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Hair Extensions, Clip-Ons & Virgin Hair - Custom Wigs Chicago

Hair extensions are a great way to spice up a hairstyle. They can add color, definition, and length with ease. There are a lot of different types to pick from, and we have gathered information on each one.

Clip in Extensions

Clip in extensions are pretty self-explanatory. They use hair clips to grip onto hair. They slide into hair with ease, and they stay in place securely. This option is great for a temporary look or to help decide if extensions of different types are the right choice. They come in many colors, too. They can be clipped in place with ease, and they wear for a long time. With this option, there is not a sense of commitment that comes with some other types of extensions, especially the more permanent types.

Virgin Hair Extensions

Virgin hair extensions are also rather self-explanatory. They are made of real hair that has been untouched by color, bleach, straightener, or perming solution. It must be made of 100 percent human hair, and it is cut off from the donor in one piece that is held together by a ponytail. The cuticles must also be intact and lay in the same direction. All other types of extensions are usually treated in some way, shape, or form. Blonde virgin hair is more difficult to find than darker hair colors.

Remy Hair Extensions

Remy extensions are usually made of virgin hair. Remy refers to the method by which the individual hairs are held together. They are all in a uni-lateral direction, meaning all follicles go in one, single direction.

Wefted Extensions

Wefted extensions refer to those types of extensions that have been sewn or "weft" together to make a bundle of extensions. Loose hairs are fed through a sewing machine to add a reinforced stitch to the top of the extensions, thus creating a solid line where attachments to normal hair types can be made. This line provides reinforcement to help preserve the hair at the "roots," too. They are then folded over a stitched a second time for further reinforcement. Clip in hair extensions are usually made from wefts of hair, but many permanent extensions are made from this same technique, too.

Halo Extensions

Halo extensions are usually made of 100 percent Indian Remy hair. They are also the fastest type of extensions to apply. They are in the same category as clip-in extensions, except they are held in the hair by a string of some sort. This string is invisible to the naked eye, so it will not be noticed, just as the clips for the clip-in extensions are hidden. These extensions are some of the most affordable extensions, too. They last a long time, and they also offer that sense of zero commitment that many people love about clip-in extensions. They are just easier to apply and to wear.

There are so many types of extensions available. If this decision is not the right one for you, then we suggest you start with either clip-in or halo extensions to start your journey into this type of hair styling.