Every time you spend your hard-earned money on a product, you have the right to ask how much and how long it will last you depending on its usage. This is true for all your purchases, especially hair extensions.

Let’s dive into six different hair extensions and find out how long they last and how you can care for them adequately.

Tape in hair extensions (4 to 8 weeks)

True to their name, these hair extensions are taped together using an adhesive weft tape to either side of the natural hair. Although they last for only a few weeks, you can have them taped back in to freshen up your look. Best of all, these hair extensions allow your natural hair to grow out quickly.

Sewn-in hair extensions (6 to 8 weeks)

The first step to sewn-in hair extensions is to get your natural hair braided into cornrows and then have the hair extensions sewn in using a thread and a needle. Individuals with thicker hair prefer having hair extensions sewn in for 6 to 8 weeks. But, remember, the maximum time to go on with a full weave is four months; anything more could affect your natural hair growth.

Pre-bonded or fusion hair extensions (3 to 4 months)

Pre-bonded or fusion hair extensions are attached to individual starts of hair for a fuller appearance with tools (that look much like a hot glue gun). Although you don’t need to follow a special hair regime with these hair extensions, you will need them repositioned every 2 to 3 months.

A woman wearing hair extensions for better volume


Microlinks (3 to 4 months)

Microlink extensions are also known as micro loop or micro bead hair extensions. These hair extensions are applied onto the roots of small sections of natural hair, making it critical for the user to treat those using natural products and extra caution. Despite this, you will need these extensions repositioned every 3 to 4 months as the microbead travels further away from the scalp.

Clip-in hair extensions (3 to 6 months)

Clip-in hair extensions are the easiest to use, least damaging, and also the most non-permanent type of hair extensions there could be. They come in strands attached to clips that can be fastened onto your natural roots. When taken care of properly, these extensions may last over a year. We recommend washing them with sulfate-free products after 30 wears.

Wigs (10 to 12 months)

Wigs were possibly your introduction to the world of hair extensions. These are typically attached to a plastic or a net base to hold the hair down in place, covering the entire head. Synthetic wigs last a total of 4 to 6 months whereas, natural wigs can serve up to a year when taken care of adequately. Steer away from frequent heat styling and brushing the wig when wet to avoid shedding.

Remember to keep all kinds of non damaging hair extensions away from the brush while they’re still wet. For more information on which of these would look best of you, head to the Hair Extensions of Houston, where we provide services for installation, maintenance, coloring, and styling of premium Russian hair extensions using the safest methods available in Houston, TX. Ready for your custom blended hair extensions? Book an appointment today.