Micro bead hair extensions don’t need glue or heat to be attached.
These nifty little hair extensions go by many names such as micro ring hair extensions, micro link hair extensions and micro loop hair extensions (which come with pre-fitted loops) and on this site all names are used.
If you're new to the world of micro ring hair extensions, there's a Micro Ring Hair Extension 101 article to get you started.
Textures for micro link hair extensions go from silky straight to kinky curl, so there's a broad spectrum of textures from which to choose (and yes, that is the correct order of words... we checked).
There are many reasons why people choose to wear wigs or hair extensions; some just to change their look and go for colours and textures that suit their overall look.
Others wear hair due to illness, difficulty in growing hair, difficulty in managing growth hair and hair loss (temporary or long term); this can mean aiming for an authentic hair texture and authenticity is achieved by choosing the right texture, length and colour (what we call the TLC principles for choosing hair you wear).
However, the hair you choose to wear has to be suitable for you in terms of how it's worn or attached and whilst micro rings are great for adding length and volume they're not suitable for those who want to add fullness to areas where the hair is thinning or cover areas without any hair.
Due to the attachment method used for micro ring hair extensions if you have an area of thinning hair, micro bead extensions won't cover it and something like a lace frontal piece, weave hair or micro ring weft hair may be a better option for you.
If your aim is to blend micro bead extensions with your own natural hair then those with curly hair should be aware that getting an identical match for texture can be difficult as curly hair comes in many guises.
If your natural hair is type 4 Afro and it has not been chemically treated to be straight or have looser curls, then micro bead hair extensions won't be suitable as the texture of the hair extensions and your growth hair won't blend and again something like a lace frontal or weave hair might be a better option.
Nevertheless, if you're able to wear micro ring hair extensions and new to the world of textures, then read on to find out about what's available.
Whatever the hair type, (human hair or synthetic fibres) have a look at the texture guide for micro bead hair extensions below and as always... Peruse The Perukes.
When it comes to textures for micro link hair extensions, there are several basic texture patterns and they've been grouped together:
Straight Bead Ring Hair Extension Textures
Silky Straight: suits straight and wavy growth hair
Yaki Straight: suits chemically straightened curly hair (including Afro hair textures)
Kinky Straight: suits heat straightened curly hair (including Afro hair textures)
Wavy Micro Bead Hair Extension Textures
Body Wave: suits straight, wavy and type growth hair types
Water Wave: suits wavy and loose curl growth hair types
Curly Micro Bead Hair Extension Textures
Curly: suits curly growth hair types
Kinky Curly: suits curly (types 3c and 4a) growth hair types
As always the Peruke Caveat applies:
This is a guide only, you can take the information on textures and use it, or you can leave the information and wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable and confident.
Your online retailer should be able to show you images of the micro ring hair extensions before you purchase them.
This is especially important if the only images available are those of singers and actresses as the micro ring hair extensions you receive may not match up to those images.
As we said before ultimately it's about having hair that you can wear with confidence.
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