Nano ring Hair Extensions, sometimes just referred to as ‘nano rings’ are a recent development in hair extension application techniques. But boy, did they take off quickly! The method has been developed in a quest to find the most undetectable methods of hair extensions installation. Nano rings (like micro rings) are made from copper. The essential difference is that nano rings are 90% smaller than regular hair extensions application rings. Typically they are around the size of a ballpoint pen nib.
The hair extension strands that are attached using nano rings are known as Nano Tip hair. This hair has a strong keratin tip which secures a fine metal loop which is squeezed closed to form a strong tip that is inserted into the ring before being clamped with pliers. An alternative tip material is a plastic tip. Secret Hair Extensions UK have offered both tip material in our ranges. However, the metal tip design has proved more popular as they make re-application of the hair extension strand much easier during maintenance appointments than re-threading a plastic tip into the new nano ring.
In order to make this form of installation less visible, the hair is fitted behind a strand of the clients own hair before clamping to secure. No heat or glue is used in application. Equipment needed is: nano tip extensions hair, nano rings, a smaller nano ring pulling loop tool and a smaller set of application pliers. Our point tipped hair extensions pliers make it easier to precision clamp the tiny nano ring!
Care must be taken with nano ring extensions not to apply heat or oil to the keratin bond securing the nano tip, as this can deteriorate or even melt. Both installation and removal – as with all other hair extensions techniques – should be performed by a trained professional.
After a period of approximately 6 to 8 weeks, the rings should be removed and the extensions moved up to avoid detection or stress to the supporting strand of client’s hair. Nano Rings can be either unlined copper, which will clamp flattest or can be silicone lined copper nano rings to avoid slipping and avoid damage to clients’ hair.
Advantages of Nano Rings and Nano Tip Hair Extensions
The benefits of nano tip hair extensions and nano ring extensions is that they are so small and undetectable. No heat or chemicals are applied during installation. Using silicone lined rings will help prevent damage to the hair.
Disadvantages of Nano Rings and Nano Tip Hair Extensions
The disadvantages of nano ring hair extensions are the very fact that less of the client’s hair can be pulled through the smaller nano ring means that care must be taken in application to use the thickest strand possible of clients hair in order to support 0.8g or 1g of extension hair. Obviously, when this hair is wet it becomes heavier still.
Also, as the human head will naturally shed up to 100 hairs a day, before even wearing hair extensions, maintenance appointments every six weeks are essential. Over this time less of the natural hair is attached to the scalp (in the natural shedding cycle) so essentially less of the clients hair s available to support the nano hair extension strand attached to each section.
Another disadvantage of nano rings over micro rings, is that the nano bond is exposed. When applying micro ring hair extensions, the keratin tip id enclosed within the ring. This offers some form of protection against natural scalp oils, shampoos and conditioners that can soften the bond.
With Nano ring hair extensions this bond is outside (below) the nano ring. Therefore it is prone to the effects of products. They are also vulnerable to clients mistakenly applying heat to them during the straightening process or when blow drying.