With so many women all over the world looking for easy ways to get longer and more beautiful hair it is fantastic to see that the Brazilian Knots method is now widely available as a safe and lasting alternative.
This technique is hugely popular now and there are a number of reasons why this is the case. For a start, it doesn’t damage your own hair and it offers a wonderfully lightweight and natural look that feels fantastic.
Of course, before you get started on any sort of major change to your hair like this there are some important points to read about and consider. The following are some of the main factors to take into account when considering whether Brazilian Knot hair extensions are going to be perfect for you.
What It Involves
To put it simply, this is a hair extension method that sees new hair added and secured by a number of fine threads added throughout your hair. The additional hair is added little by little, by securing just a few strands at a time for better fitting.
The elasticised thread that is used has been especially designed to avoid any sort of damage to the hair and to allow for a high level of creativity and versatility in the styling methods that can be used. It also creates an incredibly strong yet flexible bond that is durable while being very kind on the hair around it.
This hair extensions method does not involve glue or any other kind of material that could damage your hair. This means that they won’t react badly to conditions such as heat or rain and is ideal for a woman who lives an active lifestyle and doesn’t want to worry about looking after her hair every moment of the day.
You can also expect that the extensions will remain in very good shape and grouped together until it is time to get them taken out in a professional hair salon. Some people may feel a little bit of tightness over the first couple of days after they are fitted but this will go away, while others don’t feel any sort of discomfort at all.
Despite it being just about the most lightweight way of adding hair extensions possible, some ladies also say that they can “feel” the extensions at first. After a few days this sensation will disappear completely and it will all feel exactly like your own natural hair.
Ideally, your own hair will be around 6 to 8 inches (although at Hair Definitions, we are very experienced and so can work with hair that is 3 to 4 inches) in length in order for these extensions to be fitted perfectly in place. The process for adding these extensions is comfortable and smooth, with no need to have any fear at all of the trip to the salon to get it done.
When you go to a salon for a consultation you will be advised how long the fitting will take in your case, depending upon the condition and length of your own hair. Expect it to take up to 5 hours for the full process to be completed. However, at Hair Definitions, as we are very experienced, we usually take 2-3 hours for the whole process from applying the Brazilian Knots to cutting, blending and styling the Brazilian Knots extensions.
Types of Hair That Are Suitable
This method of making hair longer and fuller can applied to any type of hair provided that is in good condition and of a reasonable length. It is particularly popular with women who have Afro and mixed race hair and who want a beautiful and natural look.
It may be that you need to get your own hair straightened before getting Brazilian Knot hair extensions added in, to make it easier to add the extensions and get a wonderfully uniform look. This is a move that makes a lot of sense and that can be done easily using a powerful yet safe hair straightening treatment such as Kerastraight.
In fact, by using the Kerastraight process the persons’ natural hair is boosted so much that it often starts to grow more quickly. This makes it ideal if you want to let your own hair grow enough to replace the hair extensions naturally over time.
This type of hair extension can be added easily to straight and slightly wavy without the need for any additional treatment beforehand. When you go to a salon to get assessed the expert there will take some time to consider the texture of your hair before recommending how best to proceed.
If you go with the Kerastraight method of straightening the hair first of all then you will also be advised whether you should go back to get your hair straightened later on. In this case, it would be to avoid the extensions getting tangled up when new, curlier hair starts to grow in again.
In addition, if your own hair is currently too short or damaged for this popular hair extension method than a Kerastraight treatment could help to get it ready. When this treatment is carried out the hair that is treated can grow up to 6 inches in a year, meaning that it won’t be long before your hair is long enough for Brazilian Knots to be fitted.
How Long Do They Last For?
Another piece of good news is that the Brazilian Knot hair extensions are designed to last for several months once in place. This is one of the reasons why they are such a good choice for anyone looking for a reasonably long-term way of boosting their natural hair’s looks, length and volume.
In fact, they will stay looking fantastic for up to 5 to 6 months after being fitted. During this time it is possible to style your hair in any way that you want, to colour it and to do whatever you normally would to look after it.
Even if are often subjected to extreme conditions of heat and cold or work out vigorously every day your Brazilian Knots won’t be adversely affected in any way at all. You can also use a hair dryer and hair straighteners on them in the way that you normally would without any worries.
As mentioned earlier, ladies with Afro and mixed race hair may need to consider a straightening treatment such as Kerastraight to keep their hair sleek and straight while they use these hair extensions. This isn’t going to affect how long the Brazilian Knots last for, though.
If you want to remove them earlier for any reason then just head to the salon and this can be done swiftly and easily. Otherwise, you can enjoy months and months of fantastic looking hair in this way.
The Maintenance Needed
Another massive benefit to this kind of hair extension is that is virtually maintenance free. You don’t need to keep going back to the salon to get them fixed every few weeks or else carry out a strict maintenance routine at home.
You can wash your hair as often as you like, style it any way you want to and colour it if that is what you want to do. Most women who get the Brazilian Knots treatment just carry on looking after their hair in the way that they are used to.
Apart from that, a few of the pointers to bear in mind include using a plastic brush and keeping the individual extensions from getting mixed in with other hair. It is also advised that you don’t wear a swimming cap while you have these extensions in place.
When it comes to washing your hair there are no strict rules in places for this. However, the best piece of advice is to do this while standing in the shower as this will remove any risk of the extensions getting tangled up.
Getting Them Removed
The maximum time that it is recommended you use these hair extensions is around 5 to 6 months.
It is always best to get the Brazilian Knot extensions removed by a hair professional. The process is quick and simple but it definitely isn’t something to try at home or to get a friend to do.
The entire removal process should take less than an hour and will leave your hair feeling completely fine and undamaged. This is also a good moment to assess how your own hair has grown during these months and deciding whether it is now at a length you love or whether you want to get hair extensions added again straight away.
If you want to get new Brazilian Knots extensions added again right away then it can be done. Indeed, it is regarded as being completely safe to use this type of hair extension consecutively for up to 5 years.
You may need to consider another hair straightening treatment such as Kerastraight before doing this, particularly if your natural hair is Afro and is starting to grow in curly again. Your hair stylist will be able to advise you on the best way to get the look you are after once your hair extensions are safely removed.
After this period you will need to get a hair expert to assess both your hair and your scalp before adding them again.