What’s up Friends lets’ talk extensions today, Microbead extensions to be specific. There are many types of extensions and microbeads are one of the most popular in today’s world. If you are looking for some added length and volume, microbeads might be an option.
These extensions are held on to your hair with a …[ Drumroll Please] you guessed it a microbead. This is a metal or plastic ring that is clamped to your hair used to hold the hair link. Each pack will come with about 20-25 hair strings and should all have a shoelace link at the tip of them. This will be the end that is clamped into the bead onto your natural hair.
Is my hair a candidate for Microbead Extensions??
There is an extension method for everyone, but not every method is for everyone. This method in-particular can be perfect for clients with medium to thick hair with a natural wave or curl. Clients with fine straight hair might have a harder time trying to disguise the extensions. This is also healthy for your hair because there is no glue or heat used during the application. The bead has a layer of silicone to help protect the hair.
Installation can take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on how much hair will be needed to reach your hair goals, and how fast your stylist moves. It is recommended that any color service is done before. Every install begins with freshly cleansed hair to make sure there is no oils left that could possibly cause a slip. Small sections of your hair are then pulled through a loop wand to place the bead, which will help to secure the hair link when clamped closed.
With any extensions there is always some maintenance appointments required to help with the health of your hair and the extensions. It is important that you do not miss these.
- 6-8wks after your install service, clients are to come in for a “Push-Up”. In this service, the beads are opened then pushed up towards your scalp. Wash and style included
- 6-8wks after your “Push-up” appointment, clients will come in for a “Removal & Reinstall”. In this service the beads and extensions are removed and cleansed. Once the client’s natural hair has been cleansed and dried your stylist will then reinstall the extensions.
Maintenance does not stop with just salon visits, at home care is strongly encouraged with every client. The proper use of tools and products should be implemented with every wash at home. Washing should be 2-3 times a week, ideal being just twice, using a gentle sulfate free shampoo. Conditioner or any oil products should only be placed on mid-length to ends never on or near the beads as this can cause slipping.