Thinking about getting fusion hair extensions? You need to read this FIRST!

Things to know before buying fusion hair extensions

Hot fusion hair extensions are a very well-liked method of hair extensions. You can get a very natural look if hot fusion hair extensions are applied correctly. They are also non-damaging to your hair when applied properly. Our extensions are tipped with keratin and formed into a U-shape or “finger nail” shape.
Being that our hot fusion hair extension are human hair they are very versatile. Hot fusion hair extensions can be dyed, straightened, curled, just like your own natural hair.
Although the application process is easy, it is always recommended that the application process is done professionally. With a hot fusion iron, the keratin is melted onto your hair and rolled together. The application process itself takes about three to four hours, depending on how much hair extensions you will be applying to your head and how fast the technician is. With proper care, fusion extensions can last from 3 to 6 months depending on how fast your hair grows. After that, you need to have them re-installed. The removal process should be done by a professional to maintain the healthiness of your natural hair.
The great thing about fusion extensions is that they’re very versatile. You can apply a full head of hair extensions for thickness and length or add highlights to your hair if you don’t want to use chemicals on your natural hair. This method is great for those who are looking for a permanent type of hair extensions and don’t want to worry about taking them out every night, like you have to do with halo and clip ins hair extensions.

Get All Necessary Information

When you find a technician, consult with them first. If this is the first time for you, it’s a good idea to get all the additional information and ask all the questions that you might have. Make sure your technician is giving you the best quality extensions (within your budget) and to make sure that they explain how to properly take care of them. When you have them installed, you should know how to care for them properly, otherwise they won’t last you as long and they may damage your hair.

After Installing Fusion Hair Extensions

When you get your fusion hair extensions installed, you are going to be very excited because fusions usually look the most natural, whether it’s length, thickness or volume.
(Fusion extensions by Fanie Extensions in Quebec, done using our fusion extensions.)
However soon after the application process, you might feel that your head hurts a bit. Some women have a bit of a scalp sensitivity which is normal and typically does happen for the first few days after you get fusions installed. The slight pain or discomfort is due to all the extra hair and attachments on your head. Therefore, it may feel weird at first. So expect the first couple of days to be a little bit uncomfortable, especially at night when sleeping. But don’t worry, this only lasts for a short period of time.

Going to Bed with Fusion Extensions

Before bed, you should be putting your hair up. You can put your hair in pigtails or a high ponytail. That is the best way to go to sleep with extensions without causing matting and it’s actually the most comfortable way to sleep with fusion hair extensions. If you do feel a bit of pain the first couple of nights while sleeping with fusions, don’t worry. After the first wash, the symptoms will go away and you will totally get used to them.

Washing Fusion Extensions

Going from regular washing to all of a sudden washing your hair with a full head of fusion extensions is a totally different experience.
First, keep in mind that you should wash your hair STANDING UP IN THE SHOWER. Do not bend down and flipping your hair upside down because it will make washing your hair more difficult and cause some tangles. Second, use a small amount of shampoo and scrub your scalp where there are no attachments. Then bring the rest of the shampoo through the rest of your hair.  You don’t want to scrub aggressively where the bonds are. Your hair will get clean so just get used to not scrubbing aggressively. Lastly, after rinsing out the shampoo. Use your desired conditioner and smooth that through your hair and rinse out carefully.
The biggest thing that people aren’t used to after getting fusions is that you shouldn’t wash your hair every day. If you wash your hair less frequently, you’ll find that your extensions will actually last you a lot longer. Instead, you can start using a dry shampoo and wash your hair every three or four days.

Styling Fusion Extensions

You will need some extra time for the drying and styling process after a wash. Now that you have fusion extensions, you have to expect that it will take a longer time to dry and style your hair. You should also never go to sleep with wet hair because the water can damage the glue and cause matting. You want to dry your hair right away and make sure to dry your hair completely. The drying process may take a lot of time. Be sure to give yourself some extra time for that. It may be a different routine than what you’re used to, but you have to make time. Your hair will last longer and look great when you follow these steps.
Also be very careful with the amount of heat you use when you have fusion hair extensions in your hair. It can not only be harmful to the extensions but to your natural hair. Be sure when used heat styling tools that you avoid touching the bonds, as it can cause the keratin to heat back up and loosen. Do not use your hair dryer, flat irons, curling irons and other heat styling tools on a very high heat.

Final Thoughts

Now that you have all the basic information, you’re ready to finally get your fusion hair extensions. They are amazing and you’ll be very happy afterwards. Even though they do require a bit of maintenance (like long natural hair), it is well worth the trouble!

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