How Hair Extensions Work
Hair extensions bond real or synthetic hair to your natural hair at the root. Hair extensions are usually attached in horizontal rows to the underneath sections of the hair, close to the scalp.
Therefore, the top sections of the natural hair fall to cover the bonds.
Real hair extensions are glued to the natural hair with an adhesive. People who don’t like the idea of someone else’s hair being attached to theirs may not like this method. However, real hair extensions can then be styled and treated as the person’s own after application.
The other method is called mono-fibre – a type of plastic – which is very lightweight. Plait together small sections of hair and anchor them to the root with a heat seal. However, this system does not lend itself to styling with hot appliances such as flat irons and tongs, as the plastic simply melts on contact.
With proper care, extensions can look great.