Nano Bonds VS Nano Ring Hair Extensions: Pros and Cons




    Choosing or switching hair extensions for the first time can be a little daunting, especially if you’re not quite sure where to start. Nano Bonds and Nano Ring Hair extensions are a stunning solution to enhancing your look in a subtle and natural way, but which one is best for you? Similar in style, it’s sometimes hard to choose between the two.

    That's why we’ll be breaking down all of the pros and cons of Cliphair’s discreet, lightweight Nano Bond and Nano Ring Extensions in this step-by-step guide to ensure your new locks will be turning heads all year round!

    What are Nano Bond Hair Extensions?

    Nano bond hair extension application method

    Nano Bond Hair Extensions are a professional hair extension type which uses the most miniscule attachment system available on the hair market right now. Nano Bonds are twice as small as Micro Ring Extensions, meaning they provide double the discretion. Each tip of hair has an ultra-small bond fused with keratin designed to attach the extensions to small sections of your natural hair. Unlike metal Nano Rings, Nano Bonds are topped with a transparent, flexible silicone tip, each strand will grip to your own hair much more efficiently. Lightweight, discreet, and comfortable, these game-changing extensions will be able to blend into your own hair seamlessly. Highly versatile and adaptable, Nano Bond extensions can transform even the shortest of haircuts into a glossy, mermaid-style mane.

    How are Nano Bonds applied?

    Nano bonds are one of the most popular options for permanent hair extensions in the UK. Made from the finest cuticles of 100% Remy human hair, Nano Bonds are gently applied by a technician or hair extension specialist.

    Each silicone-tipped bond is meticulously attached to root via a miniature nano bead. Nano Bonds are ideal for those looking for a full hairline from front to back, all with little-to-no shedding, whilst creating that extra volume. No use of glue or heat during the application also means a far less harmful process, guaranteeing you extra silky, smooth tresses.

    Applying all nano extensions can take anywhere from 2 to 4.5 hours depending on your desired look, so bear in mind that it’s a delicate, intricate process – however, it’s always worth the wait!

    Pros and cons of Nano Bond Extensions

    Like all hair extensions and haircare products, there are always advantages and disadvantages. Nano Bonds offer many benefits, including a natural-looking finish, an overall lightweight feel and minimal damage to your hair. So, how long do Nano Bonds last? Typically, they last anywhere between 8-10 weeks before you will need to attend your first re-fitting appointment.

    They’re also super easy to remove! The bonds can be removed and replaced with ease by simply squeezing the bead open with a pair of pliers, causing the hair extensions to instantly slide out. For the best results, we suggest all application and removal to be performed by a trained technician or hair extension specialist.

    We know how important beauty sleep can be, which is why it’s a relief you can sleep with any form of nano extensions in. Keep your hair altogether by braiding it into a loose ponytail before bed, and you’ll be able to prevent any knotting or matting.

    Other than a time-consuming process, the only real con is, unfortunately, they’re not always suitable for everyone! Nano bonds are not the most supportive for thicker, heavier hair textures, and are more targeted towards those with thin or fine hair.

    What are Nano Ring Hair Extensions?

    Nano ring hair extensions application method

    Much like Nano Bonds, Nano Ring hair extensions have what is known as ‘nano tips’, meaning each individual piece of hair has a tiny metal loop designed to be attached to your own hair as an extension. Virtually undetectable in even the finest of hair, you’ll be unable to tell where your extensions begin and your natural hair ends! If you’re on the hunt for a fresh and exciting way to add length and volume to your hair, then look no further than Nano Ring technology.

    How are Nano Rings applied?

    Nano Rings are applied in the exact same way as Nano Bonds. The natural hair is threaded through a tiny colour-coded Nano Bead, the Nano Ring extension is then inserted inside and clamped into place. Just like Nano Bonds, they also use zero glue and zero heat in the application process, which means they are much kinder to your natural hair and are far less likely to cause any damage, even when dealing with the finest of hair.

    Applied as close to the hairline as possible, all your technician will need is the Nano Tip hair itself, the rings, a pair of pliers, a threading tool and a handful of sectioning clips. Applied by a trained professional, they will carefully attach the individual strands to small sections of your own hair and secure them tightly with a metal nano ring.

    Pros and cons of Nano Ring Extensions

    Nano Rings also have their pros and cons and are similar to bonds in the sense that they both require regular attention and a little bit of TLC here and there. Luckily, like Nano Bonds, Nano Rings have a lifespan of anywhere from around 6-12 months with check-in appointments every 8-10 weeks. They also cannot cause any major or permanent damage to the hair due to the lack of harsh chemicals used during the application. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy anything from Hollywood waves to cascading, Rapunzel-style tresses, to a chic, choppy bob without the hassle or stress of damaged hair looming over you.

    Less secure than Nano Bonds, Nano Rings are prone to occasional slippage. The rings tend to slip or even become lost between hair maintenance appointments – but fear not! This is perfectly normal and to be expected, particularly if they have been fitted to excessively oily or naturally soft hair. To tame any wild strands, you can rely on Cliphair’s hair extension brush for nano rings. Causing zero breakage, it is specifically designed for all forms of hair extensions, our Detangling Hairbrush is a must-have for combing through wet hair post-shower or wash but is also safe for detangling dry hair. This way, you’ll be able to have control of any rings going amiss.

    Can you reuse Nano Ring Hair Extensions?

    Yes, absolutely! Our Remy Royale nano hair extensions have a lifespan of 6 to 12 months. Both forms of extensions can be used and reused multiple times, providing they’re properly taken care of. For long-lasting, healthy-looking extensions, proper maintenance is key. Your hair will still be authentically you, just with a little extra ‘oomph’.

    What do we recommend?

    Nano hair extensions are a great choice, no matter which version you decide to go for. Both options are perfect for thin and fine hair and are virtually invisible. You’ll be putting on the ultimate magic trick by making any sign of extensions disappear!

    Still not convinced? If you’re someone who is fairly active, on the go a lot, or simply prefer sleek buns or tight updos, Cliphair recommends using Nano Bonds as they are proven to be extremely secure, particularly if you’re on the move. However, if you don’t tend to wear your hair in tighter hairstyles, then Nano Rings are just as effective when it comes to keeping your extensions in place. It all depends on your requirements and needs.

    Over to you

    Now you’re up to speed with all the pros and cons, you can browse our gorgeous collection of Nano Extensions, with up to 13 unique shades to indulge in. All of our hair extensions, including Nano Bonds and Nano Rings, are made from 100% Remy human hair. From Jet Black to Dark Auburn, or whatever colour you decide, you’ll be making the right choice with Cliphair.

    If you’re in need of any further advice on all-things hair, check out our blog for the ultimate haircare bible, or be sure to speak to a member of the Cliphair team. Whether it’s a tricky Colour Match or simply a helping hand when choosing a new style, our team of experts are here to listen. We’re only a few clicks away!

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