Clip-in Vs. Permanent: Which Diva Divine Product is Right for You?
Are you new to extensions? Throughout our exclusive collections, Diva Divine offers many occasional-use and permanent hair extensions. To help you decide what's best for you, we put together this helpful list of terms and techniques.
Hair for Non-Permanent Techniques:
Clip In Hair Extensions:
Clip in hair extensions offer the versatility of permanent hair extensions without the commitment. Diva Divine carries a variety of textures and colors in our innovative, quick and easy to apply line of clip in hair extensions. Diva Divine offers three different types of remy clip in hair extensions:
- 10 piece sets of clip in hair extensions in Fine, Medium and Thick hair sets
- Partial Wigs
- 5-Clip Ear-to-Ear Volumizers
Diva Divine's clip in hair extensions are made from virgin, remy hair. Remy hair refers hair where the cuticle runs in the same direction from root to tip. This allows for much more manageability and styling opportunities than their non-remy counterparts. Non remy hair extensions will typically tangle and matte over time and will need to be replaced often. Diva Divine's clip in hair extensions will last through several years of occasional use following a proper care regimen.
Tape In Hair Extensions
Tape in extensions are thin, lightweight tape wefts that get “sandwiched” together in between your own hair. They require no tools or chemicals to get applied, can last 4-8 weeks, and are reusable. Tape in extensions can be worn up or down and you can even swim and workout with these hair extensions. Tape in extensions are perfect for adding length, color effects, and volume in under an hour. They are thin, nearly invisible hair extensions that move with your hair and appear natural. No one will be able to feel the tape in extensions even if they touch your hair! These hair extensions are undetectable, discreet, and water resistant!
Hair for Permanent Techniques:
Diva Divine offers hair for two basic permanent techniques—fusion and weaving:
Fusion refers to a bonding technique used with individual strand fusion hair extensions. A specialized hot tool is used to soften a prebonded keratin tip to allow it to fuse to a section of the client's hair. Fusion hair extensions are considered permanent hair extensions because of the long lasting result. Fusion bonds are generally removed and reinstalled every 2-3 months. There are two basic types of fusion hair extensions:
The first, and most common, uses nail tip, v-tip or flat tip fusion hair extensions to bond the strand to your hair without the use of any tubes, links, rings or clips
The second, and less common, is a shrinkable tubing technique which utilizes i-tip fusion hair extensions along with a heat-sensitive tube. The i-tip is inserted into the tube along with a strand of your hair. Again using a specialized hot tool, the stylist applies heat to the bonding point which softens the keratin and shrinks the tube, securing the fusion hair extensions to the natural hair.
Diva Divine currently offers and stocks fusion hair extensions in flat tips. I-Tip and V-Tips are available by special order. Our pre-bonded strands use 100% natural keratin, not glue, ensuring damage-free fusion hair extensions.
A skilled weave artist typically uses pre-wefted hair to perform the installation. For a full head of permanent hair extensions with little or no natural hair showing, the client's hair is first braided into a pattern selected to assist in the creation of the final look. The location of the part and wether any natural hair will be showing is taken into consideration when choosing the braid pattern. The wefted hair is then sewn either directly into the braids, or, depending on the technique of the stylist and preference of the client, a netted cap will be placed over the braids. The wefted hair is sewn into the cap to reduce the amount of contact the thread has with the client's natural hair.
Weaving techniques can also be utilized to add length and fullness to your natural hair, without a full sew-in. Several horizontal braids can be incorporated throughout your existing style as a sewing point for the wefted extensions.
There are two basic types of wefted hair that are typically used for permanent hair extensions:
Machine wefted products refer to extensions which have been sewn or "wefted" to create the bundle of extensions. Loose or "bulk" hair is fed through a triple-head sewing machine to add a reinforced stitch near the top (root) of the individual strands. The hair is then folded over and stitched again to create the final Wefted Hair. While mostly used as a technique for permanent hair extensions—typically sewn in, though other methods of securing can be used as well—machine wefted hair is also used as the base to create our line of remy clip in hair extensions and partial wigs.
Hand wefted hair: In this case, the individual strands are tied by hand to create the secure weft. This type of wefted hair creates a very strong, but much thinner weft when compared to machine wefted. The end result sits a bit closer to the head, offering less bulk than the machine wefts. Hand wefts are typically utilized as permanent hair extensions, although they could also be used to create temporary or clip in hair extensions. Hand wefted hair is available by special order.