5 Things to Know About Keratin Tip Extensions

Posted: July 1, 2024 By:

If you’re craving long, luscious locks but don’t want to wait for your hair to grow out, extensions are the way to go. However, not all extensions are created equal, and some will fit in more seamlessly with your hair than others. If you’re looking for one of the best hair extension options on the market today, consider keratin tips. 

At Tabula Rasa Salon in Charleston, SC, our expert stylists can make your dream look a reality. So, if you’re ready for your new look, or need any kind of hair help, book an appointment with us today!

What Are Keratin Tips?

Keratin tip extensions, or K-tips, are individual hair extensions that are fused to the hair using keratin material and heat. K-tips are known for looking especially natural and seamless when compared to other extension types. 

5 Must-Know Facts About K-Tips

Are you considering getting K-tips? Before you book your appointment, take a look at these helpful tips (no pun intended) about keratin tip extensions from our team at Tabula Rasa.

1. Each K-Tip Is Installed Individually

Unlike some other extension types, K-tips are individual extensions that are carefully installed one by one. Though this means that the finished product will look more natural than other extension pieces, it also means you should expect your appointment to last a few hours. 

2. You Won’t Feel (or See) Your K-Tips

The keratin bond that fuses each K-tip extension to your hair is very strong yet small and nearly invisible to the naked eye. You shouldn’t be able to feel your K-tips once you get them installed, even when placing your head on a pillow. Also, no one will be able to see the seams when you flip your hair or tie it up. 

3. K-Tips Won’t Damage Hair When Used Correctly

One of the biggest concerns with hair extensions is the possibility of damage to the hair. K-tips are bonded to the hair shaft using keratin, which is a protein already found naturally in hair. This means that as long as you get your K-tips installed correctly and removed at an appropriate time, they won’t damage your hair.

If the keratin product is left to build up for too long, it can cause a heavy feeling in the hair as well as potential hair damage. Taking breaks between K-tip installations is recommended to avoid too much strain on the roots. 

4. K-Tips Can Last up to 3 Months

Keratin tip extensions usually last between 12 and 14 weeks, which is a roughly 3-month maximum. Of course, the lasting power of your K-tips mostly depends on how well they were installed and how consistent you are with your hair care. 

When you install your K-tips with a hair specialist, you’ll only have to worry about doing your part — the installation will be all taken care of.

5. You Can Rock Any Hairstyle With K-Tips 

Whether you want to wear your hair long and loose or up in a bun or ponytail, you won’t have to worry about the bottoms of your extensions showing with K-tips. 

Schedule Your Next Appointment With Tabula Rasa

Are you ready to learn more about K-tips and other types of hair extensions? Book your visit to Tabula Rasa today.