Keratin tip hair extensions are installed using a cold or hot fusion process. The extensions are installed by using a hook or loop, which is used to pull the client’s hair through a small micro ring. The keratin tip is then inserted in the micro ring and then pressed with cold fusion pliers closed. For hot fusion the keratin tip is heated with a heat wand to soften the keratin and rolled around the client's hair to fuse the client's hair and the keratin tip hair extension. The hair is then left to cool and set.
There are two types of micro rings available for installing the keratin tip extensions: Copper Micro rings and Silicone- Aluminum micro rings.
Copper Micro Beads are tubes that are about 6mm in length. They are longer than the standard rings and allow for a more secure installation. The copper is softer making it easier to close shut and allow the extension to lay flatter. The thinness of the tube makes it easier to hide when closed. The copper rings can be removed by squeezing in the opposite direction to open.
Aluminum Silicone Micro Beads are micro rings lined with silicone gel that helps cushion the hair and protect from damage. The silicone acts as a grip to help the extension to stay in place. These rings work best on fine hair types.
For a full head you may need between 100-200 strands depending on the thickness and length of your natural hair, and also how full you want the hair extensions to be.
If you have fine hair, you could use 100-150 strands for a full head, however if you have thick hair, you may need up to 150-200 strands for a full head.
Keratin tip hair extensions come in I, U, V, Flat, and Nail Tip. The V, Flat, and Nail Tip hair extensions are custom order. Minimum order requirement is 50 strands. Please add to cart in increments of 50, as in 50, 100, 150, 200, etc. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for custom orders.