What are micro ring hair extensions and how long do they last? We’ve explained everything you need to know about this discreet and gentle permanent hair extension application including how to look after them and the suggested maintenance schedule.

What Are Micro Ring Hair Extensions?

Micro-rings are I-Tip extensions that are attached to the hair with a micro ring or copper tube. The application requires zero glue and zero heat making it one of the gentlest hair extension systems. As I-tips are individual strand hair extensions they are very discreet and comfortable, they move flexibly with the natural hairs movement. They are suitable for all hair types apart from very thin hair and they are especially popular amongst those who like to wear their hair up as they can be placed close to the hairline without being seen. To find out more about I-Tip hair extensions check out our blog “Everything you need to know about I-Tip extensions”

How Long Do Micro Ring Hair Extensions Last?

As micro rings can be re-used multiple times they are very cost effective. After the initial application they will need to be moved up every 6-8 weeks to stay in sync with the natural growth of your own hair. After 3 months they should be fully removed and refitted with new micro rings. The quality of the actual I-tip hair extension and how well they are looked after will determine how long the hair will last, here at Cliphair our I-Tips Hair Extensions are made from top quality AAAAA grade, 100% Remy, human hair so they will last from 6-12 months according to correct care.

Caring for Micro Ring Hair Extensions

Looking after your micro-ring hair extensions correctly is crucial if you want them to last a long time and look natural. Unkept extensions can become dry, brittle and thin which can make them more noticeable against your own hair. Here are a few tips to help keep your extensions healthy and looking their best!

  • Don’t over wash your hair. 1-2 times per week is plenty to keep your hair clean and the extensions hydrated.
  • Sleep with your hair in low braids. This prevents the hair from matting during your sleep.
  • Only use sulphate and alcohol free hair products. These ingridients are damaging to hair extensions so should always be avoided.
  • Brush your hair regularly. Every morning and night, before washing and sleeping to prevent any knots or matting from forming.
  • Use a hair mask every other wash to keep the hair hydrated and moisturised.
  • Always use heat protection spray before styling your hair extensions to prevent them from drying out.

Check out our “Ultimate Guide To Permanent Hair Extensions” to find detailed care instructions for all types of hair extensions.

Conclusion: Maximizing the Lifespan of Micro Ring Extensions

Sticking to the advised maintenance schedule (6-8 weeks) and caring for your extensions according to our instructions will not only maximize the life span of your micro rings it will keep your hair looking gorgeous throughout its lifetime! Avoiding excessive heat use and over washing are 2 of the main things you can do to prolong the quality of your extensions. Now you know all there is to know about this gentle system why not check out our entire range of I-Tips, with over 15 shades and 3 lengths to choose from you can find your perfect match in our collection. Multiple shades can be used to create natural looking highlights or balayage effects.

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