Are 6D Hair Extensions Good For Your Hair?

Are 6D Hair Extensions Good For Your Hair?

6D hair extensions are not a type of hair extension, but a method of hair extensions in which an extension tool is loaded with a row of very tiny hair extensions.  Hair is divided into rows, and the tool (gun) creates small sectioned hair extensions.  The problem with this application? Our hair follicle density varies in different areas of the head, therefore, an area of the head with high density will require a larger section and low density will require a longer possibly wider section.  I much prefer to create my own section based on my client's hair follicle density per square inch.  The 6D hair extension method is better for finer hair than thicker hair, but I feel the sections are too small to support hair extensions over the long haul.  The company claims that "anyone" can apply for your extensions, this is simply not true.  An expert understands the appropriate amount of hair to support a hair extension, and the areas of the head requiring more or, fewer hair extensions which creates a custom application.

Hair extensions are not one size fits all, nor are our heads!  The small sections allow for hair extension slippage once the natural hair shedding process begins.  We shed over 100 +/- strands of hair per day, and the shedding will ultimately release the hair extensions too soon.

Are 6D Hair Extensions Good For Your Hair?

I Tested The System

The system claims that a full head of hair extensions (100 to 200 pieces) can be applied in 20 minutes.  Firstly, the application takes at least an hour to an hour and a half, if you're paying attention to what you are doing.  The gun needs to be reloaded and I found that some of the extensions simply did not attach because my client did not have enough room to fit the hair. The benefit of this system is to help a stylist work quicker, but the end result does not benefit the client.  The hair cost is the same,  and the extensions do not last as long in the hair.

Best Option

If individual strand extensions are your choice, opt for a custom application as described above.  Do not let an unlicensed individual touch your hair!  Seek a professional stylist, licensed with hundreds of hair extension applications under their belt.  You will not save money in the long run, and the risk of damaging your hair follicles is ten-fold.

There Is More Than One Option

Today's market offers a myriad of application methods that may be better suited for your hair and lifestyle.  Researching a highly experienced salon is guaranteed to create a perfect hair extension experience.  You may prefer a hand-tied, pull-thru or,  tape-in technique.

Free Consultations

After researching a highly trained/experienced salon, ask for a free consultation in which a salon evaluates your hair and shows you more than one application method.  Ask to see the actual hair they will be using  (color, texture, and length).  

You also need a visual of how the extensions look in hair, this may be on a mannequin head or a person.  You want to understand the longevity, maintenance, and products that are required.

In Conclusion

The 6D extension application is not suited for everyone! The art and creativity of hair extensions are completely taken away with this application.  Do your research and feel free to comment below with questions you may have.  

Hair Extensions Background

At Noelle Salon, we evaluate your natural hair, listen to our client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. We use human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using our Pull-thru Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used. You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out to us and explore the possibilities.


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