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All About Bonded Hair Extensions

When looking at getting hair extensions, there are a number of ways to go - clip-in, bonded, tape-in, and more. Knowing which is best for you is dependant on a number of factors, how much effort you want to put into styling your hair, your budget, your hair type, etc. Read our blog on which type of hair extension method is best for you here.

But today we are talking about permanently bonded hair extensions….

Permanently bonded hair extensions are hard work, but will allow you to enjoy thicker, more beautiful hair day after day. Put in the time it takes to care for them, use the right care products and you will look like a Hollywood star every day!

It is always recommended to find 5A Grade Indian Remy human hair for all permanent hair extensions, giving you a spectacular look that appears completely natural if cared for correctly. Make sure wherever you get your extensions, they are 100% Remy human hair.

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Tape-in Hair Extensions

Tape-in hair extensions are applied to your natural hair using a special tape, and they usually need replacing every 9-12 months. These hair extensions work with the natural parting of your hair, which ensures that they fall naturally to achieve a totally authentic look. Choose the thinnest hypo-allergenic tape on the market, which means your extensions will not feel bumpy and will be virtually invisible. When properly cared for, you can wear the extensions for up to three months without losing a single piece. The pricing on the market ranges from R4000 – R10000 for a full head of 20″ tape-in extensions, depending on length and thickness.

Micro-Ring Extensions

These extensions have become popular due to the fact that they are discrete, easy to apply and almost undetectable when installed by a professional. Moreover, micro-ring hair extensions can be used by women of any ethnicity, and can even be applied to thin hair, and hair as short as three or four centimetres. If you take care of the hair, these extensions can last from 1-2 years. The keratin tip is attached using a soft micro-ring that is clamped around your own hair about 1cm from the roots of the hair. Costs range between R5000 and R10000 for a full head, depending on length and thickness. 

Keratin Bonded Hair Extensions

Keratin bonded hair extensions are often referred to as U-Tips because of their shape, however the bond is sometimes flat. The strands of hair are pre-tipped with Keratin. A low heat extension iron is used to attached the extensions to one’s own hair, by melting the keratin bond onto and around the client’s natural hair. The bond is very strong and almost undetectable when applied correctly.  Costs ranges between R5000 and R15000 for a full head, depending on length and thickness. You can use one set for 1 – 2 years, depending on how well you take care of the hair. The hair needs to be maintained by removing and reapplying the hair extension bonds every 6-8 weeks. 

If bonded extensions aren’t for you…

Clip-in Hair Extensions - the perfect alternative!

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While clip-in hair extensions are not bonded, they are the perfect solution for anyone seeking an instant, do-it-yourself solution to achieving thick, full-bodied hair. Clip-ins are non-permanent and cause no damage to your natural hair. They are easily clipped in and out of your hair in minutes and can be seamlessly matched with your own hair colour for instant length and volume.

Frontrow stocks a variety of Luxury 20” clip-in hair extensions that are made from 100% Remy human hair and are thick right down to the ends. Frontrow offers three clip in thicknesses and an array of tutorial videos to show you how to use and style your hair extensions. We pride ourselves in high quality hair extensions and world class client service, with an easy return and exchange policy.