Nail tipped hair extensions (also known as u-tip) are fitted using a heat connector by melting the keratin glue bond onto the natural hair. Once the keratin bond has been melted it is then rolled around the clients natural hair securely so it creates a fully sealed bond as the glue heats and cools very promptly, this allows for quick and easy application, this is also known as the fusion technique.
The tools needed for nail tip application are: Heat Connector, Comb, Section Clips, Scalp Protector, Finger Protectors and Nail Tip hair extensions.
Here we have a simple step-by-step guide to help the beginner to apply pre bonded hair extensions via fusion using a heat connector, it is a very easy process.
Firstly we highly recommend a Consultation Form to be filled out before the day of fitting and a skin test before applying pre-bonded extensions: A patch test should be undertaken to check that you don’t have an allergic reaction to the cold resin (glue). To test your skin, place a small drop of glue behind your hair and leave for 24 to 48 hours to ensure you don’t have an adverse reaction.
Secondly, the hair must be cleaned before application, as greasy/dirty hair can result in the keratin bonds slipping and even falling out.
When applying hair extensions the heat connector should be between 160-170 degrees in order to melt the keratin bonds correctly, too high or too low can effect the keratin.
Whether you require just half a head or full head application, this normally depends on the thickness of your hair and the volume you want to achieve, although we highly recommend that you use the product description for the hair that you want to purchase as a guide, as too many strands can cause tangling or even matting problems. Also do not apply the extensions too close to each other as this can cause problems aswell.
If you require help to remove your extensions please view our Removal Guide