Black hair is very trendy and appreciated around the world.
With that in mind, the hair extensions come as an affordable and applicable solution to African American hair. To get the best of the look, there are certain things that you need to know, which include the color, texture, and the type of extensions.
Hair color and texture
Color and texture are two determining factors to recognize the best extensions for African American hair. The basic color of this hair is black and it has a different texture. African American hair is straighter and tends to grow from follicles that do not deviate from the path of the bulb. This hair follicle shape and the thickness of the tissue of the scalp detect it a lot from the restoration. This may also be one of the reasons for the increasing demands of using hair extensions.
Type of hair extensions
There are three types of hair extensions that are suitable for the African American hair type. They are clip-in, tape-in, and sew in bundles.
Clip-ins are the most popular hair extension type because they are very affordable. They are reusable, can be heat-styled with a curling or flat iron, and removed the same day. The only thing to pay attention to is to make sure that the extensions have a secure grip and tease your root before they are clipped in. As for the maintenance, they need to be washed every six uses.
The tape-in hair extension is another great choice for African American hair. They are the type of extensions that come sandwiched between two pieces of bioadhesive tape and lasts for six to eight weeks. Shampooing with a sulfate-free shampoo is required and the conditioner should not be applied to the roots.
Sew In bundles are typically installed by sewing the hair into custom braiding patterns or cornrows. Some common braiding patterns include the basic braiding patter, U part ( crossover) braiding pattern, Vixen patter, Micro braiding, the beehive pattern, zig zag braiding patter, assymmetrical braiding patter, and the diagnol braiding pattern.