U-tip hair extensions
U-tip hair extensions are hair extensions that are pre-tipped with keratin and are applied to the client by use of a hot hair extension iron. This type of hair extension is also called “Fusion.”
When it comes to fusion hair extensions, you should think about the heat application. And, how comfortable you are with heat on or near your hair?
You have to melt the keratin by using a heating tool to install U-tipped fusion extensions. You may have fragile or damaged hair that you’d like to keep as far away from heat as possible, although these tools only use a fraction of the heat created by normal curling and flat irons.
When trying hot fusion hair extension, you should make sure you have clean product free hair without containing leave-in conditioners. And, given that, I prefer I-tipped hair.
I-tip hair extensions
I-Tipped hair extensions are also known as cold fusion. These extensions are applied by using a pulling tool, either a hook or loop, which pulls the client’s hair through a very small micro ring. The I-tip extension is then inserted into the micro ring which is then compressed with special pliers – this compression holds the extension in place.
Typically, I-tipped hair is cold-fused to your natural hair. This process has its benefits and drawbacks. Use a Micro-Ring process that involves pulling your hair through a small metal loop in the extension base to attach I-tipped hair extensions to your hair. Women who are going through radiation or chemotherapy should not try this loop, made of copper or aluminum, for it can cut into hair’s cuticles, causing damage. Micro Rings is not the best way to go for women with “springier” hair types because pulling curly or coarse hair through these rings can lead to tangling, snarling, and extremely tough removal.
Which is better for You
Now, do you know which one to choose? You can choose a suitable one according to your particular needs and goals, and your natural hair type.
- Try cold-fused I-tips if you have curly, coarse, or kinky tresses that tend to frizz or tangle easily.
- Try hot-fused U-tips if you have straighter strands.
If you still don’t know which one to choose, you can consult with your stylist.