Types: Synthetic vs. Human Hair (Fisher Experience 100% human Indian hair extensions)
Synthetic extensions are usually made from very fine plastic fibers that emulate real human hair and typically less expensive than the real stuff, which comes with tradeoffs. Manmade extensions tend to be coarser, cannot be styled like your natural hair and do not last as long as their counterpart. For example: it can be damaged by heat, coloring and various hair product. Therefore – those curling irons and straighteners you love become a beauty no-no. The alternative to synthetic are hair extensions made from human hair. These are exactly what you are thinking – Fisher Experience provides 100% human Indian hair extensions which are donated from top to bottom and collected with hair cuticles running in the same direction preventing dreaded tangles. The advantages – they merge nicely with your natural hair and can withstand any styling, coloring that you wish, without risk of damage.
Tape-Ins, Clip-ins, Sew-ins, micro-link, keratin-bonded, Hairdreams
All these words can be overwhelming, but do not fear here comes your epiphany!
** All hair extensions should be applied by a professional for the best results.
Tape-ins are glued/taped directly to your roots. They are applied with heat and need to be aligned correctly for the best results. These can be styled anyway you wish, however, it is recommended to use special hair products that are less oily to prevent slippage. In addition, these hair extensions will need to be taken off with special glue remover and re-installed around 4-8 weeks. Cons include: may cause headaches, because of the weight added to your hair, especially when wet. There may be a more noticeable empty space as these come out, due to a thicker panel being applied per sections. In addition, be aware that there is more risk of breakage at the root, from the gluing, as the extensions come out.
Clip-ins, sounds simple right? Can be altered in length to fit your style and come pre-sewn into the strand groups. This is the most temporary form of Indian hair extensions, and easily applied and removed all on your own! Feel free to shampoo & condition, brush and style these just like your own hair. Best for on-a-whim changes that will spice up an upcoming “hot date” or to add to your classic look for an important business meeting. Like the tape-ins, clip-in extensions are also heavy and may cause split ends at the clipping point. A word of caution, these may cause emotional irritation – as they may not look as fabulous without first being great at styling your own hair.
You may have heard of micro-link, micro-bead or micro-loop extensions, which can be used interchangeably. This option is applied directly to your natural hair by looping the extension around it, applying a special clamp – a metal ring – and heat to set it. Once the hair extensions are tightened to fit, you are good to show them off! This process takes a few hours to apply and need to be adjusted every 2 to 3 months as the micro-beads move away from the scalp with your natural hair growth. You can wash and style your hair, with any product you wish, however do not hesitate to ask your knowledgeable stylists for their recommendations. They are professionals, after all! You should know when it's time to remove the hair extensions they can be reused however; the quality of hair isn't that great anymore. In addition, the extensions tend to be heavy, quality of hair isn’t usually as good, and the metal micro-link may cause breakage along with split ends.
Keratin-Bonded hair extensions are applied to strands of your natural hair using a variety of adhesives with what looks like a crafting hot-glue gun. Keratin-bonded extensions require a slightly different method using a clamp, as well as heat to apply. Same as with micro-link extensions you may wash and style how you choose, but they must be removed every 3-4 months and replaced by a new set. The cost ranges from $300, for a little volume to $2,000, pumping up the volume and length to leave you looking fantastic!
Hairdreams extensions are fab for clients that want a full head of extensions in less than an hour. Typically, a 45-minute application and are applied by what looks like a laser gun. The Indian merges perfectly with your natural hair, so they are barely noticeable. There is little risk of breakage, these extensions last 3-4 months with no significant cons.
What extensions do for YOU.
Are you one of those ladies looking in the mirror with a furrowed brow, on the verge of tears? That is haircut regret, my friend. We have all been there, and extensions are the perfect cover – no one will suspect a thing. In addition, hair extensions are an excellent option for women with thinning hair, which can be frustrating when picking the perfect style. Don’t forget to ask about our fun bright colored extensions as well, which are guaranteed to complete your fashion magazine look, with a pop!
All these options can bring your hair from subtle to voluptuous on a temporary basis. Imagine yourself with extra length for mermaid like locks that can be twirled, tossed and will certainly turn heads. The possibilities are endless. We, at Fisher Experience, use only 100% human Indian hair extensions, so your look will be authentic – and anything but ordinary. All hair extension services begin with a consultation to create and design your signature look. After extensions you’ll walk out the door with your confidence boosted -- and a bounce in your step!