What are keratin hair extensions?

What are keratin hair extensions?

Customers and stylists alike are in love with this method, and are never tired of praising its easy installation, natural results and of course, durability. When women go to have keratin fusions installed, they can rest assured that their outcome is going to be amazing.

The flat square at the root of the extension strands is where the magic happens, as this is the keratin bond that is used to fuse the Keratin Hair Extensions onto the client’s natural hair. This is done by melting this square, which is initially solid. To do this, the stylist takes a section of a client’s hair that is similar in size to the width of the hair extension strand. Using a hot tool, the stylist melts the square tip, and quickly places it onto the section of the client’s hair. Then, the stylist uses their hands to manually shape and mold the melted bond around the client’s hair shaft. When this cools, the bond is firm and durable, and the client moves on to another section of hair.

When installing keratin fusions into a client’s hair, stylists use packs that come with around 20 strands. Attached to the root of these strands is a flat, square tip that connects all of the hairs on the strands. Depending on the size of a customer’s head, a full installation of keratin fusion extensions can take anywhere from five to nine packs of hair. 100-180 of these strands, therefore, is standard for a quality installation, and should fit most heads quite well.


  • Washing your hair too often can cause the bonds to slip out of your hair, so keep your washes to two per week. Washing every day is a definite no-no.
  • Swimming should be done sparingly, if at all. The chlorine and salt in the water can loosen up your keratin bonds and cause those extensions to fall out.
  • Oily, creamy products are not your friend, and neither are conditioners, as these products can cause your roots to become excessively slippery, which may lead to slippage of the keratin bonds.
  • Use only special detangler brush for your extensions.
  • Three to five months is the typical length of time that keratin fusion extensions usually last. While you have your fusions in, your hair will grow, and for this reason it is important that you re-visit the salon every month for your stylist to remove any bonds that have slipped and set them closer to the scalp.


If you haven’t tried keratin hair extensions yet, we won’t be surprised if you want to after reading this article. For clients who are ready to take that first step, don’t hesitate! Contact Glam Hair Extensions for your consultation today – we’re positive that you won’t regret it.


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