Why Are My Nano Rings Falling Out?
by ABBEY WILSON / MAY 24, 2022
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Nano Ring Hair Extensions are one of the newest and most discreet extension methods around today. Due to their minuscule size and gentle application, they are virtually invisible in even the finest of hair; however like everything, they do have one small disadvantage. Because of the tiny nanobeads and delicate application, they are slightly less secure than other methods, hence why they are also the least damaging. The good news is you can reduce the amount of slippage and fallout by following the correct aftercare. Read on to find out what causes them to slip and how to stop it!
What are Nano Ring Hair Extensions?
Nano Ring Hair Extensions are the smallest and most discreet method of ring/bead extensions. The accurate name for the hair is actually “Nano Tip Hair Extension” but most people recognize them as Nano Rings which is why ours are named like this. They consist of a small pre-bonded individual strand of hair with a tiny metal tip at the top which fits snugly into a 2-2.5mm silicone lined nano bead.
Below we have listed all the possible reasons why your Nano Rings may be slipping or falling out and how to avoid it in the future.
Why do Nano Rings fall out?
Conditioners and Hair Masks are an absolute necessity to ensure healthy and shiny hair extensions; however, if used incorrectly they can interfere with the keratin bonds and cause issues. When applying conditioner to the hair you should avoid the root area and the bonds of your extensions, stick to the mid-lengths and ends. If the conditioner comes into contact with the Nano Beads it can lubricate them causing the hair to slide out of the rings.
It is essential when wearing any permanent hair extensions to use the correct hair brush and tools. We recommend our Cliphair Detangling Brush which is specially tailored to be suitable for use with hair extensions. Brushes that have very fine teeth or bobbles on the ends of the bristles, like paddle brushes, can snag on the seams or rings and pull the extensions out. A hair extension brush for nano rings will have plastic spikes that glide over the attachments rather than catching inside the knots; they are far less damaging.
The amount of hair that is put into the Nano Bead can have a big effect on them slipping out. If too much hair is put into the bead it will not be as secure and will eventually slip out as the bead cannot hold that weight. At the same time, you need to make sure there is enough hair in the bead or the ring will not be full enough to hold tight against the hair. This is why it is super important to have any professional extensions applied by a qualified extensionist as they are trained to know exactly how much hair needs to go into each ring size. By having your hair applied professionally you will also ensure there is no damage to your natural hair.
Wrong Hair Products
As with all human hair extensions, you need to use specialized products that are sulfate and alcohol-free. Sulfates and Alcohol in hair products can be damaging to extensions even if they are made from human hair. These ingredients are cleansers that will strip away natural oils and residue from the hair, they can also degrade the keratin that your bonds are made from over time causing them to break or crack.
Wrong Hair Type
Unfortunately, if you have a very greasy or oily hair type Nano Ring Extensions aren't suitable for you. Just like with conditioner, the natural oils will add too much lubricant to the delicate rings and eventually cause the hair to slip out. You can still use hair extensions though but we would advise Clip-Ins as they do not stay in the hair permanently.
How many nano rings should fall out in between applications?
Like with all Micro rings extensions you can expect to lose up to 12-15 individual strands between applications. This is a normal amount of loss and nothing to be concerned about, with Nano bonds you can sometimes even expect to lose more.
Can you dye your hair with nano ring extensions?
It is not advised to dye your hair when you have any form of hair extensions attached as it will degrade the attachments. Another risk is that the residue can gather inside the rings and cause irritation or infection on the scalp if not properly removed.
How to sleep with nano ring hair extensions?
We advise to loosely braid or wear a low ponytail to bed with hair extensions. This stops the hair from matting and knotting when you move around in your sleep. It also leaves you with lovely, beachy-looking waves when the braids are untied.