Permanent hair extensions are extensions that are meant to stay in the hair for an extended period of time and in most instances are installed and removed by a salon professional.
How Long do Permanent Hair Extensions Last?
Permanent hair extensions, such as traditional Tape in Hair Extensions, can last anywhere from 4-8 weeks or more before needing to be removed. The actual time is really based on a structured maintenance routine. If you'd like to know more about how to care for hair extensions, click here.
Tape in Hair Extensions, Micro-Fusion, Keratin Bonded and sewen-in wefts are all examples of permanent hair extension services. The natural hair must first be prepped using a high ph shampoo to completely cleanse the hair. Once the hair is clean it should be blow dried completely before installation. Click the following link to view a step-by-step guide for installing Tape in Hair Extensions.
What are Temporary Hair Extensions?
Clip in hair extensions are a great example of temporary hair extensions which are intended to be removed after a few hours and only worn on an intermittent basis.
Clip in hair extensions are designed to enhance a style for special occasions such as weddings, photo shoots and professional pictures. Although clip in hair extensions are easy to install and remove, they do come with a negative effect. The weight of clip in hair extensions is usually heavier than the natural hair. The method of installation can involve over-directing, twisting and/or backcombing the natural hair at the root to hold the clip. Unfortunately, this can cause undue stress on the natural hair resulting in hair breakage.
Thankfully, there are some semi-permanent tape in hair extensions that use temporary tape on the tab. These can be removed within hours without any damage or hair breakage and are installed in a manner that flows with the natural movement of your hair.