What Is A Nano Tip Hair Extension?

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One of the newer methods of hair extensions, which has quickly became a favourite for so many is the nano tip hair extensions. They involve the placement of individual hair extensions strands, secured by a tiny nano ring. They’re considered within the industry to be 90% smaller than the traditional micro ring, making them comfortable to wear, especially for those clients who have fine hair, but also are less detectable. Meaning no one will know that your client has hair extensions in place.

When we discuss nano tip hair extensions we are referring to the tip of the hair extension which is secured to the head, as pictured in the above image.

SimplyHair stock acrylic tip nano ring hair extensions because they are considered the preferred choice amongst clients for being the most comfortable.

The benefits of an acrylic nano tip

Often nano tip extensions are metal, but as mentioned above, SimplyHair only stock acrylic nano tips. Why? Well, they have been proven to be more comfortable to wear due to their acrylic material, which is naturally more flexible than their metal counterparts.

They are also great for those that have allergies to metals, because they are acrylic they shouldn’t cause an allergic reaction, which in many cases metal nano tips can. Which is amazing news for those that haven’t been able to have hair extensions before due to their metal allergies.

How are nano tip hair extensions fitted?

By taking small individual portions of a client’s hair, nano tip hair extensions are then threaded through a nano ring which is placed and secured onto the clients natural hair by small pliers that clamps the hair extension into place.

To fit a set of nano tipped hair extensions, you’ll require:

How are nano tip hair extensions removed?

Nano tip extensions really are easy to remove, but should only be removed by a fully trained and insured hair extension specialist. Preferably the person who originally fitted the extensions.

As the hair extension is bonded together using a nano ring, a pair of pliers is all you need to squeeze the ring open, to let the extensions slide free.

What is the difference between a micro ring and nano ring?

The difference between nano rings and micro rings is primarily the difference in their size. With regards to the fitting method, they’re both virtually the same in the technique used to fit extension – just a nano ring is smaller than a micro ring.

Because of the size difference, nano rings can only be used with nano tipped hair extensions, and micro rings can only be used on stick tip hair extensions.

Sadly, you can’t use these rings interchangeably as they won’t fit.

For more information about micro ring hair extensions then please take a look at our advice page on; What is a stick tip/I-tip/micro ring hair extension?

Do you need to be qualified to fit nano tip hair extensions?

Nano tip hair extensions are a professional hair extension method, so the answer is yes, most definitely.

If you aren’t qualified to fit any sort of hair extension, then you really are putting your client at risk of damaging their hair and scalp, and even lead them to have bald patches or alopecia.

Being a qualified hair extensions specialists means you can thoroughly assess your client’s hair before, during and after they’ve had extensions, to check that there is no damage occurring. You can work towards keeping your clients hair healthy, and most importantly provide crucial advice, such as if your client should take a break from having hair extensions.

Are nano tip hair extensions comfortable?

If they’re acrylic and have been fitted correctly then they should be easy to wear and tend to be the most comfortable permanent hair extensions.

A mixture of their miniscule size and flexibility allows for your clients own natural hair and extensions to sit comfortably together. Do bare in mind however, that this factor does vary for each individual.

If your client hasn’t had hair extensions before, then it’s perfectly normal for them to feel odd for the first few days while they adjust to them, even if your client has had them before they too may need to adjust to having fresh hair extensions applied. If however your client is finding their extensions are still feeling uncomfortable after a week or so, then they should book in to see you again so you can talk about it, and take appropriate action, such as loosening them.

We have a great handy guide on why new hair extensions hurt  which is something we’d recommend for your client to have a read if they are experiencing this.

Will you be able to see these extensions?

When fitted correctly, nano tip hair extensions shouldn’t be visible. If they’re visible when first applied then you’ll need to sort this out before your client leaves, so they can be happy to show off their new locks without a worry.

If after a while your clients hair extensions start to become visible, then they should book in with you as soon as possible rather than waiting for their next maintenance appointment, so the issue can be resolved.