Keratin hair extensions VS. MicroHair~Fiber extensions. My story
Something new has hit the hair industry by storm and I had to share my experience on what I had gone through in the past with the more conventional ways of adding hair and how this new method is such an upgrade from all the rest.
Here’s how it all started…
I loved having a bob hair cut the first two months after I cut off my long hair. After a short while I began to really miss my long locks. I never had very thick hair but I was craving the length I once had for most of my life. Needless to say, I knew growing out my bob would be a very long process. I became inpatient and started looking into hair extensions. I knew I didn’t want clip-ins. I wanted something that was in my hair all the time. Looking into a more permanent solution, I stumbled upon what most women are doing now- a- days. Keratin extensions seemed to be the best way to go. I read a lot of great reviews on how they were better than the tape, braided and mirco links extensions.
( See details of each method of adding hair below.)
Tape-in Track extensions : The hair is bonded to your natural hair with tape and are 1.5 wide wefts applied row by row. One tape wefts extension is placed on the hair and the other side is sealed with a single sided piece of tape. Because these extensions come in rows, they are not the most undetectable way of putting in hair as they can be seen when putting your hair up. Tape- in extensions requires no tools or chemicals. This extension last up to 3-4 months.
Braided weft hair extensions: They are sewn into your natural hair which is braided to cover your whole head and the wefts of hair are sewn into the braided rows. Causing a lot of tension in the long run and ripping hair from the root. People with thin hair have a harder time with this kind of extension because they don’t have enough hair to make a big enough braid to hold the hair extension. These extensions last for about 2-3 months at a time.
Micro link or mirco bead extensions : These are applied by a very small portion of hair at a time with a tool to attach each hair extension to your natural hair. The links are kind of like a screw which can damage you hair shaft when clamped together. There’s a lot of tensions that occurs with these because they screws are hard and cause more pull. Not comfortable to sleep in as well. These extensions last for 3-6 months. Preferably need to get tightened every 4 weeks.
Fusion/ keratin extensions: An ultrasonic wave softens the keratin to bong during application. Unlike the tape extensions that are done in long strip tracks, these are applied via individual wefts. These wefts look and feel just like flat pieces of plastic but are made of natural hair protein. You also need to avoid oils or heated appliances near the connection as this will cause the bond to weaken or fall out. This method last for about 6 months until needing to be replaced.
My choice. The keratin extensions seem to last the longest and be the safest. Having the word keratin in anything now a day’s is good, right? Even if it is technically glue, with hair protein infused in it. I mean, there are extension bars in the city that just put keratin extensions in. this had to be the best way to go.
The keratin extensions.
I spent about 850 dollars putting these keratin extensions in at a location I will not name in. The hairstylist was very accommodating. The procedure was painless and I walked out with hair that was about 20 inches longer than my natural hair. I felt like a superstar. But wait… This feels strange. Physically, there is a tiny “bead” ( Think of it like a little spot of clear nail polish that hardens to a small spot of your hair) where the keratin glue is attached. When ran my fingers through my hair I could definitely feel them. I knew my boyfriend would eventually feel them too and it made me nervous about what he would think. He knew I was getting extensions but to feel my head with this bumpy nest, I couldn’t help but wonder if he would be taken back.
Having them in.
The first week or two with them were good. Except for the nights, where I tossed and turned trying to get used to the hard little bumps I was laying on that were pressed up against my scalp. Eventually I did get used to it and it was fine. So fast forward two and a half months, I decided to remove them. The new hair growth that was coming in was getting tangled, almost starting to dread as the keratin extensions started to have more wiggle room from the new growth. They were now about an inch and a half away from my scalp and moving about a little too freely. Brushing my hair was now getting more difficult as the special brush I was given would snag on the open area were the new growth was. I could hear my hair ripping every time I brushed. Yikes! They said they would last longer than this but I already had pieces falling out and it was becoming unbearable.
I got them removed… The result made me have a panic attack. My hair felt way thinner and the bottom of my hair actually looked shorter and choppier than it did before. I felt like I HAD to put the keratin extensions back in in order to look normal. Now my hair was really thin AND short. I left the salon to gather my thoughts on what to do next. I can’t keep spending 850$ every 2 and a half months, nor will my hair be able to handle that kind of damage. Imagine what my natural hair would look like a year from now.. 2 years? I’d never grow out my hair.
So I reached on google for safe extensions and this place called InvisBlend Hair Studio comes up. It’s a hair replacement facility, which makes me think of people that are REALLY balding probably go here. I had nothing to lose. I had to see if they could do something. Surely if they can help people with more serious hair issues they can help me out, right?
My experience at InvisaBlend hair Studio
I went there for a free consultation and trail run experience. They were very patient with me and showed me step by step how the process works. This is something I’ve never heard of before so it was almost hard to believe that this could be the safest and healthiest approach to adding hair. I mean, that’s what I thought the keratin extensions were and they were most certainly not! I asked a lot of questions on how they could possibly create something that was this advanced and different than anything else in the hair industry.
It all possible with this new MicroHair~Fiber technology. It’s a special filament that’s made into strands that are as fine, soft and flexible as one human hair but 10 times stronger and last for 3 to 4 years.. How long?! Yea, way longer than anything else I’ve ever heard of. They use a microscopic tip instrument to feed one human hair at a time onto the MicroHair~Fiber. This allows a breathable passageway for your hair and scalp. It enables you to have full access to your existing hair. The MicroHair~Fiber allows evenly distributed human hair to flow freely and openly amongst your natural hair, creating a look that is the closet duplication of natural hair growth. They attach the customized area of hair using one strand of the MicroHair~Fiber at a time, that’s it! No glue is needed. You can brush all the way down to your scalp and feel nothing but your skin and fuller, thicker hair.
Well that blew my mind… I was of course skeptical.
So to ease my mind they let me see, feel, hold and even put in a sample of the MicroHair~Fiber so that I could experience how light- weight and free my natural hair would be. It was something I had never heard of before and I almost thought it was too good to be true. But experiencing how lightweight the feel was and how much thicker it made my hair look, I was really impressed! My other extensions didn’t really provide me with much fullness, just length. For me to get length with the keratin extensions I would have to put in almost double the amount of keratin bonds and that would leave me with even more uncomfortable mess under my hair. With this method, a little hair goes a long way because of the way the MicroHair~Fiber strands are aligned to be fed in between your existing hairs. Being that it is feed one human hair at a time rather than in small chunks like the keratin extensions, the hair could be spread more intricately throughout my existing hair. He even said I could put the added hair right up to my hairline and on the top of my head. Because this method is the closest duplication of natural hair growth, this is possible. Whenever you put it, it will always look like it is coming right out of your scalp.
My customization I was just interested in applying it to the sides and back of my hair as I didn’t have much thinning on top. They gave me about 3 to 6 different price options to choose from since there are about a thousand different ways this could be done on someone. So they took my sizing, the hair texture, colors, area by square inch and length I wanted so my customized hair could be made as soon as possible.
Experiencing my new and improved extensions. I have never had hair that looked like this before. The quality of hair is amazing, silky, soft and the amount of thickness I have on my hair with this kind of length is beautiful. Even when I had naturally longer hair I didn’t have this kind of fullness all over. Not only don’t I feel uncomfortable bumps along my scalp anymore but I can actually run my fingers through my hair without feeling anything but my head and hair. I can rest on my boy-friends chest while we watch TV and not feel like I’m hurting him with sharp bumps pressing against him and I.
Going to the beach almost every weekend this summer required me to be in and out of the ocean. Most of my time spent on the beach is riding the waves and spending time in the water. My hair was never an issue. I felt a beach beauty the way my long locks would air dry in this pretty beach-wave texture that I picked out when I had my consultation. I actually had people walking up to me and telling me how beautiful my hair is. On the beach!
Fast forward to 8 months later, I decided to take the extensions out of my hair to see how long my natural hair had gotten. I wanted to see if my hair was going to be like it was when I took out the keratin extensions. I was nervous because I hadn’t seen my natural hair in so long.
My hair was past my shoulders now, it grew so much! I was relieved to see that my hair wasn’t any thinner and how much it grew! I was very pleased with the results and asked the stylist to put the InvisaBlend’s extensions back in shortly after. Since my hair was safe with this method I was confident that my hair would be okay with theses extensions in. Honestly, I might never want to take it out; even when my hair gets as long as the InvisaBlend hair. The MicroHair~Fibers allow so much body and fullness that I never had before.
So if you are looking for something that is safe, healthy and the most invisable and undetectable extensions in the hair industry today. MircoHair~ Fiber technology is the only way to go. If people knew about this method before the other more conventional ways of adding hair, it would be a no-brainer. Why would you add hair just to have more hair fall out??! Why would you have something in your hair that restricts you in so many ways?! MircoHair~Fiber is the only method that makes sense. MicroHair~Fiber is not just a hair extension, but an extension of you!