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What Halo Hair Extensions Are And How They Are Different

What Halo Hair Extensions Are And How They Are Different

So you've heard about Halo Hair Extensions.

Good things, probably.

But you haven't seen one? Or you're not really sure how they work?

"Something about a wire..."

Good. Then you're in the right place.

In this article (and videos) I'm going to answer all these questions for you:

  • What are Halo Hair Extension?
  • How do Halo Hair Extensions work?
  • How are Halos different to other hair extensions?
  • Are halo extensions secure? How does the halo stay on?
  • Should I get a Halo extension? Is the Halo suitable for me?

We've got a lot of ground to cover.

Let's dig in...

What are Halo Hair Extensions?

Unlike other hair extension methods that require glues that cause drying, clips that cause friction and breakage, or weaves that pull on your hair follicles; the Halo doesn't attach to your own hair.

This is ideal because it means it doesn't damage your hair in anyway. And this makes the halo the best hair extension for fine hair.

Check it out:

 

How Are Halo Extensions Different From Other Hair Extension Types?

I'm not sure if they're necessarily better.

I mean everyone has a different viewpoint. Right?

So I'm just going to lay out the facts.

And you can decide for yourself.

In a nutshell:

  • Clip in extensions attach to your hair using a hair clips. The clips pull at your hair follicles/roots which causes hair loss, which eventually leads to bald stops. And the clips create friction where they attach to your hair strains which leads to breakage and hair thinning.
  • Micro beads attach to your hair using a bead. The bead is crimped to your hair. This can choke your hair fibers and crush the cuticles, causing breakage and hair thinning over time.
  • Tapes attach to your hair using...tapes. the glue from tapes can dry your hair fibers causing breakage and thinning over time.
  • Weaves are wefts of hair that are tightly woven into your hair (quite painful). The pulling can cause bald spots on your scalp.
  • Glues are bonded into your hair using glue, which, same as the tapes, can cause drying of your hair fibers leading eventually to breakage and hair thinning.
  • Halo Hair Extensions sit on your head, gently wedged on with an invisible wire. (I'll show you exactly how you put in on later on in this article). It doesn't attach to your hair or pull on your follicles. Therefore it's safe for your hair and won't cause any damage.

There are others hair extension methods, but these are the main ones.

Also read: 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Halo Extensions

Halo vs Clip in extensions (Clips)

 

Clip ins are widely known in the hair profession to be the most damaging hair extensions of all the various methods.

The damage caused by clip in extensions ranges from hair breakage to hair loss, and in some cases, severe bald spots.

Whereas Halo extensions, due to their unique non-attachable design, don't cause any damage at all.

Clips ins also take between 20-30 minutes to put in every morning, whereas Halo extensions take less than a minute. So there's a considerable time saving.

It's strongly recommended that if you have fine or sensitive hair, or if your hair is thinning, or if you have any kind of scalp issue like Telogen Effluvium which causes a 2-3x increase in the amount of hair shedding (normally caused by stress or trauma) that you avoid using any products or engaging in activity that causes pulling on your natural hair.

This includes the wearing of clip in hair extensions.

The Halo vs Micro Bead Extensions (Beads)

The Micro Bead Extension is not something you could typically put on at home.

You'll need a professional hairdresser to put them in for you.

Which makes them quite expensive to put in.

They're classified as permanent hair extensions (because they're designed to stay in your hair for several weeks).

Like I mentioned above:

The bead when crimped to your hair can can choke your hair strains and cause damage over time.

This normally leads to breakage and hair thinning.

They also require ongoing maintenance; every 4-6 weeks you'll need to go back to the hairdresser for a couple of hours to have them moved up (because your hair grows out).

Because you live, sleep, gym, etc. in them they have to be replaced about every 6 months.

So they can be costly to maintain.

The Halo vs Tape In Extensions (Tapes)

Tapes are similar to Micro Beads.

Your hairdresser puts them in. They have to bring them up every 4-6 weeks.

They get replaced every 6 months.

And as mentioned in the summary above, they can cause damage to your hair because of the adhesive and anti-adhesives which be acidic/drying for your hair. This can cause breakage. Which can lead to hair thinning.

The Halo vs Weave In Extensions (Weaves)

Weave In Extensions are woven in to your hair.

They're similar to Beads and Tape Extensions. Your hairdresser puts them in. Brings them up every 4-6 weeks. Replace every 6 months.

The difference with Weave In Extensions is that they're very painful for the first few days. To install these extensions your hair at the back of your head is tightly plaited, then the wefts of hair are sewn onto the plaits.

The plaits pull tightly at your hair and then you sew 100g of hair onto it. That's a lot of pulling.

But pain is beauty...right? 🤔

The Halo vs Bonds (Glues)

Same deal as Beads/Tapes.

But the glue, again, is acidic and causes drying, which can lead to breakage and hair thinning.

Popular: How To Put Halo Hair Extensions In A Ponytail

Why do people choose Halo Hair Extensions?

The perfect hair extensions for thin or fine hair, the Halo is comfortable wear and easy to use.

And best of all, it cannot cause any damage to your natural hair.

One of the main reasons people wear Halo Hair Extensions is because it's safe to use for girls with thin, fine or delicate hair.
 

How Do I Know If I Need A Halo?

 

This is a good question. Here are some questions to ask to determine whether Halo Hair Extensions are a good option for you:

1. Do you have fine, thin, delicate or damaged hair, or are you trying to grow your hair longer and/or thicker?

 

2. Do you have thin hair and wish you could make it thicker without permanent hair extensions that might damage your hair?

3. Does the idea of getting hair extensions make you swoon because perfect hair means length and volume? BUT you're terrified of following through because there's a big chance that permanent extensions will damage your own hair?

4. Do you think that hair extensions are going to be high maintenance and cost you a small fortune to maintain?

5. Do you wear permanent hair extensions but need to give your hair a break, but then you hate not having hair extensions, even for a week?

6. Lastly...would you feel like you've hit the jackpot, if you could have thicker, longer, healthier looking hair today?

Well...would you?

Because it's the reaction we normally get from women that have had the Sitting Pretty Halo experience.

That's no joke.

Hence the oodles of positive reviews we get.

Once they transform their hair with the Halo they are astounded with the results.

And by how easy it is to use.

The Halo Hair Piece is helping thousands of women achieve perfect thick long hair in literally seconds.

And we couldn't be more excited to share this special “hair movement” with other women who want the same results.

It's very exciting!

Bad hair days are fast becoming redundant. Ye-haaa!!

Also read: How To Wear Halo Extensions For Thin Hair

How do you put on Halo Hair Extensions? 

It's simple really.

The Halo attaches to your head using the invisible wire. The wire attaches to both sides of the weft.

The weft goes to the back of your head and sits under your occipital bone.

And the wire sits about 1-2 inches from your hairline.

Here's a video to show you exactly how to put on the halo hair extension:

How to put on the halo

How does the Halo Extension stay on?

What our customers seem to be the most concerned about when contemplating the idea of the Halo is whether or not it's actually going to stay on their head and if it's secure.

This concern is totally understandable because well… It's not actually attached to your hair at all.

The question we're often faced with is “If it's not attached to my hair then how does it stay on?… Won't it fall off?"

Our response is usually something like “Nope, Negative, No… It really won't fall off ladies & here's why!”

Why the Halo won't fall off

It's a hard one to grasp but the fact of the matter is that the SP Halo Extension is designed to be fitted to your head so it sits on the perfect angle.

Just watch this video (you'll see exactly what I mean):

 

A few other reasons why you may want a Halo Hair Extension

1. You may only want volume. So trimming the halo to the same length as your own hair will achieve this look in seconds.

2. You may only want length! So having your Halo cut and styled by a professional will ensure you get natural length added to your look which is sure to enhance your own hair style.

3. Then if you're like most and you want both, length and volume. The Halo is especially good for that too!   

Whatever your preference is, it's achievable and can look incredibly natural.

I hope that's answered most of your questions.

For more information check out our videos page: Halo Hair Videos

Or...

Feel free to chat to us. Either leave a comment in the comments section below, or speak to us on live chat.

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by Sitting Pretty Halo Hair

Hi Ambra,

Could you please head to the contact section of our wesite and send us a picture of your hair so we can better advise you?

Thank you.
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by Sitting Pretty Halo Hair

Hi Leigh,

Having a fringe will not alter the appearance of the Halo at all :) They will still look great :)

by Leigh

Hi.I have had extensions for 5 years.My hair is now knackered.I have a fringe and the top of my hair is only 3inch long.I need to give my hair a rest now.I am worried that with a fringe this halo extension may not look good.Please advise.Thank you

by Ambra

My chemical cut from bleaching at home is on the top of my head. I have a very large patch that’s just over an inch long, and a few areas in the front as well. Is this an option for me?


How do I buy my hair with Klarna?

It's really easy.

If you already have an active Klarna account:

1. You choose your Halo Hair Extension on our website as you normally would.

2. Add your Halo to your shopping cart. If you need help choosing your colour you can use our free colour matching service!

3. During checkout just select Klarna as your preferred payment option. You'll be redirected to Klarna.com or the app to confirm your order. That's it!

If it's your first time using Klarna:

1. Download the Klarna app or go to Klarna.com to set up your account - it's quick and easy!

Add your halo extensions to your basket.

2. Choose Klarna at checkout.

3. You'll be redirected to the Klarna website or mobile app to confirm the order. And that's it!

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How do I buy my Halo with Afterpay?

It's really easy:

1. You choose your Halo Hair Extension on our website as you normally would.
2. Add your Halo to your cart.
3. Select AfterPay as your preferred payment option during checkout.
4. Approval happens there and then!

If it's your first time using AfterPay, the first instalment will be automatically charged to the card you provide at checkout. And then again in fortnightly cycles after that.

Our website will calculate your fortnightly payments just below the 'add to cart' button.

When your order is confirmed, there's nothing left to do but wait for your Halo to arrive!

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