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What are Single Strand Hair Extensions?

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Hair Extension Blog/What are Single Strand Hair Extensions?

Hey Babes!

It's Cortney, WEST COAST HAIR® technician, and I wanted to go further into a few of the methods I mentioned in my last post, What Do I REALLY Know About Hair Extensions.

If you're considering single strand hair extensions, you've come to the right place. In this article, I'll discuss this method and share my personal experience with a particular product.

Single strand hair extensions involve bonding a small bundle of hair to a similar amount of your natural hair. There are several techniques that use this approach.

I'd like to begin by sharing my favorite method: soft bond extensions. WEST COAST HAIR® in Minneapolis is the only studio that uses a wax-based, single strand bonding product created by Tiffany herself.Known as SOFT BOND STRANDS®, these extensions are incredibly comfortable to wear. I've been using them on and off for eight years and have experienced no thinning or damage to my hair. Unlike other bonding methods, the bond doesn't adhere to your hair with glue or fusion. Instead, it seeps around your hair and holds on with a gentle but durable grip that lasts for 6-9 months or more. Removing them is easy - simply break up the bond and gently tug the extension out. No harsh chemicals or tools required!

Another single strand extension option is hot fusion, where keratin-tipped bonds layered with silicone are heated into your hair using a hot tool. These extensions come pre-tipped to the installer and can last for 3-5 months. To remove them, an acetone solution is used to break up the adhesives, and pliers may be needed to break up the extension bonds.

Finally, cold fusion offers two alternatives: beads or metal clips. These methods are straightforward - you choose whether you want beads or metal in your hair. The recommended maintenance period is every 6-8 weeks, and they can last up to 6 months.

After reading this article, I hope you have a better understanding of single strand hair extensions. If you're considering this method, think about which technique would work best for you.


  • ​Look and feel natural
  • ​Can use multiple extension colors
  • More discreet
  • ​Easier hairstyling
  • ​Longer wear


  • ​Longer install time
  • Usually more expensive initially (but worth it!)
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