Pros and cons of nano ring hair extensions

SimplyHair Nano Rings

Nano ring hair extensions are a fantastic hair extension method, and one those with finer hair will be able to enjoy too.

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

These types of extensions are relatively new to the market. The process involves placing individual hair extension strands and securing them with a nano ring. The nano ring itself (as the name suggests) is tiny and less likely to be noticed. Plus it is more comfortable, especially for those with finer hair.

As you know, there are many different types and ways to apply hair extensions. Some are for short term purposes and others for the long term, and nano ring extensions fall into the latter. The application is similar to that of micro rings, helping to provide the very best effect of healthy, thick and voluminous hair.

Of course not all hair extension methods suit everyone and every hair type, for example, the nano ring extensions don’t work as well with those that are more prone to having oily hair. Excessive oil will affect the grippiness of the ring, resulting in them not holding onto the hair as well as those that have normal or drier hair.

Nano ring size

The main ‘pro’ as it were, of the nano ring hair extension is that their 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. Not to mention being superb at being discreet when fitted correctly to the hair.

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 rings 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 at home and with regular maintenance, anywhere between three and four months, which is a much longer time than other hair extension methods.

Hair extensions for fine 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.

Step up the nano ring hair extension revolution that fine hair will actually get on with.

Other hair extension methods have been prone to showing through on fine hair, making it visible to others that your client has had hair extensions applied. But with the with the nano rings being smaller than the micro ring and pre bonded hair extensions, the nano ring will be easier to conceal even when hair is tied up too.

Are nano ring hair extensions damaging?

Nano ring hair extensions are not damaging to one’s 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 gentle on the hair. When it’s time to remove them, they are really easy to do so, and 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 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.

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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