Lovely Locks 100% HUMAN HAIR Extensions & Wigs
80% OFF Remy & Virgin
Human Hair Extensions & Wigs!
Visit the Lovely Locks website >
Are You Beauty Obsessed?
Top 50 Beauty Blog >
FABHAIR Hair Extensions - New York
Top Ranked Premium Hair Extensions
Virgin Brazilian & 100% Human Remy
Avieve Salon & Day Spa
Hair Care, Waxing, Spa and Tanning
One of Chicago's Premier Salons
Check out our Services >
Celebrity Hair Extensions
Chicago's Top Extension Salon
for your next red carpet look!
More info here: >
Show Your Support
Fusion hair extensions or strand by strand is the process of attaching 25-30 individual strands of hair using a variety of bonding agents. A full length application can require 200+ fusion bonds. Typical application time is from 2-4 hours.The 25 hairs…
read full text >
Fusion hair extensions or strand by strand is the process of attaching 25-30 individual strands of hair using a variety of bonding agents. A full length application can require 200+ fusion bonds. Typical application time is from 2-4 hours.
The 25 hairs aka strand have a type of glue at the base of the fusion extension. This glue or bond, as it is know is attached using one of two basic methods, hot fusion or cold fusion. Once the fusion hair extension has been attached to your hair it will be referred to as “bonds”.
There are a variety of bonding agents or glues used to attach fusion extensions. Most fusion manufacturers have their own proprietary blend. Everyone is a little bit different but most are based on the same technology.
Hot fusion is a pretty basic idea. Your hairdresser will pull about 20-25 of strand of your hair through a protective plastic shield. This shield is used to protect you from getting burned from the fusion application tool.
Your stylist will take the hair strand and place the bonded end at the root of the 25 strands of your own hair. The fusion application tool is placed on the bonded end and left there until the adhesive warms. This time depends upon the brand and type of fusion hair extensions being used.
Once the bond is heated up, your stylist will roll the bond in their fingers until it is smooth and cools off going back to its natural firm state. Repeat about 200 times and you have a full set of fusion hair extensions.
Cold fusion is a slightly newer method of fusion. It was designed to be more gentle for the hair. This method uses a keratin-based polymer to attach extensions to the root. As this method uses no heat, it is good for fine or thin hair. The polymer bond offers more flexibility than hot-glue, and results in more natural-feeling hair. As to whether it lives up to the hype is depends on who you ask. Some love it others do not.
Cold Fusion bonding uses ultrasound waves that are transformed into mechanical energy. The vibration caused by the ultrasound energy is directed only to the area where the 100% keratin tip of the extension meets the client’s natural hair. This vibration crystallizes the bond, forming a strong, invisible and long-lasting hold.
The latest technology of fusion takes everything even further. Great Lengths and Balmain both have methods that apply up to 5 bonds of fusion at one time. The methods use what is called flux technology and is looseley based on hot fusion. These methods offer 2 main benefits, speed and the creation of perfectly formed bonds throughout the application.
A myriad of new tools and techniques are just now hitting the market that promise to change the game on the method that started the hair extension craze.
Fusion hair extensions are considered to be the "best" because the are supposed to last "longer" and "with no damage". The reality is that they are often over sold and over promised. An average set of strand by strand lasts approximately 3 months. Anyone who claims they last longer isn't keeping your hair's best interest in mind.
Your lifestyle and hair density should be taken into consideration as well. Not everyone is a canidate for strand by strand (fusion) hair extensions.
The reality is that there is no "best" hair extension, only the best fit for your needs.
A Few Questions about Fusion Hair Extensions
November 30, 2012
Anyone that has ever seen fusion hair extensions that have been applied, cut, and styled properly, will tell you that they are hard to identify. Fusion…
An Interview about Hardreams Hair Extensions
August 17, 2012
I got the chance to interview one of my stylists, Tiffany Taylor, about Hairdreams Hair ExtensionsI had questions. I had opinions. I didn’t realize…
Systeme Volume Hair Extensions | A Review
April 5, 2012
Balmain hair extensions are something that just has not taken off in the states. (yet) I like to think of of as the "Gucci" of hair extensions…
How Cinderella Hair Extensions Are Applied.
June 9, 2011
Where Hair Extensions Come From
June 8, 2011
Took a trip to China in Septemeber of 2007. I was the Creative Director fro a hair extension and wig manufacturer. This is my adventure from Hong Kong…
Video: Great Lengths Multisonic Hair Extension Launch
June 8, 2011
In 1991 Great Lengths sparked a global phenomenon in hair extensions and are now the world leaders in 100% natural human hair extensions.With the launch…
Britney Does it One More Time | Then and Now
June 7, 2011
Check out the many shades of Britney Spears. She's obviously fearless with her hair color and style - sometimes a bit too much. But as…
How to Fire Your Hairdresser.
June 7, 2011
Sometimes you just have to face facts, your favorite hair salon just isn’t hitting the right spot any more. Maybe they have put their prices up,…
Curl Gurl Explains Strand by Strand and Itip.
June 6, 2011
Leslie aka Curl Gurl breaks it down about two types of hair extensions: Itip aka hair locks and strand by strand.
Kristen Stewart Has Hair Extensions.
June 1, 2011
I was reading my a recent issue of EW with Kristin Stewart on it.I was like wow, she looks amazing without her hair extensions. Then I took a closer look…
|513 E. Camelback Rd.||Phoenix||AZ||602-738-9769|
LaToyes Touch of Beauty
|14602 N Cave Creek Rd||Phoenix||AZ||602-518-5691|
|Tabu Salon (Danielle Boldon)||10235 N. Scottsdale Road, studio 9||Scottsdale||AZ||602-214-6097|
EX by BRIJON - 100% Human Hair Extensions
|8051 W 24 AVE||HIALEAH||FL||3054670172|
Hair Shop USA
|1289 Clint Moore Road||Boca Raton||FL|
|Mi Salon and Spa||7535 Burlington pikce||Florence, KY||KY||(859) 647-2566|
|888 Main Street, STE 1241||New York||NY||212 888 4233|
Blow Blend & Extend by The Beauty Box Salon
|10009 N. MacArthur Blvd||Irving||TX||972-791-8083|
Capelli Hair Extensions
|6420 Richmond Ave. suite 218||Houston||TX||713-429-5780|
Ciao Bella & Venus Hair Extensions
|15206 Vizcaya Dr||Dallas||TX||888-442-4247|
Hi there, we're so glad you found our fabulous website. We hope you found everything you were looking for and more! We have several great ways to keep you informed :
Sign-up for our Email Updates
Have a Happy Hair Day! From your friends The Hair Geeks XOXO