I have tried several different permanent extensions and the newest ones I am testing out are the Natural Beaded Row Extensions (NBR, for short). This is a technique that was created by a Cali hairstylist named Danielle K. White. She has trademarked the name so you want to make sure that your stylist is certified in her exact method.
I prefer these over my Great Lengths Extensions definitely. They are not individual hair strands so you can’t ‘lose’ extensions over the course of wear time which is huge for me because you pay for the hair on top of the service and every time I would lose a single extension I was like well adios money! Because NBR’s are one long strand of hair extension sown onto about 12 teeny tiny micro-beads for one track of hair, they can’t fall out. Also they blend way better than individual micro beaded extensions, in my opinion, because you cannot ever see any actual bead. You can also put your hair fully on top of your head with NBR’s and that is super important for me.
Overall, I am really loving my NBR extensions and definitely recommend.
Price: You buy the hair 1 time which is usually around $500-$800 depending on how thick and long you want it. That hair if taken care of should last you 8 months-1 year if you realllllly baby it. The cost to install the hair and move up the tracks of hair and re-color, trim, etc every 6-9 weeks will vary by salon and state but I think average is usually $600+ depending on what all you what done.
Here is a video showing what 8 weeks of grow out looks like. You can see the long track of hair grew out naturally with my real hair. Danielle will cut the string that she uses to sow the track onto the micro-beads, remove the micro-beads, touch up any highlights I might want and give my hair a protein treatment. She will then wash and dry my hair and re-install the same tracks of hair. Again, this process is usually done every 6-9 weeks depending on how well you take care of them and how fast your hair naturally grows.
Here is a great photo showing the micro-beads, you can see just how small they are. They attach to a very small portion of your natural hair and are removed with no damage. Once Danielle sows the track of hair through the micro-beads they will be covered and you won’t be able to see them.
See all sewn in and no beads are visible.
Here is another shot of the final install.
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