Many women find it hard to choose which extensions to use and can often get lost in all the information available. You’re confronted with different extension types, terms like Remy’s hair, wefts, bundles, tapes, clips, microbeads, and many others. Most of which might be very confusing and overwhelming.
Each extension type is different and caters to different needs. Some are permanent while others are not! Some are great for thin strands while others are more suitable for dense hair etc. That’s why is not a good idea to simply buy the first extensions you come across without knowing anything about it.
Basically, it can lead to a lot of disappointment. So, if you’re debating whether stick I-tip extensions are the right fit for you, or simply want to know more about them, do not despair! We’re here to help. We’re going to break down all the advantages and disadvantages of i-tip hair extensions which will make the decision much easier.
Starting with the positives first, below you can find out everything about the cool I-tip features, and there are plenty of them. You will be amazed by how many pros there are.
I-Tip Extensions Work on Short and Thin Locks
Not all women received a gift from Mother Nature when it comes to full and beautiful locks. That is the main reason why extensions were invented, so why not take full advantage of them? If your natural strands seem dull and lifeless, adding some I-tip extensions can make all the difference in the world.
You finally have the option to be in full control of your hair density and create that hairstyle you have always dreamed about.
Great Alternative to Hot Fusion
If you have ever tried the hot fusion method, you know that it can be a pain to install U-tip extensions. Many girls are also wary of using heat for application and look for a good alternative.
I-tip hair extensions require no heat for application and that’s why this method is also known as cold fusion. There is also no glue used because you apply I-tip sticks with small beads. They are known as micro or Nano rings. The latter work the same, but the only difference is that the microbeads are slightly larger than the Nano beads.
Stick Tips Can Be Attached at Home
If you have few tools and some knowledge about the installation process, I-tip extensions can be attached at home. This is a big advantage because it is a great way to save money.
Quick and Easy Removal
Detaching I-tip hair extensions is even simpler than the installation and can be done in minutes. Locate the first bead and use pliers to press on it. That will open the bead up and the I shape tip will simply slide down. It really can’t be any simpler than that.
I-Tips are Great for Thinner Strands
Because the Remy I-tip hair extensions are light and don’t put any strain on your hair, they’re the perfect option for anyone with very fine and thin strands.
Many other application methods are not suitable for thinner hair and could damage it even further. That’s why many girls stay away from extensions altogether. But that’s not necessary because I-tip extensions will cause no harm to fine strands and increase the overall density.
Remy I-Tips Have a Very Long Lifespan
If you purchase quality Remy I-tip extensions, you can expect that they will last. In addition to that, they will not be so easy to damage or peel away. All girls who have worn extensions for a long time testify that they withstand the test of time.
Many women think that stick I-tip hair extensions are quite expensive, especially ones made from Remy’s hair, but that’s not the case. For example, we sell 20’’ Remy extensions for only $35. That’s cheap and affordable to almost anyone.
Semi-Permanent Strand-By-Strand Method
Another great feature of I-tip hair extensions’ is that they’re semi-permanent and come with a strand-by-strand method. Semi-permanent means that the extra hair doesn’t have to be taken off each day, which is great news for busy women.
However, every couple of weeks, the stick tip extensions need to be taken off and moved higher up, closer to the roots. While people mostly think of hair wefts when it comes to extensions, stick tips come in individual strands that produce much better results.
No Damage to Natural Strands
Some women are worried that wearing extensions will have negative consequences for their locks, but that’s completely untrue. Our stick I-tip hair, like most other extension types, do not harm natural strands in way. I mean, assuming that installation is done right, and the person takes care of the extensions.
There is no glue or heat involved, and the beads are very tiny and light.
Stick I-Tip Extensions Can Be Used Multiple Times
If you think you must buy brand new stick tip hair extensions each time you have them refitted, you would be wrong. Remy hair can be used repeatedly, which saves you a ton of money!
Tips are Very Discrete
Another major pro of Remy stick extensions’ is that i-tips are virtually invisible. You can try to locate the beads and the I-tips, but you won’t succeed as they’re completely hidden under the hair.
Why are stick I-tip hair extensions are so discrete? All thanks to the tiny beads that hold them together. Not only are the beads really small in size, but they also come in different colors. So, you can camouflage them perfectly! This means you have no limitations regarding different hairstyles, and you can relax, knowing that your extra hair is completely hidden.
Can Be Used to Create Highlights and Add Color
Since stick i-tip extensions come as individual strands, you can combine different colors and create cool highlights. This is where extensions become fun and creative!
There are no limits as to what kind of unique hairstyles that you can create and how to show your personality. So, if you like to stand out from the crowd and have extensions that nobody else has, play around with different shades and create something new. We have limitless customization options.
I-Tip Extensions Come in A Variety of Textures
Because all of us have different hair types and different textures, extensions are made to match those perfectly. That’s why i-tip hair extensions are so easy to blend with natural locks.
The most common textures include straight, body wave, loose wave, deep curls, kinky curls, funmi, yaki, and many others. Even if you get bored with the current texture, you can always change it.
Different Lengths to Choose From
Whether you only want a slight extension of your natural strands or want extra-long, mermaid-like locks, stick I-tip hair extensions have got you covered.
AiryHair sells human hair extensions from 6 to 30 inches. Just to put that into perspective, 30” long hair goes all the way down to your lower back! And the best thing is that you can get that incredible length for only $55.
Natural Hair Movement
When extensions consist of large wefts, the hair often lacks natural movement so it can be more obvious that the strands are not real.
Since stick i-tip hair extensions are a strand by strand method, the movement flows much better and everything looks flawless.
I-Tip Hair Extensions Do Not Cause Discomfort
Another thing that’s great about human hair extensions is that they’re super comfortable to wear. They are indistinguishable from your hair! The beads are also tiny and lay softly against the scalp, even when you sleep.
There are a couple of disadvantages of i-tip extensions worth mentioning as well.
You Need Tools for Installation
What might look as a disadvantage is a fact that you need special tools for the application of I-tip extensions. You cannot install them without beads and pliers.
However, both are very cheap and can be bought in many hair salons or stores. Also, you need to know how to use the tools, otherwise, the extension ends might be damaged.
Installation Might be Complicated for Beginners
Although stick I-tip hair extensions can be installed at home, some beginners might find it too complicated. It’s easy to get lost in all the strands and beads. You need to know how to section the hair, how many strands to put in, how to get the strands through the beads, and finally how to close the beads.
If you plan to do it yourself and without prior experience, we advise you to take a look at some tutorials first. Just to get a better idea of how to do it.
Stick I-Tip Extensions Need to Be Regularly Reinstalled
If you don’t reapply the stick I-tip hair extensions regularly, they will become visible and could get damaged. As hair grows, the tips are moved further down, like all other semi-permanent extensions.
That’s why it’s necessary to refit them every month or two. It might seem like a drag, but it is a very quick process and can be done at home.
Simply press on the beads using pliers which will open them and move the I-tip higher up. It’s important to leave some space at the roots. Now press again to close the bead. That’s it.
Brushing and Washing is More Complicated
Simple tasks like brushing or washing your natural hair might become a bit more complicated when you have to stick I-tip extensions. You need to be more careful and put some extra time towards maintenance.
When brushing, it is crucial to stay away from the beads and start from the ends. One should also approach beads carefully during hair wash. Rub gently around them and avoid tugging or scratching. These are just some of the things that one needs to adjust to when wearing Remy stick tip extensions. Although the changes are not drastic, you still need to be prepared to have some new habits, and that’s the case with all extensions.
We feel like the pros of i-tips hair extensions outweigh a few of the negatives. It’s one of the best types of hair to have, especially since they are all cold fused.
To order some of the best quality hair there is, visit our Remy I-Tip hair extensions section. Shipping is on us!