Types of Human Hair Extensions

by Alex Haymes
u1w6vpzxtzsmxsloxnrd__PID:ea6e3571-fa6a-497f-8f45-a81da3000ee2

Types of Human Hair Extensions

In this article, we'll look at the different types of human hair and human hair extensions, and weigh up the positives of each attachment type. 

Keep Reading

Human hair extensions, though usually more expensive, are a more natural-looking alternative to synthetic hair extensions. Interested in trying human hair extensions, but not sure where to start? In this blog, we'll look at the different types of human hair and the different types of human hair extensions so that you can weigh up the best option for you and your hair type. 

  • Types of Human Hair
  • Human Hair Extension Types
dclmxgxs4ce7k4leutcl__PID:ea90bad7-3a0d-48e5-929d-98649c144dbb

Simone wears our 18" Unclipped Weft Extension in #16/613 Sweetheart

Types of Human Hair

As odd as it sounds, there are different types of human hair, and the type of human hair you opt for can impact the overall look and feel of your extensions. 

Virgin Human Hair

Virgin Remy hair is the most expensive type of human hair. This is hair that has never been treated or processed, with the cuticles intact and aligned in the same direction. This type of hair usually comes from a single donor. 

Remy Human Hair

Standard Remy Hair has been minimally processed, with the cuticles intact and aligned in the same direction. However, this type of human hair can come from multiple donors. 

Non-Remy Hair

Although this type of hair is still 100% human, it can be of slightly lower quality as the cuticles are not always intact or aligned in the same direction, which makes it cheaper. This type of human hair often comes from salons, combs, and brushes, and is from mixed donors.

#select your colour_1 Black Magic
#select your colour_1 Black Magic
#select your colour_1B Queen of the Night
#select your colour_2 Nigella
#select your colour_4 Chocolate Dahlia
#select your colour_2/5 Azalea
#select your colour_6 Daylilies
#select your colour_8 Hazel Princess
#select your colour_8/10 Baby Bronde
#select your colour_4/27 Coral Bells
#select your colour_6/16/613 Safari Sunset
#select your colour_627 Honey Blush
#select your colour_1822 Iris
#select your colour_16613 Sweetheart
#select your colour_1016 Vanilla Bomb
#select your colour_10/613 Camelia
#select your colour_101622 Ballerina Musk
#select your colour_1001 Polar Star
#select your colour_101 New Love
#select your colour_60 Lily of the Valley
#select your colour_111 Pearl Moon
#select your colour_112 Ash Moon
#select your colour_112/600 Luna Sky
#select your colour_600 White Lily
1B Queen of the Night 2 Nigella 4 Chocolate Dahlia 5 Caramel Cosmos 2/5 Azalea 6 Daylilies 8 Hazel Princess 4/27 Coral Bells 10/12 Pansy 1016 Vanilla Bomb 101622 Ballerina Musk 10/613 Camelia 16613 Sweetheart 1822 Iris 6/16/613 Safari Sunset 613 Daisy 60 Lily Of The Valley 101 New Love 1001 Polar Star 111 Pearl Moon 99J Plum Blossom 118 Cherry Blossom 27 Honeysuckle 30 Primrose 3330 Sunrose 8/10 Baby Bronde 627 Honey Blush 112 Ash Moon 112/600 Luna Sky 600 White Lily 60 Lily of the Valley
1 Black Magic 1B Queen of the Night 2 Nigella 4 Chocolate Dahlia 5 Caramel Cosmos 2/5 Azalea 6 Daylilies 8 Hazel Princess 4/27 Coral Bells 10/12 Pansy 1016 Vanilla Bomb 101622 Ballerina Musk 10/613 Camelia 16613 Sweetheart 1822 Iris 6/16/613 Safari Sunset 613 Daisy 60 Lily Of The Valley 101 New Love 1001 Polar Star 111 Pearl Moon 99J Plum Blossom 118 Cherry Blossom 27 Honeysuckle 30 Primrose 3330 Sunrose 8/10 Baby Bronde 627 Honey Blush 112 Ash Moon 112/600 Luna Sky 600 White Lily 60 Lily of the Valley
#select your colour_1 Black Magic
#select your colour_1 Black Magic
#select your colour_1B Queen of the Night
#select your colour_2 Nigella
#select your colour_4 Chocolate Dahlia
#select your colour_2/5 Azalea
#select your colour_6 Daylilies
#select your colour_8 Hazel Princess
#select your colour_8/10 Baby Bronde
#select your colour_4/27 Coral Bells
#select your colour_6/16/613 Safari Sunset
#select your colour_627 Honey Blush
#select your colour_1822 Iris
#select your colour_16613 Sweetheart
#select your colour_1016 Vanilla Bomb
#select your colour_10/613 Camelia
#select your colour_101622 Ballerina Musk
#select your colour_1001 Polar Star
#select your colour_101 New Love
#select your colour_60 Lily of the Valley
#select your colour_111 Pearl Moon
#select your colour_112 Ash Moon
#select your colour_112/600 Luna Sky
#select your colour_600 White Lily
1B Queen of the Night 2 Nigella 4 Chocolate Dahlia 5 Caramel Cosmos 2/5 Azalea 6 Daylilies 8 Hazel Princess 4/27 Coral Bells 10/12 Pansy 1016 Vanilla Bomb 101622 Ballerina Musk 10/613 Camelia 16613 Sweetheart 1822 Iris 6/16/613 Safari Sunset 613 Daisy 60 Lily Of The Valley 101 New Love 1001 Polar Star 111 Pearl Moon 99J Plum Blossom 118 Cherry Blossom 27 Honeysuckle 30 Primrose 3330 Sunrose 8/10 Baby Bronde 627 Honey Blush 112 Ash Moon 112/600 Luna Sky 600 White Lily 60 Lily of the Valley
1 Black Magic 1B Queen of the Night 2 Nigella 4 Chocolate Dahlia 5 Caramel Cosmos 2/5 Azalea 6 Daylilies 8 Hazel Princess 4/27 Coral Bells 10/12 Pansy 1016 Vanilla Bomb 101622 Ballerina Musk 10/613 Camelia 16613 Sweetheart 1822 Iris 6/16/613 Safari Sunset 613 Daisy 60 Lily Of The Valley 101 New Love 1001 Polar Star 111 Pearl Moon 99J Plum Blossom 118 Cherry Blossom 27 Honeysuckle 30 Primrose 3330 Sunrose 8/10 Baby Bronde 627 Honey Blush 112 Ash Moon 112/600 Luna Sky 600 White Lily 60 Lily of the Valley

Stranded 18" Seamless Five Piece Clip-in Human Hair Extension (105g)

£105.00

Description

Ultra-discreet. Gorgeously soft. Seamless wear even on fine hair. Our Seamless Human Hair Clip-in extensions blend effortlessly into thin hair thanks to their innovative, super-slim track. Now, even the finest hair can enjoy glam, natural-looking hair extensions. Crafted from premium Stranded 100% Human Hair, this set features five pre-clipped sections of hair that can be heat styled – so you can effortlessly personalise your look. Add natural-looking length and volume to your hair and boost your hair confidence in just a few minutes.

Main Features

  • 100% Human Hair
  • Heat style into your desired finish
  • Length: 18"
  • Weight: 105 grams
  • Set Dimensions : 5 Pieces. 1x27cm (5clips), 1x21cm (4clips), 1x16cm (3clips), 2x8cm (2clips)
  • 16 Colour options
Shop From 33 Colour Choices
You have not selected a product to show reviews

Human Hair Extension Types

Now we've covered the types of human hair, let's take a look at the types of extension attachment and the benefits of each one. 

Clip-in Human Hair Extensions

b8n7kyfnqtwncconc76s__PID:e1306f5c-8f2d-4d93-8a62-6446ee9561a2

Gabrielle wears our Stranded 20" Lace Clip-in Human Hair Extension in #8/10 Baby Bronde

Clip-in human hair extensions offer a non-permanent, cost-effective way to add instant length and volume to your own hair. Relatively easy to apply, and incredibly versatile, clip-in human hair extensions are a more natural-looking alternative to synthetic extensions, bringing confidence without the commitment. 

Tape Hair Human Hair Extensions

troh2tqjqgij97o1cfsu__PID:af186f0e-ae08-4a09-b5bb-2ea696342f37

Image credit to North Professional Hair

Tape extensions are semi-permanent and applied by sandwiching the extension piece between two pieces of your natural hair, using the tape adhesive. This method achieves a more natural, seamless look than some of the alternatives, and causes minimum damage to the natural hair beneath. Tape-in hair extensions are to be applied and removed by professionals though, which does drive up their price point slightly. 

Sew-in Human Hair Extensions

meky86zcsekckxk3yjnb__PID:27dabbe6-3f32-439b-b9d2-8d3bbefaa18c

Simone wears our 14" Unclipped Weft Extension in #16/613 Sweetheart

Sew-in hair extensions are applied by braiding them into the natural hair, and then sewing or weaving them in. This is done by professionals and results in a semi-permanent, seamless blend into your natural hair, bringing volume and length. 

However, it's important to note that this application method may not be a good choice for those who are head-sore or have particularly fragile natural hair due to the potential strain this can put on the scalp, and the time-consuming process of application. 

Micro/Nano Ring Human Hair Extensions

kdi69hfet8yr2rcxk5ba__PID:d6528bd8-0057-4d6b-b8a7-6c40c2322b4d

Image credit to Abigail Nicholls

Nano or Micro Ring extensions are applied and removed by professionals, with small sections of natural hair being pulled through small metal or silicone rings with the extension piece attached, which are then clamped shut. This type of hair extension is semi-permanent. 

This application method can be less damaging to your scalp and natural hair than some of the alternatives and brings natural movement to the extensions due to the close blend. However, if these aren't applied properly, the rings can be visible which detracts from the natural blend of the extensions. 

Fusion Bond Human Hair Extensions

iee2xkurd6qebl6qpl43__PID:1bffddc3-1aa1-4286-a909-55a4a24447a8

Image credit to Image credit to Steven Matthew on YouTube

Fusion bond extensions are applied by using heat or adhesive to fuse the extensions with your natural hair. This is a semi-permanent but long-lasting extension type, applied by professionals. It creates a natural look and feel overall, with a seamless blend being offered between the extensions and natural fibres. 

However, it's important to note that this type of extension can be expensive and potentially damaging during the removal process. 

Halo Human Hair Extensions

fzayuecqyitvv2fnh2ux__PID:4c137309-36ff-462d-a49d-4da4a54e3dd6

Image credit to Lula Hair

Halo extensions are attached using a single weft which is attached to a transparent wire, which sits on top of the head. These types of extensions are quick and easy to put on, and they don't require any adhesives or clips, which means they cause minimal damage to your natural hair. 

This extension type seems to be going viral on Instagram at the moment, but it is important to recognise that while this method is relatively damage-free, it does have rather limited styling options, and may not be as secure as other extension fittings. 

There are different types of human hair extension and different types of human hair, and we hope that this article has helped you weigh up which option would be the best suited to you and your hair type. The key to deciding on which human hair extension type, is to keep comfort and maintenance at the front of your decision-making; while also considering look and feel. For more information on human hair extensions, click here. 

Found this helpful?

Why not check out some of our other articles? Or if you're a more visual learner, why not look at some of our handy How-To Videos?