Micro-link Extensions. 

Micro-link extensions give the most natural look out of all the types of hair  extensions. Also known as micro-ring or micro-bead extensions, micro-link  extensions are the smallest and most undetectable non-glue hair extensions which  combine the strands of your natural hair with the extension strands using tiny  beads or metal tubes (the links). The links are usually made of either aluminum or  copper, with or without a thin non-slip silicone layer inside them for cushioning and  better grip. 

Micro-link extensions have been around longer than some newer types of hair  extensions. Some people also feel they’re the safest hair extension technique because they don’t use any type of adhesive, glue, bond, heat, stitching, or  chemicals. 

Can you DIY your micro-link installation? 

Micro-link extensions are a technique that was developed in a salon, so unless you  have eyes at the back of your head, we recommend that you head over to a  professional stylist to have them installed. You can decide to fit in your micro-links  at home, but it is a pretty tricky technique so you’ll need to maintain some accuracy  and it will take longer to do by yourself. But don’t worry; it’ll get much easier for  you to do once you understand how it works. 

How long do micro-link extensions last? 

The lifespan of the same set of micro-link extensions depends on the quality of the  hair used in the first place and the wearer’s care routine. Your micro-link install,  with good care, will last between 2 to 3 months before they will need maintenance  and reattachment.

How to Care for Your Micro-link Extensions. 

Micro-links aren’t applied using any sort of glue or adhesive. Therefore, there is  a need to keep the roots of your hair clean and oil-free through regular and  proper washing. 

Micro-links wash routine: Wet your hair and gently massage shampoo in  between your hair attachments followed by a thorough rinse. You should use a clarifying shampoo and only one that doesn’t contain sulfates, parabens, oils, or  silicone. Apply conditioner from mid-length to the ends of your hair and also  follow this with a thorough rinse. The same technique for conditioning applies  when you wish to use masks or treatments on your hair. This is because if you  apply conditioners, masks, treatments, or any oily products to the roots of your  hair, this could trigger hair extensions slippage. 

Apply conditioning sprays and oilsfrom mid-length to the ends of your hair after  washing to keep your hair healthy, glossy, and moisturized. 

You can use a blow dryer on your micro-links. Start by drying your roots first to  make your extensions less likely to slip when you begin blow-drying the lengths  with a round brush. 

Brush your extensions twice daily to keep them tangle-free—especially if you’re  keeping either straight or wavy textures. Use a soft bristle brush without those  little bubbles on top of the bristles to brush your hair from roots to ends (yes,  you can do this from the links). However, if you’re using a regular comb, then  begin combing from below the links. 

If you’re keeping curly or kinky textures, use a spray bottle to spritz the hair with  water and finger-detangle before brushing or combing. 

At night, braid your hair or tie it into a messy bun and use a satin scarf or  bonnet to keep it protected. Sleeping with your hair out can damage the hair  quality or simply make detangling a headache.

Important: If your hair is shorter than 4 inches long, we recommend that you wait  a couple of months and let your hair grow before installing micro-link  extensions. This is so that it’ll be much easier for the extensions to blend seamlessly  with your natural hair.

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