There are different types of hair extensions available. Of the available options, micro and glue extensions are more popular all around the globe. But then, which one is better? Are both these same? Which one do you suggest? And most importantly, why on earth should I be using hair extensions? What’s the requirement?
Why do we need hair extensions?
The extensions are required by those who want to bring in more volume to their overall hair setup. Also, many people experience thinning of hair with the passing of the age. With extensions, your hair style would look more voluminous while bringing back your long lost confidence. Those who have short hair can benefit much from using extensions. It can help in adding that extra meter of length to your hair style.
Copying your favorite celebrity’s style never looked easier before! Adding color to these extensions saves your actual hair from any kind of damage. You can apply any color and style to these extensions without showing concern for your real hair. Because they remain unaffected! Use these items to flaunt your new hair styles every week or even every day to amaze your fans.
Now, coming to Micro and Glue extensions, let’s start with Micro rings.
Understanding Micro Rings
When you visit a hair extensions salon and ask for micro rings, the beautician will use a certain technique where strands of natural hair are being combined with artificial hair through tiny sized copper rings to form a natural looking extension. These are also known as the micro loop or micro bead extensions. These are the perfect option if you consider long term extension solution. These are applied on a single strand on a time basis through the help of rings. No glue is used for attaching the extensions. Everything is done on the basis of these micro rings. These extensions last for near about 3-4 months at a stretch. If you have a shorter hair style, no more than 4” in length, you can use these extensions to extend the length.
And there are the glue extensions. What are they?
As the name suggests, their functionality is also the same. These extensions are glued into the place. If they are applied properly, they would remain attached for nearly 90-120 days without showing any signs of wear and tear.
Which is better: micro or glue?
Well, each comes with their set of pros and cons. But then, micro rings have that extra edge over glue extensions. The micro ring extensions can be reused many a time. However, same is not true for glued-in hair extensions. Also, the absence of glue makes micro ring extensions safer to your natural hair. There is absolutely no chance of damage to be caused to your natural hair when you apply or take off the micro rings. You will never be requiring any chemicals for taking off these micro ring extensions.
When using micro ring extensions, you can fit them back to back without letting your actual hair to rest in between the fittings. But with glued-in, you will always need to let your natural hair rest in between the fittings. Micro rings are often regarded as the safest of all the hair extensions available these days.