Cold fusion hair extensions

Cold fusion hair extensions in Dallas are somewhat new, and many people don’t know about the technology.  This is a simple look into cold fusion hair extensions so you can get a better understanding when looking into fuller or thicker hair in Dallas.


What is fusion?

The process of using adhesives to attach hair extensions to your own hair.  Cold fusions are different than hot fusion because they do not use heat to adhere the hair extensions to your natural hair.  The two methods of cold fusion include:


Ultrasonic Waves –  Rapid ultrasonic waves soften (melt) the adhesive, instead of heat.  While the bond is softened, it is then wrapped around small sections of your own natural hair.


Links / Cylinders / Locs – These very small metal links are lined with silicone to protect your natural hair.  A small amount of your own hair is pulled through the cylinders, and the extensions are added.  Once clamped close, these cylinder links keep the hair extensions attached to your natural hair for up to 3 months with no adhesive.


Are they damaging?


Cold Fusion hair extensions are relatively new hair extension technology, with a lot of buzz about being non-damaging.  As a hair extensions specialist, I have a couple of issues with these damage-free claims:


  1.  Weight of cylinder/links/locs – If the cylinders are used, they are an additional weight on your natural strands, on top of the weight of each hair extension.


  1. No heat = No damage – I’m not buying it.  This is something that sounds fancy, but as a hair extension specialist I know the specifics of what it takes to apply hot fusion: 320 degrees of heat, and about 3 seconds per section of hair.  320 degrees of heat is less than that produced by your hair dryer, curling iron, and flat iron.  So, is the heat a factor of damage with hair extensions?  In my honest opinion, no.  Not unless you have very fragile, damaged hair.  In that case, I wouldn’t even recommend fusion hair extensions.




To sum it up, I don’t recommend cold fusion hair extensions to my clients.  If someone’s hair isn’t capable of withstanding the heat, or removal of hot fusion strands then you probably aren’t a candidate for the extra weight of the links/tubes.  Also, you will still have to withstand the tedious removal of a cold fusion should you opt for a ultrasonic method.  I would recommend tape extensions for someone whose hair requires extra attention to potential damage.