What Are Micro Links
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The Difference Between Micro Links, Micro Rings, and Micro Beads

What Are Micro Links

Micro links are a type of hair extension utilizing small metal or silicone beads to attach extensions to natural hair sections. These beads clamp around the hair, promoting a seamless blend and natural movement without the need for heat or glue, preserving hair integrity. Lasting up to three months, micro links offer semi-permanent wear, with extension hair reusable for over a year.


Distinguishing themselves from other methods like clip-ins or sew-ins, micro links provide a more integrated attachment process, enhancing natural movement and blend. They expose all hair and apply less tension to the scalp compared to traditional extensions. 


Micro links are versatile, serving to boost volume, add color, or increase length, albeit at a cost ranging between $800 to $2,000. Maintenance involves regular gentle brushing, cautious washing, and conditioning only the ends to avoid bond loosening.


What Are Micro Rings


Micro ring hair extensions are one of the most popular methods of attachment for hair extensions. Micro rings are small metal rings that hair extensions are threaded through, along with some of your own hair. Once they have been positioned correctly the micro rings are clamped into place, securing the hair extensions to your hair. Our micro rings are lined with a fine silicone layer in order to ensure slippage is minimised. 


Due to their small size, micro rings are virtually undetectable when placed in the hair; they are also completely damage-free and can be removed or repositioned with ease. While micro ring extensions offer discretion, an even subtler choice exists: miniature micro rings. These tiny metal rings, a specialty at The Hair Alchemist, adhere to the same principle but in a smaller size. This innovation enables seamless application even on the finest hair textures, ensuring undetectable extensions with our exclusive custom-made miniature micro rings.


What Are Micro Beads


Micro bead extensions involve attaching individual strands of hair to your own hair using small metal loops. This process is best done by a skilled specialist. With precision, they loop a hair extension through a section of your natural hair and secure it with a clamp using pliers.


Micro bead hair extensions offer an alternative to sew-ins, keratin, or glue installations, providing vibrant, voluminous, and versatile hair. Unlike methods involving heat or chemicals, micro beading adds length without any hassle or potential damage, offering yet another option for enhancing your natural hair.



Each type of hair extension—MicroLinks, MicroRing, and MicroBead—offers unique benefits, including:


  • Hair Type: MicroLinks extensions offer compatibility with various hair types, while MicroRing extensions primarily use Russian and Slavic hair, and MicroBead extensions utilize Remy human hair.


  • Application Type: MicroLinks extensions are attached using small metal loops, while MicroRing extensions are secured with small metal rings. MicroBead extensions also use small metal loops for attachment.


  • Installation Time: The installation time for all three types of extensions typically ranges from 2 to 4 hours.


  • Average Cost: Costs for MicroLinks, MicroRing, and MicroBead extensions fall within a similarly high price range.


  • Lifespan: The lifespan of MicroLinks, MicroRing, and MicroBead extensions averages 3 to 6 months, depending on proper care and maintenance.


  • Maintenance: Maintenance requirements are minimal for all three types of extensions, making them convenient options for enhancing natural hair volume and length with minimal upkeep.