Hair extensions have grown in popularity over the years and there are various types of hair extensions on the market. Two popular types of hair extensions are skin weft extensions and curl extensions. Both of these hair extensions are made from human hair and will give you the length and volume you need. However, there are some differences between the two.
Skin weft hair extensions are also known as seamless hair extensions. They are made from thin, flexible strips of polyurethane that are attached to the hair using special tape. Apply extensions by sandwiching a thin section of your natural hair between two skin weft extensions. The result is seamless, natural-looking extensions that blend with your natural hair.
Hair extensions, on the other hand, are attached using special double-sided tape. Hair extensions attach to your natural hair by sandwiching a small section of hair between two pieces of tape. Then heat the tape to activate the adhesive and secure the extension in place.
One of the main differences between skin weft hair extensions and tape hair extensions is the application process. The skin weft extensions are applied using special tape, but they are also stitched in place for added security. Tape-in extension cords, on the other hand, are applied using special tape that activates the adhesive when heated.
Another difference between the two extensions is the maintenance required. Skin weft hair extensions can be washed and styled like your natural hair, but will need to be rewound every 6-8 weeks. Roll-in extensions also require rewinding every 6-8 weeks, but they require more maintenance than skin weft extensions. You need to avoid using oil-based products on your hair as they can weaken the bond and cause the extension to fall out.
When it comes to the longevity of your hair extensions, with proper care, both pick extensions and taped extensions can last up to 3-4 months. However, skin weft hair extensions tend to last longer than tape-style hair extensions because of the way they attach to the hair.
In summary, there are pros and cons to both skin extensions and tape hair extensions. Skin weft extensions are seamless and natural looking, while taped extensions are easy to apply and require less maintenance. Ultimately, choosing between the two will come down to your personal preferences and lifestyle.