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Everything You Need to Know About I-Tip Hair Extension for Black Hair

Last updated date Mon Oct 09 2023 By William Brown

Fashion Blog

Have you ever wanted healthy, shiny, and strong hair without compromising a healthy scalp? Hair is everything to almost everyone. Some even say that your hair is a representation of your whole being. Nobody wished to suffer from hair loss. Let's have an easy fix on how to have voluminous hair with an I-tip extension.

What Are I-Tip Hair Extensions?

I-tip hair extensions, also known as microbeads, are a type of hair extension where the tip itself is attached to hair strands. The "I-tip" refers to the small keratin-based tips at the end of each extension strand. Most I-tips are considered semi-permanent because they can stay attached to your hair for several weeks before needing to be replaced or removed altogether.

I-tip hair extensions are applied in an utterly distinctive way. The application process typically involves sectioning off small portions of your natural hair near the scalp and attaching individual I-tip extensions using the micro silicone rings to attach the extensions to the natural hair strand. This meticulous approach ensures that the extensions blend seamlessly with your own strands for a natural finish.

This kind of hair extension provides a very pleasing natural appearance, allowing your I-tip hair extensions to appear highly similar to your actual hair. As a result of the lack of heating, installing the I-tip hair extension is somehow foolproof, so you can do far less harm to your natural hair.

How Long Can I-Tip Hair Extensions Last?

How long I-tip hair extensions can last depends on their quality and materials used, along with a proper hair extension aftercare routine. But most of the time, I-tip hair extensions last for 6–9 months with the utmost care.

When it comes to the I-tips, the beads that hold them together will eventually break down because they weaken with every wash. It is important to use gentle shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for use with extensions. Brushing should be done carefully using a wide-toothed comb or a special extension brush to prevent tangles or damage.

To avoid unwanted experiences, you may have your I-tip hair extensions maintained once in a while. Look for your professional hairstylist and have your beads retouched or tightened if needed to avoid them slipping off your hair in the middle of what you're doing.

With proper care, I-tip hair extensions can last several months before needing reapplication or removal by a professional stylist. This durability makes them an excellent investment for those seeking long-term transformations without compromising on quality.

How Much Do I-Tip Hair Extensions And Installation Cost?

This type of hair extension is not that cheap, and it must be regarded as a long-term commitment. Rates might vary depending on the thickness and length of the hair, although bundled black hair begins at $90. Crucial points to bear in mind are that naturally curly-textured hair is more expensive than black hair.

In this case, you should anticipate spending $5–$10 more for each bundle if you lengthen your hair far beyond the standard 12–14-inch range. The regular bundle consists of fifty pieces. For a full-on hair extension, you need approximately 250 pieces.

This would cost you an additional $300–$450 for the placement of hair extensions, according to whether your hairdresser rates by the bundle or by the piece.

Further financial consideration will be whether or not you will require or desire to get your hair colored. Typically, this adds an extra $35 to the cost of each bundle. For black hair, the rate is as-is.

Check out our video to choose your new hairstyle:

Benefits Of I-Tip Hair Extension

1. Your natural hair won't get damaged

There are women whose biggest insecurities are their hair. That's why they do everything they can to take good care of their natural hair. Most women do things to protect their natural hair and keep it bouncy and looking great by having their hair done and wearing hair extensions. Which is normal. Everyone wants to be beautiful and feel beautiful.

I-Tip is one of the most preferred hair extensions for black and other natural-colored hair. Unlike many other hair extensions, I-tip does not damage the natural hair. No adhesive, glue, or heat is necessary for installing the I-tip, plus the microbeads are so tiny that they won't even add weight to your head.

Whether you have black hair or not, the good thing about I-Tip hair extension is that they won't damage your hair or scalp, so it's safe to say that every dollar is worth it. But keep in mind that in order to have a 100% secure and safe installation of I-Tip hair extensions, have your favorite or trusted hairstylist do it for you.

When using I-tips, it's indeed okay to combine them with some other kind of hair extension, including sew-ins and microlinks. This is an excellent idea if you love to mix and match hairstyles to have more diversity in your appearance.

2. You can have it reused

Since the I-tip hair extension can last longer with the utmost care, you don't have to buy another bundle or set of hair extensions if you ever decide to have them again. You can use your old I-tip hair, so that way you can save more while having a hair extension.

I-Tip is the only technology that allows you to reuse specific hair extensions. Comparing the one-time adhesive technique implies a significant gain on your part and your bank account.

Do you want to know the pros and cons of installing I-tips hair extensions in your hair? Or maybe you're still undecided about what kind of hair extension you want to have. Here's an article that will help you decide and answer all your questions about I-tip hair extensions.

3. Perfect for a wide variety of hairstyles

With I-tip hair extensions, you can customize your hair in any way you like, anytime and anywhere.

Since they are installed discreetly, they blend effectively with your natural locks. You can curl them with a curling iron or use different styling tools to achieve gorgeous hairstyles.

4. Quick removal

Detaching them from your natural locks is an incredibly easy and uncomplicated process. 

All you need to do is locate the small beads and press on them with pliers. Once the beads open up, the I-shaped tip will slide down quickly.

>>> Read more: Guide To I-Tip Hair Extensions Pros And Cons For Your Hair <<<


Choosing what hair extension to use for your hair is confusing, especially if you don't know the kinds of hair extensions available. We hope that you've gotten to know how I-tip can do wonders for your hair with this article.


William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.


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