can put them in and take them out whenever you want a new look.

Microbead Hair Extensions

With Microbead Hair Extensions, small sections of your hair will be threaded through a silicone-lined metal bead.  The bonded end of the hair extension is then crimped shut.  Microbead hair extensions can be reused again and again, even after removal.

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