How To Apply Glue In Hair Extensions DIY Step By Step
This process on how to apply glue in hair extensions DIY Step by Step will require patience and skills. This will require how fast the person is, this can literally be a whole day journey or under 4 hours time frame. After purchasing the weave, and products, making sure the hair is clean, dry, and neat, it's time to begin.
- The first step is to apply the glued tracks by section (whether the cap method or not)
- Lift the hair up so, the glue won't get into the hair (if cap ignored)
- When sectioning, cut the tracks before applying the glue or cut the tracks and then apply the glue.
- If there is a leave-out, make sure the person's hair covers the tracks. If there no leave out, make sure the entire head is covered by the hair weave.
- Style as desired such as straighten the hair, trimming, pinning the hair up, etc.
How to Remove Glue in Hair Extensions
For this method, there are numerous ways to remove glue. However, here are the top 2 ways to do. Also, these ways are inexpensive, so you don't have to worry for paying too much.
- Hair condition is the most effective way. You don't have to use your favorite shampoo as well, literally Dollar Store conditioner will work fine. This method works better when the hair is wet (hair dry works too but, it will take more time), put a lot of conditioner in the hair where the glue is located. Allow the conditioner to sit in the hair for 20-35 minutes minimum, so the glue will loosen and will be able to slide right out. If it won't slide off, run warm water and it will slide off.
- Hair Glue Remover or Hair Bond Remover is effective way as well. You can usually get this at your local beauty supply store, online, or grocery stores in the hair product section. Just simply put it in the glue area and let it "sit" and the glue will slide off.
How to glue in tracks on short hair
To know how to glue in tracks on short hair really depends on the hair length and texture. To double-check if your hair is healthy and long enough, go to your hair stylist to get the green light. After that, make sure to wash, condition, and blow dry the hair before you start the process. If doing the hair braiding method, make sure the is braided neatly and flat. Adding hair net or cap is optional, the next important step is applying hair glue protector. Blow dry or air dry the protector. Put the glue on each track and style as desired. If the hair isn't long enough for braiding, put a lot hair glue protector to the hair. Air dry or blow dry the protector. Hair net is optional too, and start adding the glue to each track and style as desired.
Best weave glue
There are two best weave glue to use: Robert Diamond Bond and Salon Pro. Both comes in black or gray color and transparent (clear) color. Robert Diamond Bond tends to be more expensive and harder to find. But, if you are able to get it, it will be well worth it. Salon Pro is more known and is easier to find and cheaper. However, there is a lot of "similar brands" that imitates Salon Pro.
Glue in hair extensions for thin hair
The glue in hair extensions for thin hair has a different name and it's called tape in extensions (still has sticky residue like regular bond in method). This is the go-to method for thin hair due to the fact, its give the least damaging effect for thin hair. To install it, the person needs to more delicate because these type of hair tends to be more fragile.
Glue in extensions for very short hair
To glue in extensions for very short hair is very similar to the section of the short hair method. However, adding long length is definitely not recommended from experts due to the facts, it will put strain on the scalp and hair. In addition, the hair will break faster. Also, it's often recommend to use to the same hair color that matches the person hair. If colors is needed, stick to highlights or low lights. Bright colors will obviously displayed that it's not the natural color and people will notices it. The braiding method won't be needed because the hair is too short.
Glue in weave with cap
Stocking cap is the best method for glue in weave with cap. Stocking cap will help the hair "breathe", easy to remove, and doesn't add any heavy weight on the head. This way is often called quick weave or bond in and tends to be cheaper than sew-in way. Depending on the hairstyle, the cap will need to trim for the desire hairstyle. There are several ways to do this way when the hair is washed, conditioned, and blow dry.
- If braided, apply generous amount of bond in protector and then add the cap. Then add more on top of the cap and allow to blow dry or air dry. Then add the tracks with bond in and style ass desire.
- If braided, apply generous amount of bond in protector and then add the cap. Don't add any more protector and just add the hair.
- If braided, don't apply the bond in protector before and just apply it after the cap is installed.
- If the hair isn't braided, just skip that part and follow one of those method to do the desired style. When applying the bond in protector whether braided or not, allow it to air dry or blow dry.