5 Quick Tips for Flare Beads

db_blog_flare_beadsIn our attempt to better familiarize you with our premium hair extension tools, here’s our next installment in our series of bead posts, specifically covering Flare Beads!

They’re Long and Thin 
Donna Bella flare beads are longer and thinner (3.5 mm) than Grooved or Silicone beads, making them functional for I-Link (or “beaded”) extensions, that conceal completely into the hair.

They’re made of Copper
Flare beads are made of copper (grooved beads are made of aluminum and silicone beads are aluminum with a silicone lining). This means they’re very malleable, lightweight and (as mentioned earlier) easy to conceal. They’re also heat resistant and won’t fade or rust.

Use them with the Loop Tool
Because of their shape, flare beads work ideally with the Donna Bella Loop Tool. Simply string the beads onto the tool (up to 50 at a time!) and then thread the client’s hair and pre-tipped extension weft inside the bead. The Loop Tool can also crimp the bead closed to hold the hair securely inside. To remove the bead and release the hair, just clamp the bead in the opposite direction.

Great for Fine or Thin Hair
Some clients may find that beaded extensions strain the individual strands of hair. Because of their lightweight construction, flare beads are handy to those clients with fine or thin hair. They won’t put as much weight on the individual strands, but they’ll still hold the hair in place safe and secure.

More Resources
For more information on beads, extensions and any of those pesky slippage issues, please consult our other helpful blogs on the subject, or contact us directly! We’re happy to help answer any questions!

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2 Responses to “5 Quick Tips for Flare Beads”

  1. s. bryant says:

    I see that in your description of the durability of the flare beads you stated they don’t fade or rust.
    I believe that statement to be true but what I didnt see is the fact that the coating on the beads chips showing a golden Color which can be seen in the hair.
    If the bead is squeezed more than once in application it will
    Chip or scratch.
    I have tried several different brands of the flare beads and the longer they r in the hair the weaker the color coating gets. I love these beads for fine hair and I am not using my tool to apply unnecessary pressure to them
    During application. They do scratch easily or chip within a couple weeks of application.
    Im hesitant to use these on my clients with fine hair because I know within a couple weeks they will complain about the color on the beads and I will have to replace them.
    I just wish the colored coating was more durable. I love the concept of the flare bead because they are the best design for fine hair.
    I use them on my own hair but as soon as I see one that has that gold color I can replace it now.
    Im just hoping someone can make this awesome product even better
    and with all the companies selling these online a higher quantity per package and pricing could be better.
    I have used these exact beads from your company and and the other well known extension brand and have had similar results.
    like I said before i’m not using excessive pressure and I’m sure you are picturing me crimping these into the hair with all my might.
    Not the case
    I have used these beads for over two years.
    and I will continue to use them on my own hair but probably won’t be ordering them for clients.
    And seriously if I didnt love them I wouldn’t bother even voicing my

  2. NEW BEIN' says:

    Very informative post about flare beads!!

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