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Installing a weave is not rocket science, but it can be downright embarrassing if it’s detected. If you have long hair, your best bet would be to add fusion hair extensions to your natural locks to create volume or add length. Fusion hair weave consists of bonding single strands of hair to your natural hair with keratin glue. It is a relatively simple way to turn your sass up a notch!
Create Fusion Hair Extensions
Lay a large piece of parchment paper onto your work area. This will prevent the glue from sticking to your table or vanity.
Plug in your keratin melting pot and toss in a few keratin glue sticks. Allow the sticks to melt into a gooey solution.
Put on the fusion finger guards to prevent the glue from burning your fingers. No need to ruin a perfectly good manicure.
Grab about 100 strands of bulk hair extensions into the palm of your hand. Make sure the ends are all aligned with each other. Dip the tip of the hair about 1 inch down into the melting pot then remove it quickly.
Break off about five strands of hair from the batch that you’ve just dipped into the glue. Roll the ends of the glued hair between your fingers until all the hair is bonded together and a point starts to form.
Place the hair onto the parchment paper and continue rolling about five strands at a time until there is no more hair remaining. Repeat the previous steps to create additional pieces of fusion hair.
Installing Fusion Hair Extensions
Part your hair in the direction that you want your fusion hair added. To add length to your natural hair, part your hair approximately 2 inches from the nape of your neck. Pin the hair above the part up and out of the way.
Clamp 1 inch of hair near the nape of your neck down with a few duckbill clips. This hair is needed to cover the fusion extensions near the nape of your neck. Repeat this step around your hairline to cover the hair extensions around your entire head. However, if you simply want to add volume to your hair, there is no need to add fusion hair extensions near the nape of your neck or around your hairline. You can simply add them to the middle and near the top of your hair.
Place the fusion-bonding shield on top of the hair that is left out. Clip the edges of the shield down using two duckbill clips. Pull out a small section of hair through the hole in the shield. Hold the end of your natural hair.
Grab one of the fusion extensions and place it behind your natural hair about half way down.
Place the opening of the melting iron right on top of the keratin glue bond and clamp down until the glue melts. This should take no longer than three to five seconds.
Remove the iron, move the fusion shield approximately a ½ inch over, and attach it to the hair. Repeat the previous steps to bond the additional fusion weaves onto your natural hair.
For best results, work in a straight line.
To complete a full hair weave, you will need approximately 200 to 250 strands of hair.