Pre-bonded U TIPS are small sections of hair with keratin glue hardened onto their ends. The fusion method delivers one of the most versatile and believable weaves on the market.
With this technique, a machine similar to a hot glue gun is used to bond the extensions to individual strands of your natural hair to achieve a truly authentic look. Bonded hair can be washed and styled (using products like gels and mousse) just like natural hair. Applying U TIPS is one of the most time intensive (requiring 2 to 3 hours) and expensive methods (prices range from about $300 to $800). U TIPS are applied using a heating appliance to literally “melt” the glue of the extension U TIPS and fixing it to individual strand ends of the client’s natural hair. Hair is sectioned out as if the client is getting skinny individual braids. Depending on the desired style, a half head of fused hair could take about 20 sections while a full head could take about 50 sections. This technique is not without risks as potential hair loss and skin burning from the appliance may occur if applied improperly. Recently cold fusion extensions have been introduced that do not require any heating elements (but instead rely on ultrasonic vibration to melt the glue).