After you do a search on the hair extensions market, you will be surprised to find that there are many kinds of hair extensions available. Compared to any other hair extensions, as far as I am concerned, micro loop hair extensions are regarded as one of the most versatile hair extensions because of its advantages for both short and long term use. With the aid of tiny loops, you can attach those hair extensions to your hair, resulting in an illusion that you have a head of healthy and shiny hair.
What are micro loop hair extensions? As their name applies, micro loop hair extensions are a type of hair extension which is attached to the real hair with the help of small loops. Using tiny loops which are in the similar color of your hair to attach hair extensions to your existing hair and hold each extension securely in place, you can put them into practice and blend them with your real hair seamlessly. Actually, because of their shape and size, micro loop hair extensions are also called micro ring hair extensions. When deciding on the number and thickness of the micro loop hair extensions, you should firstly take the thickness and length of the natural hair into consideration.Compared with tape in hair extensions, micro loop hair extensions are not applied with glues or bonding adhesives. As it is probable that hair breakage or allergic reactions happen to some clients if using glue or bonding adhesive attachment, it makes micro loop attachment to be one of the main advantages of micro loop hair extensions. Besides, requiring no hot flat irons which can damage natural strands also makes micro loop hair extensions advantageous.
The applying of micro loop hair extensions starts with the picking up a lock of hair and twisting them into a small piece, which is small enough to be threaded into one of the loops. Once the first step is finished, the stylist usually secures the micro loop tightly around the natural hair strand with a small set of pliers. In fact, the whole process is easy to be handled by yourself or under the assistance of your friend, but because of its requirement of skillful hands to some extent, it is advised that you have it done with the help of a professional stylist, which can prevent uneven or crooked rows of hair extensions. It is strongly recommended that you apply extensions to certain areas on the back and sides of the head so that you can prevent visible micro loops. You should also keep in mind that you had better not crimp or bend any of the micro loops with the pliers, so that they can be loosened and readjusted in case that the natural hair grows longer.
Speaking of our natural hair, it is essential that we take good care of it by using high quality shampoo and conditioner, or it is prone to the victim of breakage, split ends or drying out. As we all known that most of hair extensions are made of human hair. Hair extension, of course including micro loop hair extension, is much easy to dry out and messy in contrasting with human hair growing on the head. As a result, in order to keep your hair extensions appear to be healthy and shiny, you are supposed to maintain them with high quality shampoos and other products. The idea of choosing hair extensions caring products which have no alcohol, harsh detergents or filler should be taken into consideration when you are considering opting for products caring for your micro loop hair extensions.
Before applying micro loop hair extensions to your hair, you are supposed to take the current length and condition of your natural hair into consideration. It is advised that your existing hair is longer than 3 to 4 inches, so that the hair extensions can blend well with your natural hair. For the health of your natural hair and scalp, if your hair has been over-processed, you had better have it treated with conditioner a few weeks prior to getting hair extensions attached.