Hair bonding uses glue to bond the extensions to your existing hair or scalp. This method of adding hair extensions is very popular among hair extension connoisseurs. Let’s face it; hair extensions are an excellent accessory for women seeking to add length or volume to their existing hair. They are available in a variety of textures and may be applied in a variety of ways. Choosing the right one can be a bit overwhelming for the novice diva venturing into the world of hair extensions. For some, there are a few factors that may make the decision rather easy such as cost, styling preferences, and texture, but for others, knowing which method is best can prove to be a real dilemma. However, many women would do nothing less than the hair bonding process for their hair extensions.
Let’s examine the pros and cons of hair bonding.
What are the Pros of Hair Bonding?
Hair bonding is attractive to those who seek to wear extensions that are virtually invisible to those appreciating their tresses. High-quality extensions are almost indistinguishable to the naked eye. Next, hair bonding is appealing to those who would prefer to wear their extensions for a short duration or extended period. Hair bonding may last anywhere from six to eight weeks, and for some individuals, their extensions may last upwards of twelve weeks depending on the rate at which your hair grows and lifestyle activities.
Finally, hair bonding supports the quest for the versatility of hair style options that a diva might want to pursue while wearing hair extensions.
What are the Cons of Hair Bonding?
Can hair extensions damage your hair? No hairstyle process is without its risks or cons. The most common danger of wearing any form hair extensions is hair loss. The most common risk for those who choose to wear extensions is hair damage during the removal process. However, there are those who say hair bonding is less damaging than sew-ins. Some believe that sew-ins are more harmful than bonding due to the effect that “cornrowing” may have on hair follicles and the scalp.
Other disadvantages of hair bonding are similar to wearing any method of hair extensions including:
• You must use a particular type of hair care products to avoid damage to your hair and prevent use of other products that might damage the extensions
• May create excessive weight on your hair can damage your hair, causing it to be brittle
• Glue may burn the scalp or even damage or weaken the hair shaft
• Require regular appointments for maintenance and upkeep to avoid episodes of hair matting
• Glue can prove difficult to remove and especially problematic for women with thin or fine hair
Should you choose to partake in hair bonding, always ensure that you seek the services of a true professional. Do your homework and ensure that you are selecting a renowned stylist for your hair bonding venture. You will want to take advantage of the skills of a professional stylist who can provide adequate conditioning of your hair to sustain the health of the hair. He/she will understand the importance of avoiding heat application near the bond.
Also, he/she will know avoid anything that causes yanking or pulling of the extension such as brushing or using a blow drier on wet hair during the maintenance process.
Finally, a professional stylist will have the right styling tools and solutions to remove those hair extensions.
Albert, L. (2014). 14 Things Your Stylist Isn’t Telling You About Extensions. Cosmopolitan