Nano Bead Remy Hair Extensions Review


I've always been a lover of extensions. I was a clip in fanatic in my earlier teenage years and rarely went out without them. Now I'm a bit older I can afford to try other methods of hair extensions and my favourite method so far is nano beads!



Quick Overview

Benefits:
- Bond is so tiny that you can barely see them
- You can wear your hair up
- Hair is reusable
- Feels like your own hair
- Easy to take out
- Less damaging than other hair extension methods

Downsides:
- Fiddly to put in
- Time consuming to put in
- Can sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable when they're first put in
- Some slide out more commonly than other methods 

Application 

Nano bead hair extensions use tiny beads that are threaded through your own hair, which are then clamped around the hair extension to bond with your own hair. Because the beads are so small the process can be fiddly and takes a bit of time! My hair took about 4 hours. However, I do think the time is well invested as when a whole head is completed the bonds are so tiny that they are so hidden you can wear your hair up with out having to worry. (Make sure the beads match your root colour unless you're bleach blonde all over) Previously, when I've had a weave and micro beads, the method has been obvious therefore restricting how I could style my hair. I've included a picture of my bonds so you can see what they look like. :)



This is the bonds, as you can see the beads are tiny!

Maintenance

Washing the extensions has not been a problem for me. I typically wash my hair like I would if I didn't have the extensions in, however, I do spend a bit of extra time washing the product out as I have found that it can get 'stuck' in the hair underneath, leaving you with greasy roots full of product. Blow drying these extensions is a dream compared to micro beads. Micro beads have a silicone layer within the bead that is in contact with your hair, I found when blow-drying that this layer would melt, leaving a sticky substance in the hair, almost like glue. This was a major downside for me as I had to avoid blow drying my hair at the root.
 You will need to get these extensions 'moved up' after around 6-8 weeks as the extensions will grow with your hair and the bead will end up lower down than when they was first applied. This is a quick easy process and doesn't take anywhere near as long as the first installation. Normally maintenance takes about an hour. I would recommend taking a break from extensions however as your hair will start to become damaged if you have the extensions installed for too long. I normally have mine in for about 4 months and then have a month break. I then have them put back in! The same hair can be reused which I LOVE as it cuts the cost down majorly. Nano ring hair typically lasts a year! The only downside is that these extensions tend to fall out more commonly (this is normal with extensions that few will fall out, but slightly more fall out with this method). You can save the extensions that fall out and have them put back in during maintenance.

Top left is my hair before.

Styling

I actually have no bad words to say about styling nano beads. These extensions feel like my own hair and when I wear my hair up they are pretty much undetectable. This is a big selling point for me as when I had a weave and micro beads I become continually frustrated at trying to style my hair, especially with micro beads. I couldn't even wear my hair in a low ponytail without them showing! I can style these extensions anyway I like pretty much!


20 comments :

  1. Oh my god you hair looks AMAZING Amy.. I am so jealous!!! I need these in my life, they look incredible <3 xxx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thankyou hun! I would recommend them to anyone! Xxxx

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  2. SUch a gorgeous hair! I would never be able to tell it's a extension :) xo akiko
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  3. I would love something like this, it looks amazing :) great blog ! X

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    1. You should definitely try them out, they're addictive though! Thankyou! X

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  4. great post!
    You've got a beautiful blog!
    would you love to follow each other? :)
    let me know on my blog!
    xoxo Cecilia
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  5. Wow I like it!!! nice blog! would you like to follow each other by Bloglovin?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  6. Hi there

    Your hair looks amazing!
    I am tossing up between nano beads or keratin bonded extensions, does the nano beads have a glue bond after the bead on the extension?

    Thanks!
    Emma

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    1. I've never tried keratin bonded extensions! No they don't, what you can see is the bond that keeps the hair extension hair all together, this is not bonded to your own hair at all :) Hope thats answered your question!
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  7. Amy,
    Great blog! I have had microbeads for about 6 months now and have been extremely frustrated with how the beads CONSTANTLY show, no matter what I do. I am looking at the nanobead system as an alternative. Do you use the Lusciouslox extensions, sold by the Australian distributor, or another provider? If the former, how does the Lusciouslox hair compare? I see very little on the Lusciouslox website about the quality of hair used, or even where it originates. The information focuses almost exclusively on the nanobead system. I am afraid that the hair will be subpar, but I am about at the end of my rope with these microbeads. Do you know where I can get really great quality hair? I can always send it to Lusciouslox for the company to apply the nanobeads. That's a last resort, but not out of the question. Help??!!

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    1. I had micro beads before the nano beads and I had the same problem. With nano beads they NEVER showed, even when my hair was in a high ponytail. I haven't heard of Lusciouslox so I can't comment on how they compare. I got mine from http://www.studio58hairextensions.co.uk/ and I would definitely recommend them, the hair was really good quality and could of lasted beyond how long I had them in for. Hope this helps x

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    2. I had micro beads before the nano beads and I had the same problem. With nano beads they NEVER showed, even when my hair was in a high ponytail. I haven't heard of Lusciouslox so I can't comment on how they compare. I got mine from http://www.studio58hairextensions.co.uk/ and I would definitely recommend them, the hair was really good quality and could of lasted beyond how long I had them in for. Hope this helps x

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  8. Where did you get the extensions from?x

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    1. I got them from http://www.studio58hairextensions.co.uk/ I would definitely recommend them! x

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    2. I got them from http://www.studio58hairextensions.co.uk/ I would definitely recommend them! x

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