How long do each type of hair extension installation or fitting last?

How long do each type of hair extension installation or fitting last?

There are so many hair extensions out there, all with their appeals and advantages. Just as we have different extensions, there are different installation methods and the different methods determine how long your style will last.

We’ll be telling you how long the different hair extension installations last 

Clip-in Hair Extensions

Clip-in hair extensions come with clips that get attached to your natural hair and can be unclipped whenever you want. This installation method is very convenient but also long-lasting. 

Clip-in hair extensions last between 3 and 6 months at a time with proper maintenance, detangling, and moisturizing. If you don’t wear them every day, you can use and re-use your hair extension for a whole year. However, due to their convenience, most people remove them every few days.

This extensions can be easily installed by yourself so we do not offer an installation service for them but we do offer very high quality clip-ins in our sister company Azul Hair Collection. 

Weft Hair Extensions

Weft hair extensions are hair strands sewn either by hand or machines onto a track or a weft. These extensions are used for wigs, ponytail extensions, and sew-ins, and they are sewn in and removed when the time is due.

Most weft extensions are removed and replaced every two months, but can even go longer depending on the style. Weft hair extensions can last for 6 months to 1 year.

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Tape-in Hair Extensions

These extensions are attached to the hair strands using tape by adhering the tapes to the roots of your natural hair in a process that’s fairly quick.

Tape-in hair extensions need reapplication between 4 and 8 weeks because they begin to loosen. With maintenance and reapplication, they last between 4 and 6 months.

Microlink Hair Extensions 

Microlink hair extensions use small beads to attach extension strands to your natural hair.

Microlinks last a long time with proper maintenance and can last between 10 and 12 weeks before they need to be reinstalled.

You’ll need to replace the bead used to secure the extension every time you need to reinstall it, but the hair will last up to a year with proper management. 

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Fusion Hair Extensions

Fusion hair extensions are small extension hair strands glued to the roots of your natural hair using a keratin bond to hold them in place.

Fusion extensions last for an average of 5 months, but you’ll need to have the extensions adjusted by your hair stylist every 2 to 3 weeks.

The overall longevity of your fusion hair extensions depends on the installation process, your hair type, and your management. However, if everything is done right, 5 months is about the right time that your hair extension will last.

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Now that you know what to expect from each hair installation, you can plan better before you hit the salon to get an installation done. Remember that you have a role to play in the longevity of your hair extension installation because the way you manage the hair can affect the lifespan of your installation either positively or negatively.

Hair Extensions is a market that is rapidly growing and more and more people is starting to use them to look awesome. We started Install My Hair Extensions because the lack of specialized hair extensions technicians in the Costa del Sol. We could barely find any real professionals for hair extensions installations in Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas or Marbella.

We have the experience you need, acquired in the USA, the mecca of hair extensions,  to get your extensions installed and look marvelous. Go to book a free hair extensions consultation or click the picture below and reserve your spot 

Amidst doubts, cling to tranquility. We have carefully created a FAQ section dedicated to unraveling any remaining questions about how long your hair extensions installation will last. It's our mission to eliminate any bewilderment and offer detailed responses to all of your worries.

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What is the typical lifespan of clip-in hair extensions, and what factors affect it?

Clip-in hair extensions usually last between 3 to 6 months, depending on maintenance like detangling and moisturizing. With less frequent use, they can last up to a year. Their lifespan can be extended by not wearing them daily and properly caring for them.

How often do weft hair extensions need to be replaced, and what's their durability?

Weft hair extensions are generally replaced every two months but can last longer depending on the styling. With proper care, they can have a lifespan of 6 months to 1 year.

What is the maintenance schedule for tape-in hair extensions, and how long do they last?

Tape-in hair extensions require reapplication every 4 to 8 weeks due to loosening and natural hair growing. With regular maintenance and reapplication, they can last between 4 to 6 months or more depending on the quality of the hair.

How long can microlink hair extensions be worn before needing reinstallation, and what does their maintenance involve?

Microlink hair extensions can last between 10 to 12 weeks before needing to be reinstalled. The beads securing the extensions must be replaced during reinstallation, and with proper care, the hair can last up to a year.

What is the expected lifespan of fusion hair extensions, and how often should they be adjusted?

Fusion hair extensions typically last for an average of 5 months or more depending on the hair quality and daily care routine. They require adjustments by a hairstylist every 2 to 3 weeks, and their longevity depends on the installation quality, hair type, and care.