Micro-links, clip-ins and tape-ins: let’s discuss type 3 and type 4 hair extensions
Written by Nateisha Scott
Looking to add length or enhance texture? Here’s the low down on the best extensions for type 3 and type 4 hair.
Hair styling for type 3 and type 4 hair has always been a creative playground. The artistry rooted in textured hair history is unique there’s endless room for innovation, and between wigs, braids, natural hairstyles, weaves and silk presses, there isn’t a style or technique that hasn’t been experimented with.
So, it comes as no surprise when you either scroll through TikTok or stumble across stories on Instagram to see hair extensions as a hairstyle of choice. Moving past extensions that don’t have a seamless, natural-looking blend, we’re talking about versatile, texture-enhancing micro links, tape-ins and clip-ins that vary in length and colour, allowing us to play with our natural hair.
“Typically, protective styles such as wigs and weaves have dominated the extension hair world. But, that’s all changed with lots of variety, choices and options now being readily available when it comes to extensions,” says Talisha Cox, founder of Elite Hair Lounge and afro hair specialist.
But with so many different methods and different hair types to play with, what option or style is best? Below is a guide to understanding the varied extension styles, how to take care of them between salon sessions and what you need to consider before an install.