Nano Ring Extensions

Nano tip hair extensions are one of the most popular choices of hair extension on the market today. Attached to the hair using nano rings, they create a discreet bond that blends seamlessly with natural hair, making them a great choice for those with thin or fine hair. But just what are nano tip hair extensions? 

What are nano ring extensions?

Nano Tip Hair Extensions are small wefts of pre-bonded hair that are attached to the client’s natural hair using Nano Rings which are 90% smaller than most micro rings, making for a seamless bond. Nano tip hair extensions don’t require any heat in their attachment, the natural hair is simply threaded through a nano ring at the tip of the nano extension before being clamped into place. This application method reduces the risk of damage to natural hair, making it a popular extension choice. Nano tip hair extensions are thin and lightweight, adding little stress or strain to the natural hairline and making them a perfect pick for thin or fine hair.

How long do nano ring extensions last?

With the correct aftercare, as a general rule of thumb, nano tip hair extensions should last around 6 months in your hair.  This depends on the quality of hair chosen. Russian and Mongolian hair, with the correct aftercare and maintenance should last up to 12 months. 

You should book a maintenance appointment every 8 weeks, and the rings should be removed and new rings fitted, moving the extensions up to avoid detection.

Are Nano rings good for fine hair?

Nano tip hair extensions are a great choice for fine hair when fitted properly by an experienced hairstylist. Always book a consultation appointment first before choosing any type of hair extension, as your stylist will be able to colour match your hair perfectly and will help you determine how heavy your extensions should be and how much weight your hairline can handle. When correctly fitted, Nano Tips are incredibly discreet and make for a completely seamless finish in even the finest of hair.

Pros & Cons of Nano rings extensions

Pros
  • Nano tip hair extensions are small, discreet and easy to fit. 

  • Perfect for fine hair, after a proper first consultation to determine the amount of weight your natural hair can carry, your nano tip hair extensions shouldn’t add any stress or strain to your hairline after your fitting. Nano Tips fitted with Nano Rings, create the most seamless bond and are ultra-discreet in fine hair

  • No heat application method makes for minimal damage to hair when fitted by a proper extension stylist

  • Long wear time; with the right aftercare and maintenance appointments your Nano Tips will last up to 12 months

  • Nano Tips are strong and durable and create a long-lasting bond in your hair

Cons

  • All Nano tip hair extensions require regular maintenance appointments to refit bonds and to check on the overall health of the hair. However, this con isn’t specific to nano tip hair extensions, as all types of permanent hair extension require maintenance. To ensure the longevity of your extensions, it’s really important to stick to the aftercare advice from your stylist and attend your re-fitting appointments.

  • Avoid applying oil-based products to the roots of your hair when wearing nano tip hair extensions, as these can cause the bonds to slip. Even though our Elegance Nano Tips make for a stronger bond, it’s still important to follow this advice to preserve the longevity of your extensions.

Aftercare

Now you’ve got your fabulous hair extensions, “how do I look after them to keep them in top condition?” You may be wondering. We’ve got you with our guide to keep them looking fabulous💁‍♀️…

Shampoo

Following your hair extension application, I do not recommend washing your hair for the first 48 hours to allow the adhesive to harden or bond effectively. I also don’t advise you to wash hair extensions more than three times per week as over-washing can lead to dryness, damage and unnecessary wear and tear.

When washing, ensure you do this in an upright position in lukewarm water. Do not massage vigorously or twist the hair. Instead, massage shampoo gently into the scalp and over the bonded areas and let the suds run through the lengths of the hair.

Conditioner

When applying a conditioner, ensure it is only used on the middle and ends of the hair. Always avoid putting it on the root area and the areas where the extensions are attached. Then, make sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid any product build-up.

Towel drying & drying

Never leave your hair extensions to dry naturally as the moisture can soften the bonds/tapes and cause them to slip or fall out. So, when blow drying ensure this is on a cool setting starting with the bonds/rings to avoid softening. Then, proceed to to blow-dry your hair as normal using a brush such as a loop brush to avoid snagging the extensions.

Styling

A variety of heated tools can be used on the hair, these include but are not limited to; straightening irons, tongs, crimpers, heated rollers, and hair dryers you should always use a low temperature, we recommend nothing hotter than 180° to be frequently used. Also, a variety of products can be used on hair extensions, including hairsprays, serums and oils. When using these products, you should always avoid all bonded areas, as this may result in slippage. Before styling, ensure your hair is thoroughly dry and has cooled.

When working with heat, you should use a heat protectant spray to protect your hair and hair extensions at all times. Ensure you keep heat away from adhesive and the bonds at all times, as this may cause them to melt or come loose from your natural hair.

Brushing

It is always important to use a professional hair extension brush on or near the extensions which are specifically designed to flow through the bonds.  This is to prevent the hair from tangling or matting.

Using an incorrect brush may pull hair from the bonds and cause unnecessary damage to the hair extensions.

When brushing, you should always start to brush your hair from the bottom and then slowly move up towards the top of the head to the root area. I recommend that the bonds are held when brushing to prevent excess tugging and to prevent forcibly removing the bonds.

You always should avoid brushing hair extensions when wet as they are more fragile, making them more likely to snap or break. If this is a must a wide tooth Comb is advised.

We recommend brushing your hair at least once or twice a day to prevent natural knotting and matting. Over brushing your hair can lead also to damage to the hair and cause unnecessary wear and tear.

Discolouration

To avoid discolouration occurring in your hair extensions you should take additional care to keep them from coming into contact with products that contain UV protection as well as many other ingredients. These include but are not limited to; sun protection creams, perfumes, false tanning products and certain heat protection sprays. Avoiding these elements will significantly decrease the risk of the hair extensions changing colour due to the chemical reaction this exposure causes.

Application

Extensions should only be applied by trained professionals. You should avoid mixing different brands and origins of hair extensions as this will increase the likelihood of issues being experienced by you, especially, as the characteristics of hair will differ between brands and origins.

Hair should be clean and dry before application, both yours and the extensions, you may wish to use a pre-application shampoo with deep cleansing properties, but this is not a must. Do not use conditioner, masks, or any other styling products before application as it will increase the risks of slippage and adhesives from not adhering to the natural hair properly.

Fading

Many factors can cause hair to fade and all hair will fade throughout wear. Fading is a natural occurrence and is due to how hair colour works, and what comes into contact with it that may cause fading to occur at a quicker rate than it normally would.

Several things can contribute to the hair fading quicker or stripping the colour and/or tone from the hair. This can include; certain ingredients in hair care products, UV protection sprays, abrasive products, general wear and tear, electrical styling tools, plus many other factors.

Something to note is Ash shades and bright colours are particularly prone to fading due to how they are originally coloured and/or toned.

It can be difficult to return the hair extensions to their original shade once they’ve faded, it would require the hair to be recoloured. Although the hair can be recoloured using professional products by an experienced and trained professional, we would not recommend this as it can cause damage.

Removal & Maintenance

Hair extensions should only be removed by a trained professional to avoid damage to your hair and scalp, therefore, we do not recommend self-removal.

A regular maintenance appointment every 8 weeks is vital to maintain the longevity of your hair extensions and protect them against any unnecessary damage to your hair and/or scalp. The rings should be removed and new rings fitted, moving the extensions up to avoid detection.

It is important to routinely have the hair extensions removed and refitted depending on the method. This is something your stylist can advise you on.

Sleeping

Always avoid going to sleep with wet hair and make sure your extensions are completely dry to avoid any potential problems occurring.

We recommend putting your hair into a loose ponytail or plait before bed which helps to prevent the hair from tangling or matting.