It’s a widely known fact that hair extensions are one of the best innovations in the hair industry as of today and they’re a total blessing to anyone that wants to add length or volume to their hair without having to wait for it! They’re also a quick and easy solution for those experiencing hair loss, bald spots, or thinning hair. However, as a first-time user, it’s natural to have some questions, of which “How long do hair extensions last?” is the most common one. Read on to find out all about the lifetime of each type of hair extension.

Kinds Of Hair Extensions:

To determine how long your hair extensions will last, you need to know what kind of hair extensions are available in the market. The most common way to way to categorize hair extensions is into synthetic hair and human hair. Since synthetic hair extensions are made of plastic fibers, they don’t last as long as human hair extensions, which you can definitely count on to stay healthy and soft for a very long time. The next way to categorize them is into temporary hair extensions and permanent hair extensions.

Temporary Hair Extensions:

Temporary hair extensions are reusable and can usually be installed at home with ease. These hair extensions are typically removed and reinstalled repeatedly whenever the occasion requires it, including, clip-in, halo, and ponytail hair extensions.


  • How Long Do Clip-In Hair Extensions Last?


Clip-in hair extensions come in several wefts of hair with clips that are used to attach the hair extensions near the roots of your real hair. With medium to heavy use, they can last about 3 to 6 months.


  • How Long Do Halo Hair Extensions Last?


Halo hair extensions are very temporary since they are simply placed on the crown of your head using a thin wire attached to it. As long as you safely install, maintain, and remove them regularly, they can last up to 6 months.


  • How Long Do Ponytail Hair Extensions Last?


Ponytail hair extensions are similar to halo hair extensions except that they are wrapped around the base of your ponytail. With great care, they can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

Permanent Hair Extensions:

Permanent hair extensions are typically installed strand by strand which is why it’s important that you only get them installed by a professional hair technician. Since you don’t have to install and remove them repeatedly, they last much longer in your hair.


  • How Long Do Tape-In Hair Extensions Last?


Tape-in hair extensions are installed in wefts that come with medical-grade tapes attached to them, which are used to bond the extensions to your real hair. With maintenance appointments every 6 weeks, you can count on tape-in hair extensions to last anywhere between 2  to 6 months in your hair.


  • How Long Do Micro-Loop Hair Extensions Last?


Micro-loop hair extensions are installed strand by strand with the use of small rings attached to each strand which are fastened around your real hair. With proper care and attention, they can last about 2 to 6 months in your hair.


  • How Long Do Nano-Ring Hair Extensions Last?


Nano-ring hair extensions are very similar to micro-loop hair extensions except that the metal rings that are fastened to your real hair are even smaller. You can count on nano-ring hair extensions to last 2 to 5 months in your hair without reinstallation. 


  • How Long Do Sew-In Hair Extensions Last?


Also known as weave-in hair extensions, sew-in hair extensions are the safest and surest installation method of all as they are weaved into your using a thread and needle. They’ll last 3 months in your hair before you have to remove them or get them reinstalled. However, since sew-in hair extensions can affect your hair growth, they shouldn’t be in your hair longer than 3 months at a time.


  • How Long Do Fusion Hair Extensions Last?


Fusion hair extensions are bonded to your real hair strand by strand using keratin glue. These hair extensions are the most realistic-looking out of all and they can last anywhere between 3 to 5 months in your hair.

An important thing to remember is your fusion hair extensions will only last that long if you take good care of them. Make sure you keep them detangled, handle them gently, wash them as instructed, use high-quality hydrating hair products, and only get your hair extensions installed by professional hair technicians.