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 If you are looking for the way to boost the length and volume of your hair, hair extensions are a favorable way to achieve your wish. They are available in various lengths, colors and textures. In this articles, we will show you three popular types of hair extensions: clip-in, tape-in and sew-in type.

Clip in Hair Extensions

Clip in hair extensions are temporary hair extensions. They come in strands of wefts (contoured pieces), attached at the base with either fabric or silicone. Every set of clip-in hair extensions has particular hair wefts that diversify in size. Each weft comes with sturdy clips that have silicon or fabric grips to ensure the extensions are connected with your origin hair. To use clip-in hair extensions, you just simply press the back of the clip to open and click back to close.

ADVANTAGE

Clip in hair extensions are the most adaptable type of extensions. They are very easy to apply and remove. With clip in hair extensions, you can do ponytail, braids, you can boost your hair length, thickness and change the color. The beauty of temporary clip in hair extensions is that they can be applied not only at home, by yourself, within a minutes, but also in a few hours, a few times a week, when you want to be glorious. They are completely customizable and open you up to a range of hairstyle possibilities.

You don’t need glue, heat or pressure to apply clip in hair extensions as they simply clip onto your hair so there is zero damage to your natural hair. This is one of the many reasons why it’s one of the most popular hair extensions types.

DISADVANTAGE

If you don’t have demand to style your hair or you haven’t use hair extensions before, clip-in extensions may be a little challenging for you to use them at first. However, with some practice, you will be proficient right away.

HOW LONG DO THEY LAST

Clip-in hair extensions can be made with either synthetic or human hair. Synthetic extensions usually have a shorter lifespan than human hair extensions, they can last a few months, depending on their use and care. If they are properly cared, they can last anywhere from 3 months up to a year or even longer.

TREATMENT

It is preferable that you must remove clip-in hair extensions every day, especially before you go to sleep. Removing your clips will ensure that your roots aren’t exposed to constant tugging, making it a safe option for long-term use.

APO Clip in hair extensions are made of 100% Vietnamese human hair which is both natural and strong. In addition, there is no chemical or synthetic hair mixed in any of APO’s products. Long hair, short hair or medium hair, all depend on your selection. In APO, you can get a clip in hair extensions with the length varying from 6 inches to 32 inches.

Tape In Hair Extensions

Tape in hair extensions (semi-permanent extensions) are one-inch pre-taped wefts that are exactly what they sound like – “tape in’’ in between your own hair. The tape used is a medical sticky tape which is usually strong and allow you to move freely. Typically, a hairdresser or a licensed cosmetologist would apply tape-ins as they need to align with the roots of your origin hair, and then a heated clamp would be used to stick the weft to your hair properly. Moreover, tape-ins also need to be removed professionally with special glue remover to avoid damage to the hair follicles.

ADVANTAGE

It is very quick and easy to install tape-in hair extensions. It can only take less than an hour for you to apply tape in extensions in the salon, with an experienced hairstylist.

DISADVANTAGE

Because of the way tape in wefts are glued to the roots, it is very difficult to tie your hair up with these hair extensions installed. Also, naturally, when you apply heat to your roots and any adhesive product such as tape or glue, this can damage your hair. 

HOW LONG DO THEY LAST

Tape-in extensions can last up to three months, or even four months, depending on how they are used and cared for. They are generally more expensive than other types of extensions as they are designed to be worn for longer time.

TREATMENT

The prior rule when caring this type of extensions is you need to be extremely careful not to get conditioner on the tape as the extensions can be caused to slip out. You should use special hair products which are less oily to ensure the glue sticks to your hair. When your hair starts to grow, you must take extra caution not to bring heat tools too close to the tapes. Heat will cause the glue to melt and spread making it difficult to remove. 

We recommend you to use APO tape in hair extensions made of 100% Vietnamese human Remy hair, which is quite natural and strong. APO tape in hair extensions do not have any chemical or synthetic hair. Therefore, you do not need to worry that your hair can be damage.

Sew in Hair Extensions/ Weave

This type of extensions is applied by braiding your natural hair into small braids, then using a needle and thread to sew the weave into the braid. Sew in hair extensions are usually used for people with thick hair as they need a solid base to be sewn into.

It is extremely important to let an experienced hairdresser to apply these extensions to prevent uncomfortable tugging. The general fact is that sew-in hair extensions are damaging. The braiding process is stressful on the hair and its follicles.


ADVANTAGE

This type of hair extension is popular because it’s the most permanent and seamless, as the hair is literally sewn into your own hair and cannot come off. 

DISADVANTAGE

Because of the tight application, a lot of strain is put on the scalp and sew-in extensions can feel very heavy and uncomfortable. For this reason, they are not suitable for those with thin or fine hair. 

HOW LONG DO THEY LAST

With proper care, the hair extensions can last six to eight weeks. Nevertheless, it’s not advised to wear them for longer than four weeks as it can prevent natural hair growth.

It’s important to get a maintenance check at least once a month if you have sew-in extensions. A stylist can rotate the areas where the hair extensions are applied, so it’s not the same group of hairs that are under stress every time. It’s crucial to keep your scalp, nape, and edges of your hair hydrated. A deep conditioning treatment and special protein products come highly recommended to minimize weakening of the hair.        

APO weave hair is made of 100% Vietnamese human hair. Many people like Vietnamese hair because they suppose that this hair is reliable. Exactly! Our Vietnamese hair is natural. It brings you the hair extensions which looks quite the same as your own hairstyle. Also, it is strong. You can get this weft hair and then change it into any colors or textures you like.

Even though your hair is short or long, you can experience many different hairstyles with the help of hair extensions. APO Hair – a Vietnamese hair extensions brand with a variety of high-quality extensions products in many types and length levels is a great tool to complete your hair beauty.