9 Things To Know About Microlink Extensions in 2019?

What Should I Know Before Getting Microlink Extensions?
These are nothing new, but there are a few things you should know about microlink extensions. The construction, and the many variations of extensions installations has evolved over decades. What was once exclusive to celebrities, has now become inclusive in the hair industry for the everyday consumer. Microlinks has been the most recent hair trend in 2019. It’s interesting because now they are no longer inclusive to one hair texture. No matter your hair texture or methods of microlink installation, all women with healthy hair can get them. I’m happy to say that I’m a dark skinned woman with 4C hair currently rocking microlinks. It was one of the best decisons I made. Not only have I been getting daily training, I’ve also service models, and soon will be providing this service on My Books (services link)Throughout this post will you have a better understanding on the process, supplies, price, maintenance, and pros & cons.

What Exactly Are Microlink Extensions?
Microlink Extensions are also known Microbead Extensions. There are a different hair constructions that can be used for this install. Microlink Extensions is the process of taking cold fusion hair extensions (i-tips) and/or wefted hair extensions (bundles), installing them into your natural hair using hair plier tools, which is then secured by beads known as microbeads. The service is typically called ” Microlink or Microbead Extensions” because it is a seemless look, that requires no braids or thread for security, just secured by a linked in bead.

What Are Microbeads? (finish definitions)
Microbeads are micro size metal beads used for certain hair extension install technique. They come in various sizes and colors to go with the hair tone and density of hair.
*Round beads:
*Round beads with silicone: The best protection for your hair and longer lasting.
*Flat beads:

Are Microlink Extensions and Braidless Sew-in The Same Thing?
No, but they have similar install methods. Many confuse the wefted method with a braidless sew-in, because of the similar installation technique. A braidless sew-in uses beads and thread, with microlinks, no thread is used. It makes for a quicker install which takes about 30-60 min depending on the professionsal and how many bundles of wefted hair is needed.

What Type of Hair Extensions Do I Need?
1. Cold Fusion (I-Tips) Hair Extensions: There are many types of fusion hair extensions, but for this install i-tips is what is being used. I-tips resemble k-tips (keratin). The difference is, instead of melting keratin tips to your hair strand, i-tips are linked in with a microbead.
-Without the bead: there are i-tips extensions that do not have beads attached.

-Bead attachment: The newest product to hit the scene is bead attachment hair. This makes the whole process quicker, because you are not installing the beads one by one, just focusing on proper placement to pull your natural hair through the bead. (add image)

 

2. Wefted (pre-beaded or non-beaded) Hair Extensions
-non-beaded: These are the hair extensions most professional hairstylists prefer to use. All clients have different hair texture and require a different size microbead to create a flawless foundaton. Also, you’ll be able to custom the wefts to you clients head.


-pre-beaded: The hair extensions already come pre cut, like clip-in hair extensions. The wefts already are cut, so they may or may no fit perfectly for a clients head shape.

 

What’s the best hair origin to use?
it really depends on if you’ll be using i-tips or wefted hair. For i-tips brazilian hair and also mongolian hair seems to be whats giving the best results long term. For wefted extension we recommend raw indian, burmese, and or cambodian hair. Keep in mind this is not a low maintenance hair style. If you plan yo wear your install primarily straight, you’ll need to stay on a blowout secedule of every 1-2 weeks.

. There a individuals that can be beaded into the hair, and also there is a technique of using wetted hair. Many confuse the weft led method with brainless sew-ins, because of the similar installation technique.

What are the benefits of microlinks?
– No braids
– no thread
– less time for install (wefted method)
– will be able to wash your hair more frequently compared to a sew-in
– promotes hair growth
– can get tightens
– can wear longer than a sew-in before being removed (typically 3-4 months)

“Micro-link extensions are beads that link the hair to the extensions. Each strand of [extension] hair has a link on it, and your stylist puts your hair through it and the link is clamped down to secure each extension. With the micro-link technique, one small strand of extensions and your real hair are linked together. So if you love to wear majority of your natural hair but don’t want to have to braid any of your hair up, this will be perfect for you.”

What are some of the cons?
– This is not a low maintenance service
– You will need to get your hair maintained on a regular, typically every 1-2 weeks.
– You must get your links tightened every 4-6 weeks or you may have to have them removed…resulting in more money

On average, how much does this service cost?
In a major city for example like Atlanta…On average this service is:
$275-$400 for the wefted install | $45+ Tightens | $65+ Blowout Style | $35+ Removal
$650-$1000 for i-tips install | $90+ Tightens | $65+ Blowout Style | $65+ Removal

In small cities these prices could be less, and also too based on the professionals expertise and if they are doing hair specials.

How do I remove them?
We recommend that you NEVER remove these yourself. Microbeads should be removed with a hair plier, and done by a professional licensed hairstylist. Hair pliers are used to open the bead, wide enough to remove from the hair.

What are micro-links and how do they work?

What are the benefits of microlinks?
“Micro-link extensions are beads that link the hair to the extensions. Each strand of [extension] hair has a link on it, and your stylist puts your hair through it and the link is clamped down to secure each extension. With the micro-link technique, one small strand of extensions and your real hair are linked together. So if you love to wear majority of your natural hair but don’t want to have to braid any of your hair up, this will be perfect for you.”

 

 

 

 

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