A Guide to the Different Types of Hair Extensions Available

Nowadays, there are many different types of hair extensions on the market, with different options having varying textures, hues and application methods to suit different types of hair. It’s therefore important to research each type before you make a decision in regards to hair extensions. Frika Hair Boutique provides a brief guide on the different types of hair extensions in Melbourne to help you know what’s available.


As the name suggests, clip in extensions clip into your hair and can be removed and put back in with ease. Clip in hair extensions in Melbourne are popular because they cause the least damage to your hair. In order to wear them, you don’t need to apply chemicals, heat or pressure − they simply attach at the base with either fabric or silicone. With proper care, they can last three to six months.


Tape extensions are pre-taped and glued together on either side of your hair. They need to be aligned with the roots and applied using a heated tool to heat up the glue. The process takes around one hour.


Weave hair extensions in Melbourne are applied by braiding the natural hair into cornrows. A needle and thread is then taken to sew the weave into the braid or cornrow. Initially, the tight application can feel heavy or uncomfortable, which is why weave hair extensions are usually chosen by people with thicker hair. It’s recommended to remove the weave every six to eight weeks in order for your natural hair to grow.


Pre-bonded hair extensions are fused together with natural hair using different adhesives such as glue. The application involves a machine that looks like a hot glue gun, which essentially glues the hair extensions onto the natural hair. Pre-bonded extensions take around three to four hours to apply, making them less suitable for people who lead a busy lifestyle.


Micro link hair extensions are applied by attaching tiny wefts of hair to a small section of the natural hair with small silicone lined beads. A special tool is then used to secure the bead to the hair. These extensions take around two to four hours to apply.

To learn more about the different types of hair extensions in Melbourne, contact Frika Hair Boutique today.

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Frika’s range includes genuine, 100% Remy human hair, as well as Indian hair, Russian hair, and much more in a whole range of colours – from blond to brunette and ombre shades. Speak to us about the right product for you.

Book an appointment now or contact Frika Hair Boutique by phoneemail or online enquiry form today. One of our professional stylists will be happy to consult with you on the best hair extensions in Melbourne that suit your hair and budget.