Nano ring hair extensions are a fantastic method, especially for those with finer hair.

But what are nano ring hair extensions, how do they compare to other hair extension methods and what are their pros and cons?

The process of fitting nano ring hair extensions involves placing individual strands to small sections of hair, and securing them with a metal nano ring. The nano ring itself (as the name suggests) is tiny and 90% smaller than a traditional micro ring, which is why it is often more suitable for those with finer hair.

How Big Are Nano Ring Hair Extensions?

The main advantage of the nano ring hair extension is that its bonds are incredibly tiny. In fact they’re around 90% smaller than a micro ring, resulting in being crowned one of the smallest bonds available. 

They are also available in a variety of colours, making it easier to match them to the root colour they are being fixed too.

When applied professionally, nano ring hair extensions will be extremely secure thanks to adopting a strand by strand method. The trick to secure the rings properly, is to gather the correct amount of natural hair and place it within the ring. So long as the natural hair isn’t excessively oily or soft, the rings will secure perfectly.

Nano ring hair extensions should last when cared for with regular maintenance appointments, anywhere between three and four months, which is a much longer time than other hair extension methods. 

Nano Ring Hair Extensions For Thin Hair

Often those who have finer hair, may have struggled in the past finding the right hair extensions and method to suit their hair type.

Other hair extension methods such as wefts, have been prone to showing through on fine hair, making it visible to others that your client has had hair extensions applied. As nano rings are so small they are much easier to conceal even when the hair thin and sparse.

Are Nano Ring Hair Extensions Damaging?

Nano ring hair extensions are not damaging to the natural hair when fitted by a trained professional. In actual fact, they are one of the hair extensions methods that are the least damaging.

They do not require heat or glue to secure them, meaning they will be kinder and gentler on the hair. When it’s time to remove them, they won’t require the typical alcohol or acetone based solution remover unlike the prebonded hair extension method.

As with all salon based hair extensions, we cannot stress enough the importance of ensuring hair extensions are fitted, maintained and removed by a reputable, trained professional. 

How Long Do Nano Ring Hair Extensions Last?

Nano ring extensions should last between three and four months, with regular maintenance appointments.

They require more maintenance appointments than other hair extension methods, because the nano rings are so tiny. Ideally a maintenance appointment should be booked for every three-four weeks to keep them in the very best condition, and to last as long as possible.

Traditional hair extension maintenance appointments such as pre-bonded and micro beads, are typically booked every four to six weeks.

Nano Ring Hair Extension Slippage

Due to the size of the nano rings, there may be times when some do slip and are even lost between hair maintenance appointments, which is perfectly normal and to be expected. Some are more predisposed to this happening than others. As we have previously mentioned, if the hair the extensions are fitted to are excessively oily, or soft then this is likely to happen and more often too. So don’t be disappointed if after a fitting appointment you find some have come loose.

Nano ring hair extensions are a great invention but alas like most things in life aren’t suitable for everyone. It all depends on a person’s needs and requirements, so make sure you’ve discussed with your hairdresser which hair extension method would be best suited to you and your hair needs.

If you would like to know more about nano ring hair extensions or would like advice on all things hair extension related, then make sure you check out our hair extensions advice page. It’s packed full with interesting and helpful articles, addressing most hair extension queries.

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Hello, my name is Amy, and I am the founder and owner of SimplyHair and award-winning aftercare product brand, HairExtensionBFF. I have over ten years of experience in the hair extension industry, having first undergone my training as a hair extensions technician in 2010.

I started my career working as a mobile hair extensionist, fitting predominantly micro ring hair extensions, I traveled all over the county, transforming women's hair and lifting their confidence. After sourcing my own hair to use on my clients, and seeing how much they loved it and how high quality it was, I decided to become a supplier to other hair extensionists and salons nationwide, which quickly developed worldwide. I have also won the award for designing the Best Detangler at the 2019 Hair Awards and made finalist for Star Product for my Pre-Shampoo treatment.

SimplyHair's hair extensions are located in many salons throughout the UK and US, and are worn on national TV shows such as ITV’s Dancing On Ice. We are proud to supply many celebrities and well-known figures including Stacey Dooley, Dannii Dyer, Maura Higgins, Pixie Lott, Denise Van Outen, and many more. We are fortunate enough to see our products worn by Saffron Barker for her photoshoots with Primark and Superdrug, as well as all of the stars of the Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2020.

Having an equal passion for both the hair extension industry and the small business community, I ensure that SimplyHair not only focuses on a quality product but also on valuable advice and guidance on growing a business. We want to see our community grow and thrive, and enjoy being a part of that with them.

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