Extensions Comparison – Micro-Bead vs Tape vs Nano-Bead

Comparison

This extensions comparison is brought to you by Delilah Hair in Dallas Texas. We carry the best extensions and also provide a full service extensions bar for all your hair needs.

 Micro-BeadTapeNano Beads

"How long does it take to put them in?"

To install in a full head, it takes approximately 3 hours, plus the time of a haircut and style .

**at Delilah we have a full staff of dolls to serve you. Many times, we can have two people working on you at time, dramatically cutting down on application time
To put in a full-head, it takes one hour, plus the time of a haircut and style.From start to finish it takes approximately 3 hours for installation, haircut and style.

"How long does removal take?"

It typically takes 30 minutes to remove micro-beads, not including the time to shampoo and blow-dry your hair to make ready for a new set.It typically takes 30 minutes to remove the extensions and an additional 30 minutes to remove the remaining adhesive residue, clarify, and blow-dry your hair to make ready for a new set.Nano beads take about 45 minutes to remove not including the time to shampoo and blow-dry your hair to make ready for a new set.

"How often do I need to replace my extensions?"

Depending on your hair’s natural ability to tangle, and how well you take care of it – it only needs to be re-done every 5 to 6 months with a whole new set of hair.Tape-ins require maintenance every 6 to 8 weeks, but you can re-use the same set of hair for up to 4 applications.Depending on your hair’s natural ability to tangle, and how well you take care of it – it only needs to be re-done every 5 to 6 months with a whole new set of hair.

"How often will I need to get them maintained?"

The longer you go between visits the longer you will spend in the chair. Beads need to be moved up every 2 to 3 months. Bead Move ups take 2-3 hours. Every couple of bead move ups you will need to replace some of the beads and hair due to the fact that some pieces will wear out faster than others. The better you care for your extensions the longer they will last.Every 8 weeks all the hair must be taken out, cleaned, re-taped and reinstalled. The cleaning portion takes several hours for your stylist. It is not recommended to take them out and put them back on same day.Nano Beads need to be moved up every 2-3 months and usually takes about 3 hours, because every bead has to be replaced due to how small they are.

"I wear clip ins which is better to upgrade to?"

If you are looking for more versatility with styles and volume and want a lot more hair in your hair, micro bead (itip) is the way to go.If you not sure you want to be married to your color or extensions for the next 6 months tape is the way to go because you can take them in and out as you please.If comfort and discretion are your deciding factors, nano beads are perfect for you. The tiny bonds are practically invisible. They are also more comfortable to sleep on than micro-beads. The pieces are easier to wear back in pony tails than tape ins.

"I don’t want boys to know I have extensions. Which is better for that?"

If a boy runs his hands through the micro-bead (itip), he will not feel the micro bead, but he will feel it with his hand on the back of your head.If a boy runs his hands through the tape, he will feel it, but if he runs his hands down the back of your head he won’t notice anything.These are probably the least visible to the naked eye, but because the pieces are so small expect 1 to fall out a week. Just make sure you don't leave it on your boyfriends bathroom floor and he will never know .

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