10 Creative Ways You Can Improve Your Microlink Hair Extensions

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Microlink Hair Extensions are healthy, braid less way to add length to your current hairstyle. This is also an excellent technique to use for those fashionistas that might want to try a new hair color without the commitment of a color process on their own hair. A microlink technique consists of attaching hair additions directly to your hair by way of a small silicone connector. When applied correctly, microlink hair extensions are safe and healthy for your hair.

We asked one of the top hairstylists in the Black hair industry to give us a few pointers on making our microlink hair extensions stand out. Deirdre Clay is a professional hairstylist, makeup artist, platform artist, and salon owner. Dee is the owner of Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. in Fayetteville, NC. As the hairstylist for the model in these images, you can see that Deirdre is an expert in microlink installations. Here are a few ideas that she gives to help you improve your microlink hair extensions.

Stylist: Deirdre Clay
Salon: Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. in Fayetteville, NC
Salon Phone: (910) 864-8777
Model: Gabrielle
Makeup: Deirdre Clay

01. Use the Services of a Professional Hairstylist

Microlink additions require applying stress to part of your hair. Professional hairstylists understand the stresses that microlinks introduce to your hair if not done properly and will ensure that your hair stays healthy through the process.

02. Purchase 100% Human Hair

Human hair lasts longer and gives your versatility during the styling process. Human hair can be reused also.

03. Add Flair to Your Hairstyle by Adding a Custom Hair Color

Adding color to the hair extensions is great to try something new without the lasting effects of adding color directly to your hair. The model in the images is sporting a customized three-stage color technique. First Deirdre used a brown to color the whole head. Deirdre then colored the track area and midshaft dark blonde. Finally, the tips were colored light blonde.

04. Customize the Hair Additions to Match Your Own Hair Color

If your microlink hair extensions simply add length, make sure your color process blends flawlessly with your current hair color.

Some microlink beads use metal instead of silicone inside the bead. Metal can stress your hair and cause breakage. Silicone protects the hair and slides off easily during the removal process.

06. Make Sure the Wefts Lay Close the Head

When done correctly, microlinks lay smooth to the scalp and remove the bulk of having braids underneath.

07. Use Sulfate-Free Shampoos Like Honey Almond and Coconut Milk

This maintains longevity and detangles the hair. These are great general-purpose shampoos also.

08. Add Sheen to Your Hairstyle

Use a silicone-based product like s3 serum or s3 shine that will not weigh your hairstyle down.

09. Include A Haircut That Will Finish the Look

A haircut that is designed to highlight your facial features and add movement to your microlinks will add an excellent finishing touch to your look and make your hairstyle one-of-a-kind.

10. Follow Your Professional Hairstylists At-Home Maintenance Routine

Perhaps the main attraction to microlink hair extensions is that once applied, you can manage your hair just as you would without them in. Your professional hairstylist will give you an at-home maintenance routine that is suited for your personal hairstyle and environment.

In Conclusion

Microlinks is a beautiful way to quickly add length to your hair without the bulk that braiding your hair underneath creates. It’s also a way to try new hair colors without committing to a long-term hair color that you may or may not like. Give the professionals at Wave Links Hair Studios Inc. a call at (910) 864-8777 and see if a microlink hair extensions process is right for you. You can also visit the salon at 5114 Yadkin Rd., Suite 136, in Fayetteville, NC.

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We asked Deirdre Clay, a professional hairstylist located at Wave Links Hair Studio in Inc. in Fayetteville, NC to give us some insight on ways that we could make sure a microlink hair extensions procedure is perfectly done.

  1. Use the Services of a Professional Hairstylist

    Professional hairstylists understand the stresses that microlinks introduce to your hair.

  2. Purchase 100% Human Hair

    Human hair additions are the perfect choice for microlinks.

  3. Add a Custom Hair Color

    Adding color to your microlinks is a way to try something new without the long term committment.

  4. Customize the Hair Additions to Match Your Own Hair Color

    If your microlink hair extensions simply add length, make sure your color process blends flawlessly with your current hair color.

  5. Ensure That Your Microlinks Have a Silicone Lining Inside the Bead

    Metal can stress your hair and cause breakage. Silicone protects the hair and slides off easily during the removal process.

  6. Make Sure the Wefts Lay Close the Head

    Microlinks should lay smooth to the scalp and remove the bulk of having braids underneath.

  7. Use Sulfate Free Shampoos

    This maintains longevity and detangles the hair.

  8. Add Sheen to Your Hairstyle

    Use a silicone-based product that will not weigh your hairstyle down.

  9. Include A Haircut That Will Finish the Look

    An elegant haircut will accentuate you positive features as well as make your microlinks unique

  10. Follow Your Professional Hairstylists At-Home Maintenance Routine

    Your professional hairstylist will give you an at-home maintenance routine that is suited for your personal hairstyle and environment.

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