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Which Extension Method is Right for You?

Which Extension Method is Right for You?

Donna Bella
9 minute read

Are you ready to make the jump into hair extensions but not sure where to start? Or have you been a life-long fan of DBH but looking to change up your extension routine? Good news! We’ve got the options you need to find the right extension method for your look that hits different. From Professional methods to Ready-To-Wear Clip-Ins, find out which of our extension options is the best choice for your new look while fulfilling all of your hair needs.

Professional Methods:

Our professional methods are semi-permanent extensions that need to be installed by your stylist. When choosing between these methods, there are a couple of things you’ll want to consider:

  1. Remember maintenance, maintenance, maintenance! Ask yourself, “How much commitment do I want to put into these extensions?” Some methods are low-key and require fewer trips to the salon than others.
  2. Do you have fine, medium or thick hair? We’ve got methods tailored to blend seamlessly with your natural texture and density.
  3. Find your perfect match! Order our Color Swatch Kit to find the right color match for your next set of extensions. Select three sample swatches to match the ends of your natural hair from the midshaft down. It’s completely free, just pay shipping!
  4. Get Instant length and volume! Depending on the method, our extensions are available in a variety of lengths and colors. Our most-shopped lengths are 16”, 18” and 22”. Want even more length? Peep our 26” and 30” Tapes!

Tape-In

How are they installed?

With the fastest installation time in the industry, Tape-Ins are easily a fan fave among newcomers and long-time extension lovers. They’re installed by sandwiching two 1 ½ inch wefts between a small section of your natural hair with medical-grade adhesive.

Why choose Tape-Ins?

  • Blend baby, blend! The 1 ½ inch wefts lay flattest to the head for an install that’s easy to hide in your natural locks for a seamless blend, full coverage, and ALL the volume!
  • Very versatile! Tape-Ins are a great option for any and all hair types including fine, medium or thick hair.
  • Quick and easy! Depending on the natural thickness of your hair, Tape-In extensions can be installed in as little as 60 minutes.
  • First-timer friendly! Tape-Ins are perfect for introducing your hair to semi-permanent extensions. They’re comfortable and easy to maintain!
  • Low-key maintenance! Compared to other methods, Tape-Ins are easy to care for with frequent brushing. We suggest scheduling your maintenance appointments with your stylist every 4-6 weeks.

Hybrid Weft

How are they installed?

Hybrid Wefts are installed by sewing a weft of hair onto a track of silicone beads without the use of chemicals or adhesives. This method is designed to fit every head shape for a customizable install. The machine bond keeps the hair securely intact.

Why choose Hybrid Wefts?

  • The best of both worlds! Hybrid Wefts are designed to mimic the seamless blend and lay of a hand-tied weft but are machine bonded.
  • Worth your time! This method offers a long-lasting wear with suggested maintenance every 6-8 weeks.
  • Made just for you! For the perfect fit, Hybrid Wefts are completely customizable. Just cut the weft to the appropriate size and voilà, your own style made a reality!
  • No chemicals and no adhesives! The machine bond holds the extensions securely in place without compromising the integrity of the hair.
  • Can you say VA-VA-VOLUME? Hybrid Wefts lay flat on the head, allowing the option to stack up to three wefts in one row.

Kera-Link

How are they installed?

Kera-Links are attached with the tried and true strand-by-strand method. Each strand features a keratin tip that’s fused to your hair with our Melting Connector. Being our most customizable and blendable method out there, you can transform your look anywhere from adding length, volume, color or filling in sparse areas.

Why choose Kera-Links?

  • Long-lasting wear! With proper aftercare, you can wear these extensions for 12-16 weeks between maintenance appointments. It’s our longest-last method!
  • It’s all about creativity! This method is a custom extension experience. Create your own look by fusing colors and highlights together to create your own custom blend.You can also cut down the bonds to a micro fusion allowing more options to your hair needs.
  • Thicc hair you’ll love! Along with adding luscious length, Kera-Links can fill in sparse areas for a naturally voluminous look. Just cut the keratin bond down to match any hair density.
  • Very versatile! Kera-Links are a great option for any and all hair types including fine, medium or thick hair. As this is the most customizable method with clear bonds, we recommend Kera-Links to those with thinning and fine hair.
  • Got curls and waves? We’ve got you! These extensions come in all three textures we have to offer including curly, wavy and straight.

I-Link

How are they installed?

I-Links are another strand-by-strand method that attaches each extension to your natural hair with a bead. This method provides you with options to wear your hair in multiple styles with a full 360° degree movement allowing you to pull it up in a high pony or wear it down with eye-catching length and volume.

Why choose I-Links?

  • Give it some VOLUME! This method is great for women who have medium or thick hair (may not be recommended for fine thinning hair).
  • Full movement for the win! As a strand-by-strand method, you can achieve 360° movement for a completely natural look.
  • No chemicals and no adhesives! These extensions are attached to your natural hair with one of our beads, grooved, silicone or flare, which means there’s no chemicals, adhesives or heat used for installation and removal.
  • Easy touch-ups! There’s no need to remove your extensions when you need to do a color touch-up on your roots. While these extensions offer a long-lasting wear, we do recommend scheduling maintenance appointments every 6-8 weeks.
  • Calling all curls and waves! I-Links come in all three textures we have to offer including curly, wavy and straight.

Flat-Tip

How are they installed?

Similar to I-Link extensions, this method is attached strand by strand to your natural hair with beads.. However, it’s designed with a flat-tipped strand providing your new look with full 360° movement of I-Links combined with the seamless blend of Tape-Ins.

Why choose Flat-Tips?

  • It's the best of both worlds! Flat-Tips combines the movement of I-Links with the flat design of Tape-Ins for the best blend.
  • No chemicals and no adhesives! These extensions are attached to your natural hair with beads meaning no adhesive removal for maintenance appointments.
  • Heat-resistant method! Flat-Tips are great for adding instant length and volume to your hair without the use of heat!
  • Easy touch-ups! There’s no need to remove your extensions when you need to do a color touch-up on your roots.
  • Long-lasting wear! With proper aftercare, you can wear these extensions for 6-10 weeks between maintenance appointments.

Ready-To-Wear:

This collection is for all you DIYers! Hit that new look with instant length and volume in just minutes. When choosing between Clip-Ins and Solos (Halos®), think about how you’ll want to style your extensions. Do you want to wear them up? Clip-Ins are a great option for creating versatile looks for any occasion. Are you looking to add a little more length and volume to your everyday look? Solos (Halos®) are just what you need to amp up your style.

Clip-Ins

How are they installed?

Clip-Ins are designed for temporary use and can be quickly installed in your natural hair whenever you want to add a little more oomph to your look.

Step 1: Brush both your hair and Clip-Ins to remove any tangles.
Step 2: Start parting the sections of your natural hair where you want to add the extension.
Step 3: Take an extension piece matching the width of your section and pop open the comb part of the clip.
Step 4: Slide the comb part into the parted section.
Step 5: Clip extension into place.
Step 6: Repeat for each piece.

Why choose Clip-Ins?

  • DIY all day, every day! Got any last-minute plans or an extra special occasion coming up? Add instant length and volume to your stunning look by installing your Clip-Ins whenever you want.
  • Get that volume! Clip-Ins have a buildable design so you can add as many as you want for hair that’s thicc.
  • Worth the investment! Get the length and volume you want without the time and financial commitment of semi-permanent pro methods.
  • The choice is yours! Clip-Ins are available in 16”, 18” and 20” as well as 15+ colors.

Solos (Halos®)

How are they installed?

Just like Clip-Ins, our Solos (designed like a Halo®) are a quick and easy way to add instant length and volume in minutes!

Step 1: Brush both your hair and Solo (Halo®) to remove any tangles.

Step 2: Section off the top half of your hair at the crown and pull it in a bun on top of your head. To ensure a natural blend, we recommend leaving out the first 1-2 inches of your front sections.

Step 3: Fit the Solo (Halo®) around your head so the weft lies on the back of your head.

Step 4: Hold down the halo wire on the front of your head while letting down the section of hair you pinned up.

Step 5: Blend and comb through your hair to cover the Solo (Halo®).

Step 6: Style to your heart’s content!

Why choose Solos?

  • DIY done right! Got any last-minute plans or an extra special occasion coming up? Make a stunning appearance wherever you go by popping in your Solos (Halos®) whenever you want.
  • Quick and easy! These extensions can be installed in a matter of minutes with just a comb and a couple of hair clips.
  • It’s the perfect fit! You can customize your Solo wire to fit snug to your head size.
  • The choice is yours! Solos (Halos®) are available in 16”, 18” and 20” as well as 15+ colors.

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