Long Hair Extensions

A large women population cannot grow their hair long and thick naturally but always dream of having a crown of hair on their head. If your case is similar to this, stop feeling disappointed and try out long hair extensions. This article presents you with the required information.



On an average, human hair grows at the rate of 1 cm per month. It means that to have “long cascading hair”, you would have to wait for at least 5-6 years. Thanks to the latest advancements in hair styling, hair extensions are available easily. With hair extensions, you can fulfill your dream of 22 inches long and thick hair in a few hours and that too in your desired hair color and texture. In addition to this, you can have any of the following type of hair extensions.
Curly long hair extensions
Extra long hair extensions
Extremely long hair extensions
Normal short to long hair extensions
In fact, hair extensions for braids are very popular in South-East Asian countries as women there love to have long and thick hair. Before knowing whether long hair extensions would look right on you, you should learn something about these commercial hair.

Types of Long Hair Extensions: The two most popular types of long hair extensions are individual strands and wefts. The basis of distinction is the hair extension techniques for application.

Individual Strands: The first method of artificial hair integration is the individual strand integration, which involves applying 30-50 strands of commercial hair to a small section of your own hair. This is done by first coating your hair with a chemical substance and then bonding the commercial hair by any of these methods – weaving, gluing, heat fusing, using waxes or polymers or clamping with metal rods. Such hair extensions generally last for only a few months and have to be removed and integrated again. The process of removal is very crucial and must be done by an expert, as the chances of damage are maximum.

Wefts: Wefts are described as curtains of hair that are attached to the hair at the top of the head and are left free to cascade down. In order to integrate a weft in your hair, it is first cut into different vertical sections. This eases the task of weft application. Your hair is divided into two parts by a horizontal line at the top of your scalp. At the start of the part following the back, braids are made and the sections of weft are sown along with them. The part flowing on the forehead is combed back so that the hair runs and covers the braids. Such braid hairstyles are popularly known as tracks. Once integrated, they remain in this way for a few months. As your hair grows about 1 cm every month, the weft-sections will lose their intact positions. It is necessary to reposition them. For this, you will have to visit your hair stylist for undoing and redoing the weft.

A weft can be either handmade or machine made. The former comes at a higher price than the latter. Still, it is advisable to go for a handmade one as it can be made in a way that it matches with your hair color naturally. A weft is generally made from good quality hair. So feel free to choose the weft hair extensions.

What are the best ideas for a short ponytail?

The best ideas for a short ponytail include varying the styles to suit the occasion and one’s outfit. Purchasing attractive hair accessories such as ponytail holders and barrettes can really add to the look of these easy short hairstyles. For casual looks or warm weather ponytails, working with damp hair can usually lead to a sleeker, neater result.

Combing damp, short hair upward from the base of the neck, alternating with doing the same action to the sides, can create a neat, high ponytail. Wet hair should always be combed gently with a wide-toothed comb, rather than brushing it to avoid breaking strands. Coated ponytail elastics are best as rubber versions tend to pull the hair and cause breakage. Thicker covered or terry cloth elastics are usually best only for a looser short ponytail or to place over tighter ones first held in place with thin, coated, stretchy bands. Tiny barrettes that snap easily into the hair can be used randomly to keep stray wisps off the neck or side of the face.

Joy Synthetic Clip Ponytail

Joy Synthetic Clip Ponytail

Colorful plastic and metal barrettes can be ideal when a fun, casual short ponytail style is wanted. These can look cute for a day at an amusement park, for example, while also serving to keep the hair out of the eyes. For jogging, running or sports activities, a stretchy headband worn behind the ears can push larger sections of hair, such as bangs, off the face. The hairband can be used with a high ponytail so there is no hair left on the back of the neck that is likely to add to any sweating.

Pearled or jeweled barrettes can dress up a ponytail for an evening out or a special occasion. Separating the top portion of hair and securing it at the back of the head in a short ponytail, while leaving the rest to hang loose, can create an attractive look for many women. Curling the lower portion of hair and adding a fancy barrette or velvet bow can make this type of ponytail style dressy.

Creating a part from the top of the head down the back and separating each side of the hair is the start to different possible double short ponytail looks. For instance, when each side ponytail is placed high up, in a protruding fashion, it can make for a cute look that some younger women may wear well. Combing and gathering the sides of hair to make two low ponytails can also look cute, but also more mature and wearable than higher up ponytails or “pig tails.”

What Is Wig Ventilating?

The wig ventilating method incorporates a process similar to making a latch-hook rug. Using a ventilating hook, the wig maker ties strands of hair to a wig foundation. This method of wig-making dates back to King Louis XVI, who wore a wig to disguise his hair loss. Wigs are still made using this process, perhaps because it produces the most natural-looking result.

Wig Ventilating

Wig Ventilating

Ventilating Materials
Creating a wig begins with the foundation, which is a cap-like structure designed to snugly fit the head. Foundations are usually made from some combination of nylon and cotton lace. The hair is then woven into the foundation a few strands at a time using a metal ventilating hook. For the most natural results, human hair is used. Synthetic hair is made with plastic polymers, so can be unnaturally shiny. It’s also difficult to create a wig that has a natural-looking part when using synthetic hair.

Ventilating Process
Using only a few strands at a time, the wigmaker draws the hair through the wig foundation with the ventilating hook. The hair is then kept in place by tying a small knot. To make a believable wig, this process will be repeated as many as 40,000 times. Around the edges of the wig, to re-create a believable hairline, the wigmaker will use only a single strand of hair in the ventilating process. The creator of the wig will use a variety of hair colors for subtle differences in shading.

Wig Ventilating

Wig Ventilating

The less artful way to create wigs is by using a method called wefting. In this process, machines are used to sew swatches of hair onto the foundation. The lack of delicacy of this process leads to a bushier hairpiece, with no natural part, but a wig produced by this method will be less expensive. Mass-produced “fashion” wigs are made using wefting.

More Tips for Natural Wigs
The most natural-looking wigs are a result of tailoring the hairpieces to a specific person’s measurements. The better the wig fits, the more organic the presentation. Although wigs made from the ventilation process are the most believable-looking, a machine-made wig can be made to appear more natural when a strip of mesh is attached to the hairline, consisting of hairs that have been individually woven through using the ventilation method.

Make Your Own Clip-In Hair Extensions

To make your own clip-in hair extensions, gather all of the materials stated above plus a pair of scissors. You will sew the hair extension to the clip and create a secure clip-in hair extension. Take the hair extension and fold it in half if it is too large for the clip (in this case, essentially you are sewing both woven halves and the clip together).

Sew the hair extension so it is flush against the clip, so this will not be noticeable when you are wearing the clip-in hair extension. This will add volume and length, and will also be easier for you to sew. Now take the clip and place it on the top of the extension, in line with the woven part of the extension (where the hair comes from). If you fold the extension in half, make sure you hold the extension tightly in place, pressing the hair down as you sew.



Make sure the clip has the teeth facing you. Thread your needle just as you would for something around the house, and push the needle through the small hole at either end of the clip (both ends have holes). Be sure to pull the thread through tightly to create a secure clip in hair extension. Continue to sew the hair extension to the clip, moving through each hole in the clip and finishing at the opposite end. Cut any remaining thread once the extension is secure.

Cutting Clip-in Hair Extensions. After your clip-in hair extensions are ready to be worn, you will need to have them cut. This should be done by a professional hairstylist, as she will know how to best blend the clip-in hair extension with your natural hair. Apply the clip in hair extensions as you intend to wear them, so the hairstylist can create a hairstyle that will work for you.

The Material of Hair Extensions

1. What is hair extension?
Hair extensions are a technique of adding hair that is not your own onto your own hair. This is achieved by different methods (Weaving, Braiding, Bonding, Strand by Strand, Latch hook etc. ). They are applied by skilled hair professionals and offer instant methods of changing your appearance. They can be washed, cut and styled to a person’s individual taste

2.How many packets do I need for full head hair extension?
For hair weft under 18 inches, one packet is enough for full head. Over 18 inches, you should need more the one. If a hairdresser is doing your hair it is advisable to check with them as to how much you require for the hairstyle.
For the pre bonded hair, you should need 150-200 strands.Once again this depends on the style.
For other methods eg strand by strand you will need to consult with your hair dresser.

3.How many types of hair fibers?
Hair extensions are made from a range of human and synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers include Kanekalon and Toyokalon, and can differ from brand to brand. Synthetic hair in general is far less expensive than human hair, and is available in a wide array of colors and textures, from natural to extraordinary. However when considering hair extensions you must keep in mind that synthetic hair is just that synthetic and can not withstand hot temperatures so straightening and curling the hair is not an option as it will singe. Human hair is available in many different grades, and may be advertised by ethnic origin; India, mainland China and other countries in continental Asia are the top suppliers for ‘virgin’, or unprocessed hair.


20″ Virgin Remy Human Hair 8 Pieces Set Clip In Extension

4.What is virgin hair?
● It is unprocessed hair, no colored, no curled
● It has more cuticle than remy, collected from one donor, it is the same direction hair. It Is cut from one persons head & sewn in the same direction hair naturally grows. Unlike other commercial hair The Cuticle is just like nature intended it to be. Texture is silky soft.
● It is very soft and lustrous.
● The natural straight hair texture can wave up when wet.
● Great for all textures ( yaki/wavy/curly ), specially for natural wave and natural straight.

5.What is Synthetic Hair?
Synthetic hair is made of a wide array of different synthetic fibers. Synthetic hair, just as human hair, comes in weave (weft) and single strands for braids. Synthetic hair does not last as long as human hair because it gets quickly damaged from the sun.The quality of hair varies greatly, and if well maintained, synthetic hair can last up to a year. It will never look as human hair, as it is stiff and not bouncy at all. Synthetic hair is much less expensive than human hair.

Uniwigs Colorful Clip in Hair Extension

Uniwigs Colorful Clip in Hair Extension

6.Can we treat Synthetic hair as human hair?
No,we can’t.Heating appliances such as curling irons and straightening combs generally should never be used on synthetic hair. There are newer versions of synthetic hair from some brands that claim to allow styling with lower temperatures of heating appliances. Generally people should steer clear of such claims because the golden rule with synthetic hair is that heat is not an option. Synthetic hair is better used for shorter wigs. Typically when the synthetic hair is shaped it’s best not to change it, it is “What you see is what you get”.

7. What is Remy hair?
Remy Hair is not always virgin hair, once virgin hair has been colored or chemically processed in any way short of removing the cuticles it is referred to as Remy. Remy Hair can be categorized in the ‘premium’ segment, as far as hair quality is concerned. Remy Hair has its cuticle intact and running in the same direction “unidirectional cuticle” to prevent tangling. The cuticles protect the hair from damage and gives the hair its natural look. Remy hair is strictly reserved for those who demand only the highest quality. Cuticle hair is created by careful processing which leaves the cuticle layer of the hair in place. The result is a superior hair item that colors beautifully – it has the highlights and natural shading just like your hair.

Information about Hair Extension

Some people dream of having longer and more voluminous hair. Because it sometimes does not grow as fast or as thick as some of us would like, hair extensions are an option. Hair extensions can offer versatility that real hair cannot give.

The history of hairpieces traces back to the time of the ancient Egyptians, who used wigs when they would shave their heads to be more comfortable in the hot climate and decrease lice infection. For centuries, hair pieces were only available to wealthy individuals. Since the 1990s, hair extensions became more affordable to mainstream society, who viewed them as the answer to various problems from alopecia to slow-growing hair.

Hair extensions come in two forms: synthetic and human. Synthetic hair extensions are created out of artificial fibers that are altered to mimic the look and texture of human hair. These extensions typically do not last long—even as little as a few weeks—and mat and tangle rather easily. Most synthetic hair extensions cannot tolerate heat applied to them, as they will melt. Chemically altering synthetic hair is not possible.

Human hair extensions are made hair that has been sold or donated. They can be heated and processed to achieve various colors and textures. They can last up to one year longer than synthetic hair with proper care and maintenance.

 Ombre Red Straight  Flip Clip In Hair Extension

Ombre Red Straight Flip Clip In Hair Extension

Synthetic hair is typically less expensive than human hair because it is of lower quality. The type of method used to apply the hair extensions will influence the cost as well. The price to have extensions applied can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

Choosing Extensions
When choosing hair extensions, the color and texture must be considered. The goal of hair extensions should be to produce a natural-looking result. In other words, no one should be able to tell your hair has extensions, unless you desire otherwise. The individual should choose hair extensions that match her own hair color and texture, such as straight and fine or curly and coarse.

Methods of Application
There are several methods of applying hair extensions. The bonding method uses glue that is applied to the wefts of the hair extensions. Thereafter, the weft hair extensions are applied to the individual’s natural hair in small sections. The sew-in method involves using a hair-weaving needle and thread to sew the wefts of the hair extensions into braids formed by the natural hair. The most expensive method—fusion—applies nonwefted hair extensions to the roots of the individual’s natural hair with a special wax.

What kind of shampoo or conditioner is best for hair extensions?

The shampoo is very important for the hair extensions. If the PH value is listed on the label, buy shampoo that is in the range of 4.5 to 5.5 pH. Ideally cream conditioner should not contain any of the following: Lanolin, polymers or heavy oils. These substances cause matting in human hair. Keep the cream conditioner off the knots if possible as it can eventually accelerate hair loss. Leave in conditioner is generally a good idea. Not conditioning at all will cause the hair to dry out and become tangled, as hairpieces hair does not receive essential scalp oil like your growing hair.
Many shampoos contain ingredients designed to help them sell. Common ingredients that make no difference at all include so-called proteins, botanical extracts, vitamins, provitamins, sunscreen, fruit acids, alpha hydroxy acids, humectants, antioxidants, and many other things that will be rinsed away with the lather.

Pieces Straight Clip In

Pieces Straight Clip In

Some things in shampoo do work.
Ammonium lauryl sulfate is another way of saying detergent or soap. Soap makes a lather and the millions of air filled bubbles remove grease and dirt from the hair and whatever else you wash with it. Soap on its own cannot clean anything. Its the lather that actually cleans you.
Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is an ingredient that can close the cuticles and make the hair feel smoother and “bigger”.
Dimethicone adds a coating to the hair and it is therefore a “conditioner”.
Most after-shampoo conditioners contain a lot of useless ingredients also, but the dimethicone works.
Leave in conditioners can also help the condition of your hair temporarily, but don’t mix, for example, a silicone based conditioner with an oil based conditioner. You might end up with strange feeling hair and have to wash it all out and start over.
Skin moisturizer can also be used as a leave in, but many are too thick and heavy.
Your new head of hair will look and feel just like your own. You can wash, dry and style it just as you would your own hair. If you have fake hair added and are totally new to extensions you will be advised to come into the studio for your first wash and aftercare a few days after having your extensions added. This is use full with this type of hair as their are a few minor differences from real hair. After that, you are free to enjoy and experiment with your new hair at home. This process is not necessary with real hair.

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How to Wash the Clip In Hair Extension

Before you shampoo your Clip in hair extensions it is imperative to remove any tangles that there may be with extreme care, utilizing a wide tooth comb or the comb recommended by us. If the hair is excessively tangled you should use a spray on de-tangler/conditioner. Do not force the knots or much like your own hair you will experience breakage.

Clip In Virgin Remy Human Hair Extension

Clip In Virgin Remy Human Hair Extension

1. Brush out your hair extensions before washing them making sure there are no knots or tangles before wetting.
2. Gently wet your hair extensions with warm water.
3. Without being rough, comb the shampoo through the hair with your fingers.
4. Rinse out the shampoo thoroughly.
5. Apply conditioner the same way as the shampoo. Applying conditioner is very important as it will make the hair more manageable once dry. Conditioning will also make the hair soft and shiny.
6. Once you have rinsed out the conditioner comb through the extensions to avoid tangles.
7. It is better to let your hair dry naturally as blow drying could cause damage.
8. Comb your extensions each time you remove them otherwise it will get more difficult to remove any tangles.
9. Using a treatment or a hair mask will help keep them looking healthy and shiny for longer!
10. You will find that you don’t need to wash your extensions often, about every 4-6 weeks is worn regularly.
The extensions can be blow-dried, but it is not recommended to do so too often. It is best to let your hair extensions dry naturally after washing them, and out of the sun to avoid discoloring.

Tip: Airing out your extensions is often all you need to keep them clean. You can use a little silicone to keep them smelling fresh and feeling soft

Further more: real human hair extensions

Hair dancing in Peking Opera

Hair dancing is very popular in various types of opera dramas, especially the Peking opera.Hair dancing, a classic movement involving whipping the hair, is often used to express various mental states such as anger, panic, insanity, despair, pain and struggle etc. Different hairstyles in the opera drama are created and beautified on the basis of ancient people’s dress and adornments. In the drama, Dan, Clean and Ugly are all wearing wigs with varying lengths of either 2 feet 2 inches or 1 foot 5 inches.

The following is the construction method of the hair used for hair dancing. Tie together a bunch of hair, fastening the tie about two inches from the hair tip. Attach the end of the hair to a round cap of about two and a half inches. Finally, makeup is applied and the completed wig is ready to be worn.

Peking Opera

Peking Opera

The most famous hair dancing artists are Wang Xiaonong and Zhou XinFang. For example, in one of Master Wang’s performances, he plays the role of Chongzhen Emperor, the last one in Ming Dynasty. During this time, the whole country is going to be conquered by Li Zicheng(the late Ming dynasty peasant uprising leader). Master Wang portrays most vividly Chongzhen Emperor’s desperate and panic mood by whipping the hair upright the head and sweeping it back to cover the face like an umbrella. Master Zhou’s best card is to combine the hair dancing with whisker whipping. When hair turns right, whiskers can be whipped towards left. Natural, unrestrained and skilled, we can acclaim it as the peak of perfection.

Peking Opera

Peking Opera

It is critical for hair dancing to be quick, neat and fluid. These three words are easy to say but hard to realize. Hair dancing differs from sword, spear, fan and peacock feathers. It is hard to balance the strength required to whip the hair. Ordinarily, It will be either dazzling or drifting with improper strength displayed. Actors primarily use the head and neck to control and adjust the hair. If an individual uses the hand to adjust the hair, he is not well skilled and the performance will not satisfy the audience.

Peking Opera

Peking Opera

The hair dancing is one of the most important dramatic movements with artistic aesthetic feeling. When I was a little girl, I attempted to tie a tower to my head to practice hair dancing because of curiosity, but I never succeeded. Gradually, I learned from Peking Opera the key is to rotate the head in one direction quickly and use the neck as an axel. Only in this way, can the hair be whipped excellently with the inertia effect. Common hair dancing include movements like whipping, raising, rushing, rotating, flashing etc., in many different directions such as left, right, forwards, backwards and round.

Extended Reading: long hair extensions

Proper Care for Extended Hair

Lately, extended hair turned to be something quite usual. The types of hair and methods for its placing are many. However, regardless of the way your new hair is put, it needs special care in order for you to be sure that it will be at its best look.



Placing your extended hair is not the end of the entire process. Usually, it takes approximately 14 days until your hair is settled and you get used to the extensions.
If you follow our tips, your extensions hair will always be in perfect condition.
Brush your hair only with the special brush recommended by your stylist. Always start from the hair ends and go upward keeping each zone exactly over the spot you are brushing. Brush your hair very well at the roots separating each strand from the others.
For the first washing you have to go to the salon where your hair was placed, so that you will be shown the right technique. After that, you will be able alone to wash and nourish your hair with a conditioner at your home! Here is our advice for you: after applying the shampoo, move carefully your fingers up and down. Avoid circular movements with the fingers as they may tangle or mat your hair. Squeeze gently the shampoo from your hair till the ends and rinse thoroughly. Apply a conditioner to nourish your extensions and comb with your fingers. Rinse well.
Absorb well the wet with a towel to dry your hair. Don’t rub and don’t make circular movements. Carefully dry the scalp zone with the strong flow of the dryer, especially around the connections. Leave the rest of your hair to dry naturally or shape as usual.
To avoid tangling of your hair while you sleep we recommend that you tie it in a loose braid or a tail, but don’t use uncovered rubbers. Some hairdressers recommend sleeping on a silk pillowcase in order for your hair not to slide away and tangle.
Your extended hair needs everyday care and maintenance. At least once per day, you have to separate your extensions. Starting from the roots downwards, check if every connection is separate from the natural hair.