There are different types of hair extensions south africa that can help people create hair styles for a few months, a week or a weekend, or just something temporary for a special occasion or a date. Extensions sold in bundles are used for hair weaves that can be left in place for two to three months at a time. Those can be sewn-in, braided to natural hair, or attached with a bonding agent. The most natural and flexible looks are achieved with sewn-in weaves. The natural hair is braided tightly and the hair bundles are sewn in place on top of natural hair. That method protects natural hair from the sun and pollutants, as well as gives hair a break from damage caused by heat and styling products.
Some extensions can be glued into hair in sections to add fullness in certain areas. These are used for styles that are parted on the side, for example, to add volume and height to the top of the head. Some are also placed at the crown of the head, or in layers to provide curl or waves to a short hair style. These can remain in place for up to ten days, depending on the quality. There extensions can be straightened, curled, blow dried, or even colored to match the natural hair. Fun colors, such as pinks, blues, greens, and yellow are available for a wild look.
Clip-in extensions are a quick and easy way to alter a hairstyle for the day, or for an evening. They are available in all styles, and include braids and ponytails that can be placed on top of natural hair that has been pulled back. When using a clip-in extension, it is helpful to tease the hair at the root to keep the clip in place. Teasing the hair right above where the clip is placed is also recommended. That will ensure that the extension will not loosen or fall out of place. If adding the extension to an up-do, place the clip in upside down so the hair will be going in the right direction. Adding the clip under a layer of real hair will hide the clip from view and present a seamless look.