Strand by Strand methods can be installed a variety of ways. The common techniques, and the ones we use at Xtend Yourself Salon are
1. Pre-tipped Keratin fusion and custom tipped Keratin fusion. Keratin fusion extensions are applied by “melting” the keratin adhesive with either a heat source or cold wave source. The softened keratin is applied to a small amount of your own growing hair and fused together to create a nearly seamless blend. Highly customizable and can stay installed up to 3-4 months. Sometimes this hair can be re-installed.
2. Micro bead/nano bead extensions are bundles of hair that are added to your own hair using a copper, nickel or aluminum tube or bead where a small amount of your own hair is threaded through the bead along with the extension hair. The bead is then flattened using an extension tool. Can stay installed up to 2 months at which time the beads must be opened and moved up. This hair can be reused up to 6-9 months.
3. Shrink Link extensions are similar to micro bead with the difference being instead of a metal bead or tube the attachment point is a silicon tube that your hair and the extension hair are threaded through and heat is applied to “shrink wrap” around the hairs creating a soft and easy to wear attachment point. This method can remain installed up to 3 months at which point it must be removed and reinstalled. This hair can be reused up to 6-12 months.