Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thinning Hair Makes a Fashion Statement

Bonding is a fashion statement of those with thinning hair. It is a temporary weaving method and a perfect way to add volume to thinning hair. It can also add vibrant streaks of color to your natural hair. Tracks of hair are glued to the roots of your own hair with a special adhesive.

To prevent damage to your natural hair, tracks shouldn’t be left for any longer than a week or two. Bonding may also refer to the attachment of toupees and custom wigs with a medical grade adhesive. There are 2 types of bond: soft bond which dries in the consistency of rubber glue and hard bond which dries to the consistency of crazy glue.

The fusion method presents one of the most versatile and most natural-looking weaves on the market. With this technique, a machine similar to a hot glue gun is used to hold human hair extensions to individual strands of your natural hair for a truly authentic look. With a fusion weave, you can wash your hair every week and use products like gels and mousse to style. This is one of the most time-consuming and costly methods that can conceal thinning hair.

Recently, hair extensions that do not require any heating elements have been introduced.  Called cold fusion extensions, these are made of 100% human hair. The intense heat used in applying traditional hair extensions may damage them.

In tracking, natural tresses are first braided around the head in concentric circles. The braids are sewn down, and then extensions are sewn to the braids. Eight to fifteen tracks are needed for a full head.

To sew the weave hair, the hair must be braided into cornrows. The wearer may leave out a section of hair if she or he wants a part or half of the hair weaved. So the hair won’t appear lumpy, the hair is sewn horizontally across the head from one side to the other, starting from the bottom.

Netting is a technique which involves braiding natural tresses under a thin, breathable net that serves as a flat surface onto which stylists can weave extensions. Netting provides more flexibility than track placement because the stylist is not limited to sewing extensions to a braid.

The latest development in weaving extensions is lace extensions. Lace extensions are made from a nylon mesh material formed into a cap that is then manually ventilated by knotting single strands of hair into the tiny openings of the cap form, giving the hair a more natural, realistic flow than conventional extensions, and creating a lighter, more breathable cap. These extension units can be woven in or attached to the hairline with special adhesives. Head measurements are taken to ensure a proper fit with this type of weave.

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  1. Famous Actress @annecurtissmith wears D&V Hairpieces #hairextensions on the cover of Luxe Magazine… http://t.co/IvloQ0APpc #tbt #throwback