The most pertinent question that sprung to our minds when we decided to bust the myths of micro link extensions was to understand the process itself.
Micro link extensions are a type of hair extensions, much like Itip extensions, and Utip extensions. However, these are heatless to apply, in contrast to the Utip extensions. Micro link extensions are often also called micro ring, nano ring, microtube, cold fusion, micro bead, and Itip extensions. When installing these extensions, tiny metal tubes, beads, links, or rings are added to the strands of your hair, which are pulled into the links through a hair hooking tool. Then, using hair pliers, the micro link extensions are flattened and secured in place, close to your scalp.
Micro link extensions are virtually undetectable, and can easily be pushed back closer to your roots in case of the growth of your natural hair.
Myths and Truths about Micro Link extensions
Myth 1 – Micro link extensions damage hair
Truth – All forms of hairstyling stands to potentially damage your hair if done carelessly. Styling your hair in a wonton manner, by applying bleach for too long, or coloring it with excess chemicals can cause the hair to become brittle and break off. Similarly, when micro link extensions or Itip extensions are put into the hair without first assessing the volume of hair to be added, and the volume of extensions the hair can handle, the results can be disastrous. When precise procedures are followed, the right stylist can create an even weight distributed set of micro link extensions to eliminate hair tension.
Similarly, when micro link extensions with silicone cushioning are used, and a heating tool is used to bond it to the hair, a lot can go wrong if the stylist does not take care to not bond too close to the roots and to not bond too many strands in one place.
Myth 2 – Fine hair works for all hair extensions
Truth – The truth is that while fine hair does work for tape or glue-in extensions, as well as micro link extensions, a careful eye should be put to choosing Itip extensions of the right length and links of the right size for your hair. Longer lengths of Itip extensions could cause strain on your roots, and result in a lot of breakages prior to removal of the extensions. Larger micro links than needed for your hair can also cause the extension to fall out unplanned. Avoid the embarrassment, and read up before you approach your stylist, and make sure that the stylist is experienced in micro link extensions. Your hair needs to be taken care of, and should not be styled callously.
Myth 3 – Micro link extensions or Itip extensions can be left in your hair for months on end, unlike Utip extensions.
Truth – Extensions of any kind, including Itip extensions, micro link extensions, micro bead extensions, or even keratin tipped extensions should be kept in your hair for more than the recommended three to four months. This causes the hair to lose health and can cause an issue in detaching the micro link extensions from your hair. Leaving the extensions in for longer can result in hair damage and breakage, so regular maintenance with your stylist is a must.
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