Hair Extensions 101: Kera-Link Hair Extension Basics

 

New to hair extensions? Here’s all you need to know about Donna Bella’s Kera-Link hair extension method.

Kera-Link hair extensions are one of the most popular methods of professional hair extension attachment, mostly because it’s the oldest and most traditional method of attaching hair extensions. Stylists and clients love Kera-Link because it’s trusted, natural, and long-lasting. You’ll also hear people call this the “Fusion” method or the “Glue-In” method (even though our method doesn’t use glue).

Kera-Link extensions come in packs of 20 strands each. Each of these strands has a small, flat, square-shaped tip that holds all the individual hairs together. A strand is made of 1 gram of hair. A full head of Kera-Link hair is about 5 to 9 packs of hair. This means you could have 100 – 180 hair extension strands or more for a full head installation.

The hair extension tip is a square-shaped keratin protein bond. This tip is solid until melted with the Hair Extension Tool. The stylist takes a small section of hair that is equal to the hair extension strand and places the bond over the section. The small plates at the end of the Melting Connector melt and soften the bonds. The stylist uses her fingers to mold and shape the melted keratin around the hair. When it cools, the keratin hardens again, creating a sealed, durable bond.

These small bonds are attached strand by strand, row by row starting at the base of the head and working up the sides and back of the head. Once finished, the bonds lie completely flat against the head and are covered by the upper layers of hair. After all the wefts have been installed, the stylist then blends and styles the hair so the extensions look completely natural.

Kera-Link hair can last for about three to six months. As you wear Kera-Link extensions, your hair will grow as it normally does, and that growth causes the bond and hair extension to move further and further away from the scalp. That’s why it’s important to go in for touch ups every few weeks so your stylist can adjust the bonds by removing them and re-applying them closer to the scalp.

Removing Kera-Link extensions is easy with Keratin Bond Remover. This alcohol-based solution helps break down the adhesive so the bonds loosen. After the solution has been applied for a few seconds, the stylist uses the Hair Extension Tool to break the keratin bond. Once it’s loose, the hair extension slides off!

You can shop for Donna Bella Kera-Link hair by visiting donnabellahair.com.

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