Clip-in vs. Permanent Extensions


So you want hair extensions, as you can do with a little help when it comes to length or thickness, but you are not sure whether you want something permanent or semi-permanent.

There are so many options when it comes to hair extensions, we thought we'd just break it down for you.

Permanent hair extensions are extensions that get attached to your own hair, as close as possible to the scalp, in a permanent way, so that you cannot remove it without professional assistance. As your hair grows (usually 1cm per month), the extensions move further away from the scalp, and would need to be re-attached by a qualified hair stylist specializing in permanent extensions.

You will find the following permanent extensions options:

 

1. Keratin / Protein Bonded Extensions (Glue ins):
These are hair extensions which get attached to your own hair by applying heat to fuse and melt the keratin / protein (glue part) to your own hair. It takes up to 2-4 hours or more to attach, depending on the number of permanent hair extensions you need or desire.

This usually lasts 6-10 weeks as it grows out and would need to be removed or reapplied, if the hair is still in a good condition. For washing permanent hair extensions we recommend that you have your hair washed by a professional stylist or a Diva Divine Hair Extension boutique with alcohol free, paraben free, and sulphate free shampoo. In addition, you do not need to repurchase the hair. At Diva Divine Hair Extension boutiques, we offer a rebonding service that allows you to reuse the permanent hair extensions.

Benefits: A natural finish, especially if you have highlights and lowlights, then you can match them up perfectly as you can purchase different colour pieces. You have fuller, thicker hair 24/7 as you cannot remove the extensions. It can look very natural if the technician is experienced, selects high quality hair, selects the correct thickness of each strand and selects the correct colour of bonding glue.

Note: This must be applied by a certified Diva Divine Hair Extensionist. These should not be applied at home or by friends.

 

2. Micro Ring / Loop / Bead Extensions: 

These hair extensions are attached by clamping a metal loop to small sections of your hair. The process usually takes about 2-3 hours, depending on the number of micro ring extensions you desire or need. 

The hair extensions can last 6 to 8 weeks and then you would need to have your stylist take them out carefully. For washing permanent hair extensions we recommend that you have your hair washed by a professional stylist or a Diva Divine Hair Extension boutique with alcohol free, paraben free, and sulphate free shampoo. In addition, you do not need to repurchase the hair. At Diva Divine Hair Extension boutiques, we offer a rebonding service that allows you to reuse the permanent hair extensions.

Benefits: Longer, fuller hair 24/7. You can also match up your highlights and lowlights easily. For those clients that are more hesitant to apply hair extensions with heat, Micro ring extensions are the best option as they don’t require any heat for the installation or removal.

 

3. Tape-in Extensions: 
These are hair extensions that come with a strip of medical adhesive tape at the top of each section which you stick to your own hair. It take less than an hour to apply, again, depending on the technician.

Tape Extensions will last up to 6 to 8 weeks. Tape hair extension remover is applied to your hair and combed through with a fine toothed comb to remove the tape hair extensions. More tape hair extension remover is applied to your hair and combed through once all the adhesive glue is out. For washing permanent hair extensions we recommend that you have your hair washed by a professional stylist or a Diva Divine Hair Extension boutique with alcohol free, paraben free, and sulphate free shampoo. In addition, you do not need to repurchase the hair. At Diva Divine Hair Extension boutiques, we offer a retaping service that allows you to reuse the permanent hair extensions.

Benefits: Process of attaching the Tape hair extensions is quicker compared to other permanent extensions. You can use the tape ins again if maintained properly while wearing them. Light weight and comfortable to wear, with a full effect 24/7. Diva Divine Tape hair extensions are the quickest and easiest permanent hair extension option, but also are last the shortest amount of time until requiring reinstallation.  

 

4. Clip-in Extensions:
Hair Extensions that come with clips already attached to the wefts (pieces). You attach the Clip in Hair extensions yourself without a technician needed as they are just clips that you simply clip onto your own hair

Can last 3 months to a year, even longer if highly maintained with good products, masks and Argan Oil.

Benefits: It is super easy to attach clip in hair extensions and you don't need to visit salons frequently to apply or reapply. You save time with only taking 5-10 minutes of clipping the wefts in. Only wash your clip in extensions every 10 wears, unlike permanent hair extensions that get washed with your own hair.

 

Still not sure what you should get, or have any questions we have not yet answered above? Email us your queries or send us a picture of your hair outside in natural light for assistance in choosing the perfect shade and thickness to our whatsapp number: +91 9650377003 or email us: info@divadivine.co.in. Alternatively, if you are in New Delhi, come visit us when you would like to pop in for a free demo and colour match.  


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