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How long the different types of extensions last

Adhesive, clip, keratin, sewn extensions……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. There are so many types of extensions that it is difficult to choose if you are going to use extensions for the first time. In this post we will talk about the different types of extensions that exist and how long they last. That way you will be able to choose the best option for you.

Before entering to explain the different types of extensions that exist it is necessary that we clarify that the extensions are manufactured with different types of materials. The best known are those with human hair.

However, synthetic hair extensions are also manufactured synthetic hair extensions > These are of inferior quality, and therefore cheaper than human hair.

But if you want extensions that are durable and look natural the best are human hair extensions. Among them there are also different qualities, but the most recommended are, without doubt, the extensions of 100% human hair, of Remy quality.


How long natural hair extensions and synthetic hair extensions last

Synthetic extensions last a very short time, but this will depend on its use. So if used and washed sporadically they can last longer.

If used daily, at best, they do not usually last longer than 1 and a half months, even if given the necessary care.

In some cases, if the extensions are very cheap, they can last only a few days in good condition.

The quality of synthetic fibres may vary, but all have a rigid and unnatural appearance. For that reason it will never mix completely with your hair, because its movement is different from that of natural human hair.

Non-Remy human hair extensions usually last about three months or less.

Remy human hair extensions last from 8 months to 1 year.

And if they’re Remy virgin hair they last about 2 years or more. They are the longest lasting and the most versatile.

Human hair extensions can be treated just like you would your own hair. Unlike synthetic hair, extensions of a href=””>virgin natural hair >/p> can be dyed, bleached, ironed or curled with tongs.

Clip extensions


The clip extensions are considered temporary or removable extensions. They’re so easy to put on that you can put the clip extensions yourself, in just 15 minutes, if you don’t have practice. But, as you gain skills you can put them in just 5 minutes.

One of the biggest advantages of clip extensions is that you can use them only when you want or for special occasions.


Clip extensions require little maintenance if they are made of natural human hair. You don’t need to wash them as often as you wash your own hair. They can be washed every 15 uses or when you have applied fixing products that make combing difficult.

You can comb them using a hair dryer or irons. However, if you can avoid using heat tools, it will be better. This way, they will not dry out unnecessarily.

How long the clip extensions last

How long they last will depend on how you take care of them and how much you use them. Under normal circumstances, if they are natural human hair, they can last between 3 and 6 months. NaisHair clip extensions, being Remy hair, usually last from 6 months to 1 year, and sometimes even longer. If you want them to last as long as possible you will find it very useful to read our article: “a href=””>How to take care of natural hair extensions“.

Adhesive hair extensions

The a href=””>adhesive extensions are strips of hair about 4 cm wide. They come with a built-in adhesive tape at the top.

They’re placed over a section of your hair like a sandwich. Two strands of extensions stick to a strand of your hair, in a contrasting way. Repeat the process with as many extensions as you wish.

The placement takes about 40 minutes to an hour. For this reason any professional will charge less to put on some adhesive extensions than other types of more laborious extensions.


With adhesive, or tape extensions, you must be very careful which hair products you use. Some conditioners and masks can cause the tape to peel off and the extensions to fall off. For this reason, avoid greasy, nutritious and moisturizing products. In this way you will avoid that the extensions take off before time. In case this happens to you, don’t worry, you just have to have at home a href=””>adhesive tape for extensions Any skillful friend can reinsert the detached extension with new tape. You won’t have to go to the hairdresser’s again.

In the following video you can see how easy it is to do it.

You can comb the extensions with any heat tool, if they are human hair. But be careful not to apply too much heat to the adhesive tape near the roots.

How long the adhesive extensions last

The duration of hair extensions will depend on the use and care you give. The time of use of the adhesive extensions is about 8 weeks, but then can be replaced. All you have to do is remove them, apply more tape and put them back on. This process can be repeated up to 3 times. That means they can last from 8 months to 1 year.

To replace them you will need the extension tape and the extension remover solvent . You can buy both products in our online shop.

Sewn Hair Curtain Extensions


It is the classic, par excellence, of extensions. They are ideal for those who want a very firm grip and prolonged use.

They have the flexibility of being able to use them with different methods of placement, however, the most popular is sewing. This is done in a simple way, but you need to have them fitted by a professional.

To place them it is necessary first to make a horizontal braid, in your hair. The braid should be very fine and be well attached to the scalp, so that it is not noticeable. Then, with needle and thread the hair curtain is sewn to the braid. It’s a long process, several hours.

This method is not recommended for very fine hair, sensitive scalp or when there are previous hair loss problems. This is because, in order to be securely fastened, it must be a little tight and the braid must be tight.

It is the most permanent and long-lasting type of extensions because the curtains are sewn to your own hair.

In the following video you can see how it’s done. But in this case it’s done in the whole head.


This system is recommended for use with hair curtains 100% human, not synthetic hair. The reason is that it is a very durable system, and synthetic hair loses its beauty in a few washes. It is not worth making such a laborious placement to have to remove it after a week, when synthetic hair does not give for more.

It is advisable to use very strengthening products, which nourish a lot and provide protein to your hair. This way you will avoid weakening your hair too much.

After washing the hair you should make sure to dry well, with a hairdryer, the part where the braid is and the curtain stitched. If you don’t, you run the risk of always getting wet, right where it’s sewn. That would weaken your hair in that area, and make it prone to breakage.

How long the extensions of the sewn curtain

We recommend removing the sewn extensions every 6 weeks, and allowing the scalp to rest for a reasonable amount of time. A maximum of 8 weeks can be left, but not more, otherwise it could affect the growth of your own hair.

Keratin Fusion Extensions


The a href=””>keratin extensions are another of the most popular types of hair extensions on the market. This is loose hair (not curtain) attached to your hair in small locks, through keratin points.

There are two basic ways to put keratin extensions:

Heat fusion technique: the heat level used is lower than that of a dryer or an iron. That’s why the heat applied doesn’t damage the hair.
Cold fusion technique: This is a new method that works with ultrasound. However, the device needed to make this type of placement is quite expensive. Therefore, placement with this technique is the most expensive. Besides, not every salon where they put extensions has one of these devices.


After the extensions are applied, do not wash your hair until at least 48 hours have elapsed. Respecting this time is important so that the keratin does not soften and the extensions fall out.

Be careful when you iron your hair. Do not put the iron, at maximum heat, just above the keratin joints. If the keratin is not of good quality the heat of the iron could cause the keratin to soften.

How long the keratin

extensions last
If you take good care of them, they can last for 4 months or more. If you compare it with other types of extensions, which only last about two months, they are very advantageous.

After that time your hair will have grown, so they should be lifted or relocated. You can repeat this process several times, as long as the hair is in good condition. If they are Remy hair, with proper maintenance and placement, you can enjoy them for more than 12 months.

There are cheap keratin extensions but the price is proportional to the quality. Cheap keratin extensions use low quality glues and the hair lasts about 3 months. It’s worth investing just a little more and getting a hair that you can look silky and shiny for longer.

Microlink or ring extensions


Microlink extensions are also known as staple extensions, microchip extensions, or a href=””>extensions with rings These are applied by attaching small strands of hair to your hair with silicone-filled rings. Then the rings are tightened with a pliers to fix the extension to your hair. No heat or glue is used for this method.

The placement takes from 2 to 4 hours.

This type of placement is not recommended for people with delicate scalp because the rings can cause discomfort while sleeping. It is also not advisable for people with previous hair loss problems, as the rings can pull the roots of the hair. This could aggravate the hair loss that already existed.



The care needed for microlink extensions is the same as for your own hair.

After 2 or 4 months of placement, they should be relocated as the rings move away from the scalp as the hair grows.

How long the ring extensions last

The extensions with rings last about 4 months placed. Although this, as always, depends on how fast your own hair grows.

Wigs and hair prostheses

Wigs or hair prostheses can be used for different reasons such as hair loss, baldness, alopecia areata, or to change the appearance.

However, there are accessories or pieces for hair that aim to create different types of hairstyle, or to add thickness in a specific area. For example, ponytails, or ponytails.


Wigs or hairpieces can be a little difficult to wash. If they are of natural hair remy they support more use and more washes. However, wigs from a href=””>synthetic hair are very delicate, and each wash deteriorates them.

How long wigs and hair pieces last

The duration depends first of all on the quality of the hair. If they are natural human hair they can last 1 year or more. But if they’re synthetic, they don’t usually last more than a month.

The care you give will also directly affect its duration.

If you choose the right extensions you will look beautiful, which will give you self-confidence and raise your self-esteem.


We hope this article will help you make an informed decision about which extensions are right for you.

If you have any questions, write them in the comments and we will gladly do our best to resolve them.

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