Sew-in, glue-in and braid-in methods are all popular weaving techniques, each with their own pros and cons. Fusion hair weaving is a technique that is not as well recognised compared to other weaving methods. The process of creating fusion hair extensions is referred to as "tipping." The tipping procedure includes coating the weave tips in glue, for them to later be applied into the hair. Although the tipping process can be time consuming, DIY tipping allows you to use the exact hair type, colour and desired length for your hair extensions.
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Things you need
- Hair weave
- Parchment paper
- Keratin fusion glue sticks
- Fusion melting pot
- Fusion finger guards
Spread a piece of parchment paper onto a hard work space. The parchment paper will prevent your hair extensions from sticking directly to your work space once the glue is applied.
Break the keratin fusion glue sticks into smaller pieces so they are able to fit into the fusion melting pot.
Place the cut-up keratin glue stick pieces into the fusion melting pot and melt the glue.
Cut small sections from your hair weave and wait for the keratin glue to melt completely.
Put on the fusion finger guards to prevent hot keratin glue from coming into direct contact with your hands.
Dip the first three-quarters of an inch of a small section of hair into the melted glue, remove and quickly roll between your fingers until a point is created.
Lay the fusion extension bundles onto the parchment paper to dry.
Continue this process until the desired amount of fusion hair extensions is created.
Tips and warnings
- The tipping technique can be completed on both human and synthetic hair types.
- There are various methods of applying fusion hair extensions. Once tipped, the extension can be put in via microlink, basic fusion, or using the contracting method. These methods require only a small amount of adhesive to maintain the weave. The extensions can also be put in using a fusion heat wand; when using this process, you should use a more generous amount of keratin adhesive during the tipping procedure.
- If you are using bulk hair weave to make your fusion extensions, things can easily get messy. Keep the hair and your work space organised by putting a rubber band around the weave to keep it from getting tangled all over your work space.
- As a guide, approximately 200 to 250 fusion hair extension strands will be needed to complete a full head of fusion extensions.
- To avoid injury, be very cautious when using the melting pot and dealing with the hot keratin glue.
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