Shrinkies are plastic tubes that are lined with keratin protein. This method of thermal shrink tubing is what attaches individual hairextensions to your own hair. When heat is applied to the shrinkie, the plastic tube shrinks/ becomes smaller and fuses the extension and natural hair creating a bond. Also since the tubes are lined with a protein glue, there is no slippage. The plastic tubes come in clear so that they are most undetectable. This method requires the use of individual "I-Tip" hair extensions. These individual hair extensions are slid into the plastic shrinkies at the root of your hair, and heat is applied, securing the bond. This method lasts approximately 3 months.
Shrinkies are a durable and long lasting hair extension method. Removal is simple. Simply reheat the bond, remove extension hair and shrinkie and clean any remaining keratin residue with an appropriate removal solution.
Looking for frizz-free hair? Whether you have full-out curly locks or straight hair with some unruly fly-aways, a Brazilian Keratin Treatment can be used on every hair type, whether natural or chemically enhanced. Don't worry if you've had other straightening treatments in the past, because the treatment is safe to use with every type of hair condition: from virgin hair, color-treated hair, Japanese Straightened hair, relaxed hair, permed hair, highlighted hair, and even the most difficult of gray hairs.
Do note that the results will last longer on ‘non-virgin’ hair. In other words, porous and damaged hair will hold the Brazilian Keratin Treatment best. Your Brazilian Keratin Treatment will last anywhere from two to four months depending on your hair type. Remember, aftercare is extremely important!
Other than waiting 72 hours to wash your hair after the treatment is completed, you need to have the right shampoo for maintenance. Be sure to use a Sulfate-free shampoo, as sulfates will remove the Keratin.
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The Skinny on Brazilian Keratin Treatment for Straight and Shiny Hair:
• Lasts 2-4 months.
• Safe and effective on all types of hair.
• Lasts the longest on non-virgin, or treated/porous hair.
• Be sure to wait 72 hours before washing your hair.
• Always wash with Sulfate-free shampoo.
This method of extensions involves sewing a track of hair onto a horizontal base created at the scalp. This base can be either a braid, or a mricrolinks/beads base. Using a resilient stitching thread, the weft/track of hair is sewn onto the base. This method allows for a large amount of hair to be installed and gives a fuller more voluminous effect. The tracks are done in the middle of your head and underneath your hairline so you can't see them. A full head of extensions is usually about 3-5 tracks. This method takes about 1-3hours to apply. The hair can be removed and reused when needed.
Keratin Tipped Protein Extensions (also known as fusion extensions):
Keratin tipped extensions are also called fusion extensions and come in individual strands. This method allow for plenty of movement and versatility in your hairstyle. The extensions are applied by heating the bond using a special hair extensions fusion iron onto the natural hair. The bond is made up of a special keratin protein glue that is very resilient. This method works especially well on fine hair as it will not slip the way microlink individuals can. These hair extensions last about 3 months and are removed using a special removal solution to break up the hardened bond.
These extensions are completely natural looking and almost undetectable. They lay very flat to your head, so thin, you almost don't feel them! They are attached using "tape" that is included on each skin weft. The tape is heated using a heating tool, and keratin glue is what bonds the weft to your natural hair. Since the layer of tape is so thin, this method of hair extensions lasts just 4 weeks or so. When they need to be taken out and reapplied, a new piece of Tape replaces the old one.
With this method there are no bumps, lumps, bulky braids, sewing, beads, metal tubes, or clips. It is applied along your hair line next to your skin/scalp.