All about 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.”
Micro Link (micro ring, micro bead) Hair Extensions are the smallest and most undetectable non-glue hair extensions technique available, which combines the strands of natural hair with the extension strand using tiny metal tubes. The tubes (micro links) are made of either aluminum or copper, with or without a thin non-slip silicone layer inside them for cushioning and better grip.
Healthier for Hair?
Once the micro link is placed on the strand of the hair, the hair extension strand is inserted into the micro link and gets closed flat with special pliers. It’s a glue-free, mess-free application process which is relatively quick and most importantly very safe and non-damaging for your natural hair.
How Long They Last
We encourage every client to come back for maintenance every 2-3 months and not over wear extensions. Naturally we shed hair every single day and when we wear hair extensions we can’t brush these strands out. During maintenance appointments we open the links, brush out all shedded hair and then re-attach extensions to a new, clean section of natural hair using new micro links. The lifespan of the same set of extensions depends on the quality of the hair used in the first place and clients' aftercare regime. Our record clients manage to re-use the same set of our Russian hair for a couple years.
How to Wash Them
Micro links application doesn’t involve using any sort of glue or adhesive so one thing you must do is to try and keep the roots clean and oil free, hence washing properly and regularly is very important. As often as you wish, properly massage shampoo in between the attachments followed by a thorough rinse. Use shampoos that don’t contain sulphates, parabens, oils, or silicone. Conditioning sprays and oils on the ends only are great to keep your hair healthy, glossy and moisturized. It's important to care for your extensions and use conditioner after washing. However, conditioner, masks or treatments should be applied on the length of the hair and on the ends to avoid the roots. Oily products applied on the roots could trigger hair extensions slippage.
How to Brush Them
Brushing extensions and keeping them tangle-free is an important part of aftercare. Any soft bristle brush without little bubbles on top of the bristles is great and can be used from top to bottom even on the attachments. A comb can be used below the attachments.
How to Style Them
You can use your blow dryer on them, but like with everything, we have a little trick. Before starting to blow-dry the hair with the round brush – rough dry the roots first. When the hair is wet, it's slippery, and when we dry the roots first we make hair extensions less vulnerable therefore less likely to slip
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