What Are Microlinks?
Before we talk about how microlinks work, we need to discuss what they are. Microlinks are a type of hair extension in which a small cooper bead is used to bind the extension to the hair strands. Because a micro strand of hair is pulled through a micro-sized bead, a strand of hair extension is applied to the microbead. The bead is then clamped shut to secure the hair in place.
Who Are Microlinks For?
Medium to fine and coarse to thick hair textures are best suited for microlinks. The added hair will give you a boost in volume to your strands. Textured hair is also perfect for microlinks to add length if you go to a salon that offers textured extensions. If you suffer with scalp sensitivity when receiving braids, but love extensions, you will probably love microlinks. If your hair is unhealthy, damaged, and prone to breakage, then microlinks are not a good fit for you. The tension on your scalp and hair will cause further damage, so make sure when you decide to get microlinks, your hair is in good shape.
Finding a Hairstylist
Of course the internet is one of the best ways to find skilled hairstylists in your area. Instagram is the best way, and you can search #microlinks with your city (ex: #microlinksatlanta). Word of mouth is probably the best and most obvious way to find a hairstylist. If you see your friend's hair is slayed, ask them who did it!
The installation process can take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours depending on your hair density and length, as well as the skill of your hairstylist. Of course the thicker and denser your hair is, the longer the process will take. The pre-tipped keratin I-tip strand of hair weighs 0.7g to 1g and is attached using a special application clamping tool to a small cluster of your own hair strand, combined using a copper or aluminum cylinder micro bead. Microlinks are the safest hair extension you can get; they are completely comfortable and they cause little to no tension and don’t involve harsh chemicals. They’re also easier to blend with your own hair, since your natural hair is somewhat left out. The style can last anywhere from 10-12 weeks, depending on the skill of ths stylist who installs them. The entire process is pretty easy and painless, and can create a very natural looking and full extension. It is very seamless as well, since there's no braiding underneath the extension
The cost of Microlinks vary depending on the stylist performing the treatment and the amount of work required to obtain your desired result. The price might range from $700 to $1000 or more based on location and the experience of the stylist. Additional services, such as hair coloring and cutting, can raise the price. It’s best to schedule a consultation with your stylist before your actual appointment so your stylist is clear on what you want and what you expect from them.
Did you learn a little more about how microlinks work? Have you got microlinks before? If not, then now is the best time! Perfect Distraction Hair Gallery has both locations open for bookings today throughout this weekend. Schedule your appointment today!
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