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Fusion

Jul 30, 2008
Fusion is a type of extension that involves attaching the extension hair to your natural hair by means of an adhesive. The extension hair is added to your existing hair in small pieces; this is why fusion is also called the ''strand-by-strand'' method.

The popularity of fusion comes from the fact that it is very different from other application methods. The two basic methods for attaching extensions are bonded and sewn. Fusion extensions are the most undetectable, leaving the extension hair and the bond virtually invisible when completed properly. However, fusion does use chemicals to attach the hair, so it's not recommended for someone with thin, brittle, or breaking hair.

There are two basic methods for attaching the hair for the fusion style: hot-fusion and cold-fusion. Hot-fusion is the most well-known method and involves using hot glue to attach the extension hair. This method is most preferred and can result in extensions lasting up to four months.

Cold-fusion is preferred over the hot-fusion method because the glue used to attach the hair can make the extensions feel stiff and unnatural. With this method, the hair is attached either by a keratin-based polymer or melted wax pebbles. If you're afraid hot-fusion might damage your hair, this method may be right for you. The cold-fusion method allows your extensions to last up to six months.

Here are some things to keep in mind if you're considering fusion:

1. Hot-fusion can damage even the healthiest of hair, causing it to thin out and/or break. If this is an issue, you can always go with the cold-fusion method. Make sure to ask for your stylist's opinion if you're unsure

2. $500-$2,000 is what you should expect to pay for fusion extensions. Other factors can raise or lower the price, such as your location, length of hair, and the quality of extension hair used.

3. Make sure to check with your stylist beforehand to be certain that he or she carries or can get the glue that most closely matches your hair color. The glue used for fusion comes in a variety of colors.

4. Before getting fusion, make sure to wash your hair thoroughly. Do not use any conditioners or styling products because this will decrease the glue's ability to bond with your natural hair.

5. Ceramic irons, curling irons, and other hot styling tools can melt the glue holding the hair together. If you're using these tools, be sure to keep them as far away from the glue bond as possible.

When done properly, fusion can result in natural-looking hair that is longer and thicker than your normal hair. Caring for fusion extensions is easy as well; just wash, condition, and style like you normally would. Extra care is recommended when using hot styling tools around the bond itself. Make sure to visit your stylist bi-weekly for maintenance.
About the Author
Owner and founder of Braids By Breslin, Marquetta Breslin, has been braiding and weaving hair for over 14 years. For more information on the Fusion hairstyle, please visit Marquetta's website.
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