What Are the Different Types of Hair Extensions?

What Are the Different Types of Hair Extensions?

When you are tired of seeing your hair at awkward lengths while it’s in the process of growing out or wish to see volume in it, hair extensions seem like a great idea and indeed, they are. There are numerous benefits of getting hair extensions aside from the ones already mentioned above.

There are two types of extensions: real hair and synthetic hair. Both have their own pros and cons and both can be good for your hair styling needs. Here are some of the hair extensions that you can consider getting done in your hair.


This is the most popular kind of hair extensions. These extensions usually come in multiple pieces called wefts. A weft is a collection of stands of real or synthetic hair which are attached to a fabric or silicon at the base and connected together. The fabric is attached to pressure sensitive clips which make it easy to clip the extensions to your actual hair.


These hair extensions have to be taped into your natural hair, as can be understood from the name. These extensions have tape at their base which is then stuck to the hair by applying a heated product to prepare the glue to stick. This is why it is usually not done by a person at home.


This is the type of extensions which are sewed into your natural hair. The natural hair is braided into cornrows and then the hair extensions are sewn into the braids with a needle and a thread. These hair extensions are suitable for people with thick hair. The application takes a long time but the results are worth it.

Micro Link

The process of applying these extensions is also called micro beading as they are attached to your natural hair with the help of small beads the same colour of your hair. These beads, once attached, are not visible not only because of their colour, but also because they are hidden beneath your own hair.


Halo hair extensions are called that because they are not attached to your natural hair like other hair extensions, instead they are secured with a transparent wire or thread which sits like a halo on your head. They are the most comfortable type of extensions as they don’t pull on your real hair and enhance your beauty without damaging them.

Keratin Bonds

These extensions are also called fusion hair extensions. The pieces of hair in these extensions have keratin, which is a protein found in your own natural hair. These pieces are attached near the roots of your hair with an adhesive called keratin glue and then fused with them using heat.


Hairpieces like pony tail extensions or different types of wigs also come under the category of hair extensions. They do the same job as hair extensions would do, i.e., adding volume to your hair, extending the length of your hair, protecting your hair from damage, letting them grow out, and more.


These were a few of the numerous types of hair extensions available in the hair styling industry. Some of the best hairdressing training schools teach their students how to apply each one of these extensions on the hair of their client with incredible skill. So, if you ever want to get hair extensions, make sure to look for hairdressers who know what they are doing because the application can be tricky in some cases and you don’t want your hairdresser to damage your hair in the process.