also known as:
invisiweft, vogueperal, etc
What they are: Micro weft extensions are exactly like EZ weft extensions. The only difference is EZ wefts have the beads pre-attached to the weft, where as micro weft does not. And the ez beads are smaller then the micro weft beads. But micro weft also has the option of using beads lined with silicone which is better for your hair. The technique for installation is also slightly different. These extensions are high maintenance.
Who they are for: Micro weft extensions are a mix of track and sew and microlinks. They lie flatter than the tracks and use beads just like the links. They are for finer hair types.
Type of hair needed: Micro weft extensions is a long weft of hair. It is sold in one long strip, only one brand is sold in bunches. Just make sure the top is stitched across. You can get it machine weft or hand tied. Hand tied sheds less than machine weft and therefore lasts longer but of course is more pricey.
Kind of hair: The best hair is called Remy hair. Remy is not a brand itself, it is just a type of hair. Remy means the cuticles are pointed in the same direction. This is the healthiest hair, it lasts longer, and reduces tangles. So you can choose any type of brand you want but you want to make sure it is "100% human remy hair". Remy hair is not cheap.
Color: To match the color of extensions to your hair color you must go to the shop and have them hold it up to your hair out of the bag. Make sure the ends match not the roots because the ends are what blend into the extensions. I am able to color match extensions you choose but there is no guarantee it will come out a perfect match. Color extensions and hair extensions are two different color lines. I can not dye your hair a #2 and then send you to buy a #2 extension... they will not match.
Installation: Installation time takes about 1.5 hours to 2 hours. Installation includes 4-6 tracks singled which is equivalent to 1 pack of hair. Installation also includes a flatiron and any cutting/blending needed for a natural look. Every installation gets a take home care sheet as well if needed.
Cost: $120 +gst for installation. $20 +gst for removal. You have to provide your own beads for installation. Silicone lined beads can be purchased at Images and Shades $50 for 200 or purchased from me $5 per 50 regular beads or $20 per 100 silicone beads. Cost of hair varies *I do not supply hair* Hair can be picked up at Diva Hair. The cost depends on the length you want and the quality you want. Low end can be as low as $30 for 12 inches and high end can be as high as $200 for 20 inches. It is a huge range but it is your choice. There is no need to waste your money on high end hair, average $60-$80 is still good hair unless you plan to reuse your hair.
Risks: These extensions do not damage your hair. Damage occurs from poor maintenance, styling tools, and excess pulling of the hair. Consistent scratching can create bumps/pimples and/or sores/scabs. You must brush your hair at the scalp. If matting occurs here the extensions should be replaced asap.
Side Effects: Headaches are normal the first day but sleep is much more comfortable than the track n sew extensions. It is suggested you take an advil before your appointment and again before bed. There is a slight pulling, but the pain is not that bad.
Length they last: On average these extensions only last 1-2 months (until they grow out). Tightening can be done but only if there is very little re-growth and no matting what so ever. Tightening literally is every 2 weeks so its not suggested to even bother getting them tightened but just replaced in 4 weeks. How long they last also depends on how fast your hair grows and how well you take care of them. The faster your hair grows the sooner they have to be redone.
Maintenance: Use your leave in conditioner and serum everyday! Serum will help reduce tangles dont be shy. Leave in conditioner helps with brushing so you are not snapping hairs that will eventually matt up. You must brush the hair at your scalp, sections are always a good thing.
Removal: Upon removal the bead is reshaped and slipped off. Removal is half price if a new install is done the same day. Remember that everyday we shed naturally 50-100 hairs. When you have a track the hair has no where to go it is caught in the bead. When your extensions are taken out you will lose hair. This is only your natural shed that has already fallen off. There is very little, it is completely normal.
Why you should get them: Because they are almost painless to install. They look flat and feel very comfortable. They are undetectable if blended properly. They are easy on the pockets. They can add highlights or lowlights instantly. They add beautiful lengths and volume. They are the most temporary method of all the extensions so change is easy.