Hair Extensions for Your Wedding Day

Your dream of the perfect wedding day includes having an immaculate gown and flawless makeup. But what about your hair? Your hair adds as much style to your wedding fashion as a stylish garment or professional makeup. One way to ensure you have fashionable hair is through hair extensions.

What are Hair Extensions?

Hair extensions are artificial hair integrations, also known as weaves, with different styling capabilities that add length and volume to your hair. They are either made from synthetic materials or from natural human hair. Synthetic hair is harder to style because it’s made from materials such as plastic that can melt. Choosing human hair means you can heat-style your hair. The difference between human hair and synthetic is about longevity. The synthetic hair lasts for a shorter time than human hair. Sun, water, and other stressors make the plastic fibers of synthetic hair brittle. You can’t wear synthetic hair during a heatwave or near other heat sources such as candles or fireplaces because the plastic fibers melt.

Hair Extension Types

Depending on your comfort level with various styles, you can fix hair extensions in different ways for your wedding day.

Clip-in

You use clip-in hair extensions by clipping extensions into your hair. These extensions come in strands of contoured hairpieces, either synthetic or natural, with a fabric or silicone base. Clips attach to the base, and then you attach them to your natural hair.

Tape-in Extensions

Tape-in hair extensions use a pre-taped surface to tape extensions on either side of your hair. This extension type is called glue-in extensions because a hairdresser applies these extensions with a heated hot glue tool.

Sewn-in Extensions

Weave or sewn-in extensions are applied by braiding your hair into cornrows and using a needle and thread to sew the weave to the braid. This takes several hours, needs professional hairdresser services, and works best for people with thick hair.

Micro/Nano Rings

Microlink hair extensions, also known as micro loop hair extensions or micro bead hair extensions, are applied by attaching wefts of hair to sections of the natural hair with small silicone-lined beads. This is a time-intensive process performed by a qualified hairdresser and requires planning before your wedding.

Fusion Method

Fusion hair extensions, known as bonding or pre-bonded extensions, are hair extensions a hairdresser bonds to your natural hair using adhesives. The fusion application involves a machine resembling a hot glue gun to glue false hair to individual strands of natural hair. Another fusion method uses a heat clamp to melt glue adhesive.

Benefits of Hair Extensions

The benefits of hair extensions are extensions can make your hair look healthier. Hair extensions can fill in areas of thin hair. Most importantly, hair extensions can make you feel more confident about your appearance.

Drawbacks of Hair Extensions

Hair extensions have drawbacks, especially if you use fusion and glue methods. These methods can weaken hair. Weaving and micro rings place stress on your hair with twisting and attachment. Of all hair extension options, clipped hair extensions are the least damaging because they don’t stress the hair. They take less time to fasten to your hair and take less time to style. Whatever hair extensions you use for your wedding day, they can help you look your best during your special moment.

Perfect Hair, Perfect Wedding

If you’re looking for hair extensions to help make your wedding day even more special, contact Custom Hair today! To schedule a free consultation, click here.

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