How to Make Pre-Tipped Hair Extensions
If you want hair extensions but can't find any in the specific color or
length that you need since it's hard to find them over 22 inches long,
you can try making your own pre-tipped hair extensions. Pre-tipped hair
extensions are tipped with keratin adhesive that you melt onto your own
hair with a fusion tool that melts the adhesive. These types of
adhesives are ideal because each small section is coated, making them
less likely to shed.
Pre-tipped hair extensions include Nail Tip, also
called U-tip hair extension and Stick Tip, also called I-tip hair
extension. It can be removed from your hair so easily without causing
any damage to your natural hair.
some fusion finger guards on the tips of your fingers to protect them
from the heat of the melted glue. Lower each bound end of the extension
(the end that will be attached to your real hair) into the melted
keratin glue to 3/4 of an inch. Pull it out slowly and roll the end of
the coated tip into a point with your fingers.
each freshly-tipped extension onto the wax paper to let it cool. Repeat
this process 200 to 250 more times for a full head of individual
extensions. To keep the strands in order and prevent them from getting
lost or tangled, hold them together with a ponytail holder.
upper section of your hair out of the way. Attach each extension to
your hair by applying heat to each lower section with the special
heating tool. The heating tool melts the keratin adhesive, which bonds
the tip of the extension to your real hair. Place the extensions in an
even line in small sections of your hair close to your scalp, but not
close enough to burn yourself. You may need a friend to help you with
the back of your head.
some wax paper out on your table so the freshly-tipped extensions won't
stick to the surface. Use scissors to cut the solid keratin adhesive
sticks into the fusion melting pot, which you can purchase specifically
for making pre-tipped hair extensions. Find these supplies at a beauty supply store.
the bound end of the hair weft that you purchased into 1/16 inch wide
sections or smaller. The width of the sections need to be very small to
prevent shedding. This process will take time, but will result in a
better quality hair extension. The hair wefts can be real human hair or