The Best Quality Hair Extensions in NYC

At Gabriel Garay Hair various extensions methods and brands are used—customized to the needs and affordability of the client.

Great Lengths bonded extensions

Great Lengths developed and patented the first pre-tipped, synthesized keratin bond polymer.  Because of this ground breaking technology, many extension companies now claim a “keratin bond” as their form of attachment. Any form of keratin can be combined with any type of polymer to qualify as a “keratin bond,” regardless if it makes any functional difference in the bond itself. Unfortunately “keratin bond” has become more a marketing term than a functional benefit. The GL Synthesized Keratin Bond molecular structure is specifically designed to mimic the molecular structure of human hair.

The result gives the GL bond functionality that is not available in any other hair bonding compound in the marketplace. The GL bond has the ability to expand and contract mimicking the human hair it’s bonded to. For example, when hair gets wet, the hair shaft expands. When it dries, it contracts. Bonds that do not possess such function will soon begin to shed the extensions and ultimately slide off the client’s natural hair completely because the bond is being stretched with no capacity to contract each time the client’s natural hair expands and contracts. This is a Great Lengths exclusive feature.

HotHeads tape in extensions

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They look and feel natural!  HotHeads tape-in extensions resemble your own natural hair, and there is proof. Customers who've been wearing extensions for years have friends and colleagues who don't believe them when they’re told. When the tape is placed on the hair, it’s so comfortable that most customers often forget that they even have extensions until they put it up into a new, thick and voluptuous ponytail. Keeping in mind that all of us have different types of hair, matching density, thickness, texture and color of hair extensions with your own hair is essential in creating a natural looking, full head of hair. This is the reason why our extension specialists recommend professional application.

 

When looking for extensions, whether you’re looking to enhance volume, length or texture, always opt for 100 percent human hair, either European virgin or Remy. This is crucial because natural hair has the hair cuticle intact and laying in the same direction, meaning the extensions act just like your natural hair would.

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Applying a full head of tape in extensions usually takes no longer than two hours - the average time for any type of hair service. The extension hair is bonded to highly resilient hair tape. After removing the protective layer of the tapes which reveals the adhesive, a section of your hair is placed in between them.

 

When it comes to removal of tape in extensions, the process is even quicker than applying them. The bond tape is soaked in a safe and special formulated solution which loosens the adhesive making the extension strip slip right off. The solution is then removed from your natural hair with a few simple shampoos. As hair grows, the extension bonds grow further away from the root which make it more likely to twist and tangle. It is because of this that it is recommended to remove and reapply extensions every eight to ten weeks.

They're easy to care for.  Washing, blow-drying, flat ironing, curling, braiding—you can do that AND MORE to your new extensions, just like you would with your natural hair. Just like natural hair, extensions are most fragile when wet. Before combing your hair, it is easier to detangle it by blowdrying the roots and bonds. This prevents tugging on the new bonds of hair.  While sleeping it is best to put hair in a loose braid - it not only prevents tangling but also results in beautiful and simple waves. Many customers also say that extension hair usually holds hairstyles better than their natural hair.

 They don't cause damage.  We’ve all heard of many stories of celebrities or people who end up with breakage and hair loss due to extensions. However, if applied correctly and treated with care, tape-in extensions do not threaten the overall health of your natural hair. Some people say that when trying to grow out their natural hair, tape-in hair extensions help with the process without causing damage. As the natural hair grows, the tape-in extensions do nothing but grow with the hair they are attached to causing little to no damage. The only warning we have is that extensions are addicting! Our customers love being able to switch from a short bob to long, red-carpet-worthy waves.

DreamCatchers micro link extensions

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The secret is in the tip

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Our hair quality is so amazing, you definitely wouldn’t want to just throw it away after a few months. At DreamCatchers we have come up with a tipping system (exclusive to DreamCatchers) that is made of a polyurethane (rubberized material) that doesn’t damage the extensions, or your hair.

This allows you to re-use the same extensions month after month (in some cases 2 years or more).