We all know hair extensions can look good or bad at first glance, however, the real proof is in the Bonds!
How the bonds are applied is fundamental for the following reasons:
1. To ensure no damage occurs to your natural hair underneath
2. For client comfort
3. For discretion – general appearance
I am so fed up of seeing poorly applied bonds, hence my blog on this! I’m talking about keratin bonds as that’s what Bond Hair specialises in. The keratin is a natural substance and keratin is found in our hair so it’s not going to cause any allergic reactions, its safe and secures the hair in place for many months.
The correct way to apply keratin bonds is the following;
– Take even small square sections of hair (roughly the same thickness as the strand in which you’re applying) DO NOT put in a triangle shape as this is pulling the hair away from its natural growth pattern.
– Slide the extension bond a few centimetres down the clients natural hair, DO NOT apply right up at the root, this is far to close, feels sore and tight for the client and could snap the hair at the root. Technicians who are applying right at the root are doing it wrong. Extensions should not be sore, after 1-2 days you shouldn’t feel them at all.
– Bonds should be applied in neat rows and bricked up across the head from one side to the other. They should not be applied on the nape of the neck of right into the front of the hair line as they will be visible- and people hair tends to be naturally finer in these places so it’s best to avoid applications here.
– Rolled ‘v’ flat – At bond we use flat bonds, these are the best bonds as they allow you to fold the bond neatly around the hair, rather than those who use nail tip bonds and roll them. Rolled bonds can be long, large and heavy not to mention can be visible. Small square bonds are what you want!
Here are some bad applications – notice the direction the hair is pulled…notice the rolled bonds etc.
Here are small, flat discreet keratin bonds, correctly applied to a clients hair…